Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 21 August 2014

Happy Birthday this week to Frank Attoh, Evey Becker, Kimmel Gordon-Tindle, Oyinade Omidiora, Fatoumata Savadogo, Philip Shelley, Stuart Singer, James Sothcott, Ellie Spain

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place in Zurich, Switzerland on 12-17 August.

DAY 5 16 AUGUST – 4 x 400m Relay Heat 2 RICHARD MORRISSEY ran a very solid Leg 3 for the Ireland team, which finished in 3rd place in a new Ireland National Record (3:03.57) qualifying for tomorrow’s Final.

DAY 6 17 AUGUST – 4 x 400m Relay Final RICHARD MORRISSEY ran Leg 3 again for the Ireland team, which finished in a superb 5th place breaking their own Ireland National Record which they set in the Semi-Final (3:01.67)

NICK PERCY USA BOUNDNICK is off to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln soon where he will study Health, Exercise and Nutritional Science. The University is one of the oldest in America, and recently celebrated its 145th Anniversary on 15 February 2014. Nebraska is a mid-western state and Lincoln is an up-and-coming city of 300,000 people.

Two recent (Huskers) athletes competed in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow for Jamaica. Chad Wright finished 6th in the Discus final throwing (60.33m) and Nicholas Gordon in the Long Jump heats jumped (7.37m). Carl Myerscough one of GBs most successful athlete (Shot) is a former Husker, and holds the UNL record in the Shot (21.92m) and Discus (65.10m)

For the remaining newsletter information and results

MEDALS AT THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND U15/U17 CHAMPIONSHIPS Congratulations to our medalists EAVION RICHARDSON (Gold), JAMIE DEE (Silver) and ELLIOT DEE (Bronze) which took place at Crystal Palace on 16-17 August

200m – U17W Heat 2 EAVION RICHARDSON U17 4th (25.65 w-0.6 m/s) in the Final EAVION finished 4th (25.84 w-2.6 m/s), U15G Heat 4 JESSICA HURLEY U15 6th (27.67 w-2.9 m/s) in the Semi-Final 2 JESSICA finished 7th (27.34 w-1.5 m/s)

300m – U15G Heat 1 JESSICA HURLEY U15 7th (45.01)

1500m – U17M Heat 1 JAMIE DEE U17 3rd (4:14.22) in the Final JAMIE won the Silver Medal (4:08.5), U15B Final ELLIOT DEE U15 won the Bronze Medal (4:17.83)

Long Jump – U17W Final EAVION RICHARDSON U17 won the Gold Medal (5.67m)

Hammer 5kg – U17M Final BILLY PRAIM-SINGH U17 (2nd Claim) 5th (56.89m)

Javelin 500g – U17W Final EAVION RICHARDSON U17 6th (24.98m)

MEDALS AT THE SCOTTISH SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Congratulations to our medalists ANGUS MCINROY (Gold), RACHEL HUNTER (Silver) and CHRIS BENNETT (Silver) which took place in Kilmarnock on 16-17 August

400m HurdlesGEMMA NICOL 4th (PB 61.38)

Discus 2kgANGUS MCINROY won the Gold Medal (50.74m)

Hammer 4kgRACHEL HUNTER U23 won the Silver Medal (61.43m)

Hammer 7.26gCHRIS BENNETT won the Silver Medal (70.68m)

BMC GRAND PRIX Took place at a very windy Solihull on 16 August. The race of the meeting came from KYLE LANGFORD who finished only .74 of a second behind the winner Vincent Kibet of Kenya, also ANTHONY WHITEMAN and MELISSA COURTNEY produces season’s best runs ranked them UK No.1 and 8 respectively.

800m – Race A KYLE LANGFORD U20 2nd (1:47.45) only .04 of a second off his personal best, RICHARD CHARLES U23 6th (1:49.36), Race C BEN ROCHFORD U20 4th (1:54.24), Race H TED NTIBAZONKIZA U20 4th (1:59.00)

1500m – Race A ANTHONY WHITEMAN V40 5th (SB 3:44.28) taking 5.22 seconds off his 9 August time, and is ranked UK No.1 V40 in 2014, Race C PHILLIP CROUT U20 11th (3:55.76)

3000m – Race A MELISSA COURTNEY U23 1st (SB 9:34.17) and is ranked UK No.8 U23 in 2014

5000m – Race A MICHAEL CALLEGARI U23 5th (14:17.54)

DIAMOND LEAGUE Takes place in Birmingham this Sunday 24 August. Competing is YAMILE ALDAMA (Triple Jump) and KYLE LANGFORD who is running in the 600m race and will be taking on a certain DAVID RUDISHA.

