Happy Birthday this week to Helena Agholor, Chris Bennett, Maggie Cooper, Jeremy Dempsey, Colin Godfrey, Kojo Kyereme, Matthew Lally, Michael Miller, Anna Murphy, Samra Richardson, Ellie Welsh
RICHARD GOODMAN WINS TEAM SILVER MEDAL – Congratulations to RICHARD who in the European Cross Country Championships in Hyeres, France, won a Under 23 team Silver Medal. The GB team finished with 41 points, only 2 points behind the winners Spain. RICHARD in fact finished an excellent 11th place (23.53), with his GB team mate Jonathan Davies taking the Gold Medal (23.32), also Mark Scott was 4th (23.39).
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CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES AT ALLIANZ PARK – We strongly advise calling 0203 675 7252 to check availability should you wish to access the stadium outside of regular training evenings.
Opening Times – Thursday 24 December 9am-1pm. Friday 25 December, Saturday 26 December, Sunday 27 December, Monday 28 December Closed. Tuesday 29 December 5pm-9pm. Wednesday 30 December, Thursday 31 December, Friday 1 January Closed. Saturday 2 January Saracens Matchday. Sunday 3 January 9am-5pm.
KYLE LANGFORD TOPS POLL – Congratulations to KYLE who was voted British Junior Male in the Athletics Weekly readers’ poll, and received 34.8% of the votes. He also finished in 5th place in the British Breakthrough category, to DINA ASHER-SMITH. Congratulations also to ANTHONY WHITEMAN who finished runner-up to the hot favourite JO PAVEY in the British Veteran category.
GEORGE EVANS – Congratulations to GEORGE and his coach COLIN MCCULLOCH who have now been added to the National Academy.
Scottish Athletics convened recently with the intent to widen its key development programme, which will now be titled the ‘National Academy’. The objective is to develop the potential of young athletes to compete in the the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and beyond.
BOXING DAY RUN – Takes place from the Clubhouse in Allianz Park on Saturday 26 December. A run for all the family to run off the Christmas dinner, and Bryan is confident we may have near to 100 participants. Fancy dress is optional also family pets will be welcome. The race starts at 11.00am, and will cover a distance of 2 miles, 1mile for under 11s.
Entry fee £1 – Prizes, Raffle and Refreshments (donations to the raffle welcome).
ROAD RELAY 2016 AMMENDMENT – I was not aware that the date for the Southern Men’s/Women’s Road Relays at Milton Keynes has changed. It is now on Sunday 20 March. And not Sunday 2 April, which I published on the 11 December email, can you please amend your copy to the correct date please.
NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The third fixture of five took place on Saturday 12 December at Finsbury Park. On an overcast day the conditions underfoot were a mixture of good and muddy. This fixture took the place of the cancelled 24 October fixture, and unfortunately this week-end was also the Southern Inter Counties at Biggleswade. Which meant that a majority of our Boys were competing for Hertfordshire at Bigglswade.
