Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 24 September 2015

Happy Birthday this week to Julian Adeniran, Graeme Allen, Jim Alexander, Adam Baker, Margaret Beacham, Marion Buggins, Philippa Davenhall, Renee Davis, Isaac Fahidi, Colette Hurley, Randy Momie, James Toon, Luke Van Turenhout, Max Nissim, Lotte Rachel, Ta-Juan Subaran, Kevin Walden, Joseph Wetton, Sarah Williams

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Notice (attached) is hereby given of the 125th Annual General Meeting of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers to be held at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 24 November 2015 at Allianz Park (East Stand), Greenlands Lane, Hendon, London, NW4 1RL. Any proposal for a change of rule or nomination for office as per rule 22 (Nominations, proposed alterations to rules and notice of any business which it is desired should be placed on the agenda must be given in writing to the General Secretary at least twenty eight days prior to the meeting).

Please submit in writing to the General Secretary Philip Cunningham at by Tuesday 27 October 2014.

Currently there are 3 club officer positions vacant, which are Coaching Secretary, Eastern Young Athletic League (U13, U15 and U17 Girls) Team Manager and Men’s Masters Cross Country and Road Team Manager. If you are interested please contact the General Secretary by Tuesday 27 October 2014.

For the remaining newsletter information and results

BRITISH JUNIORS FLY THE FLAG IN INSTANBULThis year’s European Champion Clubs Cup for Juniors was held in Istanbul on 19 September. The British representatives were Blackheath & Bromley Harriers (women) and Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (men), both teams have a good record: B&B finishing 3rd in 3 out of the last 5 years and SBH winning in 2012.

After a safe journey to Istanbul, heavy traffic from the airport resulted in a late arrival on the Thursday night at the Hampton by Hilton Hotel. The Hotel and food were very good and we were all very well looked after by the hosts from the Fenerbahce Sport Club. The teams were up bright and early on the Friday morning for a tour of the central sites of the City and, between them, visited the Topkapi Palace and the Basilica Cistern before having lunch at an award winning restaurant. Unfortunately the Blue Mosque was closed for Friday prayers.

Both teams were then taken for a visit to the track for a warm-up and walk around. This is a brand new facility with the ECCCJ as its inaugural event. It was designed as the warm-up track for the Turkish Olympic Stadium, (about 200m away) and, like Stratford, athletics shares that Stadium with Besiktas, one of the leading Turkish football teams.

The meeting was very well organised, the weather was in the high 20s, but the only drawback was a strong headwind for most of the day of between -3m and -6m/sec, which resulted in slower than expected times all round, but particularly in the sprints.

SBH produced their best result since winning the event in 2012 by finishing a clear 3rd behind Spain and Turkey. Outstanding performances from Gerald Matthews in the sprints, with victory in the 100m, a close 2nd in the 200m and was joined by Chris Castro, Andrew Amoah and Alando Alfred when anchoring the 4 x 100m team of to a surprise win. Convincing 2nd places from James Hamblin in the hammer, Ethan Walsh in the pole vault and Ben Rochford in the 800m and a solid 3rd place in the triple jump in a very tight competition by Alando Alfred. Top 4 finishes were contributed by Sam Hazel in the 400m, Mark Pearce in the 3000m and Alfie Ingham in the javelin.

Team Captain Kyle Langford produced two more high quality runs on the day. Putting aside his hectic season in winning the European Junior 800m title and his subsequent selection for the World Championships, in Beijing, he held on to win the 1500m against a top class field and then went on with Sam Hazel, Billy Kelsey and Ben Rochford to anchor the 4 x 400m team to a classic victory. 3rd place team medals had been secured.

Following the recent win in the YDL Final, the Junior Men’s team can look forward to competing in the ECCCJ in 2016 which is due to be held in Castellon, Spain.

Finally, as well as thanking the athletes, can I thank the team of CLYDE GORDON, NICOLE CARA, BRENTON HALL and KATIE DOODY, without whose help and commitment we would not have had such a successful trip.

