Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 27 May 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 27 May to Raphael Aaron, Daniel Bainbridge, Richard Bober, Ojie Edoburun, Shermia Edwards, Richard Horton, Sarah Kuti, Jean-Paul Laurent, Ashok Mathur, Sophia Obi, Maayan Radus, Nicola Rogers and Sophia Staab

RECENT NEW MEMBERSWe wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to SPIKE BLAKE, MAX CAROLAN-BOSS, MATTEO COLES, THOMAS FERNAND, ZACH JOSEPHS, JAMES MCKINLEY, GABRIEL NWANKWO, BRYAN OGBEOR, HARRY O’HARA, DOV SEITLER, ONAOPE SOGBESAN and JABULANI SOKOYA

ENGLAND U20 & U23 CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 19 June and Sunday 20 June at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/entry-process-confirmed-for-2021-england-u20-and-u23-championships/
Eligible Performance Standards
With the aim of putting in place the fairest system of selection to the limited fields, entries will be accepted up to the number of athletes allocated to each event from the top performances recorded in licenced competition by midnight on Sunday 6 June.
Athletes who rank Top 16 in the UK (in the U23, or U20/U17 age groups), against the eligible numbers, are asked to enter the Championships by Wednesday 9 June, after checking their ranking from 6 June. Should athletes in these top ranking eligible positions not want to take up a place in the Championships, we will cascade down the ranking list.

SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPSAll entries are now open for all Championships, and can be found on the following link, please enter yourselves  http://seaa.org.uk/index.php/onlinereg
These are the following Championships including Closing Dates;
U20 & Senior 12/13 June at Bedford (Closing Date Tuesday 1 June)
U15 & U17 3000m 13 June at Bedford (Closing Date Tuesday 1 June)
U15, U17, U20 & Senior Combined Events 3/4 July at Oxford (Closing Date Tuesday 22 June)
U13, U15 & U17 21/22 August at Kingston (Closing Date Tuesday 10 August)

MIDDLESEX UNDER 13/15 CHAMPIONSHIPSTakes place on Saturday 24 July at Lee Valley Athletics Centre. The link for on-line entries is: https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2021/GBR/mdx-ya/
Entries Close Saturday 10 July

THIS IS YOUR FINAL CHANCE TO ENTER THE FIRST LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE FIXTURE On Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June at Lee Valley Athletics Centre. Limited to U13s, U15s, U17s and U20s – discounted entry price for SBH members. Entries Close Midnight Saturday 29 May
AND THE LEE VALLEY HURDLES AND STEEPLECHASE OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Monday 31 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way. Entries Close Thursday 27 May
Full information on the above 2 fixtures, can be found in Upcoming Fixtures below

UPCOMING FIXTURES Shows all fixture information for the period Thursday 27 May until Wednesday 23 June, and follows after this week’s results.

SBH ALL-TIME TOP 10There were 5 top 10 performances this week. Congratulations to the following – SHADINE DUQUEMIN who at Loughborough, threw her 3rd discus personal best in as many weeks with (56.08) adding 22cm to her 16 May throw, and ranks her UK No.3 in 2021, keeping her at No.3 on the all-time list.
ZHARNEL HUGHES ran a straight in Boston, in a 200m personal best (19.93 w-0.3) and ranks him UK No.1 in 2021, keeping him at No.1 on the all-time list.
MARK PEARCE who at Gateshead, ran a 3000m Steeplechase personal best (8:32.65) and ranks him UK No.4 in 2021, keeping him at No.2 on the all-time list.
LIAM DEE who at New York, ran a 5000m personal best (13:46.95) and puts him at No.8 on the all-time list. Incidentally, his younger brother JAMIE is at No.7, just .17 of a second ahead of LIAM (13:46.78).
ZICO JONES who at Finsbury Park, ran a Under 15 200m personal best (22.93 w2.5) and puts him at equal No.6 on the all-time list.

THIS WEEK’S RESULTS Last Saturday & Sunday was the first league fixture of 2021, with our Under 13, 15 & 17 competing at Finsbury Park and Perivale. The outcome was that Shaftesbury finished runners up to London Heathside, an excellent performance, although we were lacking athletes in many of the field events at Perivale. We had 6 league records from SIENNA CORBYN (200m), ZICO JONES (200m and 300m), CALVIN SMITH (400m), POSIE SHAW (800m) and KACEY WALTERS (High Jump).
The Loughborough International took place in Bedford on Sunday, with 22 Shaftesbury athletes representing the GB, Home Nations or guests.
ZHARNEL HUGHES became the first Shaftesbury athlete to run below 20 seconds, with (19.93 w-0.3) in Boston on 23 May.
There were 54 season bests, 29 personal bests, and 16 UK top 11 performances.

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE – Took place at Perivale on 23 May.
Currently the results are still to be included on the Power of 10, therefore i’ve had to view each athlete’s profiles to obtain any season or personal bests. Once the results are published on the Power of 10, I will include in next week’s newsletter any UK top ten performances.

200m – U13B A ARTHUR PHILLIPS 4th (PB 28.52 w1.5), B JACK REDFORD 5th (SB 34.07 w3.8), Non Scoring LADDIE SHAW 2nd (PB 34.22 w1.5)
200m – U13G A SIENNA CORBYN 1st (SB 28.3 w1.9) which is a manual times league record, B ANGEL MCLEOD 1st (PB 27.61 w2.7) which is a league record, Non Scoring NYAH CAINE 3rd (PB 31.66 w0.9)
200m – U15B A ZICO JONES 1st (PB 22.93 w2.5) taking 1.09 seconds off his 2020 time, which is a windy league record, B OLIVER LAURENS 2nd (PB 25.05 w3.7) taking 2.62 seconds off his 2020 time, Non Scoring JAYDEN AULIS 1st (PB 25.34 w3.7) taking .47 seconds off his 25 April time
200m – U15G A NIA FORBES-AGYEPONG 1st (PB 26.60 w1.7) taking .96 of a second off her 14 May time, B ONYEBUCHI ODIAKA 3rd (SB 29.19 w3.0), Non Scoring JESSICA GIBB 1st (PB 28.79 w1.8), LUCY CAMPOS 2nd (29.03 w1.8), EVA CHALISEY 4th (PB 30.07 w1.8) taking .36 of a second off her 2019 time
200m – U17M A MALACHI AMADI 1st (SB 23.44 w1.9), B CALVIN SMITH 1st (23.14 w1.9), Non Scoring ERNEST BARNES 1st (PB 24.32 w1.9) taking .22 of a second off his 2020 time, OSCAR LAURENS 2nd (PB 24.40 w1.9) taking .14 of a second off his 2020 time, ALEX CHARALAMBOS 3rd (PB 24.77 w1.9), JAYDEN KLEIN 4th (PB 25.23 w1.9) taking .79 of a second off his 2021 time, JEVONTE SIMPSON 5th (PB 25.30 w1.9)
200m – U17W A NIAH AKINTOKUN 1st (SB 25.56 w1.0), B ANNA ROSE 1st (PB 26.22 w0.8) taking .42 of a second off her 25 April time, Non Scoring TOSIN JOKESENUMI 1st (PB 26.18 w4.1) taking .12 of a second off her 2019 time, ALINA COFIE 2nd (SB 27.04 w4.1), MARION MOTO 3rd (PB 28.29 w4.1), KAREN APOLOT 4th (SB 29.46 w4.1), CHLOE AGAGGISHI 6th (PB 29.98 w4.1)
300m – U15B A ZICO JONES 1st (37.58) which is a league record, Non Scoring HAYDAN TAYLOR 1st (PB 47.60)
300m – U15G A DINA SILVERMAN 1st (PB 44.28), B MIA HIGSON 1st (PB 45.13) taking 2.39 seconds off her 2020 time, Non Scoring EVA HIGSON 1st (PB 50.17)
300m – U17W A AZARIA NWANKWO 3rd (SB 45.40), B MANON BAINES 1st (PB 42.80) taking .35 of a second off her 2020 time, Non Scoring LOLA MCCANN-EZEKIEL 1st (SB 44.51) taking .27 of a second off her 25 April time, LUCY MARCUS 2nd (48.09), ALICE MUSGROVE 3rd (PB 48.67) taking 1.83 seconds off her 2019 time
400m – U17M A CALVIN SMITH 1st (SB 51.2) which is a manual times league record, B ERNEST BARNES 1st (SB 54.8)
800m – U13B A ARTHUR PHILLIPS 1st (PB 2:27.16) taking 3.69 seconds off his 2020 time, B LADDIE SHAW 2nd (2:42.48), Non Scoring ZACH JOSEPHS 5th (PB 2:45.03), JACK REDFORD 6th (SB 2:45.80) taking 2.71 seconds off his 29 April time, DANIEL ARROYO 8th (PB 2:55.65), ALVARO ARROYO 10th (PB 3:00.79)
800m – U13G A POSIE SHAW 1st (PB 2:28.73) taking 13.97 seconds off her 2019 time, which is a league record, B MEGAN HAMMOND 2nd (PB 2:47.36), Non Scoring MAYA GREEN 4th (SB 2:54.25) taking 2.60 seconds off her 25 April time
800m – U15B A JACOB CLEMENT 1st (2:16.76), B PETER BAVEL NAYATS 3rd (PB 2:24.67), Non Scoring THOMAS CADWALLADER 1st (PB 2:20.64) taking 1.58 seconds off his 2019 time, NATHANIEL CARP 6th (PB 2:37.88), TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE 7th (PB 2:38.81)
800m – U15G A DINA SILVERMAN 1st (2:26.22), B MYA MAIRS-INGRAM 1st (2:31.38), Non Scoring PHOEBE MUSIC 3rd (PB 2:46.06) taking .84 seconds off her 2019 time, KATJA DRIVER 5th (PB 2:52.42), LILI FOWKES-GAJAN 6th (PB 3:05.12)
800m – U17M A LEO RONCARATI 1st (2:08.53), B DANIEL BANYARD 2nd (2:21.75)
800m – U17W A ASHA HORBACKI 3rd (SB 2:48.25)
75m Hurdles – U15G A NIA FORBES-AGYEPONG 2nd (PB 12.65 w2.9), B EVA CHALISEY 1st (PB 13.74 w2.9) taking .33 of a second off her 2020 time, Non Scoring EVA HIGSON 1st (PB 13.87 w2.9)
80m Hurdles – U15B A OSCAR RONCARATI 3rd (PB 13.14 w0.3) 

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE – Took place at Finsbury Park on 22 May.
Long Jump – U15G A MARION MOTO 4th (PB 4.12m w1.8)
High Jump – U17M A KEELAN FARRELL 2nd (PB 1.65m)
High Jump – U17W A KACEY WALTERS 1st (SB 1.70m) adding 5cm to her 15 May jump, which is a league record, B REBECCA WHEELER-HENRY 1st (SB 1.60m) equalling her 14 March jump
Shot 3kg – U17W A HANNAH OGUNNUYI 2nd (SB 8.39m) adding 2cm to her 25 January put, B NAOMI OGUNNUYI 2nd (PB 8.27m)
Shot 5kg – U17M A KEELAN FARRELL 1st (PB 10.13m)
Javelin 500kg – U17W A NAOMI OGUNNUYI 2nd (PB 21.04m), B HANNAH OGUNNUYI 1st (15.92m)
Hammer 3kg – U17W A HANNAH OGUNNUYI 2nd (19.10m)

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE – Match Results 
Combined results for Finsbury Park on 22 May and Perivale on 23 May – 1st London Heathside (54 points), 2nd SBH (36), 3rd Equal Highgate Harriers and Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (32), 5th Barnet & District (29), 6th Enfield & Haringey/BFT (18), 7th Ealing Eagles (3)

