Happy Birthday this week to Adam Abdiche, Jordan Archer, Matthew Armstrong, Elina Bulman, Thomas Fulton, Gabriel Gayle, George Harrison, John Kelly, Lawrence McIlroy, Emma Taylor, Ellie Welsh, Ashley Wilson
125TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – PLAYERS’ LOUNGE, ALLIANZ PARK – TUESDAY 24 NOVEMBER – Over 100 people attended the AGM and Presentation of Awards evening. Club Chairman, Tony Sunderland lead the formal part of the AGM for the year ended 30 September 2015, with Club Secretary, Phil Cunningham presenting the Annual Report and Club Treasurer, Geoff Morphitis presenting the Annual Accounts. The List of Officers for the new year was approved and a special request was made for younger active athletes to join the Club Council to ensure that the wishes of the younger members are taken into account when decision making. The Vice Presidents were re-elected and 4 new Life Members, Phil Cunningham, Ray Powell, Clyde Gordon and Alan Weller were elected.
Club President, Dave Bedford presented the 2015 Track & Field and 2014/15 Cross Country & Road awards to the many winners present. The highlight was the acceptance speeches from ATHLETE OF THE YEAR, Kyle Langford and Ellie Baker, JUNIOR 800m BEST PERFORMANCE, which was live on video from Kenya, where they were both altitude training with the GB Squad. Apologies for non-attendance were also received from Melissa Courtney who was at the same training camp.
For the remaining newsletter information and results
ALL-TIME TOP 10 RUN – Running his first ever 10000m Outdoors in Sacramento, California, USA, JAKE SHELLEY ran a personal best (29:26.52) which ranks him UK No.12 in 2015, also puts him in 8th place in the SBH Senior all-time rankings. The race was on 6 December, and was won by Marvin Blanco of Venezuela (28:31.14)
WARM WEATHER TRAINING for the last couple of years, a group of SBH members have enjoyed a short break in Cyprus during the Easter school holidays for some top quality warm weather training. The trip is organised by the parents of one of our members on a not for profit basis. CLYDE GORDON will be leading the squad ably supported by a number of leading coaches from Cyprus provided by their governing body. A detailed handout is attached, so we advise interested parties to get in touch with the organiser as soon as possible for further information and to benefit from the cheaper flights available before Christmas.
START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The third fixture of five took place on Saturday 5 December at Wormwood Scrubs.
The weather was dull, but the course was somewhat firm. We had 3 Individual winners, DYLAN MICHEL (U13), JAMIE HARPER (U15) and GABRIELLA KYRIACOU (U17). There were top 5 finishes from LOTTIE RACHEL (U11) 5th, SYDNEY ALLEN 3rd (U13) 3rd, LIDIA KYRIACOU 2nd (U15) 2nd, HAMZA KADIR (U17) 3rd and GLEN WATTS (Senior Men) 3rd.
The Under 13 Boys/Girls finished 2nd and 4th respectively, improving their overall position. The Under 15/17 Men’s team finished 3rd and moved up to 5th overall, our Under 15/17 Women’s team finished 2nd following team wins in the first 2 fixtures, but now hold a clear 96 points lead over Ealing, Southall & Middlesex. The Senior Women finished in 4th place, and still maintain their 4th place overall, finally the Senior Men finished in 9th place, but managed to hold onto 6th place overall.
Under 11 Girls – 1500m LOTTIE RACHEL 5th (8.01), SARON RICHARDSON 12th (8.21), 15 runners finished, the winner was Kate Price of Thames Valley Harriers (7.00).
