Happy Birthday this week and the New Year to Daniel Abrey, Jackie Agyepong, Femi Ayodele, Dave Bedford, Gemma Bennett, Ronan Breen, John Carr, Aron Chase, Willem Coertzen, Joe Chott, Dominic Easter, Gareth Edwards, Nathan Fernandes, Michael Fox, Lauren Gee, Sarah Heath, Eleanor Hunt, Taariq John-Clarke, Talia Lent, Jerome Lule, Angus McKenzie,Josh Morgan, Stephen Murphy, Abiodun Oyepitan, Tim Parkin, Martyn Paterson, Beth Potter, Harry Sagel, Allan Scott, Ciara Stewart, Mary Wu
For the remaining newsletter information and results
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL – On behalf of the club and myself we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a healthy and successful 2015. The next edition of the newsletter will be on Thursday 8 January which will include results of the County Championships.
KOJO ASSURES ME THAT THIS WAS NOT PLANNED SO HE COULD MISS THE METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The Feeling a little weak in the legs following a recent cold I finished 5th this morning (19 December) in the Run Dubai 10k in 32.18. The race commenced at sunrise (7:30am) in the shadow of THE BURJ KHALIFA (World’s tallest building). It was a very well organised event with a small elite field assembled with some 5000 competitors overall.
Starting the race was joint London 2012 Olympic High Jump Bronze Medalist from Qatar, Mutaz Essa Barshim. This was my last race as a 30 something. Looking forward to revising some PBs next year!!
Hope all those who ran in the Metropolitan League had a great race and I look forward in seeing you all at the Southern’s in Brighton – Kojo
Photographs of Kojo after the race and the Burj Khalifa Hotel
ACTIVE TRAINING WORLD METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The third of five fixtures took place on Saturday 20 December at Hillingdon. The day had strong winds but bright sunshine, with the temperature around 8 degrees. The going underfoot was heavy.
Individually FINN HARVEY (U13) and RACHEL FELTON (Senior Women) have won all three races, also there were wins from AIMI WEIGHTMAN (U11) and MICHAEL CALLEGARI U20 (Senior Men).
The UNDER 13 BOYS finished in 2nd place, which moved them up from third to second place overall. The UNDER 13 GIRLS also finished in 2nd place, and their overall lead has been reduced from 68 to 36 points. The UNDER 15/17 MEN finished in 4th place, and still maintained their fourth place overall. The UNDER 15/17 WOMEN were outstanding to finish in first place again, and moved up from fourth to second place overall only 27 points behind TVH. Our SENIOR WOMEN really packed well and finished in second place, and have now overtaken Highgate Harriers and are in first place overall by 7 points. Finally an excellent turnout from the SENIOR MEN which showed in the result by finishing in third place, and maintained their fourth place overall.
There were top three finishes from DYLAN MICHEL 3rd (U11), SYDNEY ALLEN 2nd (U11G), GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 2nd (U17) and NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ 3rd (Senior Women).
Photograph of Michael Callegari, Dan Watts with Glen Watts behind, and was taken going up the old ski slope.
This is the link to the results on the Power of 10, if you select ‘External Results’ at the top you will find the official results which include the league tables
Under 11 Boys (1500m) – DYLAN MICHEL 3rd (7.06), SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 6th (7.29), EDWIN GATWARD 8th (7.36), 36 runners finished. The winner was Ruairi McConagle of London Heathside (6.48). There will be no team positions given for this race
Under 11 Girls (1500m) – AIMI WEIGHTMAN 1st (7.24), SYDNEY ALLEN 2nd (7.34), 17 runners finished. There will be no team positions given for this race
Under 13 Boys – FINN HARVEY 1st (11.45), DANIEL GREENSTEIN 8th (13.07), MATTI HARRIS 10th (13.21), THEO GATWARD 17th (13.49), 34 runners finished.