BMC REGIONAL RACES Took place in Exeter on 25 May.
1500m – Men’s A NATHAN GODDARD U20 7th (4:09.84)

MULLER GRAND PRIX Took place in Gateshead on 23 May.
200m – SM P COLUMBA BLANGO T20/F20 1st (SB 23.19 w-2.5) and is ranked UK No.1 T20 in 2021
400m Hurdles – SW HAYLEY MCLEAN 5th (58.02)
3000m Steeplechase – SM MARK PEARCE 4th (PB 8:32.65) taking .96 of a second off his 2020 time, and is ranked UK No.4 in 2021

LOUGHBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL Took place in Loughborough on 23 May.
100m – SM JORDAN WATSON-BROWN (England) 6th (10.77 w1.4)
100m – SW NS1 REBECCA JEGGO U23 (2nd Claim) 3rd (SB 11.85 w0.0) taking .14 of a second off her 2 May time, and is ranked UK No.6 U23 in 2021, NS2 EVE WRIGHT U20 3rd (12.02 w1.5)
400m – SM KRISHAWN AIKEN (Scotland) 6th (48.38)
400m – SW LILY BECKFORD 3rd (53.93)
800m – SM KYLE LANGFORD (England) 1st (1:49.37), SAM WIGGINS U23 (Loughborough University) 7th (PB 1:52.41) taking .61 of a second off his 2020 time
1500m – SM JEREMY DEMPSEY (England) 3rd (3:44.42), HENRY MCLUCKIE U20 (GB & NI Under 20) 4th (3:45.35)
100m Hurdles – SW LILY PARRIS U20 (GB & NI Under 20) (2nd Claim) 3rd (13.95 w-0.2)
110m Hurdles – SM EDSON GOMES 3rd (14.14 w1.1)
4×100m Relay – SM WALES 1st (SB 39.73), GB & NI U20 B 2nd (SB 40.22), SCOTLAND 3rd (SB 40.69), LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY 4th (SB 41.86)
4×100m Relay – SW GB & NI U20 A 1st (SB 45.07), GB & NI U20 B 2nd (45.17), ENGLAND 3rd (SB 45.74), WALES 4th (SB 45.80), LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY 5th (SB 48.46)
4×400m Relay – SM ENGLAND 1st (SB 3:08.62), GB & NI U20 B 2nd (SB 3:09.68), GUERNSEY 3rd (SB 3:13.50), LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY 4th (SB 3:13.69)
4×400m Relay – SW ENGLAND 1st (SB 3:35.50), SCOTLAND 2nd (SB 3:38.46), LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY 3rd (SB 3:42.15), WALES 4th (SB 3:43.16)
The relays were the first to take place in 2021, therefore their UK rankings are as their finishing positions
High Jump – SM CHARLIE KNOTT U20 8th (2.00m)
Pole Vault – SM GLEN QUAYLE U20 6th (SB 4.60m) and is ranked UK No.4 U20 in 2021
Long Jump – SM BRAD DAVIES-PUGHE U20 (GB & NI Under 20) 4th (SB 7.26m w-1.2) adding 3cm to his 25 April jump, and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2021
Triple Jump – SW JAZZ SEARS U23 3rd (12.17m w-0.7)
Shot 7.26kg – SM SCOTT LINCOLN (England) (HCA) 1st (19.61m)
Discus 1kg – SW SHADINE DUQUEMIN 2nd (54.91m), AMY HOLDER (2nd Claim) 3rd (54.33m) adding 5cm to her 17 April throw, and is ranked UK No.5 in 2021
Discus 2kg – SM NICK PERCY (Scotland) 2nd (62.20m), GREGORY THOMPSON (England) 3rd (59.70m)
Hammer 7.26kg – SM CHRIS BENNETT (Scotland) 2nd (74.73m), DEMPSEY MCGUIGAN 4th (SB 70.30m) adding 2.87m to his 8 May throw, and is ranked UK No.5 in 2021
Javelin 800g – SM DANIEL BAINBRIDGE U23 (Loughborough University) 2nd (71.85m)
Still awaiting team result to be published. Individual runners names for the relay teams have yet to be published.

ADIDAS BOOST BOSTON GAMES Took place in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on 23 May.
200m – SM ZHARNEL HUGHES 2nd (PB 19.93 w-0.3) equalling his 24 April time, which was over the wind limit, and is ranked UK No.1 in 2021, and a new Club Record

LEE VALLEY THROWS FEST Took place in Lee Valley on 23 May.
Shot 4kg – SX ALEXA EICHELMANN U23 4th (SB 10.23m)
Javelin 600g – SX LOUISE LOCKWOOD 1st (42.13m)
Javelin 800g – SX MILAN TRAJIKOVIC U20 2nd (PB 52.88m)

SOAR MK3000 PB SPECIAL MEETING Took place in Milton Keynes on 23 May.
3000m – SX B WILLIAM RYLE-HODGES 12th (SB 8:38.50), D LUCA STUBBS U20 11th (8:50.26), G SAMUEL GREENSTEIN U17 9th (SB 9:09.65)

ATHLETICS NORFOLK WEEKEND MEETING Took place in Norwich on 22 May.
Hammer 4kg – SX PHILIPPA DAVENALL 1st (60.90m)
Hammer 7.26kg – SM OLIVER GRAHAM U23 1st (60.46m)

HERNE HILL HARRIERS ENDURANCE MEETING Took place in Battersea Park on 22 May.
800m – SX 1 DYLAN EVANS 6th (SB 2:04.8)

LONDON HURDLES AND MIDDLE DISTANCE OPEN MEETING Took place in Bromley on 22 May.
100m Hurdles – SW 2 ALEXA EICHELMANN U23 7th (PB 16.90 nwr)
110m Hurdles – U20M RUBEN HEDMAN U20 1st (PB 14.44 w1.1) taking .16 of a second off his 6 May time, and is ranked UK No.6 U20 in 2021
400m Hurdles – SW 1 EMILY NEWNHAM U20 1st (PB 61.62) taking .2.58 seconds off her 8 May time, and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2021

NORTH OF ENGLAND LEAGUE EAST PREMIER Took place in Rotherham on 22 May.
800m – SM A ROBERT SHIPLEY (HCA) 1st (SB 48.85)

SOUTHAMPTON SPRING POLE VAULT OPEN MEETING Took place in Southampton on 22 May.
Pole Vault – SX B EMMA ANDERSSON 2nd (SB 3.80m) and is ranked UK No.8 in 2021

PARKRUN 5K Took place in Jersey on 22 May.
CLIFF GOLDING V65 78th (25.01) this was his 85th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place in Whitfords Nodes, Perth, Australia on 22 May.
STUART MOORE V60 26th (29.05) this was his 162nd Parkrun

WORLD ATHLETICS CONTINENTAL MEETING Took place in Dessau, Germany on 21 May.
100m – SM H2 OJIE EDOBURUN 2nd (SB 10.53 w0.3) taking .16 of a second off his 9 May time, in the Final OJIE finished 4th (SB 10.31 w2.2) taking .22 of a second off his H1 time

THE NYC QUALIFIER Took place in New York, New York, USA on 21 May.
5000m – SM LIAM DEE 5th (PB 13:46.95) taking 17.07 seconds off his 2016 time

HARROW SPRING OPEN MEETING Took place in Harrow on 20 May.
5000m – SX 2 DANIEL NICHOLS V35 12th (SB 17:56.22)
Discus 1.5kg – SM GABE LAMB U171st (PB 49.02m) adding 91cm to his 2020 throw, and is ranked UK No.2 U17 in 2021

CHARNWOOD OPEN MEETING Took place in Loughborough on 19 May.
200m – SX 3 SELINA HENDERSON 2nd (25.02 w0.6)
Discus 1kg – SW A SHADINE DUQUEMIN 2nd (PB 56.08m) adding 22cm to her 16 May throw, and is ranked UK No.3 in 2021
Discus 2kg – SM A NICK PERCY 1st (62.13m)

The 2 photographs were taken at the LOUGHBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL The 1st was taken by NADEEM SHAIKH showing the start of the 800m with KYLE LANGFORD in lane 5 and SAM WIGGINS in lane 8. the 2nd was taken by ENGLAND ATHLETICS showing the finish of the 800m with KYLE LANGFORD taking the win and SAM WIGGINS in 7th place.

 

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY 27 MAY UNTIL WEDNESDAY 23 JUNE – The current 2021 Summer Fixture Card can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/ also the contact details for all Team Managers can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/track-field/team-managers/
There are certain fixtures, that you will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee

ENGLAND SENIOR & U20 COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 29 May and Sunday 30 May at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women. For all entry details and full information please use this link
http://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics/english-national-championships
Entries Closed 

UK YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE LONDON WEST ROUND 1 The first fixture of four takes place on Sunday 30 May at the Bannister Stadium, Uxbridge Road, Harrow (Satnav HA3 6SW).
Age-Groups Under 17 & U20 Men/Women. This is the link to the timetable YDL UAG and N.S. Events Bannister 30 May 2021
Note: You will have to be selected by your respective Team Manager 

LEE VALLEY HURDLES AND STEEPLECHASE OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Monday 31 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
All age-groups including U13. Cost is £9 per event. Starts at 9.00am.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Thursday 27 May

BIG ISH FESTIVAL Takes place on Monday 31 May at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women. Link for entries https://www.bedfordgames.co.uk/
Note: You will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee
Entries Closed

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE ROUND 2A TRACK EVENTS ONLY – The second fixture of four takes place on Saturday 5 June at Finsbury Park Athletic Track, Harringay (Satnav N4 1EE).
Age-Groups Under 13, 15 & 17 Men/Women. The events are as follows – 100m, 200m, 1500m, Hurdles. This is the link to the timetable MYAL 2021 Timetables V1a Received 25-03-21
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager.
To Be Confirmed: Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 4 June as the declarations have to be in on Friday 5 June. 

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE ROUND 2B FIELD EVENTS ONLY – The second fixture of four takes place on Sunday 6 June at Perivale Park Athletic Track, Stockdove Way, Perivale, Greenford (Satnav UB6 8JT).
Age-Groups Under 13, 15 & 17 Men/Women. The events are as follows – High Jump, Long Jump, Shot, Hammer, Discus. This is the link to the timetable MYAL 2021 Timetables V1a Received 25-03-21
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager.
To Be Confirmed: Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 4 June as the declarations have to be in on Friday 5 June. 

