Happy Birthday this week to Ade Adefolalu, Khalid-Ali Ahmed, Beth Anderson, Joanna Blair, Thomas Carey, James Davis, Jessica Dawson, Anthony Jackson, Andrew Magnall, Ellie McNamara, Charlton Omorogbe, David Parker, Ian Rawlinson, Peter Stainer, Dian Taylor, Alice Yau
SAINSBURY GRAND PRIX (INDOORS) – Took place in Birmingham last Saturday, in the 1 Mile race MELISSA COURTNEY U23 finished 7th in a personal best (4:35.48) taking 16.23 seconds off her 2007 time, and ranks her UK No.1 U23 in 2015. Our High Jumpers went head to head again with ALLAN SMITH had an outstanding competition finishing in 1st place (2.26m), DAVID SMITH finished in 5th place with a personal best (PB 2.26m) adding 1cm to his 1 February jump, and ranks him UK No.2 in 2015. Full results below
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ALLAN will be competing for Great Britain in the European Indoor Championships in Prague, Czech Republic on 5-8 March.
BRITISH UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGES CHAMPIONSHIPS (INDOORS) – Took place in Sheffield Birmingham on 20-22 February. Congratulations to the following Gold Medallists, RICHARD CHARLES U23 who ran a season’s best (1:50.03) in the 800m, taking 4.72 seconds off his 14 February time, and ranks him UK No.2 U23 in 2015, GEORGIA BELL U23 made it an 800m double winning in a personal best (2:08.23). PHILIPPA LOWE won a Bronze Medal in the 400m in a personal best (54.50) taking .11 of a second off her 2014 time, and ranks her UK No.10 in 2015. Full results below
NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Saturday 21 February at Parliament Hill Fields. A total number of 8,797 athletes were entered by their clubs, the best number since 1995 when the event was held at Newark.
Top honours went to GEORGE GROOM who produced and excellent performance in becoming English National Under 15 Boys Champion, winning by 11 seconds. The team of GEORGE, JEREMY DEMPSEY, ELLIOT DEE and JOSH EDWARDS missed out on winning the Bronze Medal by 1 point. In the Under 17 Men’s race JAMIE DEE finished in 9th place. Other humbugs who finished in the top 50 were GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 26th Under 17 Women, MARK PEARCE 21st Under 20 Men and RICHARD GOODMAN U23 31st Senior Men. Photograph’s attached of George during the race, and with his trophy after the presentation
Under 13 Boys – LUCA STUBBS 53rd (13.17), DANIEL GREENSTEIN 165th (14.09), MATTI HARRIS 202nd (14.23), THEO GATWARD 207th (14.25), SAMUEL CAHILL 280th (15.04), 395 runners finished. The winner was Tommy Dawson of Leeds City (11.49). Team result 1st Aldershot, Farnham & District (129 points), 2nd Charnwood (172), 3rd Blackheath & Bromley (195), 21st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (627)
Under 13 Girls – SCARLETT KENT 94th (14.16), LIA RADUS 113th (14.25), BELLA GOODMAN-SPEARS 282nd (15.43), SOPHIA STAAB 311th (16.04), GEMMA HARPER 322nd (16.12), 433 runners finished. The winner was Olivia Grace Mason of Border Harriers (12.32). Team result 1st City of Norwich (100 points), 2nd Herne Hill Harriers (112), 3rd Manchester Harriers (179), 34th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (800)
Under 15 Boys – GEORGE GROOM became National Champion (15.48), JEREMY DEMPSEY 17th (16.37), ELLIOT DEE 39th (17.07), JOSH EDWARDS 107th (17.59), HENRY ROCHA 136th (18.21), RUFUS KENT 204th (18.51) 371 runners finished. Team result 1st Tonbridge (99 points), 2nd Bracknell (141), 3rd Reading (163), 4th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (164)
