Happy Birthday this week Andrew Amoah, Georgia Bell, Catriona Bradley, Daniel Bramble, George Groom, Lloyd Gumbs, John Herries, Dominic Holmes, William Hooten, Daniel Lewis, Gregor Maclean, Megan McInnes, Geoff Morphitis, Rory Mudd, Folu Ogunyemi, Ben Rose, George Rose, Hugh Starkey, Adam Thorpe, Ken Tollady, Jordan Townsend-Simpson
Special congratulations to Bryan Smith on reaching his 75th birthday on Thursday 3 October, and Tony Smith on reaching his 80th birthday on Sunday 6 October.
For the remaining newsletter information and results
THE NATIONAL ROAD RELAYS – took place last week-end at Sutton Park, Birmingham. SBH had outstanding results from our Senior Men/Women and our Young Athletes. I was present on Sunday and witnessed our Young Athletes produce our best all-round performance for many a year. Conditions when I arrived at 10am were atrocious as the rain was very heavy and continued until 3 o’clock only giving up just before the final race (Under 17 Men). The Senior Men/Women had almost the same conditions as Saturday.
2 TEAM GOLD MEDALS AT THE NATIONAL ATHLETES ROAD RELAYS – Our Under 13 Boys and Under 17 Men both dominated their respective races to secure the team GOLD MEDALS, with top 8 finishes for the Under 15 Boys in 7th place and the Under 17 Women in 8th place. Each Leg was a distance of 3861m. Team Manager Tony Smith cannot remember having 2 winning teams of such quality athletes.
Thank you all for the Photographs you sent me, attached are individual photographs of NATHAN FERNANDES, DAVID STONE and JAMIE HARPER plus the U13 WINNING TEAM and our U17 WINNING TEAM from left to right JAMAL LEWIS, JAMIE DEE and ROBBIE LIGHTOWLER.
UNDER 13 BOYS started with a very good run from NATHAN FERNANDES in 9th place on Leg 1 (14.13) 15th overall fastest time of the day, Leg 2 DAVID STONE running the 8th fastest time of the race brought us home in 1st place with a 29 second lead (14.04), on Leg 3 we had JAMIE HARPER who extended the lead to 41 second with the 6th fastest time of the race securing the team Gold Medals (14.01) total time (42.18) 2nd Team Bath (42.59), 3rd Charnwood (43.14), The “B” team HENRY FULTON on Leg 1 (14.47 26th Place), SAM LEE on Leg 2 (15.22 19th Place), TOM BRENNAN on Leg 3 (17.10 28th Place). 42 teams finished.
UNDER 13 GIRLS with many of them being 1st year in their age-group will have gained valuable experience for next year. With our recent new members from Barnet & District, we were able to field 3 full teams for the first time. “A” team Leg 1 LIA RADUS (15.51 23rd Place), Leg 2 SCARLETT KENT (17.03 26th Place), Leg 3 MIA GROOM (16.21 19th Place) total time (49.15), “B” team Leg 1 JOSEPHINE CHADWICK (16.39 36th Place), Leg 2 NICOLE BOWEN (16.57 31st Place), Leg 3 LIDIA KYRIACOU (17.13 28th Place) total time (50.49), “C” team Leg 1 OLIVIA BOWEN (16.40 37th Place), Leg 2 GEMMA HARPER (18.04 39th Place), Leg 3 SOPHIA STAAB (18.46 35th Place) total time (53.30). Race result 1st Herne Hill Harriers (43.53), 2nd Liverpool Harriers (44.38), 3rd City of Portsmouth (44.46) Fastest Leg Josie Czura of City of Portsmouth (14.03), 44 teams finished.
UNDER 15 BOYS all ran very well “A” team TOM FULTON Leg 1 (13.17 6th Place), GEORGE GROOM Leg 2 ran the 3rd fastest time on this leg (13.02 6th Place), JEREMY DEMPSEY Leg 3 ran the 10th fastest time on this leg (13.18 7th Place), ) total time (39.37), “B” team ELLIOT DEE Leg 1 (13.23 19th place), ADAM SHIRET Leg 2 (14.58 35th place), JAMES BRENNAN Leg 3 (14.18 37th place), team time (42.39), “C” team RUFUS KENT Leg 1 (15.21 60th place) Incomplete. Race result 1st Tonbridge (37.54), 2nd Leicester Coritanian (38.15), 3rd Bedford & County (38.25), Fastest Leg Ben Dijkstra of Leicester Coritanian (12.06), 56 teams finished.
