Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 2 May 2019

Happy Birthday this week to Bailey Anderson, Christopher Castro-Neto, Sophie Maddock, Henry McLuckie, Naomi Ogunniyi, Tim Saunders-Mullins, Adam Shiret, Gregory Thompson, Sam Trueman and Yuvan Vasanthakuran

2019 Summer Fixture Card Fixtures Issued 21-02-19 – Summer 2019 Fixture Card Issued 21-02-19
2019 Summer Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 08-04-19 UKWAL Team Managers Changed – Summer 2019 Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 08-04-19
All Lee Valley And Watford Open Meetings April To September 2019V Lee Valley Open Meetings April-September 2019 Issued 17-03-19  W Watford Open Meetings April-September 2019 Issued 17-03-19

Track & 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

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT ALLIANZ PARK  The current arrangements until further notice are that Pole Vault training is on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 18.30pm to 21.00pm. High Jump training is on Wednesday’s from 18.45pm to 21.00pm.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON in advance and let him know if you are planning to attend.

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2019 To all athlete’s young & old, are you aware of the Pole Vault sessions SBH, have in the indoor track, at Allianz Park on Monday’s & Wednesday’s evenings from 6.30pm. We have room to coach more of you, why not come along, see a session & get involved.
Last year 2018 in the Eastern Young Athletes League, we were unable to fill our full quota of athletes, in the Pole Vault, so why not give it a try for 2019.
Contact CLYDE GORDON at for more details.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT ALLIANZ PARK  Please note following requests BRYAN SMITH will be coaching steeplechase every Tuesday evenings from 18.00pm to 18.30pm. (not Tuesday 4 June, Joyce and I are on holiday).
All welcome but please be ready to start at 18.00pm as there is only 30 mins to cram in what we can.  Main concentration will be on hurdles and barrier work.
BRYAN coached current Senior Women 3000m Steeplechase Club Record holder JO ANKIER, whose time of (9:43.88) is ranked UK No.8 on the UK All-Time list, also JO holds the Under 23 2000m Steeplechase (6:48.92) and 1500m Steeplechase (4:52.5) club records, her 1500m time is ranked UK No.1 on the UK All-Time list.

RECENT NEW MEMBERSWe wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to DANIEL BANYARD, TOBY LAYCOCK, THEO MACHIN-PALEY, INDIRA PATEL, OR SEGAL and MACIE SUTHERLAND

NEW CLUB RECORD – Congratulations to GREGORY THOMPSON (Maryland University) who at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on 27 April, won the 2kg Discus with a personal best (65.56m). This added 4.17m to his 22 March throw, and ranks him UK No.1 in 2019, also putting him No.4 on the UK All-Time list. His throw eclipses ZANE DUQUEMIN’S (63.46m) which he set at Copthall on 30 June 2012.
Photograph shows GREGORY celebrating his record throw

100 PARKRUN CLUB – Congratulations to BRADLEY SINGER who at the Oak Hill Parkrun completed his 100th race, and joining his father STUART as a centurian.

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUETook place last Saturday at Perivale Park, apolgies but the results are still to be published.

LOOK BACK AT THE SBH CLUB MAGAZINEThe second article in the series covers the year 1970, and can be found below following the Parkrun results.

COPTHALL MASTER PLAN  To show support to Barnet Council in the provision of the new track at Copthall in 2021 it is necessary that we encourage ALL MEMBERS to log on and complete the online questionnaire

HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS Entries close soon,  DAYS 2&3 close on Saturday 4 May. For entry Information see Upcoming Other Fixtures below.

SBH AT THE VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON A very big thank you to the 60 SBH members who arrived at Billingsgate at by 6.45am on Sunday morning. The team again carried out the marshalling at the arrival points through to when the gun was fired for the 6-mini marathon races. I can vouch that the preparation work put in by RAY and CLARE POWELL is very much appreciated, following this on the day the whole team made the event go like clockwork, and ALASTAIR HADFIELD who now runs the event on behalf of London Marathon, was extremely impressed with our performance.
Following mini marathon, we had 31 members stay behind at Billingsgate, in which we then organised the “Contingency Role” for the main marathon. This involves evacuating the marathon runners in the event of an emergency, to the various marshalling points and vehicles. The team finished at 4.00pm.
Going back some 9 years ago I was a member of the team, when living in London, and as President of SBH I send my personal thanks to the team.

Below are 2 photographs, the first is of the team, although there are some members missing, which I appreciate is must be very difficult to get everyone together. The second is at the “Contingency Event” and left to right JOHN KELLY, NORMAN FOX, CLARE POWELL and ANITA KELLY.

VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MINI MARATHON An excellent day for our runners who represented the London Borough of Barnet in the Borough Challenges races (except those otherwise stated).
There were top 10 finishes from the following Under 15 Boys MUKHTAR MUSA finished 2nd with THEO MACHIN-PALEY finishing 6th for Hackney and LUCA STUBBS 8th. Under 17 Boys DAVID STONE finished 5th and Under 17 Girls LIA RADUS finished 4th.
In the British Athletics Road Championship races, there were top 10 finishes from the following Under 17 Boys HENRY MCLUCKIE finished 1st and KRISTIAN IMROTH 8th.

Borough Challenge Results
26th (18.21),ZICO JONES 74th (19.08) 180 runners finished, Team result 1st Redbridge (51 points), 2nd Lewisham (96), 3rd Kingston Upon Thames (107), 6th Barnet (123)
51st (20.34) 188 runners finished, Team result 1st Havering (58 points), 2nd Bromley (83), 3rd Lambeth (85), 14th Barnet (267)
2nd (15.13),THEO MACHIN-PALEY (Hackney) 6th (16.01), LUCA STUBBS 8th (16.20), ASH FOWKES-GAJAN(Enfield) 31st (17.13),SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 33rd (17.14), LEO RONCARATI49th (17.43), DYLAN MICHEL 50th (17.44) 161 runners finished, Team result 1st Richmond upon Thames (51 points), 2nd Barnet (92), 3rd Havering (116),11th Hackney (235), 18th Enfield (269)
18th (18.43),ELENA RONCARATI 51st (19.55),RACHEL PEARLMAN 58th (20.18),NATASHA TANNER 124th (22.54) 173 runners finished, Team result 1st Havering (18 points), 2nd Wandsworth (59), 3rd Bromley (81), 5th Barnet (137)
5th (15.00), LAURANCE EDWARDS (Harrow) 26th (16.13),BINI BLOOM 44th (16.44), JUDE MIRANDA 46th (16.45), MITTIO MOHAMMADIAN 48th (16.54),DYLAN HEPWORTH 78th (17.41) 147 runners finished, Team result 1st Bexley (38 points), 2nd Ealing (75), 3rd Havering (82),6th Barnet (143), 14th Harrow (242)
U17 Girls– LIA RADUS
4th (17.56), MIA GROOM 18th (19.07), EMILY HATHAWAY(Enfield) 19th (19.08), GRACE INGLES (Hillingdon) 28th (19.29), SCARLETT KENT 33rd (20.00), NADIA POTTER 45th (20.47),JESSICA YEFET 46th (20.48),SARA ROURKE 69th (21.49) 133 runners finished, Team result 1st Richmond upon Thames (41 points), 2nd Wandsworth (87), 3rd Barnet (100), 10th Hillingdon (262), 25th Enfield (356)

British Athletics Road Championships Results
U17 Boys– HENRY MCLUCKIE (South East) 1st (14.25), KRISTIAN IMROTH (East) 8th (14.43), NATHAN GODDARD (East) 54th (15.34), 71 runners finished, Team result 1st South East (16 points), 2nd London (69), 3rd North West (71), 9th East (137)
(East) 31st (17.54) 69 runners finished, Team result 1st Scotland (43 points), 2nd South East (43), 3rd East Midlands (58), 6th East (110) 

Photographs of the London Borough of Barnet Under 13, 15 and 17 Mens teams



















































VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHONCongratulations to the following finishers TONY JACKSON V50 947th (SB 2:48.36), STUART SINGER V55 8626th (SB 3:38.34)

INTERTRUST CHALLENGE OPEN OUTDOOR MEETING – Took place in St Peter Port, Jersey on 28 April
100m – SX 5 SAM DAWKINS 1st (SB 11.18 w-0.1)
200m – SX 1 SAM DAWKINS 1st (SB 22.65 w-1.2)

MEDWAY AND MAIDSTONE AC OPEN OUTDOOR MEETING – Took place in Gillingham on 28 April
100m – SX 1.4 MARLI JESSOP U17 (2nd Claim) 5th (13.28 w-2.0), REMI JESSOP U20 (2nd Claim) 7th (13.35 w-2.0)
80m Hurdles – U17W MARLI JESSOP (2nd Claim) 1st (12.01 w-0.8)
Discus 1kg – SX A JESSICA EMERY U20 2nd (SB 38.99m) adding 54cm to her 7 April throw, and is ranked UK No.5 U20 in 2019
Hammer 6kg – SX B JAMES LANCASTER U20 2nd (SB 60.38m) and is ranked UK No.5 U20 in 2019

