Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 28 August 2014

Happy Birthday this week to Karan Basu, Michael Callegari, Amber Duverney, Henry Fulton, Joe Headland, Rebecca Keating, Junaid Khan, Shay Kohler, Janany Krishnakanthan, Philip Llewellyn, Dempsey McGuigan, David McKenzie, Scott McKenzie, Mohamed Mohamed, Daryll Neita, Donovan Reid, Chandi Uduwawala

KYLE LANGFORD – Competed in the British Athletics Grand Prix in Birmingham on 24 August, Congratulations to KYLE who set a British Junior record in the 600m race (PB 1:16.30) which ranks him UK No.1 U20 in 2014. With the Olympic 800m Champion David Rudisha in the race he was not overawed by the top class field and was closing fast on the leaders eventually finishing in 7th place.

NEW CLUB RECORD – Congratulations to OJIE EDOBURUN who at the CAU Inter County Championships in Bedford on 23-24 August, lowered his own Under 20 club record to (10.16 w1.9 m/s) which he recorded in the Semi-Final. In the Final he ran a windy (10.15 w3.6 m/s) which eclipses Trevor Cameron’s time of (10.29 w3.7 m/s) which was set in Sheffield on 11 June 1994.

For the remaining newsletter information and results

MEDAL HAUL AT INTER COUNTIES – Another successful meeting for Shaftesbury at the CAU Inter County Championships which took place in Bedford on 23-24 August. Congratulations to GLEN WATTS 3000m Steeplechase), GREGORY THOMPSON U23 (Discus), JADE LALLY (Discus) and LOUISA JAMES U23 (Hammer) who won Gold Medals, Silver Medals went to OJIE EDOBURUN U20 (100m) and GEORGIA BELL U23 (800m) and Bronze Medals to PHILIPPA LOWE U23 (400m), LUCY UNDERDOWN (Shot) and SHADINE DUQUEMIN U23 (Discus)

100m – SM Heat 1 OJIE EDOBURUN U20 1st (10.42 w2.8 m/s), JOHN OTUGADE U20 2nd (PB 10.51 w2.8 m/s) taking .14 of a second off his June (windy) time. Semi-Final 1 OJIE finished 2nd (PB 10.16 w1.9 m/s) taking .14 of a second off his 9 August time, and is ranked UK No.1 U20 in 2014, Semi-Final 2 JOHN finished 4th (PB 10.38 w2.6 m/s) taking .13 of a second off his Heat 1 time. In the Final OJIE won the Silver Medal (PB 10.15 w3.6 m/s), JOHN finished 7th (10.50 w3.6 m/s)

200m – SW Heat 1 STEFFI WILSON U23 4th (24.84 w2.5 m/s) in the Final STEFFI finished 6th (SB 24.54 w2.1 m/s) taking .21 of a second off her May time

400m – SW Heat 1 PHILIPPA LOWE U23 (2nd Claim) 2nd (57.03) in the Final PHILIPPA won the Bronze Medal (55.33)

800m – SW Straight Final GEORGIA BELL U23 won the Silver Medal (2:10.56)

400m Hurdles – SM Heat 2 LLOYD GUMBS 2nd (54.61) in the Final LLOYD finished 8th (55.17)

3000m Steeplechase – SM Straight Final GLEN WATTS won the Gold Medal (9:09.54), SW Straight Final VICTORIA WALKER U23 4th (11:53.68)

High Jump – SW Straight Final MEGAN SMITH U20 (2nd Claim) 7th (1.60m)

Shot 7.26kg – SM Straight Final GREGORY THOMPSON U23 7th (13.15m)

Shot 4kg – SW Straight Final LUCY UNDERDOWN won the Bronze Medal (13.20m)

Discus 2kg – SM Straight Final GREGORY THOMPSON U23 won the Gold Medal (53.58m)

Discus 1kg – SW Straight Final JADE LALLY won the Gold Medal (57.86m), SHADINE DUQUEMIN U23 won the Bronze Medal (50.70m), LUCY UNDERDOWN 6th (43.86m)

Hammer 4kg – SW Straight Final LOUISA JAMES U23 won the Gold Medal (58.38m), REBECCA KEATING U20 4th (PB 53.72m) adding 78cm to her May throw, and is ranked UK No.4 U20 in 2014

