Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Main Newsletter Thursday 11 November 2013

Happy Birthday this week Wilson Aduntow, Katie Alcock, Greg Cackett, Alfie Castang, Max Castang, Woody Castang, Nathan Davies, Hannah Dickson, Sam Griffiths, Tony Packham, Saam Kyu Smart, Matthew Webster, Anthony Whiteman, Nadia Williams

For the remaining newsletter information and results

LOST PROPERTY Found at Stevenage a pair of wellington boots, a red puffer jacket (Tommy Hilfiger) and 2 umbrellas. Also at Mansfield a cold gear top (Under Armour) and a pair of child’s grey socks. If you are the owner please contact Bryan Smith at 

NORTH LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS AND NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – We have just received the start times for the 23 November fixture, please see upcoming fixtures. 

LONDON CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Take place this Saturday at Parliament Hill, Hampstead, nearest station I Gospel Oak, Start times 13.15pm Junior/Senior Women, 14.00pm Junior/Senior Men. Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager Simon Keene. 

LONDON YOUTH GAMES – Take place before the London Cross Championships in which we will have many runners representing their Boroughs. 

ALLAN SMITH RECEIVES SCOTTISH AWARDS – ALLAN received two prestigious sporting accolades at the Commonwealth Games Scotland dinner held in Glasgow on Saturday 9 November. Firstly, he received a Scottish Sports Aid Merit Award for 2013 due to his outstanding results and performances during the year.

Note: the committee only presents five awards annually to the most meritorious individuals from 40 sports supported by this charity. All original nominations must come via the respective national sporting bodies.

Lastly, he was presented with the main award of the Junior Sportsperson of the Year. Previous athletics recipients of this award have included Sandra Whittaker, Tom McKean and Ian Mackie who all went onto the World Championships and Olympics. Photograph attached of Allan with his awards.

UKA FUTURES PROGRAMME ATHLETES FOR 2013/2014The Futures Programme which underpins the World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) was created five years ago to provide more targeted support for young athletes and their coaches. It focuses on the athletes who UK Athletics believes demonstrate the potential to ultimately achieve future success at the IAAF World Championships or Olympic Games, have the potential to be selected to the WCPP within two years and are typically in the 17- 20 age range, but with flexibility towards athletes who are deemed an exceptional case for support.

Three of SBH talented Juniors have been added to the programme, congratulations to SABRINA BAKARE (JANE DIXON), KYLE LANGFORD (GEORGE HARRISON) and NICK PERCY (JOHN HILLIER).

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS AND NORTH LONDON NETWORK, INDOOR TRAINING AT ALLIANZ PARK – The Network have agreed to promote a 10 week training camp at Allianz Park to improve the skills and knowledge of Network coaches and their athletes in Pole Vault, High Jump, Triple Jump and Long Jump. The camp will run from WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER to WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER inclusive. Following feedback from the athletes and coaches after the first 3 weeks of the scheme, we have decided to modify the arrangements as follows.

The weekly session will start at 19.00 and end at 21.00 (warm up starts at 18.30). The cost to athletes to attend per session will be £3 per head for young athletes (U20) and students and £5 per head for seniors to include entry into the facilities.

LEE MCCONNELL HAD A BABY BOY Congratulations to Lee and Craig who last week had a son, Ethan. Lee hopes to return to training as soon as possible in an effort to make the Commonwealth Games team for Scotland.

ACTIVE TRAINING WORLD METROPOLITAN LEAGUE (CROSS COUNTRY) MATCH 2Took place last Saturday 9 November at Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage. We had rain on and off, with the temperature hovering around 7 Celsius. The course was soft throughout.

The overall results from all our teams were excellent, with Team wins from our Under 13 Girls, Under 13 Boys and Senior Women. Also the Under 15/17 Women finished 3rd, Senior Men finished 5th and the Under 15/17 Men finished 6th.

There were Individual wins from JAMIE HARPER U13 and RACHEL FELTON Senior Women, remaining top ten finishes came from GERRY O’BRIEN U13 4th, NATHAN FERNANDES U13 7th, MIA GROOM U13 4th, SCARLETT KENT U13 7th, NATALIE CONNOR U17 3rd, LIANNE LANGFORD U15 4th, GLEN WATTS Senior Men 3rd, LIAM DEE U20 10th and MELISSA COURTNEY U23 6th.

Congratulations to the following SBH Cross Country Club Champions, LIAM DEE (Junior), GLEN WATTS (5 Miles Senior) and ORLANDO EDWARDS (Masters).