Our Girls dominated the day with wins from SYDNEY ALLEN (U13) and JOSEPHINE CHADWICK (U15), SARAH BUTLER (U15) in her first race for Shaftesbury started steadily, and in the second half of the race came through the field to finish 3rd, AIMI WEIGHTMAN (U11) again has a consistent race finishing 4th. In the Boys races SAMUEL GREENSTEIN U11 finished 2nd after winning the first two races, and his brothers DANIEL (U15) and OLIVER (U17) both finished 8th. The Under 15 Girls made it 3 team wins this season, the Under 11 Girls finished 2nd, with the Under 13 Girls and Under 17 Men both finishing 4th
Under 11 Girls – (1500m) AIMI WEIGHTMAN 4th (6.30, ELOISE PALMER 11th (6.54), LOTTIE RACHEL 14th (7.08), 43 runners finished, the winner was O.Edwards of Dacorum & Tring (6.12). Team result 1st Cookham (21 points), 2nd SBH (29 points), 3rd Highgate Harriers ‘A’ (30 points)
Under 11 Boys – (2000m) SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 2nd (8.44), 54 runners finished, the winner was A.Turner of Thames Valley Harriers (8.39). Team result 1st Harrow ‘A’ (30 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers ‘A’ (44 points), 3rd Cookham (57 points), 7th SBH (117 points)
Under 13 Girls – (2100m) SYDNEY ALLEN 1st (8.48), LOUANN LAMY 18th (10.04), ELEANOR RACHEL 20th (10.15), 29 runners finished. Team result 1st Dacorum & Tring (20 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (21 points), 3rd London Heathside (32 points), 4th SBH (39 points)
Under 13 Boys – (2900m) MATTHEW MCATEER 9th (12.43), 31 runners finished, the winner was M.Watson of Highgate Harriers (11.56). Team result 1st Highgate Harriers ‘A’ (24 points), 2nd Dacorum & Tring (68 points), 3rd Cookham (74 points), 8th SBH (105 points)
Under 15 Girls – (2900m) JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 1st (12.30), SARAH BUTLER 3rd (12.34), KAYLA MICHEL 9th (13.07), LILE CORNWELL 10th (13.13), 26 runners finished. Team result 1st SBH (13 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (22 points), 3rd Highgate Harriers (24 points)
Under 15 Boys – (3800m) DANIEL GREENSTEIN 8th (15.35), 20 runners finished, the winner was H.Turner of Cookham (14.47). Team result 1st Cookham (22 points), 2nd Trent Park (49 points), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (52 points), 6th SBH (71 points)
Under 17 Women – (3800m) 5 runners finished, the winner was L.Cotterell of Harrow (17.08). Team result 1st Harrow (10 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (14 points), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (16 points)
Under 17 Men – (4700m) OLIVER GREENSTEIN 8th (19.23), NATHAN TADESSE U15 10th (20.41) unfortunately Nathan missed the start of the U15 race, 11 runners finished, the winner was W.McArdle of Trent Park (17.39). Team result 1st Trent Park (21 points), 2nd London Heathside (24points), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (39 points), 4th SBH (42 points)
WINTER POINTS UPDATE – Following last Saturday’s North West London League fixture, certain age-groups have now completed 3 fixtures, and these are the top 3 positions;
Under 11 Girls – 1st Aimi Weightman 24 points, 2nd Lottie Rachel 17 points, 3rd Saron Richardson, Isabelle Fleet and Eloise Palmer 7 points. Under 13 Girls – 1st Sydney Allen 24 points, 2nd Eleanor Rachel 13 points, 3rd Eleanor Roncarti and Louann Lamy 7 points. Under 15 Girls – 1st Josephine Chadwick 16 points, 2nd Scarlett Kent, Lidia Kyriacou and Mia Groom 13 points. Under 11 Boys – 1st Samuel Greenstein 24 points, 2nd Toby Edwards and Gianni Stubbs 7 points. Under 13 Boys – 1st Dylan Michel 15 points, 2nd Matthew McAteer 14 points, 3rd Josh Morgan 11 points. Under 15 Boys – 1st Daniel Greenstein 20 points, 2nd Jamie Harper 16 points, 3rd Nathan Tadesse 11 points.
SOUTHERN MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place in Biggleswade on Saturday 12 December.
Women 40 To 49 – JO KENT (2nd Claim) won the Gold Medal (23.40), 46 runners finished.
Men 40 To 49 – GARETH EDWARDS 49th (39.56), 81 runners finished, the winner was Chris Greenwood of Kent AC (32.12).
Men 50 To 59 – RAY POWELL 89th (52.21), 97 runners finished, the winner was Ben Reynolds of Thames, Hare & Hounds (33.58).
Men 60 To 69 – ROBERT PICK 22nd (45.14), RUSSELL DEVITT 38th (8th Over 65 52.33), 41 runners finished, the winner was Austin Soane of Aldershot, Farnham & District (39.07).
