Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 15 May 2014

Happy Birthday this week to Abigail Bach, Dave Bradley, Sophie Brassey, Matti Brooks, Mohamed Charkaoui-Essouni, Sophie Connor, Conor Homer, Rebecca Hurley, Georgie Marlborough, Robert Pick, Michail Stamatoyiannis, Lucy Underdown

JIM CUNNINGHAM 1934-2014 – It is with regret that we announce the death of our Dad, Jim. Amongst other things he had a life committed to family and athletics. He concentrated on middle distance and cross country and he joined Shaftesbury Harriers in 1951. He was Club Captain for five years and also a Club 9 mile champion. Later he became a Life Member and President of the club. He was a AAA qualified coach and started coaching young athletes when we joined Shaftesbury in 1972/3. Even in his late 60’s and early 70’s he was still coaching young athletes at Copthall on a Sunday morning.  He remained active until recently, competing in the local park run two years ago.

Andrew and Phil.

On a personal note I joined the club in February 1984, and it was not long after that I competed in my first Metropolitan League race. Jim came over to me ready for the race and gave me what he thought should be my race plan, “Just follow me”. Unfortunately I did not heed his advice, after the race we shook hands and this was the start of a long friendship.

Jim & I crossed swords on many occasions, especially at the Metropolitan League fixtures. Jim had competed in 33 races, starting on 19 December 1981 at Parliament Hill Fields and his last race was on 9 October 2004 at Ruislip. My last race against Jim was on 20 October 1994 at Welwyn Garden City which turned out to be the closest finish we ever had, and I passed him on the run in finishing in 205th place with Jim two places back. He certainly bent my ear after the race saying he never saw me coming as “his glasses were steamed up”, we shook hands and later enjoyed a cup of tea in the clubhouse.

Over the past few years Jim has e-mailed me on many occasions expressing how he enjoys reading the weekly newsletter, and some of his suggestions I was only too pleased to include.

For any of Jim’s friends who wish to attend his funeral, it is on Wednesday 21st May at 11.30am at St Mary Magdalen Church, Whetstone and then at Hendon Crematorium at 1.00pm.  A reception will be held at North Middlesex Golf Club, Friern Barnet Lane. Family flowers only.  If wished, donations to North London Hospice or Macmillan.

For the remaining newsletter information and results


SOUTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION 3 NORTH MATCH 2 – Takes place on Saturday 17 May at the Braintree Leisure Centre, Panfield Lane, Braintree CM7 1FF. Match 1 proved to be an outstanding result for our Shaftesbury/Barnet & District composite team winning by some 49 points. We had 28 Humbugs competing and between them produced 31 individual wins. Man/Woman of the match were won by Gregory Thompson and Lucy Underdown.

The match at Braintree we are up against Braintree, Hillingdon and Huntingdonshire with Hillingdon probably the strongest of the teams. For timetable please use the following link 

SOUTHERN COUNTIES VETERANS LEAGUE HERTS & NORTH MIDDLESEX DIVISION Takes place on Monday 19 May at the Lee Valley Athletic Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London N9 0AR. We are competing as a composite team with Barnet & District

The timetable is as follows 1830  Shot Women (35,50,60), Hammer Men (60), 1845  110m Hurdles Men (35), 1900  800m Men (35,40,50,60), Hammer Men (50), 1915  800m Women (35,40,50,60), Javelin Women (35,50,60), 1930  200m Men (35,40,50,70), Hammer Men (35), 1945  200m Women (35,40,50,60), 2000  Long Jump Women (35,50), 2005  3000m Men (35,40,50,60), 2025  3000m Women (35,40,50), 2045  4 x 400m Relay Men, 2055  4 x 400m Relay Women.

You can turn up on the night, but be early please. 

WATFORD OPEN GRADED MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 21 May at Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Watford WD25 7HH, nearest large car park if the facility car parks are full is the Leavesden Country Park off College road WD5 0NR (approximately 1100 metres) which is a continuation of Horseshoe Lane. Age-Groups are Under13 up to Veteran Men & Women (Under 13s may only compete in those events allowed by UK Athletics rules). Entry cost is £4 for one event, £6 for two or more events. Entries from 5.30pm, there may be separate desks for different events.

Start times and events 7.00pm 200m, 7.15pm Pole Vault up to 3.5m, 7.30pm 400m No U13s, 8.00pm 800m. Please enter yourself by using the following link to download on the Day Entry Form, also you can check on any last minute information then select Watford Open Graded Meetings at the top of the page.

