Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Main Newsletter Thursday 25 November 2013

Happy Birthday W/C 18 November to Neil Addison, Jamie Dee, Lola Downes, Greg Hurley, Emily Neilan, Eloise Newman, Taneisha, Robinson-Scanlon, W/C 25 November to Amanda Bailey, Clifford Barley, Kate Jones, Sean Lodovica, Andrew Mensah, Gareth Price, Imogen Smith, Sam Taylor-Outridge, Pascaline Wangui

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SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Is taking place this Thursday 28 November at Allianz Park. The meeting is being held in the Restaurant and will start at 19.30pm prompt, followed at 20.00pm with the presentation of the Boys 2012/2013 Cross Country and 2013 Track and Field awards.

BRITISH ATHLETIC CROSS CHALLENGE (INC EUROPEAN TRIALS) – Took place in Sefton Park, Liverpool on Saturday 23 November. Senior MenRICHARD GOODMAN U23 continued his excellent form and finished in 4th place (2nd U23 29.11), NIALL FLEMING U23 35th (30.23), the winner was Andy Vernon of Aldershot, Farnham & District (28.47), 515 runners finished. In the Junior Men’s race MICHAEL CALLEGARI U20 in a close finish came 5th (20.36) only 2 seconds behind the 3rd place finisher, the winner was Jonathan Davies of Reading (20.12), PHILLIP CROUT U20 31st (21.30), BEN ROCHFORD U20 51st (22.03), 96 runners finished. Finally the Senior WomenRACHEL FELTON had an excellent race finishing 17th (28.03), BETH POTTER U23 21st (28.22), MELISSA COURTNEY U23 32nd (28.59), VICTORIA WALKER U23 64th (31.27), the winner was Gemma Steel of Charnwood (26.36), 212 runners finished.

THE NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE, FOLLOWED BY THE NORTH LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place in Mad Bess Woods, Ruislip last Saturday 23 November.


North West London League – There were wins JAMIE HARPER U13, also top 3 finishes from LIA RADUS U13 (3rd).  The UNDER 13 GIRLS, UNDER 13 BOYS and UNDER 17 WOMEN won the team event, with the UNDER 11 GIRLS and UNDER 15 GIRLS team finished in 3rd place. Full results are;


Under 11 Girls (1200m) MAAYAN RADUS 5th (4.52), ELIZA BLAYNE 6th (5.07), AMELIA CORBO 21st (5.30), TILLY ADAMS 22nd (5.33), EVEY BARTER 29th (5.45). Team Result 1st Highgate 12 points, 2nd Harrow 18, 3rd SBH “A” 32. The winner was D Brock of Highgate (4.34). 46 runners finished.


Under 11 Boys (2000m) MATTI HARRIS 9th (8.24), Team Result 1st Highgate  ‘A’ 33 points, 2nd Hillingdon 64, 3rd Highgate ‘B’ 67, 11th SBH 141. The winner was L Hunt of Harrow (7.53). 43 runners finished.


Under 13 Girls (2000m) LIA RADUS 3rd (7.55), SCARLETT KENT 7th (8.15), LIDIA KYRIACOU 11th (8.25), GEMMA HARPER 17th (8.51). Team Result 1st SBH “A” 15 points, 2nd Hillingdon 28, 3rd Highgate 37. The winner was C Buckley of TVH (7.34). 44 runners finished.


Under 13 Boys (3000m) JAMIE HARPER 1st (10.13), FINN HARVEY 4th (10.47), HENRY ROCHA 6th (10.58), SAMUEL LEE 12th (11.28), FRANKIE FOX 21st (12.00), JAMES TOON 37th (13.23), Team Result 1st SBH 23 points, 2nd Harrow 36, 3rd Hillingdon 56. 49 runners finished.


Under 15 Girls (3000m) GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 5th (11.22), JESSICA HURLEY 8th (11.35), GEORGIE MARLBOROUGH 11th (11.54), BETH HALBARD 16th (13.20), GEORGINA EMANUEL 19th (13.22), Team Result 1st TVH 11 points, 2nd Ealing 15, 3rd SBH 24, the winner was I Weir of Ealing (10.47). 24 runners finished.