NATIONAL ATHLETIC LEAGUE ROUND 1 The first of four fixtures takes place on Sunday 6 June at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women and U17s who have achieved a qualifying time. This is the link to the timetable NAL Timetable Four-Five Club Match 2021.docx
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager 

LEE VALLEY DOUBLE 100m/200m SPRINTS OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 9 June at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
Age-groups Under 17 and above. Cost is £9 per event, £12 for 2 events.
Timetable for track events –
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Sunday 6 June, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE ROUND 1 The first of four fixtures takes place on Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
Age-Groups U13 (100m and 800m only), U15, U17, U20 Men/Women Only. Entry is £8 per event but £4 to members of SBH. Online entry is now open at https://entry4sports.co.uk/#/
Entries Closing Date Midnight Saturday 29 May

SOUTHERN U15 AND U17 3000m CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Sunday 13 June at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online, please use this link – http://seaa.org.uk/index.php/onlinereg
Entries Closing Date Tuesday 1 June 

SOUTHERN U20 AND SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online, please use this link – http://seaa.org.uk/index.php/onlinereg
Entries Closing Date Tuesday 1 June

ENGLAND U20 & U23 CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 19 June and Sunday 20 June at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/entry-process-confirmed-for-2021-england-u20-and-u23-championships/
Entries Closing Date Sunday 6 June 

LEE VALLEY DOUBLE 100m SPRINTS OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 23 June at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
Age-groups Under 17 and above. Cost is £9 per event, £12 for 2 events.
Timetable for track events –
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Sunday 20 June, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

LEE VALLEY OPEN MEETING FIXTURES MAY TO SEPTEMBER – The fixtures can be found on their website https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events 
100m/200m Sprint Series – Wednesday 7 July (Closing date Sunday 4 July), Wednesday 4 August (Closing date Sunday 1 August), Wednesday 1 September (Closing date Sunday 29 August). Age-groups Under 13 and above. Entries are not open at present.
Double 100m Sprint Series – Wednesday 21 July (Closing date Sunday 18 July), Wednesday 18 August (Closing date Sunday 15 August). Age-groups Under 13 and above. Entries are not open at present.
Regarding Closing Dates – An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early.

SHAFTESBURY’S RED HOODY CAN BE FOUND WORLDWIDEAs you can see on the photograph, STUART MOORE is proudly wearing his new hoody, which he just received.

In the photograph is his wife CHRISTINE, also his son DECLAN who is 17 and a soccer player and his daughter LAUREN who is 14 and a netballer. But both can run alright – when they want to!
They live in the beautiful city of Perth in Western Australia, although currently it is winter, and yesterday it was 19 degrees centigrade. Their summer is slightly warmer than Sydney, and on Christmas Day it was over 30 degrees, and some days it can nudge over 40 degrees.
STUART is a regular runner in the local Parkrun’s and last weekend completed his 162nd race.

DR RON HILL MBE: 1938-2021The following article and photograph was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN.

One of Britain’s greatest and most famous runners has died at the age of 82. “Legend” is a word which can be bandied about all too easily but it is entirely appropriate when it comes to describing the former international marathon runner RON HILL MBE, who has died at the age of 82. Aside from his athletic success, he will be remembered as an innovator through his RONHILL clothing brand and for the astonishing running streak which saw him run every day for 52 years and 39 days – between 1964 and 2017. After a less than auspicious start to his international career, he finally became a marathon great with wins in the 1969 European Championships and 1970 Commonwealth Games, the same year in which he also won the Boston Marathon. In Edinburgh his time of (2:09:28) was then the second-fastest marathon in history, as well as being a British and European record. HILL did not enjoy the same results early in his career. In 1962 he failed to finish in the European Championships marathon and was then 19th in the 1964 Olympic marathon (as well as finishing 18th in the 10,000m), having gone into the race as the world’s second-fastest all-time. In 1966 he was fifth in the Commonwealth six-mile event and then 12th in the European marathon.

HILL was controversially left out of the 1968 Olympic Marathon team after a poor trials run but showed what might have been with a superb seventh in the 10,000m at high altitude in Mexico where he was only beaten by athletes who were born – or had trained for long periods – at altitude. Around this time, he also set a world record for 10 miles (46:44.0), as well as world records for 15 miles, 25km and the fastest ever 20 miles (1:36:28 in 1968). HILL was not quite in the same form in 1971, where he was third in the Europeans and then sixth in the 1972 Olympics, having been one of the favourites. There was a fourth-place finish at the 1976 Olympic Marathon trials but he continued to run as a Veteran, setting a British Vets over-40 marathon record of (2:15:46) in 1979 in New Orleans. There was cross country success, too, with second-place finishes at the International Cross Country in 1964 and 1968, as well as English National victories in 1966 and 1968. He also once won the UK Inter-Counties barefoot in the middle of the British winter. Hill won eight AAA titles (five at the marathon) and 15 medals, also enjoying success at the 6 miles and 10 mile championships. His racing career was superbly covered in his very detailed two-part book, The Long Hard Road. He was ahead of his time when it came to marathon preparation, helping to popularise the use of the pre-marathon carb-loading diet and, using his PhD in textile chemistry, he raced in breathable, mesh vests – unheard of at the time – to keep cool.

Towards the end of his top level running career, he founded RON HILL Sports in 1975, and focused on pioneering running clothes and fabrics. When Hill began his unbroken streak of consecutive daily runs, Beatlemania was all the rage, the British Parliament were still discussing whether to abolish the death penalty and Hollywood movie premieres included Mary Poppins and Goldfinger. In athletics, it was also the era of cinder tracks, PETER SNELL and ABEBE BIKILA, while the FOSBURY Flop had not yet been invented. “I used to find back streets to run down for my training runs,” HILL told Athletics Weekly, “because runners were considered an oddity. People used to shout ‘run, rabbit, run!’ or ‘up, one, two, three, four!’ and we had none of the fancy things that runners have today like GPS watches or heart rate monitors.” HILL’S running streak came to an end in 2017 due to ill health and he revealed that he had been diagnosed with dementia the following year. His passing was announced by his company RONHILL, with a message which read: “It is with immense sadness we today mourn the passing of British running legend Dr RON HILL MBE. Our founder, our inspiration, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a runner.”

RON HILL’S personal bests:
Mile: 4:10.1
Three miles: (13:27.2)
Six miles: (27:26.0)
10 miles: (46:44.0)
15 miles: (1:12:48.2)
25km: (1:15:22.6)
20 miles: (1:36:28)
Marathon: (2:09:28)

RETURN OF PARKRUN DELAYED UNTIL 26 JUNEThe following article and photograph was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

Organisers reluctantly abandon plans to stage the 5 June comeback of the popular series of 5km events. The long-awaited return of parkrun on 5 June has been postponed until 26 June at the earliest because not enough landowners and local councils had given the green light for events to take place on their patch. When the pandemic broke out the popular series of 5km events were stopped in March last year. There was an attempt to resume in the autumn of 2020 but it was scuppered by a rise in coronavirus cases.

During the winter parkrunners have been increasingly keen to get back into action with growing evidence showing that outdoor fitness barely has an impact on the spread of the disease, but nervous landowners and councils have not been keen to allow events to start up again. 5 June was the planned date for parkrun to re-start but with only around half of the nationwide events being currently allowed to take place, it means parkrun organisers have reluctantly put plans on hold for a further three weeks. They will now make a decision on 11 June over whether they can start up again on 26 June. The fear is that if only some parkruns resume then too many people will flood on to them from nearby events that have not yet re-started.

At present 287 parkruns have permission to start again on 26 June but discussions are ongoing with a further 287, whereas there are 14 other events where parkrun has not heard from the landowner.

THE ART OF TRIPLE JUMPThe following article and photograph was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph of JONATHAN EDWARDS by MARK SHEARMAN.

What are the keys to success when it comes to the event which asks competitors to master the hop and the skip, as well as the jump? We explain more – To non-athletics fans, the triple jump is perhaps misunderstood. It’s not an obvious test of human physical capability, like the long jump – no-one is ever going to have to hop, step and jump over a ditch, for example – however, the event’s combination of jumps can produce a phenomenal spectacle of athleticism, with men surpassing 18 metres and women 15 metres at elite level. To do this requires great skill, strength and courage.  

Triple jump fundamentals Speed is as crucial for the triple jumper as it is for the long jumper. However, the speeds generated by the former event are slightly slower than that of the latter. The fastest elite males will be taking off at a speed of around 10 metres per second and females around 9m/sec from the hop. However, what differentiates the triple jumper from the long jumper is the amount of landing force they will need to overcome. It has been estimated that hop landings can result in the jumper having to absorb between 15-20 times their bodyweight. Apparently, such is the load that the leg would actually break if the force was not returned in the milliseconds of the contact.

An elite jumper such as CHRISTIAN TAYLOR will have just 0.15m/sec to absorb and return force from the hop to step and 0.184m/sec for the step to jump. These figures from the 2017 London World Championships, where TAYLOR won with a leap of 17.68m, highlight the slowing that occurs during the triple jump going into the jump phase. As the jumper moves through the phases they lose horizontal velocity and therefore typically spend more time on the ground for the landings. The better jumpers are able to minimise speed loss through optimised technique, approach speed and very specific conditioning.

Speed Therefore, is fundamental. The triple jumper still needs good flat speed – the quicker the velocity at hop take-off, the greater the velocities there will be for the step and jump and therefore distance jumped. Simply put, the faster jumper has more speed to lose. In terms of “phase speed” the angles of take-off can make a big difference. It is often said that the best triple jumpers skim like a stone thrown across water at a shallow angle. This is more or less correct (triple jump style can have an effect) – the hop is performed from an angle of circa 15-18 degrees, while for the step the take-off angle is circa 15.5 degrees and for the jump 22 degrees. As noted, contact times typically increase for the step and definitely for the jump as horizontal velocity is lost and vertical velocity increases. As an example, when winning the world title in London TAYLOR produced a vertical jump velocity of over 6m/sec for this phase.

Power – Power is essential for successful triple jumping. It’s needed for run-up speed and for the hop, step and jump. Plyometrics are therefore fundamental. These activities develop what’s known as the stretch-reflex capacity in muscles. Crucial to plyometric training for triple jump is eccentric capacity. Indeed, this could be the most important area of power that needs developing for the triple jumper. An eccentric muscular action is a lengthening one – it happens at the ankle, knee and hip on ground contact for the triple. The various muscles (and other soft tissue) go on stretch to absorb the impact and brake downward force before the energy is fired back via muscle-shortening concentric actions. There are numerous jump and weights exercises that can be used to develop eccentric capacity. 

Weights Weight training is also fundamental for triple jump conditioning. However, its usage must be designed to really complement the other training the athlete is doing. This piece of the training jigsaw must fit with the rest – if not it can disrupt and even reduce development. As I’ve said before, strength for the sake of strength is a red herring for all events and not just the triple jump. Having said this, it is crucial that the jumper learns to handle very heavy weights with good form and with maximum neural commitment if they want to maximise their benefits. This is something that takes time. Something else that takes time is developing the robustness needed to withstand the forces involved in the triple. Bodyweight and lighter weight training, balance and stability work must all form part of the triple jumper’s training, no matter where they are in their event lifecycle. Development must not be rushed with young jumpers and their training must be specific and progressive. Young triple jumpers jump from closer to the pit in their respective age group competitions, however there is an argument that these distances are still too far. Compare what “steps” there are for hurdlers and throwers transitioning through the age groups and you will appreciate what’s being said here. 

Technique A look back at some of the great triple jumpers of the past such as WILLIE BANKS, VICTOR SANEYEV, JONATHAN EDWARDS and TAYLOR on the men’s side and ASHIA HANSEN, CATERINE IBARGUEN and YULIMA ROJAS on the women’s showcases the many technical and style variations within the triple jump.

Let’s pick out some key areas for consideration.

1: Arm action – Computer modelling suggests that a double arm action is superior compared to single arm variants. This applies particularly to male jumpers (see jargon-buster for more).

2: Pawing of the contacts – The foot needs to come back toward the track surface from an extended position, driven initially by the hip, to assist with preserving speed between the phases. The foot must also be held toes up to make strong contacts.

3: Hip drive – At all take-offs, there needs to be a very strong swing and lift of the free leg’s thigh. This will transfer momentum and extend phase length.

4: Dropping the hopping free leg long – From the hip drive from the hop it may be advantageous to drop the free leg down long to increase the control of forward momentum from the take-off and allow for greater range in the hop. This is something all males at least should do. Women’s triple jump technique can be different to men’s for various reasons beyond the scope of this article.

