Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 9 July 2020

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 9 July to Carol Backhouse, Euan Dickson-Earle, Rebekah Gardiner, Alyson Harvey, Uriel Hirsch, Zharnel Hughes, Gerald Matthew, Nengi Ossai, David Smith and Haydn Taylor

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

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.

UPDATE ON PROCEDURES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK FROM JEREMY SOTHCOTTWhich is now open to SBH members subject to the conditions below.
We have now negotiated the use of some Track & Field facilities with Saracens compliant with current guidance issued by the UK Government and England Athletics.
At the present time, the track & field groups will be limited to a maximum of five ‘Competing Club Athletes’ and one coach for each session e.g. 5 athletes on track and 5 athletes at the throws area.
Athletes should have their own implements. However, one implement of each weight will be left in the SBH store beside the sanitising equipment. Arrangements will have to be made in advance with TY HOLDEN.
Following Government Guidelines up to 5 athletes with a suitably qualified coach can now undertake Jumps training utilising jump beds and sand pits. We have updated our guidance documents, based on information and advice from our partners and government, to include guidance specific to Jumps areas (such as Cleaning requirements before, during and after sessions). Athletes, coaches, clubs and venues must follow the latest guidance – please read our updated guidance documents at: 👉
The indoor track and the clubhouse gymnasium cannot be used.
Athletes invited to train by their coach must be sent the attached Allianz Park Track & Field Agreement in advance of starting training at Allianz Park. The athlete and parent (if under 16) to sign and return to me and TY before they can train.  Athletes should meet their coach promptly at their booking time outside the SBH Clubhouse where they will be asked to confirm that they do not have, and that no one in their household has, (or has had within the last 14 days) any of the symptoms of COVID-19.
The athletes will then be escorted using social distancing (2 metres) into the SBH Clubhouse to sign the attendance record with times in and out of the stadium (black A4 folder on photocopier).  There is also some hand sanitiser on the table for use. Athletes must follow the instructions of the coach and observe social distancing during warm-up, the session and cool down.
Stadium Booking details
Please let me and TY know the names of the athletes and your preferred time slots for the following week (Monday to Sunday) before 6pm on the Saturday. We will confirm the availability and distribute the schedule to Saracens and to all coaches.
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
All 1 hour 35 minute slots (Saturday & Sunday – last slot finishes at 7.20)
9.00 – 10.35, 10.45 – 12.20, 12.30 – 2.05, 2.15 – 3.50, 4.00 – 5.35, 5.45 – 7.20, 7.30 – 9.00
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
There are 3 x 1 hour 35 minute slots and 7 x shorter 50 minute slots
9.15 – 10.50, 11.00 – 11.50, 12.00 – 12.50, 1.00 – 1.50, 2.00 – 2.50, 3.00 – 3.50, 4.00 – 4.50, 5.00 – 5.50, 6.00 – 7.25, 7.35 – 9.00
There is a 10 minute gap between each session for transitioning.
If you haven’t got a key fob for gaining access through the clubhouse, then please contact GEOFF MORPHITIS Mobile: 07976 994302 who will arrange to issue one to you. Please do not enter the clubhouse until the coach/athletes from the previous session exit.  No parents will be permitted to enter the stadium unless there is a child protection issue i.e. one coach and one athlete aged under 18.
There is a single disabled toilet (unisex) that can be used within the indoor area.
When going in and out of the Clubhouse from the carpark please make sure the door handle is left in the upward locked position at all times.
Link to the SBH Athlete and Coach Track & Field Training Agreement, which will sent to all participating athletes, and then to be returned signed by the athlete and parent – SBH – Allianz Park Track & Field Areement During Lockdown Period
Please let me know if you have any questions – JEREMY SOTHCOTT Mobile: 07764 621424 email

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. Fixtures below updated 24 June 2020 with Venue Confirmations and Dete Changes (these are shown in Red).

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) – Venue Lee Valley – all age groups, Sunday 26 July – U17/U20 Southern Premier Division (1) – Venue Lee Valley – (Inter-Club competition featuring the 6 clubs which would have been the now cancelled YDL), Sunday 2 August – National Athletics League – Premiership Division (1) – Venue Lee Valley – U20 / Senior, Saturday 8 August – LICC (2) – Venue Lee Valley – all age groups, Sunday 9 August – U17/U20 Southern Premier Division (2) –  Venue Lee Valley – (Inter-Club competition featuring the 6 clubs which would have been the now cancelled YDL), Saturday 15 August – National Athletics League – Premiership Division (2) – Venue Lee Valley – U20 / Senior, Saturday 22 August – LICC (3) – Venue Lee Valley – 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, Saturday 5 September – National Athletics League – Premiership Division (3) – Venue Chelmsford – 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 now being held in Manchester on 4/5 September, see report further down.

