Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 24 September 2020

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 24 September to Julian Adeniran, Graeme Allan, Margaret Beacham, Caia Casciello, Jonathan Cohen, Philippa Davenall, Tayla Freedham, Ben Harper, Colette Hurley, Alex Lytrides, Abigail McLeod, Jordan Mentore, Emmanuel Mintah, Max Nissim, Joy Ogunleye, Julian Priest, Lottie Rachel, Lea Reyna-Faria, Or Segal, Robert Shipley, Kevin Walden, Josef Wetton, Sarah Williams and Aron Yuvuz

RECENT NEW MEMBERS – We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to LUCA BARRICELLA, SEYD TAHA GHAFARI, KENNY ROBERTS and KAZUMASA SAITO

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS 130TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020 Is to be held on Tuesday 24 November at 7.30pm. Due to the need for social distancing and the current government restrictions, it is intended to hold the meeting via ‘Zoom’. The AGM notice and full details including Agenda will be issued shortly.

This year’s Track & Field Best Performance Awards have been cancelled. The 2019-2020 Cross Country Points and Club Championships Winners Awards will be presented to the winners by our various Coaches.

THE FIELD IN AUTUMN MEETING Took place at Bournemouth on 20 September
Discus 2kgSM A NICK PERCY 1st (SB 63.02m) adding 98cm to his 22 August throw, and is ranked UK No.2 in 2020, D NICK finished 1st (62.73m)

SOUTHAMPTON THROWS MEETING Took place at Southampton on 20 September
Discus 2kgSM NICK PERCY 1st (61.83m)

MIDLAND OPEN MEETING Took place at Nuneaton on 20 September
400m Hurdles – SW HAYLEY MCLEAN 1st (58.96)

TWINSON ENERGIE FLEX MEETING Took place at Barendrecht, Netherlands on 20 September
400m – SM JOVAN ZIGIC 5th (PB 54.37)

GOUDEN SPIKE MEETING Took place at Leden, Netherlands on 19 September
800m – SM 2 JOVAN ZIGIC 10th (1:57.17)

POWER RUN EXETER 5K/10K Took place at Haldon on 19 September
5K – NATHAN GODDARD U20 8th (SB 16.34)

MONUMENT MILE CLASSIC OPEN MEETING Took place at Stirling on 18 September
Mile – SM MARK PEARCE 3rd (PB 4:02.85) and is ranked UK No.8 in 2020

DASH SERIES OPEN MEETING Took place at Bromley on 18 September
400m Hurdles – SW HAYLEY MCLEAN 1st (57.86)

HARROW NIGHT 100M, SHOT AND JAVELIN MEETING Took place at Harrow on 17 September
100m – SX 1.9 KEELAN FARRELL U17 3rd (PB 11.43 w2.9), 1.10 NENGI OSSAI V45 4th (11.25 w2.9), 1.11 DITA JAJA U23 4th (11.05 w2.2), 2.9 KEELAN finished 4th (11.69 w1.1), 2.10 NENGI finished 4th (11.26 w3.3), 2.11 DITA finished 4th (SB 11.02 w3.4) taking .03 of a second off his 1.11 time

BMC GOLD STANDARD RACES Took place at Stretford on 15 September
800m – Men’s B FINN HARVEY U20 2nd (PB 1:53.5) taking .40 of a second off his 6 September time
3000m – Men’s B TOM BUTLER U23 5th (8:29.41)

NIGHT OF THE FIFTEEN 1500M MEETING Took place at Battersea Park on 15 September
1500m – SX 11 MITCHEL COX U23 3rd (PB 3:56.00) taking 12.32 seconds off his 2018 time, 14 HENRY MCLUCKIE U20 3rd (PB 3:42.16) taking 13.31 seconds off his 2018 time, and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2020, 15 ELLIE BAKER U23 5th (PB 4:15.08) taking .53 of a second off her 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.4 U23 in 2020