5: Phase ratio – This should be pretty even. The step will be the shorter phase but this needs to be between circa 26-30 per cent of total distance for males and females.

Examples to watch – JONATHAN EDWARDS’ Gothenburg world records – The ultimate skimmer and speed technician, EDWARDS achieved phase distances of 6.05m, 5.22m and 7.05m when he jumped 18.29m. YULIMAR ROJAS – The Venezuelan indoor world record holder (15.43m) keeps it very smooth, with everything going forward. Focus on her step and watch the free leg and arms literally directing her where she needs to go. PEDRO PABLO PICHARDO – The ultimate bouncer! The Portuguese former Cuban showcases the style of his country of birth with slightly higher phase trajectories which also befits his god given springs.
Read More: ASHIA HANSEN’S world record remembered

 Technique jargon-buster Double arm action and single arm action. References the use of the arms during the phases of the jump. For the double arm action both arms are drawn back prior to ground contact and driven through past and forward of the hips. For the single – of which there are variations usually on the hop and jump phases – both arms work independently through the take-off and flight.

 Coach tip Coach form, rhythm and balance over distance initially. From just a few steps place lines on the track leading to the pit that achieve circa 33% distances between the phases and get the young jumper to hit or be near to those lines as they jump. As most coaches will know, a lack of a step phase is the biggest distance killer in young athletes and this drill, if performed regularly from the onset of triple jump training, will start to train out that fault.

LATEST UPDATE ON RAY POWELL’S VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS  Hope that you are all keeping well, and a big thank you for those who have volunteered over the past 6 weeks.
Standard Chartered Great City Race Tuesday 20 July 25 volunteers required 22 at present 3 more required.
Big Half Marathon Sunday 22 August 30 volunteers required 15 at present 15 more required.
London Mini Marathon Sunday 3 October 62 volunteers needed 46 at present 16 more required.
I know that some of the races are a way off, but if you feel that you can help, please let me know now, as it makes the planning a lot easier. Please contact CLARE & RAY at ray571m@btopenworld.com

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GB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS 2021 These are the following World Athletics qualification standards for all GB athletes:
Men – 100m (10.05), 200m (20.24), 400m (44.90), 800m (1:45.20), 1500m (3:35.00), 5000m (13:13.50), 10000m (27:28.00), 3000m Steeplechase (8:22.0), 110m Hurdles (13.32), 400m Hurdles (48.90), High Jump (2.33), Pole Vault (5.80), Long Jump (8.22), Triple Jump (17.14), Shot Put (21.10), Discus (66.00), Hammer (77.50), Decathlon (8350), Marathon (2:11.30).
Women – 100m (11.15), 200m (22.80), 400m (51.35), 800m (1:59.50), 1500m (3:35.00), 5000m (15:10.00), 10000m (31:25.00), 3000m Steeplechase (9:30.00), 100m Hurdles (12.84), 400m Hurdles (55.40), High Jump (1.96), Pole Vault (4.70), Long Jump (6.82), Triple Jump (14.32), Shot Put (18.50), Discus (63.50), Hammer (72.50), Heptathlon (6420), Marathon (2:29.30).

The final date that all standards are to be achieved is Sunday 27 June, the Marathon date is Monday 29 March. Team selection for all events is on Monday 28 June, and the Marathon on Tuesday 30 March.

Link for the full GB selection policy document 2020-2021-Olympic-Games-Selection-Policy-October-2020

TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES ALL SCHEDULES – It is not long now before we take to the armchair for 19 days of sport, from Wednesday 21 July. When the games take place, Tokyo is 9 hours ahead of GMT time in London. This is the link to the schedule for all 46 competitions – https://tokyo2020.org/en/schedule/ Just click on any of the competitions, and their detailed schedule will be shown.

Regarding Athletics this is the schedule, which commences on Friday 30 July https://tokyo2020.org/en/schedule/athletics-schedule

On the first day of Athletics, which is on Friday 30 July, Tokyo morning session commences from 09.00 to 12noon, which means in London the session commences at Midnight on Friday 30 July, and finishes at 3.00m. Their evening session commences from 19.00 to 21.00, which means in London the session commences at 10.00 on Friday 30 July, and finishes at 12noon. The following sessions times vary slightly.

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.

STONEX STADIUM NOW OPEN – StoneX Stadium is now open to Club members, under strict conditions. Check with your Coach for details.

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

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Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 20 May 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 20 May to Krishawn Aiken, Shaka Bunsie, Zachary Caparanga, Sophie Connor, Sienna Corbyn, Liam Dee, Toby Edwards, Andrew Elkins, Alex Evelegh, Joshua Fisher, Zoe Holley, Rebecca Jeffery, Lucy Johnson, Gibril Mansaray, Harriet Mollinson, Alice Musgrove, Leonie Onyems and Michail Stamatogiannis

8 SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ATHLETES SELECTED FOR EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPSCongratulations to our athletes who will be competing in Poland next weekend.
CHRIS BENNETT (Hammer), OJIE EDOBURUN (100m and 4x100m Relay), JADE LALLY (Discus), SCOTT LINCOLN (Shot), LINA NIELSEN (4x400m Relay), MICHAEL OHIOZE (4x400m Relay), JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS (4x400m Relay) and JORDAN WATSON-BROWN (4x100m Relay).

The Championships take place in the Silesian Stadium, Chorzow, Poland on 29-30 May. The GB team will face France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Ukraine in the two-day match. They will also have to go through post-match quarantine for a minimum of 5 days to comply with Government Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Olympic head coach CHRISTIAN MALCOLM said: We have a rich history in this competition, so it was very important for us to take on our European competitors and earn as many points as possible. We have selected a team who will be pushing for every point across the board, so I am excited to see how these athletes will perform in Poland. It is a squad with a blend of some experienced GB & NI internationals but also a high number of developing athletes who will really benefit from this opportunity. “As is consistent with our approach to British teams this year, athletes were given the option to opt-in or opt-out of this event. With the Müller British Athletics Championships just under six weeks away, and the Olympic Games on the horizon, we recognise that every athlete’s plan is going to be different, so we are supporting all athletes to achieve what they feel is the best preparation possible. “In terms of the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams, this event will provide a valuable opportunity to try out different combinations and options as we look ahead beyond Tokyo. I’m looking forward to seeing this group of athletes step up to the challenge at this event.”

TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR THE LOUGHBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL – Congratulations to the 14 Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers athletes who will be representing either England, Scotland or GB & NI Under 20 teams at Loughborough this Sunday. Loughborough team to be announced.

ENGLAND LILY BECKFORD (4x400m Relay), JEREMY DEMPSEY (1500m), AMY HOLDER (Discus), REBECCA JEGGO (4x100m Relay), KYLE LANGFORD (800m), SCOTT LINCOLN (Shot), JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS (400m and 4x400m Relay), GREGORY THOMPSON (Discus), and JORDAN WATSON-BROWN (100m and 4x100m Relay).

SCOTLAND KRISHAWN AIKEN (400m, 4x100m Relay and 4x400m Relay) and NICK PERCY (Discus).

GB & NI UNDER 20 BRAD DAVIES-PUGHE U20 (Long Jump), HENRY MCLUCKIE U20 (1500m), LILY PARRIS (100m Hurdles) and EVE WRIGHT U20 (4x100m Relay).

MIDDLESEX UNDER 13/15 CHAMPIONSHIPSTakes place on Saturday 24 July at Lee Valley Athletics Centre. The link for on-line entries is: https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2021/GBR/mdx-ya/

YOU CAN NOW ENTER THE FIRST LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE FIXTURE The first of four fixtures takes place on Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June at Lee Valley Athletics Centre. Entries Closing Date Friday 28 May
LEE VALLEY THROWS FEST – Takes place on Sunday 23 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre. Entries Close Friday 21 May
LEE VALLEY HURDLES AND STEEPLECHASE OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Monday 31 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way. Entries Close Thursday 27 May
Full information on the above 3 fixtures, can be found in Upcoming Fixtures below

UPCOMING FIXTURES Shows all fixture information for the period Thursday 20 May until Wednesday 16 June, and follows straight after this week’s results.

SBH ALL-TIME TOP 10 There were two top 10 performances this week. Firstly in Southampton SHADINE DUQUEMIN threw a discus personal best (55.86m) adding 53cm to her 2019 throw, and ranks her UK No.3 in 2021, keeping her at No.3 on the all-time list. In Colchester OLIVER GRAHAM U23 produced a hammer personal best (62.34m) adding 31cm to his 2020 throw, and ranks him UK No.6 U23 in 2021, keeping him at No.7 on the all-time list.

THIS WEEK’S RESULTS With our US Based athletes were back competing in their respective championships, CHARLES HICKS won the 10000m and was 3rd in the 5000m, GEORGE EVANS had a busy meeting competing in 3 events, and EAVION RICHARDSON finished 5th in the Triple Jump. Elsewhere in California KYLE LANGFORD and ELLIE BAKER had solid 800m performances, and MICHAEL OHIOZE ran (20.88) in the 200m which ranks him UK No.7 in 2021.
Our young athletes were out in force, with 3 notable performances, firstly ZICO JONES in the 300m ran a personal best (37.22) which ranks him UK No.1 U15, AIMI WEIGHTMAN also ran a personal best in the 1500m (4:39.01) ranking her UK No.10 U17, finally KACEY WALTERS equalled her seasons best in the High Jump (1.65m) ranking her UK No.3 U17.
In the 100m JORDAN WATSON-BROWN ran a personal best (10.33 w0.0) ranking him UK No.4, also ALLANA FASHANU U20 also ran a personal best (12.09 w1.3) ranking her UK No.7 U20.
Another top performance came in the 400n Hurdles, HAYLEY MCLEAN ran a season best (57.57) ranking her UK No.2
In the field events SHADINE DUQUEMIN threw a discus personal best (55.86m) ranking her UK No.3, and another personal best from OLIVER GRAHAM in the hammer (62.34m) ranking him UK No.6 U23
There were 25 season bests, 22 personal bests, and 16 UK top 10 performances.