Team result 1st Herts Phoenix 108 points, 2nd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (100), 3rd Trent Park (78)
Team result after 3 fixtures 1st Herts Phoenix 437 points, 2nd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (386), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (366)
Under 13 Girls – SCARLETT KENT 4th (13.38), MIA GROOM 5th (13.49), 28 runners finished. The winner was Charlotte Buckley of Thames Valley Harriers (12.52).
Team result 1st Victoria Park & Tower Hamlet s 81 points, 2nd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (49), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (45)
Team result after 3 fixtures 1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (311 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlet s (275), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (226), 12th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers “B” (36)
As the Under 15/17 athletes run in the same race, their first position shown below is where they finished in their own age-groups. The second position in brackets is where they finished in the race itself, and those positions are used to calculate the team positions.
Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Men – Under 15 Boys – HENRY FULTON 10th (22nd) (15.30), RUFUS KENT 11th (23rd) (15.32), JOE CHOTT 12th (29th) (15.54), 34 runners finished. The winner was Nile McKenzie of Victoria Park & Tower Hamlet s (14.29). Under 17 Men – KHALID-ALI AHMED 5th (5th) (14.14), CHARLIE GRIFFITHS 18th (30th) (15.56), OLIVER GREENSTEIN 20th (38th) (16.24), 28 runners finished. The winner was Jamie Philpott of Herts Phoenix (13.52).
Team result Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Men Combined 1st Highgate Harriers (197 points), 2nd Trent Park (197), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (174), 4th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (169), 15th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers “B” (56)
Team result Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Men Combined after 3 fixtures 1st Trent Park (709 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (701), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (609), 4th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (554), 16th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers “B” (178)
Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women – Under 15 Girls – LIDIA KYRIACOU 6th (12th) (17.58), JESSICA HURLEY 9th (15th) (18.01), JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 12th (20th) (18.26), KAYLA MICHEL 18th (30th) (19.37), 29 runners finished. The winner was Isabella Nicola Ravenhill of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (16.48). Under 17 Women – GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 2nd (2nd) (16.21), AMALIA EDWARDS 3rd (3rd) (16.45), EMILY ECONOMU 10th (25th) (18.57), REBECCA ANDREOU 12th (27th) (19.19), 16 runners finished. The winner was Jodie Ratcliff of Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (16.18).
Team result Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women Combined 1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (152 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (140), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (98), 7th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers “B” (82)
Team result Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women Combined after 3 fixtures 1st Thames Valley Harriers (539 points), 2nd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (512), 3rd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (501),8th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers “B” (271)
Senior Women – RACHAEL FELTON V35 1st (21.41), NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ 3rd (22.38), REBEKAH GARDINER 7th (22.51), JO KENT V45 (Barnet) 13th (1st V45 23.23), VICTORIA WALKER U23 19th (23.43), MAGGIE COOPER V45 25th (2nd V45 24.30), 156 runners finished.
Team Result Division 1 – 1st Serpentine (236 points), 2nd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (232), 3rd London Heathside (231), Division 3 – 1st Herts Phoenix (159 points), 2nd London City (126), 3rd Barnet & District “B” (119), Veteran Division 2 – 1st Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (52 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (43), 3rd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (33).
Team Result after 3 fixtures Division 1 – 1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (759 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (752), 3rd London Heathside (735), Division 3 – 1st Herts Phoenix (523 points), 2nd London City (397), 3rd Barnet “B” (338), 9th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers “B” (143), Veteran Division 2 – 1st Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (149 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (114), 3rd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (112)
Senior Men – MICHAEL CALLEGARI U20 1st (1st U20 26.16) and received £55, GLEN WATTS 6th (27.02), DAN WATTS 8th (27.09), MARK PEARCE U20 28th (2nd U20 28.45) and received £30, ORLANDO EDWARDS V35 29th (28.47), PHILLIP CROUT U20 30th (3rd U20 28.48) and received £15, MATTHEW GRANT 33rd (28.52), SAM GRIFFITHS U20 47st (29.28), BEN ROCHFORD U20 51st (29.38), ANTHONY JACKSON V45 62nd (1st V45 29.59), MOHAMMED MOHAMMED 81st (30.50), JULIAN LAMY U20 118th (32.02), ROBERT RIGBY V50 124th (32.11), BILLY KELSEY U20 126th (32.13), KEVIN WALDEN 128th (32.18), MICHAEL POTTICARY 136th (32.32), RONAN BREEN V40 169th (33.24), RAAZ VAID 250th (36.12), ALISTAIR PARKIN 264th (36.57), TIM PARKIN V35 277th (37.21), KIERAN MORELAND U23 291st (37.53), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 298th (38.20), 383 runners finished.