30 YEARS AGO – SBH CENTENARY YEAR 1990 was the year when our old and new members celebrated 100 years of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers. From that day in 1890 when a group of young men met at the Old Jubilee Hall at Hornsey and decided to form a running club Shaftesbury Harriers was born.

This report highlights the many events and achievements that took place in 1990, the year highlight was the club’s ‘Centenary Dinner and Dance’ which took place on the 17 March at the Civic Centre, Borehamwood.
The event started to be planned in 1988 and predominately DAVE BEDFORD organised the Dinner with numerous members helping him. Also, club stalwart and President HAROLD ASHTON was planner for 1990 which included him writing and producing the ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Centenary Year Book’.
Firstly, I will elaborate on the ‘Centenary Dinner and Dance’, following this the ‘Centenary Year Highlights’. Which features the many successes the club had throughout the year, also another major event we hosted was the ‘European Junior Clubs Championships’ at Copthall, with 14 clubs, 12 from overseas.

Centenary Dinner and Dance 300 members and guests assembled at the Civic Centre. And it was well and truly worthy of such a great occasion. All sections and age-groups were well represented, from those who were competing long, long ago, to some of our youngest boys and girls. For many it was indeed a reunion, with some who now live well away from our area making a special effort to come, and stay overnight with friends.
DAVE BEDFORD proposed the toast of the guests, getting in many names at breakneck speed. SIR ARTHUR GOLD, CBE, Chairman of the British Olympic Association, Life President of the European Athletic Association, but better known to most of us as a Middlesex man and good friend of Shaftesbury, replied to the toast, and went on to propose the toast of the Club.
It was the turn of the Club President HAROLD ASHTON to reply, and to emphasise that though we were one of the strongest all-round clubs in the country, our ideal was still the Olympic ideal: “The important thing is not winning, but taking part.” Councillor MRS DOT BENSON, Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet, was thanked for all the work that has been done to bring Copthall Stadium to such a high standard, and was assured the Shaftesbury would make excellent use of the facilities.
The Mayor then presented the awards to athletes and wished the club success. There were a number of presentations, including one to the President and to our most senior member CHARLES HARRISON. There were flowers for the Ladies; there were special editions of the Centenary Book, subtitles “The Story of an Athletic Club.”
The remainder of the evening was given over to dancing for some, but to many it was renewals of friendships and memories and recollections. This was especially so when gathered around the photo display that went back to before any of those present were members and continued right up to the present day. For such a splendid and memorable function, the club’s thanks must go to DAVE BEDFORD as organise, to ERIC BURTON as toastmaster as well as for assembling the phot display, to EVE KEMP for gathering together all the trophies among those things, and to the social committee.
A last thought. What would the group of lads who founded the club have thought of it all? What would ERNEST REAVELL and ATHUR KENDALL have thought? For the two gentlemen, more than any others in the history of the club, were responsible for Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers reaching its Centenary.

CENTENARY YEAR HIGHLIGHTS – The following gives highlight details of SBH events and achievements throughout 1990. In next week’s newsletter, I will include full details of some of the highlights shown below.

1 January Inauguration of the Centenary Year of SBH at Barnet Copthall Stadium. Over 200 members and friends attended, with 100 taking part in cross-country races, many in fancy dress.
6 January Ladies win Beryl Davies Trophy.
13 January Men’s Southern CC Championships at Parliament Hill. Junior win 2nd place team medals.
27 January Women’s Southern CC Championships at Coulsdon. Senior and Intermediate teams both finished in 2nd place, with KERRY MACKAY 2nd in the Intermediates. 

10 February Southern Veterans CC Championships at Havering. Ladies 1st team, with four Individual age-group champions.
10 February Senior Men finish top of the Metropolitan League.
10/11 February At the AAA/WAAA Under 20 Indoor Championships. CATHERINE MURPHY wins Girls 60m and 200m titles, and ONOCHIE ONUORAH Youths Long Jump, his (7.07) a UK Youth Record.
17 February Women’s National CC Championships at Rickmansworth. Intermediate win 2nd place team medals, with KERRY MACKAY in 4th place.
17 February At the Omron Games NEIL WINTER clears (4.85m) in the Pole Vault for a UK Youth Indoor Record.
24 February English National CC Championships at Leeds. JOHN SHERBAN 7th in Senior race.
25 February – ANNE RIDLEY wins Scottish CC Championships.
25 February 35th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers YA CC Meeting at Copthall. Shaftesbury win one Individual and three team titles.

