Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 25 February 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 25 February Beth Anderson, Joanna Blair, Karl Bulman, Jacob Clement, James Davis, Vanessa Gavenaite, Barry Haws, Amber Henry, Anthony Jackson, Aurora Kaufmann, Andrew Magnall, Ellie McNamara, David Parker and Stephen Potter

RETURN OF ATHLETICS  The Government announced on Monday that from the 29 March at the earliest, the restrictions on sports will ease further with organised outdoor sport permitted. We are now awaiting England Athletics guidance.

ELLIE BAKER SELECTED FOR EUROPEAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS  Congratulations to ELLIE BAKER who has been selected to run the 800m at the European Indoor Championships in Toruń, Poland, on 4-7 March. ELLIE ran a personal best Indoors (2:02.73) at Sportcity on 13 February.

IN MEMORY OF GARY KYRIACOU – JEREMY SOTHCOTT recalls when he first met GARY in 2012 when his daughters GABRIELLA and LIDIA joined the club. GARY was ever present at all their training, track, road and XC races up and down the country and was hugely supportive of the girls and all members of the team. Anyone who met GARY would enjoy the banter especially when it was about football and his beloved Arsenal where he was a season ticket holder. GARY will be sorely missed by all.
GEOFF MORPHITIS sent this to ANGELA, GABRIELLA and LIDIA. Just a short note to pass on both my condolences and those of SBH to you following GARY’S recent death.

GARY will be remembered for his cheery disposition and welcoming attitude whenever he was watching the girls be it at twice a week training or in competition. He was an SBH (and Arsenal) supporter throughout. I can still remember his loud voice shouting support to all the team members at both track meetings and cross country events. Whatever was happening, GARY had a smile on his face.

TED NOLAN  It is with great sadness to hear he TED died last week from cancer, aged 86. On behalf of Shaftesbury we send our condolences to his family and friends. TED joined Shaftesbury Harriers in the early 1950s, and was a regular member of our cross country and road teams. TED married CHERRY in 1958.

TED was the club record holder in the Marathon (2:33.29) at Feltham on 12 August 1967. He also won the Club 15 Mile Championships in 1968 and 1969, and was awarded a Hertfordshire vest in 1968. His Marathon record lasted until 24 October 1970, when ROGER LITTLE ran (2:29.10) at Harlow. He also was an ever present in the Shaftesbury 10, which was a 3 lap – 10 mile course from Barnet Copthall Stadium in August. TED’S best time was (56.20).

HAROLD ASHTON wrote in the September 1970 issue of the SBH magazine. Well Done TEDTED has firmly established his place among the leaders of the ultra-long-distance brigade in recent weeks. On 15 August he went up to Lancashire for the “Milk Marathon” from Preston to Morecombe and was 5th in (2:36.43), running into a gale-force wind over the last few miles. Then a couple of “Sprints” against the Valley and at Wycombe. In one of the road “Classics”, the SLH 30 on 5 September, TED took 3rd place of 45 starters in (3:06.06).

TED’S DAY was on 12 September, when he brought his experience and judgement to bear in the 38-Mile Woodford to Southend. At 20 miles, he was some 4 minutes down on the leader; at 28 miles, he had gone to the front; and pressing on, he went away to win in grand style by no less than 7 minutes. On 19 September, he had what his wife CHERRY afterwards described as a “Training Run” in the Highgate Marathon rounds the hills of Copthall and Whetstone, and was 6th in (2:45.56).

Note: The 1970 Shaftesbury 10 on 8 August (17th Edition), one of the sponsors was the Green Shield Stamp Company (who remembers them). They presented a special award for the first Under 21 Athlete to finish. The race was won by our own DAVE BEDFORD in a time of (47.55) smashing the course record by 23 seconds, after winning the AAA 10000m Championships the previous evening. DAVE won the Under 21 prize, but generously asked for the prize to be given to the next finisher. This was 18-year old DICK BOBER, running his best race of the season (54.26).

DAVE BEDFORD recalls – Sad News. I remember meeting TED when I was a Youth coming through the club. When I started doing mileage like 25 mile runs on a Sunday morning….TED would meet me before the Club pack went out on the usual 15 mile, for a 5 mile warm up followed by a 5 mile warm down afterwards. TED was kind, considerate, supportive, caring and a great influence on my development along with other people in the group like GERRY ELMORE, JOYCE SMITH (was as good as most men!), DAVE HOWE, DAVE GREEN and so on and so on. TED! Not seen you for ages….but never forgotten. TED …thanks!

PHILIP CUNNINGHAM remembers TED and CHERRY down at Brook Farm – they were good friends with my parents.

YOUTH TALENT PROGRAMME Apologies to MARLI JESSOP and her coach SCOTT GRACE, also NAOMI PALMER and her coach JANE DIXON who were omitted from last week’s list, and wish them both a happy and rewarding experience.  This brings the total of Shaftesbury athletes on the YTL programme to 13.
MARLI our No.1 Hurdler in 2020, ran (8.68) in the Indoor 60m and in the 100m Outdoors ran (12.96 w0.2), which ranked her UK No.5 and 15 respectively.
NAOMI last competed in 2019, and recorded a 300m personal best (40.81) and was an ever present in our outstanding UK Youth Development team.

A FEW MORE VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED  RAY POWELL still requires a further 2-3 volunteers for the London Marathon Big Half on Sunday 25th April. Meeting time is 6.30am and finish at 11am, kit and lunch supplied. Nearest station is Tower Hill / Tower Gateway.
Please contact CLARE & RAY at ray571m@btopenworld.com

REDEVELOPMENT OF THE EXISTING WEST STAND  SARACENS have appointed RAYNER ROWEN CONSTRUCTION to carry out the demolition and rebuild of the old West Stand. The works commenced on Monday 15 February and completion is planned for 6 May 2022.
Demolition is planned to commence on 22 February with completion on 23 April. This is a Link to the first Monthly Newsletter for the redevelopment, which shows site access and the initial site activities C-0045 – West Stand Monthly Newsletter – February 2021 Rev A

BRITISH ATHLETICS EUROPEAN INDOOR SELECTION TRIALS Took place at Sportcity on 20-21 February.
400m – SM H3 KRISHAWN AIKEN 3rd (48.33)
1500m – SW Straight Final ELLIE BAKER 3rd (PB 4:13.66) taking 1.95 seconds off her 2019 Indoor time, and is ranked UK No.5 in 2021. It is inside the European qualifying time (4:17.00)

BRITISH ATHLETICS EUROPEAN INDOOR SELECTION TRIALS Took place at Loughborough on 21 February.
Shot 7.26kg – SM Straight Final SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 1st (19.93m)

BRITISH ATHLETICS EUROPEAN INDOOR SELECTION TRIALS Took place at Lee Valley on 20 February.
60m – SM H2 DOMINIC ASHWELL U23 3rd (SB 6.79) taking .01 of a second off his 13 February time, and is ranked UK No.1 U23 in 2021, in the Final DOMINIC finished 5th (6.89)

GARY BROWN SHIELD OUTDOOR MEETING Took place at Nathan, Australia on 20 February.
Discus 1kg – SW JADE LALLY 1st (SB 58.43m) adding 2.64m to her 30 January throw, and is ranked UK No.1 in 2021

SPIDER PATRIOT CROSS COUNTRY CLASSIC Took place at Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA on 20 February.
5 Miles – SM JAMIE DEE (Iona College) 2nd (24.24)

A CHANCE MEETING  We received an email from NICK KAUFMANN who was running at Edgwarebury Farm recently, and while there he got chatting to two guys who were doing hill strides in the rain and cold. We chatted about Shaftesbury – they didn’t know FRANK ATTOH who used to jump! Obviously youngsters don’t realise oldies were young once and one day they will be old, but they do know FRANK, just as a coach.

Anyway, it was a lovely conversation and they were really nice guys. I was impressed with their dedication and wanted to pass on to you the nice coincidence and say also that they are a credit to the club. Those athletes were ADE MASON or AKIN COWARD who are cousins and both have been SBH members for 12 years. They live locally, AKIN has a best of (2.15m) in the High Jump and was ranked 6th in the UK in 2019. ADE has a best of (16.38m) in the Triple Jump and was ranked 1st Under 23 and 6th overall in the UK in 2019. Photograph of a windswept NICK, AKIN and ADE.

Unfortunately, neither AKIN of ADE are considered “Elite” by UKA and therefore they are not allowed to train at Copthall during the current lockdown period. We appealed, but unfortunately to no avail.

NICK KAUFMANN – I got to know a fantastic, inspirational gymnast called STEVE FREW who taught my kids and others gymnastics at the weekends at a local fitness club to make ends meet after he was deemed over-the-hill in his late 20s and cut off from funding.  He made it to the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and won gold in the rings at the age of 28.  What this article tactfully does not mention is that he did it without the Scots government’s help:
https://www.teamscotland.scot/2020/steve-frew-scotlands-first-gymnastics-gold/

ASK THE ATHLETE WITH SHAFTESBURY’S ZHARNEL HUGHES The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

The European 100m champion answers your questions on training with USAIN BOLT, being a pilot and his dream 4x100m relay team

Glimpse into the lives of world-class athletes as they answer questions from YOU each week on ‘Ask the Athlete’. This week we are joined by ZHARNEL HUGHES – European 100m champion and the joint-second fastest Brit of all time. He chats to AW about training with USAIN BOLT, being a pilot and flying a plane around the Caribbean, his dream 4x100m relay team and so much more! Have a read of some of Hughes’ answers below and then enjoy the full 15-minute episode.

How did growing up in Anguilla shape you as an athlete? Was athletics part of your upbringing? “In Anguilla I started out at age 10. My family took part in athletics and I think it was a part of me, my older brothers and sisters run fast but because they got to high school, things started to fade away from them. For me, I’ve always been interested in track and field and I always wanted to see how much faster I could become. So it’s up to me now to continue and to pursue my dream!” 

Outside of sprints, what events do you most enjoy watching and why? And who’s your favourite all-time track and field athlete? “I like to watch football. I’m a big Manchester United fan. MARCUS RASHFORD is a big player of mine and I’m always looking forward to watch him play. He’s such an inspiration to the youths and to me because the way he sets up himself is that of somebody who wants to execute his skills and talent to the best of his ability. “My most loved all-time track and field athlete is USAIN BOLT obviously. I train with him, he’s like an older brother to me and I’ve always been looking up to him. TYSON GAY as well, I used to watch these guys regularly on YouTube, when you came home from school you just searched their races! I’ve always been interested in the way they run, their technique, the way they manage themselves under pressure and how they execute those super fast times.” 