Team Result Division 1 – 1st Serpentine (1074 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (1022), 3rd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (964). Division 3 – 1st London Frontrunners (933 points), 2nd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers “B” (920), 3rd Highgate Harriers (899), Veteran Division 2 – 1st London Frontrunners (166 points), 2nd Serpentine “B” (145), 3rd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (140)
Team Result after 3 fixtures Division 1 – 1st Highgate Harriers (3165 points), 2nd Serpentine (3134), 3rd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (2801), 4th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (2479), Division 3 – 1st London Frontrunners (3032 points), 2nd Hillingdon “B” (2283), 3rd London Frontrunners “B” (2283), 6th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers “B” (2138). Veteran Division 2 – 1st London Frontrunners (493 points), 2nd Serpentine “B” (353), 3rd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (342)
Howard Williams Trophy Seniors – 1st Highgate Harriers (41 points), 2nd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (39) , 3rd Serpentine (38). Juniors – 1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (59), 2nd Herts Phoenix (52), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (48)
Cash Prize League Men – 1st MICHAEL CALLEGARI (1348), 5th DAN WATTS (881), 11th PHILLIP CROUT (1279), 24th MATTHEW GRANT (1208) the current top 25 have scored in all 3 races, GLEN WATTS has competed in 2 races and has 890 points.
Women – 1st RACHEL FELTON 1st (600 points), 2nd NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ (593) the current top 25 have scored in all 3 races, REBEKAH GARDINER has competed in 2 races and has 390 points.
Please remember that it is the best 4 results from the 5 fixtures that will count.
CROSS COUNTRY POINTS UPDATE– These are the top three positions following last Saturday’s Metropolitan League
Women – U17 Gabriella Kyriacou (16 points), Rebecca Andreou (15), Amalia Edwards (14), U20 Natalie Connor (16), Senior Naomi Taschimowitz (22), Rebekah Gardiner (15), Victoria Walker (12), Masters 35-39 Rachel Felton (24), Masters 40-49 Victoria Dawes (16), Maggie Cooper (15)
Men – U17 Oliver Greenstein (20 points), Khalid-Ali Ahmed (15), Benjamin Grainger (8), U20 Michael Callegari (24), Phillip Crout (20), Sam Griffiths (11), Senior Daniel Watts (34), Matthew Grant (31), Michael Potticary (26), Masters 35-39 Tim Parkin (22), Orlando Edwards (16), Masters 40-49 Ronan Breen (23), Anthony Jackson (8), Masters 50-59 Robert Rigby (24), Philip Cunningham (21), Ray Powell (6), Masters 60-69 John Kelly (16)
KYLE LANGFORD – Took time out of his training in Kenya to tell Athletics Weekly about his meteoric rise.
This summer Kyle Langford clocked a 1:47.41 800m for a fine second at the British Milers’ Club Grand Prix at Watford. There were no British runners ahead of him that day, victory going to Thomas Roth of Norway. Later in the season, the BMC circuit paid dividends again, this time at Solihull, with a near-identical performance and another runners-up spot, 1:47.45 behind Vincent Kibet of Kenya.
Perhaps, though, one of his best performances came in the rarely run 600m at the British Athletics Grand Prix in Birmingham where he set a UK under-20 age-best of 1:16.30 which augurs well for super-quick times over two laps next summer.
