Happy Birthday this week to Sarena Clarke, Gerry Elmore, Nathan Fox, Robert Gayler, George Groom, Benjamin Hocking, Lia Kekkos, Andrew Lawler, Megan McInnes, Ben McGuire, Lewis McGuire, Nana Nottinson-Nyaaku, David Pearlman, Evie Redpath, Callum Scutt, Joyce Smith, Victoria Walker and Richard Williams
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SBH 2016-2017 Winter Fixture Card and Information Sheet, which include Cross Country, Road Relays and Indoor (Lee Valley) fixtures – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/
RECENT NEW MEMBERS – We wish you all a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful 2016 to ANGUS CHISHOLM, MANUEL DARKWAH, VICTORIA GODFREY, REMI JOKOSENUMI, SAMUEL NEWMAN, ZAKARIYA SANDA, TIM SIDDIQUE, ANDREW SMITH and SOPHIA STOCKWELL
START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The first fixture took place last Saturday at Claybury, on a bright day, on a testing but firm course.
What an exciting start to the season, with successes in all age-groups. On the team front the Under 13 Girls finished in 1st place with Trent Park trailing 41 points behind, next were the Under 11 Girls who finished equal 2nd with Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets. We also had 3 of our teams finishing in 4th place, Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women, Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Men and Senior Men, with the Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Men finishing just 5 points behind Trent Park.
We were equally impressive individually with RICHARD GOODMAN winning the Senior Men’s race by 35 seconds. There were top 5 finishes from VICTORIA PRITCHARD Senior Women (2nd), JAMIE HARPER Under 17 Men (2nd), SOPHIA STAAB Under 15 Girls (2nd), ELENA RONCARATI Under 13 Girls (2nd), DYLAN MICHEL Under 13 Boys (3rd), SARAH BUTLER Under 17 Women (4th), SCARLETT KENT Under 15 Girls (4th) and DANIEL GREENSTEIN Under 15 Boys (4th).
Unfortunately in the Senior Women’s race RACHEL FELTON V35 whilst leading the race, had to retire with an injury.
The following have now completed 3 consecutive races or more – DYLAN MICHEL U13 (7), DAVID GREENSTEIN V50 (5), LILY RACHEL U17 (4), BRADLEY GOATER U20 (4), DANIEL GREENSTEIN U15 (4), SARAH BUTLER U17 (3) and ROBERT RIGBY V50 (3).
Under 11 Girls – EVIE REDPATH 7th (6.23), LAUREN MALTZ 8th (6.24), LOTTIE RACHEL 22nd (7.10), LUCY MARCUS 23rd (7.15) – 39 runners finished, the winner was Kezia Beeton of Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (5.48). Team result 1st Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (140 points), Equal 2nd Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets (100 points) and SBH (100 points), 14 teams finished.
Under 11 Boys – TOBY EDWARDS 22nd (6.29) – 40 runners finished, the winner was Jimmy Geller of Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (5.26). Team result 1st Woodford Green with Essex Ladies “A” (146 points), 2nd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies “B” (82 points), 3rd Highgate Harriers (71 points), 14th SBH (17 points), 15 teams finished.
Under 13 Girls – ELENA RONCARATI 2nd (12.01), JESSICA MOORE 10th (12.54), ELEANOR RACHEL 25th (13.45), ISABELLE FLEET 31st (14.06), NATASHA TANNER 32nd (14.07), ANNA MURPHY 35th (14.31), SARON RICHARDSON 38th (15.01), ASHA HORBACKI 39th (15.01) – 50 runners finished, the winner was Zakia Mossi of Thames Valley Harriers (11.59). Team result 1st SBH (164 points), 2nd Trent Park (123 points), 3rd Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets (118 points) – 17 teams finished.
Under 13 Boys – DYLAN MICHEL 3rd (11.03), SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 9th (11.27), LEO RONCARATI 35th (12.43), THEO BODEN 38th (12.46) – 56 runners finished, the winner was Ethan Primett of Herts Phoenix (10.53). Team result 1st Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (168 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (164 points), 3rd Herts Phoenix (151 points), 5th SBH (139 points), 20 teams finished.
Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women – SARAH BUTLER U17 5th (4th U17 16.33), SOPHIA STAAB U15 7th (2nd U15 16.46), JOSEPHINE CHADWICK U17 9th (7th U17 16.50), SCARLETT KENT U15 11th (4th U15 17.17), LIDIA KYRIACOU U17 13th (8th U17 17.28), GEMMA HARPER U15 14th (6th U15 17.29), LILE CORNWELL U17 25th (11th U17 18.09), KAYLA MICHEL U17 30th (12th U17 18.28), LILY RACHEL U17 31st (13th U17 18.30), SOPHIE BRASSEY U15 32nd (19th U15 18.34), HELENA AGHOLOR U15 43rd (27th U15 19.27), VICTORIA GODFREY U15 55th (34th U15 21.09), EMILY MURPHY U15 65th (41st U15 25.21) – 65 runners finished, the U15 winner was Charlotte Buckley of Thames Valley Harriers (15.53), U17 winner was Kosana Weir of Thames Valley Harriers (16.13). Team result 1st Thames Valley Harriers (216 points), 2nd SBH (214 points), 3rd Highgate Harriers (189 points), 4th SBH “B” (168 points), 9th SBH “C” (94 points), 20th SBH “D” (1 point) – 20 teams finished.
Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Men – JAMIE HARPER U17 3rd (2nd U17 13.58), DANIEL GREENSTEIN U15 14th (4th U15 15.06), DYLAN HEPWORTH U15 35th (16th U15 15.52), MATTI HARRIS U15 40th (20th U15 16.10), BENJAMIN OUBRIDGE U15 52nd (30th U15 16.58), MATTHEW MCATEER U15 63rd (40th U15 17.17), BEN KELLY U15 71st (48th U15 18.10), JONATHAN BOARDMAN U15 73rd (50th U15 18.16), CONOR O’KEEFFE U15 81st (57th U15 18.48) – 88 runners finished, the U15 winner was Mohamed Sharifali of Hillingdon (13.44), U17 winner was James Young of Enfield & Haringey (13.22). Team result 1st Hillingdon (300 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (276 points), 3rd Trent Park (266 points), 4th SBH (261 points), 17th SBH “B” (97 points), 26th SBH “C” (8 points) – 27 teams finished.
Senior Women – VICTORIA PRITCHARD 2nd (21.56), BETH ANDERSON V35 22nd (3rd V35 24.17), RACHEL FELTON V35 when leading the race had to pull out due to an injury – 180 runners finished, the winner was Tracy Barlow of Thames Valley Harriers (21.51). Team result 1st London Heathside (257 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (256 points), 3rd Serpentine (234 points), 9th SBH (95 points), 10 teams finished.
Senior Men – RICHARD GOODMAN 1st (24.17), PHILLIP CROUT U23 6th (25.19), BRADLEY GOATER U23 9th (25.28), JAMIE DEE U20 10th (1st U20 25.43), JACK CRABTREE U20 13th (2nd U20 26.10), MATTHEW GRANT 50th (27.48), NIALL FLEMING 73rd (28.48), TED NTIBAZONKIZA U23 123rd (30.02), ROBERT RIGBY V55 176th (1st V55 31.26), OLIVER GREENSTEIN U20 180th (31.32), NATHAN TADESSE U17 224th (32.50), JOSEPH PEPPIATT U20 287th (34.27), DAVID GREENSTEIN V50 314th (35.25), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 321st (35.54), TIM PARKIN V35 414th (40.06), JOHN KELLY V60 442nd (42.06), RUSSELL DEVITT V65 461st (45.06) – 472 runners finished. Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (1174 points), 2nd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (1058 points), 3rd Serpentine (973 points), 4th SBH (785 points), 10 teams finished. Veteran Division 2 – 1st Trent Park (314 points), 2nd Serpentine (292 points), 3rd London Heathside (273 points), 7th SBH (147 points)
This was the first race in the SBH Winter Points Series, the next race is at the next Start Fitness Metropolitan League on Saturday 12 December at Stevenage. You can find the latest Winter Points Tables on the SBH website, which shows the remaining fixtures for all age-groups. Please use this link to the tables http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/winter-xc-points-tables/
For the remaining newsletter information and results
CONGRATULATIONS TO PETER WOODSMITH – Last Saturday a group of old Shaftesbury Harriers joined the family of Peter Woodsmith for lunch to celebrate Peter’s 90th birthday.