ENGLAND ATHLETICS WEBSITE – This is the link showing their current information

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

ELEANOR HUNT In October I’m heading off to Bangladesh for 10 weeks as part of International Citizen Service to work with local communities in need of support on a development project (exact details TBC). As part of this I have to fundraise £800 for Y Care International (one of the development charities supported by ICS). I am doing a range of fundraising activities including a raffle and cake sales. I am also taking on the Live Below the Line Challenge where for one week I spend just £1 a day on food (not an easy task for a hungry runner!) and would really appreciate it if you could share my just giving page in one of your Shaftesbury update emails as I am struggling to get sponsorship! I also have a blog where people can find further information. It’s important to note that the £800 does not go directly towards my volunteering trip (as this is government funded) but instead ensures the charity can reach out to more communities in need. Do get in touch if you have any questions. Many thanks

FLAMSTEAD 10k Takes place on Sunday 19 October. GORDON BANKS Allianz Park Stadium Director is involved in organising a local 10k event in his village, Flamstead which is 30 minutes up the M1 from Allianz Park. Attached is the flyer giving information and entry details. The route is wonderful taking in some beautiful Herts countryside so I think it will become a very popular 10k event.


WATFORD OPEN GRADED MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 27 August at Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Watford WD25 7HH, nearest large car park if the facility car parks are full is the Leavesden Country Park off College road WD5 0NR (approximately 1100 metres) which is a continuation of Horseshoe Lane. Age-Groups are Under13 up to Veteran Men & Women (Under 13s may only compete in those events allowed by UK Athletics rules). Entry cost is £4 for one event, £6 for two or more events. Entries from 5.30pm, there may be separate desks for different events.

Start times and events 7.00pm 400m no U13s, 7.15pm Long Jump, 7.30pm 1500m no times over 5m 45s please, 9.00pm 3000m. Please enter yourself by using the following link to download on the Day Entry Form, also you can check on any last minute information then select Watford Open Graded Meetings at the top of the page.

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE Takes place on Saturday 30 August at Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon NW4 1Rl, and Is free to all members of Shaftesbury, but why not bring a friend and introduce him to athletics (there is a charge of £2 per event for non-members). Registration opens at 10.30am, and closes 30 minutes before the published start time. All events are for both male and female age-groups unless stated. Both track and field events commence at 12 noon. Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and register.

For timetable please use the following link 

QUADKIDS Takes place prior to the London Inter Club Challenge on Saturday 30 August. CLYDE GORDON will be managing the event, with registration from 9.30am, first event starts at 10.00am, and completion around 11.30am, and is free to enter for Shaftesbury members and is £2 for non-members. Quadkids is primarily for school years 3 to 7 inclusive, ie age 7 to 12 and includes the four core disciplines of running (600m), throwing (Vortex Howler), jumping (Long Jump) and sprinting (75m). All are welcome and Parents you may be asked to join in by helping out on maybe one of the events.


Takes place on Sunday 7 September at the Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road, Perry Bar, Birmingham B42 2LR. Following the paper match result Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers and Team Avon will now contest the final, along with Team Edinburgh, Team Glasgow, Birchfield Harriers, Rugby & Northampton, Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow and Blackheath & Bromley. For timetable please use the following link

EASTERN YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE PLATE FINAL Takes place on Sunday 7 September at the Ipswich Athletic Track, Northgate Sports Centre, Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich IP4 3DJ. Competing teams are B&D/SBH, Dacorum & Tring, Ipswich, Chelmsford, Cambridge & Coleridge and St Albans. This season we finished above all the competing teams except Dacorum & Tring, who finished just above us in Match 4.

For timetable please use the following link

EUROPEAN JUNIOR CLUBS CUP The European Champion Clubs Cup for Juniors is an inter-club competition organised by the European Athletics Association on a country by country basis. The competition involves the champion teams, on a separate basis as between men and women, organised as 3 divisions of 8. The GB&NI representatives, are selected following the Youth Development League final, so that the 2013 men’s and women’s winners compete in the 2014 European event. At the 2014 event, SBH for the men and Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow for the women, are in the top division with relegation for the bottom 2 countries and promotion for the top 2 from each division. This year, the top division meeting is being held in Castellon, near Valencia, Spain on Saturday 20 September.

The SBH team fly out on the Friday and return on the Sunday. It is a very high quality meeting with many European and World Junior representatives competing. SBH have been the only GB club to ever win either title when they won men’s title in 2012. For many of our Junior members this is the first experience of international competition. The club pay the bulk of the cost, although each athlete does make a contribution to the weekend. It’s a great team bonding exercise and has formed the basis of our senior success in recent years.

RESULTS – I endeavor to publish as many results as possible, as my main source is the power of 10 website. Unfortunately all races do not make the PO10. Therefore feel free to e-mail me the race, date and result if you have it, if not the result there is a good chance I can find it on Google.