You’re a private pilot – if we weren’t in a pandemic and you could fly to anywhere in the world right now, where would you most like to visit and why? “Yes, I am! For me I like travelling within the Caribbean as I fly small planes and I don’t think I’d be able to make it to Europe! I’d definitely like to fly in the Bahamas because of the turquoise waters they have over there. I like the Cayman Islands a lot as well because I’ve been there a lot, it’s well kept and the people over there are beautiful. “For me, another place in the Caribbean I’d be flying to will obviously be Anguilla as its nearby to Jamaica I could see family as well. As long as the plane makes it because it’s a small plane and you’d constantly have to stop for fuel! It wouldn’t get over the North Atlantic for sure.” 

Who’s in your dream 4x100m men’s relay team for Great Britain and in what order? “Ah, that’s a good question! I’d definitely go with some old guys though (I hope they don’t mind me saying old guys)! I’d probably put CHRISTIAN MALCOLM on the bend, I would run the back straight, I’d probably go with DARREN CAMPBELL as well on the starting leg and I’d go with JOHN REGIS on anchor. That’d be an explosive team and I definitely think we could go and smash the world record. That’s the team I’d definitely go with, the way CHRISTIAN runs the bend is crazy. JOHN does as well but I’d definitely put CHRISTIAN on the bend, DARREN at the start and JOHN on anchor. We’d definitely be a team to be reckoned with.” 

What times will it take to make a podium and then gold in the 100m/200m in Tokyo? “The way track and field is going right now, I definitely think that in the 100m anywhere from (9.90) to probably about (9.85) to (9.82) could probably get you a gold in the 100m. As for the 200m, anywhere from (19.95) thereabouts to possibly (19.75) should get you the gold in the 200m. I definitely think this year I can produce those times, it’s within me as I’m much stronger physically and mentally and I just want to go and compete now. I’m staying on my grind on a daily basis and I’m making sure that the work I’m putting in will be something that I’m reaping rewards from when the Olympics comes around!”

ATHLETICS BENEFACTOR SIR EDDIE KULUKUNDIS OBE DIESThe following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN.

Gentle and generous giant of track and field will be fondly remembered after he passes away aged 88.
Before the era of Lottery funding, British athletes scrimped and saved to afford physiotherapy treatment, warm-weather training camps or air fares to overseas events. In some cases, they were helped by a private sponsor and one of the most generous in the history of the sport was SIR EDDIE KULUKUNDIS who passed away on 17 February.

SIR EDDIE, who has died aged 88, was born into a wealthy family who had made its fortune in the shipping business. An avid athletics fan, from the 1970s through to the turn of the millennium he donated several million pounds in total to promising athletes for little reward other than the simple pleasure of seeing them reach their potential and knowing he helped them along the way.

When MO FARAH moved from Somalia to England, SIR EDDIE paid some of the legal costs that helped him become a British citizen and which would, eventually, lead to him winning 10 global titles for Great Britain.
He also gave financial assistance to athletes such as DENISE LEWIS, DEAN MACEY and JASON GARDENER. Earlier, he helped athletes like STEVE OVETT, SALLY GUNNELL and ROGER BLACK, among many others.
SIR EDDIE became inextricably linked to Belgrave Harriers in London, helping fund their athletes and coaches. In the quest for British Athletics League titles, for example, he would sometimes fly steeplechaser JUSTIN CHASTON from the US to England just to race 3000m over barriers to claim maximum points in that particular event before sending him back to the States so he could be back in time for work on Monday.
“It is with great sadness that we have heard the news about SIR EDDIE,” said JOHN GLADWIN, president of Belgrave Harriers. “He was patron of Belgrave Harriers and couldn’t have been more supportive of us. “We pass on our condolences to the family and our great thanks for everything you did for the club. RIP SIR EDDIE.”

SIR EDDIE did not restrict his generosity to Belgrave alone, though. He helped athletes from various clubs and was an ever-present at major meetings as he mingled with members of the British Athletics Supporters’ Club as they enjoyed the action. With his large 20-stone-plus frame he was an unmissable figure, too. But he had lost weight in recent years as he struggled with diabetes and dementia. He was often described as the ‘godfather of British athletics’ and he was recognised for his philanthropy by receiving an OBE and a knighthood for services to British theatre, charity and sport.
It was well deserved. His generosity aside he was a kind and charming man who always had time to speak to athletes, coaches, or fellow athletics fanatics. His conversations were carried out in a slight American accent, too, as he was born in London but moved to New York as a child and went to university at Yale.
Such was his interest in the sport, he even bankrolled the publication of Athletics Today – a weekly athletics magazine in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Several years later he nearly became the first president of UK Athletics, too, but finished runner-up to David Hemery in a vote and instead took the role of vice-president.
Outside athletics his other big passion was the theatre and he ploughed money into West End plays and musicals and in 1981 he married the film and television actress Susan Hampshire, who has looked after him in recent years as his health deteriorated.
He will be remembered as a generous benefactor who helped unofficially fund athletes and coaches long before the National Lottery system arrived.

From DAVE BEDFORD – His involvement coincided with a golden age for athletics in this country – not really a coincidence. EDDIE probably did more for athletes and athletics in his lifetime than most…if not all. Sadly missed!

From GEOFF MORPHITIS – We sat together on the committees of several athletics related charitable organisations. He supported many athletes and athletics projects. He funded the running costs of over 20 cars he loaned out to athletes to help them to get to training and competitions. We sat next to each at the Manchester Commonwealth Games and had a great time cheering on the British successes. A typical millionaire from a Greek shipping family with a great love for sport, not just athletics. I distinctly remember him having to cancel a meeting as he was flying off that afternoon to Boston, in the US, so as not to miss the Super Bowl.
Unfortunately, he lost a large amount of money when Lloyds claims hit him badly, but he still maintained his love of Athletics. He was a real friend. He had been suffering from Dementia in recent years and yet he was still an excellent and regular Bridge player. I was in touch with his wife SUSAN HAMPSHIRE. An excellent actress and a lovely and caring lady.
I am very sad at this loss and will really miss him.

From FRANK ATTOH – I was one of the very lucky coaches to be helped and supported by SIR EDDIE, being able to travel to competitions, to support and help my athletes, helped me to get to know them better. My first trip with SIR EDDIE was in 1994 to Lisbon for the World Under 20 Championships, I did not disappoint him because we won the only individual gold for GB when LARRY ACHIKE won the Triple Jump.
Thereafter, I went to various championships with SIR EDDIE, he always encouraged performances, he loved being with ordinary people like me. Our sport will miss him.

UPDATE ON NEELAM KADERBHOY  I’m still at the home in Borehamwood. I’m going to be here for some time. The staff are lovely day and night and I’m able to relax and be at peace. I am stable at the moment. I do my exercises and walking daily. Any little improvement to me is great. So, I carry on and stay positive and patient and strong.
I’ve thought long and hard and under my current circumstances I have to stand down from Team Management of the Middlesex League. I don’t have enough energy or fitness or confidence or concentration to do a whole day and travelling and then to do corrections before submitting.
Like I say, it has been a hard decision to make, but it is the right decision going forward. I am sad. But that’s life!!! Yours in sports NEELAM.

From her Brother IMTIAZNEELAM is in good spirits, despite her ongoing daily challenges, loves receiving all of your messages and gifts. Unfortunately, due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to see NEELAM, but we pray that once lockdown is finished we will see her again.
For all of you wanting to send her cards etc, please send to the nursing home, as she will be there for the foreseeable future. Forest Care Village, 20 Cardinal Ave, Borehamwood, WD6 1EP

SBH METROPOLITAN LEAGUE STATISTICS  Part 2 to follow next week, which will includes all Club and SBH team wins from 1967.

ATW CROSS COUNTRY SERIES NEXT RACE The next race is on Saturday 27 March at Merchant Taylor’s School, Sandy Lodge, Northwood HA6 2HT. The races are for Under 11, 13, 15 & 17s. This is the link for all details including entries https://activetrainingworld.co.uk/events/atw-cross-country-series-round-3-21st-feb/

UPDATE ON PROPOSED TRACK AND FIELD FIXTURES National Athletic League dates have been agreed – Sunday 6 June, Sunday 4 July, Sunday 8 August and Saturday 28 August – 4 club divisions – we are in Premier London North with Harrow, Newham and Woodford – Probability that most / all fixtures will be at StoneX Stadium. London Inter Club Challenge dates agreed Saturday 26 June, Saturday 31 July and Saturday 21 August all at StoneX Stadium.

Provisional UK Youth Development League dates are; Sunday 2 May, Sunday 30 May, Sunday 27 June, Saturday/Sunday 4/5 September National Final
Provisional Middlesex Young Athletes League dates are; Finsbury Park, Saturday 15 May – Perivale, Sunday 20 June – Parliament Hill and Sunday 18 July – StoneX Stadium
Provisional Eastern Young Athletes League dates are; Sunday 13 June, Sunday 4 July, Sunday 18 July, Sunday 1 August and Final Sunday 12 September (venues to be confirmed).
The SCVAC Veterans League dates are still to be announced.

2021 LEE VALLEY INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD MEETINGS Currently Lee Valley is closed.

2021 INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD MEETINGS During the first week of January UK Athletics issued a Preliminary list of fixtures for 2021, this is the list 2021-Fixtures-Calender-15.01.21

Non Lee Valley fixtures – Currently the following competitions are taking place, March 19-21 World Championships (Nanjing, China), 24-28 European Masters Championships (Braga, Portugal) – April 6-12 World Masters Championships (Edmonton, Canada).

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMESWell there is just 531 days to the Opening Ceremony, you may wish to sign up to receive their Newsletter. Link – https://www.birmingham2022.com/register-your-interest/. Tickets will be on sale later this year, and can only be purchased through the official Commonwealth Games website, this is the link to register – https://www.birmingham2022.com/the-games/tickets/. This is the link to the current schedule for the 25 events https://images.birmingham2022.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/11441664_CWGs_Daily_Competition_Schedule_FINAL.pdf.