Peter is our oldest life member and was team manager of the Club youth team in the 1950s. Peter organised the first youth/junior trip abroad with a visit to Copenhagen for a match against the Sparta Club he also organised training trips to North Wales. Tony Sunderland, Dave Bedford and Bryan Smith were joined by an old Shaftesbury sprinter Len Stickley who brought along the attached photo of Peter in his active days.
COACH INSIGHT, MATT YATES – A new series was published recently on the Athletics Weekly website, which focuses on the UK’s top coaches to find out the secrets of their success. We kick off with former European indoor 1500m champion Matt Yates, who is rapidly making his mark as a coach. His personal best for 1500m is (3:34.00), also competed in the 1992 Olympic Games, 1991, 1993 and 1997 World Championships.
Competing at world level has undoubtedly helped me as a coach. The network I have created from my time in the sport has definitely benefited the athletes I coach at all levels. However, I don’t actually give any of my athletes the kind of training that I did myself. Looking back, it was all wrong and I made a lot of mistakes.
I started coaching 19 months ago. It was purely by chance that I got involved after 15 years away from the sport. I got talking to a lad from Essex called Dale Clutterbuck in the local bar and agreed to help him out. I still coach him now, along with the rest of my current squad, including Elliot Giles, Revee Walcott-Nolan and Richard Charles. Within the group, I definitely have a couple of athletes set to come through in a big way this winter.
The secret to coaching success is cold honesty and being upfront with your athletes all the time. I try to take an individual approach and get to understand every athlete I coach.
The biggest mistake an athlete can make is not listening. Learning from mistakes is also crucial in order to progress to greater things. I always try to view failure as a stepping stone to greatness. Matthew Syed’s book, Black Box Thinking, touches on those views – it’s an interesting read.
‘Train and learn to run at speed’ – is becoming my motto to coaching. It’s a key piece of advice from Alberto Salazar that has stuck with me.
All of my athletes run cross-country. They take part in the Metropolitan League and I really value the benefits it brings. Too many middle-distance athletes miss out on the cross-country season in my eyes.
I like to keep to the old school method of army sergeant major-style shouting. But I don’t really do typical, old-style sessions. The only one I do which is quite old-school is 30x200m off 30 seconds. We do this every 33 days in the winter as a ‘marker’ session for everyone in the group.
Nutrition is too much of a science for me to try and negotiate. My group has a decent nutritionist and so I leave it to the professionals to sort that out. But there are other things that I have learned and pass on. I do believe the best thing that an athlete can invest in is a decent, fitted mattress. That’s where they will be recovering for eight-plus hours every single day. Recovery is so important in order to train hard.
I look at an athlete in the same way that I would if buying a race horse. They must have 100% motivation, a good work ethic, aspiration and commitment. These are the main priorities and the key areas that I look for before I take them on. There are also a few other areas I look at when marking out potential top athletes such as parental support.
My first question to an athlete who wants to join the group is “What do you want to achieve in the sport?”. The answer to that simple question often determines if they join my group or not. I’m not afraid to send someone packing if I don’t feel they would fit in.
The coaching structure in the UK needs a huge revamp. There are a million things I would like to change. The majority of it is beyond contempt and lost in the traditional, amateur ideals of the past. Middle-distance coaching seems to be in the same place it was back in the 1980s and countries like the USA, Holland, Jamaica and Germany are now light years ahead of us. Things need to change if we are to move on.