EUROPEAN CHAMPION CLUBS CUP Takes place on Saturday 24 May and Sunday 25 May at Villa Real De Santo, Portugal. The team travel on Thursday evening, and the Senior Men’s should be there or there abouts on Sunday evening. Our opponents are from Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Portugal, France and Denmark. 

HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 24 May at Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Watford WD25 7HH, nearest large car park if the facility car parks are full is the Leavesden Country Park off College road WD5 0NR (approximately 1100 metres) which is a continuation of Horseshoe Lane.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 24 May and Sunday 25 May at the Lee Valley Athletic Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London N9 0AR. 

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE Takes place on Saturday 31 May at Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon NW4 1Rl, and Is free to all members of Shaftesbury, but why not bring a friend and introduce him to athletics (there is a charge of £2 per event for non-members). Registration opens at 10.30am, and closes 30 minutes before the published start time. All events are for both male and female age-groups unless stated. Both track and field events commence at 12 noon. Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and register.

For timetable please use the following link then go to the bottom of the page. 

QUADKIDS Takes place prior to the London Inter Club Challenge on Saturday 31 May. CLYDE GORDON will be managing the event, with registration from 9.30am, first event starts at 10.00am, and completion around 11.30am, and is free to enter for Shaftesbury members and is £2 for non-members. Quadkids is primarily for school years 3 to 7 inclusive, ie age 7 to 12 and includes the four core disciplines of running (600m), throwing (Vortex Howler), jumping (Long Jump) and sprinting (75m). All are welcome and Parents you may be asked to join in by helping out on maybe one of the events.

THE UK YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE UPPER AGE-GROUP SOUTHERN PREMIER ROUND 2 – Takes place on Sunday 1 June at the Norman Park Athletics Track, Hayes Lane, Bromley BR2 9EF. We finished only 5.5 points behind Windsor at Norwich in Round 1, this is our opportunity to reverse that result. For timetable please use the following link 


For the Power of 10 results use this link once you access the PO10 result you can select “External Result” at the top of the page which will then load the official results.

What an astonishing result for the team ending up runaway winners by 96 points. Match Results 1st SBH 384 points, 2nd Cardiff 288, 3rd City of Manchester 272, 4th City of Sheffield 267, 5th Enfield & Haringey 255, 6th City of Liverpool 240, 7th Birchfield Harriers 237, 8th Newham & Essex Beagles 224.

There were wins from LLOYD GUMBS (400m Hurdles), GLEN WATTS (3000m Steeplechase), ROMEO SITHOLE (High Jump), GREGOR MACLEAN (Pole Vault), DARNTE WILSON (Triple Jump), NICK PERCY U23 (Discus), ZANE DUQUEMIN (Discus) and SAM TAYLOR-OUTRIDGE U23 (Javelin). There were debuts from recent new members MATTHEW ARMSTRONG (3000m) and DAVID SMITH (High Jump). There were also UK Top 10 rankings from GREGOR MACLEAN (Pole Vault No.5), GREGORY THOMPSON U23 (Shot No.6) and CHRIS BENNETT 4th (Hammer No.9). 