OLIVER GREENSTEIN U20 7th (PB 76.58), JESSICA HURLEY U20 209th (PB 98.51)

400m – SM 1 ROBERT SHIPLEY (HCA) 2nd (48.73)
400m Hurdles – SM 1 DANIEL REES 1st (SB 55.47) and is ranked UK No.7 in 2019
Discus 2kg – SM OLIVER MASSINGHAM U23 (2nd Claim) 1st (SB 44.12m) and is ranked UK No.7 U23 in 2019

100m – SW A REBECCA JEGGO U20 (HCA/2nd Claim) 1st (SB 12.4 nwr) and is ranked UK No.7 U20 in 2019, B JOY OGUNLEYE U20 (HCA/2nd Claim) 1st (SB 12.7 nwr)
200m – SW A REBECCA JEGGO U20 (HCA/2nd Claim) 1st (25.7 nwr), B JOY OGUNLEYE U20 (HCA/2nd Claim) 1st (25.6 nwr)
400m Hurdles – SW A HAYLEY MCLEAN (HCA) 1st (SB 61.4) and is ranked UK No.3 in 2019
Javelin 800g – SM B JAMES HAMBLIN (2nd Claim) 3rd (SB 26.28m)

NATIONAL RELAY OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place in Fayetteville, Arizona, USA on 25-27 April
Long Jump – SM A ADE MASON U23 (Oklahoma University) 1st (7.03m w0.7)
Hammer 7.26kg – SM B FELAN MCGUIGAN (Texas Christian University) 4th (61.89m)
DRAKE RELAY OUTDOOR MEETING – Took place in Des Moines, Iowa, USA on 24-27 April
Hammer 4kg – SW B REBECCA KEATING U23 (Missouri University) 6th (57.26m)

NORTH EAST GRAND PRIX OUTDOOR MEETING – Took place in Jarrow on 24 April
150m – SX B JASON NICHOLSON U23 (2nd Claim) 2nd (PB 16.30 nwr) and is ranked UK No.3 in 2019
LEE VALLEY SPRINTS OUTDOOR MEETING – Took place at Lee Valley on 24 April
100m – SX 2 ANDREW NICLOAOU U17 7th (11.38 w4.9), 3 CEAKE MADDIX U20 6th (11.39 w3.5), TYRIQ LAFEUILLE U20 8th (11.82 w3.5), 4 JUBRIL ADENIJI U17 1st (PB 11.35 w3.5), 7 NAOMI PALMER U17 5th (SB 12.82 w3.4)
200m – SX 3 ANDREW NICLOAOU U17 4th (24.13 w1.3), 4 JUBRIL ADENIJI U17 1st (PB 23.33 w0.3) taking .24 of a second off his 2018 time, 7 NAOMI PALMER U17 2nd (SB 26.09 w0.3) taking .32 of a second off her 6 April time

PARKRUN 5K RESULTS – 27 APRIL – BLANDFORD – HUGH RICHARDS V70 82nd (27.31) 116th parkrun – COTTESLOE, PERTH, AUSTRALIA – STUART MOORE V55 71st (27.24) 113th parkrun – GROVELANDS – JOSEPH HEATHER U17 6th (19.24) 27th parkrun – GUILDFORD – JOHN DRYDEN V70 304th (29.03) 120th parkrun – HAMPSTEAD HEATH – ORLANDO EDWARDS V40 1st (17.28) 20th parkrun – MAIDSTONE – CLIFF GOLDING V60 100th (24.33) 65th parkrun – OAK HILL – MATTHEW MCATEER U 5th (20.38) 23rd parkrun, JOSEPHINE CHADWICK U 33rd (23.39) 9th parkrun, STUART SINGER V55 63rd (25.04) 253rd parkrun, BRADLEY SINGER 66th (25.16) 100th parkrun, LILY PLASETT U 118th (28.02) 12th parkrun – PIESCHENER ALLEE, DRESDEN, GERMANY – AMY FRY V35 3rd (19.10) 4th parkrun – STEVENAGE – RUSSELL DEVITT V70 142nd (27.44) 148th parkrun – SUNNY HILL – SANJEEV BALLUCKSINGH V45 39th (New PB 27.06) 6th parkrun

PARKRUN 2K RESULTS – 28 APRIL – FRIARY PARK – ARTHUR PHILLIPS U11 2nd (7.25) 111th parkrun, POSIE SHAW U11 3rd (New PB 7.38) 27th parkrun

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 athlet4s. If anyone is also officiating can you please contact me, and advise me where and when.

