Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 16 October 2014

Happy Birthday this week to Georgia Bell, Nathan Fox, Robert Gayler, George Groom, John Herries, Dominic Holmes, Gregor Maclean, Megan McInnes, Geoffrey Morphitis, Rory Mudd, Dillon Stolarski, Ken Tollady, Adam Thorpe, Victoria Walker, Richard Williams

BEST PERFORMANCE TRACK AND FIELD AWARDS 2014 – Attached are the Men’s and Women’s awards lists, all awards will be presented at the Annual General Meeting which is being held on Tuesday 25 November in the Fez Bar area in the Allianz Park New East Stand starting at 8.00pm.

For the remaining newsletter information and results

ACTIVE TRAINING WORLD METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The first of five fixtures took place on Saturday 11 October at Claybury, Essex. It was a very pleasant day around 16 degrees following some early showers. This was a day to remember as JOHN KELLY celebrated his run by becoming the third member of the “100 Club”. His first race was on 16 December 1978 at Woodford, on the day JOHN was first Shaftesbury man home in 48th place (27.00), other notable finishers Gerry Elmore 70th (27.47), Crosby Walker 126th (29.35), Ken Tollady 137th (30.06) and Russell Devitt 169th (31.39). PHILIP CUNNINGHAM has now completed 96 races, and is still on target to reach the 100 races mark on 7 February 2015. Photographs attached of Ray and John not long after finishing the race, also the Senior Men’s Squad with head supporter Norman Fox holding the banner and John’s son Ben who ran in the Under 13 race.

This was the first time that an Under 11 race for Boys and Girls was held, which proved to be very successful with 44 runners taking part, of which 10 of those came from, Shaftesbury. There were Top 5 place runs from the following Young Athletes – FINN HARVEY won the Under 13 Boys, LIA RADUS and SCARLETT KENT were 2nd`and 4th respectively in the Under 13 Girls and JOSH EDWARDS was 3rd in the Under 15 Boys.

In the Senior Woman’s race RACHEL FELTON had an impressive win, in the previous 2 seasons she has competed in 8 races, winning 6 and 2nd in the other 2. MELISSA COURTNEY U23 came home in 2nd place and NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ finished 3rd. In the Senior Men’s race MICHAEL CALLEGARI U20 finished in his highest position to date 3rd, and GLEN WATTS came 6th.

Our Team’s performed well on the day with the Under 13 Girls winning by a big margin, the Under 13 Boys finished in 5th place and only having 3 runners (4 to score) that made the difference of finishing amongst the leading teams. The Under 15/17 Women finished in 6th place but not too far behind the 3rd place team, the Under 15/17 Men finished in 10th place.

The Senior Women finished in a splendid 4th place, and with only having 5 scoring runners (6 to score) they were only 25 points behind Serpentine, Simon tells me two of the girls were taken ill and could not run. The Senior Men also finished in 4th place which is a good start to the season, in the next race in Stevenage we need another 4-5 guys who are capable of finishing in the first 50 to make an impact. 

Under 11 Boys (1500m) – LUCA STUBBS 3rd (5.29), DYLAN MICHEL 4th (5.41), DILLON STOLARSKI 9th (6.03), SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 10th (6.06), SCOTT MCKENZIE (6.13) is over 11, 44 runners finished. The winner was Ruairi McConagle of London Heathside (5.25). There will be no team positions given for this race

Under 11 Girls (1500m) – MAAYAN RADUS 1st (5.43), AIMI WEIGHTMAN 3rd (6.05), SYDNEY ALLEN 4th (6.15), ELINA BULMAN 12th (6.47), LOUISA STAAB 24th (7.30), 28 runners finished. There will be no team positions given for this race

Under 13 Boys (3000m) – FINN HARVEY 1st (11.00), DANIEL GREENSTEIN 10th (11.47), BEN KELLY 40th (14.17), Team result 1st Herts Phoenix (156 points), 2nd Enfield & Haringey (144), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (136), 5th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (87) 

Under 13 Girls (3000m) – LIA RADUS 2nd (12.03), SCARLETT KENT 4th (12.22), MIA GROOM 6th (12.30), GEMMA HARPER 8th (12.37), BELLA GOODMAN-SPEARS 9th (13.01), SOPHIA STAAB 16th (13.25), 33 runners finished. The winner was Charlotte Buckley of Thames Valley Harriers (11.31). Team result 1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (108 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlet s (63), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (59), 10th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers “B” (18) 

As the Under 15/17 athletes run in the same race, their first position shown below is where they finished in their own age-groups. The second position in brackets is where they finished in the race itself, and those positions are used to calculate the team positions. 

Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Men (4000m) Under 15 BoysJOSH EDWARDS 3rd (12th) (15.02), RUFUS KENT 7th (21st) (15.20), HENRY ROCHA 10th (28th) (15.40), 37 runners finished. The winner was James Young of Trent Park (14.32). Under 17 MenOLVER GREENSTEIN 25th (39th) (16.10), 37 runners finished. The winner was Daniel Carpenter of Trent Park (13.46).

Team result Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Men Combined – 1st Trent Park (263 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (244), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (220), 10th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (137) 

Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women (4000m) Under 15 GirlsLIDIA KYRIACOU 9th (12th) (17.37), JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 11th (18th) (17.57), ANUSHA BULMAN 24th (37th) (19.36), 38 runners finished. The winner was Kosana Weir of Thames Valley Harriers (16.02). Under 17 WomenEMMA DWAN 10th (30th) (18.55), REBECCA ANDREOU 12th (33rd) (19.11), 18 runners finished. The winner was Erica Wallace of Ealing, Southall and Middlesex (16.32).

Team result Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women Combined – 1st Thames Valley Harriers (217 points), 2nd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (186), 3rd Enfield & Haringey (176), 6th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (135), 18th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers “B” (20) 

Senior Women (6000m) – RACHAEL FELTON V35 1st (20.53), MELISSA COURTNEY U23 2nd (21.37), NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ 3rd (21.49), JO KENT V45 (Barnet) 7th (1st V45 22.43), VICTORIA DAWES V40 26th (3rd V40 24.01), NATALIE CONNOR U20 28th (24.05), 169 runners finished

Team Result Division 1 – 1st Serpentine (272 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (260), 3rd London Heathside (258), 4th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (247). Veteran Division 2 – 1st Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (39 points), 2nd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (28), 3rd Highgate Harriers (23) 

Senior Men (8000m) – MICHAEL CALLEGARI U20 3rd (1st U20 24.52) and received £55, GLEN WATTS 6th (25.07), DAN WATTS 14th (25.50), ORLANDO EDWARDS V35 18th (26.16), PHILLIP CROUT U20 28th (2nd U20 26.49) and received £30, MATTHEW GRANT 66th (28.25), BEN GRAINGER U20 80th (28.53), TED NTIBAZONKIZA U20 109th (29.52), MICHAEL POTTICARY 110th (29.53), ROBERT RIGBY V50 130th (3rd V50 30.25), KEVIN WALDEN 158th (31.05), RONAN BREEN V40 170th (31.19), JOHN WHITWORTH 193rd (31.58), HENRY DISTASIO U20 198th (32.08), ROBBY IRVING U20 212th (32.39), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 270th (34.15), TIM PARKIN V35 370th (38.57), RAY POWELL V50 389th (40.57), JOHN KELLY V60 399th (43.01), 417 runners finished. The winner was Audun Nordveit of Highgate Harriers (24.35).

Team Result Division 1 – 1st Highgate Harriers (1133 points), 2nd Serpentine (970), 3rd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (934), 4th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (799). Division 3 – 1st London Frontrunners (1018 points), 2nd Hillingdon “B” (859), 3rd London Frontrunners “B” (764), 9th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers “B” (532). Veteran Division 2 – 1st London Frontrunners (157 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (124), 3rd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (103) 

Howard Williams Trophy Seniors – 1st Highgate Harriers (41 points), 1st Serpentine (41), 3rd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (36), 3rd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (36). Juniors – 1st Enfield & Haringey (54 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (47), 2nd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (47), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (47)

Cash Prize League (Top Ten) Men – 1st Audun Nordveit of Highgate Harriers (450 points), 3rd MICHAEL CALLEGARI U20 (448), 6th GLEN WATTS (445), Women – 1st RACHEL FELTON V35 1st (200 points), 2nd MELISSA COURTNEY U23 (199), 3rd NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ (198)

ANTHONY WHITEMAN – Athletics Weekly has short listed ANTHONY for Athlete of the Year in the British Veterans category. The remaining four candidates are Angela Copson, Irie Hill, Steve Way and Jo Pavey. So CAST YOUR VOTE NOW using this link 

INDOOR JUMPS TRAINING – Will take place at Allianz Park on Wednesday’s from 8 October to 10 December. The session is from 7pm to 9pm, warm up and registration 6.30pm. Cost (including entry into the facilities) Young athletes (U20) and students: £3 per session Seniors: £5 per session.

Pole Vault coached by Angus McKenzie and Allan Sutton, High Jump coached by Sue Smith, Long and Triple Jump coached by Alfredo Melao. For further information email or call Clyde Gordon on or 07753 985525. Flyer attached. 

