Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 18 June 2020

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 18 June to Angus Chisolm, Olivia Da Cruz, Aaron Ellington, Charlie Etami, Amelia Haffner, Rayyan Kaderbhoy, Charles Livingston, Ceake Maddix, Archie Nash, Sara Rourke, Freddie Shiret, Nathan Tadesse, Natasha Tanner and Asher Weissbart

RECENT NEW MEMBERS We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to AMY HOLDER and CLAUDIA KERRY-ROGER

CAN YOU HELP PLEASE During the period when all competitions are suspended, I will do my upmost in keeping the Newsletter information and other content going.
I would welcome any contributions From Yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also past warm weather training/holidays (No Club 24 please). Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me.

TRAINING VIDEOS PRODUCED BY JADE LALLY – JADE has recently produced two videos relating to the basic fundamentals for Discus, this is the link to JADE’S first video on How To Hold A Discus the second video is on Discus Basics: Foot Placement

YOU CAN JOIN TY HOLDEN’S CIRCUIT SESSION ON ZOOM – TY will be holding a circuit session on Zoom, which is a conferencing platform, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm. If you wish to join, please email TY at and he will email you an ID number for you to join in. Zoom can accommodate up to 100 users at a time.

UPDATE ON PROCEDURES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK FROM JEREMY SOTHCOTTWhich is now open to SBH members subject to the conditions below.
We have now negotiated the use of some Track & Field facilities with Saracens compliant with current guidance issued by the UK Government and England Athletics.
At the present time, the track & field groups will be limited to a maximum of five ‘Competing Club Athletes’ and one coach for each session e.g. 5 athletes on track and 5 athletes at the throws area.
Athletes should have their own implements. However, one implement of each weight will be left in the SBH store beside the sanitising equipment. Arrangements will have to be made in advance with TY HOLDEN.
Following Government Guidelines up to 5 athletes with a suitably qualified coach can now undertake Jumps training utilising jump beds and sand pits. We have updated our guidance documents, based on information and advice from our partners and government, to include guidance specific to Jumps areas (such as Cleaning requirements before, during and after sessions). Athletes, coaches, clubs and venues must follow the latest guidance – please read our updated guidance documents at: 👉
The indoor track and the clubhouse gymnasium cannot be used.
Athletes invited to train by their coach must be sent the attached Allianz Park Track & Field Agreement in advance of starting training at Allianz Park. The athlete and parent (if under 16) to sign and return to me and TY before they can train.  Athletes should meet their coach promptly at their booking time outside the SBH Clubhouse where they will be asked to confirm that they do not have, and that no one in their household has, (or has had within the last 14 days) any of the symptoms of COVID-19.
The athletes will then be escorted using social distancing (2 metres) into the SBH Clubhouse to sign the attendance record with times in and out of the stadium (black A4 folder on photocopier).  There is also some hand sanitiser on the table for use. Athletes must follow the instructions of the coach and observe social distancing during warm-up, the session and cool down.
Stadium Booking details
Please let me and TY know the names of the athletes and your preferred time slots for the following week (Monday to Sunday) before 6pm on the Saturday. We will confirm the availability and distribute the schedule to Saracens and to all coaches.
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
All 1 hour 35 minute slots (Saturday & Sunday – last slot finishes at 7.20)
9.00 – 10.35, 10.45 – 12.20, 12.30 – 2.05, 2.15 – 3.50, 4.00 – 5.35, 5.45 – 7.20, 7.30 – 9.00
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
There are 3 x 1 hour 35 minute slots and 7 x shorter 50 minute slots
9.15 – 10.50, 11.00 – 11.50, 12.00 – 12.50, 1.00 – 1.50, 2.00 – 2.50, 3.00 – 3.50, 4.00 – 4.50, 5.00 – 5.50, 6.00 – 7.25, 7.35 – 9.00
There is a 10 minute gap between each session for transitioning.
If you haven’t got a key fob for gaining access through the clubhouse, then please contact GEOFF MORPHITIS Mobile: 07976 994302 who will arrange to issue one to you. Please do not enter the clubhouse until the coach/athletes from the previous session exit.  No parents will be permitted to enter the stadium unless there is a child protection issue i.e. one coach and one athlete aged under 18.
There is a single disabled toilet (unisex) that can be used within the indoor area.
When going in and out of the Clubhouse from the carpark please make sure the door handle is left in the upward locked position at all times.
Link to the SBH Athlete and Coach Track & Field Training Agreement, which will sent to all participating athletes, and then to be returned signed by the athlete and parent – SBH – Allianz Park Track & Field Areement During Lockdown Period
Please let me know if you have any questions – JEREMY SOTHCOTT Mobile: 07764 621424 email