Under 15 Boys (4000m) RUFUS KENT 21st (15.34), Team Result 1st Harrow 46 points, 2nd Dacorum & Tring 56, 3rd Ealing 58, 9th SBH 120, the winner was T McArdle of Trent Park (13.54). 32 runners finished.


Under 17 Women (4000m) REBECCA HURLEY 4th (16.43), EMMA DWAN 5th (16.57), Team Result 1st SBH 21 points, 2nd Trent Park 23, 3rd Enfield & Haringey 26, the winner was J Dos Santos of Trent Park (15.51). 11 runners finished.


Under 17 Men (4700m) No Runners, Team Result 1st Harrow 32 points, 2nd TVH 45, 3rd London Heathside 54. The winner was J Naylor of London Heathside (16.46). 21 runners finished.


These are my unofficial Team Positions after 2 matches – Under 13 Girls and Under 13 Boys are in 1st place, Under 17 Women in 2nd place and Under 11 Girls in 3rd place.


Attached are the excellent photographs taken by Ty Holden at the North West London League.


CROSS COUNTRY POINTS POSITION – After the NWLL U11 Girls 1st Maayan Radus 16 points, 2nd Tilly Adams and Amelia Corbo 11, U13 Girls 1st Lia Radus 16, 2nd Scarlett Kent 12, 3rd Lidia Kyriacou 9, U15 Girls 1st Gabriella Kyriacou 16, 2nd Georgina Emanuel 12, 3rd Jessica Hurley 7, U11 Boys 1st Matti Harris 16, U13 Boys 1st Jamie Harper 16, 2nd Finn Harvey 14, 3rd Samuel Lee 11, U15 Boys 1st Rufus Kent 15, 2nd George Groom 8.


North London Championships – Senior Men (8000m) JAMES SOTHCOTT U20 20th (28.26), ROBERT RIGBY V50 42nd (29.40), GERALD FOX V40 62nd (31.07), the race was won by T Stasionis of Eton Manor (25.08), with 130 runners finishing. Senior Women (6000) MARIE MUNK-JACOBSEN 13th (23.37), the race was won by A Gounelas of Eton Manor (21.55), with 81 runners finishing.


DOUBLE WIN AT LONDON COLLEGES LEAGUE – Took place on 13 November on Wimbledon Common. In the Men’s race MICHAEL CALLEGARI U20 St Mary’s University (32.22) had a close win with fellow team members Daniel Woodgate finishing 2nd recording the same time and Matthew Withey was 3rd one second behind. In the Women’s race MELISSA COURTNEY U23 (18.01) Brunel University had a somewhat easier win by 42 seconds.  After 3 races Men’s team have 2182 points to Brunel University 1995 points. The Women’s position is St Mary’s University lead with 871 points, Brunel University are not far behind with 853 points.


ALLIANZ PARK SPORTS CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS – Which are as follows 23 December 09.00 to 21.00 – 24,25,26 December Closed – 27,28,29,30 December 09.00 to 17.00 – 31 December, 1 January Closed – 2,3 January 09.00 to 21.00. Attached is the official notice.


HURDLES MASTER CLASS REMINDER – 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, also in attendance is GLORY ALOZIE Sydney Olympic hurdles 100m silver medal winner.

To book your place contact EMMA CRANSTON at or 07956 715052.


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.


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.


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 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 South London 10K (Road) took place in Wimbledon on 24 November

VICTORIA DAWES V40 19th (1st Woman PB 39.13) taking 30 seconds off her 2010 time


The Ashwell Multi Terrain Half Marathon took place on 24 November

RUSSELL DEVITT V60 90th (2nd V60 1:51.51), BARRY CHISOLM V50 112th (29th V50 1:57.08)


The NCAA DI Championships took place in Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.A on 23 November

6000m LIZZIE BIRD U20 (Princeton University) 213th (22:13.6)



23 November – OAK HILL – ASHVIN KURI U15 4th (19.15), STUART SINGER V50 9th (20.40)

23 November – GLADSTONE – LAYLA WALKER-LAWRENCE U17 91st (33.32)

23 November – HAMPSTEAD HEATH – MOLLY GARDEN U17 51st (23.27)


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.