Under 11 Boys – 1500m, 22 runners finished, the winner was Thomas Day of Slough (6.37)
Under 13 Girls – 3000m SYDNEY ALLEN 3rd (13.30), ELENA RONCARTI 12th (14.39), LOUANN LAMY 19th (15.14), ELEANOR RACHEL 21st (15.28), 37 runners finished, the winner was Ava White of Thames Valley Harriers (13.13). Team result 1st Thames Valley Harriers “A” (130 points), 2nd SBH (97 points), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers “B” (85 points). League positions after 3 fixtures 1st Thames Valley Harriers “A” (408 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (355 points), 3rd Enfield & Haringey (283 points), 6th SBH (168 points)
Under 13 Boys – 3000m DYLAN MICHEL 1st (12.13), SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 12th (12.50), ANTHONY SEFERI 38th (14.40), JOSH MORGAN 45th (15.15), 55 runners finished. Team result 1st Herts Phoenix (203 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (149 points), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (132 points), 4th SBH (128 points). League positions after 3 fixtures 1st Herts Phoenix (623 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (509 points), 3rd Enfield & Haringey (479 points), 7th SBH (350 points)
Under 15 Girls/Under 17 Women – 4000m Under 15 Girls LIDIA KYRIACOU 2nd (15.09), SCARLETT KENT 7th (16.08), KAYLA MICHEL 8th (16.21), GEMMA HARPER 14th (16.34), JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 16th (16.43), LILE CORNWELL 23rd (17.19), LILY RACHEL 33rd (18.14), Under 17 Womens GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 1st (14.20), 42 Under 15 runners finished, 12 Under 17 runners finished, the Under 15 Girls winner was Phoebe Littler of Highgate Harriers (14.53). Under 15 Girls/Under 17 Women team result 1st Thames Valley Harriers (222 points), 2nd SBH (200 points), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (199 points). League positions after 3 fixtures 1st SBH (638 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (542 points), 3rd Enfield & Haringey (538 points)
Under 15 Boys/Under 17 Men – 4000m Under 15 Boys JAMIE HARPER 1st (12.42), DANIEL GREENSTEIN 16th (14.36), NATHAN TADESSE 29th (15.23), NAJIBE AVGE 37th (16.20), Under 17 Men HAMZA KADIR 3rd (12.53), RUFUS KENT 18th (13.52), OLIVER GREENSTEIN 24th (14.25), 44 Under 15 runners finished, 28 Under 17 runners finished, the Under 17 Men winner was Terry Fawden of Highgate Harriers (12.25). Under 15 Boys/Under 17 Men team result 1st Highgate Harriers (291 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (273 points), 3rd SBH (246 points). League positions after 3 fixtures 1st Highgate Harriers (910 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (887 points), 3rd Trent Park (829 points), 5th SBH (668 points)
Senior Women – 6000m VICTORIA WALKER U23 9th (25.33), REBEKAH GARDINER 12th (26.09), LUCY SHORT 27th (27.22), VICTORIA PRITCHARD 29th (27.27), CHARLOTTE JOHNSON U20 33rd (3rd U20 27.34), PHILIPPA AUKETT 59th (28.44), PHOEBE DART U20 103rd (31.34), 175 runners finished. Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (306 points), 2nd Serpentine (245 points), 3rd London Heathside (238 points), 4th SBH (230points), League positions after 3 fixtures 1st Highgate Harriers (916 points), 2nd Serpentine (687 points), 3rd London Heathside (685 points), 4th SBH (665 points)
Senior Men – 8000m GLEN WATTS 3rd (24.11), MATTHEW GRANT 22nd (25.38), MOHAMED MOHAMED U23 57th (26.36), KHALID-ALI AHMED U20 70th (27.01), JULIAN LAMY U20 124th (28.29), RONAN BREEN V40 146th (28.55), RAAZ VAID 170th (29.24), KIERAN MORELAND 211th (30.23), GARETH EDWARDS V40 213th (30.26), DAVID GREENSTEIN V50 304th (33.13), TIM PARKIN 322nd (33.58), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 356th (34.58), RAY POWELL V50 422nd (39.45), RUSSELL DEVITT V65 428th (40.32), 443 runners finished, the winner was Peter Chambers of Highgate Harriers (24.02). Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (1245 points), 2nd Serpentine (1161 points), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (990 points), 9th SBH (470 points), League positions after 3 fixtures 1st Highgate Harriers (3448 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (3182 points), 3rd Serpentine (3092 points), 6th SBH (1767 points)
HOWARD WILLIAMS TROPHY – (Seniors) 1st Highgate Harriers (42 points), 2nd Serpentine (39 points), 3rd London Heathside (37 points), 5th SBH (34 points). (Juniors) 1st Enfield & Haringey (58 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (56 points), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (56 points), 5th SBH (52 points).
