Happy Birthday this week to Andre Beswick, Linda Fogg, John Kelly, Samuel Morris, Nonso Okolo, Nick Percy, Ross Sambrook, Nick Smith, Daniel Watts, Glen Watts
GEORGE HARRISON MBE – On the 26 November George received his MBE at Buckingham Palace from Prince William. George told me he was wearing his ‘Muckle Flugga’ tie (which is a small rocky island north of Unst in the Shetland Islands) which has an athlete on it. Prince William knew of this and commented on it, George then explained the history. The year is 1977 and Maureen Smith of Highgate Harriers was chatting with George regarding 16 athletes from the Shetland Islands who were bringing a baton from Unst to Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee. George and Maureen then organised that the runners came via Watford, and that they would then proceed to Buckingham Palace. It took them 16 days to reach Watford, the Mayor of Watford saw them off and the baton was received by Lord Mountbatten at Buckingham Palace. SBH members old and current also took part and included David Lightowler and brother Phillip, Mark Seabrook, Paul Gurr and George’s son Colin. Photograph attached of George with his MBE, also the MBE Medal.
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Chairman of SBH Council TONY SUNDERLAND thanked GEORGE HARRISON MBE on his 3 years term as President stating that he was receiving his MBE for services to athletics the next day. TONY then Introduced DAVID BEDFORD OBE as our new president for our 125th year that will be celebrated with a Club Dinner at Allianz Park on Saturday 6 June 2015. With over 80 athletes and parents present, the presentations of awards went very well with ANTHONY WHITEMAN present to collect his Athlete of the Year award as was EVIAN RICHARDSON who collected her U17 Best Track Performance award for setting a new club record for 80m Hurdles and the U17 Best Field Performance for setting a new club record for the Long Jump together with many other winners from the 2013/14 Cross Country Season and the 2014 Track & Field Season.
Election of Officers – the following new members of Council were elected: STEPHANIE PAPARIZOS Officials Secretary, COLETTE HURLEY U17 & U20 Women’s Youth Development League Manager and MAGGIE COOPER Women’s Masters Cross Country and Road Relays Manager. Photograph attached of TONY SMITH with the Coronation Trophy for Services to the Club, after receiving it from DAVID BEDFORD OBE.
MEDALS IN THE ENGLISH SCHOOLS XC CUP FINAL – The final took place last Saturday at Newquay Tretherras School, Cornwall. In the Intermediate Boys race GEORGE GROOM U15 took a well-deserved Bronze Medal (16.26) and JOSHUA EDWARDS U15 was second scorer in 11th place (17.04) and HENRY FULTON U15 was 4th scorer in 51st place (18.11), with 4 to score their school St Columba’s College, St Albans won the team Silver Medals. THOMAS FULTON U15 running for St Albans School finished in 7th place (17.00) The winner was Daniel Slate of Sacred Hearts College, Liverpool (16.05). Team results 1st Reading Blue Coat School 74 points (4,8,27,35), 2nd St Columba’s College 91 (3,11,26,51), 3rd Tomlinscote School, Camberley 95 (10,12,13,60), St Albans School finished 16th with 251 (7,62,72,110). In the Intermediate Girls race SCARLETT KENT competing for Dame Alice Owen’s School, Potters Bar finished 21st (9.57). The winner was Katie Atkinson of Skipton Girls High School, North Yorkshire (9.21). Team results 1st Skipton Girls High School 50 points (1,4,18,27), 2nd Charters School, Ascot 92 (6,15,33,38), 3rd Loreto School, Altrincham 114 (3,5,47,59), Dame Alice Owen’s School finished 15th with 237 (21,60,61,95). As an aside ‘SBH win the Intermediate Age Group’ – if you were to include THOMAS from St Albans with our 3 at St Columba’s we would have won with 72 points!!!
FRATERNITY/SORORITY CUPS – Took place last Saturday at Trent Park. Fraternity Cup Senior Men (8400m) – MICHAEL POTTICARY 21st (29.55), KEVIN WALDEN 24th (30.06), 133 runners finished, the winner was Alex Milne of Enfield & Haringey (25.56). Team result 1st London Heathside (68 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (94), 3rd Trent Park (97). Sorority Cup Senior Women (8400m) – ZOE LEVIN U23 4th (33.40), 54 runners finished, the winner was Stephanie Wigram of Hillingdon (31.55). Team result 1st Serpentine (35 points), 2nd Barnet (43), 3rd London Heathside (47).
NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE MATCH 3 – Took place last Saturday at Trent Park.It was a warm day, and with the usual excellent course, which provided an outstanding example of cross country running at its best. This was probably one of our best match performances for many a year with 5 Individual wins from the 8 races – U11 Boys/Girls LUCA STUBBS and SYDNEY ALLEN, U13 Boys/Girls FINN HARVEY and LIA RADUS and U17 Women GABRIELLA KYRIACOU.
Team Wins were just as impressive with 5 – U11 Boys/Girls, U13 Boys, U15 Girls and U17 Women, also the U13 Girls were in 2nd place.
The League Tables after 3 fixtures are my assessment. The U11 Girls stay in 1st place and have consolidated their lead to 67 points over Highgate Harriers. The U11 Boysoverturned a 4 point deficit and have moved up from 2nd to 1st place. The U13 Girls slipped down to 2nd place but are only 4 points behind Highgate Harriers. The U13 Boysmoved up from 4th to 2nd place and are now only 1 point behind Highgate Harriers. The U15 Girls started the day in 2nd place overall some 34 points behind Thames Valley Harriers, but with our scoring 3 in the first 11 we ended up in 1st place overall with a 11 point lead. The U15 Boys slipped down to 3rd place. The U17 Women stay in 1st place and have consolidated their lead from 12 to 23 points over Thames Valley Harriers. The U17 Men improved from 9th to 8th place.
