Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 29 May 2014

Happy Birthday this week to Dick Bober, Sophie Bowen, Zoe Cavendish, Richard Charles, Ojie Edoburun, Caitlin Halbard, Thomas Hufton, Maayan Radus, Nicola Rogers, Sophia Staab

BETH POTTER – Congratulations to BETH who achieved the Commonwealth Games Scotland qualification standard for the 5000m, she ran a personal best 15:40.79 in the BMC Grand Prix at Watford on 17 May 

COUNTY CHAMPIONS – Congratulations to the following winners – BEDFORDSHIREDEREECE O’CALLAGHAN U20 (400m), EAVION RICHARDSON U17 (Long Jump) – BERKSHIREREBECCA KEATING U20 (Hammer) – DORSETSTEFFI WILSON U23 (100m and 200m), GABRIELLE ROWSELL U23 (Long Jump), ANDREW ELKINS U23 (Hammer) – HERTFORDSHIREJESSICA HURLEY U15 (300m), ADAM SHIRET U15 (800m), JAMIE DEE U17 (800m), MIA GROOM U13 (1500m), FINN HARVEY U13 (1500m), MATTHEW HALL U20 110m Hurdles), MATTHEW LALLY U17 (High Jump), YASMIN LAKIN U20 (Long Jump and Triple Jump), FIONA MCQUIRE U17 (2nd Claim Triple Jump, Shot and Discus), MICHAEL MILLER U15 (Javelin)  –  KENTLUCY UNDERDOWN (Discus) – MIDDLESEXGEORGIA BELL U23 (400m), LILY BECKFORD U20 (2nd Claim 400m), RACHEL CARTER U15 (75m Hurdles), GEORGE GRANT U17 (Pole Vault), DEAN OAMEN U20 (Triple Jump), IZAIAH TURNER U20 (2nd Claim Discus), DEMPSEY MCGUIGAN U23 (Hammer), FELLAN MCGUIGAN U20 (Hammer) – OXFORDSHIRETARA KAFKE (HCA 400m) – SUSSEXLOUISA JAMES U23 (Hammer) – WARWICKSHIREROMEO SITHOLE (HCA) (High Jump), ETHAN WALSH U20 (Pole Vault), JO BLAIR (HCA Javelin).

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Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 22 May 2014

Happy Birthday this week to Jack Cobb, Elby Cinnamond, Liam Dee, Andrew Elkins, Richard Horton, Shalman Igbokwe, Ashok Mathur, Callum McCormick, Claire Miles, Ruairi McElhatton.

GREGOR MACLEAN – Congratulations to Gregor who has been selected to represent Scotland in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, following his personal best 5.45m in the Pole Vault at the British Athletic League match in Cardiff on 10 May.

NEW CLUB RECORD – Congratulations to KYLE LANGFORD who lowered the 800m Under 20 record, running 1:47.41 at the BMC Grand Prix at Watford on 17 May, and was also a UKA World Junior Qualification time. The previous record was 1:48.30 set by RICHARD CHARLES in Manchester on 1 June 2013.

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Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 15 May 2014

Happy Birthday this week to Abigail Bach, Dave Bradley, Sophie Brassey, Matti Brooks, Mohamed Charkaoui-Essouni, Sophie Connor, Conor Homer, Rebecca Hurley, Georgie Marlborough, Robert Pick, Michail Stamatoyiannis, Lucy Underdown

JIM CUNNINGHAM 1934-2014 – It is with regret that we announce the death of our Dad, Jim. Amongst other things he had a life committed to family and athletics. He concentrated on middle distance and cross country and he joined Shaftesbury Harriers in 1951. He was Club Captain for five years and also a Club 9 mile champion. Later he became a Life Member and President of the club. He was a AAA qualified coach and started coaching young athletes when we joined Shaftesbury in 1972/3. Even in his late 60’s and early 70’s he was still coaching young athletes at Copthall on a Sunday morning.  He remained active until recently, competing in the local park run two years ago.

Andrew and Phil.

On a personal note I joined the club in February 1984, and it was not long after that I competed in my first Metropolitan League race. Jim came over to me ready for the race and gave me what he thought should be my race plan, “Just follow me”. Unfortunately I did not heed his advice, after the race we shook hands and this was the start of a long friendship.

Jim & I crossed swords on many occasions, especially at the Metropolitan League fixtures. Jim had competed in 33 races, starting on 19 December 1981 at Parliament Hill Fields and his last race was on 9 October 2004 at Ruislip. My last race against Jim was on 20 October 1994 at Welwyn Garden City which turned out to be the closest finish we ever had, and I passed him on the run in finishing in 205th place with Jim two places back. He certainly bent my ear after the race saying he never saw me coming as “his glasses were steamed up”, we shook hands and later enjoyed a cup of tea in the clubhouse.

Over the past few years Jim has e-mailed me on many occasions expressing how he enjoys reading the weekly newsletter, and some of his suggestions I was only too pleased to include.

For any of Jim’s friends who wish to attend his funeral, it is on Wednesday 21st May at 11.30am at St Mary Magdalen Church, Whetstone and then at Hendon Crematorium at 1.00pm.  A reception will be held at North Middlesex Golf Club, Friern Barnet Lane. Family flowers only.  If wished, donations to North London Hospice or Macmillan.

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Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 8 May 2014

Happy Birthday this week to Sabrina Bakare, Chloe Edwards, Linda Elmore, Nathan Gammon, Chloe Goodson, Bilal Hasna, Joe Ive, Harshil Joshi, Leo Kaye, Noah Kaye, Kiran Kuri, Harry Kyriacou, Paul Laslett, Jenny Poll, Dominic Toolan, Carolina Weatherill

You may find the following Headlines and Results a little long (results from the past 3 weeks), so in true Shaftesbury spirit stick with it all the way to the “Finish Line”.

NEW CLUB RECORD Congratulations to JESSICA HURLEY who set a new U15 300m time of 42.23 at the Hertfordshire Open Meeting on 5 May.

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