Consecutive Races (3 and over) up to 5 December 2015 – Under 13 Boys JOSH MORGAN (5), DYLAN MICHEL (4), Under 15 Girls LIDIA KYRIACOU (8), SCARLETT KENT (8), KAYLA MICHEL (7), JOSEPHINE CHADWICK (3), LILE CORNWELL (3), Under 17 Women GABRIELLA KYRIACOU (5), Under 17 Men OLIVER GREENSTEIN (8), Senior Women VICTORIA WALKER U23 (7), REBEKAH GARDINER (4), CHARLOTT JOHNSTON U20 (3), Senior Men MATTHEW GRANT (8), Masters Men PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 (23), RUSSELL DEVITT V65 (4)
WINTER POINTS UPDATE – Following last Saturday’s Metropolitan League fixture, certain age-groups have now completed 3 fixtures, and these are the top 3 positions;
Under 17 Women – 1st Gabriella Kyriacou 24 points, 2nd Georgie Marlborough and Jessica Hurley 7 points, Under 20 Women – 1st Charlotte Johnston 16 points, 2nd Phoebe Dart and Amalia Edwards 7 points, Senior Women – 1st Rebekah Gardiner 21 points, 2nd, Victoria Walker 20 points, 3rd Naomi Taschimowitz 16 points, Under 17 Men – 1st Oliver Greenstein 20 points, 2nd Hamza Kadir 16 points, 3rd Nathan Gammon and Rufus Kent 7 points, Under 20 Men – 1st Khali-Ali Ahmed 16 points, 2nd Mark Cunningham 14 points, 3rd Kieran Lyons, Ted Ntibazonkiza and Julian Lamy 7 points, Senior Men – 1st Matthew Grant 31 points, 2nd Richard Goodman 24 points, 3rd Glen Watts 23 points, Masters Men 40 To 49 – 1st Gareth Edwards 15 points, 2nd Ronan Breen 8 points, Masters Men 50 To 59 – 1st David Greenstein 21 points, 2nd Phillip Cunningham 20 points, 3rd Robert Rigby 16 points, Masters Men 60 To 69 – 1st Russell Devitt 24 points
VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED IN 2016 – I know Christmas is not quite upon us yet, but Ray and Clare Powell are sending you an early Christmas present.
Ray and Clare took on the role this year of organising volunteers for the 4 races, and your support was superb. We are proud to be involved in these races for many years, and the financial support the club receives is most welcome.
2016 races are – London Mini Marathon 24 April, Westminster Mile 29 May, (Bupa) 10k 30 May (This will be a different sponsor this year, bat at the moment name unknown), Standard Chartered Great City Race 7 July.
If you can help with any or all of these events they will love to hear from you, and contact details are
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01462 811165 or 07947 680507.
THE RENOVATION WORKS AT THE SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS CLUB HOUSE ARE COMPLETE – Middlesex University have agreed to buy some new weights equipment and are due to be delivered and fitted this week. Middlesex University have arranged for an induction course for all our coaches and elite athletes who are planning to use the new facility for next Monday. We have now received the programmed KEY FOBS which can be used at designated times on all 3 doors (2 external and 1 internal). The KEY FOBS will be issued to all our coaches and elite athletes once they have completed their induction and signed the users agreement.