ENGLAND ATHLETICS DRAFT COMPETITION PROGRAMME – England Athletics have just published  May 2020 version 9 of The Draft Competition Programme for the period w/e 19 July to w/e 27 September. This sets the structure for joint men/women meetings which SBH hopes to follow.

All the promotions listed below are subject to: –
1. Government lifting the present lockdown by 1 July so as to allow group gatherings
2. UKA issuing specific instructions to allow compliance with Government requirements
3. Obtaining a sufficient number of appropriately qualified officials from the participating clubs
4. Facility availability
5. Securing a suitable First Aid provision
6. Receipt of the appropriate licences from UKA

Saturday 25 July – LICC (1) – Allianz Park – all age groups, Sunday 26 July – U17/U20 Southern Premier Division (1) – Allianz Park – (Inter-Club competition featuring the 6 clubs which would have been the now cancelled YDL), Sunday 2 August – National Athletics League – Premiership Division (1) – Bedford – U20 / Senior, Saturday 8 August – LICC (2) – Allianz Park – all age groups, Sunday 9 August – U17/U20 Southern Premier Division (2) –  Venue TBA – (Inter-Club competition featuring the 6 clubs which would have been the now cancelled YDL), Sunday 16 August – National Athletics League – Premiership Division (2) – Venue TBA – U20 / Senior, Saturday 22 August – LICC (3) – Allianz Park – all age groups, Sunday 23 August – U17/U20 Southern Premier Division (3) –  Bromley – (Inter-Club competition featuring the 6 clubs which would have been the now cancelled YDL), Saturday 5 September – U15/U17 Southern Area Championships – Venue TBA, Sunday 6 September – National Athletics League – Premiership Division (3) – Venue TBA – U20 / Senior, Saturday 12 September – U20/Senior Southern Area Championships – Venue TBA, Saturday 19 September – U15/U17 England Championships – Venue TBA, Saturday 26 September – U20/Senior England Championships – Venue TBA

The British Championships are due to be held in Manchester on 8/9 August, however, they have not yet been confirmed.


For me, Club athletics is still the backbone of our sport. Club success hugely depends on the willingness of individual athletes and their coaches to buy into the concept that running for the team is important. For endurance coaches and their runners, building your season around key fixtures is very important. It is not possible to race every weekend but with effective communication and realistic goal targets strong groups of athletes should come together for the major fixtures.
Reminiscing last week about the double victory in the 2009 National Cross Country Relays brought back some great memories of trips up to Berry Park in Mansfield in early November each year and of the positive value of every age group in a club supporting the big National events. Most of the bigger endurance based clubs have exceptional individuals/groups and intermittently duly win single titles but few clubs have the ability and organisation to be regularly successful in most age groups across the board in the same season.
On the 21 February 1998 saw the Relays transferred to February and Shaftesbury’s team managers and coaches had worked hard to encourage a very large contingent of ‘Humbugs’ to make the journey up the M1. They were rewarded with no less than five ‘Top Ten’ finishes. My key memory of that day was that Shaftesbury were represented in almost every age group race; not necessarily at full strength and not without some disappointment when arguably our best chance of success, the Under 15 Boys team, was incomplete at the very last moment. The Berry Park course is ideal for relays and a superb spectator course, winding its way in and out of woodlands and very visible across the meadows to the lake so the noise from supporters can be a huge encouragement for athletes to squeeze that extra bit of energy into your performance.

