Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 30 October 2014

Happy Birthday this week to Jessie Concannon, Mark Cunningham, Isobel Deacon, Shadine Duquemin, Glasford Jones, Jade Kashi, Billy Kelsey, Mali Lewis, Ted Ntibazonkiza, Richard Samuel, Suzu Sato, Claire Simm, Trecia Smith, Louise Watton, Aimi Weightman

For the remaining newsletter information and results


Senior Men 5 Miles – ORLANDO EDWARDS V35 2nd (25.40), MICHAEL POTTICARY 23rd (28.27), RONAN BREEN V40 34th (29.08) 132 runners finished, the winner was Antonio Silva of Queens Park Harriers (25.38). Liddiard team positions 1st Highgate Harriers (70 points), 2nd Serpentine (145), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (411)

Under 20 Men 3 Miles – DALTON MCGUIGAN U20 1st (15.33) winning by 33 seconds, 6 runners finished.

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS – Takes place this Saturday at Mansfield, and we wish you all have a good run and I am sure we will come away with a few medals. Just confirming that GEORGE GROOM had been in the 3 winning Under 15 Boys teams in the Southern/National Road Relays and the Southern Cross Country Relay (Not 2 winning teams)

There will transport leaving Allianz Stadium Sharp at 7.30am on Saturday for Mansfield, anyone wishing to go by this transport must contact TONY SMITH or BRYAN SMITH urgently, first come first served.

GEORGE HARRISON – Will be receiving his MBE at Buckingham Palace on 26 November, he told me he has requested the Queen to present it.

ST ALBANS SCHOOL GO WEST – George Harrison MBE took his squad of runners to compete in Washington DC, in the annual cross country match against St Albans School, Washington. Also making the trip was David, Francis and Kate (Robbie’s Sister) Lightowler also Phillip, Kate and Henry (Thomas’s Brother) Fulton.

The match took place on Saturday 18 October in Georgetown which is a suburb of Washington situated along the Potomac River. Each team had 7 runners with 5 to score, in the Senior Varsity race Robbie Lightowler had a comfortable win, Adam Thorpe finished in 5th place. The team took the top honours with 33 points (1,5,7,8,12). The Junior Varsity race was won by Thomas Fulton, with the team dominating the race winning with 19 points (1,2,3,4,9).

INDOOR FIXTURES – I will be Issuing early next week information on Lee Valley fixtures, also National & Regional fixtures.

APPLICATION FOR GRANTS – If you wish to be considered for an Athletic Grant then please use this link SEAA Home page and select the Arthur Kendall Memorial Trust, you will find 3 funds and 1 or 2 maybe applicable to yourself. 

ALERNATIVE TO ATHLETICS SAM WILSON who is currently at Loughborough University, unfortunately his running has been curtailed due to a recurring knee injury. Not to be daunted SAM represented the Great Britain U20 team in the World Frisbee Championships in Lecco, Lombardi, Italy last July.

GB played in Pool C, and finished as runners-up to Canada, having defeated Japan, Ireland New Zealand and the Netherlands losing their only match to Canada 17-8.

In the quarter finals GB played Pool B winners Columbia and were beaten 17-5. Canada went on to become World Champions defeating U.S.A 17-16. 

CLIFF GOLDING – Is currently residing in Jersey and over the past year his running has been slightly on the back burner. At the moment he is heavily involved in the swimming scene and decided to dust down his Speedos. Last Wednesday swam from Jersey to France which took 9 hours and 40 minutes, and was a very happy boy (well, a man 6 weeks short of being 60!). The weather didn’t pan out as the forecast indicated and the whole swim was conducted in a Force 4/5!!

He now has two masters, running (first love) and swimming (second love and far more troublesome!), and plans another solo Channel swim next year.

INDOOR JUMPS TRAINING – Will take place at Allianz Park on Wednesday’s from 8 October to 10 December. The session is from 7pm to 9pm, warm up and registration 6.30pm. Cost (including entry into the facilities) Young athletes (U20) and students: £3 per session Seniors: £5 per session.

Pole Vault coached by Angus McKenzie and Allan Sutton, High Jump coached by Sue Smith, Long and Triple Jump coached by Alfredo Melao. For further information email or call Clyde Gordon on or 07753 985525. Flyer attached.