100m (A) CONFIDENCE LAWSON 3rd (10.92 w-1.1 m/s), (B) JUSTIN GEOHAGEN 6th (SB 11.40 w-0.5 m/s), 200m (A) RICHARD MORRISSEY 2nd (22.27 w-0.5 m/s), (B) CONFIDENCE LAWSON 4th (23.61 w-8.2 m/s), 400m (A) KRIS ROBERTSON 2nd (SB 46.91), (B) DEREECE O’CALLAGHAN U20 3rd (50.29), 800m (A) ANTHONY WHITEMAN V40 2nd (1:55.11), (B) NEIL BURNSIDE 2nd (1:57.43), 1500m (A) LIAM DEE U20 3rd (3:56.16), (B) ANTHONY WHITEMAN V40 2nd (3:57.54), 3000m (A) MICHAEL CALLEGARI U23 2nd (SB 8:29.58), (B) MATTHEW ARMSTRONG 2nd (PB 8:42.02), 110m Hurdles (A) JULIAN ADENIRAN 6th (SB 14.76 w-2.0 m/s), (B) TOM CAREY 4th (SB 16.17 w-3.8 m/s), 400m Hurdles (A) LLOYD GUMBS 1st (53.73), (B) TOM CAREY 4th (SB 56.69), 3000m Steeplechase (A) IAN RAWLINSON 2nd (SB 9:19.75), (B) GLEN WATTS 1st (SB 9:21.71), 4 x 100m Relay 4th (42.86), 4 x 400m Relay 2nd (3:13.34), High Jump (A) DAVID SMITH 3rd (2.10m), (B) ROMEO SITHOLE Equal 1st (2.00m), Pole Vault (A) GREGOR MACLEAN 1st (PB 5.45m) adding 5cm to his January vault, and is ranked UK Equal No.5 in 2014, (B) ADAM CARPENTER U23 2nd (4.80m), Long Jump (A) JOHN CARR 4th (7.12m w3.8 m/s), (B) NATHAN FOX 5th (SB 6.41m w0.6 m/s), Triple Jump (A) NATHAN FOX 2nd (15.05m w3.8 m/s), (B) DARNTE WILSON 1st (13.81m w3.0 m/s), Non Scoring JOHN CARR 1st (SB 15.37m w3.4 m/s), Shot 7.26kg (A) ZANE DUQUEMIN 2nd (17.89m), (B) GREGORY THOMPSON U23 3rd (SB 14.68m) and is ranked UK No.6 U23 in 2014, Discus 2kg (A) NICK PERCY U23 1st (56.03m), (B) ZANE DUQUEMIN 1st (54.89m), Hammer 7.26kg (A) CHRIS BENNETT 4th (SB 65.51m) and is ranked UK No.9 in 2014, (B) ANDREW ELKINS U23 5th (53.55m), Javelin 800g (A) AIDAN REYNOLDS U23 5th (59.02m), (B) SAM TAYLOR-OUTRIDGE U23 1st (57.94m)

UK WOMENS ATHLETIC LEAGUE DIVISION 1 ROUND 1 Took place on 11 May at the Lee Valley Athletic Centre.

For the Power of 10 results use this link For the UKWAL result please use this link

A good performance on the day with the team finishing in 4th place, only 19 points behind the winners Enfield. Match Result 1st Enfield & Haringey 204 points, 2nd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 202, 3rd City of Manchester 199.5, 4th SBH 185, 5th Notts 175, 6th Crawley 171, 7th Wigan & District 139, 8th Victoria Park City of Glasgow 126.

There were wins from SABRINA BAKARE U20 (400m), NICOLA ROGERS (3000m Steeplechase), ZOE LEVIN (3000m Steeplechase), NADIA WILLIAMS (Triple Jump), YAMILE ALDAMA V40 (Triple Jump), LUCY UNDERDOWN (Discus), RACHEL HUNTER U23 (Hammer) and LOUISA JAMES U23 (Hammer). There were league debuts from SABRINA BAKARE U20, RACHAEL FATUADE U20, NICOLA ROGERS, ARIANA GOMES U20 and KATE JONES. There were also UK Top 10 rankings from SABRINA BAKARE U20 (400m No.2), YAMILE ALDAMA V40 (Triple Jump No.1), SHADINE DUQUEMIN U23 (Discus No.1) and LOUISA JAMES U23 (Hammer No.3). 