At Watford, Langford was targeting the IAAF World Junior Championships qualifying time. He says: “I did have big doubts, although my coach, George Harrison, did not. But there are always some demons in your mind! I was happy with that race, but nowhere near content.
“At Solihull, I was racing with the mentality of it being my World Junior final – I was badly ill for the final in Eugene and ended up finishing a disconsolate eighth.”
That race in Oregon tainted what was otherwise an annus mirabilis, but Langford was nonetheless philosophical. He laments: “I cruised through the semi-final stage in 1:48.76 but then I got stomach problems prior to the final and was really sick. We never really found out the cause. It could have been food poisoning or even heat stroke.”
Still, a brave decision to compete by the 18-year-old, maybe foolish in some eyes, saw him finish the race when many would have walked off the track. He adds: “It wasn’t a nice feeling, but I felt proud of getting to the finish.”
All of this seems a long way from the situation that existed when he entered the sport, although in terms of longevity, the time span has been a relatively short four years. His first race came at the comparatively late age of 15 when he tried out a 200m in school. At the end of the race he was approached by his local club.
“I always try and get as much cross country done as possible for my endurance and strength”
Langford says: “I got asked to come and train at the club and at that time I thought I wasn’t very good, even though I was clocking around 55-56 seconds for 400m. After the first time at the club I didn’t go back – I felt really out of place and to be honest I didn’t enjoy it.
“Around a year later, my dad convinced me to try and train with the coach that my younger sister was running with, George Harrison. After that training session I began training just once a week on a Saturday morning and that lasted for about two months.”
The 18-year-old eventually joined Shaftesbury Barnet six months after that first session in 2011. He started by doing 400m races, improving to a healthy 52.34. At the end of the summer he ran his first 800m – at a Watford Open meeting. He explains: “I didn’t really want to do it as I thought I wasn’t good enough to run a decent two laps. I maintained I was a one-lap runner. The outcome of that race was that I ran 2:02.90 and won it and I then ran another two open meetings and clocked sub-2:02 on both occasions. From that point on 800m was my event.”
When Langford started training, his maximum weekly volume was five or six miles, including one session. After two months of running he doubled his weekly workload to two sessions and his mileage thus entered double figures. By the mid-winter point in early December of that year his frequency went up another notch to three sessions a week and the heady heights of 15 miles in one week!nThe Shaftesbury athlete adds: “I gradually committed myself more as I improved.”
When asked about his memories of an early success he remembers the aforementioned Watford Open race while the following year (2012) he fondly recalls another Watford event. He explains: “I had run 1:57.62 at the England under-17 indoors, so I knew I was on for a good time outdoors. I remember my coach saying that there were a couple of good guys in the race who were running around 1:55. The only point I remember of the race was that I was next to Patrick Taylor from Vale of Aylesbury and I just had a little bit more than him and I won in 1:54.79, which was a massive PB.”
Later that season he improved significantly to 1:51.31, courtesy again of a BMC Watford Grand Prix. So what was his first important breakthrough race? Langford ponders and says: “In my opinion, I would say the English Schools in 2012 up in Gateshead. For me it broke down some mental barriers and also it made my coach realise that we could go on to bigger and better things, considering the training that I was doing at the time.”
Was there a particular moment that made him think that he could move on to international level? He adds: “Not really. Everything happened so fast. In my first two years of running I went on to finish third at the 2013 World Youths in Donetsk with a PB of 1:48.32 and things just progressed from there.”
“Long-term I want to be in medal contention for the 2016 Olympics in Rio! Short-term making the team for the World Championships in Beijing next year is a major aim”
Langford is keen to point out: “I always try and get as much cross country done as possible for my endurance and strength. Last winter season I was out injured with a rolled ankle, which usually isn’t too bad, but I had a swelling defect, which meant it was staying swollen with there being no apparent reason for it.
“Everything was put back for about two months – I had an MRI and the results took over a week to come through. I then had to get a cortisone injection into my ankle and that took over a week to recover and when you add everything up, it was around January, and that’s where my speed endurance training takes place – and in my opinion, that’s the most important training for getting around two laps in good shape!”