Under 15 Girls – JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 107th (17.44), LIDIA KYRIACOU 131st (17.57), KIMBERLEY BALCOMBE 231st (19.21), KAYLA MICHEL 308th (20.47), GEORGIA LEE 310th (20.49), 379 runners finished. The winner was Kathleen Faes of Tonbridge (14.41). Team result 1st Aldershot, Farnham & District (93 points), 2nd Herne Hill (139), 3rd Blackheath & Bromley (140), 29th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (777)
Under 17 Men – JAMIE DEE 9th (21.03), OLIVER GREENSTEIN ran but did not have his chip on, 280 runners finished. The winner was Mahamed Mahamed of Southampton (20.00). Team result 1st Tonbridge (115 points), 2nd Aldershot, Farnham & District (163), 3rd Reading (223)
Under 17 Women – GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 26th (20.59), AMALIA EDWARDS 136th (24.01), REBECCA ANDREOU 190th (26.04) 235 runners finished. The winner was Harriet Knowles-Jones of Warrington (18.22). Team result 1st Aldershot, Farnham & District (92 points), 2nd Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (102), 3rd Birtley (176)
Under 20 Men – MARK PEARCE 21st (35.47), BEN ROCHFORD 59th (37.22), ASHOK MATHUR 62nd (37.25), DALTON MCGUIGAN 68th (37.47), PHILLIP CROUT 84th (38.45), 190 runners finished. The winner was Jonathan Davies of Reading (33.26). Team result 1st Tonbridge (53 points, 2nd Liverpool Harriers (93), 3rd Aldershot, Farnham & District (109), 5th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (210)
Under 20 Women – 130 runners finished. The winner was Rebecca Murray of Bedford & County (22.48). Team result 1st Aldershot, Farnham & District (34 points), 2nd Vale Royal (38), 3rd Tonbridge (89)
Senior Men – RICHARD GOODMAN U23 31st (41.20), DANIEL WATTS 51st (42.00), GLEN WATTS 65th (42.34), MATTHEW GRANT 112th (43.44), KOJO KYEREME V40 171st (44.43), ROBERT RIGBY V50 589th (50.19), MICHAEL POTTICARY 655th (51.05), RONAN BREEN V40 864th (53.13), RUSSELL DEVITT V65 1976th (1:20.41), 2005 runners finished, the winner was Charlie Hudson of Sale Harriers Manchester (39.12). Team result 6 to count 1st Notts (213 points), 2nd Bedford & County (265), 3rd Leeds City (355), 14th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (1019)
Senior Women – REBEKAH GARDINER 54th (33.58), JO KENT V45 (Barnet) 78th (34.44), 808 runners finished. The winner was Lillian Partridge of Aldershot, Farnham & District (30.07). Team result 1st Aldershot, Farnham & District (38 points), 2nd Bristol & West (53), 3rd Rotherham Harriers (189)
WINTER CROSS COUNTRY POINTS UPDATE – These are the positions following the final Metropolitan League and last week-ends National Championships. A majority of the age-groups have now completed the season, and I congratulate not only the winners, but all of your who have made this season one of the best we have had.
Women – Under 17 1st Gabriella Kyriacou (40 points), 2nd Amalia Edwards (28), 3rd Rebecca Andreou (27), Under 20 1st Natalie Connor (24 points), Senior 1st Naomi Taschimowitz (38 points), 2nd Rebekah Gardiner (37), 3rd Victoria Walker (33), Masters 35-39 1st Rachel Felton (32 points), Masters 40-49 1st Maggie Cooper (38 points), 2nd Victoria Dawes (24).
Men – Under 17 1st Oliver Greenstein (29 points), 2nd Khalid-Ali Ahmed (21), 3rd Jamie Dee (16), Under 20 1st Michael Callegari (32 points), 2nd Phillip Crout (27), 3rd Ben Rochford (25), Senior 1st Glen Watts (48 points), 2nd Daniel Watts (45), 3rd Matthew Grant (41), Masters 35-39 1st Orlando Edwards (32 points), 2nd Tim Parkin (29), 3rd James Trapmore (7), Masters 40-49 1st Ronan Breen (31 points), 2nd Anthony Jackson (16). 3rd Kojo Kyereme (8), Masters 50-59 1st Robert Rigby (32 points), 2nd Philip Cunningham (28). 3rd Ray Powell (6), Masters 60-69 1st John Kelly (32 points), 2nd Russell Devitt (15).