SOUTHERN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – The following championships are taking place at Lee Valley;

Saturday 20 December U15 Boys & U17 Women Pentathlon – Sunday 21 December U15 Girls, U20 Women and Senior Women Pentathlon – Saturday 20 December and Sunday 21 December U17 Men, U20 Men and Senior Men Heptathlon, Entries Close Tuesday 9 December.

Saturday 10 January and Sunday 11 January U15 Boys and Girls, U17 Men and Women Individual Championships, Entries Close Tuesday 30 December.

Saturday 17 January and Sunday 18 January U20 Men and Women, Senior Men and Women Individual Championships, Entries Close Tuesday 6 January.

Attached are the details including the entry form, although it would be advisable to enter online at 

ENGLAND ATHLETICS WEBSITE – This is the link showing their current information, October Issue 2

RUN! LONDON NEWSLETTER – This is the link to the September edition 


SOUTHERN RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place this Saturday 18 October at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road, W12 0AE. Enter main car park off Du Cane Road (via Artillery Lane), through 6’6” height/width barrier. Extra parking will be available in the enclosed/fenced hospital parking area. Parking is free in all areas at the week-end. Start times 11.40am U20 Men (3x3km), 12.10pm U17 Men (3x3km), 12.35pm U13 Girls (3x2km), 13.00pm U13 Boys (3x2km), 13.50pm U15 Boys (3x2km), Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager

LIDDIARD TROPHY AND NORTH OF THE THAMES CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 25 October at Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury. Race headquarters is at the Kingsbury Free Church Hall, Slough Lane, Kingsbury NW9 8QG. Please park in nearby roads, not in the church Hall. Toilets available in Church Hall, no showers and very limited changing facilities, and Church Hall will not be available until 12.30pm. Timetable 1.55pm U17/U20 Men (3 Miles), 2.00pm U17/U20/Senior Women (3 Miles), 2.30pm Senior Men (5 Miles), Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager

NATIONAL RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 1 November at 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), 12.05pm U17 Men (3 x 3K), 12.30pm U13 Girls (3 x 2K), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3 x 2K), 13.20pm U15 Girls (3 x 2K), 13.45pm U15 Boys (3 x 2K), 14.05pm Senior Women (3 x 3K), 14.40pm Senior Men (4 x 5K). Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager 

ACTIVE TRAINING WORLD METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The second of five fixtures takes place on Saturday 8 November at Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Changing is at the Sailing Centre, Fairlands Valley Park, Six Hills Way, Stevenage SG2 0BL (Note the Sailing Centre closes at 16.30pm). Directions from the A1(M) leave at Junction 7, A602 to Stevenage. Follow the A602, Broadhall Way to the second roundabout. Turn left onto Monkswood Way and go to the next roundabout. Turn right onto Six Hills Way and follow for almost 1 mile. Turn left into park, sign-posted Sailing 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. There will now be an Under 11 Development Race for Boys & Girls (1500m) starting at 1pm prior to the first League race at 1.15pm.

Start times 1.00pm U11 Boys/Girls (1500m), 1.15pm U13 Boys (3000m), 1.20pm U13 Girls (3000m), not before 1.35pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4000m), not before 1.40pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4000m), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6000m), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8000m). Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.

Please go to Active Training World Metropolitan League web site for information on course maps, directions etc will be available 2 weeks prior to the race.

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. 

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 Royal Parks Half Marathon (Road) took place in Hyde Park on 12 October

STUART SINGER V50 (SB 1:32.07) taking 55 seconds off his March time           

The English Schools Cross County Cup Regional Final (Hertfordshire) took place at Queenswood School, Hatfield on 9 October

Still awaiting the results                          

The English Schools Cross County Cup Regional Final (Middlesex) took place at Harrow School on 9 October

Still awaiting the results


11 October – OAK HILLASHVIN KURI U17 3rd (19.20), STUART SINGER V50 32nd (24.28), ERIN VISAYA-NEVILLE U15 13th (New PB 25.38), KIRAN KURI U13 50th (27.16) – CARDIFFLEO KAYE U20 122nd (First Time 21.56) – GLADSTONEJOSH MORGAN U13 62nd (New PB 27.01) – GUILDFORDJOHN DRYDEN V65 189th (32.04) – PANSHANGERDANIEL DAVIES 1st (First Time16.44), CLAIRE SIMM 80th (First Time25.15) – ST ALBANSANDREW ROGERS U13 16th (20.21), CONRAD HOLLAND U13 17th (20.25)  

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  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

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

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 or Jenny Poll who will be at Allianz Park (Tuesday and Thursday Evenings) in the West Stand, you contact her at or her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252.