ATHLETICS take place at the Alexander Stadium 2-7 August, with the Marathons on 30 July. There will be 59 medal events including a fully integrated Para Sport programme. TRIATHLON and PARA TRIATHLON take place at Sutton Park 29 and 31 July. The Individual races contest a 750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run, and the Team races contest a 250m swim, 7km cycle, 1.5km run. Link to all events https://www.birmingham2022.com/the-games/sports/?utm_source=workflow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=popup_work_flow_send_welcome_autoresponder_pop_up_footer_form&utm_content=2021-02-05

Shaftesbury’s ANGUS MCKENZIE was appointed as Competition Manager (Athletics) last year, and the article on him can be found in the 26 November SBH Newsletter.

PROCEDURES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM FROM JEREMY SOTHCOTT The Stadium is now subject to the lockdown guidelines recently set by the Government and is therefore closed to all athletes except “Elite” athletes as certified by UKA/EA.

SBH SUBSCRIPTIONS 2020-2021 SBH Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS has sent me the following regarding subscriptions.
The Club AGM took place virtually at 19.30 on Tuesday 24 November. One of the resolutions which was passed dealt with Club Subscriptions as follows. “The Annual Membership Fee for new members from 1 December 2020 will increase to £50. Existing members who have paid their membership fee for year ended 30 September 2020 will be considered as having also paid their fee for the year ended 30 September 2021.
In other words, in recognition of the disruption caused by Covid-19, these members will have 2 years membership for the price of one.” Therefore, I’m now asking athletes who have not paid their subscription for the year ended 30/09/20 (£45) to pay, so as to qualify for the 2 for 1 concession together with the England Athletics Registration Fee of £15 for 2020/21. The total is £60 and should be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: HSBC, ACCOUNT NUMBER: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please let me know when payment is made. Thanks GEOFF

UPDATE ON SBH FIXTURE CARD  We are in the process of finalising the 2021 Summer Fixture Card

CAN YOU HELP PLEASE During the period when all competitions are suspended, I will do my upmost in keeping the Newsletter information and other content going.
I would welcome any contributions From Yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also past warm weather training/holidays (No Club 24 please). Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me.

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
SBH 2021 Summer Fixture Card, and will be publishing a draft  in the coming weeks.
Cross Country Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running/Relay Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH HOME PAGE BY USING THIS LINK, THEN SELECT THE LEFT OR RIGHT ARROWhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to purchase one, please go to the bottom of this Newsletter.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA Currently closed.

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM)  Currently Suspended.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) Currently Suspended.

PARKRUN 5K RESULTS – Currently Suspended

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.

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

CLUB EMBROIDERED RED HOODIES Currently there are now over 750 Hoodies in circulation, this is the link giving details on how you can order your Club Hoody for £35, which includes having your name embroidered on the front Club Hoodies Updated 01-07-19

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF SHAFTESBURY INFORMATION Currently I notify members (by email) using “MailChimp”. The reason I changed, was in November 2017 “Gmail” put a limit of 100 addresses that users could send to in a 24-hour period, and currently I send to approximately 850 members each issue.

On seeking technical advice “MailChimp” was recommended as the best way for SBH to go forward. There is one thing you should be aware off is that when you receive an email from me, the footer at the bottom has 4 options, of which one is “Unsubscribe Me From List”. Could I ask you not to select this as if you do you will be automatically removed from my distribution list.

SBH PRIVACY STATEMENT – In becoming a member, SBH will collect certain information about you. Can you please read the attached ‘Privacy Statement’ which contains Information on General Data Protection Regulations  SBH Privacy Statement Final April 2018

STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) – Main Switchboard telephone number is 020 3675 7250.

CHARGES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) – Currently the Stadium is closed.

ALAN WELLER – SBH NEWSLETTER EDITOR AND WEBMASTER




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 18 February 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 18 February Dara Apoola, Barry Chisholm, Evelyn Barter, Jonathan Boardman, Sarah Butler, Thomas Butler, Roisin Hanlon, Penny Harper-Wilkinson, Emma Imamovic, Yoni Kienwald, Sophia Parvizi-Wayne, Gary Smith, Neil Turner and Aron Yona

UPDATE ON NEELAM KADERBHOY  I’m still at the home in Borehamwood. I’m going to be here for some time. The staff are lovely day and night and I’m able to relax and be at peace. I am stable at the moment. I do my exercises and walking daily. Any little improvement to me is great. So, I carry on and stay positive and patient and strong.
I’ve thought long and hard and under my current circumstances I have to stand down from Team Management of the Middlesex League. I don’t have enough energy or fitness or confidence or concentration to do a whole day and travelling and then to do corrections before submitting.
Like I say, it has been a hard decision to make, but it is the right decision going forward. I am sad. But that’s life!!! Yours in sports NEELAM.

From her Brother IMTIAZNEELAM is in good spirits, despite her ongoing daily challenges, loves receiving all of your messages and gifts. Unfortunately, due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to see NEELAM, but we pray that once lockdown is finished we will see her again.
For all of you wanting to send her cards etc, please send to the nursing home, as she will be there for the foreseeable future. Forest Care Village, 20 Cardinal Ave, Borehamwood, WD6 1EP

WEST STAND REBUILD  Work has started this week on the demolition of the old West Stand

YOUTH TALENT PROGRAMME In addition to the 10 Athletes in the 2020/2022 YTP as published last month, the Club also has 11 Athletes and their Coaches on the 2019/2021 YTP. We wish them all a happy and rewarding experience;

JUBRIL ADENIJI, JANE DIXONVANESSA ANSUA, CRAIG ANDREWAMELIA DALEY, FRANK ATTOHBRADLEY DAVIES-PUGHE, JAKE AWE/RYAN FRECKLETONEMILY HATHAWAY, JEREMY SOTHCOTT CHARLIE KNOTT, CAROL JACKSONLILY PARRIS (2nd Claim), JULIE PRATTJAMI SCHLUETER, ALAN RICHARDSON / FRANK ATTOHFREYA STAPLETON, JEREMY SOTHCOTTKENAN STEPHENS, ALFREDO MELAO LUCY WOODWARD, KAREN LE MOTTEE

LOUGHBOROUGH ELITE FIELD 2 INDOOR MEETING Took place at Loughborough on 14 February.
Long Jump – SM DAN BRAMBLE 3rd (SB 7.40m) and is ranked UK No.4 in 2021
Shot 7.26kg – SM SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 1st (SB 20.06m) and is ranked UK No.1 in 2021

BRYGGEN SPORTS INVITATIONAL INDOOR MEETING Took place at Sportcity on 13 February.
800m – SM KYLE LANGFORD 1st (1:48.96)
800m – SW ELLIE BAKER 1st (Indoor PB 2:02.73) taking .58 of a second off her 2020 time, and is ranked UK No.5 in 2021

LOUGHBOROUGH ELITE INDOOR MEETING Took place at Loughborough on 13 February.
60m – SM 1.1 DOMINIC ASHWELL U23 3rd (SB 6.81), 2.1 DOMINIC finished 4th (SB 6.81) taking .01 of a second off his 1.1 time, and is ranked UK No.4 in 2021

AACT UNDER 20 AND OPEN OUTDOOR MEETING Took place at Canberra, Australia on 12-14 February.
Discus 1kg – SW JADE LALLY 1st (54.44m)

IOWA STATE CLASSIC INDOOR MEETING Took place at Ames, Indiana, USA on 12-13 February.
Shot 7.26kg – A GEORGE EVANS (Arkansas University) 3rd (15.53m)
WT 15.88kg – SM GEORGE EVANS (Arkansas University) 10th (16.96m)

ATHLETES SEIZE THE CHANCE TO REACH EUROPEAN STANDARDS The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.
Bryggen Sports Invitational meeting provides the stage for fast times and PBs galore in Manchester. With competition opportunities currently so scarce in the UK, a number of athletes seized on the chance to race – and achieve a European Indoor Championships qualifying time – at the Bryggen Sports Invitational in Manchester on Saturday (February 13).

In the 400m heats which opened proceedings, British indoor champion JESSIE KNIGHT got 2021 off to a winning start as she came from behind to beat Olympian JODIE WILLIAMS in what was a tight battle. KNIGHT clocked (52.65), inside the qualifying standard of (53:00) for next month’s continental showpiece in Torun, Poland, while WILLIAMS – running her first indoor 400m in 12 years – ran (53.24). AMA PIPI won the opening heat in (53.47).

In the women’s 1500m, HOLLY ARCHER and KATIE SNOWDEN both laid down convincing markers as they ran inside the European standard. ARCHER clocked an outright PB of (4:10.03) to take victory just in front of SNOWDEN’S (4:10.43). PIERS COPELAND finished strongly and clocked an indoor 1500m PB of (3:38.55) in the men’s race which was well within the Torun mark of (3:42.00) as ANDY BUTCHART finished second in (3:40.82).

The men’s 800m was won by KYLE LANGFORD outside of the European indoor standard (1:48.00) in (1:48.91). ELLIE BAKER won the women’s race in an indoor PB of (2:02.73) which was also a European qualifier, ahead of LOUISE SHANAHAN’S (2:03.52) and KATIE KIRK’S (2:04.49).

SBH METROPOLITAN LEAGUE STATISTICS  Part 1 All SBH Individual winners all age-groups from 1967.
Firstly, the history of how these documents were produced. In 2010 HOWARD WILLIAMS officially retired after running the Met League from its inception in 1967. On speaking to GAVIN COLLETT he had in his possession around 14 lever arch files with paper copies of every result sheet from 1967. He was going to scan each result for posterity security, I discussed this with GAVIN, and we agreed that I could replicate these on Excel Spreadsheets. Whilst doing this I also produced Spreadsheets solely reflecting the performances of SBH athletes. In 2015 JAN BOWMAN took over the role of the Metropolitan League Administrator, and she wanted some quite radical changes to the documents. I believed it was not warranted and very time consuming. I reluctantly stood down as Metropolitan League Statistician. Over the last 3 months, I have updated the documents with the past 4 year’s results.

