Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 20 January 2014

Happy Birthday this week to Tilly Adams, Manuella Alvarez, Jessica Brew, Josephine Chadwick, Crystal Collins, Charly Doyon, Molly Garden, Matthew Grant, Sam Hynes, Jade Ive, Jamal Lewis, Freddy Nash, Julia Nilova, John Otugade, Joseph Redwood, Chloe Rixon, Jaba Sokoya, Martha Whiting

JOHN KELLY – Congratulations to John who ran his 99th Senior race at the last Metropolitan League, and he is intending joining our other two Centurions at the next race at Wormwood Scrubs on 8 February. John’s first race was on 16 December 1978 (Aged 25) at Woodford, where he finished a respectable 48th (27.00) and was Shaftesbury’s first man home. Other SBH runners on that day were Russell Devitt, Gerry Elmore, John Hutchinson, Dave Mashiter, Ken Tollady, Crosby Walker and Doug Walsh.

The next member of the 100 club should be Philip Cunningham who has now run 94 races. So all you U17/U20 runners are probably looking forward to joining the 100 club in around 2040.

For the remaining newsletter information and results

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPSTakes place this Saturday 25 January at what should be a very muddy Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath NW5 1QR, nearest station is Gospel Oak, Start times 11.00am U15 Boys (4500m), 11.20am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.35am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.50am U15 Girls (4000m), 12.10pm U17 Men (6000m), 12.40pm U20 Women (6000m), 1.05pm U17 Women (5000m), 1.30pm U20 Men (8000m), 2.05pm Senior Women (8000m), 2.50pm Senior Men (12000m). Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager. We wish you all a successful day, and looking at the entries I think the next issue of the newsletter should make good reading.

This is the Club Championship race for U13 Boys, U15 Boys, U17 Men, Masters Men, U13 Girls, U15 Girls, U17 Women, U20 Women, Senior Women and Masters Women

There are still places available for the SOCIAL EVENING FOLLOWING THE SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS which is being held in the Magdala Pub, 2a South Hill Park, Hampstead NW3 2SB. The Club are subsidising the event so tickets are priced at just £5 each.

The menu is Thai Green Chicken Curry or Vegetable Lasagne. The function room which is above the pub has been booked for the night and takes a maximum of 65 people. If you wish to come for a drink you are most welcome, as downstairs is very large. The food will be served between 5.30-6.00. Simon will also have the Club Kitty to cover the cost of at least the first drink, to celebrate a gong or six at the Southern Championships. The Magdala Pub is a 6-7 minute walk from the Hampstead Heath track and right next to Hampstead Heath Overground Station, or 1 stop from Gospel Oak which is at the back of the Lido. To book a place now please contact RAY POWELL, e-mail or phone 01462 811165 or 07947 680507

STOLEN ITEMS AT THE MIDDLESEX X/C CHAMPIONSHIPS – The police have interviewed someone in prison who admitted stealing 3 items on 4 January at Linford Christie Stadium from kit bags – 2 iphones and mini tv device (ipad?). Are They Yours – If so please contact John Husbands of TVH on 07951 927724

BARNET SCHOOLS X/C CHAMPIONSHIPSTook place at Allianz Park on 15 January.

Note these abbreviations represent the following schools – AA (Ashmole Academy), BE (Belmont School), CC (Christ’s College), CO (Copthall), FCHS (Finchley Catholic High School), HA (Hasmonean), HB (Henrietta Barnet School), HE (Hendon), MHCHS (Mill Hill County High School), SJ (St James), SM (St Michael’s), QEBS (Queen Elizabeth Boys School), QEGS (Queen Elizabeth Girls School), WA (Wren Academy)