3/4 March – JACKIE AGYEPONG, 60m Hurdles, and EVETTE FINIKIN, Triple Jump, represent Great Britain in the European Indoor championships in Glasgow.
9/10 March At the AAA/WAAA Indoor Championships. FRANCIS AGYEPONG wins the Triple Jump and JACKIE AGYEPONG the 60m Hurdles. Silver Medal for FRED SALLE in the Long Jump.
17 March Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Centenary Dinner.
24 March In the World CC Championships at Aix-Les-Baines, KERRY MACKAY runs for Great Britain in the Junior Women’s race.
24 March ECCU National CC Relays at Mansfield. Senior Men finish 3rd, with JOHN SHERBAN fastest of the day.

1 April AAA Young Athletes Road Relay Championships at Sutton Park. Boys team finish 3rd.
7 April Southern 12 Stage Road Relay Championships at Wimbledon. Senior Men finish 3rd.
16 April Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Open Throws Meeting at Copthall.
28 April In the London Marathon, MIKE O’REILLY finishes 5th in a new Club Record (2:11.05).
28 April National 12 Stage Road Relay Championships at Sutton Park. Senior Men finish 4th.
28 April to 12 May Shaftesbury stage five home league fixtures at Copthall Stadium in the space of 15 days, including BAL Division One fixture with the top eight clubs in the UK.

19/20 May Middlesex Championships held at Copthall. SBH have 23 County Champions.
27 May – MARY BERKELEY, EVETTE FINIKIN, FRANCIS AGYEPONG and MIKE JONES competed for Great Britain in a Field Events International at Portsmouth.
27/28 May Southern Under 20 Championships held at Copthall. SBH have 5 County Champions and two 2nd places.

2/3 June UK Championships held at Cardiff. Gold Medals for FRANCIS AGYEPONG (Triple Jump) and MARY BERKELEY (Long Jump), and Silver Medals for MIKE JONES (Hammer) and EVETTE FINIKIN (Triple Jump).
7 June – MARY BERKELEY, COURTNEY RUMBOLT and MIKE JONES competed for Great Britain v Finland in Helsinki.
30 June-1 July AAA/WAAA Under 20 Championships at Stoke. Gold Medals for NEIL WINTER (Junior and Youth Pole Vault), NICK NIELAND (Junior Javelin), ONOCHIE ONUORAH (Youth Long Jump), KERRY MACKAY (Junior 3000m) and CATHERINE MURPHY (Junior 200m). Silver Medals for MARK STERN (Junior 110m Hurdles) and CATHERINE MURPHY (Junior 100m).

7 July Official reopening of Barnet Copthall Stadium by SIR ARTHUR GOLD CBE, on the occasion of the Schools Cup Final. Reconstruction included re-laying of track, updating of field events facilities, bringing stand up to Home Office safety regulations, and re-decorating.
7 July AAA/WAAA Championships at Stoke. Gold Medal from EVETTE FINIKIN (Triple Jump).
8 July Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers stage UK Women’s League Division 2 fixture at Copthall, and with a convincing win practically ensure promotion to Division 1.
13/14 July English Schools Championships at Derby. There were Gold Medals from ONOCHIE ONUORAH (Intermediate Long Jump), KERRY MACKAY (Senior 3000m) and CATHERINE MURPHY (Junior 200m) and MARK STERN (Senior 110m Hurdles).
15 July Gold Gup and Jubilee Cup Semi-Finals. Shaftesbury organised the meeting at Copthall. The Men at Birmingham and the Women at Copthall, finished first to qualify for the Cup Finals at Gateshead.
15 July Centenary Family Day held following the Cup Semi-Final, with over 250 attended the Family evening, including Cllr ROY SHULTZ Mayor of Barnet 1990-91. A fine warm evening was enlivened by children’s races, fun and games, raffle, barbecue and disco.
22 July Young Athletes League Southern Premier Division. SBH finish 3rd, to qualify for the League Finals Meeting at Birmingham for the 13th consecutive year.