UNDER 15 GIRLS with all 6 girls quite closely matched it was not a great surprise that the “B” team came in just ahead of the “A” team by 3 places. “A” team with GEORGIE MARLBOROUGH Leg 1 (16.38 59th place), LIANNE LANGFORD Leg 2 (16.37 55th place), MARIE SATO Leg 3 (15.56 48th place) total time (49.11), “B” team GABRIELLA KYRIACOU Leg 1 (16.07 48th place), SOPHIE BOWEN Leg 2 (16.21 50th place), JESSICA HURLEY Leg 3 (16.18 45th place) team time (48.46), Race result 1st Herne Hill Harriers (42.13), 2nd Blackheath & Bromley (42.38), 3rd Bracknell (42.43) Fastest Leg Lucy Jones of Charnwood (13.32), 65 teams finished.
UNDER 17 MEN toed the line with the rain now stopped, produced an exciting performance winning the team GOLD MEDALS, on Leg 1 running in his first competitive race for SBH JAMAL LEWIS (11.51) 5th fastest time of the race, and handed over in 1st place by 1 second, JAMIE DEE consolidated our lead (11.55) with the 7th fastest time of the race, to increase our lead to 13 seconds. On the final leg ROBBIE LIGHTOWLER just back from winning the World Biathle Championships showed no mercy, and brought the team home by 45 seconds (12.05) equal 9th fastest time of the race, Race result 1st SBH (35.51), 2nd Aldershot, Farnham & District (36.36), 3rd Vale Royal (36.53), Fastest Leg Zak Miller of Trafford (11.33), 40 teams finished. The “B” team were BILLY KELSEY Leg 1 (13.07 35th Place), SAM GRIFFITHS Leg 2 (12.40 21st Place), JOSEPH BRENNAN Leg 3 (13.37 20th Place) team time (39.24)
UNDER 17 WOMEN was the same team as the Southern and produced another good performance starting with NATALIE CONNOR Leg 1 (14.24 8th place), CHLOE GOODSON Leg 2 (16.12 16th place), and on the final leg SOPHIA PARVIZI-WAYNE (13.29) running the 3rd fastest time of the day, and brought the team home in 8th Place, team time (44.05). Race result 1st Lincoln Wellington (42.41), 2nd Warrington (42.58), 3rd Leicester Coritanian (43.10), Fastest Leg Hannah Knowle-Jones of Warrington (13.16), 32 teams finished.
NATIONAL MEN’S 6 STAGE AND WOMEN’S 4 STAGE ROAD RELAYS – took place on Saturday 12 October at Sutton Park, Birmingham. With our Senior Women finishing the 4315m course in an excellent 5th place, the Senior Men finished the 5848m course in 12th place their best position for quite a few years.
SENIOR WOMEN had SOPHIE CONNOR U23 on Leg 1 (15.23 20th Place), BETH POTTER U23 Leg 2 produced a pulsating run (14.33) bring the team up to 5th place, running the equal 12th fastest time of the day, RACHEL FELTON almost equalled Beth’s time running (14.38) which was the 15th fastest time of the day, and moved up 1 place to 4th, the final Leg VICTORIA WALKER U23 who ran (15.47 5th Place) team time (1:00.21). Race result 1st Aldershot, Farnham & District “A” team (56.42), 2nd Birchfield Harriers (58.36), 3rd Charnwood (58.49) Fastest Leg Gemma Steel of Charnwood (13.49), 66 teams finished.
SENIOR MEN started with KOJO KYEREME V35 on Leg 1 (17.48 16th Place), NIALL FLEMING U23 Leg 2 moved the team up to 9th place (17.37), ANTHONY WHITEMAN V40 Leg 3 gained a further 2 places (18.07 7th Place), ORLANDO EDWARDS V35 Leg 4 (18.50 16th Place), GLEN WATTS produced a run of (17.57) taking us up to 12th place, DAN WATTS was on the final Leg bringing the team home in 13th place (18.29) in fact we finished in 12th place as the Cardiff team was non-scoring, team time (1:48.48). ). Race result 1st Sale Harriers Manchester (1:45.46), 2nd Belgrave Harriers (1:46.24), 3rd Tipton Harriers (1:46.58) Fastest Leg Ryan McLeod of Tipton Harriers (16.55), 78 teams finished.