100m (A) STEFFI WILSON U23 4th (SB 12.46 w-2.9 m/s), (B) SHEREEN CHARLES 3rd (SB 12.80 w-4.4 m/s) taking .30 of a second off her April time, 200m (A) STEFFI WILSON U23 7th (SB 25.78 w0.4 m/s), (B) GEMMA NICOL 2nd (25.19 w-1.8 m/s), 400m (A) GEMMA NICOL 3rd (55.84), (B) SABRINA BAKARE U20 1st (SB 54.69) taking .02 of a second off her April time, and is now ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2014, 800m (A) ZOE LEVIN U23 6th (PB 2:21.72) taking 2.64 seconds off her 2013 time, 1500m (A) ZOE LEVIN U23 6th (SB 5:16.70), 3000m (A) VICTORIA WALKER U23 5th (10:47.82), (B) MAGGIE COOPER V45 3rd (SB 11:19.66), 100m Hurdles (A) RACHAEL FATUADE U20 8th (SB 16.85 w-1.4 m/s) taking .70 of a second off her April time, 400m Hurdles (A) VICTORIA WALKER U23 6th (PB 73.47) taking .74 of a second off her 2013 time, 3000m Steeplechase (A) NICOLA ROGERS 1st (PB 11:30.51) League Record, (B) ZOE LEVIN U23 1st (PB 12:12.34), 4 x 100m Relay 2nd (SB 47.96) SHEREEN CHARLES, SABRINA BAKARE U20, STEFFI WILSON U23, GEMMA NICOL, 4 x 400m Relay 7th (4:16.9) SABRINA BAKARE U20 (57.2), JO BLAIR (66.5), ZOE LEVIN U23 (68.6), SHEREEN CHARLES (64.7), High Jump (A) KATE JONES U23 4th (1.55m), Pole Vault (A) ARIANA GOMES U20 5th (2.30m), Long Jump (A) VICTORIA WALKER U23 8th (PB 3.53m w2.1 m/s), Triple Jump (A) NADIA WILLIAMS 1st (12.87m w0.0 m/s), (B) YAMILE ALDAMA V40 1st (SB 12.41m w0.0 m/s) and is ranked UK No.1 V40 in 2014, Shot 4kg (A) LUCY UNDERDOWN 2nd (12.61m), (B) SHADINE DUQUEMIN U23 6th (SB 8.76m), Discus 1kg (A) SHADINE DUQUEMIN U23 2nd (PB 53.44m) adding 1.96m to her 2013 throw, and is ranked UK No.1 U23 in 2014, (B) LUCY UNDERDOWN 1st (SB 43.30m) adding 11cm to her April throw, Hammer 4kg (A) RACHEL HUNTER U23 1st (61.41m), (B) LOUISA JAMES U23 1st (SB 58.86m) adding 2.43m to her March throw, and is ranked UK No.3 U23 in 2014, Javelin 600g (A) JO BLAIR 2nd (44.84m), (B) KATE JONES U23 5th (SB 27.83m)

EASTERN YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE ROUND 2 Took place in Peterborough on Sunday 11 May, and was an outstanding result for our Barnet & District/Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers composite team winning by a margin of 44.5 points. Match Result 1st B&D/SBH 622.5 points, 2nd Cambridge & Coleridge 578, 3rd St Albans 473.5, 4th Chelmsford 453, 5th Ryston/West Norfolk/Diss/Thetford 347, 6th Biggleswade 307, 7th Peterborough 281. After 2 rounds we have moved up to 8th place with 1138.5 points, leading are Stevenage & North Herts with 1539.5 points. There are 28 teams in the league.

The results are not on the Power of 10 yet, official results attached.

There were wins from JODY WALKER-PAYNE (200m), SCARLETT KENT (1500m), MANUELLA ALVAREZ (Long Jump), ELBY CINNAMOND (800m and Long Jump), FREDDIE SHIRET (800m), FINN HARVEY (1500m), MATTI HARRIS (1500m), JESSICA HURLEY (300m), OLIVER HOCKING (100m and Discus), THOMAS HUFTON (200m), ADAM SHIRET (800m), ELLIOT DEE (800m), GEORGE GROOM (1500m and Pole Vault), JAMIE HARPER (1500m), MICHAEL MILLER (Javelin), RENEE DAVIS (80m Hurdles and Javelin), JORDAN ARCHER (100m, 200m and Triple Jump), HARRY LODOVICA (Long Jump), TITUS TAN (Triple Jump) and ADAM ABDICHE (Javelin).There were UK Top 10 performances from FINN HARVEY (1500m No.4) and MICHAEL MILLER’S (Javelin No.8)

Under 13 Girls200m (B) JODY WALKER-PAYNE 1st (PB 30.63), 800m (A) LIA RADUS 2nd (2:33.31), (B) ELIZA BLAYNE 2nd (PB 2:47.90), 1500m (A) MIA GROOM 2nd (PB 5:18.27) taking 9.43 seconds off her 2013 time, (B) SCARLETT KENT 1st (PB 5:35.86) taking 8.09 seconds off her 2013 time, 70m Hurdles (A) SCARLETT KENT 6th (16.62), High Jump (A) MIA GROOM 4th (PB 1.15m) adding 5cm to her 2013 jump, (B) SCARLETT KENT 4th (PB 1.05m), Long Jump (B) MANUELLA ALVAREZ 1st (PB 3.83m), Shot 2.72kg (B) HANNAH BROWN 3rd (PB No Distances Recorded), Discus 0.75kg (A) MIA GROOM 3rd (13.17m), Javelin 400g (A) LIA RADUS 6th (PB 6.98m), (B) ELIZA BLAYNE 4th (PB 6.23m), 4 x 100m Relay 1st (57.63) 

