Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 10 August 2017

Happy Birthday this week to Shani Anderson, Mehrdad Azimi, Lily Beckford, Charlotte Brennan, Juliette De Freitas Vile, Sylvie Frayne, David Greenstein, Euan Mackenzie, Obinna Nwokeji, Adam O’Reilly, Isobel Parker, Kayomie Thompson and Dimitry Veshchikov



SBH Summer Fixture Card and Information on Watford, Crystal Palace and Lee Valley Open Meetings
SBH Track & Field Team Managers –
Track & Field Timetables For All SBH Team Fixtures


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 saved
SBH Wednesday Night Jumps Club at Allianz Park – Supervised by SUE SMITH and SHAKA BUNSI from 19.00 to 21.00, session administrator CLYDE GORDON
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to buy one

NEWSLETTER HOLIDAY – I will be taking a break to Zakynthos in Greece on the 16 August, therefore the 17 August Newsletter will be published on the website on Monday 15 August, and normal service will resume on Thursday 31 August. As the final Eastern Young Athletes League is on Sunday 13 August, I will publish the results in the 31 August Newsletter.

2 NEW CLUB RECORD’S – Congratulations to CRISTINA POTTER U17 who at last week’s Eastern Young Athletes League, broke her own existing Javelin Club Record with a throw of (38.98m) adding 3.26m to her 4 June throw.
Congratulations to KYLE LANGFORD U23 (see report below) who broke his own Senior 800m Club Record with a time of (1:45.25) in the Final of the 800m at the World Championships. This took .20 of a second off his 9 July time which was also set in the Olympic Park. Moving him up to UK No.2 in 2017.

IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – The Championships opened on Day 1 – Friday 4 August, with NICK PERCY in the Discus qualification, he achieved (56.93m) in Pool B finishing in 15th place, a little below par, but the experience will no doubt see him progress in the coming years.
NICK career to date has included competing in the World Youth (2011), World Junior (2012) European Junior (2013 Silver Medal) and Commonwealth Games (2014). Domestically he has won the England U15 (2011), England U20 (2012, 2013) and England U23 (2014, 2015, 2016) Championships. In 2014 NICK took up a degree at Nebraska University in America, culminating in winning the NCAA D1 title in 2015. His personal best is (63.38m) in July 2016 and season’s best is (62.91m) ranking him currently UK No.1.

Day 2 – Saturday 5 August started with a bang with DARRYL NEITA U23, running in Heat 6 of the 100m she ran a well-executed race winning in a time of (11.15 w0.6). Her interview was a breath of fresh air, so positive about her race, and firmly believes her future as a winner in a global championship, is a real possibility.
DARRYL’S career to date DARRYL’S career to date has been exceptional, when last year she won the Bronze Medal in the GB&NI 4x100m relay team at the Rio Olympics. This year DARRYL won Gold in the England U23 and Silver in the England Senior Championships 2016 and 2017, In 2015 finished 4th in the European Junior and Gold in the England U20 Championships.
DARRYL’S current personal best is (11.14 w-1.4) set earlier this month in the Olympic Stadium, breaking ABI OYEPITAN’S club record, also is currently ranked UK No.2, and No.7 on the UK all-time list.

The final event of the morning session was the 800m, KYLE LANGFORD U23 was drawn in Heat 2 of 6, in which they went through the bell in (51.80) the second fastest time of the 6 Heats. Along the back straight the leaders put in a surge, and suddenly a gap of 5 metres opened up between them and KYLE, this was maintained into final straight and KYLE could not close it, eventually finishing 5th (1:46.38).
In his interview KYLE was convinced it was the end of his Championships, especially after Heat 3 he was in 4th place of the 6 losers to qualify for the Semi-Finals. But after Heats 5 and 6 KYLE had finished in 5th place qualifying for Sundays Semi-Final.
It must have been and interesting chat between KYLE and his coach, our own GEORGE HARRISON MBE.
KYLE’S career to date includes 3rd World Youth 2013, 8th World Junior 2014, Gold in European Junior and ran in the World Championships in Beijing 2015. In the British Championships KYLE won the Gold in 2015 and 3rd in 2017.
KYLE’S current personal best is (1:45.45) set earlier this month in the Olympic Stadium, breaking PAUL HERBERT’S club record, also is currently ranked UK No.3.