Under 11 Boys From 2014-2020 Season
5 wins GIANLEO STUBBS (17/18)
3 wins ARTHUR PHILLIPS (19/20)
1 win SAMUEL GREENSTEIN (15), THOMAS CADWALLADER (19)
The Top 3 are – 1st GIANLEO STUBBS and RUAIRI MCGONAGLE London Heathside (5 wins), 3rd THOMAS DAY Slough (4)

Under 11 Girls From 2014-2020 Season
5 wins POSIE SHAW (19,20)
4 wins MAYAAN RADUS (14/15)
1 win AIMI WEIGHTMAN (14)
The Top 3 are – 1st POSIE SHAW (5 wins), 2nd MAYAAN RADUS (4), 3rd ASMAA ABDULAHI and LYDIA LOUW Hillingdon (3)

Under 13 Boys From 1972-2020 Season
8 wins ERIC KIMANI (78/79/80)
7 wins JAMIE HARPER (12/13/14)
5 wins DAVID BULLOCK (87/88), FINN HARVEY (14/15)
4 wins PAUL RYAN (96/97), SAM HALL (97/98), GIANLEO STUBBS (19/20)
3 wins IAN TRAYNER (72/73), MATTHEW HERRING (85/86), DOUG LEWIS (96/97)
2 wins ANDREW SMITH (75/76), PAUL SIMONS (76), JUAN HACELAS (82), COLIN GODFREY (83/84), GERALD FOX (84), JOE STAINER (05)
1 win PAT BROADERS (72), ROBERT DRAPER (82), MARIO DICESARE (83), CHRISTIAN BARRETT (86), MATT MCLAUGHLIN (08), THOMAS FULTON (13), DYLAN MICHEL (15), LUCA STUBBS (16), ZICO JONES (19)
The Top 3 are – 1st G COPPIN Barking Abbey School (9 wins), 2nd ERIC KIMANI (8), 3rd JAMIE HARPER (7)

Under 13 Girls From 2007-2020 Season
2 wins LIA RADUS (15)
1 win ELENA RONCARATI (16), AIMI WEIGHTMAN (18)
The Top 3 are – 1st ABIGAIL REID Woodford Green (8), 2nd CHARLOTTE BUCKLEY Thames Valley Harriers (7), 3rd AVA WHITE Thames Valley Harriers and R POOLE Woodford Green (5)

Under 15 Boys From 1982-2020 Season
2 wins JAMIE DEE (12,13), JAMIE HARPER (15), MUKHTAR MUSA (18/19), SAMUEL GREENSTEIN (19)
1 win PAUL WHELAN (84), RICHARD GOODMAN (07), MATTHEW MCLAUGHLIN (09), BILLY KELSEY (11), KHALID-ALI AHMED (13)
The Top 3 are – 1st MOHAMED SHARIFALI Hillingdon (4 wins), 2nd D WOOD Woodford Green, PAULOS ASGODOM Ealing, Southall & Middlesex, KAI BOGGON Ealing, Southall & Middlesex and ABDIRAHIM HAMUD Hillingdon (3)

Under 15 Girls From 1994-2020 Season
3 wins FREYA STAPLETON (17/18)
2 wins NATALIE CONNOR (10/11), SOPHIA STAAB (16/17), GRACE INGLES (17/18)
1 win LUCY YATES (05), MOLLY GARDEN (12), LYDIA KYRIACOU (16)
The Top 3 are – 1st GEORGIA BELL Ealing, Southall & Middlesex and M POWELL Woodford Green (8 wins), 3rd LINZI SNOW Woodford Green (6)

Under 17 Men From 1966-2020 Season, From October 1984 Until March 2007 U15 Boys Were Incorporated In The U17 Results And Not Identified
5 wins MICHAEL CALLEGARI (11/12)
2 wins DAVE BEDFORD (67/68), JULIAN GOATER (68/70), PAUL KIRBY (85), WAYNE DART (86/87), GERALD FOX (87/89), ANDREW MURPHY (95/96), RICHARD GOODMAN (08/09), TADHG GRANT (09), LIAM DEE (12)
1 win STEVE BOND (69), ROBIN PEPPER (73), PHILIP LLEWELLYN (79), DAVE SWEENEY (79), ERIC KIMANI (81), MARK STREDWICK (83), LAURENCE FREEMAN (86), PAUL TOOGOOD (87), DAVE TILLBROOK (87), KELVIN BIERTON (91), PAUL MURPHY (96), DOUG LEWIS (99), SAM HALL (02), DAVID RUSSELL (03), DOMINIC EASTER (06), JAKE SHELLEY (07), NIALL FLEMING (09), RICHARD CHARLES (10), PHILLIP CROUT (12), GREG COOKE (14), HAMZA KADIR (16), ELIOT DEE (17), THOMAS PATRICK (17), MUKHTAR MUSA (20)
The Top 3 are – 1st J DAVIES Thames Valley Harriers (6), 2nd MICHAEL CALLEGARI, L BOWRON Ealing, Southall & Middlesex, W BYANSI London Irish, A CORNWALL Woodford Green, S EDWARDS Hillingdon and N HALL Verlea (5)

Under 17 Women From 2007-2020 Season
6 wins FREYA STAPLETON (18/19)
5 wins GABRIELLA KYRIACOU (15/16)
4 wins JOANNA MIRANDA (19/20)
2 wins ALICE KEANE (08/09), 2 wins FREYA LENTON (11/12), 2 win LIA RADUS (17/18)
1 win GEORGIA BELL (11), 1 win LYDIA KYRIACOU (17), 1 win SOPHIA STAAB (17)
The Top 3 are – 1st FREYA STAPLETON (6), 2nd GABRIELLA KYRIACOU (5), 3rd JOANNA MIRANDA (4)

Under 20 Men From 2007-2020 Season
6 wins MICHAEL CALLEGARI (13/14/15)
4 wins THOMAS BUTLER (17/18)
3 wins NIALL FLEMING (09/11), JEREMY DEMPSEY (18/19)
2 wins JAKE SHELLEY (08)
1 win RICHARD GOODMAN (10), WILLIAM RYLE-HODGES (12), PHILLIP CROUT (13), BEN ROCHFORD (13), LIAM DEE (13), JAMIE DEE (16), JAMIE PHILPOTT (17), GEORGE GROOM (19)
The Top 3 are – 1st MICHAEL CALLEGARI (6), 2nd THOMAS BUTLER and SEYFU JAMAAL London Heathside (4)

Under 20 Women From 2007-2020 Season
3 wins GEORGIA BELL (11/12), MELISSA COURTNEY (11/12)
2 wins SOPHIE CONNOR (10)
1 win ALICE KEANE (10), CHARLOTTE JOHNSTON (17), GABRIELLA KYRIACOU (17)
The Top 3 are – 1st HANNAH VINER Highgate Harriers (13), 2nd LOTTIE ROWEDDER Herts Phoenix and ELLA WALDMAN London Heathside (5)

Senior Men From 1966-2020 Season
11 wins RICHARD GOODMAN (10/13/15/16/17/18)
6 wins RICHARD SAMUEL (76/77/78/80/81)
5 wins HUGH STARKEY (70/73/74)
4 wins DAVE BEDFORD (72/77/78)
3 wins MIKE WILLIAMS (87/88), RICHARD WILLIAMS (04/06/07), ORLANDO EDWARDS (08/09), DYLAN EVANS (19/20)
2 wins JULIAN GOATER (78/81), MICHAEL CALLEGARI (14)
1 win GUY MCCALLUM (79), STEVE LOWE (83), DOMINIC BANNISTER (89), IAN CORNFORD (90), KOJO KYEREME (03), NEIL GAMESTER (08), WILLIAM RYLE-HODGES (19)
The Top 3 are – 1st JULIAN GENTRY Newham & Essex Beagles (18), 2nd RICHARD GOODMAN and NELSON HALL Herts Phoenix (11)

Note – You may notice that there are 48 individual winners, and 47 team wins. Because on the 25 February 1978 at Cranford DAVE BEDFORD and RICHARD SAMUEL were judged as a Dead Heat

Senior Women From 1994-2020 Season
11 wins RACHEL FELTON (09/12/13/14/15)
6 wins NAOMI TASHIMOWITZ (15/17/18/19)
4 wins VICTORIA WEBSTER (07/08/12)
2 wins AMY CAMPBELL (08)
1 win LUCY ELIOTT (01), JULIE MACKAY (96), LUCY HOLLICK (96), CAROLINA WEATHERILL (96), JADE WRIGHT (06)
The Top 3 are – 1st RACHEL FELTON (11), 2nd SVENJA ABEL Highgate Harriers (9), 3rd TERESA TOOHY London Irish (7)

Veteran Men From 1966-2020 Season
2 wins PETER STAINER (07/08), TONY JACKSON (07/15)
1 win PETER MOLLOY (89), JULIAN GOATER (93), MIKE WILLIAMS (98), KOJO KYEREME (15)
The Top 3 are – 1st MIKE BARRATT Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (31), 2nd TERRY OSBORNE Verlea (14), 3rd HENDRIK ZIETSMAN Serpentine (10)

Veteran Women From 2000-2020 Season
5 wins JO KENT (15/16/17)
4 wins RACHEL FELTON (14/15)
1 win LUCY ELLIOTT (01), SARAH HEATH (02), ANNE RIDLEY (02)
The Top 3 are – 1st KATHERINE GUNDERSON Woodford Green (13), 2nd A WINGLER Highgate Harriers (8), 3rd L JACKSON Woodford Green (7)

Note – The totals of all winners are correct, but generally prior to 2000, different age-groups ran in the same race, but the results did not identify what age-group each runner was. For example, the Under 13 Boys total of 67 wins is inflated, the only way to establish the correct total, is to review each runner, using his date of birth and the year he ran (Under 13 or Under 15). This is a fairly big task, but if anyone has a few hours to spare, please let me know.

It was only up to recent years that the results published athletes christian names. I have managed to find quite a few on the Power of 10 (athletes profile), if anyone can identify those without a christian name, can they email me please.

SBH MEN AND WOMEN No.1 IN THE METROPOLITAN LEAGUE STATISTICS  Part 1 Continued, based on the results above, Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers is now first in both Men and Women sections of the league.