Following the final race SIMON KEENE presented RUSSELL DEVITT with an engraved tankard, complete with Shaftesbury crest, commemorating his 100th Senior race. 

Under 13 BoysJAMIE HARPER 1st (10.58), GERRY O’BRIEN 4th (11.12), NATHAN FERNANDES 7th (11.22), FREDDIE SHIRET 21st (12.08), ALFIE CASTANG 24th (12.21), FRANKIE FOX 31st (12.42), MAX CASTANG 37th (13.00), MURRAY WILSON 41st (13.40), JAMES TOON 45th (14.24), Team Result 1st SBH 169 points, 2nd Herts Phoenix 146, 3rd Enfield & Haringey 145. Team positions after 2 races 1st SBH 365 points, 2nd Herts Phoenix 331, 3rd Enfield & Haringey 304. 50 runners finished 

Under 13 GirlsMIA GROOM 4th (12.25), SCARLETT KENT 7th (12.59), LIDIA KYRIACOU 12th (13.29), GEMMA HARPER 15th (13.38), KAYLA MICHEL 21st (13.57), Team Result 1st SBH 158 points, 2nd Thames Valley Harriers 138, 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex and Hillingdon 114. Team positions after 2 races 1st SBH 284 points, 2nd Thames Valley Harriers 231, 3rd Hillingdon 212. The winner was Charlotte Buckley of Thames Valley Harriers (11.48). 48 runners finished.

Under 15 Boys/Under 17 MenKHALID-ALI AHMED U17 11th (7th U17 13.35), JOSH CLIFFORD U17 14th (9th U17 13.51), ELLIOT DEE U15 23rd (9thd U15 14.18), HAMZA KADIR U15 44th (23rd U15 15.05), RUFUS KENT U15 45th (24th U15 15.06), Team Result 1st Highgate Harriers 259 points, 2nd Herts Phoenix 255, 3rd Thames Valley Harriers 254, 6th SBH 224. Team positions after 2 races 1st Highgate Harriers 549 points, 2nd Thames Valley Harriers 506, 3rd Herts Phoenix 475, 4th SBH 472. The winner was Canaan Solomon of Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (12.51), 78 runners finished.

Under 15 Girls/Under 17 WomenNATALIE CONNOR U17 3rd (2nd U17 15.24), LIANNE LANGFORD U15 4th (2nd U15 15.24), GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U15 13th (5th U15 15.53), Team Result 1st Herts Phoenix 129 points, 2nd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 114, 3rd SBH 107. Team positions after 2 races 1st Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 305 points, 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 261, 3rd Herts Phoenix 253, 5th SBH 216. The winner was Isabella Hoy of Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (14.56), 42 runners finished 

Senior MenGLEN WATTS 3rd (25.44), LIAM DEE U20 10th (1st U20 26.14), WILL RYLE-HODGES U23 25th (27.01), PHILLIP CROUT U20 27th (2nd U20 27.06), ORLANDO EDWARDS V35 41st (27.27), BEN ROCHFORD U20 46th (3rd U20 27.34), NEIL GAMESTER 71st (28.24), DALTON MCGUIGAN U20 78th (8th U20 28.40), RICHARD WILLIAMS 88th (28.58), RORY MUDD U20 89th (11th U20 28.59), JAMES SOTHCOTT U20 128th (18th U20 29.58), JOSEPH REDWOOD U20 160th (20th U20 30.49), ZAC RANDALL 194th (31.52), KEVIN WALDEN 213th (32.23), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 299th (35.32), TIM PARKIN V35 339th (37.50), JOHN KELLY V55 309th (40.13), RUSSELL DEVITT V60 375th (40.48). Team Result Division 1 – 1st Highgate Harriers 1098 points, 2nd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 977, 3rd Newham & Essex Beagles 970, 5th SBH 938. Team positions after 2 races 1st Highgate Harriers 2206 points, 2nd Serpentine 1978, 3rd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 1880, 4th SBH 1768. Division 3 – 1st Enfield & Haringey 1006 points, 2nd London Heathside “C” 889, 3rd Hillingdon “B” 878, 6th SBH “B” 535. Team positions after 2 races 1st Enfield & Haringey 1944 points, 2nd Hillingdon “B” 1719, 3rd London Heathside “C” 1656, 10th SBH “B” 640. Veterans Division 2 – 1st Barnet & District 209 points, 2nd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 176, 3rd Thames Valley Harriers 146, 8th SBH 74.Team positions after 2 races 1st Barnet & District 393 points, 2nd London Frontrunners 273, 3rd Thames Valley Harriers 266, 9th SBH 149. 400 runners finished