The evening session featured BETH POTTER in the 10000m, which turned out to be an astonishing race with AYANA of Ethiopia lapping some 90% of the field. BETH stuck to her race plan, and finished in 21st place (32:15.88) which is her 3rd fastest time to date.
BETH’S career to date includes the 10000m in the Olympic Games 2016. In the British Championships Bronze in 2017 and Gold in 2016, 3rd in 2014. European Championships and Commonwealth Games 5000m and 10000m in 2014. European U23 and Silver in England U23 Championships in 2013.
BETH’S current personal best is (32:03.45) set in Stanford, U.S.A in 2016, breaking SARAH WALDRON’S club record, her seasons best is (32:04.63) and is currently ranked UK No.1.

Day 3 – Sunday 6 August the evening session featured the 100m semi-finals, with DARRYL NEITA U23 lining up in Heat 1 and was up against the winners to be MARIE-JOSEE TA LOU Silver medal and DAFNE SCHIPPERS to Bronze medal. DARRYL has a good start to eventually finish in 4th place (11.16 w0.8) and just missing out of the final. She has come away with her head held high, and will be looking forward to 2018.

Later in the evening, the three 800m semi-finals took place, with KYLE LANGFORD U23 drawn in Heat 2. KYLE was looking refreshingly relaxed, and from the gun he settled in around 4th position, at the bell (50.85) the fastest of the 3 semi-finals, he was still 4th. Towards the end of the back straight LEWANDOWSKI went past KYLE, and stayed just behind when they entered the final straight. The LEWANDOWSKI kicked and KYLE stayed just behind, 50m to go KORIR of Kenya was treading water, KYLE was closing on LEWANDOWSKI and around 10m to go he went past him to finish in 2nd place (1:45.81) earning a well-deserved place in Tuesday’s final.

Day 4 – Monday 7 August started with the first round of the 200m with ZHARNEL HUGHES U23 drawn in Heat 6, and finished in 4th place (20.43 w0.6), ZHARNEL said his start needs to be improved, but qualified for Wednesday’s semi-finals as the fastest of the 3 fastest losers.
ZHARNEL’S career to date includes finishing 5th in the 2015 World Championships, also competed in the 2012 and 2014 World Youth Championships.
ZHARNEL’S current personal best is (20.02 w-0.1) set in the final of the 2015 World Championships, breaking TERRY WILLIAMS club record, and ranks him No.4 on the UK all-time list. His seasons best is (20.22 w1.2) and is currently ranked UK No.3.

Later in the evening NATHAN FOX started the qualifying pool A of the Triple Jump, and produced a jump of (16.49m w1.4) to finish in 10th place.
NATHAN is one of Great Britain’s most prestigious triple jump talents. After breaking the UK under 15 national record at 14, he became the first and only person of that age in British history to jump over 14meters (14.11m). He then represented Great Britain for the first time at the European Youth Olympics, placing 5th in the final. After being plagued with two serious injuries which hindered his natural progress, Nathan represented England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where he placed 6th in the Final. His British Championship record is Gold in 2015, Silver 2014 and 2017, Bronze in 2013, also winning the British Indoor Championships in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
NATHAN’S current personal best is (16.81m w-1.4) set on the 14 May this year, ranking him UK No.1.

Day 5 – Tuesday 8 August will be a day that will live long in my memory as KYLE LANGFORD U23 produced another outstanding performance. This was the 800m final which was run almost identical as the semi-final, and went through the bell in (50.78), KYLE again entered the home straight a little of the pace but produced that devastating turn of speed, and with finish line fast approaching just failed to catch KIPYEGON BETT of Kenya by 4 hundredth’s of a second for 4th place.  His time of (1:45.25) was a new personal best, KYLE believes he can win gold at the IAAF World Championships in Doha in two years’ time and is keen to show his versatility by running for Britain in the 4x400m and 1500m.

IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS KIT CARRIERS – Following our success in the World Para Championships, we had 11 of our athletes, plus Team Managers KATIE ALCOCK and CLYDE GORDON in the Olympic Stadium.
The photograph includes Back Row Left to Right – RUFUS KENT, GEORGE GROOM, EMILIA ECONOMU, BEN WINFIELD, PHOENIX LYON – Front Row Left to Right – JESSICA HURLEY, MIA GROOM, EMMA TAYLOR, LOUISA PITSIALIS. There was also SARAH BUTLER and LIANNE LANGFORD who somehow managed to miss the photo shoot.

IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Prior to the Championships commencing there was an Inter-Club Challenge event between SBH, Enfield, Newham and Woodford. The meeting on Wednesday 2 August was designed to test out the systems in real-life circumstances. In addition to the athlete’s present, coaches, team managers and a small number of friends and family were allowed through security. The athletes prepared on the warm-up track and went through the whole process of call room and presentation. It was a great experience for everybody present. There were 9 events and the SBH team was;

Long Jump Women – EAVION RICHARDSON (U20) and JAZZ SEARS (U17)
Discus – Women – SHADINE DUQUEMIN who won her event and JESSICA EMERY (U17)
800m – Women – ELLIE BAKER (U20) who won her race (2:08.65), SOPHIE MADDOCK (U17) and JOSEPHINE CHADWICK (U17)

110m Hurdles Men – TOM CAREY and MAURICE RYAN
2000m Steeplechase – Men – GLEN WATTS
4 x 400m Women – Congratulations to HANNAH FOSTER U17 (56.0), ELLIE BAKER U20 (55.0), LILY BECKFORD (55.4), and SABRINA BAKARE (59.1) comparing this to the current Senior Women’s record of (3:43.3) they ran an astonishing (3:45.47) which is the 3rd fastest time by a Shaftesbury quartet. It is also ranked UK 5th fastest club quartet in 2017.

Photograph of the jubilant quartet, left to right ELLIE BAKER, SABRINA BAKARE, LILY BECKFORD and HANNAH FOSTER


















COLCHESTER HARRIERS INVITATIONAL THROWS – Took place in Colchester on 6 August
Discus 1.5kg – U17M OLIVER GRAHAM (2nd Claim) 1st (PB 36.91m) adding 73cm to his 23 July throw
Hammer 4kg – U20W A PHILIPPA DAVENALL (2nd Claim & HCA) 3rd (44.89m), B PHILIPPA finished 2nd (49.67m)
Hammer 5kg – U17M OLIVER GRAHAM (2nd Claim) 1st (PB 54.65m) adding 1.57m to his 8 July throw
Hammer 6kg – SM BILLY PRAIM-SINGH U20 (2nd Claim) 1st (61.66m)
YORK 10k – Took place on 6 August
ROBERT RIGBY V55 43rd (1st V55 36.59)

WEST LONDON POLE VAULT INVITATIONAL – Took place in Southampton on 5 August
Pole Vault – SW JADE IVE (HCA) 2nd (3.96m), EMMA ANDERSSON 3rd Equal (3.71m)

INTERNATIONAL THROWING MEETING – Took place in Leiria, Portugal on 29-30 July
Javelin 600g – SW A BETHAN REES U20 (HCA) 3rd (48.00m), BETHAN finished 4th (45.46m)

PARKRUN RESULTS  – 5 AUGUST – ALLY PALLY THEO BODEN U13 58th (24.21) 145th parkrun – HACKNEY MARSHES – BARRY CHISHOLM V55 57th (New PB 21.36) 97th parkrun – HEARTWOOD FOREST – IRENE PEATY V60 41st (First Time 24.05) 3rd parkrun – KESGRAVE CLAIRE HOBSON 121st (New PB 24.49) 86th parkrun – OAK HILL DYLAN HEPWORTH U15 2nd (20.09) 22nd parkrun, STUART SINGER V55 17th (21.27) 186th parkrun – PORTRUSH ANDREW HOLMES V50 165th (First Time 28.11) 6th parkrun – ST ALBANS REBEKAH GARDINER 14th (19.15) 27th parkrun – STEVENAGE RUSSELL DEVITT V65 48th (24.11) 90th parkrun – WESTMILL – RICHARD WILLIAMS V35 1st (First Time 17.15) 34th parkrun, SARAH WILLIAMS 5th (New PB 20.17) 12th parkrun – WILLOUGHBY – LOUIS CROSS U20 2nd (New PB 17.23) 11th parkrun

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.

BIGGLESWADE OPEN MEETING – Takes place on the refurbished track on Saturday 23 September. The meeting incorporates the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire 10000m Championships. The open meeting is for all age-groups including U11s.
For all information including entries, please use this link –
Entries Close Sunday 17 September (Unless Full Before Then).