KETTERING OPEN MEETING Took place in Kettering on 18 May.
100m – SX 10 JASON PURBRICK U20 (2nd Claim) 3rd (11.45 w0.2)
400m – SX 4 MORGAN WEBSTER U23 1st (PB 48.65) taking 1.58 seconds off his 2018 time, SAM WIGGINS U23 2nd (PB 51.22) taking 4.78 seconds off his 2016 time 

BIRCHFIELD HARRIERS NATIONAL ATHLETICS LEAGUE WARM UP MEETING Took place in Nuneaton on 16 May.
100m – SM 1 DOMINIC ASHWELL U23 5th (10.52 w-1.5), 2 GERALD MATTHEW 5th (10.92 w1.5), 9 DOMINIC finished 8th (10.62 w2.7), 11 GERALD finished 3rd (SB 10.86 w0.2) equalling his 28 April time
100m – SW 2 EVE WRIGHT U20 4th (12.16 w0.9), 6 EVE finished 6th (12.21 w0.8)
200m – SM 3 GERALD MATTHEW 2nd (SB 21.77 w0.5)
200m – SW 2 HANNAH FOSTER U20 2nd (SB 24.58 w0.1) and is ranked UK No.6 U20 in 2021
400m – SM 5 NIAL CARNEY 5th (50.71)
400m – SW 1 LILY BECKFORD 5th (53.88)
110m Hurdles – SM 1 EDSON GOMES 3rd (PB 13.85) taking .31 of a second off his 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.5 in 2021
400m Hurdles – SW 2 HAYLEY MCLEAN 2nd (57.94)
High Jump – SM DAVID SMITH 1st (SB 2.20m) and is ranked UK No.2 in 2021
Triple Jump – SM JOSH WOODS U20 2nd (PB 14.76m w0.0) adding 19cm to his 2019 jump, and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2021
Shot 7.26kg – SM EVAN CAMPBELL U23 2nd (PB 13.65m)

CITY OF YORK CLUB MEETING Took place in York on 16 May.
100m – SM 1 MAYOWO ORI-WILLIAMS U20 2nd (PB 11.6 nwr) taking .31 of a second off his 2017 time
200m – SM 1 ROBERT SHIPLEY (HCA) 1st (23.1 nwr), MAYOWO ORI-WILLIAMS U20 3rd (SB 23.5 nwr)
400m – SM 1 ROBERT SHIPLEY (HCA) 1st (SB 49.1)
Shot 7.26kg – SM SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 1st (20.69m)

SOUTH WEST ATHLETICS ACADEMY OPEN MEETING Took place in Exeter on 16 May.
100m – SX 1 KIERA GILMAN U20 (2nd Claim) 3rd (SB 12.91 w1.4)
800m – SX 2 NATHAN GODDARD U20 3rd (SB 2:00.83)

COLCHESTER THROWS INVITATIONAL MEETING Took place in Colchester on 16 May.
Hammer 4kg – SW PHILIPPA DAVENALL 1st (59.36m)
Hammer 7.26kg – SM OLIVER GRAHAM U23 2nd (PB 62.34m) adding 31cm to his 2020 throw, and is ranked UK No.6 U23 in 2021 

SOUTHAMPTON THROWS AND JUMP OPEN MEETING Took place in Winchester on 16 May.
Discus 1kg – SW A SHADINE DUQUEMIN 2nd (PB 55.86m) adding 53cm to her 2019 throw, and is ranked UK No.3 in 2021, AMY HOLDER (2nd Claim) 4th (50.88m)
Discus 2kg – SM A NICK PERCY 2nd (61.61m), GREGORY THOMPSON 3rd (SB 60.93m) adding 74cm to his 25 April throw, and is ranked UK No.3 in 2021 

SOUTHAMPTON MAY OPEN MEETING Took place in Southampton on 16 May.
1500m – SX 7 AIMI WEIGHTMAN U17 7th (PB 4:39.01) taking 6.21 seconds off her 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.10 U17 in 2021 

CAMBRIDGE HARRIERS CLUB TRIALS MEETING Took place in Eltham on 15 May.
High Jump – SW KACEY WALTERS U17 1st (SB 1.65m) equalling her 1 May jump, and is ranked UK No.3 U17 in 2021

LIGA JOMA DE CLUBES DH HOMBRES MEETING Took place in Valencia, Spain on 15 May.
3000m – SM ISAAC HIRSHMAN CHANDLER U20 4th (PB 8:34.57) taking 34.25 seconds off his 2017 time

MIDSUMMER TRACK NIGHT MEETING Took place in Vienna, Austria on 15 May.
100m – SM H1 JORDAN WATSON-BROWN 1st (PB 10.33 w0.0) taking .21 of a second off his 25 April time, and is ranked UK No.4 in 2021, in the Final JORDAN finished 1st (10.58 w-0.1)
200m – SM 1 JORDAN WATSON-BROWN 4th (21.86 w0.0)

PARKRUN 5K Took place in Jersey on 15 May.
AMANDA BAILEY 36th (21.30) this was her 43rd Parkrun, CLIFF GOLDING V65 114th (24.48) this was his 84th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place in Perry Lakes, Perth, Australia on 8 May.
STUART MOORE V60 65th (29.02) this was his 161st Parkrun

PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS Took place in Los Angeles, California, USA on 14-16 May.
5000m – SM CHARLES HICKS (Stanford University) 3rd (13:35.60)
10000m – SM CHARLES HICKS (Stanford University) 1st (28:39.46)

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS Took place in Champaign, Illinois, USA on 14-16 May.
Triple Jump – SW EAVION RICHARDSON (University of Iowa) 5th (12.47m w2.5)

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS Took place in Manhattan, Kansas, USA on 14-16 May.
Shot 7.26kg – SM GEORGE EVANS (Kansas University) 7th (17.05m)
Discus 2kg – SM GEORGE EVANS (Kansas University) 4th (54.33m)
Hammer 7.26kg – SM GEORGE EVANS (Kansas University) 13th (54.69m)

TRACK MEET SOUND RUNNING MEETING Took place in Irvine, California, USA on 14-15 May.
800m – SM KYLE LANGFORD 2nd (SB 1:47.00) taking .08 of a second off his 9 May time, and is ranked UK No.10 in 2021
800m – SW 2 ELLIE BAKER 3rd (2:01.82)

APU LAST CHANCE TWILIGHT MEETING Took place in Azusa, California, USA on 14-15 May.
100m – SM 1 MICHAEL OHIOZE 5th (SB 10.56 w2.0) taking .03 of a second off his 20 March time
200m – SM 2 MICHAEL OHIOZE 1st (SB 20.88 w1.6) taking .35 of a second off his 20 March time, and is ranked UK No.7 in 2021

ATHLETICS NORFOLK FRIDAY EVENING OPEN MEETING Took place in Norwich on 14 May.
200m – SX 10 DECARIE DAVIES U20 1st (SB 22.5 w-1.0), CALVIN SMITH U17 3rd (SB 22.9 w-1.0) taking .17 of a second off his 17 April time, and is ranked UK No.7 U17 in 2021

HARROW SPRING OPEN MEETING Took place in Harrow on 13 May.
200m – SX 3 DINA SILVERMAN U15 2nd (PB 26.45 w3.0) taking 3.35 seconds off her 2020 time
300m – SX 5 ZICO JONES U15 3rd (PB 37.22) taking .26 of a second off his 2020 time, and is ranked UK No.1 U15 in 2021
400m – SX 2 VICTORIA GODFREY U20 6th (SB 66.69), SOPHIA VENTER U20 7th (PB 72.27), 3 SYDNEY ALLEN U20 7th (PB 63.10), 4 DYLAN HAMMOND U17 1st (PB 55.64), 5 CONOR O’KEEFFE U20 4th (54.62), LEO RONCARATI U17 6th (55.18) taking 4.57 seconds off his 2018 time, 6 JONATHAN BOARDMAN U20 8th (PB 55.89) taking .19 of a second off his 2019 time
Long Jump – U20X B DINA SILVERMAN U15 6th (PB 4.43m w1.5) adding 1.41m to her 2019 jump

BMC GOLD STANDARD RACES Took place in Birmingham on 12 May.
1500m – Men’s A MARK PEARCE 1st (PB 3:44.43) taking 2.33 seconds off his 2020 time, MITCHEL COX U23 7th (PB 3:48.11) taking 4.58 seconds off his 8 May time

BMC REGIONAL RACES Took place in Wormwood Scrubs on 12 May.
3000m – Men’s A THOMAS BUTLER 8th (SB 8:31.33)
3000m – Mixed B NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ 8th (SB 9:47.88) 

LOUGHBOROUGH OPEN MEETING Took place in Loughborough on 12 May.
100m – SW 1 ALLANA FASHANU U20 1st (PB 12.09 w1.3) equalling her 28 April time, and is ranked UK No.7 U20 in 2021
200m – SM 2 JORDAN WATSON-BROWN 2nd (21.44 w-0.1)
200m – SW 1 ALLANA FASHANU U20 3rd (PB 24.97 w0.0) and is ranked UK No.5 U20 in 2021
400m – SM 1 JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS 1st (SB 46.69) taking .08 of a second off his 25 April time
1500m – SW SCARLETT KENT U20 7th (SB 5:01.39)
100m Hurdles – SW 1.2 MARLI JESSOP U20 3rd (14.36 w-1.1), 2.2 MARLI finished 1st (14.21 w0.1)
400m Hurdles – SM DANIEL REES 2nd (SB 55.02) taking 2.09 seconds off his 8 May time
Javelin 800g – SM DANIEL BAINBRIDGE U23 2nd (69.47m)

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM SERIES 2 MEETING Took place in Birmingham on 12 May.
100m – SX 1A DAVID BROOKS U20 3rd (PB 12.16 w-0.7) taking .84 of a second off his 18 April time, 1B EVIE WRIGHT U20 2nd (12.6 w-0.6), 2A JOSH WOODS U20 3rd (SB 11.45 w-0.9), 2B DAVID BROOKS U20 1st (PB 12.1 w0.7) taking .06 of a second off his 1A time, 4 JOSH WOODS U20 3rd (11.46 w-0.2)
400m – SX 3 EVAN CAMPBELL U23 1st (PB 52.13) taking .79 of a second off his 2019 time
400m Hurdles – SW 2 HAYLEY MCLEAN 1st (SB 57.57) taking .67 of a second off her 1 May time, and is ranked UK No.2 in 2021
High Jump – SX A EVAN CAMPBELL U23 6th (SB 1.87m)
Long Jump – SX A BRAD DAVIES-PUGHE U20 2nd (7.12m w0.0)

THAMES VALLEY HARRIERS OPEN MEETING Took place in Wormwood Scrubs on 12 May.
100m – SX 6 ZANSON PLUMMER 1st (SB 10.93 w0.3)

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKSThe current 2021 Summer Fixture Card can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/ also the contact details for all Team Managers can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/track-field/team-managers/
There are certain fixtures, that you will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE ROUND 1A FIELD EVENTS ONLY – The first fixture of four takes place on Saturday 22 May at Finsbury Park Athletic Track, Harringay (Satnav N4 1EE).
Age-Groups Under 13, 15 & 17 Men/Women. The events are as follows – High Jump, Long Jump, Shot, Hammer, Javelin. This is the link to the timetable MYAL 2021 Timetables V1a Received 25-03-21
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager.
To Be Confirmed: Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 20 May as the declarations have to be in on Friday 21 May. 

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE ROUND 1B TRACK EVENTS ONLY – The first fixture of four takes place on Sunday 23 May at Perivale Park Athletic Track, Stockdove Way, Perivale, Greenford (Satnav UB6 8JT).
Age-Groups Under 13, 15 & 17 Men/Women. The events are as follows – 200m, 300m/400m, 800m, Hurdles. This is the link to the timetable MYAL 2021 Timetables V1a Received 25-03-21
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager.
To Be Confirmed: Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 20 May as the declarations have to be in on Friday 21 May. 

LOUGHBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL Takes place on Sunday 23 May at the Loughborough University Track, Ashby Road, Loughborough (Satnav LE11 3TU).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women.
Note: There are Guest Entries, but limited, this is the link https://www.lboro.ac.uk/sport/sports/athletics/loughborough-international-athletics/

LEE VALLEY THROWS FEST – Takes place on Sunday 23 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
All age-groups. Events Discus, Shot and Hammer. Cost is £9 per event. Starts at 10.00am.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Friday 21 May, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

LEE VALLEY DOUBLE 100m SPRINTS OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 26 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
All age-groups including U13s. Cost is £9 per event, £12 for 2 events.
Timetable commences at 7.00pm.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Sunday 23 May, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early 

ENGLAND SENIOR & U20 COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 29 May and Sunday 30 May at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women. For all entry details and full information please use this link
http://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics/english-national-championships
Note: You will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee. 