VITALITY NORTH LONDON HALF MARATHON – After last year’s inaugural success with some 8,000 runners taking part. Next year takes place on Sunday 20 March 2016, which will see a reversal of the route, with the finish line inside the iconic Wembley Stadium. The race will also incorporate Saracens’ Allianz Park at the half-way point and is set to be a truly memorable half marathon.
Entries for the Vitality North London Half Marathon 2016are open, and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. For full information and entry details please use this link www.northlondonhalf.com
COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Please use this link which identifies the majority of Championships, which may apply to you
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER – This is the link showing their current information, November Issue 4
RUN! LONDON NEWSLETTER – This is the link showing their current information, November Issue
UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS
NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY – The third fixture of five takes place at Finsbury Park, Hornsey Gate, Endymion Road London (Satnav N4 2NQ) this Saturday 12 December. Timetable – 13.00am U11 Girls, 13.10am U11 Boys & U13 Girls, 13.25am U13 Boys & U15 Girls, 13.45am U15 Boys & U17 Women, 14.10am U17 Men.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run
SOUTHERN INTER COUNTY AND MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 12 December at Shuttleworth Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Timetable – 11.04am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.00am 50+, 60+ Men (10000m), 11.20am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.40am U15 Girls (4000m), 11.43am 40+, 50+ Women, 70+ Men (6000m), 12.10pm 40+ Men (10000m), 12.25pm U15 Boys (4000m), 12.50pm U17 Men (5000m), 13.15pm U17 Women (5000m), 13.15pm U20 Women (6000m), 13.40pm U23 Women (6000m), 13.40pm Senior Women (6000m)
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your County Team Manager.
INDOOR MINITHON FOR SCHOOL YEAR 3 TO 7 – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 12 December, athletes can choose any three events applicable to their age group. The cost is £12 for all 3 events. For event information and to enter please use this link.
EHAC METASWITCH INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 13 December. All age-groups including U13. Timetable 12.30pm to 16.30pm. For event information and to download entry form please use this link. https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/go/lee-valley-athletics-centre/#competition-entry-forms Entries Closed.
SOUTHERN COMBINED EVENTS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 19 December and Sunday 20 December. Age-groups are U15 to Senior Pentathlon and U17 to Senior Heptathlon. For event information also to enter please use this link http://seaa.org.uk/events/track-and-field.html Entries Closed.
TRACK ACADEMY INDOOR SPRINT CHALLENGE – Takes place at Willesden Sports Centre, Donnington Road, London (Satnav NW10 3QX) on Saturday 19 December. All age-groups. Timetable 11.00am Indoor warm up, 12.00noon 60m round 1, 13.30pm 60m Hurdles U15 to Senior, 14.00pm 60m round 2. For event information also to enter please use this link http://goo.gl/forms/b1X3LVMUuM
Closing date for entries is Thursday 17 December.
MANCHESTER SPORTCITY INDOOR MEETING – Takes place at Sportcity, Alan Turing Way (Satnav M11 2FF) use Gate 2 on Alan Turing Way and park in the Tennis Centre/Media Centre, on Sunday 20 December. Events 60m, 60m Hurdles, 300m, 600m, Pole Vault, Long Jump, High Jump and Shot. Pole Vault (A) SH at 2.00m, (B) SH at 3.20m. Long Jump (A) under 5.00m, to start at 10.30pm, (B) over 5.00m. Shot for U15 and U17’s only. £5 per event, entries on the day extra – Age-groups U15 to Senior. For all details including how to enter please use this link http://www.saleharriersmanchester.com/attachments/5612c94304a38.pdf/COM%20Indoor%20entry%20form%20201516%20%281%29.pdf
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.