Under 13 Boys100m (A) FREDDIE SHIRET 4th (PB 14.94), (B) SAM LEE 3rd (PB 15.08), 200m (A) FINN HARVEY 6th (PB 31.49), (B) MATTI HARRIS 6th (PB 33.69), 800m (A) ELBY CINNAMOND 1st (PB 2:24.62) taking 4.36 seconds off his 2013 time, (B) FREDDIE SHIRET 1st (2:32.24), 1500m (A) FINN HARVEY 1st (PB 4:48.89) taking 3.91 seconds off his April time, and is ranked UK No.4 U13 in 2014, (B) MATTI HARRIS 1st (5:29.80), High Jump (A) BEN BELLISARIO 2nd (PB 1.41m) adding 6cm to his 2013 jump, and he is 1.41m tall, Long Jump (A) ELBY CINNAMOND 1st (PB 4.70m) adding 41cm to his 2013 jump, (B) FREDDIE SHIRET 2nd (3.99m), Shot 3.25kg (A) JUDAH YAWITCH 7th (PB 4.24m)

Under 15 Girls100m (B) RACHEL CARTER 4th (PB 14.12) taking .38 of a second off her 2013 time, 200m (A) RACHEL CARTER 5th (29.78), (B) SOPHIA TAGLIA 5th (30.51), 300m (A) JESSICA HURLEY 1st (43.68), (B) TILLY SUTHERLAND-YOUNG 4th (49.96), 800m (A) JESSICA HURLEY 2nd (2:29.29), 1500m (A) JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 3rd (SB 5:53.50), (B) LIDIA KYRIACOU 2nd (5:49.54), 70m Hurdles (A) RACHEL CARTER 2nd (PB 12.32) taking .27 of a second off her April time, (B) HANNAH O’SHEA 4th (14.07), Pole Vault TILLY SUTHERLAND-YOUNG 2nd (1.70m), Long Jump (A) HANNAH O’SHEA 2nd (No Distances Recorded), (B) JESSICA HURLEY 4th (No Distances Recorded), Javelin 500g (B) EVEY BECKER 4th (PB 8.94m), 4 x 100m Relay 4th (56.56)

Under 15 Boys100m (A) LUKE CONSTANINOU 3rd (SB 13.09), (B) OLIVER HOCKING 1st (PB 12.99) taking .31 of a second off his 2013 time, 200m (A) LUKE CONSTANINOU 3rd (SB 27.15), (B) THOMAS HUFTON 1st (27.05), 300m (A) THOMAS HUFTON 2nd (42.15), (B) ELLIOT DEE 2nd (PB 44.49), 800m (A) ADAM SHIRET 1st (2:12.87), (B) ELLIOT DEE 1st (PB 2:13.11) taking .60 of a second off his April time, 1500m (A) GEORGE GROOM 1st (PB 4:23.30) taking .57 of a second off his 2013 time, (B) JAMIE HARPER 1st (4:34.70), 80m Hurdles (A) CHRISTOPHER MCDONAGH 3rd (PB 17.03), Pole Vault GEORGE GROOM 1st (SB 1.90m), High Jump (A) WILLIAM LEVY 2nd (PB 1.55m) adding 5cm to his April jump, (B) ADAM SHIRET 2nd (Equals SB 1.50m), Shot 4kg (A) CHRISTOPHER MCDONAGH 5th (PB 4.79m), Discus 1.25kg (A) OLIVER HOCKING 1st (PB 24.41m), (B) CHRISTOPHER MCDONAGH 2nd (PB 10.62m), Hammer 4kg (A) GEORGE GROOM 2nd (PB 13.06m), Javelin 600g (A) MICHAEL MILLER 1st (PB 42.65m) adding 54cm to his April throw, and is ranked UK No.8 U15 in 2014, 4 x 100m Relay 2nd (51.32)

