Happy Birthday this week to Gilad Nachshen, Nonso Okolo, Nick Percy, Ross Sambrook, Nick Smith, Dan Watts, Glen Watts
EUROPEAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Congratulations to RICHARD GOODMAN who has been selected for the Under 23 GB&NI team. Richard is one of a 36-strong team heading to Hyères, France on Sunday 13 December.
For the remaining newsletter information and results
COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Please use this link which identifies the majority of Championships, which may apply to you
BRITISH ATHLETICS CROSS CHALLENGE INC EUROPEAN TRIALS – Took place in Liverpool on 28 November
9800m – Senior Men RICHARD GOODMAN U23 11th (30.49), 574 runners finished. The winner was Ross Millington of Stockport (30.09).
8100m – Senior Women BETH POTTER 13th (28.29), NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ 19th (28.40), MELISSA COURTENEY U23 43rd (29.57), 291 runners finished. The winner was Gemma Steel of Charnwood (27.31).
6700m – Under 20 Men MARK PEARCE 17th (21.37), BEN ROCHFORD 54th (22.28), 121 runners finished. The winner was Ben Dijkstra of Leicester (20.44).
4400m – Under 20 Women ELLIE BAKER 40th (17.01), 63 runners finished. The winner was Bobby Clay of Invicta East Kent (14.42).
LONDON UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIPS (INDOORS) –Took place at Lee Valley on 28 November. Congratulations to our Gold Medallist YASMIN LAKIN U23 (60m and Triple Jump) and ANDREW AMOAH U20 (60m), and a Silver Medal from ALEX WARNAKULASURIYA U23 (1500m).
60m – Senior Men Heat 2 ANDREW AMOAH U20 (Brunel University) 1st (7.18), in the final ANDREW won the Gold Medal (7.14). Senior Women Heat 1 YASMIN LAKIN U23 (London School of Economics) 1st (8.21), in the final YASMIN won the Gold Medal (PB 8.08) taking .09 of a second off her 2011 time
1500m – Senior Men Straight Final ALEX WARNAKULASURIYA U23 (Imperial College London) won the Silver Medal (PB 4:14.84) taking 6.77 seconds off his 2012 time
Triple Jump – Senior Women Straight Final YASMIN LAKIN U23 (London School of Economics) won the Gold Medal (10.92m)
NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The second fixture of five took place on Saturday 28 November at Trent Park. On a dull and overcast day, our Young Athletes were in dominant form on this very muddy and testing course.
It was 2 wins out of 2 for SAMUEL GREENSTEIN U11, JAMIE HARPER U15 and GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U17, also LUCCA STUBBS finished 1st . There were top 5 finishes from AIMI WEIGHTMAN U11 3rd, SYDNEY ALLEN U13 3rd, ELENA RONCARTI U13 4th, DYLAN MICHEL U13 3rd, MIA GROOM U15 2nd, LIDIA KYRIACOU U15 3rd and SCARLETT KENT U15 5th.
There were consecutive team wins from our Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women, and the Under 15 Boys also rounded off the day with a win. Making it an excellent day the Under 13 Boys & Girls finished in 2nd Place, and the Under 11 Girls finished 3rd.