Shaftesbury’s Senior Men were looking to medal. While KEITH ANDERSON ran away from the field on Leg 1 to give Bingley a superb start in what was to prove a comfortable win with 2nd fastest time of the day, COLIN JOHNSTONE (16.01) ran a very sensible opening leg and duly brought us home in 8th handing over to DAVID BULLOCK who showed his 3m45 1500m pace to bring us up to 6th with an impressive (15.59). The ever consistent DOMONIC BANNISTER (15.25) flew around the lake and by the time he had finished his first lap was just few seconds off second place before powering away on the second lap to give ANDY ULVIN a 17 second advantage over third placed Salford. His (16.07) was a solid effort but with Bingley’s RICHARD NERURKAR in such impressive form out in front the battle was on for the silver and bronze medals. Morpeth’s IAN HUDSPITH had yet another great run to just hold off both Loughborough Students in 3rd and Shaftesbury with just 11 seconds separating these three teams – fourth was difficult to swallow but it was a great effort from the Shaftesbury quartet. Our ‘B’ team led the unofficial 2nd team honours in 13th position with CHARLIE LOW (16.42), JOHN SHERBAN (16.11), JONATHAN KILSBY (16.57) and ANDY MAGNALL (16.33) showing our depth of talent. GLYNN TROMANS imperiously ran fastest lap 24secs quicker than everyone else!
Final Order: 1st Bingley Harriers (1:03.00), 2nd Morpeth Harriers (1:03.21), 3rd Loughborough Students (1:03.25), 4th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (1:03.32), 5th Coventry Godiva AC (1:03.33), 6th Southampton RC (1:03.38)

The Senior Women’s team of HAZEL SUTHERLAND (10.46), RITA QUILL (11.08) and ANGELA JOINER (10.34) ran brilliantly to secure Bronze medals in a race run very much in the same fashion as the mens’. With Birchfield way out in front it was left to ANGELA to hold on to 3rd as LIZZIE TALBOT ran fastest time of the day for Bedford to pull them up to Silver medal position.  Interestingly, when the National Cross Country Relays returned to their normal November slot in the following autumn the Shaftesbury women clamed a resounding victory!
Final Order:  1st Birchfield Harriers (31.54), 2nd Bedford & County (32.22), 3rd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (32.28), 4th Charnwood AC (32.32), 5th.Sale Harriers (33.10), 6th Hallamshire Harriers (33.12)

The Under 17 Mens’ race included real drama – to quote Athletics Weekly, Shaftesbury Barnet were the surprise leaders of a South of England clean sweep of the medals – after a fabulous chase by Sale Harriers Manchester blew up near the end. Second place involved more drama when the results computer, refusing to believe two Bakers could clock (8.19) – because nobody had told it JOHN and DAVID are twins – decided Blackheath had an incomplete team, rather than the quartet that held off Aldershot’s English Schools’ 3000metres champion CHRIS THOMPSON.
Shaftesbury’s ‘surprise Gold’ was in fact a triumph for the underdog, sensible use of each runner’s individual strengths and huge support from Humbug faithfull around the course. First leg runner PAUL MURPHY brought us back in 3rd (8.06) holding STEVE VERNON of Stockport to 18 secs on the first leg.  PATRICK PEARCE (8.24) ran a very sensible second leg to consolidate our position. First year Youth RICHARD WILLIAMS, with an impressive (8.06) effort had reduced the 16 second deficit by the top of the long drag up to the top of the hill and then relentlessly built a 12 second lead by the end of the lap despite a scorching chasing run of (7.40) by ROB MAYCOCK of Sale. That JOE COLLINS (8.16), our final leg runner, and another first year Youth, maintained his concentration to produce a perfectly paced run was a triumph in itself. DAN AYTON of pre-race favourites Blackheath relentlessly wore him down while CHRIS THOMPSON, in typical barn storming fashion and encouraged by a baying group of MIKE WOODS inspired athletes ran (7.33), fastest time of the day, to pressurise the leaders. That long undulating finishing straight must have felt like ‘Hill 60’ in Leeds but JOE didn’t panic and a surge over last 50 metres ensured a well deserved win as just 6 seconds separated all of the medalists – exciting stuff and once again Veteran team manager TONY SMITH got his team order spot on!
Again, the SBH strength in depth saw the ‘B’ team take second team honours with MATT COLLINS (9.07), STEVEN EFTAKARI (8.51), ROSS ANDERSON (8.22) and NICK PHILLIPS (9.00) to finish 18th.
Final Order: 1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (32.52), 2nd Blackheath & Bromley AC (32.56), 3rd Aldershot & Farnham AC (32.58), 4th Sale Harriers (33.18), 5th Sunderland Harriers (33.22), 6th OWLS (33.32)