Under 11 Girls (1400m) – SYDNEY ALLEN 1st (6.10), AIMI WEIGHTMAN 2nd (6.12), MAAYAN RADUS 3rd (6.20), ELINA BULMAN 9th (7.02), 22 finishers, Team Result 1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (6 points), 2nd Barnet & District (20), 3rd Highgate Harriers (40), League table after 3 fixtures 1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (22 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (89), 3rd Barnet & District (92)
Under 11 Boys (2450m) – LUCA STUBBS 1st (10.18), DYLAN MICHEL 3rd (10.34), SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 13th (11.39), DILLON STOLARSKI 14th (11.42), BENJAMIN FALL 42nd (13.26), 52 runners finished. Team Result 1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (31 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (45), 3rd Harrow (55), League table after 3 fixtures1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (94 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (105), 3rd Harrow (185),
Under 13 Girls (2450m) – LIA RADUS 1st (10.44), GEMMA HARPER 9th (11.57), LOUANN LAMY 16th (12.38), 30 finishers. Team Result 1st Highgate Harriers (13 points), 2nd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers “A” (26), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (34), League table after 3 fixtures 1st Highgate Harriers (57 points), 2nd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers “A” (61), 3rd Harrow (96), 5th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers “B” (192)
Under 13 Boys (3000m) – FINN HARVEY 1st (11.39), FREDDIE SHIRET 7th (12.38), DANIEL GREENSTEIN 9th (12.47), SAMUEL CAHILL 12th (13.23), MATTI HARRIS 14th (13.35), BEN KELLY 26th (14.42), LUKE GILLON 41st (16.59), JOSH MORGAN 45th (17.43), 45 runners. Team Result 1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers A (29 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (42, 3rd Harrow (53), 8th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers B (126), League table after 3 fixtures 1st Highgate Harriers (129 points), 2nd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers A (130), 3rd Harrow (151), 6th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers B (350)
Under 15 Girls (3000m) – LIDIA KYRIACOU 6th (13.45), GEORGIA LEE 8th (14.22), KAYLA MICHEL 11th (14.38), ANUSHA BULMAN 20th (15.33), 33 finishers, the winner was Rachel Connery of Enfield & Haringey (12.40). Team Result 1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers A (25 points), 2nd Harrow (28), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (46), League table after 3 fixtures 1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers A (74 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (85), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (105), 9th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers B (230)
Under 15 Boys (4200m) – ADAM SHIRET 3rd (16.25), 19 runners, the winner was Lucillo Burrell of Thames Valley Harriers (15.30). Team Result 1st London Heathside (49 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (50), 3rd Highgate Harriers (52), 7th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (63), League table after 3 fixtures 1st London Heathside (141 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (161), 3rd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (172)
Under 17 Women (4200m) – GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 1st (18.17), CHLOE GOODSON 4th (19.54), REBECCA ANDREOU 7th (20.19), 8 finishers. Team Result 1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (12 points), 2nd Barnet (19), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (21), League table after 3 fixtures 1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (43 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (66), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (68)
Under 17 Men (5600m) – OLIVER GREENSTEIN 12th (25.06), 16 runners, the winner was Thomas Butler of Barnet (21.37). Team Result 1st Trent Park (31 points), 2nd Barnet (36), 3rd London Heathside (40), 6th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (63), League table after 3 fixtures 1st Trent Park (101 points), 2nd London Heathside (119), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (143), 9th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (186)
CROSS COUNTRY POINTS UPDATE– These are the top three positions following last Saturday’s North West London League
Girls – U11 Sydney Allen (22 points), Aimi Weightman (21), Elina Bulman (16), U13 Scarlett Kent (16), Sophia Staab (12), Gemma Harper (12), U15 Lidia Kyriacou (24), Kayla Michel (17), Georgia Lee (16) Boys – U11 Luca Stubbs (24 points), Dylan Michel (21), Samuel Greenstein (18), U13 Freddie Shiret (21), Daniel Greenstein (20), Finn Harvey (16), U15 Jamie Harper (16), Rufus Kent (14), Frankie Fox (12)
COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Shaftesbury will be entering teams for the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Championships, for any other County Championship you will have to enter yourself.
Please use this link to find you own County Championship, which will give you entry information
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 07753 985525. Flyer attached.
ENGLAND ATHLETICS WEBSITE – This is the link showing their current information, November Issue 4
RUN! LONDON NEWSLETTER – This is the link to the November Issue 1
OTHER RESULTS – CROSS COUNTRY UNLESS STATED
The BA Cross Challenge Including European Trials took place in Liverpool on 29 November
Senior Women – MELISSA COURTNEY U23 36th (29.25) the winner was Gemma Steel of Charnwood (26.58)
U20 Men – MARK PEARCE U20 57th (22.03), PHILLIP CROUT U20 74th (22.24), ASHOK MATHUR U20 103rd (23.23) the winner was Abel Tsegay of Invicta East Kent (20.31)
U17 & U20 Women – SOPHIA PARVIZI-WAYNE U20 57th (16.32) the winner was Jessica Judd of Chelmsford (14.45)
U15 Boys – ELLIOT DEE U15 8th (9.55) the winner was Matthew Willis of Wrexham (9.44)
PARKRUN RESULTS 29 November – OAK HILL – ERIN VISAYA-NEVILLE U15 31st (New PB 24.34) – CANNON HILL – VICTORIA WALKER U23 13th (18.34) – HAMPSTEAD HEATH – ADAM MIZRAHI U15 30th (22.12) – MILE END – LLOYD GUMBS 7th (18.23) – PERRY HALL – STUART SINGER V50 4th (First Time 20.50), BRADLEY SINGER 22nd (First Time 25.19)