BLACKHEATH AND BROMLEY OPEN MEETING Took place at Bromley on 14 September
200m – SX 1 NENGI OSSAI V45 5th (23.09 w0.0), 8 KACEY WALTERS U17 2nd (PB 27.96 w-0.4) taking .70 of a second off her 2019 time
Discus 1.5kgU17M GABRIEL LAMB U17 2nd (PB 47.37m)

THE BEAMON JUMP Written by TOM MCNAB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mexico City,1968. It is morning and I am perched high in the windy stands, as the qualifying rounds of the Olympic long jump begin. BOB BEAMON storms in for his first jump but is about forty centimetres beyond the board. In his second attempt he hits the board, but it is a massive foul. Olympic oblivion beckons. BOB enters into conference with RALPH BOSTON who almost certainly advises him to put his approach run about half a metre back, and the qualifying-distance of (7.50m) will be his. BEAMON again storms in and takes off about sixty centimetres from the front of the board, and I reckon that his take-off to landing distance must be around (8.60m), well beyond the world record. But I would be a liar if I were to say that I predicted what would occur a day later. By then the wind had changed, and the final took place at the other end of the stadium, and I sat with a pack of coaches and athletes directly above the pit. On his first jump BEAMON surged in, smacked a full twenty centimetres of board and soared, landing well beyond the end of the measuring device, tumbling forward into the end of the pit. The little Mexican official sitting at the take-off board clutching red and white flags little realised that in a moment she would become a part of athletics history. She looked down at the board for what seemed to be an eternity. Then she slowly raised the white flag. But the operator of the measuring device could not locate BEAMON’S mark, simply because he had landed well beyond it. Chaos. Then IAAF chairman ADRIAN PAULEN suddenly appeared and promptly took charge, immediately summoned a steel tape, and the jump was measured. Then the figures (8.90m) suddenly appeared on the score-board, and were rapidly converted by an athlete at my side to twenty nine feet two and a half inches. But at the end of the runway the metric distance meant nothing to BOB BEAMON, and when it was converted for him into Imperial measurement, he immediately collapsed.

For me, this was to be the moment of my athletics life. But it is worth observing that BEAMON might easily have gone out beyond nine metres. Because his ten percent of extra flight-time meant that he finished his one and a half hitch kick too early. Thus he rotated forward, landing with a poor, bent knee leg-shoot. And that single jump convinced me of the essential simplicity of long jump. Which is a fast accurate run, hitting plenty of board in a good position and exploding hard out of it. That was consequently what, over thirty years later, I was to teach a 16-year-old footballer called GREG RUTHERFORD.

LONDON PLANNING MEETING Is taking place on Thursday 24 September at 6.30pm via “Zoom”.
The Council over the last month has been in correspondence with the SCAA along with the Surrey and Metropolitan XC Leagues in regards to XC and road running. It was thought that our meeting would give the perfect opportunity for those representatives to discuss their concerns directly with EA. We have invited MARTIN RUSH and ED HUNT to join the meeting along with MALCOLM DAVIES (Surrey League) MAJOR CARR and JANICE BOWMAN (Metropolitan League) and DAVID CLARKE (SCAA). In attendance will also be CHRIS JONES and CHRIS MALLENDER EA CSM for London.
Please see attached the updated EA Cross Country Competition Guidance dated 18 September.
There is a video and statement here https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/?p=8926&preview=1&_ppp=cef245d308
Please also see below information on competition moving forward into the Autumn from NICHOLA SKEDGEL, EA Head of Competition
As there is evolving guidance being issued in local locked down areas, we are asking competition providers to contact their local authorities to ascertain restrictions for their specific area in relation to competition. As the approach is not country wide we are asking that those areas in local lockdowns offer only access for parents and guardians of young athletes or vulnerable adults, thus avoiding mass spectator events.
Cross Country guidance was issued on our website and across social media channels.
We are looking to host pilot competitions in October, with licence application opening on the 3 October for a return to restricted licensed competition from the 17 October onwards. EA will be taking the licensing procedure in house and are working with Nicky Kellet to add this functionality as a page on the England Athletics website.
The track and field season has been extended until the 31 October 2020 due to the effects of the pandemic. Applications for licenses is now slowing down, but we have issued just over 140 licenses since August 1st, with over 20,000 athlete’s so far competing in Track and Field competition.
The licensing procedure this year has been online, and the Regional Council has been involved in the process, which has gone very smoothly considering all the challenges that we have been faced with.
Indoor Track and Field
We are currently speaking to competition providers and indoor venues to assess the appetite and possibility of a return to restricted indoor track and field competition. We have begun working on the guidance document and hope that in the next couple of weeks we will be able to update you further. We are keen to get guidance issued to ensure that where there is a possibility of indoor competition, however this may look, the community have a guidance framework to work within to ensure that there is a safe environment for all involved.

