Happy Birthday this week Nelly Adeyemo, Oluwagbafunmi Arowojolu, Shereen Charles, Joshua Dowling, Nicole Fox, Lidia Herridge, Yasmin Lakin, Luc Lee, Lee McConnell, Samuel Miorandi, Ryan Moseley, Irene Peaty Miller, Ned Quiney, Tilly Sutherland-Young, Matthew Sullivan, Lisa Webb, Sam Wilson, Eunice Yeboah
ROBBIE LIGHTOWLER WORLD BIATHLE CHAMPION – Robbie won the Youth 15-16 Final in Limassol, Cyprus on 5 October, and won in a time of 9 minutes 23.985 seconds beating Fabian Meeusen of Switzerland by 2.5 seconds. The race started with 1K run, then a 200m Swim, and finishing with a 1K run, unfortunately the results do not include his split times. Great Britain also won the team Gold Medals with Robbie 1st, Harrison Yarnold 5th (9m34.884s) and Zack Holland 8th (9m46.413s).
For the remaining newsletter information and results
The ABBOTS LANGLEY TOUGH 10K took place on 6 October on a very warm day, with Shaftesbury featuring in both the 10K and 5K races. The race was started by former Watford footballer Luther Blissett.
10K Result – SAM WILSON U20 2nd (33.42), DAN WATTS 3rd (34.04), MARK PEARCE U20 4th (34.47), VICTORIA DAWES V35 18th (1st Woman 40.08), PHILIP SHELLEY V50 58th (44.49)
5K Result – KYLE LANGFORD U20 1st (15.37), SAM GRIFFITHS U17 2nd (15.45), MOHAMED MOHAMED U23 3rd (16.06), JEREMY SOTHCOTT U20 4th (16.21), THOMAS FULTON U15 8th (16.38), JEREMY DEMPSEY U15 11th (17.10), JAMES BRENNAN U15 16th (18.07), ELEANOR HUNT U20 19th (18.28), HAMZA KADIR U15 24th (19.08), HENRY ROCHA U13 26th (19.20), HENRY FULTON U13 27th (19.34), ISOBEL THOMPSON U20 33rd (21.11)
In Scotland BETH POTTER U23 following her outstanding run in the recent Southern Road Relays, finished 10th in the Great Scottish 10K which took place in Glasgow on 6 October. With a field of top rated Men BETH ran 34.04 (1st Woman) which moved her up to 3rd in the UK U2310K list for 2013.
123rd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Attached is the Notice of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers AGM which takes place on Thursday 28 November at Allianz Park. Any proposal for a change of rule or nomination for office as rule 24 must be submitted in writing to the General Secretary by Friday 1 November (see notice for Philip Cunningham’s contact details).
SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS AND NORTH LONDON NETWORK, INDOOR TRAINING AT ALLIANZ PARK – The Network have agreed to fund a 10 week training camp at Allianz Park to improve the skills and knowledge of Network coaches and their athletes in Pole Vault, High Jump, Triple Jump and Long Jump. The camp will run from WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER to WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER inclusive.
The weekly session will start at 18.00 and end at 21.00. The cost to athletes to attend these sessions will be £3 per head for young athletes and students and £5 per head for seniors to include entry into the facilities.
Due to the difficulties associated with PV and HJ, we will be running 2 groups in each event.
PV Group A – young vaulters with PBs over 2m – 18.00 to 19.30
PV Group B – beginners and vaulters with PBs below 2m – 19.30 to 21.00
HJ Group A – beginners and jumpers with PBs below 1.30m – 18.00 to 19.30
HJ Group B – jumpers with PBs above 1.30m – 19.30 to 21.00
HARROW AC SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHALLENGE – took place in Hatch End, Harrow on 2 October. In the Under 12 Boys race DAVID STONE (J.F.S Kingsbury) had an emphatic win by 21 seconds (7.15), with SAMUEL LEE (Merchant Taylors) coming home 3rd (7.39). Merchant Taylors took the team title.
Previous Shaftesbury winners – U16 Boys JAMES CLARKE 1981, LAURENCE FREEMAN 1985, JAMIE GODDEN 1987, NICK GILBERT 1988, KEVIN SINCLAIR 1991, RICHARD GOODMAN 2007, DALTON MCGUIGAN 2010 – U14 Boys MARTIN SNOWDEN 1985, DAVID BULLOCK 1988, STEVE BERRY 1989, BEN GILL 2001, OLIVER ILLOT 2004 – U13 Boys BEN GILL 2000 – U12 Boys DAMIEN KEOGH 1983, JAMIE GOLDBERG 1988, JAMIE HARPER 2011, U11 Boys JAMIE HARPER 2010.
Attached is a photograph of our UNDER 17 MEN who won the SILVER MEDALS at the SOUTHERN ROAD RELAYS on 21 September. From left to right ROBBIE LIGHTOWLER, SAM GRIFFITHS, KHALID –ALI AHMED and JAMIE DEE
NATIONAL MEN’S 6 STAGE AND WOMEN’S 4 STAGE ROAD RELAYS – takes place this Saturday 12 October – Sutton Park, Town Gate Entrance, Birmingham B73 6BU. Start times Women 12.00 Noon, Men 13.30pm
NATIONAL YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RELAYS – takes place this Sunday 13 October – Sutton Park, Town Gate Entrance, Birmingham B73 6BU. Start times 11.15am U13 Girls, 12.10pm U13 Boys, 13.05pm U15 Girls, 14.00pm U15 Boys, 14.45pm U17 Women, 15.30pm U17 Men.
