Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 22nd January 2015

Happy Birthday this week to Tilly Adams, Manuella Alvarez, Rachel Carter, Crystal Collins, Charly Doyon, Emma Dwan, Rachel Fatuade, Alex Fugallo, Joshua Hall, Jade Ive, Jamal Lewis, Oliver Marks, John Otugade, Freddy Nash, William Prior, Joseph Redwood, Chloe Rixon, Jaba Sokooya, Mollie Solomon, Hettie Virchise, Martha Whiting

CLUB INDOOR RECORD – Congratulations to ALLAN SMITH who equalled his own Club Indoor High Jump Record (set in February 2014) jumping 2.24m in the Meeting National en Salle D’Hirson in Hirson, France on 18 January. He is currently ranked UK No.1 in 2015.

Allan Smith sets new SBH indoor record

Allan Smith sets new SBH indoor record

For the remaining newsletter information and results

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place this Saturday 24 January at Stanmer Park, Lewes Road, Brighton (SatNav BN1 9SE) we wish all our athletes a successful and injury free run.

Timetable – 11.00am U15 Boys (4500m), 11.20am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.35am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.50am U15 Girls (4000m), 12.10pm U17 Men (6000m), 12.40pm U20 Women (6000m), 1.05pm U17 Women (5000m), 1.30pm U20 Men (8000m), 2.05pm Senior Women (8000m), 2.50pm Senior Men (15000m). Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager

This is the Club Championship race for all the Women age-groups, and U13/U15 Boys, U17 Men and 9 Miles Senior Men.

MASTERS ROAD RELAYS – Takes place at Sutton Park, Birmingham on Saturday 16 May. I have decided as a one off to organise in getting a Men’s team or two toeing the line. The categories are 35+ (6 to a team), 45+ (4), 55+ (3), ages are on the day of the race. Athletes in older age-groups may compete in a younger age-group.

The next step is to EMAIL ME whether you wish to compete, or not. MAGGIE will be contacting her Women.

YOUNG ATHLETES AT PARKRUN – With a free week-end, 12 of our young athletes ran in the Oak Hill race last Saturday (see full result below). They were testing the course before the London Borough of Barnet Mini London trial on Saturday 28 February. The final Saturday to test the course is 14 February (no SBH fixture)

SOUTHERN INDOOR U20/SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Lee Valley on 17-18 January Congratulations to our Southern Champions GEORGIA BELL U23 (800m) and AILIS MCGOVERN U20 (Pole Vault), STEFFI WILSON won a Silver Medal (200m) and ALANDO ALFRED won a Bronze Medal (Triple Jump)

60m – Senior Women Heat 4 SHEREEN CHARLES 2nd (SB 7.76), Semi-Final 2 3rd (SB 7.67) taking .09 of a second off her Heat time, in the Final SHEREEN finished 4th (SB 7.65) taking .02 of a second off her Semi-Final time

60m – U20 Women Heat 2 SABRINA BAKARE U20 2nd (PB 7.83) taking .09 of a second off his 2010 time, Semi-Final 3 SABRINA finished 3rd (PB 7.80) taking .03 of a second off her Heat time

60m – U20 Men Heat 8 GERALD MATTHEW U20 1st (PB 7.05) taking .35 of a second off his 2012 time, ANDREW AMOAH U20 2nd (PB 7.09) taking .08 of a second off his 2014 time, Semi-Final 1 2nd (PB 7.06) taking .03 of a second of his Heat time, in the Final ANDREW finished 4th (7.09)

200m – Senior Women Heat 2 STEFFI WILSON U23 1st (SB 25.43) in the Final STEFFI won the Silver Medal (SB 25.13) and is ranked UK No.5 U23 in 2015

400m – Senior Men Heat 3 TOM CAREY 6th (SB 53.79)

400m – U20 Women Heat 2 LILY BECKFORD U20 (2nd Claim) 1st (SB 55.62) which ranks her UK No.3 U20 in 2015, Semi-Final 1 1st (56.94) LILY did not start in the Final

400m – U20 Men Heat 2 SAM HAZELL U20 2nd (SB 51.81), Semi-Final 2 3rd (SB 51.47) taking .34 of a second of his Semi-Final time, in the Final SAM finished 5th (52.05)

800m – Senior Women Heat 1 GEORGIA BELL U23 1st (SB 2:15.34), KATE BARBER U23 4th (SB 2:27.96) in the Final GEORGIA won the Gold Medal by over 3 seconds (SB 2:10.99)

800m – Senior Men Heat 1 KIERAN MORELAND 5th (SB 2:15.97)

800m – U20 Men Heat 3 BILLY KELSEY U20 2nd (SB 1:59.76), KHALID-ALI AHMED U20 5th (SB 2:07.32), Heat 4 JULIAN LAMY U20 5th (SB 2:05.48)

1500m – Senior Women Straight Final VICTORIA WALKER 5th (SB 4:50.04)