Starting with our Men, who have to date (220 winners) in the 7 age-groups from 1996 to 2020 Senior Men (48 wins), Veteran Men (8), Under 20 Men (26), Under 17 Men (48), Under 15 Boys (13), Under 13 Boys (67) and Under 11 Boys (10). The SBH C0ombined total wins for all 7 age-groups is (220). The next 4 Clubs totals are Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (120 wins), Woodford Green (116), Thames Valley Harriers (90) and Hillingdon (80)

Next our Women, who have to date (96 winners) in the 7 age-groups from 1994 to 2020 Senior Women (38 wins), Veteran Women (7), Under 20 Women (11), Under 17 Women (24), Under 15 Girls (12), Under 13 Girls (4) and Under 11 Girls (10). The SBH C0ombined total wins for all 7 age-groups is (96). The next 4 Clubs totals are Highgate Harriers (87), Woodfor0d Green (86), Thames Valley Harriers (49) and Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (39)

The Combined Totals for our Men and Women is (316 winners). The next 4 Clubs totals are Woodford Green (202), Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (159), Highgate Harriers (153) and Thames Valley Harriers (139)

Link to the 2 Individual and 3 Combined documents AA Metropolitan League Men’s Individual Winners From 1966 to 2020 – AB Metropolitan League Women’s Individual Winners From 1994 To 2020  – AC Metropolitan League Combined Summary Of The 7 Men’s Age-Group Individual Winners From 1966 To 2020AD Metropolitan League Combined Summary Of The 7 Women’s Age-Group Individual Winners From 1994 To 2020 AE Metropolitan League Combined Summary Of The Men’ And Women’s Age-Group Individual Winners From 1966 To 2020

ATW CROSS COUNTRY SERIES NEXT RACE The third race is on Saturday 21 February at Merchant Taylor’s School, Sandy Lodge, Northwood HA6 2HT. The races are for Under 11, 13, 15 & 17s. This is the link for all details including entries https://activetrainingworld.co.uk/events/atw-cross-country-series-round-3-21st-feb/

UPDATE ON PROPOSED TRACK AND FIELD FIXTURES National Athletic League dates have been agreed – Sunday 6 June, Sunday 4 July, Sunday 8 August and Saturday 28 August – 4 club divisions – we are in Premier London North with Harrow, Newham and Woodford – Probability that most / all fixtures will be at StoneX Stadium. London Inter Club Challenge dates agreed Saturday 17 April Lee Valley, Saturday 26 June, Saturday 31 July and Saturday 21 August all at StoneX Stadium.

Provisional UK Youth Development League dates are; Sunday 2 May, Sunday 30 May, Sunday 27 June, Saturday/Sunday 4/5 September National Final
Provisional Middlesex Young Athletes League dates are; Sunday 25 April – Finsbury Park, Saturday 15 May – Perivale, Sunday 20 June – Parliament Hill and Sunday 18 July – StoneX Stadium
Provisional Eastern Young Athletes League dates are; Sunday 13 June, Sunday 4 July, Sunday 18 July, Sunday 1 August and Final Sunday 12 September (venues to be confirmed).
The SCVAC Veterans League dates are still to be announced.

2021 LEE VALLEY INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD MEETINGS Currently Lee Valley is closed and awaiting an update.

2021 INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD MEETINGS During the first week of January UK Athletics issued a Preliminary list of fixtures for 2021, this is the list 2021-Fixtures-Calender-15.01.21

Non Lee Valley fixtures – February 27-28 England Athletics U15/U17 Open Meeting (Sheffield) – March 19-21 World Championships (Nanjing, China), 24-28 European Masters Championships (Braga, Portugal) – April 6-12 World Masters Championships (Edmonton, Canada). On the UKA fixture list they show various regional Indoor fixtures for Scotland, Wales Etc. Recently Cancelled – February 6-7 England Athletics U18/Elite Open Meeting (Sheffield), 20-21 British Athletics Championships (Glasgow).

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMESWell there is just 531 days to the Opening Ceremony, you may wish to sign up to receive their Newsletter. Link – https://www.birmingham2022.com/register-your-interest/. Tickets will be on sale later this year, and can only be purchased through the official Commonwealth Games website, this is the link to register – https://www.birmingham2022.com/the-games/tickets/. This is the link to the current schedule for the 25 events https://images.birmingham2022.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/11441664_CWGs_Daily_Competition_Schedule_FINAL.pdf.

ATHLETICS take place at the Alexander Stadium 2-7 August, with the Marathons on 30 July. There will be 59 medal events including a fully integrated Para Sport programme. TRIATHLON and PARA TRIATHLON take place at Sutton Park 29 and 31 July. The Individual races contest a 750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run, and the Team races contest a 250m swim, 7km cycle, 1.5km run. Link to all events https://www.birmingham2022.com/the-games/sports/?utm_source=workflow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=popup_work_flow_send_welcome_autoresponder_pop_up_footer_form&utm_content=2021-02-05

Shaftesbury’s ANGUS MCKENZIE was appointed as Competition Manager (Athletics) last year, and the article on him can be found in the 26 November SBH Newsletter.

PROCEDURES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM FROM JEREMY SOTHCOTT The Stadium is now subject to the lockdown guidelines recently set by the Government and is therefore closed to all athletes except “Elite” athletes as certified by UKA/EA.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA Use of this area has been prohibited whilst London is subject to National Lockdown, with the NHS now using this facility as a Covid-19 vaccination centre for a period of 4 to 12 months.

SBH SUBSCRIPTIONS 2020-2021 SBH Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS has sent me the following regarding subscriptions.
The Club AGM took place virtually at 19.30 on Tuesday 24 November. One of the resolutions which was passed dealt with Club Subscriptions as follows. “The Annual Membership Fee for new members from 1 December 2020 will increase to £50. Existing members who have paid their membership fee for year ended 30 September 2020 will be considered as having also paid their fee for the year ended 30 September 2021.
In other words, in recognition of the disruption caused by Covid-19, these members will have 2 years membership for the price of one.” Therefore, I’m now asking athletes who have not paid their subscription for the year ended 30/09/20 (£45) to pay, so as to qualify for the 2 for 1 concession together with the England Athletics Registration Fee of £15 for 2020/21. The total is £60 and should be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: HSBC, ACCOUNT NUMBER: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please let me know when payment is made. Thanks GEOFF

UPDATE ON SBH FIXTURE CARD  We are in the process of finalising the 2021 Summer Fixture Card

CAN YOU HELP PLEASE During the period when all competitions are suspended, I will do my upmost in keeping the Newsletter information and other content going.
I would welcome any contributions From Yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also past warm weather training/holidays (No Club 24 please). Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me.

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
SBH 2021 Summer Fixture Card, and will be publishing a draft  in the coming weeks.
Cross Country Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running/Relay Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH HOME PAGE BY USING THIS LINK, THEN SELECT THE LEFT OR RIGHT ARROWhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to purchase one, please go to the bottom of this Newsletter.

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM)  Currently Suspended.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) Currently Suspended.

PARKRUN 5K RESULTS – Currently Suspended

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.

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

CLUB EMBROIDERED RED HOODIES Currently there are now over 750 Hoodies in circulation, this is the link giving details on how you can order your Club Hoody for £35, which includes having your name embroidered on the front Club Hoodies Updated 01-07-19

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF SHAFTESBURY INFORMATION Currently I notify members (by email) using “MailChimp”. The reason I changed, was in November 2017 “Gmail” put a limit of 100 addresses that users could send to in a 24-hour period, and currently I send to approximately 850 members each issue.

On seeking technical advice “MailChimp” was recommended as the best way for SBH to go forward. There is one thing you should be aware off is that when you receive an email from me, the footer at the bottom has 4 options, of which one is “Unsubscribe Me From List”. Could I ask you not to select this as if you do you will be automatically removed from my distribution list.

SBH PRIVACY STATEMENT – In becoming a member, SBH will collect certain information about you. Can you please read the attached ‘Privacy Statement’ which contains Information on General Data Protection Regulations  SBH Privacy Statement Final April 2018

STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) – Main Switchboard telephone number is 020 3675 7250.

CHARGES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) – Currently the Stadium is closed.

ALAN WELLER




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 11 February 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 11 February January Vanessa Ansuaa, Lucy Campos, Eva Chalisey, Natalie Connor, Davies-Pughe, Sophia Dempsey, Vera Doudko, Alexander Edu, Rebecca Jeggo, Tara Kafke, Rufus Kent, Mya Mairs-Ingram, Angus McInroy, Dalton McGuigan, Nadia Potter, Antoine Rey, Natan Rubeck and Morgan Webster

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMESWell there is just 531 days to the Opening Ceremony, you may wish to sign up to receive their Newsletter. Link – https://www.birmingham2022.com/register-your-interest/. Tickets will be on sale later this year, and can only be purchased through the official Commonwealth Games website, this is the link to register – https://www.birmingham2022.com/the-games/tickets/. This is the link to the current schedule for the 25 events https://images.birmingham2022.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/11441664_CWGs_Daily_Competition_Schedule_FINAL.pdf.

ATHLETICS take place at the Alexander Stadium 2-7 August, with the Marathons on 30 July. There will be 59 medal events including a fully integrated Para Sport programme. TRIATHLON and PARA TRIATHLON take place at Sutton Park 29 and 31 July. The Individual races contest a 750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run, and the Team races contest a 250m swim, 7km cycle, 1.5km run. Link to all events https://www.birmingham2022.com/the-games/sports/?utm_source=workflow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=popup_work_flow_send_welcome_autoresponder_pop_up_footer_form&utm_content=2021-02-05

Shaftesbury’s ANGUS MCKENZIE was appointed as Competition Manager (Athletics) last year, and the article on him can be found in the 26 November SBH Newsletter.

PHILLIP RICHARDSON  Last week I mentioned PHILLIP, who this year will have been a member of SBH, 61 years. I gave him a call over the weekend, which brought back my early days at Shaftesbury (I am a Junior, 37 years with the club). PHILLIP sent me these recollections.

In finding myself ranked 6th in the current all-timers membership list, causes me to think of where it all began. I had no idea until many years later that at my school William Ellis, were BRYAN SMITH and GEOFF MORPHITIS. It was DAVE HOWE, a year ahead who got me to join Shaftesbury, and later honoured me to be best man at his wedding to JANET ATKINSON. Although William Ellis was by name a rugby school, and with Parliament Hill on our doorstep, running on the Heath and away from an oval ball as quickly as possible was the best for the both of us. I had previously been caught by RON LAMBERT on Parliament Hill Track to join Wigmore Harriers. I found however that they ignored me. I then tried to join Highgate Harriers and got no further. So, I joined Shaftesbury Harriers and immediately HAROLD ASHTON said “OK for Saturday—yes” and he walked away I had no chance to reply I never then looked back. The moral is: Our officials are like the NHS, the greatest and without them we have nothing.