Senior WomenRACHEL FELTON 1st (20.46), MELISSA COURTNEY U23 6th (22.12), SARAH WILLIAMS 12th (22.46), REBEKAH GARDINER 13th (22.46), MARGARET COOPER V45 33rd (23.55), ELEANOR HUNT U20 35th (3rd U20 24.06), VICTORIA DAWES V35 36th (24.10), LUCY SHORT 47th (24.54), Team Result Division 11st SBH 371 points, 2nd Highgate Harriers 364, 3rd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 339. Team positions after 2 races 1st Serpentine 676 points, 2nd Highgate Harriers 673, 3rd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 618, 5th SBH 530. Division 3 – 1st Herts Phoenix 107 points, 2nd Run Dem Crew 106, 3rd SBH “B” 65. Team positions after 2 races 1st Herts Phoenix 179 points, 2nd Run Dem Crew 151, 3rd Enfield & Haringey “B” 119, 7th SBH “B” 65. Veterans Division 2 – 1st Metropolitan Police 65 points, 2nd Serpentine “C” 48, 3rd SBH 45. Team positions after 2 races 1st Metropolitan Police 98 points, 2nd Barnet & District 79, 3rd Serpentine “C” 73, 4th SBH 62. 165 runners finished

In the Men’s Junior Cash Prizes it was a clean sweep for us, LIAM DEE was awarded £55 for first place, PHILLIP CROUT picked up second place £30 and BEN ROCHFORD received £15 for third place. ELEANOR HUNT was awarded £15 for finishing third Junior Woman.

The Men’s Senior Cash Prize League is led by Shaun Dixon of Highgate Harriers with 793 points, GLEN WATTS is in 2nd place with 792 points. ORLANDO EDWARDS V35 is in 12th place with 748 points and BEN ROCHFORD U20 is in 19th place with 732 points. RICHARD GOODMAN who missed this race has 400 points, and needs to run the final 3 races to have the opportunity of finishing in the top ten.

The Women’s Senior Cash Prize League is led by RACHEL FELTON who now has 299 points, MARGARET COOPER V45 is in 14th place with 256 points and LUCY SHORT is in 22nd place with 227 points.

In the HOWARD WILLIAMS TROPHY we have improved our position in both categories. The Senior Trophy (Men & Women) is led by Highgate Harriers with 39 points (2 wins), 2nd Serpentine 39 points (1 win), 3rd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 36 points (0 wins) and we have moved up to 4th with 33 points (1 win). The Junior Trophy (U13, U15 & U17 Men & Women) we have now taken up the top spot with 57 points (3 wins), equal 2nd are Herts Phoenix and Thames Valley Harriers with 54 points (1 Win).

CROSS COUNTRY POINTS TABLES – Please note that this year the North of the Thames have not included an Under 15 Boys and Girls race. As this fixture was one of the six races that counted towards the point’s championship, Tony Smith and I agreed that the three races for the Under 15 Boys and Girls before the Southern Championships will be the first three North West London League races.

UPDATE ON CROSS COUNTRY POINTS POSITIONS – Following Saturday’s certain age-groups have completed 2 races, and those positions are as follows. Under 17 Women 1st EMMA DWAN & NATALIE CONNER 8 points, 3rd CHLOE GOODSON 7 points. Junior Women 1st ELEANOR HUNT 8 points. Senior Women 1st RACHEL FELTON 16 points, 2nd LUCY SHORT 11 points, 3rd MELISSA COURTNEY 7 points. Master Women 35-39 1st VICTORIA DAWES 8 points. Master Women 40-49 1st MARGERET COOPER 16 points. Junior Men 1st BEN ROCHFORD 14 points, 2nd DALTON MCGUIGAN 10 points, 3rd LIAM DEE 8 points. Senior Men 1st GLEN WATTS 22 points, 2nd KEVIN WALDEN 15 points, 3rd RICHARD GOODMAN 12 points. Master Men 35-39 1st ORLANDO EDWARDS 16 points, 2nd TIM PARKIN 14 points. Master Men 40-49 1st ANDREW MILLETT 8 points. Master Men 50-59 1st PHILIP CUNNINGHAM 16 points, 2nd RAY POWELL and JOHN KELLY 7 points. Master Men 60-69 1st RUSSELL DEVITT 16 points 

MEN AND WOMEN’S BEST PERFORMANCE AWARDS FOR 2013 Following the recent SBH Council Meeting the awards for 2013 were agreed. Congratulations to the many winners, and as always the initial short list took many weeks to finalize. Athlete of the Year went to MARILYN OKORO and SEB RODGER, the best performance track awards, plus the Boys 2012/2013 cross country trophies will be given out at the AGM on Thursday 28 November at Allianz Park. Both lists are attached.

