Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 13 October 2016

Happy Birthday this week to Andrew Amoah, Georgia Bell, Daniel Bramble, Zev Grunwald, Lloyd Hanley-Byron, Ollie Hart, John Herries, Esther Klein, Omowale Kuye, Dominic Holmes, Gregor Maclean, Dionee Milne, Geoffrey Morphitis, Sophia Potter, Nicholas Shaw, Hugh Starkey, Dillon Stolarski, Tilly Sutherland-Young, Naomi Taschimowitz, Adam Thorpe, Ken Tollady, Jordan Townsend-Simpson,

Downloads – The following documents can be viewed, downloaded or printed

SBH 2016-2017 Winter Fixture Card and  Information Sheet, which include Cross Country, Road Relays and Indoor (Lee Valley) fixtures

Young Athletes Road Relay Results –    u17w-08-10-16    u17m-08-10-16    u15g-08-10-16    u15b-08-10-16    u13g-08-10-16    u13b-08-10-16

NATIONAL YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RELAYS – Took place last Saturday at Sutton Park, Birmingham, on a very pleasant day

What a superb finish to the Road Relay season, with the Under 17 Men repeating their recent success at the Southern Championships, by becoming National Champions.

The first leg proved to be an exciting race with THOMAS PATRICK having a titanic battle with Cambridge and Reading, and finished the leg in 3rd place, with only 2 seconds separating the 3 of them. THOMAS’S time (11.52) was 5th fastest time of the day. THOMAS FULTON took up the challenge on Leg 2 running (12.05), and finished in a clear 2nd place, with Tonbridge now taken over the lead, which was due to James Puxty posting the fastest time of the day (11.42). Our final leg was in the hands of JEREMY DEMPSEY who was 9 seconds behind Tonbridge, his time of (11.55) for 6th fastest time of the day, taking 29 seconds out of Tonbridge who finished 3rd, Vale Royal moved up from 5th to take the Silver Medals. JEREMY’S run made us worthy National Champions, winning by 13 seconds. The ‘B’ team had JAMIE HARPER on leg 1 (12.21), and recent new member BEN WINFIELD ran (12.44) on leg 2.

Result ‘A’ Team 1st (35.52) Leg 1 THOMAS PATRICK (11.52), Leg 2 THOMAS FULTON (12.05), Leg 3 JEREMY DEMPSEY (11.55), ‘B’ Team incomplete Leg 1 JAMIE HARPER (12.21), Leg 2 BEN WINFIELD (12.44) – Team result 2nd Vale Royal (36.05), 3rd Tonbridge (36.12), 45 team finished, the fastest leg was by James Puxty of Tonbridge (11.42)  

Many thanks to KENNY GROOM for sending me these excellent photographs

For the remaining newsletter information and results



Just after the start of the Under 17 Men’s race, with THOMAS PATRICK just behind the leaders, also JAMIE HARPER directly behind him


THOMAS FULTON on leg 2 running up from keepers pool, with a 1000m to the change over


JEREMY DEMPSEY on the final leg, with Victory only 800m away


Recent new member BEN WINFIELD approaching the finish on his debut race for the club


Under 13 Girls finished in an excellent 9th place, SYDNEY ALLEN ran a steady 1st leg finished 26th, AIMI WEIGHTMAN stormed through the field, running the 3rd fastest time on Leg 2, gaining 16 places to finish in 10th place, ELEANOR RONCARATI ran an excellent final leg, recording the 8th fastest time on Leg 3.

Result 9th (46.14) Leg 1 SYDNEY ALLEN (15.50), Leg 2 AIMI WEIGHTMAN (15.03), Leg 3 ELENA RONCARATI (15.21) – Team result 1st Poole (44.27), 2nd Wreake and Soar Valley (44.47), 3rd Birchfield Harriers (44.58), 56 teams finished, the fastest leg was by Amy Harland of Birchfield Harriers (13.48) 

SYDNEY ALLEN going up the finish straight to the handover


AIMI WEIGHTMAN about to pass a Cookham runner


ELENA RONCARATI  leading the pack with over 1000m to the finish  


Under 13 Boys finished in an excellent 8th place, with DYLAN MICHEL on the frantic 1st leg finished 16th, LUCA STUBBS stormed through the field, running a time just out of the top ten fastest time of the day and handed over in 4th place, SAMUEL GREENSTEIN who is a 1st year U13 ran a well an excellent final leg.