UK YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE LONDON WEST ROUND 1 The first fixture of four takes place on Sunday 30 May at the Bannister Stadium, Uxbridge Road, Harrow (Satnav HA3 6SW).
Age-Groups Under 17 & U20 Men/Women. This is the link to the timetable YDL UAG Timetables 2021 Matches 1 & 2
Note: You will have to be selected by your respective Team Manager 

LEE VALLEY HURDLES AND STEEPLECHASE OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Monday 31 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
All age-groups including U13. Cost is £9 per event. Starts at 9.00am.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Thursday 27 May, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

BIG ISH FESTIVAL Takes place on Monday 31 May at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women. Link for entries https://www.bedfordgames.co.uk/
Note: You will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee
Closing Date Sunday 23 May

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE ROUND 2A TRACK EVENTS ONLY – The second fixture of four takes place on Saturday 5 June at Finsbury Park Athletic Track, Harringay (Satnav N4 1EE).
Age-Groups Under 13, 15 & 17 Men/Women. The events are as follows – 100m, 200m, 1500m, Hurdles. This is the link to the timetable MYAL 2021 Timetables V1a Received 25-03-21
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager.
To Be Confirmed: Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 4 June as the declarations have to be in on Friday 5 June. 

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE ROUND 2B FIELD EVENTS ONLY – The second fixture of four takes place on Sunday 6 June at Perivale Park Athletic Track, Stockdove Way, Perivale, Greenford (Satnav UB6 8JT).
Age-Groups Under 13, 15 & 17 Men/Women. The events are as follows – High Jump, Long Jump, Shot, Hammer, Discus. This is the link to the timetable MYAL 2021 Timetables V1a Received 25-03-21
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager.
To Be Confirmed: Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 4 June as the declarations have to be in on Friday 5 June. 

NATIONAL ATHLETIC LEAGUE ROUND 1 The first of four fixtures takes place on Sunday 6 June at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women. This is the link to the timetable NAL Timetable Four-Five Club Match 2021.docx
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager 

LEE VALLEY DOUBLE 100m/200m SPRINTS OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 9 June at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
Age-groups Under 17 and above. Cost is £9 per event, £12 for 2 events.
Timetable for track events –
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Sunday 6 June, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

SOUTHERN U20 AND SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June, venue to be confirmed. Also includes the Under 15/17 Men and Women 3000m Championships on Saturday 12 June.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online, please use this link – http://seaa.org.uk/index.php/events/track-and-field
Entries Closing Date Tuesday 1 June 

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE ROUND 1 The first of four fixtures takes place on Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
Age-Groups U15, U17, U20 Men/Women Only. Entry is £8 per event but £4 to members of SBH. Online entry is now open at https://entry4sports.co.uk/#/
Entries Closing Date Friday 28 May

LEE VALLEY OPEN MEETING FIXTURES MAY TO SEPTEMBER – The fixtures can be found on their website https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events 
100m/200m Sprint Series – Wednesday 7 July (Closing date Sunday 4 July), Wednesday 4 August (Closing date Sunday 1 August), Wednesday 1 September (Closing date Sunday 29 August). Age-groups Under 13 and above. Entries are not open at present.
Double 100m Sprint Series – Wednesday 23 June (Closing date Sunday 20 June), Wednesday 21 July (Closing date Sunday 18 July), Wednesday 18 August (Closing date Sunday 15 August). Age-groups Under 13 and above. Entries are not open at present.
Regarding Closing Dates – An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early.

DAVE BEDFORD QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS INTERVIEW Was conducted with Athletics Weekly recently, in which DAVE covers his best races, training schedule, his lifelong friendship with BOB PARKER, and todays athletics.

ROLLERCOASTER 12 MONTHS FOR HAMMER THROWER CHRIS BENNETTThe following article and photograph was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN.

Scottish athlete struggled mentally and physically during the pandemic but is rounding into great form with the Manchester Invitational in his sights. As with most athletes, CHRIS BENNETT has had his fair share of trials over the last 12 months. However, the Scottish hammer thrower, who is gearing up for the new Manchester Invitational later this month, has enjoyed plenty of ups too and believes he is now in the shape of his life. On the downside, the twice Commonwealth finalist lost his main source of income due to the pandemic restrictions so had to work full-time, he ended up tipping the scales 24kg over his ideal weight and he suffered due to closed training facilities. However, he has found peace with the weighing scales, had the perfect training build-up this winter, and is eyeing up the Tokyo qualification mark with confidence. The Glaswegian, who was 19th in qualifying in Rio 2016, in April had one of his best throws since that Olympic year when he went out to (75.69m). He says: “I think there’s more in there. I didn’t expect to throw that far that early, so it’s quite nice. I feel like I’m in better shape than I ever was before Rio, so it’s quite exciting but quite frightening at the same time because the Olympics are just around the corner and it could be special.”

At the start of the first lockdown, BENNETT was forced to take a full-time supermarket delivery job when he was unable to do his usual job visiting schools. However, after four months, he decided to switch to part-time and it was around then that he decided he needed to rebuild. “I think the pandemic’s been good and bad for me in the same way,” he says. “It was bad because I couldn’t really train, but it was good because it’s given me that focus and drive back to do it. I don’t think other people could say that – I think it more went the other way that they maybe fell out of love with the sport with the lack of opportunities, lack of competing, so for me the pandemic’s been a blessing in disguise.”

He says finishing runner-up to CRAIG MURCH at the British Championships last September gave him a further boost: “It gave me the fire to just get back into training, I took a week off and then I’ve just had a clear run at training. I’ve had no real injuries, no disruptions, I’ve been really fortunate so from December to now I’ve not missed a day’s training because of lack of facilities or what not. For me, the consistency has been the big thing.” BENNETT, who has revealed his struggles with mental health, was particularly hard hit when he was disappointed with 10th at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The ANDY FROST-coached athlete says: “I wasn’t really enjoying life, and I really wondered if I wanted to be here. I had some proper deep, dark thoughts.” He says the recovery period allowed him to rethink his motivations. “It’s taken a long time to get here, but I feel like I’m back and better than I ever was before, so it’s a nice place to be in at this time of the year,” he says. The Shaftesbury Barnet Harrier is out to gain the Olympic qualifier of (77.50m) rather than having to hope for an invite based on World Athletics’ rankings system. “For the first time ever I firmly believe I can do an outright qualifying mark,” he says. “I don’t want to leave it in someone else’s hands because if I don’t throw (77.50m) and I don’t get picked then I’ve got no one else to blame but myself. If I throw (77.50m) and I get top-two at the trials, they’ve got to take me.” After throwing (75.36m) at the European Throwing Cup in Split last weekend, he is looking forward to the new meeting in Manchester on 27 May.

BBC TO COVER DIAMOND LEAGUE UNTIL 2024The following article and photograph was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN.

British broadcaster strikes deal to show Wanda Diamond League meetings for the next four years. BBC Sport has announced a new rights deal which sees every Wanda Diamond League event live on the BBC until 2024. The new four-year deal kicks off with live coverage from the Müller Grand Prix Gateshead from 7pm on Sunday May 23 on BBC Two. The 2021 series will see 14 meetings in total, with the Diamond League in Doha taking place five days after Gateshead. Meetings will then take place at other locations throughout the summer before ending with a two-day meet in Zurich in September. All will be available live on the BBC across either network TV or BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio and BBC Red Button. BARBARA SLATER, Director of BBC Sport said: “These events showcase the very best talent that athletics has to offer as well as the emergence of the stars of the future. In what is set to be a thrilling year for the sport, we’re delighted to bring viewers a wealth of live athletics coverage from the Diamond League.”

BBC, say it adds to an existing athletics portfolio which includes the Olympic Games, World Athletics Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games, plus the London Marathon, Great North Run and Great Manchester Run plus the European and World Indoor Championships.

RETURN OF PARKRUN IN JEOPARDY The following article and photograph was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by REBECCA BURNS.

Little over a quarter of parkrun venues in the UK have permission from their landowner ahead of its 5 June comeback. It has been well over a year since parkrun took place for adults in Britain but its planned return next month “hangs in the balance” according to organisers due to only 27% of the 5km events having been given the green light by landowners. Only 161 of 589 of the venues have permission from local authorities and private landowners to resume early next month. “As things stand,” parkrun said on Friday (14 May), “the return of the free, weekly, community events hangs in the balance, with organisers confirming that the number of permissions must increase significantly over the next seven days for any of the events to return on Saturday 5 June as planned.” In a strong statement, parkrun added: “Despite legal permission to return and support from Government, Public Health England and Sport England, a combination of obstacles including misunderstanding the Government’s Roadmap, reluctance, hesitation and unnecessary red tape threatens to delay the return of parkrun indefinitely.

“With all other sports returning, alongside the reopening of indoor dining and hospitality, further roadblocks to parkrun’s return feel unreasonable, with non-response, red tape and internal administrative processes standing in the way of the inclusive, community physical activity.” Attempts last autumn to bring parkrun back in late October were scuppered by a second wave of the coronavirus which ultimately led to an English lockdown in November. But recently junior parkrun events have successfully returned and parkrun events generally have had permission to return since March, as part of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown.” A decision over the 5 June return will be made by parkrun on 21 May with fears that if only a small number of events return then they could be overwhelmed with participants.

LATEST UPDATE ON RAY POWELL’S VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS  Hope that you are all keeping well, and a big thank you for those who have volunteered over the past 6 weeks.
Standard Chartered Great City Race Tuesday 20 July 25 volunteers required 22 at present 3 more required.
Big Half Marathon Sunday 22 August 30 volunteers required 15 at present 15 more required.
London Mini Marathon Sunday 3 October 62 volunteers needed 46 at present 16 more required.
I know that some of the races are a way off, but if you feel that you can help, please let me know now, as it makes the planning a lot easier. Please contact CLARE & RAY at ray571m@btopenworld.com

SBH ANNOUNCERS REQUIRED – GERALD ALTERMAN has sent me the following request.
As a result of the retirement of PETER MATTHEWS and TONY MILLER and the recent death of MARTIN ETCHELLS, we are very short of announcers for our Home fixtures.

England Athletics have told GERALD “we are today releasing a news story regarding a couple of workshops for announcing, during May and dependant on how that goes we may well have more people interested in developing skills at local level. These two workshops are more of an introduction and are informative about what skills are needed and sharing of good practise. ROB WALKER will be delivering these two workshops with ALISON POTTS on the 13 and 20 May, at 7pm-8.30pm, via Zoom.

I am sure we have a few budding STEVE CRAMs or GABBY LOGANs amongst you, therefore this is the link for you to sign up https://www.englandathletics.org/officiating/development-opportunities/athletics-announcer-training/

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
SBH 2021 Summer Fixture Card – SBH Summer 2021 Fixture Card Front Sheet – Issued 11-04-21SBH Summer 2021 Fixture Card Fixtures – Issued 11-04-21
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.

GB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS 2021 These are the following World Athletics qualification standards for all GB athletes:
Men – 100m (10.05), 200m (20.24), 400m (44.90), 800m (1:45.20), 1500m (3:35.00), 5000m (13:13.50), 10000m (27:28.00), 3000m Steeplechase (8:22.0), 110m Hurdles (13.32), 400m Hurdles (48.90), High Jump (2.33), Pole Vault (5.80), Long Jump (8.22), Triple Jump (17.14), Shot Put (21.10), Discus (66.00), Hammer (77.50), Decathlon (8350), Marathon (2:11.30).
Women – 100m (11.15), 200m (22.80), 400m (51.35), 800m (1:59.50), 1500m (3:35.00), 5000m (15:10.00), 10000m (31:25.00), 3000m Steeplechase (9:30.00), 100m Hurdles (12.84), 400m Hurdles (55.40), High Jump (1.96), Pole Vault (4.70), Long Jump (6.82), Triple Jump (14.32), Shot Put (18.50), Discus (63.50), Hammer (72.50), Heptathlon (6420), Marathon (2:29.30).