SHAFTESBURY QUARTERLY MAGAZINE ARTICLE, JANUARY TO DECEMBER 1970 In December last year I wrote about the history of the SBH Magazine, in which I have copies back to September 1969. Today’s article covers 1970   March Issue 92, June Issue 93, September 94, December Issue 95 (which was produced by magazine editor HAROLD ASHTON).
Editors comments referred to one of Shaftesbury’s stalwarts ARTHUR KENDALL, who after 12 years as secretary of the Southern Counties AAA, has decided to put away his typewriter and pen. His efforts for Southern athletes have become a legend in and are impossible to catalogue.

This was our inaugural season in the Southern League, the Middlesex T&F Championships saw JULIAN GOATER winning the Junior 3,000m and 5,000m and third in the 800m, HUGH RICHARDS was an easy winner in the Steeplechase, also THANOS MORPHITIS won the Youth’s shot.

ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR FOR THE YEAR 1969-1970 Produced by our Secretary DONALD LEE.
The election of a first-class committee at last year’s AGM has brought the Club to an even keel again. Their vigilance over finance, and enthusiasm for the Club’s activities, have set a very high standard for Club morale. Our President, CHARLES HARRISON, who under Club rules must stand down after three years in office, has earned our gratitude for steering the ship through the rocks of amalgamation rumours and into the calm waters successful athletic endeavour.
CROSS COUNTRY  The outstanding performances of the season was by DAVE BEDFORD, still a Junior, in finishing 3rd in the Senior National Championships. He then represented England in the International, following in DOUG THOMPSON’S footsteps of 20 years ago.
DAVE created a sensation by winning the Senior and Junior titles in the Southern Championships, also JULIAN GOATER won the Youths title.
DAVE brought the Finch-Wayte Cup back to the Club by winning the Senior North of Thames, and the team finished second. The Seniors won the North London team race, with HUGH RICHARDS individual winner, and the Friendship Cup.
The Juniors were represented in all Championships, but with some away at college and injuries, we seldom finished a full team. DAVE BEDFORD won the Junior Inter-Counties.
The Youths had an outstanding season, JULIAN GOATER won the Middlesex, North of Thames and Southern Championships, and was 4th in the National, which he might well have won had he not had a bad fall. The team were first in the Middlesex and North of Thames, 3rd in the Southern and 5th in the National.
Our younger teams were active in the North West London League, the Boys winning their age-group, while the Youths, mainly a “B” team, were second

ROAD RUNNING At the start of the Club year the Youths won the Belgrave, Aldershot and Basingstoke open races. Towards the end we had a fine turnout for the annual evening race when we beat Thames Valley Harriers for the first time in the event. The best Senior performance was winning the Hornsey Relay for the first time. Road Secretary GERRY ELMORE is to be congratulated on the performance and enthusiasm of his team.
The highlight of the season was the 17th ANNUAL SHAFTESBURY 10 which will doubtless go down as the “10” miles to remember. Encouraged by his AAA Championship victory in the 10,000m the previous evening, DAVE BEDFORD led the field from one mile to the finish to shatter the course record by 23 seconds with a time of (47.55). Since this was set last year by Olympic marathon runner BILL ADCOCKS this performance was all the more remarkable.
The Press were delighted with all weekend and daily papers featuring DAVE’S success. The Daily Express headlined – At the AAA only two men raised the temperature. One (DAVE DEDFORD) rebuked these men of scant heart who say they must put their feet up for weeks after a big race. BEDFORD was out and about on Saturday, and won his Shaftesbury Club Open 10-Mile road race in record time.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Barnet attended the race, and started the race with its 240 runners, and presented the prizes. DAVE not only won the race but also the new Special Award donated by the Green Shield Stamp Company for the first Under 21-year-old to finish. In the light of DAVE winning this award he asked whether this award to be passed onto the next finisher. Unbeknown to him this was 18-year-old club colleague DICK BOBER finishing in 32nd place (54.26)
Remaining Shaftesbury results GERRY ELMORE 13th (51.56), MARTIN GREY 33rd (54.34), TED NOLAN 47th (56.20), DON LEE 102nd (60.52), ROLF CLAYTON 106th (61.29), JOE PHELAN 110th (61.32) and BOB HEWITT 114th (62.01). RGGER LITTLE finished 12th but is not yet eligible to score in open events. Shaftesbury following last year’s team win, we finished 3rd with (46 points), the winners were Cambridge Harriers (15) and 2nd Belgrave Harriers (25).