Under 11 Girls – (1400m) AIMI WEIGHTMAN 3rd (7.11), ISABELLE FLEET 11th (7.54), ANNA MURPHY 14th (8.19), LOTTIE RACHEL 23rd (8.42), REBECCA JEFFREY 24th (8.44), 35 runners finished, the winner was I Haddad of Highgate Harriers (7.00). Team result 1st Cookham (22 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers ‘A’ (22 points), 3rd SBH (28 points)
Under 11 Boys – (2450m) SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 1st (10.48), GIANNI STUBBS 26th (12.28), 55 runners finished. Team result 1st Highgate Harriers ‘A’ (33 points), 2nd Trent Park ‘A’ (39 points), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (74 points), 7th SBH (135 points)
Under 13 Girls – (2450m) SYDNEY ALLEN 3rd (10.58), ELENA RONCARTI 5th (11.17), JESSICA MOORE 12th (11.48), EMMA MURPHY 33rd (15.40), 33 runners finished, the winner was A.White of Thames Valley Harriers (10.28). Team result 1st Thames Valley Harriers ‘A’ (11 points), 2nd SBH (20 points), 3rd Highgate Harriers (25 points)
Under 13 Boys – (3000m) LUCCA STUBBS 1st (12.35), DYLAN MICHEL 3rd (12.40), MATTHEW MCATEER 13th (13.41), DILLON STOLARSKI 33rd (14.56), JOSH MORGAN 45th (16.20), 50 runners finished. Team result 1st Highgate Harriers ‘A’ (47 points), 2nd SBH (50 points), 3rd Dacorum & Tring (54 points)
Under 15 Girls – (3000m) MIA GROOM 2nd (13.33), LIDIA KYRIACOU 3rd (13.34), SCARLETT KENT 5th (14.00), KAYLA MICHEL 12th (14.35), LILY RACHEL 19th (15.46), 34 runners finished, the winner was P.Littler of Highgate Harriers (13.03). Team result 1st SBH (10 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (27 points), 3rd Trent Park (40 points)
Under 15 Boys – (4200m) JAMIE HARPER 1st (15.25), HENRY FULTON 7th (17.06), DANIEL GREENSTEIN 13th (17.48), NATHAN TADESSE 21st (19.09), BEN KELLY 32nd (21.14), 34 runners finished. Team result 1st SBH (42 points), 2nd Cookham (58 points), 3rd Trent Park (74 points)
Under 17 Women – (4200m) GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 1st (17.20), JESSICA HURLEY 3rd (19.23), REBECCA ANDREOU 8th (21.03), 11 runners finished. Team result 1st SBH (12 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (17 points), 3rd Harrow (27 points)
Under 17 Men – (5600m) OLIVER GREENSTEIN 8th (24.56), 17 runners finished, the winner was T.McArdle of Trent Park (22.48). Team result 1st Trent Park (23 points), 2nd London Heathside (41 points), 3rd Dacorum & Tring (46 points), 6th SBH (59 points)
WINTER POINTS UPDATE – Following last Saturday’s North West London League fixture, certain age-groups have now completed 2 fixtures, and these are the top 3 positions;
Under 11 Girls – 1st Aimi Weightman 16 points, 2nd Lottie Rachel 11 points, 3rd Saron Richardson and Isabelle Fleet 7 points. Under 13 Girls – 1st Sydney Allen 16 points, 2nd Eleanor Rachel and Eleanor Roncarti 7 points. Under 15 Girls – 1st Scarlett Kent, Lidia Kyriacou and Mia Groom 13 points. Under 11 Boys – 1st Samuel Greenstein 16 points, 2nd Toby Edwards and Gianni Stubbs 7 points. Under 13 Boys – 1st Dylan Michel 15 points, 2nd Josh Morgan 11 points, 3rd Luca Stubbs 8 points. Under 15 Boys – 1st Jamie Harper 16 points, 2nd Daniel Greenstein 12 points, 3rd Nathan Tadesse 11 points.
FRATERNITY AND SORORITY CUPS – Took place on Saturday 28 November at Trent Park.
Fraternity Cup Men – (7800m) 162 runners finished, the winner was James Wooldridge of London Heathside (27.42).
Sorority Cup Women – (7800m) JO KENT V45 (2nd Claim) 2nd (1st V45 32.17), CHARLOTTE JOHNSTON U20 3rd (1st U20 33.07), 44 runners finished, the winner was Stacy Ward of Herne Hill (30.11).
ANTHONY WHITEMAN – The following article was published in Athletics Weekly recently.