Results are as follows – Year 7 Minor Boys FINN HARVEY U13 (BE) 1st, BEN BELLISARIO U13 (MHCHS) 6th, Belmont School won the team title with 66 points, Mill Hill County High School came 3rd with 99 points. Year 7 Minor Girls MIA GROOM U13 (QEGS) 1st, OLIVIA BOWEN U13 (MHCHS) 2nd, NICOLE BOWEN U13 (MHCHS) 3rd, CIARA DALY U13 (QEGS) 4th, ELIZA SHELLEY U13 (MHCHS) 8th, NIKOLINA BANOVIC U13 (MHCHS) 10th, BETTY FORDE U13 (SM) 17th, Mill Hill County High School won the team title with 60 points, St Michael’s came 2nd with 108 points, Queen Elizabeth Girls School did not close out a team. Year 8 & 9 Junior Boys HAMZA KADIR U15 (CC) 1st, NATHAN FERNANDES U15 (FCHS) 3rd, RUFUS KENT U15 (QEBS) 5th, JACK BLOOM U15 (HA) 7th, FRANKIE FOX U15 (MHCHS) 12th, DANIEL HOUSLEY U15 (MHCHS) 18th, RUAIRI MCELHATTON U15 (FCHS) 19th, Queen Elizabeth Boys School won the team title with 82 points, Hasmonean came 4th with 248 points, Mill Hill County High School came 5th with 253 points. Year 8 & 9 Junior Girls MARIE SATO U15 (HB) 2nd, JOSEPHINE CHADWICK U15 (HB) 4th, LIDIA KYRIACOU U15 (QEGS) 5th, LAYLA WOODROFFE U15 (QEGS) 12th, KAYLA MICHEL U15 (MHCHS) 13th, ALICE YAU U15 (HB) 14th, TILLY SUTHERLAND-YOUNG U15 (QEGS) 16th, GEORGINA EMANUAL U15 (WA) 19th, JADE KASHI U15 (WA) 23rd, SOPHIE LEWIS U15 (MHCHS) 28th, EVEY BECKER U15 (WA) 38th, ELMA RIZVANOVIC U15 (MHCHS) 48th, Henrietta Barnet School won the team title with 90 points, Mill Hill County High School came 2nd with 137 points, Wren Academy came 3rd with 165 points, Queen Elizabeth Girls School came 4th with 167. Year 10 & 11 Intermediate Boys NATHAN BLOOM U17 (HA) 2nd, JACK FITZPATRICK U17 (MHCHS) 7th, Mill Hill County High School won the team title with 51 points. Year 10 & 11 Intermediate Girls CHLOE GOODSON U17 (HE) 1st, GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U17 (QEGS) 3rd, EMMA DWAN U17 (CO) 4th, GAIA CASCIELLO U17 (QEGS) 6th, ELLIE MCNAMARA U17 (SJ) 7th, CARMEN HOGG U17 (QEGS) 9th, Queen Elizabeth Girls School won the team title with 60 points. Year 12 & 13 Senior Boys JAMES SOTHCOTT U20 (AA) 1st. Year 12 & 13 Senior Girls MARIA PEREVERZINA U20 (SM) 1st

HAMPSHIRE X/C CHAMPIONSHIPS – took place in Eastleigh, LUCY SHORT finished in 25th place (35.34) the winner was Louise Small of Aldershot, Farnham & District (29.50).

WARM WEATHER TRAINING IN CYPRUS – If any of you young athletes (with or without your parents) are looking to combine a short holiday with some supervised warm weather training and a competition against local Cypriot athletes during the Easter school holidays, then have a read of the attached information document. It sounds like a good opportunity. The Training Camp is supervised by JON LENNARD, one of our Club Coaches who now spends the majority of his time in Cyprus.

NEWS FROM DOWN UNDER – No it is not that we have won a cricket match, Gerry Elmore has updated me about former Shaftesbury member Brittany McGowan now aged 22. Last year she recorded times of 4:15.60 for 1500 metres and 2:06.03 for 800 metres. She is Australian but spent some years in England where she and her sister Courtney attended Dame Alice Owen’s School. She ran for the club in the 2003 and 2004 track seasons recording 2:25.2 for 800 metres, 4:56.7 for 1500 metres and 10:52.1 for 3000 metres aged 13. She is well remembered for racing wearing a distinctive headscarf in support of her sister who had received treatment for a very serious illness. Happily Courtney, who also competed for Shaftesbury, recovered and is with the University of Canberra National Institute of Sport Studies. Brittany has competed for Australia at the World University Games.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY 92ND ANNUAL DINNER takes place at The Cumberland Hotel, Harrow on Saturday 1 February. Attached is the reservation form. 