Under 17 Women100m (A) EMMA BABALOLA (DNF), (B) LOLA DOWNES 2nd (SB 14.09) taking .05 of a second off her April time, 200m (B) GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 4th (PB 32.22), 1500m (A) GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 3rd (5:21.30), 80m Hurdles (A) LOLA DOWNES 2nd (Equal PB 13.41), (B) RENEE DAVIS 1st (PB 13.49) taking .38 of a second off her April time, Long Jump (A) RENEE DAVIS 3rd (SB 4.09m), (B) LOLA DOWNES 3rd (3.30m), Shot 3.25kg (A) EBONY COWARD 2nd (7.85m), Discus 1kg (A) EBONY COWARD 3rd (18.88m), Hammer 3kg (A) EMMA BABALOLA 2nd (20.26m), Javelin 500g (A) EMMA BABALOLA 4th (PB 11.58m), ), (B) RENEE DAVIS 1st (PB 14.67), 4 x 100m Relay 4th (58.96)

Under 17 Men100m (A) JORDAN ARCHER 1st (11.87), (B) RONNIE ELLIS 3rd (13.12), 200m (A) JORDAN ARCHER 1st (SB 24.09) taking .06 of a second off his April time, 800m (B) OLIVER GREENSTEIN 4th (2:27.09), 100m Hurdles (A) KARIM KESKAS 3rd (17.71), High Jump (A) ADAM ABDICHE 3rd (Equal PB 1.65m), Long Jump (A) TITUS TAN 2nd (5.04m), (B) HARRY LODOVICA 1st (SB 4.85m), Triple Jump (A) TITUS TAN 1st (11.45m), (B) JORDAN ARCHER 1st (10.00m), Shot 5kg (A) ADAM ABDICHE 5th (8.02m), Discus1.5kg (A) KARIM KESKAS 4th (20.37m), Javelin 700g (A) KARIM KESKAS 2nd (30.03m), (B) ADAM ABDICHE 1st (PB 27.65m), 4 x 100m Relay 1st (48.73)


Under 13 Girls100m DARA APOOLA (14.58), 200m MANUALLA ALVAREZ (PB 30.71), 800m SOPHIA STAAB (PB 2:46.79) taking 5.61 seconds off her 2013 time, MAAYAN RADUS U11 (PB 2:48.52) taking 4.48 seconds off her 2013 time, Under 13 Boys800m JUDAH YAWITCH PB (2:37.86), Long Jump SAM LEE (PB 4.32m), Under 15 Girls100m SOPHIA TAGLIA (PB 13.88), 300m GEORGINA EMANUEL (SB 48.28), EVEY BECKER (SB 50.29), 800m KAYLA MICHEL (PB 2:56.56) taking 7.42 seconds off her 2013 time, GEORGINA EMANUEL (SB 3:01.06), TILLY SUTHERLAND-YOUNG (3:01.37), Under 17 Men200m HARRY LODOVICA (26.03)

WATFORD OPEN GRADED MEETING – Took place on Wednesday 7 May.

For the Power of 10 results use this link once you access the PO10 result you can select “External Result” at the top of the page which will then load the official results.

The evening suffered somewhat due to the very strong wind, but we had 14 Humbugs producing 7 personal bests. JEREMY DEMPSEY U15 time of 4:19.36 in the 1500m took 8.39 seconds off his previous best, which took him to UK No.5 U15 in 2014, also JAMIE DEE U17 time of 4:01.28 also in the 1500m took him to UK No.3 U17 in 2014.

100m – Race SX3 LILLY BECKFORD U20 (2nd Claim) 3rd (PB 12.69 w1.8 m/s), Race SX4 ANTONIO INFANTINO 1st (10.86 w-0.2 m/s), TOM CAREY 4th (SB 11.84 w-0.2 m/s), 1500m – Race SX5 HENRY ROCHA U15 9th (PB 4:58.74) taking 2.29 seconds off his 2013 time, Race SX9 SOPHIA PARVIZI-WAYNE U20 12th (SB 4:39.64) taking 4.35 seconds off her April time, Race SX11 JEREMY DEMPSEY U15 2nd (PB 4:19.36) taking 8.39 seconds off his April time, and is ranked UK No.5 U15 in 2014, TOM FULTON U15 8th (PB 4:25.86) taking 3.50 seconds off his 2013 time, Race SX12 KHALID-ALI AHMED U17 1st (4:18.75), Race SX13 SAM GRIFFITHS U20 5th (4:14.53), Race SX15 JAMIE DEE U17 4th (SB 4:01.28) taking 1.26 seconds off his April time, and is ranked UK No.3 U17 in 2014, Race SX16 MOHAMED MOHAMED U23 11th (PB 4:07.11) taking 2.77 seconds off his 2013 time, Race SX17 MARK PEARCE U20 2nd (PB 3:57.44) taking 6.33 seconds off his 2013 time, WILL RYLE-HODGES U23 5th (PB 3:58.23) taking 3.52 seconds off his 2013 time, SX18 RICHARD CHARLES U23 2nd (SB 3:54.14)