MASTERING THE AGEING PROCESS IN ATHLETICS The following was published on the athletics Weekly website recently.

Top British age-group athletes explain how they are able to maintain good performances and avoid injuries as they get older. As we age our cardiovascular system may witness the stiffening of the blood vessels and arteries, which means the heart has to work harder to pump blood through them. Our bones have a tendency to shrink in size and density and they may be weaker and more susceptible to fracture. We may lose muscle strength, endurance and flexibility in our once dynamic muscles and our metabolic rate may slow down, meaning it’s harder to burn those calories. Those who continue as masters athletes are not immune from the ageing process, but those who remain successful and able to compete to a high standard must know a fair bit about how to adapt to this process. Given this, a group of elite British masters athletes who all either run, jump or throw, join me for a socially distanced round table discussion on mastering the ageing process.

The Notion of Age DONALD BROWN starts the discussion by pointing out that he entered the sport as a masters competitor in 2006, making an immediate impact as a multi eventer in winning two US national masters championships. He alludes to the fact that there is a big difference between one’s chronological age and one’s biological age. “I’m 57 but I feel 38 years young,” he says only half-jokingly. PAULA WILLIAMS, 48, whose most cherished moment in athletics came when she gained the W45 British record (38.65m) in javelin while taking World Masters bronze in Malaga in 2018, agrees by saying she feels “only 30 something”. What’s sometimes overlooked is the training age of an athlete. This is significant because three of our athletes in the focus group all competed as seriously as seniors and have returned to masters athletics after a significant number of years in the sport. The aforementioned Brown was a senior athlete for 15 years before taking a 10-year break to play volleyball. As the holder of six global masters golds, endurance-based athlete LOUISE RUDD started track and field as a seven-year-old but she had a nine-year gap after retiring as a senior before her rebirth as a masters athlete. JO WILLOUGHBY represented GB as a senior back in 1989 and points out that as a 56-year-old she only returned to the sport six years ago. Williams also never competed seriously as a junior so has in effect a lower training age than the rest of the quartet. he above is significant because all four athletes may be able to go on competing for a number of years given that a break from the sport, while maintaining health and other non-track and field related fitness, may mean their bodies don’t have the wear and tear of other masters athletes.

Foundational and Fundamental Development Even though WILLOUGHBY competed for GB as a senior athlete she appears to have been a late specialiser in terms of track and field. As well as her youthful engagement in track and the field the 2019 European outdoor long and triple jump W55 champion, reminds the group that, “I used to play a lot of netball, some hockey, cycling and lots of athletics”. She has a commonality with WILLIAMS who says that, “I’ve played netball since I was nine. I was always active with netball, school track and field, rounders and tennis”. Five-time European champion RUDD has always been active in terms of sports of some kind. Post university and looking to get back in shape, for instance she kick-boxed (attaining junior black belt status) in her early 20s. In his younger days, BROWN, who bagged a world indoor masters championships gold over 60m hurdles in 2019, enthuses that, “I played basketball, badminton, squash, handball, football, American football and volleyball”. The above is significant in that it explains their robustness and how early work on the ABCs (Agility, Balance and Co-ordination) at the base of the pyramid of long-term athletic development can pay dividends even half a century or so later.