There is a coach leaving Allianz Park at 8.00am sharp, and then will pick up at Westminster Lodge, St Albans at 8.30am sharp.
Sutton Park is a spectacular venue for spectators, so why not take that short trip from London to support our teams. You will also have the opportunity of seeing many of the country’s top athletes running for their clubs
ACTIVE TRAINING WORLD METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – the first of five fixtures takes place on Saturday 19 October at Claybury.
Changing is at Ashton Playing Fields Track, 588 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 8AA. The course is a 10 minute jog away and is where the numbers will be given out. Start times 13.15pm U13 Boys (3km), 13.20pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 13.35pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 13.40pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 13.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 14.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km). Please go to Active Training World Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for information on course maps, directions etc and will be available 2 weeks prior to the race.
Hopefully history will be made again when RUSSELL DEVITT will be our second runner to have run in 100 senior races, also not far away is JOHN KELLY who has completed 97 races (they both ran their first race in 1978, yes 35 years ago).
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.
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.
UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
Saturday 26 October – Liddiard Trophy/North of the Thames (Cross Country) – Changing (No Showers) is at Kingsbury Free Church Hall, Slough Lane, Kingsbury NW9 8QG. Liddiard Trophy is for U20, Senior and Veteran Men, North of the Thames is for U15, U17, U20, Senior and Veteran Men. Start times for the Liddiard Trophy is Women 14.00pm (3 Miles) and Men 14.30pm (5 Miles). The information and start times for the North of the Thames have still to be confirmed.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Saturday 02 November – National Cross Country Relays – 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), 12.10pm U17 Men (3 x 3K), 12.35pm U13 Girls (3 x 2K), 13.00pm U13 Boys (3 x 2K), 13.25pm U15 Girls (3 x 2K), 13.50pm U15 Boys (3 x 2K), 14.10pm Senior Women (3 x 3K), 14.40pm Senior Men (4 x 5K). Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager
Saturday 09 November – Active Training World Metropolitan League (Cross Country) Match 2 – Changing is at the Sailing Centre, Fairlands Valley Park, Six Hills Way, Stevenage SG2 0BL. The Sailing Centre is signposted as you drive up Six Hills Way from the Town 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. Start times 13.15pm U13 Boys (3km), 13.20pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 13.35pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 13.40pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 13.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 14.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km). Please go to Active Training World Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for information on course maps, directions etc and will be available 2 weeks prior to the race. Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Saturday 16 November – London Cross Country Championships – Parliament Hill, Hampstead, nearest station I Gospel Oak, Start times 13.15pm Junior/Senior Women, 14.00pm Junior/Senior Men, There are eligibility clauses which are, you were born in the Greater London area or not less than 1 years bona fide residence the Greater London area or not less than one year’s continuous full time employment in the Greater London area or not less than one year’s continuous full time attendance at an educational establishment in the Greater London area. Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager Simon Keene.
Saturday 23 November – North London Cross Country Championships – Changing is at Hillingdon AC Clubhouse, 206 Bury Street, Ruislip HA4 7TJ. The course is in Mad Bess Woods which is 10-15 minutes’ walk from the clubhouse, and this is where the numbers will be given out. Start times for Junior/Senior Men’s and Women’s races to be confirmed. Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager Simon Keene.
Saturday 23 November – North West London League (Cross Country) Match 2 – Changing is at Hillingdon AC Clubhouse, 206 Bury Street, Ruislip HA4 7TJ. The course is in Mad Bess Woods which is 10-15 minutes’ walk from the clubhouse, and this is where the numbers will be given out. Start times to be confirmed. Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Thursday 28 November – Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Annual General Meeting – Being held in the Restaurant at Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon NW4 1RL The meeting starts at 19.30pm followed at 20.00pm with the presentation of 2012/2013 Cross Country and 2013 Track and Field awards.
The Royal Parks Half Marathon took place in Hyde Park on 6 October
STUART SINGER V50 (1:32.54) and he now moves onto the Chicago Marathon this Sunday
The Basingstoke Half Marathon took place on 6 October
BARRY CHISOLM V50 284th (1:45.52)
The Standalone 10K took place in Letchworth on 6 October
DEREK SURREY V75 576th (53.00), NEELAM KADERBHOY V40 925th (61.42)
The Rim Rock Invitational 8K (cross country) took place in Lawrence, Kansas, USA on 4 October
HARRY SAGEL (Rice University) 5th (25.04)
The Notre Dame Invitational (cross country) took place in South Bend, Indiana, USA on 4 October
JAKE SHELLEY (New Mexico University) 169th (26:43.1)
05 October – OAK HILL – BILLY KELSEY U17 1st (First Time 17.53), DANIEL ABREY U20 2nd (First Time 18.14), JAMIE HARPER U13 3rd (18.24), NATHAN FERNANDES U13 4th (New PB 18.27), LIA RADUS U13 7th (20.14), MAAYAN RADUS U11 15th (22.13), SOPHIE LEWIS U15 47th (First Time 26.59), TATIANA KARPOVA V50 67th (33.30)
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 http://sbharriers.co.uk for fixtures and results, news items, statistics etc. You can view this newsletter on the “home” page, and previous issues are on the “club news” page. We would welcome any comments you may have on the website.
This is the link to the London Athletics website, which contains useful information http://www.londonathletics.org/node/630
ALLIANZ PARK Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7200, then press 4 for Athletics.