Team Result – Men Division 1 1st Essex 82 points, 2nd Middlesex 63.5, 3rd Yorkshire 46, 7th Hertfordshire 23. Women Division 1 1st Yorkshire 73.5 points, 2nd Essex 64, 3rd Sussex 56.5, 4th Middlesex 51.5, 6th Hertfordshire 31.5

SCOTTISH CHAMPION – Congratulation to JESSIE CONCANNON U20 who won the 200m Gold Medal (27.17 no wind recorded) in the Scottish U15/U20 Championships which took place in Aberdeen on 24 August

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

For timetable please use the following link 

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

WINTER SEASON – Sorry to mention that word “WINTER” as we are in the process of finalising the SBH winter fixture card. We intend issuing the fixture card during the 3rd week of September.

Please remember that a number of fixtures require our Team Managers to send our entries in some cases 4-6 prior to that fixture taking place, so please can you advise them as early as possible whether you wish to be entered.

Information on each fixture will be published in the SBH Weekly E-Newsletter, on the Fixture Card we indicate on each fixture the following (Open) which means you turn up and run, (Closed) which means you have to be pre-entered by your respective team manager. On the Indoor fixtures we indicate (Yourself) which means you to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee.


YOUNG ATHLETES (ROAD RELAYS) Takes place on Sunday 14 September at Minet Centre, Springfield Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB4 0LL. These are the Hertfordshire and Middlesex County Championships. Timetable2.00pm Under 11 Boys/Girls Road Race (Approximately 1500m), Approximately 2.15pm Under 13 Boys/Girls Road Relay (3 Legs of Approximately 3000m), Approximately 2.55pm Under 15 Boys/Girls Road Relay (3 Legs of Approximately 3000m), Approximately 3.35pm Under 17 Men/Women Road Relay (3 Legs of Approximately 3000m).

You cannot just turn up and run, you need to be pre-entered first. Please Contact TONY SMITH at 01923 855133 or JO KENT at 07803 139397 Entries close on Saturday 6 September.

WOMEN AND YOUNG ATHLETES SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS (ROAD RELAY) Takes place on Saturday 20 September at Rushmoor Arena, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 2DD. Timetable11.00am Under 13 Girls (3 Legs of 2291m), 11.35am Under 13 Boys (4 Legs of 2997m), 12.30pm Under 15 Girls (3 Legs of 2997m), 1.15pm Under 15 Boys (4 Legs of 2997m), 2.10pm Under 17 Women (3 Legs of 2997m), 2.55pm Under 17 Men (4 Legs of 3851m), 3.55pm Senior and U20 Women (4 Legs of 3851m), 3.55pm Veteran Women Over 40 (4 Legs of 3851m).

Note: You cannot just turn up and run, you need to be pre-entered first. Please Contact TONY SMITH at 01923 855133 or JO KENT at 07803 139397 or SIMON KEENE at 07860 629490 if you wish to run. Entries close on Saturday 6 September 

MENS SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS (ROAD RELAY) Takes place on Saturday 20 September at Rushmoor Arena, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 2DD. Timetable12.30pm Over 40, 50 & 60 Men (4 Legs of 6000m), 2.30pm Senior & U20 Men (6 Legs of 6000m).

Note: You cannot just turn up and run, you need to be pre-entered first. Please Contact TONY JACKSON at 07779 653101 or SIMON KEENE at 07860 629490 or RAY POWELL at 07947 680507  if you wish to run. Entries close on Saturday 6 September

The National for Men/Women is on Saturday 4 October and Young Athletes is on Sunday 5 October at Sutton Park, Birmingham

The Southern Men’s 12 Stage and Women 6 Stage is on Saturday 29 March at Milton Keynes

The National Men’s 12 Stage and Women 6 Stage is on Saturday 11 April at Milton Keynes


The following fixtures you can just turn up and run 

North West London League – All on Saturday – 27 September at Horsenden Hill, 22 November at Alexandra Palace, 6 December at Trent Park, 31 January at Harrow, 28 March at Wormwood Scrubs. For U11, U13 and U15 Boys/Girls and U17 Men/Women

Metropolitan League (Dates & Venues are still to be confirmed) – 11 October, 8 November, 20 December, 10 January, 7 February. For U13 and U15 Boys/Girls and U17, U20, Senior and Veteran Men/Women 