3/4 August At Stoke. MIKE JONES is 2nd in the Hammer, MARY BERKELEY is 2nd in the Long Jump and JACKIE AGYEPONG is 3rd in the 110m Hurdles.
11 August British Athletic League Division 1, final fixture SBH finish 4th, in top half of the table.
12-16 August – NEIL WINTER (Pole Vault) competes for Great Britain in the World Junior Championships at Plovdiv.
18 August Gold Gup and Jubilee Cup Finals at Gateshead. An outstanding achievement that both sections of the club should be in the Final. In the Gold Cup the Men finished 5th, and in the Jubilee Cup the Ladies finished 6th.
26 August UK Women’s League Division 2, final fixture at Coatbridge. LUCY ELLIOTT is ‘Athlete of the Meeting’, SBH finished 3rd and gain promotion to Division 1.
27 August-1 September – MARY BERKELEY (Long Jump) and JACKIE AGYEPONG (110m Hurdles) compete for Great Britain in the European Championships at Split.

1 September Southern WAAA Clubs Trophy (KIMBERLY-CLARK) for Girls and Intermediates is held at Copthall. SBH win the trophy for the first time.
2 September Young Athletes Final at Birmingham. SBH finish 2nd. NEIL WINTER ‘Man of the Match’, his (5.20m) Pole Vault a UK Youth Record and Welsh Senior Record.
9 September 37th Shaftesbury 10m Road Race and Southern 10m Championships at Copthall. SBH 3rd team in both.
29 September European Junior Clubs Meeting. The athletic high spot of our Centenary Year, held at Copthall, with 14 clubs, 12 from overseas. SBH finished 3rd, and we were responsible for staging the meeting, and the transport, accommodation and feeding of all the teams.

20 October Southern Women’s Road Relays Championships held at Aldershot. Seniors 3rd team.

10 November National Women’s Road Relays Championships held at Sutton Park. In the Senior race LUCY ELLIOTT hands over a winning lead on Leg 1. Two weeks previously LUCY ran for Great Britain in the Ekiden Road Relay in Paris.
17 November North of the Thames Championships at Hainault. Youth team finished 1st.
24 November London CC Championships at Parliament Hill. Ladies finish 2nd team, with FREIDA BROWN 3rd.

December NEIL WINTER awarded the ‘JACK CRUMP’ Memorial Trophy by AAA as the outstanding Youth athlete for 1990.
1 December Women’s Southern CC League final fixture held at Copthall. 500 runners from 35 clubs take part, SBH Seniors are 2nd at the end of the league season.
9 December Women’s Middlesex CC Championships held at Copthall. SBH athletes win 7 Individual and 4 team titles.
13 December Centenary Christmas Party with seasonal fare, fun and festivities.
26 December The Curtain comes down with the Boxing Day races at Copthall. Cross country races, reunion of members and friends, prize winners announced for our Grand Centenary Draw. By every stand our Centenary Year must be rated a great success. Farewell 1990 with happy memories!

PROFILE ON GRAHAM GETTY – GRAHAM contacted me recently offering to produce an article of his career with the club, which I was only too pleased to publish. He has been a member of two clubs in Scotland and SBH – Bellahouston Harriers 1975 – 1989, Cambuslang Harriers 1989 – 1995, Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 1985 to present. Graham is third from the left 0112.