The Newham Open Meeting took place on 17 August

100m – Race SMH3 NENGI OSSAI V35 2nd (10.98 w-0.8 m/s), Race SWH1 SHEREEN CHARLES 1st (12.49 w1.1 m/s) in the subsequent Race SW SHEREEN finished 1st (12.59 w0.4 m/s)

200m – Race SM3 LLOYD GUMBS 3rd (22.80 w0.5 m/s), Race SM5 NENGI OSSAI V35 1st (22.51 w1.4 m/s) 

The Burnham Beeches Half Marathon (Road) took place at Farnham Common on 17 August

RUSSELL DEVITT V60 228th (11th V60 1:47.39), BARRY CHISOLM V50 243rd (27th V50 1:48.47) 

The Birchwood 10k (Road) took place in Warrington on 17 August

PAUL SIMONS V50 28th (2nd V50 36.35) 

The Watford Open Meeting took place on 13 August

100m – Race SX1 SCARLETT KENT U13 5th (PB 14.83 w0.0 m/s) taking .27 of a second off her 2013 time

800m – Race SX3 SCARLETT KENT U13 7th (2:35.69), SX4 JUDAH YAWITCH U13 3rd (2:30.64), REBECCA HURLEY U17 4th (PB 2:30.93) taking 1.31 seconds off her April time, LIA RADUS U13 5th (2:31.34), JO KENT V45 9th (2:34.55), Race SX6 ELBY CINNAMOND U13 1st (PB 2:20.94) taking 2.16 seconds off his 3 August time, Race SX8 HENRY ROCHA U15 2nd (PB 2:19.92) taking .74 of a second off his June time, RUFUS KENT U15 8th (2:21.89), JESSICA HURLEY U15 10th (2:22.57), Race SX9 LIANNE LANGFORD U17 3rd (PB 2:17.62) taking .52 of a second off her 2013 time, NATALIE CONNOR U20 11th (SB 2:21.78), Race SX11 HENRY FULTON U15 9th (PB 2:17.83) taking .37 of a second off his June time, Race SX14 THOMAS FULTON U15 2nd (PB 2:05.48) taking 1.60 seconds off his June time, JEREMY DEMPSEY U15 6th (PB 2:07.01) taking 8.00 seconds off his 2013 time, HAMZA KADIR U15 10th (2:09.60), Race SX18 MOHAMED MOHAMED U23 1st (SB 1:57.69) taking 1.10 seconds off his January time, KHALID-ALI AHMED U17 3rd (PB 1:58.61) taking .81 of a second off his May time, Race SX19 DAVID BOWERS 1st (PB 1:55.53) taking 4.09 seconds off his July time, GLEN WATTS 3rd (SB 1:56.04) taking 3.22 seconds off his May time, Race SX20 ADAM THORPEU20 10th (1:59.90)

Shot 3kg FIONA MCQUIRE U17 (2nd Claim) 1st (10.86m)

The BMC Gold Standard Races took place in Watford on 13 August

800m – Men’s Race C ROCKY HARRISON U23 3rd (PB 1:54.26) taking .66 of a second off his 2012 time, PHILLIP CROUT U20 4th (PB 1:54.65) taking 3.49 seconds off his 2013 time, Women’s Race A MELISSA COURTNEY U23 3rd (2:08.15)

The British Masters Championships took place in Birmingham on 9-10 August

100m M35 Heat 1 NENGI OSSAI V35 1st (11.14 w0.8 m/s)

200m M35 Heat 2 NENGI OSSAI V35 1st (22.55 w-0.3 m/s)

400m W45 Final LISA WEBB V45 4th (SB 68.79)

800m W45 Final JO KENT V45 4th (2:39.51)

1500m W45 Final JO KENT V45 won the Bronze Medal (5:05.82), LISA WEBB V45 4th (5:07.27)

5000m W45 Final JO KENT V45 won the Gold Medal (PB 18:37.45) taking 3.97 seconds off her April time 


16 August – OAK HILLMOHAMED MOHAMED U23 1st (First Time 16.23, KHALID-ALI AHMED U17 2nd (New PB 16.31), HAMZA KADIR U15 4th (New PB 18.42), LIA RADUS U13 7th (New PB 19.35), SAAM KYU SMART U15 12th (20.28), GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U17 15th (21.07), LIDIA KYRIACOU U15 16th (21.09), MAAYAN RADUS U11 15th (22.18), SUZU SATO U23 24th (22.37), MARIE SATO U15 31st (23.34), YEE YEWT SMART U20 44th (26.43) – BUSHEYJEREMY SOTHCOTT V50 441st (First Time 25.51) – PECKHAM RYEJAMES TRAPMORE V35 2nd (First Time 18.25) – ST ALBANSSAM GRIFFITHS U20 1st (New PB 16.09), RACHEL FELTON V35 3rd (New PB 16.41)

PHOTOGRAPH’S– From time to time we have photographs of our members taken at meetings or presentations which we would like to use both on the website or incorporated within our report to our local newspaper. Can you please let me know if you do NOT want your photograph to be used.

Please click on the link to access the SBH Website  If you view the News section then Club News, you will find the current and previously issued newsletters. Also there is Indoor News which also has the current and previously issued newsletters. We would welcome any comments you may have on the website.

This is the link to the London Athletics website, which contains useful information

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.

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – The current charges for using Allianz Park 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.

The above fees include the 10% discount which is given to members of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, if you are a new member you can pick up a discount form from the reception at Allianz Park.

Any official coach of SBH gains entry free of charge.

All membership enquiries should be directed towards