Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 4 June 2020

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 4 June to Karen Apolot, Laura Cregg, Niah Forbes-Agyepong, Andrew Holmes, Louis Marcus, Matthew McAteer, Jared Morris and Jimmy Thoronka

RECENT NEW MEMBER We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to MITCHEL COX

RE-OPENING OF ALLIANZ PARK Will be re-opening on Monday 8 June, with a coach and up to 5 athletes. Coaches must contact JEREMY SOTHCOTT on 07764 621424 or to organise pre-arranged sessions and receive information on the relevant paperwork that needs to be signed by athletes or parents of athletes under 18 years of age before accessing the stadium. The gym is presently strictly out of bounds and all training must be done with a SBH coach.
Here is the link to the new UKA guidelines regarding training

TUNJI AKINTOKUN MBENon Executive Director, England Athletics sent me the following information. CHRIS JONES, CEO of England Athletics published an interesting piece, including a vlog, relating to a number of matters but particularly England Athletics (EA) future partnership and collaboration with UK Athletics (UKA) and specifically the planned June end webinar roadshow programme
In addition, the England Athletics coaches webinar programme has reached its 10,000th participant last week and it also delivered its Athletics Leader qualification course online this week to 80 people largely aged between 14-25. This, together with recent officials pilot courses and event modules that have been delivered online demonstrates the appetite there is for online learning now and perhaps in the future post COVID-19 lockdown.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASE During the period when all competitions are suspended, I will do my upmost in keeping the Newsletter information and other content going.
I would welcome any contributions From Yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also past warm weather training/holidays (No Club 24 please). Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me.

TRAINING VIDEOS PRODUCED BY JADE LALLY – JADE has recently produced two videos relating to the basic fundamentals for Discus, this is the link to JADE’S first video on How To Hold A Discus the second video is on Discus Basics: Foot Placement

1987 NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RELAY TRIUMPH The following report was published in the SBH Winter 1987-1988 club magazine.
Following the recent article published in the 21 May SBH Newsletter which featured KINGSTON MILLS views on Immunology. KINGSTON was a member of the winning team in the 1987 ECCA Relay Championships.
The English Cross Country Relay Championships took place at Crystal Palace on 24 October 1987, on a bright and sunny day. The Relays were inaugurated in 1985 at Crystal Palace, following the 1987 race they then moved to Mansfield, which has been their home ever since.

I was priviliged to have been there to support our team in their outstanding win, the couurse was adjacent to the Crystal Palace motor racing circuit. No shortage of stars here, with KINGSTON lining up with what looked like a 3000m track field, and only a month after running the World Championships Marathon in Berlin (2:13.55). The race started at a franetic pace in which KINGSTON was not detered and came home in 6th place (8.34) 15 seconds behind the leader. JULIAN GOATER ran a superb 2nd leg (8.21) moving us up to 4th place. JOHN SHERBAN has run some brilliant relay legs this season, and this was to be no exemption. His (8.12) was 2nd fastest time of the day and took us into the lead, but only a couple of yards. MIKE WILLIAMS had the daunting task of holding off Birchfield’s ALAN SALTER and for two-thirds of the course they were locked together. On the final steep climb MIKE piled on the pressure and went right away to win by 80 metres (8.09), fastest time of the day. Shaftesbury winning time was (33.16), ahead of Birchfield (33.31), and Stetford (33.38). There were some splendid colour pictures in Athletics Weekly, with no one more proud than CHRIS IRELAND in the middle of his team in his first season as Team Manager.

In the Youths race, JAMIE GODDEN (still a 1st year Youth) ran a superb (8.53), 5th fastest of the day, to come home in 2nd place. JAMES AUFENAST kept expectations alive to hold onto 2nd place (9.02).  GERALD FOX also a 1st year, who was called up to the team 2 days before the race, dropped one place with (9.36). WAYNE DART ran well, clocking (9.11), but was overtaken by the Portmouth runner to leave us 3 seconds away from the medals. 1st Chester-Le-Street (35.55), 2nd Wirral (36.00), 3rd Portsmouth (36.39) 4th SBH (36.42).

Very consistent running by the Junior team, and there was only 15 seconds between 5th to 8th place, and with the quality field was a satisfactory performance. ROBERT DRAPER came in 6th on the 1st leg (8.54), PAUL KERBEY (9.02) and JOEL EDWARDS (9.06) maintained 6th place, and STEVE WIRTH though clocking (9.04) brought the team home in 8th place. 1st Aldershot (34.30), 2nd Stretford (34.49), 3rd GEC Avionics (35.08), 8th SBH (36.09).