As Anthony heads toward the M45 ranks, he continues to beat athletes half his age, Anthony Whiteman tells Ruth Jones the secrets to his longevity
With a Power of 10 profile bursting with impressive performances, including representing Britain at two Olympics and a European Championships as well as clinching a bronze and a fourth place across two Commonwealth Games, Anthony Whiteman appears to have seen and done it all in the sport. Yet, at 44, there is no holding him back.
Indeed, it is his longevity in his position at the top of the all-time M40 rankings for 800m, 1500m and the mile, together with his enviable 3:32.34 PB that places him sixth fastest in UK history, that mark him out as an athlete who should never be written off at the sharp end of competition. Here he tells us what motivates him to carry on and how he adapts his training as the years roll by:
My training hasn’t changed a lot since my younger competitive days. I try to stick to three quality sessions a week when training hard, including intervals, hills and a tempo run, with their individual emphasis reflecting the time of year.
I am very proud to have run the first outdoor sub-four-minute mile by a 40-year-old. It was very special and I felt I executed a near-perfect race at the exact time required, which is what athletes should strive for (Anthony ran the all-time fastest M40 mile of 3:58.79 in 2012).
My running career began when my local club at the time in Maidstone, GEC Avionics AC, recruited me after seeing me at a school sports day. I started racing in 1983. I would compete in local cross-country and track leagues as well as the bigger champs as I went up the age groups.
I play cricket and badminton at a local league level. It can be amusing to be recognised as an athlete while playing cricket. It’s usually down to my long run-up as a wannabe fast bowler.
My inspiration as a young athlete always came from watching the Grand Prix events. I had been influenced by seeing Seb Coe, Steve Cram and Steve Ovett running in Oslo and Zurich under the floodlights on TV. I craved that chance to race under lights much more than a morning heat in the Olympics or Worlds.
Running 3:32.34 in Monaco in 1997 will always remain my greatest achievement. At the time, only Coe, Cram and Ovett had run faster than me, and I had a slow-motion, surreal moment of passing [Nourreddine] Morceli (Algerian Olympic 1500m gold medallist in 1996) with 100m to go.
I retired in 2004. I had absolutely no plans to return to running. But over the years, my overall fitness and body shape didn’t change much, so when I was presented with the challenge of a five-mile race in 2009 I accepted. I found I got fit quickly and won the race [the Owston Ferry 5, where he ran 25:40 as an M35] in a reasonable time.
I joined Shaftesbury Barnet in 2000 in order to compete at the front end of the 12-stage relays. The club has always supported me brilliantly, but I hope I have returned the favour.
In the 2014 season I scored the most points for my club in the British League. Considering Shaftesbury sent 22 athletes to the Commonwealth Games that year, I felt that was a good achievement as a masters athlete. As team captain I have also been proud to lead the team at the European club championships, which means competing against athletes again.
I had a very good coach in Alan Storey. Although he is still at the end of a phone if needed, I mainly look after my own programme now. Alan also coached fellow master David Heath and when we discussed our training sessions it was remarkable how similar our training was and how Alan’s influence was still evident.
I work for Humber Runner in Hessle, near Hull. Training is encouraged and can often be a talking point with our customers. I have regular lunchtime routes and through the summer I do hill sessions. I often commute to work by running over the Humber Bridge.
I mainly train alone. I do some of my sessions with the endurance group at Lincoln Wellington AC, but my steady running is usually on my own. I run at a decent pace, very rarely being slower than six minutes per mile.
I progress to the M45 age category in November next year. That’s my focus. I know my body better now. I don’t feel pressure to train if I don’t feel up to it for any reason. I certainly don’t beat myself up.
TYPICAL WEEK’S TRAINING
The following represents a current typical week’s training in the leading up to a competition
Saturday – 800m race
Sunday – AM: 5 miles at 5:50 pace. PM: Badminton practice
Monday – Park session such as 50sec race pace intervals with varying recoveries
Tuesday – AM: 12 miles at 6:00 pace. PM: cricket match.