Langford’s favourite type of session is an endurance type and he explains: “Especially when I’m running well as it’s the most satisfying of them all. My training group has a good crop of endurance runners like Glen Watts, Phil Crout and Robbie Lightowler and there are many more and I find running in a good group sets down benchmarkers on how I’m going – it motivates me to wake up and do the Saturday sessions at 10am even when it’s raining and muddy. Mind you, my least favourite is definitely a muddy endurance session and more so when you’re not running well!”
Looking at his goals, Langford is extremely ambitious. “Long-term I want to be in medal contention for the 2016 Olympics in Rio! Short-term making the team for the World Championships in Beijing next year is a major aim.”
Langford was speaking to AW at a training camp in Kenya from which he has now returned. “Being here is an amazing experience – it’s a lot slower with more impact running than I’m used to. The altitude is around 8000ft and I have had to ease into my training. However, I’m using this as an opportunity to up my training mileage that little bit more!”
Langford is certainly a talented athlete, but also a grateful one and adds: “I would just like to thank my coach for sticking by me and having faith – he’s taken good care of me and I appreciate it.”
He also gives thanks to Tom Bedford, who has helped him, and most importantly he is appreciative of his parents for giving him the best opportunity for his athletics career. He would also like to thank his local sponsor MPS Security for their assistance.
SUMMER TRAINING WEEK EXAMPLE
Monday: Rest day. Tuesday: Track session at Watford. Warm-up for 15min, stretch for 20min (both static and dynamic). Typical session 500m/300m x4-5 sets with around 60-75sec recovery (500m efforts 1min 18sec, 300m efforts 40-44sec). Cool-down for 8min. Wednesday: 20min steady run at around 6min 45sec per mile pace. Thursday: Track session at St Albans. Warm-up for 15min, stretch for 20min (both static and dynamic). Typical session 300m x 8 with 60-70sec recovery. (Usually run around 38-45sec). Cool-down for 10min. Friday: Rest day. Saturday: Grass session at Watford Woodside. 15min warm-up, stretch for 15-20min (both static and dynamic). Typical session 400m/800m x 8-10 with 65-90sec recovery (400m in 64sec and 800m in 2min 20sec). Cool-down for 8min. Sunday: 30min run covering around 5-6 miles. Stretch for 10-15min afterwards.
93RD MIDDLESEX COUNTY DINNER – Takes place on Saturday 7th February 2015 at the Cumberland Hotel, St. Johns Road, Harrow, Middlesex. The cost is £25.00 per head, dress: Smart Casual, Vegetarian menu on request can be ordered in advance.
Tickets from: Peter Hunt, 7 Dolybont, St Harmon, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5LZ – Tel: 01597-870090 or e-mail : email@example.com
ENGLAND ATHLETICS WEBSITE – This is the link showing their current information, November Issue 4
RUN! LONDON NEWSLETTER – This is the link to the November Issue 1
UPCOMING CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS
BOXING DAY BONANZA – Takes place at Allianz Park and Starts at 11.00am, £1 entry fee, there will be prizes, raffle and refreshments, and why not come in fancy dress.
MIDDLESEX CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 3 January at Alexandra Palace. The park location postcode is N22 7AY – would all vehicles use the Paddock car park, for public transport, use either Wood Green tube station (Piccadilly) and take W3 bus (it’s a short ride) or Alexandra rail station (walkable from the rear exit or W3 from the front exit). Directions by road: A406 North Circular – exit at B550 Colney Hatch Lane, then onwards to Muswell Hill.
We will have the use of North Middlesex Cricket Club Pavilion as the meeting HQ. This is located some 5 minutes from the course at 185a Park Road, N8 8JJ (Although no parking will be allowed). Changing rooms, showers, snack bar etc are located at the HQ.