HUGH STARKEY LOOKS BACK TO 1982 It was great to hear from Professor KINGSTON MILLS in the 21 May edition of the SBH weekly newsletter. This sent me back to the archives again for a cutting (attached) of KINGSTON (26.57) winning for Shaftesbury in a road race at Saint Sebastien sur Loire near Nantes on 29 March 1982. Shaftesbury won the team race with other runners STEVE LOWE (5th) HUGH STARKEY (11th) and ANDY LUNNON (15th). For those who have a smattering of French this is the newspaper cutting Kingston Mills wins Saint-Sebastien race March 1982

The newspaper cutting makes much of ALAIN MIMOUN (aged 61) winning the veterans race (31.51). We used to see MIMOUN regularly on our visits to France for road races. He was, of course, Olympic champion in the marathon at the 1956 Melbourne games (2:25.00) jhaving been silver medalist behind EMILE ZATOPEK in the 10000 metres (30:47.4) at London (1948) and (29:32.8) at Helsinki (1952) also silver for the 5000m (14:07.4) at those games.

VIRTUAL ISORACE01 10 MILES Hope you’re enjoying this weather and logging some miles too. I just thought I’d send you another email about our virtual race on the 20th June.
We do wholly believe your runners would love to take part, we’ve built this entire race around runners and we’ve worked super hard to get some awesome prizes and giveaways together. Over the weekend we’re giving away a pair of the shoes that ELIUD KIPCHOGE wore on his sub-2hr marathon. We’ve also got live yoga and personal training starting next week, a podcast with pro trail runners and an ex-elite coach. This stuff is all happening on our instagram, you don’t even have to sign up to enjoy it all!
We’ve built this stuff specifically for runners across the country, members of running clubs who have had races cancelled and have little motivation to train. Not to mention it’s all for charities Mind UK and The Eden Project.
If you have any further questions or would like to chat with us personally, please let us know and we’ll be happy to call you and explain more about us! Link to Information and how to enter Virtual Entry Pack
All the best OLLY FAWCETT Race Director T: +44 (0) 7531 204220

10 TOP LONDON MARATHON MOMENTS The following was from the Virgin Money London Marathon website.
Experienced marathoner STEVE SMYTHE shares the races that he will always remember. STEVE, who has achieved a 40-year span of sub-three-hour marathons, would have been running his 39th London Marathon in April. When news of the 40th edition’s postponement was confirmed, he sat down to reflect on his top 10 moments so far as a fan. 

1981 The inaugural London Marathon took place on March 29 with a few missing the start because the clocks went forward. 20,000 applicants were whittled down to 7055 starters and 6255 finishers.
In near windless conditions and light drizzle, Norway’s INGE SIMONSEN and USA’s DICK BEARDSLEY decided not to race it out and shared victory in (2:11:48). The almost exclusively British field was led by 1971 European runner-up TREVOR WRIGHT in third (2:12:53) and former UK 1500m record-holder MIKE KEARNS (2:13:37) in fourth. JOYCE SMITH won the women’s race (held with the men) in a British record of (2:29:57), exactly nine minutes ahead of New Zealand’s GILLIAN DRAKE. Photograph of DICK, JOYCE and INGE taken by MARK SHEARMAN

1985 While nowadays the race is Kenyan dominated, back then it was Britain’s men who led the way and there was a fourth successive UK men’s victory as Welsh world record-holder STEVE JONES won in (2:08:16), despite a brief toilet stop near the Tower of London. It would remain a course record for a dozen years. In second, the 1984 winner CHARLIE SPEDDING set an English record of (2:08:33) while Scot ALLISTER HUTTON was third in (2:09:16) to share the podium around the home nations. The women ran with the men and INGRID KRISTIANSON benefitted from the company to smash the world record with a groundbreaking (2:21:06). It would last as a world record for 13 years and a course record for 17 years. Seven minutes back in second, SARAH ROWELL set a British record of (2:28:06) while SALLY-ANN HALES set an 11-minute PB in third with (2:28:38). 