The remaining age-groups have 1 race left, which is the North West London League at Wormwood Scrubs on 28 March. The current positions are as follows;
Girls – Under 11 1st Maayan Radus (30 points), 2nd Sydney Allen (28), 3rd Aimi Weightman (28), Under 13 1st Scarlett Kent (31 points), 2nd Lia Radus (23), 3rd Sophia Staab (17), Under 15 1st Lidia Kyriacou (32 points), 2nd Josephine Chadwick and Kayla Michel (22),
Boys – Under 11 1st Luca Stubbs (32 points), 2nd Dylan Michel (28), 3rd Samuel Greenstein (24), Under 13 1st Daniel Greenstein (29 points), 2nd Freddie Shiret (27), 3rd Finn Harvey (24), Under 15 1st Rufus Kent (20 points), 2nd George Groom and Jamie Harper (16).
WINTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS – The final Club Champions will be decided at the North West London League at Wormwood Scrubs on 28 March, which is for the Under 11 Boy and Girl.
2014 UK MASTERS ROAD RANKINGS – RACHEL FELTON V35 was ranked No.3 in the 10K with her (34.44) in Leeds on 16 November
LONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET MINI LONDON MARATHON TRIAL – Takes place this Saturday at Oak Hill Park, here’s wishing our athletes a successful day.
QUALIFIED COACHES REQUIRED – I am looking for qualified coaches to help support delivery of after Schools Athletics sessions in local Schools in Barnet. All sessions will be paid! (Rate on application based on qualifications & experience).
Please contact Ianbannister@saracens.net for more details. I have a number of upcoming openings designed to take Athletics to the wider community and create pathways into the local Athletics Clubs.
COACHING COURSES AT ALLIANZ PARK – The following courses are – Sunday 1 March Leadership in Running Fitness (LIRF) cost is £170, Saturday 18 April and Sunday 19 April Coaching Assistant cost is £135. If you would like information or need any help in getting registered please contact Ian on email@example.com.
INDOOR JUMPS TRAINING – Following the success of the 2013/2014 series Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers and North London Network in conjunction with Sportivate, are promoting the 2015 series at Allianz Park commencing Wednesday 7January until Wednesday 25 March.
The training camp will include an introduction to Pole Vault (coached by Angus McKenzie and Allan Sutton) and will also aim to improve the skills and knowledge of Network coaches and their athletes in High Jump (coached by Greg Dunson), Long Jump and Triple Jump (coached by Michael Brown).
The camp is from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, warm up and registration 6.30pm. Cost (including entry into the facilities) – Young Athletes (U20) & Students: £3 per session, Seniors: £5 per session.
For further information email or call Clyde Gordon on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07753 985525. Attached is the Flyer
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER – This is the link showing their current information, February Issue 2
RUN! LONDON NEWSLETTER – This is the link showing their current information, February Issue
UPCOMING CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS
LONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET LONDON MINI MARATHON TRIAL – Takes place on Saturday 28 February at Oak Hill Park, East Barnet. The trial is held in conjunction with the Parkrun race and starts at 9.00am.
Note: You must register with Parkrun first, and do not forget to bring you barcode ticket with you.
CAU INTER COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 7 March at Cofton Park, Lowhill Lane, Birmingham (Sat Nav B31 2BQ). Timetable 11.05am U20 Men 8000m, 11.33am U13 Boys 3000m, 11.51am Senior Women 8000m, 12.23pm U15 Boys 4500m, 12.42pm U17 Women 5000m, 13.08pm U20 Women 6000m, 13.33pm U13 Girls 3000m, 13.53pm U17 Men 6000m, 14.15pm U15 Girls 4000m, 14.36pm Senior Men 12000m
Note: You will have to be selected by your respective County
NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The final fixture takes place on Saturday 28 March 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. Awaiting Timetable.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
UPCOMING ROAD RELAY FIXTURES
SOUTHERN MENS 12 STAGE AND WOMENS 6 STAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 29 March at Stantonbury Athletics Stadium, Milton Keynes, Bucks (Satnav MK14 6BN).