Wednesday – Park session: 6x37sec reps at 800m pace
Thursday – Lunch time hill session of six hill reps to sharpen up
Friday – Rest
The above sessions are specific to Anthony and may not be suitable for other athletes
THE RENOVATION WORKS AT THE SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS CLUB HOUSE ARE NEARLY COMPLETE – Middlesex University have agreed to buy some new weights equipment and are now waiting for the items to be delivered and fitted. We have been given no firm indication as to when this will happen. All building works have been completed. As soon as the equipment arrives, Middlesex University will arrange for an induction course for all our coaches and elite athletes who are planning to use the new facility. There will also be a change of access and use, with a FOB entry system on all 3 doors (2 external and 1 internal). Information on how to register for the new entry system will be published next week.
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER – This is the link showing their current information, November Issue 4
RUN! LONDON NEWSLETTER – This is the link showing their current information, November Issue
UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS
FRATERNITY AND SORORITY CUPS – Takes place next Saturday 28 November at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex (SatNav EN4 0PS). The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line). The race starts at 2.30pm for Men/Women – Junior, Senior and Veteran. Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The second fixture of five takes place next Saturday 28 November at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex (SatNav EN4 0PS). The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line). Timetable – Under 11 Girls commence at 12.45pm, Under 13 Girls and Under 11 Boys commence at 12.55pm, Under 15 Girls and Under 13 Boys commence at 13.10pm, Under 17 Women and Under 15 Boys commence at 13.30pm, Under 17 Men commence at 13.55pm, Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
UK CROSS CHALLENGE INC EUROPEAN TRIAL – Takes place next Saturday 28 November at Sefton Park, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool (SatNav L17 3AL). Note Under 17 athletes can qualify for the Under 20 team, use this link for selection policy http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/world-class/2015-16-cross-country-selection-policies/ . Please use this link to enter, Entries close Friday 20 November.
Timetable 12.15pm, Under 17 and 20 Women (4400m), 12.35pm, Under 17 Men (5500m), 12.55pm, Under 20 Men (6700m), 13.20pm, Senior Women (8100m), 14.00pm, Senior Men (9800m), prior to these there are races for the Under 11 to Under 15 Boys/Girls.
START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The third fixture of five takes place on Saturday 5 December 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. Timetable 1.00pm U11 (Over 9) Boys/Girls (1.5km), 1.15pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.20pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.35pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.40pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km).
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for information on course maps, directions etc will be available 2 weeks prior to the race.
WINDSOR, SLOUGH, ETON & HOUNSLOW INDOOR MEETING – Takes place at Thames Valley Athletics Centre, Pococks Lane, Eton (Satnav SL4 6HN) on Sunday 6 December. Events 60m, 60m Hurdles, Pole Vault (Over 2.50m) and High Jump. Entries on the day – all age-groups, £5 per event. Check in from 10.30am in the WSEH clubroom, close at 12.00 midday. Contact details Dennis Daly 01753 686169.