TRACK AND FIELD Club Captain MARTIN GREY has worked hard and successfully in raising a more complete Senior team, thanks to the stimulus of taking part in the Southern League. STEVE SCOTT, BRIAN DANVERS and TONY GAUGHAN have boosted the field events section.
DAVE BEDFORD provided a fitting climax by winning the AAA 10,000m title in (28:26.4), a Championship Best Performance, and then setting a new British record of (28:06.2) in winning for Great Britain against Poland on 12 September. HUGH RICHARDS represented Wales at an outdoor meeting.
JULIAN GOATER was selected to represent Great Britain in the European Junior Championships but had to stand down due to injury. JULIAN won the 1500m and 3000m titles in both the Middlesex and Southern Championships, won the English Schools 5000m, and was first for England in the 5000m in the English Schools International. His (14:33.8) for 5000m was a UK Under-18 record, and he also set new Club records at 1500m and one mile. BOB NICHOLLS was 4th in the AAA and Southern Long Jump, and 5th in the Southern 200m.
BRUCE WHITMILL was outstanding amongst the Boys, his best performance being 2nd in the English Schools Long Jump with 19ft 10in, a Club Boys record.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Which was presided by Club President CHARLES HARRISON who was in his third year, a large number of active athletes expressed their views on many track and social matters. Club Subscriptions were reviewed and it was agreed to increase them to, Seniors £2.50, Juniors £1.25, Youths 75p, Under 15 50p. A proposal came from athletes that a fee of 5p would be payable at all club fixtures, and was carried by all. HAROLD ASHTON pointed out that this is not so different from the “bath Money” or “Dressing Room” fee that used to be collected in the 1930s.

COACHING NEWS – BRYAN SMITH reported that there was an excellent response to Shaftesbury’s first Coaching/Training day on Sunday 2 November at Copthall Stadium. Also, some members showed interest in becoming coaches, and were given details of the Southern Counties winter coaching lectures at Crystal Palace.
As a part of increasing membership, BRYAN will be organising coaching days for Youths and Boys next spring, which will be open to schools and friends of members.

CLUB BEST PERFORMANCES After producing nineteen editions of the CBP book, HAROLD ASHTON has handed this task over to GEOFF MORPHITIS and this is his report.
Pride of place must, of course, go to DAVE BEDFORD, who now holds 12 club records, as a Youth, Junior and Senior.
I would like to take the opportunity of congratulating NEIL JOSEPH, HUGH RICHARDS, TONY GAUGHAN, DICK BOBER, MICHAEL CALDWELL, SID TURNHAM, JULIAN GOATER and BOB MEATON, who all put up some very creditable performances throughout the season.
The main problem I encountered is compiling the lists was the introduction of the metric system. Although the majority of tracks had been converted, some important meetings were still held using yards. As an aid to converting times, particularly for the mile to 1500m, I used the International Scoring Tables.
FINANCE The raising of subscriptions has helped the Club to pay its way. The sum from the Association of London Clubs, plus the proceeds from two Jumble Sales, have put the finances in a healthier state.
ARTHUR KENDALL, our Hon. Secretary for many, many years, will be able to make his long-awaited trip to New Zealand with a quiet mind.
GENERAL The question of new Club colours has been discussed but was over-whelmingly rejected. A light-weight vest for summer use has been proposed and is being looked into.

REPORT ON OUR FIRST EVER SOUTHERN LEAGUE FIXTURE Shaftesbury assembled their team at Bloomfield Park, fifteen men, good and true, determined to cover all events in a full programme, supplying two competitors in each event.