I met RON many decades later when he appeared to my surprise as a marshal in the car park of St Judes Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb at their annual Proms Festival. He still wore his smart black blazer proudly displaying his gold Middlesex AAA officials badge. I decided not to bring up my Wigmore Harriers snub and was rewarded with an excellent parking space.

My fondest early memories competing for SBH in the News of the World London to Brighton Relay of which Shaftesbury managed to keep just within the top 20 clubs eligible each year. I did Leg 11 and had the dubious treat to watch BRUCE TULLOH hand over to MARTIN HYMAN.  It was some time after, that I began my 4-mile leg to hand over to TONY SUNDERLAND and believed that if anyone in the club could catch MARTIN it was TONY. I was met at the finish by JIM CUNNINGHAM who held the club record for my leg. He was so pleased to have his record still intact that I almost finished up in A&E with broken ribs. I vowed on that day never to beat any of his times.

The pre-race ritual of collecting snow in the tin baths to heat up the caldron at Brook Farm Cross Country headquarters was an experience. Tell me we have moved on!. This however was particularly irksome as it usually ended all for the young, and precocious DAVE BEDFORD to have first dip.

Another high was for GERRY ELMORE and I to hold the first one lap record for the then Copthall Stadium. They had just finished laying the track that day and we bunked over the fence in the dark.

I am still living around the Heath and still running past Parliament Hill track and can`t help thinking how fortunate I have been to have joined Shaftesbury/Barnet and then looking down to realise that I have been through a cinder and two tartan track surfaces in my lifetime. Surely I haven’t done that amount of training.

DAVE BEDFORD recalls meeting PHILLIP on the heath for their weekly efforts, and when JOHN DRYDEN lived locally he would also join them.

METROPOLITAN LEAGUE STATISTICS  Firstly, the history of how these statistics/documents were produced. In 2010 HOWARD WILLIAMS officially retired after running the Met League from its inception in 1967. On speaking to GAVIN COLLETT he had in his possession around 14 lever arch files with paper copies of every result sheet from 1967. He was going to scan every one for security, I discussed with GAVIN that I could replicate these on Excel Spreadsheets, whilst doing this I also Spreadsheets solely for SBH athletes. In 2015 JAN BOWMAN took over the role of the Metropolitan League Administrator, and she wanted some quite radical changes to the documents. I believed it was not warranted and very time consuming. I reluctantly stood down as Metropolitan League Statistician.

Since the start of the year I have started to update the documents, with the past 4 year’s results. In next weeks Newsletter I will publish the following, Part 1 will include all SBH Individual winner by age-groups from 1966.

INDOOR MEETING HAUTE-DE-FRANCE-PAS-DE-CALAIS Took place at Levin, France on 9 February.
800m – SM B KYLE LANGFORD 7th (SB 1:43.38) and is ranked UK No.6 in 2021

AMERICAN TRACK LEAGUE 3 INDOOR MEETING Took place at Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA on 7 February.
200m – SW H1 LINA NEILSEN 2nd (SB 24.28) and is ranked UK No.3 in 2021
400m – SW H1 LINA NEILSEN 4th (53.85)

ARKANSAS QUALIFIER INDOOR MEETING Took place at Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA on 5 February.
Shot 7.26kg – SM GEORGE EVANS (Arkansas University) 6th (15.92m)
WT 15.88kg – SM GEORGE EVANS (Arkansas University) 5th (17.35m)

4J STUDIOS SCOTTISH ATHLETICS INDOOR MEETING Took place at Emirates Arena, Glasgow on Saturday 30 January.
60m – SX KRISHAWN AIKEN 1st (PB 6.90) taking .07 of a second off his 30 January time, and is ranked UK No.6 in 2021
400m – SX KRISHAWN AIKEN 1st (48.42)

METROPOLITAN LEAGUE 2019-2020 ROUNDUP  Well it is almost 1 year since the final
ATW CROSS COUNTRY SERIES NEXT RACE The third race is on Saturday 21 February at Merchant Taylor’s School, Sandy Lodge, Northwood HA6 2HT. The races are for Under 11, 13, 15 & 17s. This is the link for all details including entries https://activetrainingworld.co.uk/events/atw-cross-country-series-round-3-21st-feb/

ASK THE PHYSIO – SHIN SPLINTSThe following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

PAUL HOBROUGH of IchatPhysio takes a look at how to treat what can be a painful leg problem. The title of shin splints is not actually using a correct medical term. Shin splints fall into a category of Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS). Wherever we see an injury being classified as a ‘syndrome’ we fall into a knowledge black hole, whereby we cannot be sure of a single symptom, rather a collection of signs and symptoms that can correlate to a certain injury. It means that a whole host of complaints can in fact be diagnosed as medial tibial stress syndrome. “(MTSS) is an overuse injury or repetitive-stress injury of the shin area. Various stress reactions of the tibia and surrounding musculature occur when the body is unable to heal properly in response to repetitive muscle contractions and tibial strain” – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Shin splints (as we will continue to call them) are often caused by an increase in load on the lower limbs – and running has an uncanny ability to provide this increased load. Doing too much too soon in training is a major factor and, frankly, it’s the reason why I see so many marathon runners with this compliant six to eight weeks into their new training programmes. It’s not the only culprit, however.

Other factors are: Running downhill too muchWorn out trainersSome say running on hard surfaces (see ‘worn out trainers’ and ‘increase training’ before this, however)Past history of ankle, shin injuriesBiomechanics

The actual problem occurs within the muscle and inflammation of the fibrous tissue that surrounds the tibia and fibula (the two long bones in the lower leg) called the ‘periostitis’. There is a link to stress response and stress fracture in the tibia – many think that shin splints could be a precursor to this more serious bone issue.

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE Shin splints produce a pain in the lower third of the medial (central) shin bone. This initially seems to occur just as you start or finish a run, however progress is swift and you can be plagued by the sensation almost all the time within a very short time period.

UPHILL OPTION When you consider that downhill running is probably the worst thing you can do, then one trick is to take to the treadmill and put the machine on a five per cent incline and run consistently uphill. This has, on many occasions, allowed someone with mild shin splints to continue running while they do their rehabilitation. There is also the option to buy an off-the-shelf insole for running which may just lift the inner edge of the heel and medial longitudinal arch up and give the tibialis posterior (the key stabilising muscle of the lower leg) a little break from being overworked. These can be used for a couple of months and either taken out once you have more strength or exchanged for a properly fitted pair of bespoke insoles if you feel you need to keep them longer term.

WHAT CAN BE DONE The sooner you seek help the better with shin splints. The longer you keep trying to run through it, the worse things are going to get and therefore the longer you will be with a physio and in rehabilitation. If you look at the reasons for the injury outlined previously, you will see that simply googling exercises to do is potentially foolhardy, as a trained expert needs to work through the issues that have led to the injury and help you work through the process to eliminating the cause, as well as providing the right treatment for you to recover. I see a large number of athletes via the ichatphysio app for this and it is easy to work through the issues on a zoom call and provide the very best exercises for the fastest result. There some key exercises you can do, but first make sure you are certain of the cause before entering into just following these.

Toe raises Stand with your back to a wall, feet about one foot forwards of the wall. Lift the toes up and down metronomically for 20 repetitions x 3.

Tibialis posterior strength Sit on a chair and cross one foot over the other thigh. Wrap a resistance band around the involved foot and place your other foot on the band on the floor to create resistance. Raise your foot upwards (arch first) and slowly lower down. 3 x 20 reps. Perform calf raises while holding a tennis ball between the backs of your ankles. As you rise up, squeeze to keep the ball in the place. Do this 4 x 15-20 reps.

All of these exercises can be done daily to either prevent shin splints or help with recovery from the injury.

UPDATE ON PROPOSED TRACK AND FIELD FIXTURES National Athletic League dates have been agreed – Sunday 6 June, Sunday 4 July, Sunday 8 August and Saturday 28 August – 4 club divisions – we are in Premier London North with Harrow, Newham and Woodford – Probability that most / all fixtures will be at StoneX Stadium. London Inter Club Challenge dates agreed Saturday 17 April Lee Valley, Saturday 26 June, Saturday 31 July and Saturday 21 August all at StoneX Stadium.

Provisional UK Youth Development League dates are; Sunday 2 May, Sunday 30 May, Sunday 27 June, Saturday/Sunday 4/5 September National Final
Provisional Middlesex Young Athletes League dates are; Sunday 25 April – Finsbury Park, Saturday 15 May – Perivale, Sunday 20 June – Parliament Hill and Sunday 18 July – StoneX Stadium
Provisional Eastern Young Athletes League dates are; Sunday 13 June, Sunday 4 July, Sunday 18 July, Sunday 1 August and Final Sunday 12 September (venues to be confirmed).
The SCVAC Veterans League dates are still to be announced.

2021 LEE VALLEY INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD MEETINGS Currently Lee Valley is closed and awaiting an update.

2021 INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD MEETINGS During the first week of January UK Athletics issued a Preliminary list of fixtures for 2021, this is the list 2021-Fixtures-Calender-15.01.21

Non Lee Valley fixtures – February 27-28 England Athletics U15/U17 Open Meeting (Sheffield) – March 19-21 World Championships (Nanjing, China), 24-28 European Masters Championships (Braga, Portugal) – April 6-12 World Masters Championships (Edmonton, Canada). On the UKA fixture list they show various regional Indoor fixtures for Scotland, Wales Etc.

Recently Cancelled – February 6-7 England Athletics U18/Elite Open Meeting (Sheffield), 20-21 British Athletics Championships (Glasgow)

PROCEDURES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM FROM JEREMY SOTHCOTT The Stadium is now subject to the lockdown guidelines recently set by the Government and is therefore closed to all athletes except “Elite” athletes as certified by UKA/EA.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA Use of this area has been prohibited whilst London is subject to National Lockdown, with the NHS now using this facility as a Covid-19 vaccination centre for a period of 4 to 12 months.