1989 The race was the best ever men’s field and also the best race yet as it was all decided on the finish on The Mall. Japanese-based Kenyan world champion DOUGLAS WAKIIHURI outsprinted Australia’s STEVE MONAGHETTI (2:09:06) and Djibouti’s AHMED SALAH (2:09:09). TONY MILOVSOROV was the leading Briton in sixth in (2:09:54). Eight years after finishing ninth in the first London Marathon, VERONIQUE MAROT won in a British record (2:25:56) from future 1991 world champion WANDA PANFIL of Poland. MAROT’S British record would last 13 years. 

1993 There had not been an English victory since CHARLIE SPEDDING in 1984 and this proved to be the last ever men’s win. The Commonwealth 10,000m champion EAMONN MARTIN showed his great finishing speed on his debut marathon as he sprinted away from Mexican ISIDIRO RICO on the finish on Westminster Bridge. The Basildon athlete won by three seconds in (2:10:50). Poland’s GRZEGORZ GAJDUS was third, 17 seconds back on the winner, Cornwall’s DAVE BUZZA finished sixth in (2:12:24). LIZ MCCOLGAN lost her unbeaten marathon record as KATRIN DORRE retained her title in (2:27:09) with a very strong last few miles. Commonwealth champion LISA ONDIEKI was second around 100m back, with a disappointed MCCOLGAN third in (2:29:37). GILLIAN ADAMS, who had been third in the inaugural 1981 race, finished 10th and second Briton. There were a record number of finishers as 24,448 made it to the finish line.

Note: Shaftesbury’s MIKE O’REILLY was the designated pacemaker until the halfway point. MIKE is currently our club record holder for the Marathon (2:10.39), which was set in Fukuoka, Japan on 5 December 1993. MIKE was trained by BOB PARKER. 

1997 STEVE JONES’ 12-year-old course record finally fell in an exciting race won by 1992 champion and former race cyclist ANTONIO PINTO. PINTO was back in sixth at 20 miles, some way off a leading pack which included Olympic champion JOSIAH THUGWANE and STEFANO BALDINI, but it was the Portuguese PINTO who finished the strongest to win in (2:07:55), two seconds ahead of BALDINI, with 13 seconds covering the top four. Britain’s RICHARD NERURKAR was in the thick of the battle until the last few miles and finished fifth in (2:08:36) while PAUL EVANS was also inside 2:10 with (2:09:18) in eighth. The previous year LIZ MCCOLGAN had easily won the women’s race and was followed home by JOYCE CHEPCHUMBA. The position was reversed a year later though the Scot led into the finishing straight but could not quite hold off the Kenyan who won by a second in (2:26:51). A record 29,189 finished.

2002 There was a record-breaking event as KHALID KHANNOUCHI improved his world record to (2:05:38) and PAULA RADCLIFFE set a women’s-only record of (2:18:56).
It was a classic race which came down to the Embankment as world record-holder KHANNOUCHI surged away from two of the greatest track runners in history, PAUL TERGAT, the Olympic 10,000m silver medallist, and his conqueror from Sydney, HAILE GEBRESELASSIE.
The Moroccan-born American had to work hard to get away from TERGAT, who finished 10 seconds back in (2:05:48) to go second all-time.
GEBRESELASSIE, who was to later add the world record to his many track marks, suffered in the last few miles as he paid for avoiding sports drinks and relying just on water and he was third in (2:06:35), 17 seconds ahead of defending champion ABDELKADER EL MOUAZIZ.
Such was the quality, European champion and Olympic champion-to be STEFANO BALDINI was only sixth and previous course record-holder ANTONIO PINTO seventh, just ahead of leading Briton MARK STEINLE (2:09:17).
Britain did even better in the women’s race as RADCLIFFE won by over three minutes.
The early pace was nothing special but RADCLIFFE broke clear at nine miles and was full of running and covered the 24th and 25 miles in 5:09 and 5:06. Only CATHERINE NDEREBA had gone faster in a mixed race in Chicago, and then only nine seconds quicker.
There were also record numbers of applicants (99,000), accepted applicants (46.083), starters (33,297) and finishers (32,989).