For additional reports please follow the UKA and London websites links and

Team result 1st Playas de Castellon (Spain) 117 points, 2nd Fenerbahce Sport Club (Turkey) 104 points, 3rd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 97 points, 4th LC Zurich (Switzerland) 82 points, 5th Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Portugal) 80 points, 6th Nike Klaipeda (Lithuania) 73 points, 7th AD Mass Ljubljana (Slovakia) 68 points, 8th TJ Sokol Opava (Czech Republic) 62 points

100m GERALD MATTHEW 1st (11.10 w-5.3), Non Scoring ANDREW AMOAH 2nd (11.57 w-2.9), CHRISTOPHER CASTRO-NETO 3rd (12.07 w-2.9)

200m GERALD MATTHEW 2nd (22.06 w-4.3)

400m SAM HAZELL 4th (49.91)

800m BEN ROCHFORD 2nd (1:54.48)

1500m KYLE LANGFORD 1st (SB 4:01.95)

3000m MARK PEARCE 4th (8:45.33)

110m Hurdles MATTHEW HALL 8th (17.16 w-4.2)

400m Hurdles DEREECE O’CALLAGHAN 6th (PB 58.83) taking .70 of a second off his 6 September time

3000m Steeplechase JULIAN LAMY 7th (PB 10:49.04)


4 x 400m Relay – 1st (PB 3:19.61) taking .31 of a second off their 2011 time, SAM HAZELL (49.2), BILLY KELSEY (51.2), BEN ROCHFORD (49.7), KYLE LANGFORD (49.6)

High Jump AKIN COWARD 5th (1.95m)

Pole Vault ETHAN WALSH 2nd (4.70m)

Long Jump ADE ADEFOLALU 8th (6.52m w5.5)

Triple Jump ALANDO ALFRED 3rd (14.24m w2.8)

Shot 6kg JAMES HAMBLIN 5th (12.96m)

Discus 1.75kg MATTHEW HALL 8th (PB 30.41m) adding 74cm to his 2014 throw

Hammer 6kg JAMES HAMBLIN 2nd (61.64m)

Javelin 800g ALFIE INGHAM 4th (51.82m)

SOUTHERN YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RELAYS – Took place on Saturday 19 September in Rushmoor Arena, Aldershot Another excellent day with the Under 15 Boys retaining the title they won in 2014, the Under 17 Men finished 6th and the Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women were 16th & 18th respectively.

Note 1st-3rd denotes (1st) team position at the end of that leg, (3rd) finishing position of the runner on that particular leg.

Under 13 Boys (4 x 2997m) – ‘A’ Team incomplete Leg 1 DYLAN MICHEL 7th (10.55) 14th fastest time of the race, Leg 2 MATTHEW MCATEER 16th (12.10). Team result 1st Aldershot, Farnham & District (43.30), 2nd Chiltern Harriers (43.38), 3rd Basingstoke & Mid Hants (43.44), 34 teams finished. Fastest leg Angus Williams of Chiltern Harriers (10.31).

Under 15 Girls (3 x 2997m) – ‘A’ Team 16th (35.48), Leg 1 SCARLETT KENT 25th-24th (11.57), Leg 2 SOPHIA DEMPSEY 22nd-17th (12.07), Leg 3 LIDIA KYRIACOU 16th-13th (11.44), ‘B’ Team 30th (37.02), Leg 1 MIA GROOM 30th-29th (12.05), Leg 2 GEMMA HARPER 34th-30th (12.33), Leg 3 KAYLA MICHEL 30th-29th (12.24), ‘C’ Team incomplete, Leg 1 JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 21st (11.48). Team result 1st City of Portsmouth (32.44), 2nd Herne Hill Harriers (32.52), 3rd Guildford & Godalming (33.08), 63 teams finished. Fastest leg Josie Czura Williams of City of Portsmouth (10.06).