GRAHAM joined SBH in 1985 following qualification as a Scottish Chartered Accountant and relocated from Glasgow to London. He now lives in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.
The main reason he joined SBH was because of the “big name” members at that time e.g. JULIAN GOATER, DAVE BEDFORD and STEVE HARRIS. Turned down offers from Thames Valley Harriers, Ealing & Southall and GEC Invicta!
Prior to joining SBH in 1985, I had gone under (2.20) in the marathon for the first time, on 2 occasions in 1984; firstly in London (2.19.34) and then a few months later in Glasgow (2.19.24). Within weeks of joining SBH, I finished 3rd in the SAAA 1985 Marathon in (2.23), thereby earning a Scotland vest for the International Marathon in Glasgow later that year. As it turned out this Glasgow international Marathon was to be my penultimate marathon, with my last one being London 1986. In hindsight, my running career was “back to front” with me running my first marathon at the age of 20 and my last marathon at 25, before turning to the shorter distances primarily on the country and road and, to a lesser extent, on the track. In total I ran 10 marathons over a 6 year period from 1980 to 1986, running under (2.26) on 8 occasions, with a PW of (2.33). If there was one thing I would change about my running career it is that I would now have concentrated on shorter distances (and hence speed) early on in my career before moving up to the marathon. But I got caught up in the marathon boom of the early 80’s so it was logical to jump on the bandwagon!
When I joined SBH in 1985, I was surprised that there wasn’t a group of runners who were focussing on marathon – on the contrary everybody seemed to be focussing on the 12 stages! Of course, being the competitive person that I am, I wanted to make the SBH team, even though I realised that if the “big names” turned out it would be difficult for me with my marathon background.
My first 12 stage appearance for the club was in 1986 when we won the Southern, and when I made the team only when STEVE LOWE pulled out shortly before the event. A good winning start to my SBH 12 stage career!
Over the next 7 years (until 1992), I ran in every Southern 12 stage (the only person to do so!) and several National 12 stages. My last Southern 12 stage in 1992 was another win for SBH – so out of 7 Southern road relays, I finished with 2 golds – from my 1st and my last 12 stages; a good way to finish!
Highlight of the National 12 stages was undoubtedly 1991 when SBH won its first ever medal in the event, finishing 2nd. I surprised myself by running one of the fastest short stage times that day (not bad for an ex marathon runner!).
Other highlights of my SBH career were winning the Southern XC team championships in 1991 when SBH packed 6 in the first 28 (I finished 28th, being the 6th and last counter for SBH, not far in front of KIRK DUMPLETON: fortunately, JULIAN GOATER did not finish that day, as otherwise I would have missed out!) and the 1991 National XC Championships when we finished 4th team. SBH won the award for the best club over all age groups, I was very proud to step up and receive the award on behalf of SBH!
In between 12 stages, I participated in many other events including Metropolitan Leagues, Cross Country Relays, not to mention the various Middlesex/London/National Championships. I represented Middlesex at the Inter Counties XC championships in 4 successive years (1988-1991). I also participated for SBH on the track in the Southern and British Leagues (at 5,000m).
I also regularly participated in the Scottish XC Championships, being a member of the winning teams in 1979 (with Strathclyde University in the Junior Men’s Event) and in 1989 and 1992 in the Senior Men’s Event (with Cambuslang Harriers).
My last race for SBH was in 1995 by which time I was beginning to suffer from persistent injuries. In 1999 I relocated through work to the Netherlands, where I was based for 8 years. While in the NL, I of course, had to buy a bicycle (everyone in the NL has a bike, if not 2!). Cycling then became my means of keeping fit!
I returned with my employer to the UK in 2007 and took early retirement in 2017, with the aim of seeing a bit more of the world and to improve my cycling! I currently cycle on average about 200 miles per week – not too bad for a Golden Oldie?! Last year, I participated in the Ride London 100-mile event and was pleased to record a new PB for the event – in a time of hours 4 hours 36 minutes an improvement of about 34 minutes. Hopefully with some more focussed training I can improve further upon that, notwithstanding that I am now 60 two weeks ago – age needn’t be a barrier if you look after yourself and work hard!
As for my years as a member of SBH, they were great years – SBH is a great club with a lot of great members! Up the Stripes!

Best moment in sport – Personal –The first time I went under (2.20) for a marathon- London Marathon 1984. General – Andy Murray winning Wimbledon in 2013.First Brit to win in 77 years!
Also, golden Saturday at the 2012 Olympics (I was there!) When JESSICA ENNIS, MO FARAH and GREG RUTHERFORD all won gold medals, as a distance runner, clearly I particularly enjoyed MO winning the 10k.
Worst moment in sport – Personal – Failing to win the Edinburgh to Glasgow road relay in 1984 when we were clear favourites. Our 8 man team had a real off day (One of our runner on one of the closing stages went off far too fast and blew up!). General –  Any time Glasgow Rangers get beaten by Glasgow Celtic (and that’s been happening a lot in recent years!).
Favourite Country –  Portugal – have spent quite a few holidays there!
Favourite City – Barcelona: it has everything. Weather/ beach/ culture/ shopping/ football/ good food (I love the garlic bread there!)
Favourite Food/Snack –  Nothing beats a good steak!
Music/Artist –  Abba/ Elton John / Status Quo
Favourite Film –  Chariots of Fire (I was offered the chance of a place in this film, as one of the runners, but had to turn in down due to University exams!).
Hobbies –  Cycling / overseas travel. Have visited China/ India/ South Africa/ Kenya/ Israel /USA in recent years, some on business. Australia/ New Zealand and Canada are on the list of next countries to visit!
Dislikes – Being in lockdown! Poor food.
Likes – Good food! Quiet nights out with my wife

Scottish Distance Running History website included an article on GRAHAM in 2015, which was written by GRAHAM’S ex-coach BRIAN MCAUSLAND, this is the link to the website article,a%20very%20creditable%20outing%20indeed.