Heavily disguised as impartial officials, DAVE CAREY and PETER WOODSMITH were there in support, DAVE cunningly handed out stimulants from a big bag of fruit drops hidden in his pocket, while PETE made us of his artistic skill, feverishly drawing numbers to be pinned on vests. Well, who would have thought of bringing 15 number cards all with the letter 3 on.
Like all good meetings, things eventually got started. ROLF CLAYTON lost no time in scoring maximum points in the pole vault, and sprinted straight across to join STEVE SCOTT in the high jump. JACK SINGER added two feet to personal best vault to take maximum points in the B string. BRIAN DANVERS and CHRIS STEINLE were doing a little fancy work with the discus before turning their thoughts to the long jump and shot. CHRIS had brought his wife and newly acquired daughter along to meet us, and eyebrows were raised when she enquired whether anyone has a lump of sugar in his pocket to appease the baby. Big smiles all round when we learnt that her father in France keeps racehorses.
With the first four field events over, there was an announcement that the Steeplechase was off – no hurdles. Not to be outdone HUGH RICHARDS switched to the 400m Hurdles, with BRIAN DANVERS in the B string, and they both left the opposition far behind. Need I mention the 5000m? HUGH and MARTIN GREY gave a demonstration of effortless running and scored maximum points. The 1500m were tough races with ANDY TOMLINSON and TONY KENNEDY pulling out all the stops.
The competitive spirit was now running high and we had three volunteers for the high hurdles, eventually taken by HUGH and ROLF. TERRY JAMES could not stand the idleness any longer and ran a blinder in the 400m which was matched by JACK SINGER in the next race.
The oldest and youngest members of the team had been taking care of the sprints for us and duly collecting points on the way. ROGER BRUCK marshalled his team for the sprint relay, giving BOB NICHOLLS pride of place in bringing the team home to win.
Somebody remarked that the Trent Park College of Education should go back to school when the announcer broadcast that Shaftesbury were trailing Hayes by one point. It did put some magic into our 400m quartet, who refused to give an inch, to run Barnet to whisker, bringing the spectators to their feet.
Getting in some practice for the election, there was a series of recounts, before finally it was decreed that we had beaten Hayes by 156 to 144; so we go through to the next fixture at Borehamwood with top points.

NEW PRESIDENT At the AGM last November CHARLES HARRISON reign as club president came to an end, and he duly introduced our new President FRED HENNING.

FRED who was in his 69th year, joined the club in 1950 and found time to coach our youngsters. We had run into difficulties over a mid-week training centre for the winter, and here he came to our rescue, suggesting we use the “Hut” at the Burroughs. This we did for many seasons until our move to Maccabi, and many were the burn-ups that took place on the Watford Way when it was still had grass verges and the M1 wasn’t thought about.
The years we ran from the Burroughs were among the club’s happiest and most successful times, and FRED deserves an Oscar for the work he put in during these evening training sessions. He was always make sure that the showers were working and the water hot, and that there was a supply of candles for the frequent occasions when the lights failed. And every Tuesday night, come snow, rain or tempest, he would be seen making his way down to the local café with his jug for tea ready for us when we came in from the run.
FRED in the Borough of Barnet has been known for many years as Mr Athletics; to us in the club he is now Mr President; but looking back over his life one feels that he must qualify for the title of Mr Sport.

BIGISH JUMPS AND THROWS FEST 2019Takes place on Monday 27 May at the Bedford Stadium.
Events are High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot, Discus and Hammer. All events have a minimum qualification standard.
On speaking to the organiser last Thursday, and she said the entries have been phenomenal, therefore please be aware that all events have a maximum per event.
Link to all information including entries
Entries Close Sunday 19 May, or if events are full.

UK WOMENS ATHLETIC LEAGUE 2019 – We have had to make a number of management changes for our UKWAL team in 2019. NICOLE CARA has had to take temporary retirement due to a change in her personal circumstances (new job + new academic commitment). Her role in the interim period will be taken up by CLYDE GORDON who will look after the team on the day and the transport arrangements, with assistance from former team manager STEPHANIE PAPARIZOS.
COLETTE HURLEY formerly YDL team manager, will be taking on the responsibility for communication with the UKWAL squad.

UNDER 20, SENIOR AND VETERAN WOMEN – The North London Cross Country Association are considering a proposal to equalise the distance run by both Men and Women. Which means from 2019-2020 season the Women’s race would be 5 Miles of 8000m, increasing it from the current distance of 6000m. The Club has been requested to write to the Association by 31 May of the decision of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers members. Could I ask you to email me at stating whether you wish it to remain at 6000m or change to 8000m.

COPTHALL AND MILL HILL OPEN SPACES MASTERPLAN CONSULTATION –The London Borough of Barnet (LBB) have for some time been working on the Copthall and Mill Hill Open Spaces Masterplan which includes plans for the Copthall site to extend into a sports hub as well as maintaining recreation use. A draft plan was circulated in 2018 and a period of consultation took place and the plan was broadly supported.
During this consultation period above, Premiership Rugby (PRL), The Rugby Football Union (RFU), and World Rugby announced that it was extending the professional rugby season to June each year with effect from 2021. This prescribed change would significantly reduce the time when the Allianz Park Track would be in summer mode and available for club and school’s competitions. This change would mean that the track would not be in Athletics mode before the middle of July. Both Athletics and Saracens agreed that these changes would be detrimental to Athletics and Saracens proposed that they would, in consultation with Athletics and LBB, deliver a new Track on the Copthall site for Athletics. Athletics has been led in this matter by Dave Bedford, Bryan Smith and Steve Harris (Barnet & District AC).
LBB have now agreed a draft revised plan firstly to accommodate a new athletics stadium and secondly the inclusion of a proposal submitted by the ECB and Middlesex County Cricket Club. The revision to the design maintains the long-term vision for the site, which seeks to provide traditional and non-traditional opportunities with the ability to deliver a range of benefits for residents.
The Council are now consulting on this draft revised masterplan for Barnet Copthall specifically and welcome feedback on the proposal. The consultation will be live until 17 May 2019.
Please take a few minutes to follow the link above and to look at the proposals and submit your feedback.

