Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Main Weekly Newsletter Thursday 3 March 2014

Happy Birthday this week to Khalid-Ali Ahmed, Saleh Al-Minji, James Grant, Patrick Jacobs, Dita JaJa, Lianne Langford, Harry Lodovica, Kieran Moreland, Charlton Omorogbe, Ian Rawlinson, Elma Rizvanovic, Sarah Sharnia, Dian Taylor

SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS AT ENGLAND U15/U17/U20 CHAMPIONSHIPS – which place in Sheffield over the week-end, our UK No.1 U20 sprinter OJIE EDOBURUN U20 won the 60m Silver Medal (6.73) just 2 hundredths of a second behind the winner. DYLAN CARLSSON-SMITH U17 who is UK No.3 U17 in 2014 claimed the Pole Vault Bronze Medal (4.00m)

For the remaining newsletter information and results

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE RESULT – unfortunately we are still awaiting the results to be published, these will be in next week’s newsletter.

SHAFTESBURY DOMINATE THE BARNET MINI MARATHON TRIALS – which took place at Allianz Park on Sunday 2 March. The first 6 finishers in each age-group are automatically select for the London Borough of Barnet team, and will be on the line on Sunday 13 April starting from London’s Old Billingsgate to the Mall (3 Miles), the remaining 2 places in the team to be decided. Apparently for the Girl’s race there was an issue with the stopwatch, and some of you will not have a time.

Under 13 Girls – LIA RADUS 1st (17.21), MIA GROOM 2nd (17.38), NICOLE BOWEN 3rd, LIDIA KYRIACOU 4th, SCARLETT KENT 5th, JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 6th, OLIVIA BOWEN 7th, KAYLA MICHEL 8th – Under 13 Boys – JAMIE HARPER 1st (15.36), NATHAN FERNANDES 2nd (15.44), FINN HARVEY 3rd (16.11), JACK BLOOM 4th (16.54), ALFIE CASTANG 5th (18.09), JUDAH YAWITCH 6th (18.09), DAVID GREENSTEIN 7th (18.11)  – Under 15 Girls – GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 1st (17.32), GEORGIE MARLBOROUGH 2nd (17.37), MARIE SATO 3rd (17.45), SOPHIE BOWEN 4th, ELLA COLLIER 5th – Under 15 Boys – GEORGE GROOM 1st (15.04), OLIVER GREENSTEIN 2nd (16.17), RUFUS KENT 3rd (17.05) – Under 17 Women – EMMA DWAN 1st, ZOE CAVENDISH 3rd, ELLIE MCNAMARA 4th, LYDIA HERRIDGE 5th, SHIRA DULBERG 6th – Under 17 Men – JAMES SOTHCOTT 1st (14.37), KHALID-ALI AHMED 3rd (14.58), NATHAN BLOOM 4th (15.07), BILLY KELSEY 5th (15.41), HARSHIL JOSHI 8th (17.10). Full Results Attached

LONDON WINTER THROWS FEST – Takes place at Allianz Park on Saturday 29 March. Events are Javelin starts at 10.30am, Discus starts at 12.00noon, Hammer and Shot starts at 1.30pm and 3.00pm dependant on what age-group you are in. Events are for all age-groups including U13s. Entry form and timetable attached

NEW IMPLEMENT WEIGHTS FOR FEMALE ATHLETES – With the Track and Field season almost upon us, please note that UKA will be implementing weight changes for Javelin, Shot and Hammer for all competitions from 1 April 2014. The new weights are as follows – U17 Women Javelin 500g (previously 600g), Shot 3kg (previously 4kg), Hammer 3kg (previously 4kg) – U15 Girls Javelin 500g (previously 600g), Shot 3kg (previously 3.25kg), Hammer remains at 3kg – U13 Girls Javelin remains at 400g), Shot remains at 2.72kg, Hammer remains at 3kg.

NEW GB, EUROPEAN AND WORLD RECORDS GREG DUNSON V50 recently completed the Pentathlon at Lee Valley and recorded 4231 points, which are New UK, European and World V50 Record. The previous records were UK 4230 points by Mike Small in 2004, European and World record was held by Jean Luc Duez of France with 4207 points in 2013. Please note that UK records do not distinguish Indoors and Outdoors separately, and the 4230 points was achieved Outdoors.