Shaftesbury’s combined U17/20 Women were not to be outdone as they placed 5th in their race. CHARLOTTE FERNE (10.16) brought us home in 23rd on first leg as she battled with a stitch and was followed by a terrific effort of (9.37) by SOPHIE KOEHNE which elevated us to 9th before EMMA BROOKER secured 5th place with a storming effort of (9.16). The ‘B’ team finished 14th with JO ANKIER (9.39), SARA DAREVE (10.24) and DONNA CONWAY (10.22). Our best three from these two teams would have medalled!
Final Order: 1st Loughborough Students (28.09), 2nd Charnwood AC (28.12), 3rd Morpeth (29.00), 4th Aldershot & Farnham AC (29.09), 5th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (29.09), 6th Coventry Godiva Harriers (29.28)

The Under 15 Girls team had high hopes of medalling and they duly produced the goods in a very exciting race which saw the lead changing hands several times. Bristol and Mansfield had a 10 second cushion at the end of the first leg with our JADE WRIGHT 7th in (7.46). The consistent SARAH STANMORE with (7.48) produced her usual solid performance as the order changed dramatically to improve Shaftesbury to 5th handing to LAYLA HALL who was in the middle of a rich vein of form. Her impressive (7.36) appeared to be claiming Silver but LOIS WHITTAKER of Sale just pipped her on the line producing fastest time of the day with (7.14) – 13 seconds faster than anyone else on the day as a very determined LAYLA brilliantly held off Havering Mayesbrooks’ fast finishing FIONA FULLERTON to secure the Bronze medal.
Final Order: 1st Peterborough AC (22.58), 2nd Sale Harriers (23.07), 3rd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (23.10), 4th Havering Mayesbrook (23.10), 5th. Bristol AC (23.150, 6th Aldershot (23.21)

MARTIN GREY CONTACTED ME RECENTLY Good Afternoon ALAN, very interesting piece by KINGSTON MILLS, although really a lot of common sense. The sort of running we do must carry very little risk indeed, but big mass events are obviously going to be hugely affected, and some creative thinking will be needed by the governing bodies for all parts of our sport.  Interesting that one of his ideas is to hold what we used to call Yacht Handicaps – slower runners starting first with the faster ones following at intervals. I think we used to hold these at Headstone Manor, Harrow and then at Cophalll for a while (1950s/60s).  KINGSTON was a key member of our relay and cross country races in the 80’s. For me the most memorable was our Dream Team which won the National 6 stage Road Relay in 1983 from the likes of Gateshead, Birchfield and Aldershot etc. The team consisted of NEIL LEACH, JIM ESPIR, RICHARD SAMUEL, JULIAN GOATER, STEVE LOWE and STEVE HARRIS.

Therefore, I have taken the baton up MARTIN, by consulting the December 1983 issue of the Shaftesbury Harriers Magazine. First there was a report from TONY SUNDERLAND who was a former Club President, Champion and Team Manager, and until 2019 was Chairman of Shaftesbury. Following this is the race report from MARTIN who at the time was the Team Manager.

TONY had the privilege to be present at Melton Mowbray on Saturday 22 October 1983 to witness Shaftesbury Harriers winning a National Senior team title, the first in the 93-year history of the club, and finally fulfilling the promise which we all felt was there.
The occasion was the National 6 Stage Road Relay Championships in which we had finished 2nd in 1975 and 1978, and finally this year we pulled together a dream team, and with tremendous efforts all round, won one of the most fiercely competitive relays for many years.
The possibility that we could win this relay dawned on all concerned when two weeks prior to the event the team which we finally on the starting line was drawn up, and although there were the problems, which we overcome by gentle persuasion and in certain cases not too gentle, all arrived at Melton Mowbray raring to go.
Before the day and on the way to Melton Mowbray confidence was riding high that a National title could possibly be obtained. On arrival, when the many stars from other teams were spotted and the line-up of Tipton, Gateshead and Aldershot became known, it was realised that the task in hand was formidable.
I have been to many National road relays, including the old London to Brighton, and it is a long time since I have experienced such tremendous atmosphere before even the first leg commenced. All the top teams were there, all fielding their strongest possible runners, and everyone seemed to be making the same comment that this was going to be some race and the outcome was impossible to foresee. This was the year to win and to leave in no doubt who was the true National 6 Stage Champion club was.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all members of the team for their tremendous performance, and MARTIN for his splendid efforts in being able to bring together this winning team. Also, a special thanks to DAVE SWEENEY who travelled as reserve, for being on the spot, should there be any mishaps with any of the selected runners.