Timetable 12.00noon Men (6 stages x 5.053km and 6 stages x 7,664km), 1.00pm Women (6 stages x 5.053km) Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
NATIONAL MENS 12 STAGE AND WOMENS 6 STAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 11 April at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. Entrance to park for parking will be “Town Gate” (Satnav B73 6BU). Start Times 12.00noon Men, 12.20pm Women. Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
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 Sainsbury’s Grand Prix (Indoors) took place in Birmingham on 21 February
60m – SM Heat 2 OJIE EDOBURUN U20 5th (6.70)
1500m – SW MELISSA COURTNEY U23 2nd (4:16.9) time recorded during 1 Mile race
1 Mile – SW MELISSA COURTNEY U23 7th (PB 4:35.48) taking 16.23 seconds off her 2007 time, and is ranked UK No.1 U23 in 2015
High Jump – SM ALLAN SMITH 1st (2.26m), DAVID SMITH 5th (PB 2.26m) adding 1cm to his 1 February jump
Long Jump – SM DANIEL BRAMBLE 3rd (7.88m)
The Bourton 10K (Road) took place 22 February
RACHEL FELTON V35 9th – 1st Woman (SB 34.12)
The Old Deer Park Richmond Half Marathon (Road) took place 22 February
BARRY CHISOLM V50 419th (1:48.36)
The Metro Atlantic Championships (Indoors) took place in New York, USA on 21 February
1 Mile – LIAM DEE U20 (Iona College) 1st (4:06.82)
The Lee Valley U13/U15 Open Meeting (Indoors) took place on 21 February
60m – U15W Race 1.8 LATIFAH HARRIS-OSMAN 4th (8.55), in Race 2.5 LATIFAH finished 2nd (SB 8.51) taking .04 of a second off her previous race
The British Universities and Colleges Championships (Indoors) took place in Sheffield on 20-22 February
60m – SM Heat 7 RENARD FREDERICK (London Metropolitan University) 1st (7.03) in semi-final 2 RENARD finished 3rd (7.00)
400m – SW Heat 1 PHILIPPA LOWE (HCA Roehampton University) 1st (SB 56.57) in semi-final 2 PHILIPPA finished 2nd (SB 54.88) taking 1.69 seconds off her heat time, in the final PHILIPPA won the Bronze Medal (PB 54.50) taking .11 of a second off her 2014 time, and is ranked UK No.10 in 2015
800m – SM Heat 7 RICHARD CHARLES U23 (St Mary’s University) 1st (1:56.06) in semi-final 2 RICHARD finished 1st (1:55.45) in the final RICHARD won the Gold Medal (SB 1:50.03) taking 4.72 seconds off his 14 February time, and is ranked UK No.2 U23 in 2015
800m – SW Heat 1 GEORGIA BELL U23 1st (2:14.85) in semi-final 2 GEORGIA finished 1st (2:13.60) in the final GEORGIA won the Gold Medal (PB 2:08.23)
1500m – SM Heat 5 ALEX WARNAKULASURIYA U23 (Exeter University) 5th (4:24.35)
3000m – SW Heat 2 VICTORIA WALKER (Birmingham University) 3rd (10:37.42) in the final VICTORIA finished 7th (SB 10:21.12) taking 4.58 seconds off her 4 February time
60m Hurdles – SM Heat 1 ASHLEY WILSON (HCA London University) 3rd (8.36) in the final ASHLEY finished 5th (8.31)
High Jump – SM Pool B AKIN COWARD U20 (Birmingham University) 5th (1.95m) in the final AKIN finished equal 7th (1.93m)
Long Jump – SW Pool A GABRIELLE ROWSELL U23 (Bournemouth University) 3rd (5.39m) in the final GABRIELLE finished 7th (5.41m)
Triple Jump – SW Pool B YASMIN LAKIN U23 (London School of Economics) 2nd (SB 11.51m) adding 49cm to her 1 February jump, in the final YASMIN finished 4th (SB 11.51m) equalling her pool jump
Shot Put 4kg – SW Pool A KELLY BRAMHALD U23 (Loughborough Students) 6th (10.67m) in the final KELLY finished 12th (10.31m)