UNCLAIMED SPIKES – Clyde Gordon has in his possession a pair of Red & Black spikes, which were left last July after a Javelin coaching session. Also at the UK YDL match at Allianz Park on 27 September a pair of White & Green spikes were left in the clubhouse. Please contact Clyde at 

ENGLAND ATHLETICS WEBSITE – This is the link showing their current information, October Issue 5

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


NATIONAL RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place this Saturday 1 November at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 4JR. Start times 11.00am U20 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.09am U17 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.40am U20 Men (3 x 3K), 12.05pm U17 Men (3 x 3K), 12.30pm U13 Girls (3 x 2K), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3 x 2K), 13.20pm U15 Girls (3 x 2K), 13.45pm U15 Boys (3 x 2K), 14.05pm Senior Women (3 x 3K), 14.40pm Senior Men (4 x 5K). Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager 

ACTIVE TRAINING WORLD METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The second of five fixtures takes place on Saturday 8 November at Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Changing is at the Sailing Centre, Fairlands Valley Park, Six Hills Way, Stevenage SG2 0BL (Note the Sailing Centre closes at 16.30pm). Directions from the A1(M) leave at Junction 7, A602 to Stevenage. Follow the A602, Broadhall Way to the second roundabout. Turn left onto Monkswood Way and go to the next roundabout. Turn right onto Six Hills Way and follow for almost 1 mile. Turn left into park, sign-posted Sailing Centre. The course is on the other side of Six Hills Way and there is an underpass under the road. Numbers will be given out on the course. There will now be an Under 11 Development Race for Boys & Girls (1500m) starting at 1pm prior to the first League race at 1.15pm.

Start times 1.00pm U11 Boys/Girls (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 for information on course maps, directions etc will be available 2 weeks prior to the race.

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.

LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 15 November at Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath NW5 1QR, nearest station is Gospel Oak.

Start times 1.15pm U20 and Senior Women, 2.00pm Under 20 and Senior Men. Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager. Entries close 31 October. To Qualify you must have to be (a) born in the Greater London area, (b) has not less than one year’s bona fide residence in the Greater London area, (c) has not less than one year’s continuous full-time employment in the Greater London area, (d) has not less than one year’s full-time attendance at an education establishment in the Greater London area 

LONDON YOUTH GAMES – Takes place on Saturday 15 November at Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath NW5 1QR, nearest station is Gospel Oak, Awaiting start times. Note: You will be selected by your respective Borough of London Team Manager. 

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – Takes place on Saturday 22 November 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.

Timetable awaiting details as yet. You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. 

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 Frankfurt Marathon (Road) took place on 26 October

DANIEL DAVIES 26th (PB 2:25.39) taking 4 minutes and 24 seconds off his 2013 time, since his first marathon in 2011 (2:34.56) he has reduced his time year by year

The Candleford Canter Ladies Only 10K (Road) took place in Fringford, Oxfordshire on 26 October

LISA WEBB V45 2nd (1st V45 42.32) 

The London Colleges League took place at Parliament Hill Fields on 22 October

Senior Men FRANK BAILEY U23 (St Mary’s Richmond) 8th (26.54)

Senior Women MELISSA COURTNEY U23 (Brunel University) 2nd (13.59)


18 October – OAK HILLGABRIELLA KYRIACOU U17 9th (19.58), STUART SINGER V50 10th (20.00), JESSICA HURLEY U15 12th (First Time 20.24), LIDIA KYRIACOU U15 13th (20.49), ELBY CINNAMOND U13 15th (New PB 21.08), REBECCA ANDREOU U17 27th (New PB 23.02), JEREMY SOTHCOTT V50 29th (23.09), COLETTE HURLEY V50 30th (First Time 23.11) – ABERYSTWYTHJOHN DRYDEN V65 48th (First Time 26.32) – BROCKWELLJAMES TRAPMORE V35 13th (18.34) – CANNON HILLVICTORIA WALKER U23 23rd (First Time 19.11) – GLADSTONELOUANN LAMY U13 54th (New PB 25.08), JOSH MORGAN U13 57th (New PB 25.17) – ST ALBANSJOSHUA EDWARDS U13 13th (18.34) – WORCESTERANTHONY WHITEMAN V40 1st (17.13) 

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

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 or Jenny Poll who will be at Allianz Park (Tuesday and Thursday Evenings) in the West Stand, you contact her at or her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252.