Timetable – 11.00am Under 13 Boys (3000m Approximately), 11.05am Under 13 Girls (3000m Approximately), 11.25am Under 15 Boys (4000m Approximately), 11.30am Under 15 Girls (4000m Approximately), 11.55am Under 17 Women and Under 20 Women (5000m Approximately), 12.25pm Under 17 Men (6000m Approximately), 12.55pm Under 20 Men (8000m Approximately), 13.00pm Senior Women (8000m Approximately), 13.45pm Senior Men (12000m Approximately).
HERTFORDSHIRE CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 4 January at Verulamium Park, St Albans. Car parking – Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, Holywell Hill, St Albans (SatNav AL1 2DJ) or Verulamium Museum, St Michael’s Street, St Albans (SatNav AL3 4SW).
Timetable – 11.00am Under 11 Girls (1500m Approximately), 11.10am Under 13 Boys (1500m Approximately), 11.20am Under 13 Girls (3000m Approximately), 11.30am Under 13 Boys (3000m Approximately), 11.45am Under 15 Girls and Under 15 Boys (4500m Approximately), 12.05pm Under 17 Women, Under 17 Men and Under 20 Women (6000m Approximately), 12.30pm Under 20 Men and Senior Women (8000m Approximately), 13.15pm Senior Men (12000m Approximately).
ACTIVE TRAINING WORLD METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The fourth of five fixtures takes place on Saturday 10 January at Horsenden Hill. Details to follow
Timetable – 1.00pm U11 Boys/Girls 9+ years of age (1500m), 1.15pm U13 Boys (3000m), 1.20pm U13 Girls (3000m), not before 1.35pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4000m), not before 1.40pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4000m), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6000m), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8000m). Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please go to Active Training World Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for information on course maps.
CASH PRIZES will be awarded again this season, firstly for U20 MEN and WOMEN. 1st place £55, 2nd place £30 and 3rd place £15, these prizes will be awarded at each of the 5 fixtures.
SENIOR MEN and WOMEN on a league table system with points awarded at each race, with the best 4 race points total to count. PRIZES are 1st place £575, 2nd place £400, 3rd place £325, 4th place £250, 5th place £200, 6th place £150 and 7th place £100.
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.
OTHER RESULTS – CROSS COUNTRY UNLESS STATED
The Track Academy Open Meeting (Indoors) took place at Willesden on 20 December
60m – Round 1 Heat 2 ANDREW AMOAH U20 4th (7.29), Heat 3 TAARIQ JOHN-CLARKE U23 1st (SB 7.32), Round 2 Heat 2 TAARIQ JOHN-CLARKE U23 3rd (PB 7.22) taking .06 of a second off his 2013 time, ANDREW AMOAH U20 4th (7.26)
The Metaswitch Games (Indoors) took place at Lee Valley on 14 December
Shot 6kg – U20M IZAIAH TURNER U20 (2nd Claim) 2nd (PB 12.33m), adding 25cm to his September put
20 December – GUILDFORD – JOHN DRYDEN V65 83rd (26.27) – OAK HILL –STUART SINGER V50 9th (20.23), SAAM KYU SMART U15 10th (21.38), YEE YEWT SMART U20 34th (25.41) – POOLE – MELISSA COURTNEY U23 4th (New PB 16.37) – TEMPLE NEWSAM – JOHN WHITWORTH 2nd (19.24) – WORCESTER – ANTHONY WHITEMAN V40 1st (16.59)
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 http://sbharriers.co.uk 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 http://www.londonathletics.org/node/630
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jenny Poll who will be at Allianz Park (Tuesday and Thursday Evenings) in the West Stand, you contact her at email@example.com or her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252.
ALLIANZ PARK CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS – Monday 22 December and Tuesday 23 December 09.00am to 22.00pm – Wednesday 24 December to Monday 29 December inclusive Closed – Tuesday 30 December 14.30pm to 22.00pm – Wednesday 31 December and Thursday 1 January Closed – Friday 2 January 09.00am to 22.00pm
Note the Boxing Day Race will be still take place.
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 0203 675 7243 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org