The following fixtures you cannot turn up and run, you need to be pre-entered

Southern Relays – 18 October at Wormwood Scrubs

Liddiard Trophy/North Of The Thames – 25 October at Kingsbury

National Relays – 1 November at Mansfield

London Championships – 15 November at Parliament Hill

London Youth Games – 15 November at Parliament Hill

North London Championships – 22 November at Alexandra Palace

Fraternity Cup/Sorority Cup – 6 December at Trent Park

SEAA Masters & Inter Counties – 13 December at Horspath, Oxford

Middlesex Championships – 3 January at Alexandra Palace

Hertfordshire Championships – 4 January at St Albans

Southern Championships – 24 January at Brighton

National Championships – 21 February at Parliament Hill

CAU Inter Counties Championships – 7 March at Birmingham


We are expecting confirmation of all fixtures 8 September

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

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

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



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

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

For timetable please use the following link

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

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

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

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

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


The International Antwerp Atletiek Gala took place Merksem, Belgium on 23 August

1500m – Race 1 MELISSA COURTNEY U23 1st (4:16.38)

400m Hurdles SEB RODGER U23 3rd (51.34) 

The Herne Hill Harriers Open Meeting took place on 23 August

800m – Race SX1 MICHAEL CALLEGARI U23 1st (1:56.23), MOHAMED MOHAMED U23 2nd (1:58.57), KIERAN MORELAND U23 4th (2:05.65)

Discus 2kg– SM ANTHONY SOALLA-BELL V35 3rd (35.22m) 

The Crystal Palace Open Meeting took place on 23 August

100m – Race SW1 SHEREEN CHARLES 2nd (12.33 w-0.7 m/s)

400m – Race SX RICHARD MORRISSEY 1st (46.78) 

The Lee Valley Open Meeting took place on 20 August

100m – Race SX8 EAVION RICHARDSON U17 6th (12.54 w0.6 m/s), Race SX13 NANA NOTTINSON-NYAAKU 6th (11.57 w0.1 m/s), Race SX14 NENGI OSSAI V35 3rd (11.11 w1.7 m/s), NATHANAEL MURRAY U20 6th (11.52 w1.7 m/s), Race SX15 ANDREW AMOAH U20 1st (11.06 w0.4 m/s), Race SX16 RANDY MOMIE U23 1st (10.88 w1.5 m/s), Race SX17 OJIE EDOBURUN U20 2nd (10.51 w0.7 m/s)

200m – Race SX6 SHEREEN CHARLES 5th (25.94 w0.0 m/s), Race SX9 SABRINA BAKARE U20 7th (SB 24.77 w0.4 m/s), Race SX12 NENGI OSSAI V35 4th (22.58 w0.5 m/s)

110m Hurdles – Race SX2 MAURICE RYAN 4th (15.59 w0.1 m/s)

The BMC Regional Races took place in Eltham on 20 August

800m – Race D MOHAMED MOHAMED U23 2nd (SB 1:57.28) taking .41 of a second off his 13 August time, KHALID-ALI AHMED U17 7th (1:59.59), Race E KIERAN MORELAND U23 3rd (PB 2:00.49) taking .65 of a second off his July time

The Cambridge Harriers Open Meeting took place in Eltham on 20 August

800m – Race SX1 ELLIOT DEE U15 3rd (PB 2:06.32) taking .19 of a second off his May time


16 August – OAK HILLLIA RADUS U13 2nd (19.50), SAAM KYU SMART U15 6th (20.39), GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U17 15th (21.31), LIDIA KYRIACOU U15 16th (21.38), MAAYAN RADUS U11 18th (22.03), MARIE SATO U15 25tht (22.58), SUZU SATO U23 26th (23.20) – ALEXANDRA PALACETHOMAS BROOKS U20 1st (First Time 22.46) – BASILDONMATTHEW ARMSTRONG 1st (First Time 15.40) – EDINBURGHMURRAY WILSON U13 170th (23.03) – HAMPSTEAD HEATH DYLAN MICHEL U11 250th (New PB 21.44) – ST ALBANSREBEKAH GARDINER 5th (17.33)

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

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

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

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

ALLIANZ PARK Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7200, then press 4 for Athletics.

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – The current charges for using Allianz Park are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £3.60, Monthly fee £22.00, Annual fee £264.00 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £11.00, Annual fee £132.00 – Concession (Students and Over 65) Daily entry fee £2.70, Monthly fee £16.50, Annual fee £198.00.

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

Any official coach of SBH gains entry free of charge.

All membership enquiries should be directed towards