RECENT NEW MEMBER REBECCA KEATING U17 – joined us in mid-September. Becky is the No.1 ranked UK U17 Hammer thrower with a distance of 52.56m. She competed last week-end along with Nick Percy and Rachel Hunter (results below) at the Hammer Circle Reunion in Hull and received the trophy for the top U17 Hammer thrower, for the second year in a row. In the Hammer competition at Eton on 29 September Rebecca threw the 4kg Hammer 46.95m, which is a new SBH U17 Club Record, eclipsing the previous record held by Vicki Hodges of 35.80m which was set on 12 September 1999 in the National Junior Final.
STUART SINGER V50 4 DOWN WITH 2 TO GO – Stuart at the start of the year set himself a target of running 6 Marathons in 12 months. Having already completed the BOSTON (3:35.51), LONDON (3:38.40), BERLIN (SB 3:26.33) and last Sunday CHICAGO (3:27.00), Next is NEW YORK on 3 November, and finishing in TOKYO on 23 February.
ACTIVE TRAINING WORLD METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – the first of five fixtures takes place this Saturday 19 October at Claybury.
Changing is at Ashton Playing Fields Track, 588 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 8AA. The course is a 10 minute jog away and is where the numbers will be given out. Start times 13.15pm U13 Boys (3km), 13.20pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 13.35pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 13.40pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 13.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 14.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km). Please go to Active Training World Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for information on course maps, directions etc and will be available 2 weeks prior to the race.
Hopefully history will be made again when RUSSELL DEVITT will be our second runner to have run in 100 senior races, also not far away is JOHN KELLY who has completed 97 races (they both ran their first race in 1978, yes 35 years ago).
CASH PRIZES will be awarded again this season, firstly for U20 MEN and WOMEN. 1st place £55, 2nd place £30 and 3rd place £15, these prizes will be awarded at each of the 5 fixtures.
SENIOR MEN and WOMEN on a league table system with points awarded at each race, with the best 4 race points total to count. PRIZES are 1st place £575, 2nd place £400, 3rd place £325, 4th place £250, 5th place £200, 6th place £150 and 7th place £100.
EASTERN ATHLETICS MULTI EVENTS OPEN – took place in Peterborough on 29 September. MATTHEW HALL U17 competing in the Pentathlon had an impressive win recording a (PB 2427 points) which included 3 PBs. Long Jump (5.37m), Javelin 700g (32.72m), 200m (PB 24.07) taking 1.27 seconds off his April time, Discus 1.5kg (PB 34.78m) adding 3.07m to his September throw, 1500m (PB 5:32.93) taking 11.67 seconds off his June time.
JIM DAY MEMORIAL POLE VAULT EXTRAVAGANZA (INDOORS) – took place in Carshalton on 29 September. Two of our promising vaulters produced personal bests starting with DYLAN CARLSSON-SMITH U17 who won the U17 event (PB 3.91) adding 11cm to his September vault, GEORGE GRANT U17 finished in 7th place (PB 3.51m) adding 16cm to his September vault
SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS AND NORTH LONDON NETWORK, INDOOR TRAINING AT ALLIANZ PARK – The Network have agreed to fund 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.
The weekly session will start at 18.00 and end at 21.00. The cost to athletes to attend these sessions will be £3 per head for young athletes and students and £5 per head for seniors to include entry into the facilities.
Due to the difficulties associated with PV and HJ, we will be running 2 groups in each event.
PV Group A – young vaulters with PBs over 2m – 18.00 to 19.30
PV Group B – beginners and vaulters with PBs below 2m – 19.30 to 21.00
HJ Group A – beginners and jumpers with PBs below 1.30m – 18.00 to 19.30
HJ Group B – jumpers with PBs above 1.30m – 19.30 to 21.00
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.
UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
Saturday 26 October – Liddiard Trophy/North of the Thames (Cross Country) – Changing (No Showers) is at Kingsbury Free Church Hall, Slough Lane, Kingsbury NW9 8QG. Start times 13.55pm U17/U20 Men (3 Miles), 14.00pm U17/U20/Senior Women ((3 Miles), 14.30pm Senior Men (5 Miles). Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Saturday 02 November – National Cross Country Relays – Berry Hill Park, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 4JR. Start times 11.00am U20 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.09am U17 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.40am U20 Men (3 x 3K), 12.10pm U17 Men (3 x 3K), 12.35pm U13 Girls (3 x 2K), 13.00pm U13 Boys (3 x 2K), 13.25pm U15 Girls (3 x 2K), 13.50pm U15 Boys (3 x 2K), 14.10pm Senior Women (3 x 3K), 14.40pm Senior Men (4 x 5K). Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager
Saturday 09 November – Active Training World Metropolitan League (Cross Country) Match 2 – Changing is at the Sailing Centre, Fairlands Valley Park, Six Hills Way, Stevenage SG2 0BL. The Sailing Centre is signposted as you drive up Six Hills Way from the Town Centre. The course is on the other side of Six Hills Way and there is an underpass under the road. Numbers will be given out on the course. Start times 13.15pm U13 Boys (3km), 13.20pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 13.35pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 13.40pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 13.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 14.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km). Please go to Active Training World Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for information on course maps, directions etc and will be available 2 weeks prior to the race. Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Saturday 16 November – London Cross Country Championships – Parliament Hill, Hampstead, nearest station I Gospel Oak, Start times 13.15pm Junior/Senior Women, 14.00pm Junior/Senior Men, There are eligibility clauses which are, you were born in the Greater London area or not less than 1 years bona fide residence the Greater London area or not less than one year’s continuous full time employment in the Greater London area or not less than one year’s continuous full time attendance at an educational establishment in the Greater London area. Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager Simon Keene.
Saturday 23 November – North London Cross Country 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 times for Junior/Senior Men’s and Women’s races to be confirmed. Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager Simon Keene.
Saturday 23 November – North West London League (Cross Country) 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 to be confirmed. 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.
The Hammer Circle Reunion took place in Hull on 12-13 October
WT 11.34 (12/10) – NICK PERCY U20 1st (22.97m)
WT 11.34 (13/10) – NICK PERCY U20 1st (PB 23.12m)
WT 7.26 (13/10) – REBECCA KEATING U20 1st (PB 17.73m)
WT 9.08 – RACHEL HUNTER U23 1st (PB 17.99m)
Hammer 6kg – NICK PERCY U20 2nd (66.25m)
Hammer 4kg (12/10) – RACHEL HUNTER U23 1st (55.68m)
Hammer 4kg (13/10) – RACHEL HUNTER U23 1st (57.69m)
The Martlesham Heath 10K took place on 13 October
CLARE MILES 2th (2nd Woman SB 39.04)
The Great Eastern Half Marathon took place in Peterborough on 13 October
EMILY NEILAN 1145th (1:48.32)
The Donkin Cup took place at the Haberdashers Aske School on 8 October
JACK COBB U11 1st
12 October – OAK HILL – JULIAN LAMY U17 4th (New PB 19.10), ASHVIN KURI U15 6th (19.59), FREDDIE SHIRET U13 9th (New PB 20.17), LOUAAN LAMY U11 42nd (First Time 25.21), TATIANA KARPOVA V50 65th (33.03)
12 October – BUSHEY PARK – JAMES SOTHCOTT U20 10th (First Time 17.11)
12 October – FINSBURY PARK – MATT GRANT 5th (First Time 18.50)
12 October – GLADSTONE PARK – EMMA DWAN U17 14th (First Time 21.16)
05 October – DULWICH – ORLANDO EDWARDS V35 1st (First Time 16.12)
05 October – GUILDFORD – JOHN DRYDEN V65 116th (25.45)
05 October – POOLE – HUGH RICHARDS V65 209th (26.55)
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.
Please click on the link to access the SBH Website http://sbharriers.co.uk for fixtures and results, news items, statistics etc. You can view this newsletter on the “home” page, and previous issues are on the “club news” page. We would welcome any comments you may have on the website.
This is the link to the London Athletics website, which contains useful information http://www.londonathletics.org/node/630
ALLIANZ PARK Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7200, then press 4 for Athletics.