GRAHAM had sent me 4 reports/results from either Athletics Weekly or Athletics Today, there are the details from them.

1986 Southern 12 Stage Road Relays – Took place at Wimbledon on the 6 April. The team proved far too strong for the opposition, recording a time of (4:04.05) over 4 minutes ahead of Luton AC (4:09.02) and 3rd was Aldershot, Farnham & District (4:12.19).
SBH result KINGSTON MILLS (24.30), GARY HARMER (16.29), JOHN SHERBAN (24.34), STEVE HARRIS (14.48), MIKE PUDDIFOOT (25.28), GRAHAM GETTY (16.32), KIRK DUMPLETON (24.53), ANDY KING (16.15), JULIAN GOATER (24.17), BOB MALLOWS (16.15), GARY HUCKWELL (24.56), JAMES ESPIR (15.48).
Link to reports/results – A Southern 12 Stage Road Relays1986

1991 Southern Cross Country Championships – Took place at Parliament Hill on the 12 January. It was published  before the race that it was going to be a North London battle between SBH and Highgate Harriers. This turned out to be the case with Shaftesbury finishing 46 points ahead of Highgate, in which our 6th scorer was 28th.

Results 1st ANDY BRISTOW Brighton & Hove (44.09), 2nd JOHN DOWNES London Irish (44.25), 3rd JOHN SHERBAN (44.31), 11th DOMINIC BANNISTER (45.40), 15th IAN CORNFORD (45.47), 16th MIKE WILLIAMS (46.06), 27th MARK MOUGHTON (46.41), 28th GRAHAM GETTY (46.44), 29th TONY JACKSON was with Hillingdon (46.50), 34th KIRK DUMPLETON (47.02), 78th NICK SMITH (48.09), 94th NEIL WALKER (48.36), 193rd BOB MALLOWS (50.40).
Team Results 1st SBH (100 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (146), 3rd Boxhill (253).
Link to reports/results – C Southern XC Championships 1991

1991 National 12 Stage Road Relays – Took place at Sutton Park, Birmingham on the 21 April. Tipton Harriers made it 3 wins in a row (4:04.13), The humbugs finished in 2nd place (4:05.57) which was our first top 3 finish since the relays started in 1967, this was a pre-cursor to our outstanding win in 1993. In 3rd place was Swansea Harriers (4:06.17).
Link to reports/results – B National 12 Stage Road Relays1991

1992 Southern 12 Stage Road Relays – Took place at Wimbledon on the 4 April. This was the final time the relays were held at Wimbledon, I was there on previous and this occasion. The course compared to nowadays was nowhere near traffic free, but the atmosphere especially outside the Pub close to the changeover was electric, plus there were numerous viewing points you could move too during each leg.
Justifying their tag as favourites, SBH won with a time of (4:07.58), 2nd were London Irish (4:09.00) and 3rd Brighton & Hove (4:09.08).
SBH result MARK MOUGHTON (24.52), JOE DUNBAR (15.49), PAUL SIMONS (26.14), DAVE THOMSON (16.19), ANDY BEATTIE (25.04), ALISTER MUNROE (16.29), KIRK DUMPLETON (26.12). BOB MALLOWS (16.18). JOHN SHERBAN (24.08), GRAHAM GETTY (16.17). IAN CORNFORD (24.16), STEVE GOSS (16.20).
Link to reports/results – D Southern 12 Stage Road Relays 1992

ALLIANZ PARK THROWS CAGE RETURNS TO USE –  ANGUS MCKENZIE has been leading a team with STEVE MARSHALL and KEITH DAVIES for most of the week repairing and upgrading the throws cage ready for the “THROWSFEST” on Saturday 11 July.  In addition to the 3 people, we had a contractor building the tower and had to purchase several new parts.

OLYMPIC QUALIFYING PROCESS An updated Olympic qualifying process which can be found here.

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 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
SBH 2020 Summer Fixture Card Fixtures, Updated 24-06-20 Showing Proposed Fixtures From 25 July 2020 – Summer 2020 Fixture Card – Updated 24-06-20 Showing Proposed Fixtures From 25 July 2020
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 open for limited use.