During the Watford meeting the BMC Gold Standard Races took place, results were Men’s 800m – Race B PAUL LASLETT 6th (SB 1:54.91), Race C BEN ROCHFORD U20 2nd (1:55.63), ADAM THORPE U20 2nd (1:56.42), Women’s 1500m – Race A MELISSA COURTNEY U23 3rd (4:22.10)

AREA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS – For further Information on the various championships (Northern, Midland and Southern) including entry details please use this link

You will find the following Southern Championships on the above link – 14-15 June U20 & Seniors at Crystal Palace, Closing Date Tuesday 3 June – 13 July U15 Boys/Girls & U17 Men/Women 3000m also Relay Championships for U15 up to Seniors at Croydon, Closing Date Tuesday 1 July – 19-20 July Combined Events U15 up to Seniors at Bedford, Closing Date Tuesday 8 July – 16-17 August U15 & U17 at Crystal Palace, Closing Date Tuesday 5 August

ENGLAND ATHLETICS EBULLETIN MAY 2014 ISSUE 2 – Please use the following link

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.


The Meeting Elite de Montgeron Essonne took place Montgeron, France on 11 May

High Jump ALLAN SMITH U23 4th (2.22m)

The Bristol 10K (Road) took place on 11 May

ORLANDO EDWARDS V35 39th (5th V35 33.12), RACHEL FELTON 65th (4th Woman 34.47) 

The Newham Open Meeting took place on 11 May

100m – Race SM2 OJIE EDOBURUN U20 1st (10.81 w-4.4 m/s), Race SM3 NATHANAEL MURRAY U20 6th (SB 11.58 w-3.0 m/s) taking .15 of a second off his April time, Race SW1 DARYLL NEITA U20 1st (SB 11.65 no wind recorded) taking .19 of a second off her April time, and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2014 (UK World Junior Standard is 11.60)

800m TED NITBAZONKIZA U20 1st (SB 2:01.41) taking .51 of a second off his March time 

The Highgate Harriers Night of the 1000m PBs took place at Parliament Hill Fields on 10 May

Race 3 KOJO KYEREME V35 4th (SB 30:26.24) and is ranked UK No.2 V35 in 2014, Race 3 BETH POTTER 3rd (PB 32:45.69) taking 2 minutes 10.52 seconds off her 2013 time, and is ranked UK No.6 in 2014. 

The Ivy League Heptagonal Championships took place in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A on 10-11 May

3000m Steeplechase LIZZIE BIRD U23 (Princeton University) 4th (10:30.05) 

The NTC Pure Athletics Sprint Elite Meet took place in Clermont, Florida, U.S.A on 10 May

100m GREG CACKETT 7th (10.60 w0.0 m/s) then next race 4th (SB 10.46 w1.8 m/s) taking .14 of a second off his earlier race

The Crystal Palace Open Meeting took place on 10 May

100m – Race SM1 ANDREW AMOAH U20 2nd (11.24 w-1.9 m/s)

200m – Race SM1 ANDREW AMOAH U20 1st (22.75 w-4.1 m/s) 

The UCLA v USC Dual Meet took place in Westwood, California U.S.A on 4 May

Long Jump KEMI OLONADEU23 (University Of Southern California) (5.65m w2.4 m/s), Triple Jump (12.38m w1.3 m/s)

The Brisbane Health & Fitness 5K (Road) took place in Brisbane, Australia on 19 April

EMILY FERENCZI 11th (18.52) 


10 May – OAK HILLJAMES SOTHCOTT U20 1st (18.29), STUART SINGER V50 10th (20.43), ROBERT PICK V55 16th (21.57)

10 May – BLACK PARKRAY TUCKER V70 247th (29.31)

10 May – ST ALBANSELEANOR HUNT U20 15th (19.21), CLAIRE SIMM 80th (New PB 23.35) 

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