EVENING STANDARD MONDAY 7 AUGUST – The following reports on KYLE LANGFORD and NATHAN FOX make interesting reading.

PREVIEW OF SBH WINTER FIXTURES Once August is over we start to turn our intention to September and the Road Relays, which you will be entered by your respective Team Manager – First on the 10 September is the Middlesex & Hertfordshire for Young Athletes, at the normal venue Hayes (entries close 31 August), then on the 24 September is the Southern Championships at Crystal Palace, for all age-groups (entries close 8 September). The National Championships are on the 7 October at Sutton Park, Birmingham, for all age-groups (await details).
Cross Country – Generally you can turn up and run, but there are certain fixtures that you will have to be entered by your respective Team Manager. The Fixture Card identifies one or the other.

Start Fitness Metropolitan League14 October Claybury, 11 November Stevenage, 2 December Uxbridge, 13 January Wormwood Scrubs and 10 February Trent Park. North West London League – Awaiting Dates/Venues.
Other FixturesOctober 21 Southern Relays, 28 Liddiard Trophy/North of the Thames – November 4 National Relays, 18 London Championships, 25 Fraternity/Sorority Cups – December 10 European Championships – January 6 Middlesex Championships, 7 Hertfordshire Championships, 27 Southern Championships – February 24 National Championships – March 10 Inter Counties, 17 English Schools.
Indoors Most of the fixtures are at Lee Valley, but we also show Major Championships which are in Sheffield. The first fixtures start in December, and you need to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee.

Information Sheet Shows all key dates, plus Information on the Metropolitan League. Also Cross Country Club Championship Races which are for all age-groups, and are at a Metropolitan League fixture or the Southern Championships. Cross Country Points Races which are for all age-groups, generally if you are the first SBH athlete to finish you awarded 8 points, 2nd place 7 points and so on (Senior Men are 12 points as normally there are over 20 SBH finishers). There are 7 fixtures throughout the season, all 5 Metropolitan League plus the Southern and National Championships, with the best 5 of 7 results will count. Our Under 11’s have 6 fixtures throughout the season with the best 4 of 6 results will count.

I anticipate issuing the Fixture Card and Information Sheet by email during the first week of September, these plus updated Club Championship and Points Tables can be found on the SBH Website.

Can I request that you keep your Team Manager informed on your availability, especially as certain fixtures the Team Managers have to submit our entries some 4-6 weeks before the date of that fixture.
BRENDAN FOSTER AWARDED IAAF GOLDEN ORDER OF MERIT – British distance running great recognised for his major contributions to the advancement of athletics
Brendan Foster has been awarded the IAAF Golden Order of Merit at a ceremony in London.

The British distance running great received the world governing body’s highest award in recognition of his major contributions to the advancement of athletics.
On the track, FOSTER became an Olympic and four-time Commonwealth Games medallist, winning 10,000m bronze at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal and Commonwealth gold in Edmonton in 1978. He also claimed the European 5000m title in Rome in 1974 and 1500m bronze in Helsinki in 1971.
Since hanging up his spikes, he has become one of the most distinctive voices within the sport as a television commentator, a role from which he will retire following the upcoming IAAF World Championships, and has led a running revolution in Britain as creator of the Great North Run and founder of The Great Run Company.
Foster received his award from IAAF president SEBASTIAN COE at London’s Tate Modern as delegates from more than 200 of the IAAF’s 214 Member Federations were welcomed for the 51st IAAF Congress.
The evening also included the presentation of the IAAF’s Plaque of Merit to six distinguished members of the global athletics family who have made career-long contributions to the success and the development of the sport – FUMIHIRO YAMASAWA (JPN), ALECK SKHOSANA (RSA), WILFREDYS LEON (VEN), CLEMENS PROKOP (GER), REYNOLD O’NEAL (IVB) and FLETCHER MCEWEN (AUS).
The day after receiving his award, FOSTER – whose Great Run events in Newcastle and Manchester also include innovative street athletics meetings – formed part of a panel at the IAAF Athletics Connect event which discussed the need for innovation within the sport

CAR THEFTS/BREAK-INS AT ALLIANZ PARKAllianz Park has been on the receiving end of a handful of vehicle break-ins over the last fortnight.
Please can I encourage you not to leave anything on show in your car that would make you an easy target. The nature of our sight typically does not allow criminals the time to go through cars, they are looking for easy targets and goods they can sell on easily.
Each instance has been reported to the police and we have asked them to increase their presence as part of their rounds. We will continue to monitor closely.