CALLING ALL UNDER 13 AND 15 HERTFORDSHIRE ATHLETES – Hertfordshire will be entering teams in the Regional Sportshall Championships on the 2 February 2014, which are taking place at the Hertfordshire Sports Village, Hertfordshire University.  These are U13 and U15 teams (age groups like cross country – as athletes were in the summer). Please note this is an Indoor event.

The trials for the Hertfordshire Sportshall Team will take place at the Gosling Sportshall on the following dates, Sunday 8 December 1.30pm to 3.30pm, and Sunday 15 December 11.00am to 1.00pm.

Those selected will be expected to attend the team practice on Saturday 25 January 1.30pm to 3.30pm, this is also the day of the Southern Cross Country Championships.

Please can you circulate this information to all interested athletes and coaches so that Hertfordshire have the strongest teams possible in each age group. It would be nice to reach the national final in April.

If you are interested please contact Marie Heald at

HURDLES MASTER CLASS – Is being held at the Willesden Sports Centre, Donnington Lane, NW10 3QX on Saturday 30 November from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Olympian TONY JARRETT hosts a free coaching day for budding hurdlers aged 11-18 in London Schools. To book your place contact ANDRE FERNANDEZ at – 07718 394764, or EMMA CRANSTON at – 07956 715052. 

RESULTS – I endeavor to publish as many results as possible, as my main source is the power of 10 website. Unfortunately all races do not make the PO10. Therefore feel free to e-mail me the race, date and result if you have it, if not the result there is a good chance I can find it on Google.


Saturday 23 November – North London Championships – Changing is at Hillingdon AC Clubhouse, 206 Bury Street, Ruislip HA4 7TJ. The course is in Mad Bess Woods which is 10-15 minutes’ walk from the clubhouse, and this is where the numbers will be given out. Start time for Junior/Senior Men’s and Women’s race is 2.00pm.Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager Simon Keene. 

Saturday 23 November – North West London League Match 2 – Changing is at Hillingdon AC Clubhouse, 206 Bury Street, Ruislip HA4 7TJ. The course is in Mad Bess Woods which is 10-15 minutes’ walk from the clubhouse, and this is where the numbers will be given out. Start times are 12.00noon Under 11 Girls (1200m), 12.10pm Approximately Under 11 Boys and Under 13 Girls (2000m), 12.25pm Approximately Under 13 Boys and Under 15 Girls (3000m), 12.45pm Approximately Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Women (4000m), 1.10pm Approximately Under 17 Men (4700m). Tony Smith will be giving the numbers out at the start area. Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. 

Thursday 28 November – Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Annual General Meeting – Being held in the Restaurant at Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon NW4 1RL The meeting starts at 19.30pm followed at 20.00pm with the presentation of 2012/2013 Cross Country and 2013 Track and Field awards.

Saturday 7 December – Fraternity/Sorority Cups – Being held in Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex EN4 0PS. The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line). The race starts at 2.30pm for Junior, Senor and Veteran Men/Women. Numbers will be given out close to the start area. Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. 

Saturday 7 December – North West London League Match 3 – Being held in Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex EN4 0PS. The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line). Start times to be confirmed. Numbers will be given out close to the start area. Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. 

Saturday 14 December – SEAA Masters and Inter Counties – Shuttleworth Park, Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP. Start times Southern Masters 11.00am Men 50 and over (10km), 11.43am Women 40 plus, 50 plus, 60 plus and Men 70 plus (6km), 2.10pm Men 40 plus (10km). Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager. Start times Inter Counties 11.04am U13 Girls (3km), 11.20am U13 Boys (3km), 11.40am U15 Girls (4km), 12.25pm U15 Boys (4km), 12.50pm U17 Men (5km), 1.15pm U17 Women (5km) and U20 Women (6km), 1.40pm U23 and Senior Women (6km). Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective County Team Manager. 