SUPPLEMENTARY GUIDANCE NOTES FOR UKA RULES FOR COMPETITION 2018-2020 – Will All Our Athletes Note that the IAAF have amended rule 180.17 Time Allowed for Trials, replacing the 30 seconds allowed for a trial with 1 minute. The change is to be applied immediately.

The updated Supplementary Guidance Notes document can be downloaded by clicking the following link: Supplementary Guidance Notes (February 2019)
Please address any queries to A PDF copy of the Rule Book and supplementary notes can be found at

The current 2019 Summer Fixture Card can be found on the SBH website also the contact details for all Team Managers can be found here – and then select “Athletics”

EASTERN YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE (UNDER 13/15/17 MEN/WOMEN) The second fixture of five takes place on Saturday 4 May at the Westminster Lodge Athletic Track, Holywell Hill, St Albans (Satnav AL1 2DJ).
The timetable is on the SBH website, please use this link to view/print
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager, Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 2 May as the declarations have to be in on Friday 3 May.
UK YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE SOUTHERN PREMIER 1 (UNDER 17/20 MEN/WOMEN) The first fixture of four takes place on Sunday 5 May at the Palmer Park Sports Stadium, Wokingham Road, Reading (Satnav RG6 1LF).
The timetable is on the SBH website, please use this link to view/print
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager

HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 1 AND OPEN MEETING Takes place on Monday 6 May at the Ridlins Wood Athletic Track, Woodcock Road, Stevenage (Satnav SG2 9PA).
Events Veterans all events Men/Women, 1500m all age-groups Men/Women, Steeplechase 2000m Men and 1500m Women. This is the link to enter yourselves –
There are also Open Events which you have to post to SALLY GANDEE, All entries must be pre-entered, although track entries will be taken on the day (cash only).
Entries Closed

MIDDLESEX COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 11 May and Sunday 12 May
at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR).
This is the link to enter yourselves –
Entries Closed
HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 2&3 Takes place on Saturday 11 May and Sunday 12 May at Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Watford (Satnav WD25 7HH).
Events – For all age-groups Men/Women, excluding 1500m. This is the link to enter yourselves – or by post to SALLY GANDEE
Entries Close Saturday 4 May
BRITISH ATHLETIC LEAGUE PREMIERSHIP (UNDER 20 AND SENIOR MEN) The first fixture of four takes place on Sunday 12 May at the Swansea Athletic Track, Sketty Lane, Swansea (Satnav SA2 8QB).
The timetable is on the SBH website, please use this link to view/print
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager
VETERANS LEAGUE COMPOSITE TEAM WITH BARNET & DISTRICT The first of four fixtures takes place on Monday 13 May at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR). Currently the League Rules are that you need to be a 2nd Claim member of Barnet & District AC to compete, if not there are non-scoring events.
Awaiting timetable
Note: If you are available and wish compete please contact team manager Men David Wilcock Women Sarah Boxer

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE (UNDER 11/13/15/17 MEN/WOMEN) The second fixture of four takes place on Saturday 25 May at the Finsbury Park Athletics Track, Hornsey Gate, Endymion Road, London (Satnav N4 2NQ).
The timetable is on the SBH website, please use this link to view/print
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager, Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 23 May as the declarations have to be in on Friday 24 May.