MANCHESTER SPORTCITY INDOOR MEETING – Takes place at Sportcity, Alan Turing Way (Satnav M11 2FF) use Gate 2 on Alan Turing Way and park in the Tennis Centre/Media Centre, on Sunday 6 December. Events 60m, 60m Hurdles, 300m, 600m, Pole Vault, Long Jump, High Jump and Shot. Pole Vault (A) SH at 2.00m, (B) SH at 3.20m. Long Jump (A) under 5.00m, to start at 10.30pm, (B) over 5.00m. Shot for U15 and U17’s only. £5 per event, entries on the day extra – Age-groups U15 to Senior. For all details including how to enter please use this link http://www.saleharriersmanchester.com/attachments/5612c94304a38.pdf/COM%20Indoor%20entry%20form%20201516%20%281%29.pdf
NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY – The third fixture of five takes place at Finsbury Park, Hornsey Gate, Endymion Road London (Satnav N4 2NQ) on Saturday 12 December. Timetable – 13.00am U11 Girls, 13.10am U11 Boys & U13 Girls, 13.25am U13 Boys & U15 Girls, 13.45am U15 Boys & U17 Women, 14.10am U17 Men.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run
SOUTHERN INTER COUNTY AND MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 12 December at Shuttleworth Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Timetable – 11.04am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.00am 50+, 60+ Men (10000m), 11.20am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.40am U15 Girls (4000m), 11.43am 40+, 50+ Women, 70+ Men (6000m), 12.10pm 40+ Men (10000m), 12.25pm U15 Boys (4000m), 12.50pm U17 Men (5000m), 13.15pm U17 Women (5000m), 13.15pm U20 Women (6000m), 13.40pm U23 Women (6000m), 13.40pm Senior Women (6000m)
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your County Team Manager.
INDOOR MINITHON FOR SCHOOL YEAR 3 TO 7 – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 12 December, athletes can choose any three events applicable to their age group. The cost is £12 for all 3 events. For event information and to enter please use this link.
https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/childrens-athletics-activities/minithon/ Closing date for entries is Wednesday 9 December.
EHAC METASWITCH INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 13 December. All age-groups including U13. Timetable 12.30pm to 16.30pm. For event information and to download entry form please use this link. https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/go/lee-valley-athletics-centre/#competition-entry-forms Closing date for entries is Monday 7 December.
SOUTHERN COMBINED EVENTS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 19 December and Sunday 20 December. Age-groups are U15 to Senior Pentathlon and U17 to Senior Heptathlon. For event information also to enter please use this link http://seaa.org.uk/events/track-and-field.html Closing date for entries is Tuesday 8 December.
TRACK ACADEMY INDOOR SPRINT CHALLENGE – Takes place at Willesden Sports Centre, Donnington Road, London (Satnav NW10 3QX) on Saturday 19 December. All age-groups. Timetable 11.00am Indoor warm up, 12.00noon 60m round 1, 13.30pm 60m Hurdles U15 to Senior, 14.00pm 60m round 2. For event information also to enter please use this link http://goo.gl/forms/b1X3LVMUuM
Closing date for entries is Thursday 17 December.
MANCHESTER SPORTCITY INDOOR MEETING – Takes place at Sportcity, Alan Turing Way (Satnav M11 2FF) use Gate 2 on Alan Turing Way and park in the Tennis Centre/Media Centre, on Sunday 20 December. Events 60m, 60m Hurdles, 300m, 600m, Pole Vault, Long Jump, High Jump and Shot. Pole Vault (A) SH at 2.00m, (B) SH at 3.20m. Long Jump (A) under 5.00m, to start at 10.30pm, (B) over 5.00m. Shot for U15 and U17’s only. £5 per event, entries on the day extra – Age-groups U15 to Senior. For all details including how to enter please use this link http://www.saleharriersmanchester.com/attachments/5612c94304a38.pdf/COM%20Indoor%20entry%20form%20201516%20%281%29.pdf
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.
RESULTS – CROSS COUNTRY UNLESS STATED
28 November – HAMPSTEAD HEATH – LENARD MICHEL V45 26th (22.24) – HIGHBURY FIELDS – BARRY CHISHOLM V55 54th (22.38) – OAK HILL – BRADLEY SINGER 83rd (28.49) – PANSHANGER – RUSSELL DEVITT V65 72nd (26.40) – POOLE – HUGH RICHARDS V65 408th (26.51) – ST ALBANS – DAVID GREENSTEIN V50 30th (New PB 20.27)
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.
ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7240.
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 Isobel Dunnicliffe at firstname.lastname@example.org Isobel will also be at Allianz Park (Tuesday and Thursday Evenings) in the West Stand. Her direct phone number is 020 3675 7252.