Result 8th (42.06) Leg 1 DYLAN MICHEL (14.02), Leg 2 LUCA STUBBS (13.41), Leg 3 SAMUEL GREENSTEIN (14.23) – Team result 1st Herne Hill Harriers (40.14), 2nd Aldershot, Farnham & District (41.00), 3rd Tonbridge (41.16), 50 teams finished, the fastest leg was by Jaden Kennedy of  Herne Hill Harriers (13.02) 

DYLAN MICHEL pushing on with 600m to the handover


LUCA STUBBS looking impressive on running the 10th fastest time on this leg


SAMUEL GREENSTEIN not to far away from the finish line


Under 15 Boys – Incomplete Team Leg 1 DANIEL GREENSTEIN (13.46) – Team result 1st Cambridge & Coleridge (38.19), 2nd Leeds City (38.47), 3rd Tonbridge (38.57), 49 teams finished, the fastest leg was by Alfie Bould of  Vale Royal (12.05) 

DANIEL GREENSTEIN working hard on the downhill from Keepers Pool


Under 15 Girls ran a consistent race with SOPHIA DEMPSEY ran a steady 1st leg finishing 36th, SCARLETT KENT gained a place for 35th, and MIA GROOM ran the final Leg to finish in 31st place

Under 15 Girls – 31st (47.02) Leg 1 SOPHIA DEMPSEY (15.27), Leg 2 SCARLETT KENT (15.55), Leg 3 MIA GROOM (15.40) – Team result 1st Macclesfield Harriers (42.50), 2nd Blackheath & Bromley Harriers (42.54), 3rd City of Norwich (43.06), 63 teams finished, the fastest leg was by Emily Williams of Kettering (13.40) 

SOPHIA DEMPSEY on Leg 1 not far after the start


SCARLETT KENT with 800m to the handover


MIA GROOM just about to pass the Derby runner


Under 17 Women ran a very solid race finishing in 16th place, JOSEPHINE CHADWICK had a reasonable run handing over to SARAH BUTLER in 26th place, SARAH ran just over 15 minutes to gain 6 places, on leg 3 LIDIA KYRIACOU ran an identical time as SARAH (15.02), and gained 4 places, and her time was 10th fastest on leg 3.

Result 16th (45.39) Leg 1 JOSEPHINE CHADWICK (15.35), Leg 2 SARAH BUTLER (15.02), Leg 3 LIDIA KYRIACOU (15.02) – Team result 1st Aldershot, Farnham & District (41.27), 2nd Liverpool Harriers (41.43), 3rd Herne Hill Harriers (42.54), 35 teams finished, the fastest leg was by Amelia Quirk of Bracknell (12.54) 

JOSEPHINE CHADWICK in a tough battle with 600m to the handover


SARAH BUTLER pulling away from the Bedford runner


Everyone is looking happy after a good day out, from left to right MIA GROOM, TANIA DEMPSEY, SOPHIA DEMPSEY, KATE FULTON and FIONA GROOM. Also Head Supporter in the front is AKI who is a Japanese Chim, and as you can see he is in Club Colours and also is wearing a Red Collar.




SOUTHERN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 10 December at Horspath Sports Ground, Oxford (SatNav OX4 2RR).

If anyone wishes to be entered, please contact me.

Start Times – 11.00am 50+, 60+ Men (10000m), 11.43am 40+, 50+, 60+ Women, 70+ Men (6000m), 2.10pm 40+ Men (10000m)

ENGLAND ATHLETICS EBULLETINPlease click on this link to view the October Issue No.1

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK Saracens are currently in the process of updating and changing the membership system at Allianz Park. Once the new system is up and running, we will then advise you on what you have to do.

EMMA GOUGE is the Saracens Athletics Membership Manager, and any membership enquiries need to go to her at Her telephone number is 020-3675-7210.