Training Frequency and Intensity All four athletes acknowledge that any successful masters athlete has to adapt the frequency and intensity of training. RUDD, the 2015 world masters 800m and 1500m champion, explains: “My easy runs are ‘easier’ than they used to be as I’ve learned to ease back and I think terrain is important. I find running round grass like football pitches to help in terms of an active running recovery rather than pounding the pavements.” With a nod of agreement, WILLOUGHBY, who holds no less than four British records shares that, “I used to train six times a week when I was younger. As a masters athlete I like to give my body chance to recover between sessions. I focus on speed work three times a week, nothing slow. “This is combined with technical jump work and plyometrics. The intensity of my work is still fairly high. I try not to overload on triple jump training as it’s a lot of impact on the joints. I try not to over compete, again to protect my body from overuse.” BROWN, the triple 2019 European masters champion in sprints and hurdles, is keen to distinguish between frequency and intensity, stressing that: “The frequency of my training has not changed. In general I do track three days a week and weights once or twice a week. It is the content of each training session that has changed. “In short, I do quality rather than quantity. This results in shorter sessions focused on specific areas and thereby not overly exhausting my body. Recovery at my young age is not the same as when I was even younger.”

Cross Training WILLIAMS, who took British W45 javelin gold earlier this year, says: “I love doing other sports as well as track and field. It’s great to mix it up. I’m currently doing tennis weekly.” Tennis has considerable benefits for all three of our energy systems of course. Matches can last several hours which will facilitate aerobic development; baseline rallies can be intense and begin to tap in to the lactate energy system as balls are chased around the court, and anyone who leads towards the serve and volley style who rushes the net will need a well-developed alactic (stop-start) energy system. WILLOUGHBY, who broke the W55 British indoor long jump record with (4.82m), has a different approach, preferring to “just stick to track and field now along with some walking and cycling”.

Passive and Active Recovery As the holder of two British masters records, RUDD is adamant that, “I force myself to take days off now”. Brown, who has been voted European masters sprints athlete of the year, agrees: “My only recovery is passive. I will rest for a day or two subject to my training and or competing schedule. I wish I had time for active recovery but unfortunately earning a living and other obligations take priority”. WILLIAMS, who lifted the indoors inter-area team challenge trophy as captain of the Midland team last March, is keen to emphasise that at least one passive day of recovery will occur weekly and this will be strictly adhered to following a day of competition. This being said she will deviate from the rigidity of a set training schedule and take more rest if perception tells her to, wisely advising that, “I’m led by my body too”. She works diligently in undertaking regular strength and conditioning sessions, plus mobility and flexibility through pilates. WILLOUGHBY thinks this is sound advice and adds that “I will have one or two rest days in the week and only run on three days. On non-running days I’ll do strength and conditioning. If my body feels tired or muscles have niggles I don’t train”.

Injury Management BROWN, who credits coaches Joseph Caines and Leon Braithwaite, says: “I am continually managing niggles and periodic injuries. As I grow less younger, I see the changes in my body that need to be accommodated. There are certain exercises that I no longer do such as squats. They impact my knees negatively. Stretching and foam rolling have become part of my daily routine. Drinking plenty of water and managing my diet are key. Regular deep tissue massage has also been instrumental in managing my injuries.” Rudd, who was guided by Dave Turnbull but who is now working with the duo of Eilish McColgan and Michael Rimmer, agrees that injuries are somewhat normalised as a masters athlete, acknowledging that: “I always do some kind of mobility drills, sometimes using hurdles before every run. I see my physio Chris Bramah who oversees my S&C work.” Jo, who is supported by Ian Willoughby, confides that injuries have been an ever present well before she reached masters status. “I had lots, even when I was younger. Mainly injuries like ruptured calf muscles and Achilles tears. At last I have realised there is probably a link between the two, so I now spend a lot more time on maintenance and preventive measures.” Williams, who is now coached by Paul Bearman after being guided by Anthony Humphreys, admits that: “I picked up an injury in 2018. It was a right plantar plate capsule high grade tear. I was really cross but knew I had to adapt my training. “I’m very stubborn but I managed to stay away from long and triple jump – reluctantly. I then changed my footwear and got back into running.”