The final date that all standards are to be achieved is Sunday 27 June, the Marathon date is Monday 29 March. Team selection for all events is on Monday 28 June, and the Marathon on Tuesday 30 March.

Link for the full GB selection policy document 2020-2021-Olympic-Games-Selection-Policy-October-2020

TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES ALL SCHEDULES – It is not long now before we take to the armchair for 19 days of sport, from Wednesday 21 July. When the games take place, Tokyo is 9 hours ahead of GMT time in London. This is the link to the schedule for all 46 competitions – https://tokyo2020.org/en/schedule/ Just click on any of the competitions, and their detailed schedule will be shown.

Regarding Athletics this is the schedule, which commences on Friday 30 July https://tokyo2020.org/en/schedule/athletics-schedule

On the first day of Athletics, which is on Friday 30 July, Tokyo morning session commences from 09.00 to 12noon, which means in London the session commences at Midnight on Friday 30 July, and finishes at 3.00m. Their evening session commences from 19.00 to 21.00, which means in London the session commences at 10.00 on Friday 30 July, and finishes at 12noon. The following sessions times vary slightly.

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.

STONEX STADIUM NOW OPEN FROM 29 MARCH StoneX Stadium is now open to Club members, under strict conditions. Check with your Coach for details.

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

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.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA Currently closed.

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM  Contact CLYDE GORDON on 07753 985525.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM Currently Suspended.

PARKRUN 5K RESULTSIs due to re-commence Saturday 5 June

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 13 May 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 13 May to Chiyenne Adrien, Malachi Amadi, Scott Amir, Sabrina Bakare, Dave Bradley, Evan Campbell, Oliver Graham, Asha Horbacki, Harry Kyriacou, Barnie Malladaine, James Musa, Haaris Mwagaza, Elizabeth Newnham, Arthur Phillips, Lily Rachel and Efe Uwaifo

RECENT NEW MEMBERSWe wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to JANE DIXON, HANNAH PULLAR and CARYS OKOLIE-LOI.

YOU CAN NOW ENTER THE FIRST LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE FIXTURE The first of four fixtures takes place on Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
Age-Groups U15, U17, U20 Men/Women Only. Entry is £8 per event but £4 to members of SBH. Online entry is now open at https://entry4sports.co.uk/#/
Entries Closing Date Friday 28 May

(NEW EVENT) LEE VALLEY THROWS FEST – Takes place on Sunday 23 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
All age-groups. Events Discus, Shot and Hammer. Cost is £9 per event. Starts at 10.00am.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Friday 21 May, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

(NEW EVENT) LEE VALLEY HURDLES AND STEEPLECHASE OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Monday 31 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
All age-groups including U13. Cost is £9 per event. Starts at 9.00am.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Thursday 27 May, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

UPCOMING FIXTURES Shows all fixture information for the period Thursday 13 May until Wednesday 9 June, and follows straight after this week’s results.

THIS WEEK’S RESULTS With our US Based athletes not competing this week, the highlight of the week-end was in Manchester. The BMC Grand Prix had exceptional fields throughout the meeting, in the 1500m A race JEREMY DEMPSEY won with a PB (3:42.49) ranking him UK No.2 U23 in 2021, in the D race KRISTIAN IMROTH also ran a PB (3:50.41) ranking him UK No.7 U20 in 2021. In the 5000m A race MARK PEARCE ran a PB (14:05.92) just fending off HENRY MCLUCKIE U20 (14:06.70). In the sprints OJIE EDOBURUN had his first races of the year, and in Scotland KRISHAWN AIKEN had PBs in the 100m & 200m. Our field event athletes were on top form, with DANIEL BAINBRIDGE extending his Javelin PB (73.73m) adding 1.02m to his 17 April throw, ranking him UK No.1 U23 in 2021, in the Discus NICK PERCY threw a SB (62.52m) adding 1.08m to his 17 April throw, ranking him UK No.2 in 2021, finally in the European throwing cup in Croatia CHRIS BENNETT won the Hammer with (75.36m).

Our young athletes won two Kent titles, in the U20W 400m Hurdles EMILY NEWNHAM won with a PB (64.20) ranking her UK No.3 U20 in 2021, and the U17W High Jump KACEY WALTERS took the title with (1.60m). There were 14 seasons best, 13 personal bests, and 10 UK top 10 performances.

USATF GOLDEN GAMES MEETING Took place in Walnut, California, USA on 9 May.
800m – SM KYLE LANGFORD 9th (SB 1:47.08) taking 1.30 seconds off his 9 February time, and is ranked UK No.9 in 2021
800m – SW B ELLIE BAKER 3rd (PB 2:00.24) taking 1.78 seconds off her 2018 time, and is ranked UK No.6 in 2021
3000m Steeplechase – SW LIZZIE BIRD 7th (SB 9:36.36) taking 1.89 seconds off her 23 April time, and is ranked UK No.2 in 2021

LOUGHBOROUGH AND ENGLAND ATHLETICS THROWS PATHWAY INVITATIONAL MEETING Took place in Loughborough on 9 May.
Hammer 7.26kg – SM OLIVER GRAHAM U23 2nd (60.46m)
Javelin 800g – SM DANIEL BAINBRIDGE U23 2nd (PB 73.73m) adding 1.02m to his 17 April throw, and is ranked UK No.1 U23 in 2021

NORTH EAST COUNTIES OPEN MEETING Took place in Middlesbrough on 9 May.
200m – SX 13 ROBERT SHIPLEY (HCA) 2nd (PB 22.06 w2.9) taking .05 of a second off his 2017 time
400m Hurdles – SM JASON NICHOLSON U23 (HCA) 1st (PB 52.02) taking .70 of a second off his 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.3 in 2021

TRAFFORD SENIOR OPEN MEETING Took place in Stretford on 9 May.
100m – SX 20 OJIE EDOBURUN 1st (SB 10.69 w-2.7)
200m – SX 22 OJIE EDOBURUN 1st (SB 21.67 w-1.0)
Discus 2kg – SM B NICK PERCY 1st (SB 62.52m) adding 1.08m to his 17 April throw, and is ranked UK No.2 in 2021

PETERBOROUGH AND NENE VALLEY OPEN MEETING Took place in Peterborough on 9 May.
Hammer 4kg – SX PHILIPA DAVENALL 1st (61.65m)

EUROPEAN THROWING CUP Took place in Split, Croatia on 8-9 May.
Shot 7.26kg – SM A SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 3rd (20.25m)
Hammer 7.26kg – SM A CHRIS BENNETT 1st (75.36m), B DEMPSEY MCGUIGAN 7th (SB 67.43m) and is ranked UK No.8 in 2021

KENT COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS Took place in Ashford on 8-9 May.
400m Hurdles – U20W EMILY NEWNHAM U20 1st (PB 64.20) and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2021
High Jump – U17W KACEY WALTERS U17 1st (1.60m)

PAR MINI SERIES MEETING Took place in Par on 8-9 May.
1500m – SX 1 NATHAN GODDARD U20 3rd (SB 4:07.70)

BMC GRAND PRIX Took place in Stretford on 8 May.
1500m – Men’s A JEREMY DEMPSEY U23 1st (PB 3:42.49) taking 2.73 seconds off his 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.2 U23 in 2021, C MITCHEL COX U23 1st (PB 3:52.69) taking .81 of a second off his 28 April time, D KRISTIAN IMROTH U20 1st (PB 3:50.41) taking 15.13 seconds off his 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.7 U20 in 2021
5000m – Men’s A MARK PEARCE 8th (PB 14:05.92) taking 1 minute and 2.31 seconds off his 2015 time, HENRY MCLUCKIE U20 9th (14:06.70), PHILLIP CROUT 17th (SB 14:56.53), B DYLAN EVANS 11th (14:27.50)

4J STUDIOS SCOTTISH ATHLETICS INVITATIONAL MEETING Took place in Kilmarnock on 8 May.
100m – SM KRISHAWN AIKEN 1st (PB 10.59 w1.9) taking .13 of a second off his 2017 time
200m – SM KRISHAWN AIKEN 2nd (PB 21.36 w2.6) taking .02 of a second off his 2018 time
400m Hurdles – SM DANIEL REES 2nd (SB 57.11) taking .13 of a second off his 2017
High Jump – SX LEWIS MCGUIRE 1st (SB 2.00m), CLAIRE MCGARVEY U23 4th (SB 1.65m)
Shot 7.26kg – SM ANGUS MCINROY 1st (SB 14.22m)
Discus 2kg – SM ANGUS MCINROY 1st (SB 46.40m) 

JOHN LOVE MEMORIAL OPEN MEETING Took place in Moulton on 8 May.
100m – SX 8 SELINA HENDERSON 1st (PB 11.9 w3.0) taking .11 of a second off her 2018 time
200m – SX 7 SELINA HENDERSON 4th (SB 24.8 nwr) taking .69 of a second off her 11 April time 

SUSSEX FESTIVAL OF ATHLETICS MEETING Took place in Crawley on 8 May.
400m – SX 1 JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS 1st (48.98)
Long Jump – SX A ALEXA EICHELMANN U23 3rd (SB 4.69m w1.1)
Javelin 600g – SX B ALEXA EICHELMANN U23 4th (PB 34.72m) adding 3.15m to her 2019 throw

PARKRUN 5K Took place in Cottesloe, Perth, Australia on 8 May.
STUART MOORE V60 31st (30.03) this was STUART’S 160th Parkrun

NUNEATON SPRING OPEN MEETING Took place in Nuneaton on 1 May.
100m Hurdles – SW 1 MARLI JESSOP U20 2nd (PB 14.18 w-1.2) taking .80 of a second off her 2020 time, and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2021

RECENT SBH ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMANCES Congratulations to the following athletes for their outstanding recent performances.

Senior Women – 800m ELLIE BAKER ran (2:0-0.24) in California on 9 May, and keeps her 2nd on the all-time list, taking 1.78 seconds off her 2018 time, and ranks her UK No.6 in 2021 – 100m Hurdles MARLI JESSOP U20 ran (14.18 w-1.2) in Nuneaton on 1 May, and puts her 8th on the all-time list, and ranks her UK No.3 U20 in 2021 – Javelin LOUISE LOCKWOOD threw (42.38m) in Bromley on 2 May, and moves her up from 7th to 6th on the all-time list, and ranks her UK No.9 in 2021.

Senior Men – 400m JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS ran (46.77) in Lee Valley on 25 April, and puts him equal 10th with MARK MORRIS on the all-time list – 1500m JEREMY DEMPSEY U23 ran (3:42.49) in Stretford on 8 May, which put him 8th on the all-time list, and ranks him UK No.2 U23 in 2021 – Javelin DANIEL BAINBRIDGE U23 (73.73m) which replaces his (72.71m) and keeps him 3rd on the all-time list, and ranks him UK No.1 U23 in 2021

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKSThe current 2021 Summer Fixture Card can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/ also the contact details for all Team Managers can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/track-field/team-managers/
There are certain fixtures, that you will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE ROUND 1A FIELD EVENTS ONLY – The first fixture of four takes place on Saturday 22 May at Finsbury Park Athletic Track, Harringay (Satnav N4 1EE).
Age-Groups Under 13, 15 & 17 Men/Women. The events are as follows – High Jump, Long Jump, Shot, Hammer, Javelin. This is the link to the timetable MYAL 2021 Timetables V1a Received 25-03-21
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager.
To Be Confirmed: Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 20 May as the declarations have to be in on Friday 21 May. 