Contact details of all Track & Field Team Managers can be found on the SBH website. Please use this link

ENGLAND U17 & U15 COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 12 August and Sunday 13 August at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Entries Closed

EASTERN YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE (UNDER 13/15/17 MEN/WOMEN) The fifth fixture of five takes place on Sunday 13 August at Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon (Satnav NW4 1RL).
The timetable is on the SBH website, please use this link to view/print
Note: You will have to be selected by your respective Team Manager

LEE VALLEY SPRINTS MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 16 August at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
Events 7.00pm 100m Round 1, 8.15pm 200m and 100m Round 2
Cost is £5 per race, please enter yourself by using the following link –

SOUTHERN U15 & U17 CHAMPIONSHIPS INCLUDING U13 OPEN EVENTS Takes place on Saturday 19 August and Sunday 20 August  at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Ledrington Road, London (Satnav SE19 2BB).
Entries Closed

BRITISH ATHLETIC LEAGUE PREMIERSHIP (UNDER 20 AND SENIOR MEN) The fourth fixture of four takes place on Sunday 20 August at Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon (Satnav NW4 1RL).
The timetable is on the SBH website, please use this link to view/print
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager
WATFORD OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 23 August at the Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Watford (Satnav WD25 7HH). Events 7.00pm 200m, 7.15pm Long Jump, 7.30pm 400m No U13s, 8.05pm 1500m No times over 5m 30s, 9.30pm 3000m No times over 11m 00s. Note pre-entries are required for all field events.
For all entry information and ‘On the Day entry form’ please use this link then select Watford Open Graded Meetings at the top
LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE (ALL AGE-GROUPS INCLUDING U13s) The third of three fixtures takes place on Saturday 26 August at Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon (Satnav NW4 1RL). Is free to all members of Shaftesbury, but why not bring a friend and introduce him to athletics (there is a charge for non-members, £4 for the first event and £3 for subsequent events). Registration opens at 10.30am, and closes 30 minutes before the published start time. All events are for both male and female age-groups unless stated. The timetable is on the SBH website, please use this link to view/print
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and register.
QUADKIDS Takes place prior to the London Inter Club Challenge on Saturday 26 August.
CLYDE GORDON will be managing the event, with registration from 09.30, first event starts at 10.00, and finishes around 11.30. QUADKIDS is free to enter for Shaftesbury members and is £2 for non-members. QUADKIDS is primarily for school years 3 to 7 inclusive, ie age 7 to 12 and includes the four core disciplines of running (600m), throwing (Vortex Howler), jumping (Long Jump) and sprinting (75m). All are welcome and Parents may be asked to join in by helping out on one of the events.
ENGLAND U17 & U15 CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 26 August and Sunday 27 August at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Entries Closed

LEE VALLEY SPRINTS MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 30 August at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
Events 7.00pm 100m Round 1, 8.15pm 100m Round 2
Cost is £5 per race, please enter yourself by using the following link –

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.  

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page. 

SARACENS SPORT FOUNDATION – Little athletics programme is an athletics ‘Multi Skills’ programme for children aged 4-9 years. The programme is designed to teach children fundamental movement skills of athletics – running, jumping and throwing. The sessions are game based and as of September there will be a progression throughout the term.
LAP runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 4.30-5.30pm – Term time only.  
1st Legacy athletics club is a pathway club for children aged 10-15 years new to athletics. Children are introduced to all the different athletics disciplines and have the opportunity to develop running, jumping and running skills that we hope they will then go onto use as a participant in the formal athletics club structure or in any other sport for activity they choose to progress to. The lead coach is Gintare Dargeviciute who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the club.
1st Leg AC runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 5.00–6.00pm – Term time only.
For full and contact details use this link to the SBH website   

ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7240. 

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – The current charges for using Allianz Park are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £4.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £2.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 65) Daily entry fee £2.20.
As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for membership of Allianz Park, this is a the link for all information and application form Allianz Park Membership Form 2017 Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers gains entry free of charge.
Charges for those with a membership card are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £3.60, Monthly fee £24.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00.
Please use this link to view all membership details and application form (which you can print)Allianz Park Membership Form 2017
All Allianz Park membership enquiries should be directed towards Isobel Dunnicliffe at Her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252