VITALITY WESTMINSTER MILE Takes place on Sunday 26 May. The assembly area for the Vitality Westminster Mile event is in Green Park. The nearest Tube stations are Green Park and Hyde Park Corner. Piccadilly Circus, St James’s Park, Charing Cross and Victoria are also within walking distance.
For all entry details and full information please use this link

UK YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE SOUTHERN PREMIER 1 (UNDER 17/20 MEN/WOMEN) The second fixture of four takes place on Sunday 27 May at the Crawley Leisure Centre, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley (Satnav RH11 9BQ).
The timetable is on the SBH website, please use this link to view/print
Note: You will have to be selected by your respective Team Manager
VITALITY LONDON 10K Takes place on Monday 27 May, The Vitality London 10,000 starts and finishes in St James’s Park and uses Green Park as its assembly area.
The race starts on The Mall and finishes on Spur Road opposite Buckingham Palace. Runners follow a clockwise route around the City of Westminster and the City of London. It passes many of London’s famous sights including Admiralty Arch, Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral, Mansion House, the Bank of England, the Old Bailey, Somerset House, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.
For all entry details and full information please use this link

These fixtures you will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee

A WARNING REGARDING OPEN MEETINGS 2019 – I spoke to 2 of the organisers of open meetings, regarding whether there was a closing date for their meeting, especially as now entries are online only. Their response was when a meeting opens on the online system, there could be a 100m event that takes place between 19.00pm to 19.45pm, they would have ascertained that between these times there will be 8 races. Once the 64 entries for those 8 races have been filled, the event is therefore closed. Therefore, there could be a chance that an event could be closed 1 Week or 2 weeks before the meeting date. Therefore, please beware of this.

BRITISH UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 4 May to Monday 6 May at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
All Information including Timetable can be found of the following BUCS link
LEE VALLEY 5K FEST OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 15 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR). Age-groups U17 and upwards. Cost is £8 per race. Timetable commences at 7.00pm.
PLEASE NOTE: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link –
Entries Close Friday 10 May, Although This Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

WATFORD OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 15 May at the Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Watford (Satnav WD25 7HH). All age-groups including U13s.
There is an overflow car park prior to the main entrance on Horseshoe Lane if you are travelling up from the A405/Garston but we cannot guarantee if there are spaces.
Nearest large car park if the facility car parks are full is the Leavesden Country Park off College road (Satnav WD5 0NR) approximately 1100 metres, which is a continuation of Horseshoe Lane. Please note the Harvester Car Park is now pay and display
Timetable/Events7.00pm 400m no U13s, 7.15pm Triple Jump, 7.30pm 200ms, 8.00pm 800m no times over 2m 45s.
PLEASE NOTE: Entries online only, no entries on the day, for all information including entering yourself online please use this link –
Please Note: Be Aware That An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early
LOUGHBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL Takes place on Sunday 19 May at the Loughborough University Track, Ashby Road, Loughborough (Satnav LE11 3TU).

LEE VALLEY THROWS FEST OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Sunday 19 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR). Age-groups U17 and upwards. Events are Shot Put, Discus, Hammer and Javelin.
PLEASE NOTE: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link –
Entries Close Sunday 12 May
LEE VALLEY DWAYNE CHAMBERS MINI SPRINTS OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Sunday 19 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR). Age-groups School Years 2-6, 7-8. Timetable commences 1.00pm.
PLEASE NOTE: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link –
Entries Close Sunday 12 May, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early
LEE VALLEY SPRINTS OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 22 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR). All age-groups including U13s. Cost is £6 per race before Wednesday, £8 on the day. Timetable commences at 7.00pm.
PLEASE NOTE: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link –
Please Note: Be Aware That An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

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.

FACEBOOKPhotographs 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 last year “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

SARACENS SPORT FOUNDATION – Little athletics programme is an athletics ‘Multi Skills’ programme for children aged 4-9 years. The programme is designed to teach children fundamental movement skills of athletics – running, jumping and throwing. The sessions are game based and as of September there will be a progression throughout the term.
LAP runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 4.30-5.30pm – Term time only.
1st Legacy athletics club is a pathway club for children aged 10-15 years new to athletics. Children are introduced to all the different athletics disciplines and have the opportunity to develop running, jumping and running skills that we hope they will then go onto use as a participant in the formal athletics club structure or in any other sport for activity they choose to progress to. The lead coach is Gintare Dargeviciute who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the club.
1st Leg AC runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 5.00–6.00pm – Term time only.
For full and contact details use this link to the SBH website

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 (U16) Daily entry fee £2.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 65) Daily entry fee £2.20.
As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for membership of Allianz Park, this is a the link for all information and application form Allianz Park Membership Form 2017 Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers gains entry free of charge.
Charges for those with a membership card are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £3.60, Monthly fee £24.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00.
Please use this link to view all membership details and application form (which you can print)Allianz Park Membership Form 2017

All Allianz Park membership enquiries should be directed towards Emma Gouge at her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252, or Lauren Hewett at her phone number are (Office) 020 3675 7210 or (Mobile) 07881 297875