2003 In her second marathon PAULA RADCLIFFE set a world record of (2:17:18) in Chicago, but that was nothing compared to what she did in London six months later.
With the aid of male pacemakers, she took almost two minutes off her record time with (2:15:25) in what many thought was the greatest female endurance run in history.
In perfect conditions, she went through half way well on target in (68:02) and she continued to churn out 5:10 miles as she passed 30km and 20 miles in world bests of (1:36:39) and (1:43:34).
Despite the torrid pace, and suffering from stomach cramps, she actually sped up. She covered the second half in (67:23) and the last 10km well inside 32 minutes.
The former world record-holder and world champion CATHERINE NDEREBA ran (2:19:55) but was an astonishing four and a half minutes behind.
NDEREBA and third-placer DEENA DROSSIN (2:21:16) would match these positions in the following year’s Olympics in which RADCLIFFE dropped out at 20 miles.
The world record would last for 16 years.
While the women’s event was barely a race, the men’s was a superb battle with seven seconds covering the top six as they all sprinted on to the finish on The Mall.
GEZAHEGNE ABERA, the reigning world and Olympic champion, won in (2:07:56), sharing the winning time with STEFANO BALDINI, a second up on JOSEPH NGOLEPUS.
PAUL TERGAT, who had been second the previous two years, was fourth this time but was closer to the winner as he was just four seconds back.
2009 The Olympic champion SAMUEL WANJIRU eyed a world record and in perfect conditions, the pacemakers blasted through 5km in (14:06) which is inside two hour pace for the full distance.
The tempo slowed slightly but it was still inside world record pace at 10km (28:30) and 15km (43:12).
The half way time of (61:35) was the fastest in marathon history.
The pace slowed a little until HENDRICK RAMAALA kicked in a (4:37) 19th mile.
WANJIRU took the pace on himself in the 20th mile and a (4:40) and (4:46) mile got him clear but he was chased hard all the way by TSEGAYE KEBEDE and often the gap was just a few seconds.
The Olympic champion, who was to tragically die very young two years later at the age of 24 in a fall from his balcony, won by 10 seconds in a course record of (2:05:10), 10 seconds ahead of KEBEDE.
Olympic silver medallist JAOUAD GHARIB finished third in (2:05:27).
It was Kenya’s sixth win in a row. ANDI JONES was the leading Briton in 13th in (2:15:20).
The women’s race was not of the same quality and Germany’s IRINA MIKITENKO retained her title in (2:22:11) as MARA YAMAUCHI set a two-minute PB of (2:23:12) in second place.
Altogether there were 155,000 applicants and 35,375 finished.

2016 ELIUD KIPCHOGE retained his title and finished just eight seconds outside the world record despite cold and windy conditions but did set a course record of (2:03:05).
The early pace was fast with eight going through half way in a best on record (61:24) and KIPCHOGE and STANLEY BIWOTT set a 30km world record of (1:27:13).
The Kenyan moved away in the last 5km and won by 46 seconds from Biwott, with world 5000m and 10,000m world record-holder KENENISA BEKELE well back in third in (2:06:36).
CALLUM HAWKINS was the leading Briton in eighth in (2:10:52) to seal his selection for Rio, where he went on to be a superb ninth.
The women’s race was even more dramatic as JEMIMA SUMGONG survived a fall at 22 miles and then narrowly held off the challenge of defending champion TIGIST TUFA to win by five seconds in (2:22:58).
ALYSON DIXON was the leading Briton in 13th in (2:31:52) which sealed her Olympic place.
There were a record 39,140 finishers from 247,069 applications – almost 75,000 more than any previous year.

2019 The race was billed as a battle between world record-holder ELIUD KIPCHOGE and European record-holder and multiple Olympic track champion MO FARAH.
It proved a no contest as the brilliant Kenyan won the men’s race for a record fourth time and despite blustery conditions, improved the course record to (2:02:37) in running the second fastest time in history.
His (4:30) 25th mile gave him a 18-second win over MOSINAT GEREMEW’S Ethiopian record (2:02:55), MULE WASIHUN was third in (2:03:16).
FARAH dropped off the pace after half way was reached in (61:37) and though he found the second half hard, battled on finish fifth in 2:05:39, three minutes down on the winner and just outside his European record time from winning in Chicago. In 10th, CALLUM HAWKINS set a Scottish record (2:08:14).
The women’s race began at a modest pace and half way was reached in a modest (71:38).
However, there was nothing modest about the second half as BRIGID KOSGEI blasted an unprecedented (66:42) second half to run (2:18:20) and take almost two minutes out of defending champion VIVIAN CHERUIYOT (2:20:14) in the last 10km. KOSGEI would go on to smash RADCLIFFE’S 2003 world record in Chicago.
The leading Briton was CHARLOTTE PURDUE in 10th in a huge PB of (2:25:38).
A record 42,549 finished (42,906 started), breaking the 2018 mark of 40,273.