Saturday 21 December – Active Training World Metropolitan League Match 3 – Alexandra Palace which is accessible by road from junction of Park Road, Priory Road and Muswell Hill (western end). Getting there: W3 bus runs through Palace grounds. W7 runs past western end. BR to Alexandra Palace on Kings Cross line, or Piccadilly Line to Wood Green, then W3. Parking: Paddock Car Park from western end – park adjoins start area. Directions by road: A406 North Circular – exit at B550 Colney Hatch Lane, then onwards to Muswell Hill. The course itself: Again pretty flat! Start and Finish on a grass field, the rest is undulating, with a very steep climb/descent in parkland. You will definitely need spikes!

Start times 1.15pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.20pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.35pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.40pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km). Please go to Active Training World Metropolitan League web site for information on course maps, directions etc and will be available 2 weeks prior to the race.

Thursday 26 December – Boxing Day Bonanza – Takes place at Allianz Park and Starts at 11.00am. £1 entry fee, there will be prizes, raffle and refreshments, and why not come in fancy dress, and in Ray Powell’s case come as normal.


The Cross Internacional De Soria took place in Soria, Spain on 10 November

Under 20 MenMICHAEL CALLEGARI U20 6th (19.25), the winner was Jonathan Davies (18.41)

The English Schools Cross County Cup, North Thames Regional Final took place in Woollams Playing Fields, St Albans 9 November

Junior Boys HENRY FULTON U13 (St Columba’s College) 4th, ELBY CINNAMOND U13 (St Columba’s College) 26th, THOMAS BRENNAN U13 (St Columba’s College) 35th. Team Result 1st St Columba’s College (1,4,11,16) 32 points, 2nd The Coopers Company and Coburn School, Upminster, Essex 58 points, 3rd Southend High School for Boys 63 points. The winner was Joshua Edwards of St Columba’s College, No times given for any runners.

Intermediate Boys GEORGE GROOM U15 (St Columba’s College) 1st, THOMAS FULTON U15 (St Alban’s School) 8th, JAMES BRENNAN U15 (St Alban’s School) 10th.Team Result 1st Southend High School for Boys 40 points, 2nd The Eastwood School, Leigh-On-Sea, Essex 46 points, 3rd St Alban’s School (3,8,10,28) 49 points, 5th St Columba’s College (1,19,25,26) 71 points. No times given for any runners.

Intermediate Girls JESSICA HURLEY U15 (Queenswood, Hatfield) 14th. Team Result 1st Godolphin and Latimer School, London 59 points, 2nd Southend High School for Girls 76 points, 3rd St Albans School 79 points, 5th Queenswood, Hatfield (2,14,16,58) 90 points. No times given for any runners

The University Varsity Match (Track & Field) took place in Exeter on 6 November

Javelin 800g JOE BAMFORD U20 1st (49.26m) 


9 November – OAK HILL – STUART SINGER V50 5th (20.32), ROBERT PICK V55 11th (21.54), NATALIA PEREVERZINA U20 40th (26.30), LYDIA HERRIDGE U17 43rd (27.29), TATIANA KARPOVA V50 62nd (31.59)

9 November – BUSHY – SOPHIA PARVIZI-WAYNE U17 10th (First Time 18.01), LISA WEBB V45 56th (19.46)

9 November – GLADSTONE – JULIAN LAMY U17 4th (New PB 18.54), EMMA DWAN U17 21st (22.17), LOUANN LAMY U11 67th (First Time 26.15), LAYLA WALKER-LAWRENCE U17 111th (33.06)

9 November – HAMPSTEAD HEATH – MOLLY GARDEN U17 27th (22.22)

9 November – ST ALBANS – CLAIRE SIMM U23 112th (24.04) 

PHOTOGRAPH’SFrom time to time we have photographs of our members taken at meetings or presentations which we would like to use both on the website or incorporated within our report to our local newspaper. Can you please let me know if you do NOT want your photograph to be used.

Please click on the link to access the SBH Website  If you view the News section then Club News, you will find the current and previously issued newsletters. Also there is Indoor News which also has the current and previously issued newsletters. We would welcome any comments you may have on the website.

This is the link to the London Athletics website, which contains useful information

England Athletics London Region and the Saracens Foundation have appointed JARED KEELY as the Urban Athletics Activator for the London Borough of Barnet. JARED is based at Allianz Park and can be contacted on 020-3675-7243 or by email on

ALLIANZ PARK Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7200, then press 4 for Athletics.