RESULTS – CROSS COUNTRY UNLESS STATED
The Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow Winter Series took place in Eton on 6 December
60m – SM Heat SX 1.7 DYLAN CARLSSON-SMITH U20 2nd (PB 7.68) taking .05 of a second off his January time, in Heat SX 2.7 DYLAN finished 1st (7.68)
60m Hurdles – U20M Race 1 DYLAN CARLSSON-SMITH U20 3rd (PB 8.96) taking .55 of a second off his January time, in Race 2 DYLAN finished 3rd (PB 8.93) taking .03 of a second off his Race 1 time
The English Schools Cup Final took place in Bedford on 5 December
Under 15 Boys – (4400m) HENRY FULTON 15th (15.59), JOSH EDWARDS 22nd (16.10), 140 runners finished, the winner was Finn Birnie of Newquay & Par (15.06)
The Oxford v Cambridge Varsity Match took place on Wimbledon Common on 5 December
Senior Men – PHILLIP CROUT U23 (Cambridge) 6th (39.30), WILLIAM RYLE-HODGES U23 (Oxford) 8th (39.40) 16 runners finished, the winner was Miles Unterreiner of Oxford (38.14).
Oxford won the 125th running of the race, and is now 63 Oxford wins, 62 Cambridge wins
The Birmingham League Division 1 took place in Cheltenham on 5 December
Senior Men – (6 Miles) RICHARD HORTON U23 5th (30.57), MARK PEARCE U20 7th (1st U20 31.27) 256 runners finished, the winner was Graham Rush of Cheltenham (30.29).
The BSC Panther Icebreaker (Indoors) took place in Birmingham, Alabama, USA on 4 December
WT15.88kg – Men DEMPSEY MCGUIGAN U23 (Ole Mississippi University) 2nd (PB 19.17m) adding 2.32m to his January throw
The Southern Students Sports Association Championships (Indoors) took place at Lee Valley on 2 December
60m – Men Heat 3 DOMINIC ASHWELL U20 (Oakland College 2nd Claim) 1st (7.08), in Semi-Final 1 DOMINIC finished 1st (6.85), in the Final DOMINIC won the Silver Medal (7.08)
400m – Men Heat 1 OMAR PARSONS U20 (Oakland College) 1st (51.67), in the Final OMAR won the Gold Medal (50.63)
800m – Women Straight Final LIANNE LANGFORD U20 (Oakland College) won the Gold Medal (2:21.7) this is a personal best Indoors taking 1.01 seconds off her February time, Men Straight Final JOSH EDWARDS U17 (CCCU) 7th (PB 2:09.2) taking 5.90 seconds off his May time
High Jump – Women Straight Final ESTHER AKWAJI U20 (Barnet & Southgate College) 7th (1.40m)
5 December – GLADSTONE – ISABELLE LAMY V45 82nd (28.37) – GUILDFORD – JOHN DRYDEN V65 103rd (26.30) – HAMPSTEAD HEATH – LENARD MICHEL V45 19th (22.28) – HIGHBURY FIELDS – BARRY CHISHOLM V55 37th (23.05) – LUTON WARDOWN – SAM HAZEL U20 12th (New PB 21.22) – OAK HILL – REBECCA ANDREOU U17 32nd (23.39), BRADLEY SINGER 65th (27.47) – POOLE – HUGH RICHARDS V65 245th (26.49) – ST ALBANS – CLAIRE HOBSON 107th (25.22)
PHOTOGRAPH’S– From 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.
ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7240.
CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – The current charges for using Allianz Park are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £4.00 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £2.00 – Concession (Students and Over 65) Daily entry fee £3.00.
As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for a form which will give you membership of Allianz Park, you can pick up the form from the reception at Allianz Park. Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers gains entry free of charge.
Charges for those with a membership form are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £3.60, Monthly fee £22.00, Annual fee £264.00 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £11.00, Annual fee £132.00 – Concession (Students and Over 65) Daily entry fee £2.70, Monthly fee £16.50, Annual fee £198.00.
All membership enquiries should be directed towards Isobel Dunnicliffe at email@example.com Isobel will also be at Allianz Park (Tuesday and Thursday Evenings) in the West Stand. Her direct phone number is 020 3675 7252.