THE BEAMON JUMP BY TOM MCNABMexico City,1968. It is morning and I am perched high in the windy stands, as the qualifying rounds of the Olympic long jump begin. BOB BEAMON storms in for his first jump but is about forty centimetres beyond the board. In his second attempt he hits the board, but it is a massive foul.
Olympic oblivion beckons. BOB enters into conference with RALPH BOSTON who almost certainly advises him to put his approach run about half a metre back, and the qualifying-distance of (7.50m) will be his.
BEAMON again storms in and takes off about sixty centimetres from the front of the board, and I reckon that his take-off to landing distance must be around (8.60m), well beyond the world record. But I would be a liar if I were to say that I predicted what would occur a day later.
By then the wind had changed, and the final took place at the other end of the stadium, and I sat with a pack of coaches and athletes directly above the pit. On his first jump BEAMON surged in, smacked a full twenty centimetres of board and soared, landing well beyond the end of the measuring device, tumbling forward into the end of the pit.
The little Mexican official sitting at the take-off board clutching red and white flags little realised that in a moment she would become a part of athletics history. She looked down at the board for what seemed to be an eternity. Then she slowly raised the white flag.
But the operator of the measuring device could not locate BEAMON’S mark, simply because he had landed well beyond it. Chaos.
Then IAAF chairman ADRIAN PAULEN suddenly appeared and promptly took charge, immediately summoned a steel tape, and the jump was measured. Then the figures (8.90m) suddenly appeared on the score-board, and were rapidly converted by an athlete at my side to twenty nine feet two and a half inches.
But at the end of the runway the metric distance meant nothing to BOB BEAMON, and when it was converted for him into Imperial measurement, he immediately collapsed.
For me, this was to be the moment of my athletics life. But it is worth observing that BEAMON might easily have gone out beyond nine metres. Because his ten percent of extra flight-time meant that he finished his one and a half hitch kick too early. Thus he rotated forward, landing with a poor, bent knee leg-shoot.
And that single jump convinced me of the essential simplicity of long jump. Which is a fast accurate run, hitting plenty of board in a good position and exploding hard out of it. That was consequently what, over thirty years later, I was to teach a 16 year old footballer called GREG RUTHERFORD.

BRITISH ATHLETICS LEAGUE 50TH YEAR BOOK We are delighted to announce that a publication celebrating 50 years of British Athletics League history is now available to purchase.
Copies can be bought for £5, or £8 for two, and £10 for three, which is the maximum order. The cost includes postage and packing, with all money raised going to help young athletes through the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund, which has also supported many BAL athletes on their journey along the athletics pathway.
To order, simply email with the details of your order and make an online payment of the appropriate amount to;
The publication itself features a range of nostalgic contributions from athletes, committee members, team managers and officials. Olympic champion and President of World Athletics, SEBASTIAN COE said: “The competition has been of constant high standard and I remember fondly my own competitions as a member of the Haringey team that were not only important for the club and its status but were important stepping stones to championships later in the season.”
There are great stories of feats that will impress, surprise and amuse you, from exhausted athletes doubling-up to score points, to guitar sing-alongs on team buses. Liverpool Harriers’ MIKE HOLMES has provided a fascinating series of archive reports that bring the piece to life, as do images by MARK SHEARMAN and MELISSA GRESSWELL. Statistical information has also been compiled by PETER MATTHEWS, with a club-by-club directory of every team to compete over the last five decades put together by MIKE HEATH.
Please note that orders will be satisfied on a first come first served basis. No booklets will be sent until payments have cleared so allow please allow seven working days between order and delivery.

ENGLAND ATHLETICS DRAFT COMPETITION PROGRAMME – England Athletics have just published  May 2020 version 9 of The Draft Competition Programme for the period w/e 19 July to w/e 27 September. This sets the structure for joint men/women meetings which SBH hopes to follow.

All the promotions listed below are subject to: –
1. Government lifting the present lockdown by 1 July so as to allow group gatherings
2. UKA issuing specific instructions to allow compliance with Government requirements
3. Obtaining a sufficient number of appropriately qualified officials from the participating clubs
4. Facility availability
5. Securing a suitable First Aid provision
6. Receipt of the appropriate licences from UKA