MARTIN reported, a superb victory against the toughest competition – in no was a hollow win. Athletics Weekly published an excellent report, with photographs of JULIAN and STEVE. The Telegraph and Guardian stressed the high standard of our win but was more concerned about the lack of AAA officials from London and the fact that the race was held at a derelict-looking ironworks in the middle of nowhere.
NEIL (17.35) was 30 seconds down on ANDY HOLDEN on Leg 1 in 14th place – sufficiently in touch for JIM to produce an inspired run (17.15) taking us up to 5th place. RICHARD has a solid run (17.29) taking us up 1 place to 4th, JULIAN produced the third fastest leg ever run on the course (16.37) apart from MICK MCLEOD (16.31) today, and NICK ROSE ran (16.33) some years ago. Now in 1st place STEVE LOWE’S experience came in handy as Gateshead’s GARY NAGEL took off ridiculous fast on Leg 5 and led STEVE all the way round to the hill not far from the finish (17.22) – then died. Great excitement therefore when STEVE appeared in view STEVE HARRIS, despite some injury doubts, finished off excellently (16.53) and we beat a 100% strength Aldershot team (same as the winning National cross country team) by recording a new course record.

Result1st Shaftesbury Harriers (1:43.11), 2nd Aldershot, Farnham & District (1:43.21), 3rd Gateshead Harriers (1:44.28), 4th Tipton Harriers (1:44.45), 5th Staffordshire Moorlands (1:45.01), 6th Derby & County (1:45.17)

NEW MEMBERS IN 1983 Since Shaftesbury was founded 130 years ago in 1890, we have developed an abundance of athletes from a young age through to International standard. Also, many athletes have joined Shaftesbury based on improving themselves with one of the most successful clubs in the UK. In early 1983 we had four athletes join Shaftesbury, of which three were this country’s top Juniors, as well as a proven Senior International.

Strictly alphabetical – COLIN BOREHAM who is a GB Senior International in both High Jump and Decathlon. His all-round talent (number two to DALEY THOMPSON) will prove invaluable, particularly his expertise in the High Jump, Pole Vault and Shot. He has joined us in order to obtain top class club competition which we hope will provide the extra stimulus to push COLIN over the 8,000 barriers and truly into world class.
BILLY DAVEY is, of course, known as the GB Junior Pole Vault record-holder, but in addition he is an excellent athlete with all-round sporting ability – as indicated in the televised 1982 Junior Superstars Competition Final.
MICHAEL JONES is the AAA Junior Hammer Champion and has been aware of the club for some time, as he is coached by ALAN BERTRAM who has been a long time provider of Hammer throwers in Shaftesbury colours. MICHAEL competed in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul and 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur competing for England and came away with a Silver Medal.
PAUL MORGAN who was the top ranked Youth Javelin thrower in the UK in 1982. PAUL who is coached by his Mother, a former GB International ROSEMARY MORGAN.

DETECTIVE WORK FROM TIM PARKIN Hi Alan, thanks for maintaining the weekly newsletter at this moment in time. I’ve enjoyed reading the extra detail included on past events. In the newsletter 2 weeks you included a piece about the 1987 National Cross Country Relays which I read with interest and discussed with my dad. Whilst neither of us were there on the day but Dad looked out the copy of Athletics Weekly from his collection. The front page below featured MIKE WILLIAMS on the final leg



THE ATHLETICS MUSEUM A AAA LEGACY PROJECT In summer 2018, AAA formally identified the project of creating a museum of athletics as part of their legacy to the sport. Since then, a small team has been working to put this plan into action. Thank you for your interest in and support for the project; this is the link to the current newsletter TAM Newsletter Winter 2019 2020

OLYMPIC QUALIFYING PROCESS An updated Olympic qualifying process which can be found here.