MIDDLESEX CHAMPION – MAGGIE COOPER V45 took the Women’s V45 Gold Medal in the Middlesex Masters Cross Country Championships which was held at Wormwood Scrubs last Saturday 1 March, MAGGIE finished 27th (32.28) in the mixed Men’s/Woman’s race and was the 2nd Woman finisher

CLUB HOODIES – With over three hundred hoodies already in circulation, this is your opportunity to join the club. They are available to all members who have paid their subscriptions at the subsidised price of £20 + £4 P&P if you require it to be posted to you. The bright red hoody is made to order and has your name embroidered on the front along with the club badge and has the club name on the back.

Let us know the name you want on the front and your chest size. Please e-mail your details to You will be notified when your club hoody has arrived. It will be available for collection from Allianz Park on Tuesday evenings between 18.15 and 20.15. The £20/£24 price is payable either in cash or by way of a cheque made payable to Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers. Please send a cheque to Geoff Morphitis, 55 Lancaster Avenue, Hadley Wood, Barnet, Herts EN4 0ER

NICOLE CARA RESEARCH PROJECT – I am conducting an interesting study: Walking: Efficient and Strong or Wasteful and Weak? The study requires you to watch some videos of people walking on a treadmill and rate their strength and efficiency. You must be over the age of 18 to participate in this study, regardless of your own athletic performance! Participation should take no longer than 15/20 minutes and can be arranged around your session. Those who have already participated in the study have commented that they will use the knowledge gained to aid their own training and competing. If you are interested I look forward to hearing from you on or on 07875642534. (Full ethical approval has been obtained from Brunel University Ethical Committee).

INDOOR JUMPS TRAINING – With the 2014 Track & Field season less than 4 months away, it’s time for all JUMPERS to get back into training. After the success of the pre-Christmas series, SBH in conjunction with the NORTH LONDON ATHLETICS NETWORK are promoting a further 10 week training camp at Allianz Park to improve the skills and knowledge of athletes of all abilities. Coaches supervising the sessions will be – Pole Vault ALLAN SUTTON and BASIL BARA, High Jump SUE SMITH, Long and Triple Jump ALFREDO MELAO. The overall arrangements are under the supervision of CLYDE GORDON.

The camp will run from WEDNESDAY 8 JANUARY to WEDNESDAY 12 MARCH inclusive. The weekly session will start at 19.00 and end at 21.00 (warm up starts at 18.30). The cost to athletes to attend per session will be £3 per head for young athletes (U20) and students and £5 per head for seniors to include entry into the facilities. For further information email Clyde Gordon – 

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.


Saturday 8 March – Inter Counties ChampionshipsTakes place in Cofton Park, Birmingham. Start times to be advised. Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective County Team Manager. 

Saturday 15 March – English Schools ChampionshipsTakes place at Castle Donington, Leicestershire. Start times 12.30pm Intermediate Girls, 1.00pm Junior Boys, 1.30pm Junior Girls, 2.00pm Intermediate Boys, 2.35pm Senior Girls, 3.05pm Senior Boys. Car parking will be on fields adjacent to the course, £5 per car and will include a complimentary programme. 

Sunday 16 March – Southern Men’s 12 Stage & Women’s 6 Stage Road RelaysTakes place at Stantonbury Athletic Stadium, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Start times 12.00pm 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.


The Reading Half Marathon took place on 2 March

RACHEL FELTON 129th (PB 76.35), TONY JACKSON V45 193rd (78.58), SARAH WILLIAMS 205th (PB 79.33) taking 3 minutes 14 seconds off her 2013 time, RONAN BREEN V40 291st (SB 81.42), JO KENT V45 (Barnet) 412th (SB 84.28) taking 58 seconds off her Watford run, PAUL SIMONS V45 535th (87.08)

The Berkhamsted Fun Run took place on 2 March

BEN ROCHFORD U20 1st (27.13) 


1 March – KINGSTONEMMA ARCHER V35 11th (First Time 22.10)

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.