Under 15 Boys (4 x 2997m) – ‘A’ Team 1st (39.27), Leg 1 HENRY ROCHA 14th-14th (10.00), Leg 2 JOE CHOTT 8th-8th (10.04), Leg 3 THOMAS PATRICK 3rd-2nd (9.50) 12th fastest time of the race, Leg 4 JAMIE HARPER 1st-1st (9.33) 5th fastest time of the race, ‘B’ Team incomplete, Leg 1 HENRY FULTON 19th (10.11), Leg 2 JOSHUA EDWARDS 13th (10.13), Leg 3 DANIEL GREENSTEIN 23rd (11.11). Team result 1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (39.27), 2nd Cambridge & Coleridge (39.58), 3rd City of Portsmouth (40.02), 45 teams finished. Fastest leg Lachlan Wellington of City of Portsmouth (9.17).

Under 17 Women (3 x 2997m) – ‘A’ Team 18th (35.17), Leg 1 GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 23rd-22nd (11.33), Leg 2 LIANNE LANGFORD 15th-11th (11.21), Leg 3 JESSICA HURLEY 18th-24th (12.23). Team result 1st Aldershot, Farnham & District (31.49), 2nd Bracknell AC (32.01), 3rd Chelmsford AC (32.08), 43 teams finished. Fastest leg Niamh Brown of Aldershot, Farnham & District (10.11).

Under 17 Men (4 x 3851m) – ‘A’ Team 6th (50.23), Leg 1 JEREMY DEMPSEY 4th-4th (12.01) 7th fastest time of the race, Leg 2 HAMZA KADIR 6th-15th (13.08), Leg 3 ELLIOT DEE 5th-6th (12.38), Leg 4 GEORGE GROOM 6th-7th (12.36), ‘B’ Team incomplete, Leg 1 OLIVER GREENSTEIN 39th (14.55). Team result 1st Tonbridge AC (48.05), 2nd Cambridge & Coleridge (48.47), 3rd Aldershot, Farnham & District (49.04), 28 teams finished. Fastest leg Alasdair Kinloch of Tonbridge (11.51).

SOUTHERN WOMEN’S ROAD RELAYS – Took place on Saturday 19 September in Rushmoor Arena, Aldershot. Well done on a good performance, dependant on availability we could improve on last year’s 11th place at Sutton Park.

Note 1st-3rd denotes (1st) team position at the end of that leg, (3rd) finishing position of the runner on that particular leg.

Senior Women (4 x 3851m) – ‘A’ Team 10th (57.36), Leg 1 NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ 5th-5th (13.04) 5th fastest time of the race, Leg 2 SOPHIA PARVIZI-WAYNE U20 2nd-2nd (13.34) 20th fastest time of the race, Leg 3 GRACE CONROY 16th-16th (16.59), Leg 4 VICTORIA WALKER U23 10th-10th (13.59). Team result 1st Cambridge & Coleridge (53.51), 2nd Bedford & County (54.03), 3rd Aldershot, Farnham & District (54.50), 64 teams finished. Fastest leg Amy Clements of Kent AC (12.54).

SOUTHERN MEN’S ROAD RELAYS – Took place on Sunday 20 September in Rushmoor Arena, Aldershot. A decent performance from the team

Note 1st-3rd denotes (1st) team position at the end of that leg, (3rd) finishing position of the runner on that particular leg.

Senior Men (6 x 6000m) – ‘A’ Team 36th (2:04.10), Leg 1 KOJO KYEREME V40 1st-1st (18.06) 5th fastest time of the race, Leg 2 RICHARD GOODMAN U23 2nd-2nd (18.45), Leg 3 MATTHEW GRANT 11th-33rd (20.11), Leg 4 ASHOK MATHUR U23 16th-38th (21.10), Leg 5 KIERAN LYONS U20 34th-65th (23.59), Leg 6 RONAN BREEN V40 36th-47th (21.59), ‘B’ Team incomplete Leg 1 TIM PARKIN V35 76th (24.57).

Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (1:50.14), 2nd Belgrave Harriers (1:51.32), 3rd Aldershot, Farnham & District (1:52.40), 69 teams finished. Fastest leg Phil Wicks of Belgrave Harriers (17.45).

