Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 16 March 2017

Happy Birthday this week to Sydney Allen, Kimberley Balcombe, Samuel Cahill, Lile Cornwell, Djanira Da Costa, Zoe Davis, Renard Frederick, Antonio Infantino, Abi Jefferey, Jade Lally, Christopher Lewis-Holgate, Robbie Lightowler, Eric Mayers, Benjamin Oubridge, William Ryle-Hodges, Sam Scheer, Jake Shelley, Andrea Stock and Simon Zeffertt


North West London League, Results, Final League Tables and Individual PositionsRace 5 Wormwood Scrubs 04-03-17  NWLL Final Team Tables 2016-2017  NWLL Individual Leader Tables 2016-2017
Inter County ResultsU13 Boys  U13 Girls  U15 Boys  U15 Girls  U17 Men  U17 Women  U20 Men  U20 Women  Senior Men  Senior Women


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 STEVE LOWE from 19.00 to 21.00, session administrator CLYDE GORDON
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to buy one
Saracens v Harlequins, takes place at Wembley 8 April 2017 with a discount to SBH members

ADVANCED NOTICE – As from 1 April 2017 the England Athletics Registration Fee will be increased from £13 to £14 per annum, also confirming that the Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers yearly membership fee is £35 per annum for all age-groups.

EUROPEAN THROWING CUP – Took place last Saturday & Sunday in Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Discus 2kg – SM ZANE DUQUEMIN 5th (58.44m)
Hammer 4kg – SW RACHEL HUNTER (HCA) 5th (64.21m)
Hammer 7.26kg – SM CHRIS BENNETT 9th (SB 70.65m) and is ranked UK No.1 in 2017

BRITISH MASTERS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Saturday & Sunday at Lee Valley
Congratulations to our British Champions CLAIRE SPURWAY (60m), NENGI OSSAI (60m) and LISA WEBB (1500m). Also to NENE HARRISON (Shot) who won the Silver Medal.
60m – W35 Final 2 CLAIRE SPURWAY won the Gold Medal (SB 7.90) taking .03 of a second off her 14 January time, and is ranked UK no.1 V35 in 2017, NENE HARRISON 4th (PB 8.72) taking .03 of a second off her 2016 time, and is ranked UK No.5 V35 in 2017
60m – M40 Heat 1 NENGI OSSAI 1st (7.02) in the Final NENGI won the Gold Medal (SB 6.99) taking .01 of a second off his 29 January time, and is ranked UK No.1 V40 in 2017
60m – W55 Final 1 ROSALIND ZEFFERTT 4th (SB 9.82) taking .30 of a second off her 19 February time, and is ranked UK No.9 V55 in 2017
200m – W55 Straight Final ROSALIND ZEFFERTT 4th (SB 34.77) and is ranked UK No.8 V55 in 2017
1500m – W50 Straight Final LISA WEBB won the Gold Medal (SB 5:18.91) taking 6.06 seconds off her 26 February time, and is ranked UK No.3 V50 in 2017
Long Jump – W55 Straight Final ROSALIND ZEFFERTT 7th (3.61m)
Shot 4kg – W35 Straight Final NENE HARRISON won the Silver Medal (PB 10.01m) adding 6cm to her 2016 put, and is ranked UK No.2 V35 in 2017