Saturday 25 July – LICC (1) – Allianz Park – all age groups, Sunday 26 July – U17/U20 Southern Premier Division (1) – Allianz Park – (Inter-Club competition featuring the 6 clubs which would have been the now cancelled YDL), Sunday 2 August – National Athletics League – Premiership Division (1) – Bedford – U20 / Senior, Saturday 8 August – LICC (2) – Allianz Park – all age groups, Sunday 9 August – U17/U20 Southern Premier Division (2) –  Venue TBA – (Inter-Club competition featuring the 6 clubs which would have been the now cancelled YDL), Sunday 16 August – National Athletics League – Premiership Division (2) – Venue TBA – U20 / Senior, Saturday 22 August – LICC (3) – Allianz Park – all age groups, Sunday 23 August – U17/U20 Southern Premier Division (3) –  Bromley – (Inter-Club competition featuring the 6 clubs which would have been the now cancelled YDL), Saturday 5 September – U15/U17 Southern Area Championships – Venue TBA, Sunday 6 September – National Athletics League – Premiership Division (3) – Venue TBA – U20 / Senior, Saturday 12 September – U20/Senior Southern Area Championships – Venue TBA, Saturday 19 September – U15/U17 England Championships – Venue TBA, Saturday 26 September – U20/Senior England Championships – Venue TBA

The British Championships are due to be held in Manchester on 8/9 August, however, they have not yet been confirmed.

YOU CAN JOIN TY HOLDEN’S CIRCUIT SESSION ON ZOOM – TY will be holding a circuit session on Zoom, which is a conferencing platform, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm. If you wish to join, please email TY at and he will email you an ID number for you to join in. Zoom can accommodate up to 100 users at a time.

ENGLAND ATHLETICS CORONAVIRUS HELP FOR ATHLETES Many thanks to TUNJI who as reported on the 19 March newsletter is the father of NIAH AKINTOKUN. 
In these unprecedented times, I wanted to draw the club’s attention to some of the great resources available online. England Athletics is expanding its campaign to support Athletics and Running for everyone @home, with a focus on ‘Running @home’ support and advice. The homepage can be accessed here
There are many webinars, interviews and tips from top coaches and athletes on how to stay conditioned and focused.
In addition, there are some fantastic videos for 4-11yr olds on the Funetics webpage put together in conjunction with England Athletics.  The videos demonstrate parents and children (aged 4-11) taking part in FUN activities based on fundamental core movement skills: running, jumping and throwing. Funetics is a programme that has been designed to reflect the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2. At this time when our children are currently schooling at home, we hope that these video activities will support the need for education to continue at home.  You can access the videos here   TUNJI AKINTOKUN MBE – Non Executive Director, England Athletics

SBH 2020 Summer Fixture Card Front Sheet Summer 2020 Fixture Card Front Sheet Final Issue 12-02-20
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Track and Field Team Managers Details
Road Running Team Managers Details

Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the Allianz Park stadium – Membership details and Form can be either printed or downloaded
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to purchase one, please go to the bottom of this Newsletter


PARKRUN 5K RESULTS – Currently Suspended

PARKRUN – Can you make sure that you are registered as ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers’, as the link I use to select all results only shows SBH athletes. If anyone is also officiating can you please contact me, and advise me where and when.

UPCOMING SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS FIXTURES AND OTHER FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS – Due to the Coronavirus situation, all fixtures further notice. All fixtures have been Cancelled until the Tuesday 30 June, this is the link to the SBH Fixture Card updated on the 30 AprilSummer 2020 Fixture Card – Updated 30-04-20 Showing Cancelled & Postponed Fixtures

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. Also, I would appreciate if you could send me any photographs, which I can then publish on the website and newsletter.

CLUB EMBROIDERED RED HOODIES Currently there are now over 750 Hoodies in circulation, this is the link giving details on how you can order your Club Hoody for £35, which includes having your name embroidered on the front Club Hoodies Updated 01-07-19

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF SHAFTESBURY INFORMATION Currently I notify members (by email) using “MailChimp”. The reason I changed, was in November 2017 “Gmail” put a limit of 100 addresses that users could send to in a 24-hour period, and currently I send to approximately 850 members each issue.

On seeking technical advice “MailChimp” was recommended as the best way for SBH to go forward. There is one thing you should be aware off is that when you receive an email from me, the footer at the bottom has 4 options, of which one is “Unsubscribe Me From List”. Could I ask you not to select this as if you do you will be automatically removed from my distribution list.

SBH PRIVACY STATEMENT – In becoming a member, SBH will collect certain information about you. Can you please read the attached ‘Privacy Statement’ which contains Information on General Data Protection Regulations  SBH Privacy Statement Final April 2018

ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7250.

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – Currently the stadium is closed for athletics until the 31 May.