SBH SUBSCRIPTIONS 2020-2021 SBH Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS has sent me the following regarding subscriptions.
The Club AGM took place virtually at 19.30 on Tuesday 24 November. One of the resolutions which was passed dealt with Club Subscriptions as follows. “The Annual Membership Fee for new members from 1 December 2020 will increase to £50. Existing members who have paid their membership fee for year ended 30 September 2020 will be considered as having also paid their fee for the year ended 30 September 2021.
In other words, in recognition of the disruption caused by Covid-19, these members will have 2 years membership for the price of one.” Therefore, I’m now asking athletes who have not paid their subscription for the year ended 30/09/20 (£45) to pay, so as to qualify for the 2 for 1 concession together with the England Athletics Registration Fee of £15 for 2020/21. The total is £60 and should be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: HSBC, ACCOUNT NUMBER: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please let me know when payment is made. Thanks GEOFF

UPDATE ON SBH FIXTURE CARD  We are in the process of finalising the 2021 Summer Fixture Card

CAN YOU HELP PLEASE During the period when all competitions are suspended, I will do my upmost in keeping the Newsletter information and other content going.
I would welcome any contributions From Yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also past warm weather training/holidays (No Club 24 please). Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me.

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
SBH 2021 Summer Fixture Card, and will be publishing a draft  in the coming weeks.
Cross Country Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running/Relay Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH HOME PAGE BY USING THIS LINK, THEN SELECT THE LEFT OR RIGHT ARROWhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to purchase one, please go to the bottom of this Newsletter.

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM)  Currently Suspended.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) Currently Suspended.

PARKRUN 5K RESULTS – Currently Suspended

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.

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

CLUB EMBROIDERED RED HOODIES Currently there are now over 750 Hoodies in circulation, this is the link giving details on how you can order your Club Hoody for £35, which includes having your name embroidered on the front Club Hoodies Updated 01-07-19

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF SHAFTESBURY INFORMATION Currently I notify members (by email) using “MailChimp”. The reason I changed, was in November 2017 “Gmail” put a limit of 100 addresses that users could send to in a 24-hour period, and currently I send to approximately 850 members each issue.

On seeking technical advice “MailChimp” was recommended as the best way for SBH to go forward. There is one thing you should be aware off is that when you receive an email from me, the footer at the bottom has 4 options, of which one is “Unsubscribe Me From List”. Could I ask you not to select this as if you do you will be automatically removed from my distribution list.

SBH PRIVACY STATEMENT – In becoming a member, SBH will collect certain information about you. Can you please read the attached ‘Privacy Statement’ which contains Information on General Data Protection Regulations  SBH Privacy Statement Final April 2018

STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) – Main Switchboard telephone number is 020 3675 7250.

CHARGES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) – Currently the Stadium is closed.

ALAN WELLER




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 4 February 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 4 February January to Emma Ania, Philip Cunningham, Zamaan Dudhia, Carole Harris, Matti Harris, Chinwe Iwunze, Alexander Lepretre, Michael Ohioze, Maria Onisiforou, Daniel Onochie-Williams, Rohan Oyewele, Rachel Pearlman, Glen Quayle, Daniel Seechan, Louisa Staab, John Sean Tarrant, Maisie Taylor and Daniel Watson-Brown

GOOGLE MEET  A big thank you to JENNY POLL, who currently uses it with her schoolchildren. After an excellent tutorial, I arranged trial with GEOFF MORPHITIS, which was very successful. He was able to view my laptop screen, which enabled me to demonstrate to him how the SBH website works.

THE YEARS ROLL BY  Currently our membership stands at – 589 Men and 287 Women. This year on the Men’s list 130 will have been with the Club 10 years or more, and on the Women’s list 53 will have been with the Club 10 years or more.

The Top 10 Men in how many years with the club – TONY SUNDERLAND and BRYAN SMITH (67 Years), KEN TOLLADY (66), ROGER SIMONS (63), GERRY ELMORE (62), PHILIP RICHARDSON (61), DAVE BEDFORD and GEOFFREY MORPHITIS (57), TONY PACKHAM and HUGH RICHARDS (56).

The Top 10 Women in how many years with the club – PADDY HICKS (73 Years), BRENDA ATKINSON (70), JOYCE SMITH (67), LINDA ELMORE (61), DIAN TAYLOR (60), MARGARET BEACHAM (56), CAROLE BACKHOUSE (53), COLETTE HURLEY (42), IRENE PEATY MILLER (41), NEELAM KADERBHOY (38).

PHIL CUNNINGHAM RESPONSEYou included a bit about STUART MOORE in the last weekly newsletter. By coincidence, ROB from Barnet AC sent me a picture of STUART from Facebook.
He said it was from the Middlesex at Trent Park back in January 1979 in which STUART finished 5th in the Junior race behind CLIFF BARLEY who was 2nd.  It was stated that the picture was taken by our very own KEN TOLLADY!

I asked him to see if he could dig out the results.

And by coincidence (OK probably due to the same facebook post), ANDREW SMITH called for a catch up and mentioned that I had a great run in the County that year too, 5th place in the Youths race (bottom of the age group) behind some top runners and in front of the likes of NEIL OVINGTON 6th and our own great DAVE SWEENEY 7th!  But can’t see big RAY POWELL in the results! In the Boys race PAUL SIMONS came second and DAVE PHOMBEAH in third!

The 2 major cross country championships of 1979 were the Southern and National.

The Southern took place at Parliament Hill on 10 February. The Boys started us off well by taking 2nd place in the team placings, PAUL SIMONS 9th, DAVE PHOMBEAH 16th and OWEN HENDER 34th. The Youths were 5th with PHILLIP LLEWELLYN 10th, DAVE SWEENEY 32nd, PHILIP CUNNINGHAM 37th and ANDREW SMITH 47th. The Juniors were 9th, JAMES ESPIR finished 7th after falling over at a ditch on the second lap when in the lead, STUART MOORE 56th, DAVE THOMSON 70th and ANDREW BEATTIE 99th. DAVID and PHILLIP LIGHTOWLER running for their school finished 57th and 61st respectively, currently they for a hardship judge before they can join us as 1st claim members. The Seniors were 2nd for the fourth year running, with PETER BAKER 19th, RICHARD SAMUEL 24th, JOHN PICKFORD 36th, MARTIN MCEVILLY 43rd, JOHN DRYDEN 65th and HUGH STARKEY 66th.

The National took place at Luton on 3 March. This year 1555 athletes finished in the Senior race, 482 in the Junior and 569 in the Youths. When considering these numbers and that only 12 clubs in the South managed to finish 3 teams our performance was truly magnificent. Of these Clubs, only ourselves and Birchfield are National Track and Field League clubs, also it was Birchfield and Shaftesbury who also reached the final of the National Young Athletes League.
Coming back to the Cross Country Championships our finishers were – Seniors JULIAN GOATER 5th, PETER BAKER 21st, HUGH STARKEY 97th, MARTIN MCEVILLY 153rd, JOHN DRYDEN 161st, JOHN BROE 223rd, SIMON KEENE 404th and HUGH RICHARDS 414th. Photograph Left to Right NICK ROSE, BERNIE FORD, MICK MCLEOD, BARRY SMITH and JULIAN GOATER.

 

The Junior team was JAMES ESPIR 52nd, STUART MOORE 137th, ANDY KING 148th, DAVE THOMSON 172nd, ANDREW BEATTIE 331st and CHRIS ARMITAGE 440th. The Youths were PHILLIP LLEWELLYN 15th, DAVE SWEENEY 50th, PHILIP CUNNINGHAM 58th, ANDREW SMITH 272nd. RAY POWELL 394th and KIRTESH TALSANIA 483rd

Footnote – Currently I have paper copies of the Shaftesbury Harriers Quarterly Magazines from 1956 to1959, 1969 to 1993, then the magazines as they were issued. The above Southern and National reports were from April 1979 edition of the Magazine. The Editor of the Magazines up to 1980 was Mr Shaftesbury HAROLD ASHTON, who could make an article or result a pleasure to read. As current Editor of the SBH Weekly Newsletter, I can honestly say I have learnt so much by reading those magazines. I joined the club in 1984 and was an average club road runner (although RAY POWELL mat disagree). The country was a nightmare to me, and especially on the Metropolitan League races, but I always remember at Welwyn, with that hill approaching there was HAROLD, he said “Only 2 laps to go ALAN, so pace yourself”. I managed a wave and smile, and yes he was there on the next lap.

METROPOLITAN LEAGUE 2019-2020 ROUNDUP  Well it is almost 1 year since the final fixture took place on 8 February at Trent Park. The Club had another outstanding season, with outstanding support from all age-groups. Photograph was taken at a muddy Hillingdon House Farm, Uxbridge on 7 December 2019.

These are some of the highlights;
Under 11 Boys concluded the season with ARTHUR PHILLIPS winning his 3rd race in succession after finishing 2nd in the first two fixtures. The team finished in 2nd place overall.
Under 11 Girls saw POSIE SHAW invincibility throughout the season and ended up winning all 5 races. The team finished in 2nd place overall.
Under 13 Boys almost repeated POSIE’S achievement, with GIANLEO STUBBS won the final race after missing the Uxbridge race, giving him 4 wins for the season. The other race at Uxbridge was won by ZICO JONES making it a clean sweep of all 5 races. The team were equally as dominant winning 4 of the 5 races, and 3rd at Uxbridge, meaning they were league winners by a margin of 98 points.
Under 13 Girls It has been an inconsistent season for the girls, and due to various reasons, we were understrength in two of the fixtures. This has been reflected in our final league position of 7th. EVIE REDPATH finished 19th which was her 4th race of the season.
Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Men’s Congratulations to you all on a very successful season in which they averaged 13 runners throughout the season, Individually SAMUEL GREENSTEIN won the 1st and 3rd Under 15 races and finished 2nd in the final two races, in the Under 17 races JUDE MIRANDA finished 2nd in the first 2 races and MUKHTAR MUSA won the 4th race and finished 2nd at Trent Park. The team have not looked back since they finished a close 2nd to Woodford Green & Essex Ladies at Claybury, and become league champions by 105 points.
Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women’s Congratulations to you all on a very successful season in which they averaged 9 runners throughout the season, Individually JOANNE MIRANDA has won the last 4 races and was 3rd at Claybury to FREYA STAPLETON. The team had an excellent start to the season at Claybury, winning by 22 points, and their success has grown culminating becoming league champions at Trent Park by a margin of 127 points.
Under 20, Senior & Veteran Men’s Overall the season has finished very promisingly, and the last 2 fixtures we averaged 15 runners and we finished the season in 9th place overall. Our Veterans team just held onto their status in Division 2, but again we have not had the 5 to score at most of the fixtures. Individually we have seen the emergence of DYLAN EVANS, who won his 3rd race in succession at Trent Park, THOMAS BUTLER U23 and PHILLIP CROUT have been consistent top 10 finishers, our Under 20 Men had JEREMY DEMPSEY winning at Welwyn after finishing 4th in the race and GEORGE GROOM who was 3rd U20 at Welwyn and 1st at Uxbridge. ROBERT RIGBY won the V55 age-group at Alexandra Palace and was 3rd at Trent Park.
Under 20, Senior & Veteran Women’s It was a season that we managed to finish just below mid-table in 7th place, and with having only 4 runners twice meant that as you need 5 to score you are penalised. Individually NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ won the first race at Claybury, INDIRA PATEL finished 2nd twice and SOPHIA STAAB was 3rd twice in the Under 20 category. JO KENT finished 1st three times in the V50 category.