CAU INTER COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Saturday in Loughborough, all our runners were representing Hertfordshire unless otherwise stated
U13 Boys (3000m) LUCA STUBBS 66th (12.51), SAMUEL GREENSTEIN (Middlesex) 118th (13.11), DYLAN MICHEL 143rd (13.17) 297 runners finished, the winner was Jaden Kennedy of Herne Hill Harriers (11.36). Team Result 1st Surrey (24 points), 2nd Hampshire (128), 3rd Yorkshire (138), 16th Middlesex (342), 18th Hertfordshire (373)
U13 Girls (3000m) 304 runners finished, the winner was Bethany Cook of Bodyworks (12.37). Team Result 1st Leicestershire (82 points), 2nd Yorkshire (92), 3rd North East (95)
U15 Boys (4500m) KRISTIAN IMROTH (2nd Claim) 6th (15.53), NAJIBE ARBI (Middlesex) 158th (17.47) 294 runners finished, the winner was Joshua Dickenson of City of York (15.26). Team Result 1st Kent (46 points), 2nd Yorkshire (72), 3rd North East (76), 19th Hertfordshire (399), 25th Middlesex (436)
U15 Girls (4000m) 295 runners finished, the winner was Olivia Mason of Border (15.22). Team Result 1st Scotland West (60 points), 2nd Cheshire (78), 3rd Yorkshire (124)
U17 Men (6000m) GEORGE GROOM 13th (20.37) 263 runners finished, the winner was Zakariya Mahamed of Southampton (20.00). Team Result 1st Yorkshire (49 points), 2nd Hampshire (67), 3rd Kent (139), 28th Hertfordshire (538)
U17 Women (5000m) SARAH BUTLER 124th (23.09), JESSICA HURLEY 175th (23.56), LIDIA KYRIACOU 211th (24.34) 282 runners finished, the winner was Claudia Lance Jones of Guildford & Godalming (19.51). Team Result 1st Surrey (36 points), 2nd Scotland East (40), 3rd Essex (66), 29th Hertfordshire (532)
U20 Men (8000m) JEREMY DEMPSEY 13th (28.03), THOMAS BUTLER (2nd Claim) 25th (28.56), KHALID-ALI AHMED (Middlesex) 78th (30.57), OLIVER GREENSTEIN (Middlesex) 88th (31.20) 163 runners finished, the winner was Jonathan Shields of Sheffield & Deane (27.13). Team Result 1st Scotland East (48 points), 2nd Yorkshire (94), 3rd Kent (107), 14th Middlesex (279)
U20 Women (6000m) GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 43rd (25.05) 183 runners finished, the winner was Anna MacFadyen of Forres (22.12). Team Result 1st North East (103 points), 2nd Greater Manchester (153), 3rd Yorkshire (155), 24th Hertfordshire (460)
Senior Men (12000m) WILLIAM RYLE-HODGES (Middlesex) 33rd (40.17), PHILLIP CROUT 42nd (40.35) 283 runners finished, the winner was Andy Vernon of Aldershot, Farnham & District (37.50). Team Result 1st North East (160 points), 2nd Surrey (177), 3rd Middlesex (200), 21st Hertfordshire (945)
Senior Women (8000m) – NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ (Avon & Somerset) 29th (31.41) VICTORIA PRITCHARD 69th (33.13) 261 runners finished, the winner was Jessica Judd of Chelmsford (29.54). Team Result 1st Surrey (170 points), 2nd Scotland East (199), 3rd Hampshire (250), 17th Avon and Somerset (840)

Senior Men LUUK METSELAAR finished in 6th place, the winner was DEWI GRIFFITHS of Swansea Harriers  

LONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET MINI MARATHON TRIAL 2017 – Took place last Saturday at the Oak Hill Parkrun. These are the results – MATTI HARRIS U15 8th (New PB 18.59) 9th parkrun, MATTHEW MCATEER U15 14th (New PB 19.40) 10th parkrun, ELENA RONCARATI U13 17th (New PB 19.54) 6th parkrun, JOSEPHINE CHADWICK U17 25th (20.23) 4th parkrun, JONATHAN BOARDMAN U15 27th (20.31) 11th parkrun, THEO BODEN U13 36th (New PB 21.11) 132nd parkrun, LEO RONCARATI U13 39th (First Time 21.17) 1st parkrun, ELEANOR RACHEL U13 43rd (New PB 21.27) 8th parkrun, CHLOE BRASSEY U15 46th (New PB 21.42) 2nd parkrun, NATHAN TADESSE U17 47th (New PB 21.48) 2nd parkrun, LILY RACHEL U17 48th (New PB 21.48) 7th parkrun, ELENA BULMAN U13 53rd (New PB 21.57) 7th parkrun, LILE CORNWELL U17 54th (First Time 22.01) 1st parkrun, ORI HANDLESMAN-LEIGH U13 60th (First Time 22.30) 1st parkrun, ANNA MURPHY U13 97th (New PB Time 24.50) 4th parkrun, LOTTIE RACHEL U13 99th (New PB Time 25.00) 6th parkrun.
The London Borough of Barnet team will be selected soon. If any other SBH athlete has been selected for another Borough, can you please inform me by email.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The final fixtures took place on Saturday 4 March at Wormwood Scrubs
Under 11 Boys (2000m) – TOBY EDWARDS 28th (8.34) 54 runners finished, the winner was M Bishop of Thames Valley Harriers (7.27). Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (23 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (54), 3rd Trent Park (59), 14th SBH (193) 16 teams finished
Under 13 Girls (2000m) – SARON RICHARDSON 16th (8.25) 30 runners finished, the winner was R Keohane of Trent Park (7.34). Team result 1st Thames Valley Harriers (21 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (26), 3rd Cookham (27), 10th SBH (78) 12 teams finished
Under 13 Boys (3000m) SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 3rd (10.13), LEO RONCARATI 28th (11.31) 39 runners finished, the winner was R McGonagle of London Heathside (10.00). Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (23 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (51), 3rd London Heathside (61), 7th SBH (111) 11 teams finished
Under 15 Boys (4000m) MATTHEW MCATEER 15th (16.27) 27 runners finished, the winner was A Gambrill of Cookham (14.24). Team result 1st Trent Park (27 points), 2nd Cookham (32), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (48), 8th SBH (99) 11 teams finished
Under 17 Men (4700m) OLIVER GREENSTEIN 6th (17.28) 11runners finished, the winner was J Fielding of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (16.18). Team result 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (24 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (30), 3rd London Heathside (30) 5 teams finished