Please use this link which has the official results for all the Southern Road Relays

ENGLISH SCHOOLS COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Congratulations to DYLAN CARLSSON-SMITH who finished an excellent 8th place in the U20 Men’s Decathlon, setting a personal best 6033 points, adding 155 points to his June total. They took place in Bedford on 19-20 September

Events100m (12.10 w-1.1), 400m (PB 54.79) taking .13 of a second off his May time, 1500m (4:57.86), 110m Hurdles (16.58 w0.8), High Jump (1.76m), Pole Vault (3.90m), Long Jump (6.22m w2.3), Shot 6kg (PB 11.83m) adding 18cm to his April put, Discus 1.75kg (33.26m), Javelin 800g (PB 51.48m) adding 3.91m to his 6 September throw.

BMAF DECATHLON/HEPTATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Congratulations to NENE HARRISON who won the Heptathlon W35 Gold Medal with a personal best 3117 points. The Championships took place in Birmingham on 19-20 September

Heptathlon – W35 NENE HARRISON 200m (SB 28.6 w1.3) taking .93 of a second off her August time, 800m (PB 3:00.01), 100m Hurdles (PB 20.20 w0.5), High Jump (PB 1.42m) adding 2cm to her August jump, Long Jump (4.08m), Shot 4kg (9.39m), Javelin 600g (18.58m).

CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUES START SOON – The North West London league first fixture of five takes place on Saturday 26 September at Horsenden Hill. With the strength in depth we have our Young Athletes will be looking at achieving or bettering last season’s amazing success, when the U11, U15 & U17 Girls won their respective league, with the U13s finishing second. The U11 Boys were 2nd, U13 4th, U15 3rd and U17 Men 5th. Overall our Girls were runaway winners, and the Boys finished 2nd. MIA RADUS U11, GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U17 and LUCA STUBBS U11 won their respective league over the 5 fixtures.

The Start Fitness Metropolitan League first fixture of five takes place on Saturday 10 October at Claybury. Last season our Women were outstanding with the U13s winning their league, and the U15/U17 and Senior Women finishing 2nd. The U13 Boys finished 2nd, U17 5th and Senior Men 4th. Overall Shaftesbury finished as top London club based on the aggregate league positions of our Men and Women teams combined.

Individually there were outstanding performances from FINN HARVEY U13 who won all 5 races, MAAYAN RADUS U11 and RACHEL FELTON V35 won 4 out of 4 races, and MICHAEL CALEGARI U20 won 3 out of 3 races.

LEE VALLEY MINITHON FOR SCHOOL YEAR 3 TO 7 – Takes place on Sunday 11 October, athletes can choose any three events applicable to their age group. The cost is £12 for all 3 events. For event information and entering use this link. Entries close 30 September.

THE SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS CLUB HOUSE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS AFTER TUESDAY 8 SEPTEMBER DUE TO RENOVATION WORKS – The works will probably take 4 weeks, which includes redecoration and works to the roof. Middlesex University will be supplying new equipment and a new floor for the gym. There will also be a change of access and use, with a Photo/Card entry system on all 3 doors (2 external and 1 internal). Information on how to register for the Photo/Card entry system will be published shortly.

LONDON ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA – We’re in the process of reviewing the content and level of our communication in the region. Looking at everything from direct emails through to social media and the eNewsletter.

As part of this I would ask if you could take 2 minutes to complete this really short survey (9 questions) which will help contribute to our strategy going forward


The survey is aimed at our affiliated clubs, local groups, athletes, coaches, volunteers, officials and any partner organisation that we work with in London, so please pass this survey to anyone and everyone in your club or group that fits into these categories. The survey closes on the 1 October 


NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY – The first fixture of five takes place on Saturday 26 September at Horsenden Hill. The race headquarters is in The Tir Chonaill Club, Berkeley Avenue (Satnav UB6 0NZ). Turn off Greenford Road (A4127), opposite the entrance to the Glaxo Factory. The playing fields are at the end of Berkeley Avenue, and there is parking in the Clubhouse or in adjacent roads.

Timetable – 1.00pm U11 Girls (1200m), 1.15pm approximately U11 Boys & U13 Girls (2000m), 1.35pm approximately U13 Boys & U15 Girls (3000m), 2.00pm approximately U15 Boys & U17 Women (4000m), 2.25pm approximately U17 Men (4700m), also at the same time is the 50th Anniversary race for Senior/Veteran Men & Women (6000m).

Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run 

NATIONAL WOMENS 4 STAGE ROAD RELAYS – Takes place on Saturday 3 October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Town Gate Entrance, Birmingham (Satnav B73 6BU). Timetable – 12.00 Noon (4 Legs of 4315Km)

Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager – SIMON KEENE (Under 20 and Senior Women) 

NATIONAL YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RELAYS – Takes place on Sunday 4 October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Town Gate Entrance, Birmingham (Satnav B73 6BU). Timetable – 11.15am U13 Girls (3 x 3863m), 12.10am U13 Boys (3 x 3863), 1.05pm U15 Girls (3 x 3863m), 2.00pm U15 Boys (3 x 3863m), 2.45pm U17 Women (3 x 3863m), 3.30pm U17 Men (3 x 3863m).

Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager – TONY SMITH (Boys) or JO KENT (Girls) 

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The first fixture of five takes place on Saturday 10 October at Claybury, Essex. Changing is at Ashton Playing Fields Track, 588 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Essex (Satnav IG8 8AA). The course is a 10 minute jog away and is where the numbers will be given out. Timetable 1.00pm U11 (Over 9) Boys/Girls (1.5km), 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).

Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.

Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site for information on course maps, directions etc will be available 2 weeks prior to the race.

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS – Takes place on Saturday 17 October at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road (SatNav W12 0AE). Enter main car park off Du Cane Road (via Artillery Lane), through 6’6” height/width barrier. Extra parking will be available in the enclosed/fenced hospital parking area. Parking is free in all areas at the week-end. Timetable 11.00am U17 & U20 Women (3 x 2.5km), 11.30am U17 & U20 Men (3 x 3km), 12.10pm U13 Girls (3 x 2km), 12.40pm U13 Boys (3 x 2km), 1.10pm U15 Girls (3 x 2km), 1.35pm U15 Boys (3 x 2km), 2.00pm Senior Women (3 x 3km), 2.30pm Senior Men (4 x 5km).

Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager – TONY SMITH (Boys), JO KENT (Girls) or SIMON KEENE (Senior Men & Women) 


The Worcester City 10k (Road) took place in Warrington on 20 September

ANTHONY WHITEMAN V40 4th (1st V40 SB 32.30) 

The English Half Marathon (Road) took place in Warrington on 20 September

PAUL SIMONS V50 128th (SB 80.17) taking 9 minutes and 7 seconds off his August time

The UK Javelin Carnival took place in Loughborough on 12-13 September

Javelin 600g – SW JO BLAIR (2nd Claim) 1st (50.32m) 


19 September – BLACK PARKDALTON MCGUIGAN U23 1st (First Time 16.47), JESSICA BREW U17 60th (First Time 23.02) – CANNING RIVER, PERTH, AUSTRALIASTUART MOORE V56 42nd (First Time 22.21) – GLADSTONEJOSH MORGAN U13 59th (New PB 24.15), ANTONI SEFERI U13 68th (New PB 24.45) – GROVELANDSPOPPY MEDENIS U13 73rd (25.49) – HILLSBOROUGHRUSSELL DEVITT V65 73rd (23.49) – OAK HILL STUART SINGER V55 52nd (First Time 23.39) – PANSHANGERSARAH WILLIAMS 6th (New PB 19.07) – POOLEHUGH RICHARDS V65 489th (29.53)

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

ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 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 £4.00 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £2.00 – Concession (Students and Over 65) Daily entry fee £3.00.

As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for a form which will give you membership of Allianz Park, you can pick up the form from the reception at Allianz Park. Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers gains entry free of charge.

Charges for those with a membership form are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £3.60, Monthly fee £22.00, Annual fee £264.00 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £11.00, Annual fee £132.00 – Concession (Students and Over 65) Daily entry fee £2.70, Monthly fee £16.50, Annual fee £198.00.

All membership enquiries should be directed towards Isobel Dunnicliffe at Isobel will also be at Allianz Park (Tuesday and Thursday Evenings) in the West Stand. Her direct phone number is 020 3675 7252.

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