SOUTHERN INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place in Biggleswade on Saturday 12 December. A very good turnout of Shaftesbury runners, with pride of place going to JAMIE HARPER who won the Under 15 boys Silver Medal, and the Hertfordshire team including JAMIE HARPER, THOMAS PATRICK and JOE CHOTT won the team Bronze Medals. GABRIELLA KYRIACOU consistent season carried on and finished 4th in the Under 17 Women’s race. In the Under 17 Men’s race JEREMY DEMPSEY finished 9th.
All athletes were competing for Hertfordshire, unless stated.
Under 13 Girls – 37 runners finished, the winner was Saffron Moore of Hampshire (10.32). Team result 1st Kent (22 points), 2nd Hampshire (48 points), 3rd Suffolk (49 points), 12th Hertfordshire (251 points).
Under 13 Boys – LUCA STUBBS 35th (10.23), 91 runners finished, the winner was Harley Norman of Surrey (9.26). Team result 1st Surrey (16 points), 2nd Kent (37 points), 3rd Essex (60 points), 10th Hertfordshire (186 points).
Under 15 Girls – MIA GROOM 69th (15.21), SOPHIA DEMPSEY 72nd (15.25), SCARLETT KENT 87th (16.10), 99 runners finished, the winner was Jose Czura of Hampshire (13.17). Team result 1st Surrey (33 points), 2nd Essex (34 points), 3rd Hampshire (63 points), 10th Hertfordshire (221 points).
Under 15 Boys – JAMIE HARPER 2nd (12.15), THOMAS PATRICK 15th (12.42), JOE CHOTT 47th (13.08), HENRY ROCHA 62nd (13.32), JOSH EDWARDS 82nd (13.57), 92 runners finished, the winner was Lachlan Wellington of Hampshire (12.02). Team result 1st Essex (16 points), 2nd Surrey (52 points), 3rd Hertfordshire (73 points).
Under 17 Women – GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 4th (17.45), 83 runners finished, the winner was Lucy Pygott of Hampshire (17.29). Team result 1st Kent (22 points), 2nd Hampshire (44 points), 3rd Middlesex (76 points), 8th Hertfordshire (175 points).
Under 17 Men – JEREMY DEMPSEY 9th (15.28), HAMZA KADIR (Middlesex) 49th (16.41), 80 runners finished, the winner was Alasdair Kinloch of Kent (14.59). Team result 1st Kent (23 points), 2nd Cambridgeshire (44 points), 3rd Buckinghamshire (74 points), 6th Middlesex (97 points), 10th Hertfordshire (160 points).
Under 20 Women – CHARLOTTE JOHNSTON 25th (24.57), 46 runners finished, the winner was Niamh Bridsonhubbard of Kent (21.50). Team result 1st Middlesex (43 points), 2nd Sussex (64 points), 3rd Essex (69 points), 6th Hertfordshire (103 points).
Senior Women – 62 runners finished, the winner was Svenja Abel of Middlesex (21.36). Team result 1st Surrey (38 points), 2nd Sussex (60 points), 3rd Essex (61 points).
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.
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.
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
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.
UPCOMING FIXTURES FROM JANUARY 2016
NEW YEAR OPEN INDOOR MEETING – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Friday 1 January. For all age-groups except under 11s. Events 60m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 800m and Shot. Please use this link to enter online https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/competition-entry-forms/lee-valley-open-meeting/ online entries close Sunday 27 December. For all information and timetable you can download a PDF leaflet once you use the online link. Although entries on the day is accepted.
EHAC METASWITCH INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 3 January. Age-groups U17 to Senior. Timetable 12.30pm to 17.00pm. 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 Closing date for entries is Wednesday 23 December.