Congratulations to SAMUEL GREENSTEIN who finished 2nd overall in the Under 13 Boys division.

FAREWELL TO JOHN – 40 years a groundsman at Copthall and Allianz Park

BRYAN SMITH and GEOFF WILLIAMS attended his funeral at Hendon Crematorium – the chapel was full and the service included several very moving eulogies, particularly from his daughter and granddaughter but also from Alex, a Saracens work colleague. They all spoke about him being a real family orientated person, very keen on gardening and a very positive influence on everyone he met. He was a very hard worker and an utterly reliable and conscientious colleague. His knowledge of athletic groundsmanship was second to none. The above photograph shows the big screen at the Saracens v Sale match on Saturday 25 February when there was a similar announcement and a minutes silence in John’s memory.

VINCO RUNJUMPTHROW Are a web based video provider of athletic events, and currently available to view are the England U15/U17/U20 and BUCS Indoor Championships, also the Scottish and BUCS Cross Country Championships. If you also select ‘Watch More Athletics Coverage Here’ then ‘Coverage’ and there are numerous meetings which include Shaftesbury athletes. 
Link to their website –
I have put all the results onto the following document – Results For Vinco Article

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR TESTS ON YOUR HEART The Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology, are enrolling Female veteran athletes 40 years of age with no history of heart disease, smoking or diabetes. The study involves three hospital visits each lasting 2 hours to St Georges Hospital, Lewisham Hospital (south London) and Bart’s Heart Centre (Central London).
Further information about the study can be obtained by contacting the principle investigator, Dr Stathis Papatheodorou, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, St George’s University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE. Phone Number: 02087255651 – Email:
Attached is the ‘Participation Information Leaflet’ – Participant Information Leaflet

SIX OF LONDON’S BEST LUNCHTIME RUNS The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. 
A team from The Color Run UK – the ‘Happiest 5K on the Planet’ – has put together a selection of runs to help you stay happy and healthy during your London lunch breaks
Each route varies in gradient and, depending on fitness level, can be made as hard or easy as you wish.
Running during your lunch break is not only a great way to improve fitness levels, but also provides a good excuse to escape the office for some fresh air. Exercising at lunch can have many positive benefits such as boosting mood levels and improving your chances of having a productive afternoon.
Regents Park and Primrose Hill
Regents Park provides multiple runs that offer scenic landscapes and a variety of routes that cater to all levels of fitness. Regents Park is the ultimate lunchtime escape, allowing your mind to block out the hustle and bustle of the office environment. For those looking for an extra challenge, why not head up to the top of Primrose Hill and be rewarded with unparalleled views of the city? This run is great for those based in North East London with Regent’s Park and Baker Street station just around the corner.














Tower Bridge to London Bridge (or Waterloo)
A popular route among people working in the city or on the Southbank. This route is flexible as runners can start anywhere along Embankment, while allowing you to take in amazing river views like the London Eye. This route can get busy during the summer time, so best to stick to smaller groups. This is also perfect for interval training due to the flat incline – so why not challenge yourself with some sprints? The nearest stations are Temple, Bank, Mansion House, Embankment and Southwark.