Currently in all age-groups up to the Under 17s, all athletes can compete in a maximum of 10 Metropolitan League fixtures for each age-group. The Under 20s have a maximum of 15 Metropolitan League fixtures. Once you are a Senior the world is your oyster, as you will see further on, we have 4 old timers who have completed over 100 races. There are some exceptions, the Under 13 ran with the Under 11s but they were not identified as Under 11s until 2014. I will produce a separate schedule for the Under 13s pre & post 2014.

Here are the Top 3 showing total races completed up to the 2019-2020 season;
Under 11 Boys – THOMAS CADWALLADER (9 races), ARTHUR PHILLIPS (8), SAMUEL GREENSTEIN (7)
Under 11 Girls – POSIA SHAW (10 races), EVIE REDPATH (8), OLIVE ARVEY-DEW (7)
Under 13 Boys – PAUL DUKES (14 races), JAMIE HARPER (13), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM (13)
Under 13 Girls From 2007 MIA GROOM, SCARLETT KENT, ANNA MURPHY (10 races)
Under 15 Boys – THEO BODEN, RUFUS KENT (9 races), MATTHEW MCATEER (8)
Under 15 Girls – EMMA DWAN, LIDIA KYRIACOU, ELENA RONCARATI (9 races)
Under 17 Men – OLIVER GREENSTEIN, BEN KELLY (10 races), JUDE MIRANDA (9)
Under 17 Women – SARAH BUTLER, EMILY HATHAWAY, SOPHIA STAAB (9 races)
Junior Men – PHILLIP CROUT (10 races), MICHAEL CALLEGARI (9), OLIVER GREENSTEIN (8)
Junior Women – SARAH BUTLER, KAYLA MICHEL (8 races), CHARLOTTE JOHNSTON, SOPHIE PROFITT (7)
Senior Men – PHILIP CUNNINGHAM, RAY POWELL (124 races), RUSSELL DEVITT (113), JOHN KELLY (109)
Senior Women – REBEKAH GARDINER (24 races), JO KENT (21), VICTORIA PRITCHARD (20)

JOANNA STONE SHIELD OUTDOOR MEETING Took place at Nathan, Australia on Saturday 30 January.
Discus 1kg – SW JADE LALLY 2nd (SB 56.79m) and is ranked UK No.1 in 2021

4J STUDIOS SCOTTISH ATHLETICS INDOOR MEETING Took place at Emirates Arena, Glasgow on Saturday 30 January.
60m – SX KRISHAWN AIKEN 1st (PB 6.97) taking .05 of a second off his 2016 time, and is ranked UK No.5 in 2021
200m – SX KRISHAWN AIKEN 1st (SB 22.1) and is ranked UK No.4 in 2021
400m – SX KRISHAWN AIKEN 1st (SB 48.14) and is ranked UK No.2 in 2021

ATW CROSS COUNTRY SERIES NEXT RACE The third race is on Saturday 21 February at Merchant Taylor’s School, Sandy Lodge, Northwood HA6 2HT. The races are for Under 11, 13, 15 & 17s. This is the link for all details including entries https://activetrainingworld.co.uk/events/atw-cross-country-series-round-3-21st-feb/

NIGHT OF 10000m CANCELLEDThe following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.  Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN.

“I’m gutted to announce we’ve made the decision to cancel the 2021 edition of Night of the 10,000m PBs,” said event organiser BEN POCHEE. “The safety of all involved from officials, to athletes and spectators has to be our obvious priority and the nature of our event and our venue facility have been key in this decision. “I feel for everyone who was looking forward to celebrating our 25-lap festival, but please note we will return in 2022, and when we do I have no doubt how much we’ll appreciate the unique atmosphere created by our closely gathered #Lane3BeerNCheer community. “Wishing everyone well during these tough times and we can’t wait to welcome our sport back to Parliament Hill in the near future.”

GOVERNANCE OF OUR SPORT, CHANGES AHEADAttached is the signed off circular from the Chairman of the NAL to all member clubs of the NAL. This will be discussed at the clubs next council meeting.

Link to the document AAL-Governance of Athletics in the UK in 2021 (1)

UPDATE ON PROPOSED TRACK AND FIELD FIXTURES National Athletic League dates have been agreed – Sunday 6 June, Sunday 4 July, Sunday 8 August and Saturday 28 August – 4 club divisions – we are in Premier London North with Harrow, Newham and Woodford – Probability that most / all fixtures will be at StoneX Stadium. London Inter Club Challenge dates agreed Saturday 17 April Lee Valley, Saturday 26 June, Saturday 31 July and Saturday 21 August all at StoneX Stadium.

Provisional UK Youth Development League dates are; Sunday 2 May, Sunday 30 May, Sunday 27 June, Saturday/Sunday 4/5 September National Final
Provisional Middlesex Young Athletes League dates are; Sunday 25 April – Finsbury Park, Saturday 15 May – Perivale, Sunday 20 June – Parliament Hill and Sunday 18 July – StoneX Stadium
Provisional Eastern Young Athletes League dates are; Sunday 13 June, Sunday 4 July, Sunday 18 July, Sunday 1 August and Final Sunday 12 September (venues to be confirmed).
The SCVAC Veterans League dates are still to be announced.

2021 LEE VALLEY INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD MEETINGS Currently Lee Valley is closed and awaiting an update.

2021 INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD MEETINGS During the first week of January UK Athletics issued a Preliminary list of fixtures for 2021, this is the list 2021-Fixtures-Calender-15.01.21

Non Lee Valley fixtures – February 27-28 England Athletics U15/U17 Open Meeting (Sheffield) – March 19-21 World Championships (Nanjing, China), 24-28 European Masters Championships (Braga, Portugal) – April 6-12 World Masters Championships (Edmonton, Canada). On the UKA fixture list they show various regional Indoor fixtures for Scotland, Wales Etc.

Recently Cancelled – February 6-7 England Athletics U18/Elite Open Meeting (Sheffield), 20-21 British Athletics Championships (Glasgow)

PROCEDURES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM FROM JEREMY SOTHCOTT The Stadium is now subject to the lockdown guidelines recently set by the Government and is therefore closed to all athletes except “Elite” athletes as certified by UKA/EA.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA Use of this area has been prohibited whilst London is subject to National Lockdown, with the NHS now using this facility as a Covid-19 vaccination centre for a period of 4 to 12 months.

SBH SUBSCRIPTIONS 2020-2021 SBH Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS has sent me the following regarding subscriptions.
The Club AGM took place virtually at 19.30 on Tuesday 24 November. One of the resolutions which was passed dealt with Club Subscriptions as follows. “The Annual Membership Fee for new members from 1 December 2020 will increase to £50. Existing members who have paid their membership fee for year ended 30 September 2020 will be considered as having also paid their fee for the year ended 30 September 2021.
In other words, in recognition of the disruption caused by Covid-19, these members will have 2 years membership for the price of one.” Therefore, I’m now asking athletes who have not paid their subscription for the year ended 30/09/20 (£45) to pay, so as to qualify for the 2 for 1 concession together with the England Athletics Registration Fee of £15 for 2020/21. The total is £60 and should be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: HSBC, ACCOUNT NUMBER: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please let me know when payment is made. Thanks GEOFF

UPDATE ON SBH FIXTURE CARD  We are in the process of finalising the 2021 Summer Fixture Card

CAN YOU HELP PLEASE During the period when all competitions are suspended, I will do my upmost in keeping the Newsletter information and other content going.
I would welcome any contributions From Yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also past warm weather training/holidays (No Club 24 please). Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me.

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
SBH 2021 Summer Fixture Card, and will be publishing a draft  in the coming weeks.
Cross Country Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running/Relay Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH HOME PAGE BY USING THIS LINK, THEN SELECT THE LEFT OR RIGHT ARROWhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to purchase one, please go to the bottom of this Newsletter.

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM)  Currently Suspended.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) Currently Suspended.

PARKRUN 5K RESULTS – Currently Suspended

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.

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

CLUB EMBROIDERED RED HOODIES Currently there are now over 750 Hoodies in circulation, this is the link giving details on how you can order your Club Hoody for £35, which includes having your name embroidered on the front Club Hoodies Updated 01-07-19

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF SHAFTESBURY INFORMATION Currently I notify members (by email) using “MailChimp”. The reason I changed, was in November 2017 “Gmail” put a limit of 100 addresses that users could send to in a 24-hour period, and currently I send to approximately 850 members each issue.

On seeking technical advice “MailChimp” was recommended as the best way for SBH to go forward. There is one thing you should be aware off is that when you receive an email from me, the footer at the bottom has 4 options, of which one is “Unsubscribe Me From List”. Could I ask you not to select this as if you do you will be automatically removed from my distribution list.

SBH PRIVACY STATEMENT – In becoming a member, SBH will collect certain information about you. Can you please read the attached ‘Privacy Statement’ which contains Information on General Data Protection Regulations  SBH Privacy Statement Final April 2018

STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) – Main Switchboard telephone number is 020 3675 7250.

CHARGES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) – Currently the Stadium is closed.

ALAN WELLER