WINDSOR, SLOUGH, ETON & HOUNSLOW INDOOR MEETING – Takes place at Thames Valley Athletics Centre, Pococks Lane, Eton (Satnav SL4 6HN) on Sunday 3 January. Events 60m, 60m Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump and Shot. Entries on the day – all age-groups, £5 per event. Check in from 10.30am in the WSEH clubroom, close at 12.00 midday. Contact details Dennis Daly 01753 686169.
MIDDLESEX CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 9 January at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road (SatNav 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. Timetable 10.45am U11 Boys (1500m), 10.50am U11 Girls (1500m), 11.00am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.05am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.25am U15 Boys (4000m), 11.30am U15 Girls (4000m), 11.55am U17 & U20 Women (5000m), 12.25pm U17 Men (6000m), 12.55pm U20 Men (8000m), 13.00pm Senior Women (8000m), 13.45pm Senior Men (12000m).
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager
HERTFORDSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 10 January at Fairlands Valley, Stevenage. Changing is at the Sailing Centre, Fairlands Valley Park, Six Hills Way, Stevenage (Satnav SG2 0BL). 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 nearest car park is off Six Hills Way, signposted Sailing Centre.
Timetable 11.00am U11 Girls (1500m), 11.10am U11 Boys (1500m), 11.20am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.30am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.45am U15 Boys & Girls (4500m), 12.05pm U17/U20 Women & U17 Men (6000m), 12.30pm U20 Men & Senior Women (8000m), 13.15pm Senior Men (12000m).
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager
RESULTS – CROSS COUNTRY UNLESS STATED
The Metaswitch Open Games (Indoors) took place at Lee Valley on 13 December
60m – U15B Race 1.1 ANDREW NICOLAOU 1st (PB 7.54), Race 2.1 ANDREW finished 2nd (7.64), U15G Race 1.5 SHAKIRA RILEY 1st (PB 8.51) taking .50 of a second off her January time, Race 2.3 SHAKIRA finished 2nd (PB 8.48) taking .03 of a second off her Race 1.5 time
200m – SW Race 4 NENE HARRISON V35 2nd (PB 29.26), U15B Race 1 ANDREW NICOLAOU 2nd (PB 24.81), U15G Race 6 HETTIE VIRCHIS 2nd (PB 33.15)
800m – SM Race 4 RUFUS KENT U17 3rd (2:13.72), Race 5 OLIVER GREENSTEIN U20 4th (2:25.54) , U15B Race 1 DANIEL GREENSTEIN U15 3rd (PB 2:20.43) taking 5.36 seconds off his September time, SAMUEL GREENSTEIN U13 4th (PB 2:33.18) taking 1.07 seconds off his September time, U15G Race 1 SCARLETT KENT U15 2nd (PB 2:24.96)
High Jump – SX A WILLIAM LEVY U17 4th (PB 1.71m) adding 6cm to his May jump, SX B NENE HARRISON V35 7th (1.36m)
Long Jump – SX B HETTIE VIRCHIS 9th (PB 2.79m)
Shot 4kg – SW NENE HARRISON V35 1st (8.83m)
The Milton Keynes Half Marathon (Road) took place on 13 December
BARRY CHISHOLM V50 824th (1:59.40)
12 December – GUILDFORD – JOHN DRYDEN V65 107th (26.03) – HAMPSTEAD HEATH – LENARD MICHEL V45 22nd (New PB 22.17) – HIGHBURY FIELDS – BARRY CHISHOLM V55 46th (22.28) – MAIDSTONE – CLIFF GOLDING V60 66th (First Time 24.29) – OAK HILL – SAAM KYU SMART U17 31st (23.04), DOMINIC HOLMES U13 73rd (28.03) – POOLE – HUGH RICHARDS V65 227th (26.25) – SOUTHAMPTON – LUCY SHORT 11th (New PB 18.16), PHILIPPA AUKETT 25th (First Time 19.12) – ST ALBANS – SAM GRIFFITHS U20 2nd (16.31), CLAIRE HOBSON 138th (25.17)
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.