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.

ENGLAND ATHLETICS/ECCA/AREA LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY UPDATE The following was published by England Athletics on 28 August 2020.
England Athletics is pleased to announce that we have begun making steps towards a restricted return to Cross Country competition. On the 27 August 2020 we held a meeting with the Cross Country community, including the ECCA, the areas, and some league organisers to agree on the following proposed timeline for a return to Cross Country Competition:
Mid-September to mid-October – Pilot XC Competitions
5 October – Licence application process opens
17 October – Licensed Cross Country competition can resume
These dates are provisional and will be adapted if necessary, with any additional Government guidance that is issued.
Cross Country competition will be unable to resume in the traditional format, adaptations will have to be made based on the current circumstances regarding the virus. However, England Athletics believe this is an exciting step forward for the Cross-Country community and we are currently working on guidance with the named organisations to support competition providers in providing a safe return to adapted cross country competition.
We are aiming for a version of the guidance to be published for competition organisers on W/C 14 September 2020. It will be the decision of the competition provider whether they will host competitions given the restrictions within the guidance. The 2020/21 XC fixture dates are below. All cross-country dates will remain ring fenced until further notice. Due to the licensing timeline above all have agreed the first league fixture date in October will be cancelled. All licensed competitions will be published on the England Athletics website when licensing opens.

Cross Country fixture lists subject to change and race formats to be confirmed subject to guidance.
10 October League 1 Cancelled, 17 October Area XC Relays tbc, 31 October ECCA XC Relays, 7 November League 2, 28 November UK Cross Challenge & European Trials, 5 December League 3, 13 December European XC, Ireland, 9 January County XC Champs, 6 January League 4, 13 February League 5, 20 February CAU IC XC & World Trials, 6 March ECCA National XC, 13 March League 6, 20 March World XC Champs, Australia, 20 March English Schools XC Champs, 27 March SIAB Schools International.
All fixtures are subject to confirmation by event organisers and subject to government guidance updates.

SOUTHERN ROAD RELAYS CANCELLED The following was posted on the SEAA website on 8 August. Unfortunately, the SEAA Road Relays scheduled for Sunday 20 September at Crystal Palace have now been cancelled. It was hoped that with the guidelines changing daily it would have been possible to hold a Road Relay event but regretfully this was not possible under the present Government and UKA guidelines. SEAA are still planning to hold Cross Country Championships, starting with the Relays on 17 October, as well as Indoor Track & Field Championships.  All dependent of course on the guidelines to be issued by England Athletics shortly.
John Gandee SEAA Competition Chairman

2020/2021 METROPOLITAN LEAGUE UPDATE – The fixtures are as follows 10 October at Hainault, 7 November at Welwyn, 5 December at Alexandra Palace, 16 January at Ruislip, 13 February at Trent Park. We have been advised that the first 3 fixtures have now been Cancelled, and a decision later this year on how the fixtures will be restructured.

2020/2021 NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE UPDATE – The fixtures are as follows 28 September at Horsenden Hill, 24 October at Kingsbury and 21 November at Trent Park have been Cancelled. Brian Fowler will advise us later in the year how 2020/2021 fixtures will be restructured.

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.
Throws
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.
Jumps
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: 👉 https://bit.ly/2ATiU7R
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 jeremy.sothcott@btinternet.com

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

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
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 08-08-20 Summer 2020 Fixture Card – Updated 08-08-20 With Current Information
Track and Field Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/track-field/team-managers/
Road Running Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH HOME PAGE BY USING THIS LINK, THEN SELECT THE LEFT OR RIGHT ARROWhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
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

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT ALLIANZ PARK  Please contact CLYDE GORDON on 07753 985525/clyde67@hotmail.co.uk for futher information on High Jump and Pole Vault days and times.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT ALLIANZ PARK  Currently Suspended.

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.

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 open for limited use.

ALAN WELLER