COACH EDUCATION COURSES for the period January to the end of March, which are being held in the London area including Allianz Park are attached. If you wish to attend one or more of the courses please contact Nadeem Shaikh (Coaching Secretary) via email at: The club will pay for courses; the only commitment we ask is for you to coach at Allianz Park at least one day a week. 

INDOOR JUMPS TRAINING – With the 2014 Track & Field season less than 4 months away, it’s time for all JUMPERS to get back into training. After the success of the pre-Christmas series, SBH in conjunction with the NORTH LONDON ATHLETICS NETWORK are promoting a further 10 week training camp at Allianz Park to improve the skills and knowledge of athletes of all abilities. Coaches supervising the sessions will be – Pole Vault ALLAN SUTTON and BASIL BARA, High Jump SUE SMITH, Long and Triple Jump ALFREDO MELAO. The overall arrangements are under the supervision of CLYDE GORDON.

The camp will run from WEDNESDAY 8 JANUARY to WEDNESDAY 12 MARCH inclusive. The weekly session will start at 19.00 and end at 21.00 (warm up starts at 18.30). The cost to athletes to attend per session will be £3 per head for young athletes (U20) and students and £5 per head for seniors to include entry into the facilities. For further information email Clyde Gordon – 

HARROW ON THE HILL 10K ROAD RACE – Takes place on Sunday 16 February with a chance of becoming King & Queen of the hill award. Link for information

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.


Saturday 1 February – North West London League Match 4 – Being held in Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon NW4 1RL. Start times 12.00noon Under 11 Girls, 12.10pm Approximately Under 11 Boys and Under 13 Girls, 12.30pm Approximately Under 13 Boys and Under 15 Girls, 12.55pm Approximately Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Women, 1.20pm Approximately Under 17 Men. You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. 

Saturday 8 February – Active Training World Metropolitan League Match 4 – Takes place 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 1.15pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.20pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.35pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.40pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km). Please go to Active Training World Metropolitan League web site for information on course maps, directions etc and will be available 2 weeks prior to the race. Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. 

Saturday 22 February – National Championships – Takes place in Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Start times 11.00am U15 Women (5000m), 11.25am U15 Boys (4500m), 11.45am U20 Women (6000m), 12.15pm U13 Girls (3000m), 12.35pm U17 Men (6000m), 1.00pm U15 Girls (4000m), 1.20pm U20 Men (10000m), 2.05pm U13 Boys (3000m), 2.20pm Senior Women (8000m), 3.00pm Senior Men (12000m). Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager.


The British Athletic Cross Challenge took place in Cardiff on 19 January

Senior Men GLEN WATTS 5th (34.14), NIALL FLEMING U23 25th (36.46), DANIEL WATTS 29th (37.25) the winner was Adam Hickey of Southend (33.05). 


18 January – OAK HILL – LIA RADUS U13 7th (20.49), GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U17 8th (20.54), LIDIA KYRIACOU U15 16th (22.22), MAAYAN RADUS U11 19th (22.54), LOUANN LAMY U13 33rd (New PB 25.11), YEE YEWT SMART U20 54th (27.37), TATIANA KARPOVA V50 72nd (34.05)

18 January – LONGRUN MEADOW – MATT GRANT 2nd (First Time 17.36)

PHOTOGRAPH’SFrom 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

England Athletics London Region and the Saracens Foundation have appointed JARED KEELY as the Urban Athletics Activator for the London Borough of Barnet. JARED is based at Allianz Park and can be contacted on 020-3675-7243 or by email on

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