60m Hurdles – Senior Men Heat 1 TOM CAREY 5th (SB 8.71)

Pole Vault – U20 Women Straight Final AILIS MCGOVERN U20 (HCA) won the Gold Medal (PB 3.80m) equalling her August 2014 vault, and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2015

Pole Vault – U20 Men Straight Final GEORGE GRANT U20 equal 8th (SB 3.80m)

Long Jump – Senior Women Straight Final GABRIELLE ROWSELL 4th (SB 5.51m)

Triple Jump – U20 Men Straight Final ALANDO ALFRED U20 won the Bronze Medal (PB 14.05m) adding 23cm to his 2014 jump, and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2015

LONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET MINI LONDON MARATHON TRIAL – Please remember each athlete has to register with Ian Bannister before they can compete in the trial on 28 February.

HORSENDEN HILL PHOTOGRAPHS – Mark Easton is a photographer who covers athletics in the London and Home counties. This is a link with last Saturday’s photographs

LOST PROPERTY – A pink and black Karimor top, a pair of black track suit bottoms size11-12, both left at the Herts cross country champs and one black medium dri-fit long sleeve top left at the last met league. Please contact Bryan Smith at 

INDOOR JUMPS TRAINING – Following the success of the 2013/2014 series Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers and North London Network in conjunction with Sportivate, are promoting the 2015 series at Allianz Park commencing Wednesday 7January until Wednesday 25 March. The training camp will include an introduction to Pole Vault (coached by Angus McKenzie and Allan Sutton) and will also aim to improve the skills and knowledge of Network coaches and their athletes in High Jump (coached by Sue Smith), Long Jump and Triple Jump (coached by Alfredo Melao).  The camp is from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, warm up and registration 6.30pm. Cost (including entry into the facilities) – Young Athletes (U20) & Students: £3 per session, Seniors: £5 per session. For further information email or call Clyde Gordon on or 07753 985525. Attached is the Flyer


The Vault Cardiff (Indoors) took place on 18 January

Pole Vault – Pool SXD MEGAN MCINNES U20 1st (PB 2.91m) adding 16cm to her 2014 vault

The Cambridge University College League took place at Coldham’s Common on 18 January

Senior Men PHILLIP CROUT U20 3rd (28.11)

The Scottish National Open (Indoors) took place in Glasgow on 17 January

60m – Heat SX12 JESSIE CONCANNON U20 7th (SB 8.33)

200m – Heat SX13 JESSIE CONCANNON U20 2nd (SB 26.35)

The Katerinas Cup took place in Kuldigas, Latvia on 17 January

60m – Heat 1 CONFIDENCE LAWSON 1st (SB 6.90) in the Final CONFIDENCE finished 2nd (SB 6.84) and is ranked UK No.9 in 2015

The Auburn Invitational took place Birmingham, Alabama USA on 17 January

WT15.88kg – DEMPSEY MCGUIGAN U23 12th (PB 16.70m)

The NYC Gotham Cup took place New York, USA on 16 January

800m – LUCY YATES 2nd (SB 2:07.10)

RUSSELL DEVITT V60 has recently returned to racing following an injury on 9 September, followed by an operation in November. He has now completed the following races.

26 December – Clevedon Boxing Day Run (4 miles road with big hill) – 565th (31st M60 35.10)

28 December – Buntingford 10 mile road race 316th (17th M60 1:29.53), 22nd Victoria Walker (2nd Woman 1:02.55), incidentally the first three to finish in this race were called Victoria – I wonder if that has ever happened before?

18 January – Fred Hughes 10 mile road race (hilly 10 mile road race in St Albans) 476th (14th M60 1:27.34), 6th Dan Davies 54.48



17 January – BUSHEY – KYLE LANGFORD U20 4th (First Time 16.23) – GUILDFORD – JOHN DRYDEN V65 103rd (26.16) – OAK HILL – JAMIE HARPER U15 1st (18.03),JAMES SOTHCOTT U20 3rd (18.49), OLIVER GREENSTEIN U17 5th (New PB 19.15), DANIEL GREENSTEIN U13 13th (20.06), SAMUEL GREENSTEIN U11 20th (New PB 21.09), LIDIA KYRIACOU U15 21st (21.10), JEREMY SOTHCOTT V50 25th (New PB 21.41), ANUSHA BULMAN U15 33rd (First Time 22.28), REBECCA ANDREOU U17 39th (23.14), ERIN VISAYA-NEVILLE U15 45th (New PB 24.17), ELINA BULMAN U13 46th (First Time 24.26), LUKE TRAYNOR U13 59th (26.32), DOMINIC HOLMES U13 89th (30.13) – PRINCES, LIVERPOOL – MAGGIE COOPER V45 17th (New PB 19.31) – ST ALBANS – CLAIRE SIMM 89th (23.20), MARTIN GREY V70 233rd (First Time 28.54)