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


Contact details of all Cross Country Team Managers can be found on the SBH website. Please use this link

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS – Takes place on Saturday 22 October at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road (SatNav W12 0AE). Enter main car park off Du Cane Road (via Artillery Lane), through 6’6” height/width barrier. Extra parking will be available in the enclosed/fenced hospital parking area. Parking is free in all areas at the week-end. Start Times 11.00am U17 & U20 Women (3 x 2.5km), 11.30am U17 & U20 Men (3 x 3km), 12.10pm U13 Girls (3 x 2km), 12.40pm U13 Boys (3 x 2km), 1.10pm U15 Girls (3 x 2km), 1.35pm U15 Boys (3 x 2km), 2.00pm Senior Women (3 x 3km), 2.30pm Senior Men (4 x 5km).

Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The second fixture of five takes place on Saturday 29 October at Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury. Race headquarters is at the Kingsbury Free Church Hall, Slough Lane, Kingsbury (SatNav NW9 8QG). Please park in nearby roads, but not at church Hall. Toilets available at the Church Hall, no showers and very limited changing facilities.Church Hall will not be available until 11.30am. Start Times – Under 11 Girls (1500m) commence at 12.45pm, Under 13 Girls and Under 11 Boys (2200m) commence at 12.55pm, Under 15 Girls and Under 13 Boys (3000m) commence at 1.10pm, Under 17 Women and Under 15 Boys (4000m) commence at 1.30pm, Under 17 Men commence at 2.00pm, Numbers will be given out close to the start area.

Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see TONY SMITH who will give you a race number

LIDDIARD TROPHY/NORTH OF THE THAMES CHAMPIONSHIPS– Takes place on Saturday 29 October at Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury. Race headquarters is at the Kingsbury Free Church Hall, Slough Lane, Kingsbury (SatNav NW9 8QG). Please park in nearby roads, but not at church Hall. Toilets available at the Church Hall, no showers and very limited changing facilities.Church Hall will not be available until 11.30am. Start Times U20 and Senior Women (3 Miles) 2.00pm, U20 and Senior Men (5 Miles) 2.30pm.

Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager


The Florida State Invitational took place in Tallahassee, Florida, USA on 7 October

8000m – SM MICHAEL CALLEGARI U23 (Florida State University) 2nd (25:22.9) running the same time as the winner Harry Mulenga also of FSU


8 October – ALDENHAM BEN KELLY U15 13th (New PB 22.41) 7th parkrun – BUNBURY, PERTH, AUSTRALIA STUART MOORE V55 7th (First Time 25.12) 43rd parkrun – GLADSTONE JOSH MORGAN U15 36th (23.22) 45th parkrun, ISABELLE LAMY V45 110th (29.30) 58th parkrun, JIM DUNNE V60 116th (30.21) 33rd parkrun – HACKNEY MARSHES BARRY CHISHOLM V55 57th (21.48) 60th parkrun – OAK HILL STUART SINGER V55 18th (21.44) 165th parkrun – OXFORD HUGH STARKEY V65 131st (28.50) 6th parkrun – PANSHANGER RUSSELL DEVITT V65 80th (25.28) 62nd parkrun – POOLE HUGH RICHARDS V70 358th (27.40) 48th parkrun – SOUTHAMPTON JOHN DRYDEN V65 336th (First Time 26.02) 68th parkrun – WIMBLEDON COMMON JACK FITZSIMMONS V40 80th (23.02) 9th parkrun

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.

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 (U18) Daily entry fee £2.00 – Concession (Students and Over 65) Daily entry fee £3.00.

As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for a form which will give you membership of Allianz Park, you can pick up the form from the reception at Allianz Park. Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers gains entry free of charge.

Charges for those with a membership form are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £3.60, Monthly fee £22.00, Annual fee £264.00 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £11.00, Annual fee £132.00 – Concession (Students and Over 65) Daily entry fee £2.70, Monthly fee £16.50, Annual fee £198.00.

All Allianz Park membership enquiries should be directed towards Isobel Dunnicliffe at Her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252.