I don’t feel that current coaching qualifications allow free-thinking or application of new ideas. The only qualification I would deem of great value would be a degree in sports science, medicine or pure maths. Obviously, the courses still offer some value, but the majority are based on ideas from 40-odd years ago.
This coaching game is still new to me and I’m certainly not afraid to admit I am learning all the time. I am lucky to have some great mentors in the likes of Alan Storey, Barry Erwell, Liz McColgan, Barry Fudge, Peter Mullervy, Dr Noel Pollock and Neil Black to call on for advice while I’m on the job. I don’t think you ever stop learning and should never close your mind to new ideas.
I leave all the latest technological advances to the professionals. However, my favourite would be the 7.5mm magnesium based alloy, self-sharpening spikes. Adidas, Nike and the likes – they’re the ones with all the new ideas. All these tiny percentages add up to make the big gains.
I have three main nuggets of advice for other coaches to take on board. Firstly, you’re not just a timekeeper, so get away from that idea. Secondly, don’t be overly protective of your athletes. It’s important to admit when you’ve taken them as far as you can go and selfish to keep hold of them when you’ve done what you can. As coaches, we don’t know it all and never will. Thirdly, remember that the athlete-coach relationship is one of trust, support and understanding. This goes both ways.
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 EBULLETIN – Please click on this link to view the October Issue No.1
ENGLAND ATHLETICS EBULLETIN – Please click on this link to view the October Issue No.2
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS (CROSS COUNTRY UNLESS STATED)
Contact details of all Cross Country Team Managers can be found on the SBH website. Please use this link http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
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
NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS– Takes place on Saturday 5 November at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire (SatNav NG18 4JR). Start Times 11.00am U20 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.09am U17 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.40am U20 Men (3 x 3K), 12.05pm U17 Men (3 x 3K), 12.30pm U13 Girls (3 x 2K), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3 x 2K), 1.20pm U15 Girls (3 x 2K), 1.45pm U15 Boys (3 x 2K), 2.05pm Senior Women (3 x 3K), 2.40pm Senior Men (4 x 5K).
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The second fixture of five takes place on Saturday 12 November at Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Final details to be added
Start Times 12.45pm U11 (Over 9) Boys/Girls (1.5km), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.00pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.20pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.25pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km).
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for information on course maps, directions etc will be available 2 weeks prior to the race
RESULTS – TRACK & FIELD UNLESS STATED
The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (Road) took place on 16 October
KOJO KYEREME V40 11th (1st V40 2:25.44)
The Chiltern League took place in Oxford on 16 October
8900m – SM LUKE METSELAAR 1st (28.31) Luke ran as a Guest and won by 40 seconds, with 415 runners finishing
The Scottish East District League took place at Stirling University on 15 October
9000m – SM ANDREW LAWLER U23 10th (29.50) with 263 runners finishing
The Pre-National Invitational took place in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA on 15 October
6000m – SW GEORGIA BELL U23 (Berkeley University) 103rd (21:30.6)
The Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational took place in Madison, Wisconsin, USA on 14 October
8000m – SM LIAM DEE U23 (Iona College) 66th (24:46.9), MICHAEL CALLEGARI U23 (Florida State University) 120th (25:13.2)
6000m – SW SOPHIE CONNOR (New Mexico University) 40th (20:53.6)
15 October – GLADSTONE – JOSH MORGAN U15 38th (23.17) 46th parkrun, JIM DUNNE V60 121st (31.22) 34th parkrun – HACKNEY MARSHES – BARRY CHISHOLM V55 50th (21.52) 61st parkrun – JERSEY – CLIFF GOLDING V60 50th (24.35) 8th parkrun – OAK HILL – STUART SINGER V55 12th (20.50) 166th parkrun – POOLE – HUGH RICHARDS V70 365th (26.43) 49th parkrun – SOUTHAMPTON – JOHN DRYDEN V65 304th (26.03) 69th 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 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/
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 email@example.com Her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252.