Euston – Kings Cross Canal
A flexible north London run which is ideal for those based near Camden Town, Euston, Kings Cross or Angel. This peaceful pocket of London allows you to take full advantage of the scenic canal, enabling you to feel miles away from the chaotic office atmosphere. Runners can start at Camden and head East towards Kings Cross for a quick lunchtime jog. For those wanting more of a challenge you can head down to Angel and back again. If your office is located near Granary Square take advantage of the water fountains during the summer months and cool off.








Royal Parks (x2) – Embankment to Green Park/St James
The famous four park run can be cut in half to achieve a quick lunchtime fix that won’t eat way at your itinerary. Runners can start at Embankment and head to St James’ Park, then on to Green Park. A lap around each and then back to Embankment is 5km. This run is perfect for clocking up those lunchtime miles in record time as it’s all flat. For an epic marathon-worthy moment, run along The Mall and get those endorphins rushing. You’ll feel ready to tackle the rest of the day after this run.










Battersea Park
If you’re starting in Chelsea, cross over the Chelsea Bridge and head straight into Battersea Park. Running around the boundary clocks is around 3.5km and there’s some lovely sights to keep you going. Head past the zoo, around the far border of the park by the lake and back along next to the Thames before crossing the bridge on the way back to the office. This picturesque run is a great one to if you’re based west and need to de-stress. The nearest stations are Battersea Park and Queenstown Road.











Greenwich Park
Be warned, this run is not for the faint-hearted. Greenwich Park boasts one of the most stunning views of the city, but that comes at a price. Get those hill sprints in with your colleagues as you tackle the mighty incline up to Greenwich Observatory, before heading down again and enjoying a lap or two of the flat park to finish off. This run is great for those looking to blow off some steam. Once back in the office, you can refuel with a mighty carbohydrate filled lunch. The nearest train stations are Maze Hill, Blackheath and Greenwich over ground.


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

ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 18 March in Norwich

HERTFORDSHIRE, MIDDLESEX AND KENT INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 18 March and Sunday 19 March. Entries Closed

INDOOR U13 AND U15 PENTATHLON – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 26 March. Entries are limited, with no entries on the day. Entries Closed

SOUTHERN MEN’S 12 STAGE AND WOMEN’S 6 STAGE ROAD RELAYS – Takes place at the Cyclopark, Watling Street, Gravesend, Kent (Satnav DA11 7NP) on Saturday 25 March.
Start Times – Men 12.00 noon, Women 1.00pm. There is parking spaces for 300 cars, parking fee of £3 payable on the day
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager

The Vault Cardiff (Indoors) took place 12 March
Pole Vault – SX G NATHAN GARDNER U20 (HCA) 2nd (PB 4.83m) adding 18cm to his 5 March vault, and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2017, SX H ISABEL DEACON U20 (2nd Claim) 5th (PB 3.63m) adding 7cm to her 28 January vault, and is ranked UK No.8 U20 in 2017, SX I CAROLIN BAUER U20 4th (3.43m)

The Bath Half Marathon (Road) took place on 12 March
EUAN MACKENZIE 9th (SB 70.44), RACHEL FELTON V35 68th (2nd V35 SB 76.09) and is ranked UK No.5 V35 in 2017

The Summer of Oaths Grand Prix took place in Canberra, Australia on 11-12 March
Discus 1kg JADE LALLY 2nd (59.87m)

The G C Foster Classic Grand Prix Final took place in Kingston, Jamaica on 11 March
100m ZHARNEL HUGHES U23 2nd (SB 10.12 nwr)

The NCAA Division 1 Indoor T&F Championships took place in College Station, Texas, USA on 10-11 March
1 Mile – H2 LIAM DEE U23 (Iona College) 4th (4:00.72), H2 SOPHIE CONNOR (New Mexico University) 8th (4:45.36)

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. 

11 March – BLANDFORD HUGH RICHARDS V70 64th (New PB 26.22) 63rd parkrun – BRUETON NIALL CARNEY U20 18th (19.54) 2nd parkrun – JERSEY CLIFF GOLDING V60 67th (24.50) 24th parkrun – OAK HILL LOUIS CROSS U20 2nd (New PB 17.18) 6th parkrun, ELANA DIMMER 28th (New PB 20.32) 46th parkrun – ST ALBANS SUSAN ANNE SMITH V55 406th (33.57) 11th 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. 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