BRITISH ATHLETICS LEAGUE 50TH YEAR BOOK We are delighted to announce that a publication celebrating 50 years of British Athletics League history is now available to purchase.
Copies can be bought for £5, or £8 for two, and £10 for three, which is the maximum order. The cost includes postage and packing, with all money raised going to help young athletes through the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund, which has also supported many BAL athletes on their journey along the athletics pathway.
To order, simply email with the details of your order and make an online payment of the appropriate amount to;
The publication itself features a range of nostalgic contributions from athletes, committee members, team managers and officials. Olympic champion and President of World Athletics, SEBASTIAN COE said: “The competition has been of constant high standard and I remember fondly my own competitions as a member of the Haringey team that were not only important for the club and its status but were important stepping stones to championships later in the season.”
There are great stories of feats that will impress, surprise and amuse you, from exhausted athletes doubling-up to score points, to guitar sing-alongs on team buses. Liverpool Harriers’ MIKE HOLMES has provided a fascinating series of archive reports that bring the piece to life, as do images by MARK SHEARMAN and MELISSA GRESSWELL. Statistical information has also been compiled by PETER MATTHEWS, with a club-by-club directory of every team to compete over the last five decades put together by MIKE HEATH.
Please note that orders will be satisfied on a first come first served basis. No booklets will be sent until payments have cleared so allow please allow seven working days between order and delivery.

ENGLAND ATHLETICS CORONAVIRUS HELP FOR ATHLETES Many thanks to TUNJI who as reported on the 19 March newsletter is the father of NIAH AKINTOKUN. 
In these unprecedented times, I wanted to draw the club’s attention to some of the great resources available online. England Athletics is expanding its campaign to support Athletics and Running for everyone @home, with a focus on ‘Running @home’ support and advice. The homepage can be accessed here
There are many webinars, interviews and tips from top coaches and athletes on how to stay conditioned and focused.
In addition, there are some fantastic videos for 4-11yr olds on the Funetics webpage put together in conjunction with England Athletics.  The videos demonstrate parents and children (aged 4-11) taking part in FUN activities based on fundamental core movement skills: running, jumping and throwing. Funetics is a programme that has been designed to reflect the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2. At this time when our children are currently schooling at home, we hope that these video activities will support the need for education to continue at home.  You can access the videos here   TUNJI AKINTOKUN MBE – Non Executive Director, England Athletics

SBH 2020 Summer Fixture Card Front Sheet Summer 2020 Fixture Card Front Sheet Final Issue 12-02-20
SBH 2020 Summer Fixture Card Fixtures, Updated 30-04-20 Showing Cancelled & Postponed Fixtures – Summer 2020 Fixture Card – Updated 30-04-20 Showing Cancelled & Postponed Fixtures
Track and Field Team Managers Details
Road Running Team Managers Details

Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the Allianz Park stadium – Membership details and Form can be either printed or downloaded
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to purchase one, please go to the bottom of this Newsletter


PARKRUN 5K RESULTS – Currently Suspended

PARKRUN – Can you make sure that you are registered as ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers’, as the link I use to select all results only shows SBH athletes. If anyone is also officiating can you please contact me, and advise me where and when.

UPCOMING SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS FIXTURES AND OTHER FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS – Due to the Coronavirus situation, all fixtures further notice. All fixtures have been Cancelled until the Tuesday 30 June, this is the link to the SBH Fixture Card updated on the 30 AprilSummer 2020 Fixture Card – Updated 30-04-20 Showing Cancelled & Postponed Fixtures

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. Also, I would appreciate if you could send me any photographs, which I can then publish on the website and newsletter.

CLUB EMBROIDERED RED HOODIES Currently there are now over 750 Hoodies in circulation, this is the link giving details on how you can order your Club Hoody for £35, which includes having your name embroidered on the front Club Hoodies Updated 01-07-19

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF SHAFTESBURY INFORMATION Currently I notify members (by email) using “MailChimp”. The reason I changed, was in November 2017 “Gmail” put a limit of 100 addresses that users could send to in a 24-hour period, and currently I send to approximately 850 members each issue.

On seeking technical advice “MailChimp” was recommended as the best way for SBH to go forward. There is one thing you should be aware off is that when you receive an email from me, the footer at the bottom has 4 options, of which one is “Unsubscribe Me From List”. Could I ask you not to select this as if you do you will be automatically removed from my distribution list.

SBH PRIVACY STATEMENT – In becoming a member, SBH will collect certain information about you. Can you please read the attached ‘Privacy Statement’ which contains Information on General Data Protection Regulations  SBH Privacy Statement Final April 2018

ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7250.

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – Currently the stadium is closed for athletics until the 31 May.