The Nebraska Tune-Up (Indoors) took place in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA on 20 February
WT 15.88kg – NICK PERCY U23 (Iowa University) 3rd (17.97m)
The Lee Valley Middle Distance Open Meeting (Indoors) took place on 18 February
800m – Race SX10 LIANNE LANGFORD U17 6th (SB 2:23.71)
1500m – Race SX5 ELLIOT DEE U17 3rd (SB 4:21.96)
The South of England Masters Championships (Indoors) took place at Lee Valley on 15 February
1500m – W45 LISA WEBB won the Bronze Medal (SB 5:06.68)
Pentathlon – M50 GREG DUNSON 1000m (SB 3:41.19), 60m Hurdles (SB 9.03), High Jump (SB 1.72m), Long Jump (SB 4.95m), Shot Put 6kg (SB 11.01m), GREG won the Gold Medal by 679 points (3563 points)
The Middlesex Schools Cross Country Championships place in Harrow School on 5 February
Minor Boys – JUDAH YAWITCH U13 Barnet 5th (11.54) 67 runners finished, the winner was Abdi Mohammed of Ealing (11.41). Team result 1st Richmond (54 points), 2nd Haringey (84), 3rd Barnet (97)
Junior Boys – FINN HARVEY U13 Barnet 4th (13.51), JACK BLOOM U15 Barnet 5th (14.06) 56 runners finished, the winner was Zak Wort of Richmond (13.21). Team result 1st Richmond (38 points), 2nd Enfield (111), 3rd Harrow (114), 4th Barnet (135)
Junior Girls – JOSEPHINE CHADWICK U15 Barnet 3rd (12.14), LIDIA KYRIACOU U15 Barnet 4th (12.20), MIA GROOM U13 Barnet 7th (12.36), KAYLA MICHEL U15 Barnet 25th (13.32), SOPHIA STAAB U13 Haringey 39th (14.06), ANUSHIA BULMAN U15 Harrow 40th (14.06) 64 runners finished, the winner was Isobel Atkins of Richmond (12.00). Team result 1st Richmond (53 points), 2nd Barnet (66), 3rd Haringey (109), 4th Barnet (135), 7th Harrow (225)
Intermediate Boys – RUFUS KENT U15 Barnet 25th (24.19), DANIEL HOUSLEY U15 Barnet 49th (26.27) 51 runners finished, the winner was Terence Fawden of Haringey (20.52). Team result 1st Richmond (75 points), 2nd Harrow (106), 3rd Haringey (120), 4th Barnet (124)
Intermediate Girls – GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U15 Barnet 1st (15.15), GEORGIE MARLBOROUGH U17 Harrow 12th (16.37), REBECCA ANDREOU U17 Enfield 15th (17.20), ELLA COLLIER U15 Barnet 32nd (18.27) 56 runners finished. Team result 1st Barnet (79 points), 2nd Harrow (94), 3rd Richmond (99)
Senior Boys – MARK CUNNINGHAM U17 2nd Claim Barnet 19th (23.52) 37 runners finished, the winner was Jamie Finnigan of Richmond (20.29). Team result 1st Richmond (61 points), 2nd Harrow (84), 3rd Barnet (131)
Senior Girls – ELLIE MCNAMARA U17 Barnet 15th (18.08) 29 runners finished, the winner was Hannah Novakovik of Richmond (14.38). Team result 1st Richmond (40 points), 2nd Harrow (97)
21 February – OAK HILL – JULIAN LAMY U20 4th (New PB 18.01), KIERAN MORELAND U23 10th (19.50), STUART SINGER V50 14th (20.47), SAMUEL GREENSTEIN U11 16th (New PB 20.59), SYDNEY ALLEN U13 27th (22.19), ROBERT PICK V60 30th (22.31), LOUANN LAMY U13 43rd (New PB 23.42) – ST ALBANS – KYLE LANGFORD U20 3rd (First Time 16.30) – GLADSTONE – ELLIE MCNAMARA U20 37th (24.53), JOSH MORGAN U13 67th (28.06)
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 email@example.com or Jenny Poll who will be at Allianz Park (Tuesday and Thursday Evenings) in the West Stand, you contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or her direct phone number is 0203 675 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 0203 675 7243 or by email on email@example.com