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE ROUND 1B TRACK EVENTS ONLY – The first fixture of four takes place on Sunday 23 May at Perivale Park Athletic Track, Stockdove Way, Perivale, Greenford (Satnav UB6 8JT).
Age-Groups Under 13, 15 & 17 Men/Women. The events are as follows – 200m, 300m/400m, 800m, Hurdles. This is the link to the timetable MYAL 2021 Timetables V1a Received 25-03-21
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager.
To Be Confirmed: Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 20 May as the declarations have to be in on Friday 21 May. 

LOUGHBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL Takes place on Sunday 23 May at the Loughborough University Track, Ashby Road, Loughborough (Satnav LE11 3TU).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women.
Note: There are Guest Entries, but limited, this is the link https://www.lboro.ac.uk/sport/sports/athletics/loughborough-international-athletics/

LEE VALLEY THROWS FEST – Takes place on Sunday 23 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
All age-groups. Events Discus, Shot and Hammer. Cost is £9 per event. Starts at 10.00am.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Friday 21 May, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

LEE VALLEY DOUBLE 100m SPRINTS OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 26 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
All age-groups including U13s. Cost is £9 per event, £12 for 2 events.
Timetable commences at 7.00pm.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Sunday 23 May, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early 

ENGLAND SENIOR & U20 COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 29 May and Sunday 30 May at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women. For all entry details and full information please use this link
http://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics/english-national-championships
Note: You will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee. 

UK YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE LONDON WEST ROUND 1 The first fixture of four takes place on Sunday 30 May at the Bannister Stadium, Uxbridge Road, Harrow (Satnav HA3 6SW).
Age-Groups Under 17 & U20 Men/Women. This is the link to the timetable YDL UAG Timetables 2021 Matches 1 & 2
Note: You will have to be selected by your respective Team Manager 

LEE VALLEY HURDLES AND STEEPLECHASE OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Monday 31 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
All age-groups including U13. Cost is £9 per event. Starts at 9.00am.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Thursday 27 May, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

BIG ISH FESTIVAL Takes place on Monday 31 May at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women. Link for entries https://www.bedfordgames.co.uk/
Note: You will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee
Closing Date Sunday 23 May

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE ROUND 2A TRACK EVENTS ONLY – The second fixture of four takes place on Saturday 5 June at Finsbury Park Athletic Track, Harringay (Satnav N4 1EE).
Age-Groups Under 13, 15 & 17 Men/Women. The events are as follows – 100m, 200m, 1500m, Hurdles. This is the link to the timetable MYAL 2021 Timetables V1a Received 25-03-21
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager.
To Be Confirmed: Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 4 June as the declarations have to be in on Friday 5 June. 

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE ROUND 2B FIELD EVENTS ONLY – The second fixture of four takes place on Sunday 6 June at Perivale Park Athletic Track, Stockdove Way, Perivale, Greenford (Satnav UB6 8JT).
Age-Groups Under 13, 15 & 17 Men/Women. The events are as follows – High Jump, Long Jump, Shot, Hammer, Discus. This is the link to the timetable MYAL 2021 Timetables V1a Received 25-03-21
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager.
To Be Confirmed: Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 4 June as the declarations have to be in on Friday 5 June. 

NATIONAL ATHLETIC LEAGUE ROUND 1 The first of four fixtures takes place on Sunday 6 June at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women. This is the link to the timetable NAL Timetable Four-Five Club Match 2021.docx
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager 

LEE VALLEY DOUBLE 100m/200m SPRINTS OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 9 June at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
Age-groups Under 17 and above. Cost is £9 per event, £12 for 2 events.
Timetable for track events –
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Sunday 6 June, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

LATEST UPDATE ON RAY POWELL’S VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS  Hope that you are all keeping well, and a big thank you for those who have volunteered over the past 6 weeks.
Standard Chartered Great City Race Tuesday 20 July 25 volunteers required 22 at present 3 more required.
Big Half Marathon Sunday 22 August 30 volunteers required 15 at present 15 more required.
London Mini Marathon Sunday 3 October 62 volunteers needed 46 at present 16 more required.
I know that some of the races are a way off, but if you feel that you can help, please let me know now, as it makes the planning a lot easier. Please contact CLARE & RAY at ray571m@btopenworld.com

STONEX STADIUM RUNNING TRACK TRANSFORMED IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 – World champions USAIN BOLT, MO FARAH and JESSICA ENNIS-HILL are just some of the athletes to have warmed up on the famous Olympic Bar running track at StoneX Stadium, home to the Saracens Rugby Club.
Now it has been transformed into a large scale vaccination centre, run by the Royal Free London, to vaccinate thousands of people in the fight against COVID-19.
Originally part of the Olympic Stadium, the track was transported to StoneX after the London 2012 Olympics, where it is used by local people as an indoor athletics training centre and events space.
The vaccination centre, which opened on Wednesday 28 April, will be capable of delivering thousands of the life-saving jabs each week and offers another alternative to the GP and pharmacy-led services that are already set up in the area.

CAROLINE CLARKE, Royal Free London group chief executive, said: “We are delighted to partner with StoneX Stadium to deliver this vaccination centre. This is an important step in the battle against COVID-19 and protecting as many people as possible from the virus.
“I would like to thank all Royal Free London staff and our partners who have helped set up this centre and everyone who will be working at and supporting the centre over the coming months.”
Saracens chief executive officer LUCY WRAY said: “As well as being the home of Saracens rugby, Middlesex University and Barnet athletics, StoneX Stadium has become an important and vibrant multi-use venue so we are really pleased and excited that it has now become a significant COVID-19 vaccination site for the residents of Barnet and North London.
“Along with our group of partners, such as City Index by StoneX, we will ensure that the NHS staff and volunteers operating at the stadium are well cared for and we would encourage all local residents to accept their invitation to have the vaccine at StoneX Stadium.”
Letters and text messages are being sent to people in the priority groups as set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, and people eligible for the vaccine can book an appointment online at nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119.
People will be contacted by the NHS when it is their turn to get the vaccine and should not seek a vaccine before then.
People who have an appointment at the StoneX vaccination centre will be greeted by volunteers who will be marshalling the car park and register them when they arrive. Bookings are staggered to allow for social distancing.
For any questions, please visit the FAQs site here:
https://www.royalfree.nhs.uk/services/services-a-z/covid-19-coronavirus-information-for-the-public/covid-19-vaccination/large-scale-vaccination-centre-at-stonex-stadium-barnet/

PANDEMIC-PROOFED NATIONAL ATHLETICS LEAGUE DUE TO BEGINThe following article and photograph was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN.

New clubs competition in Britain will see minimal travel and scores based on performance tables when it kicks off on 6 June. The countdown is on to the first round of fixtures in the new National Athletics League, kicking off on 6 June, with organisers having revamped the format to ensure it is “pandemic-proofed”. The league, formed following the dissolution of the men’s British Athletics League (BAL) and UK Women’s League (UKWL), was due to start in 2020. However, Covid restrictions delayed the launch until this year and meant a revised competition structure for 2021 only – partly due to the uncertainty around this summer and the fact that the first round takes place before the 21 June opening-up stage. Although the format is far removed from what was originally envisioned, the NAL’s committee was keen for the league to offer the chance for athletes to gain championship entry standards and good competition in an inter-club setting.

NAL chair LEN STEERS explained: “It’s not league athletics as we know it and it’s a far different programme than what we wanted to deliver. But it’s a structure that enables athletes to return to competition and gives those athletes who are on the pathway to championships the opportunity to gain marks for qualification standards. “It’s about providing good levels of competition as athletes start to emerge from their pre-season training – because that’s been severely affected by non-availability of facilities.” That revised format for the Premiership, Championships and National 1 divisions sees teams placed into four groups of four and is devised to minimise travel and overnight stays and adhere to Covid-safe guidelines. Given that clubs will face the same opposition each round according to geography rather than all other clubs, scoring will be based on performance tables rather than athlete positions. Fixtures will take place on 6 June, 3 July, 7-8 August and 28 August. The league is expanding the opportunity for guest participation (see below), particularly for athletes chasing qualification standards for international senior and junior championships. In addition, due to Covid guidelines, England Athletics has had to require entry standards for its under-23 and under-20 championships in mid-June, and the final day for consideration is the day of the first round of the NAL. Steers explained that one of the major obstacles in going ahead with the league this year had been ensuring adequate officials, particularly given the reliance on those who are older and thus more vulnerable to Covid.

“Officials are at the heart of inter-club athletics and without them we wouldn’t have a fixture,” he said. “We had to bear in mind that a number of our officials may be reluctant to come to venues with a large number of people. So would we have enough officials, remembering that we’re over doubling the number of competitions that we’re putting on per round to enable as many geographical locations as possible to reduce the amount of travel? “Increasing the number of venues has cost implications for the league so we are very thankful for support we’ve received from England Athletics to enable us to promote more events. But reducing the number of clubs at each fixture doesn’t reduce the number of officials you require.”

Scoring – As the 16 clubs in each of the Premiership and Championships are competing at four separate locations geographically rather than against each other, standings will be decided on performances rather than positions. Athletes will be allotted points calculated using Professor MICK BROMILOW’S performance scoring tables and the clubs’ standings for that match will be an amalgamation of all their athletes’ tallies. Standings will then convert to round points – 16 down to 1 for each division. For the 2021 season only, no relegation or promotion will take place.

Guests – Guests will be permitted from member clubs competing, as well as from non-member clubs. Athletes from non-member clubs wishing to compete and who have attained the relevant mark for their event since January 2019 need to apply via the website by the deadline – around nine days in advance of each fixture. Standards can be found at nationalathleticsleague.org.uk/guest-athletes. Examples are men’s 100m – 10.65; women’s 3000m – 9:30.00; men’s triple jump – 15.40m; and women’s shot – 13.80m. Para-athletes who are on a similar pathway and those aiming for next year’s Deaflympics can gain access via their coaching and performance director. For the opening round of fixtures on June 6, submissions for guests must be made by May 27.

Officials – Officials who have not registered with the NAL are asked to please complete the online registration process through the website.

NAL website – For full details of the rules, structures and fixtures for 2021, see nationalathleticsleague.org.uk and check out the league’s new TwitterFacebook and Instagram channels.

LLOYD COWAN BURSARY IS LAUNCHEDThe following article and photograph was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

USAIN BOLT, JESSICA ENNIS-HILL and DINA ASHER-SMITH are among the track and field superstars supporting a new grants scheme named after the much-missed sprints and hurdles coach
LLOYD COWAN was an international hurdler who became one of Great Britain’s most successful coaches. He guided CHRISTINE OHURUOGU to world, Olympic and Commonwealth titles over 400m, plus ANDY TURNER to European and Commonwealth 110m hurdles victories. A hugely popular and much respected coach, Cowan’s death in January from COVID-19 led to an outpouring of grief from the international athletics community.
The ‘LLOYD COWAN Bursary’ will award grants of up to £500 twice a year (in March and September). They will be available to coaches and to unfunded athletes aged 16-23, for whom cost is a barrier to accessing developmental opportunities in athletics.
OHURUOGU is part of the team behind the bursary and said: “‘LLOYD once told me that ‘everyone has a dream,’ and he aimed to support athletes and coaches to achieve their goals, however, big or small. He was always helping build the future of athletics.
“The lockdown has negatively impacted so many young people’s lives and their sporting opportunities. This bursary will recognise, encourage and support athletes and coaches who dream of being better versions of themselves through athletics.
“I am so proud. This is a fitting legacy for ‘LLOYD, a phenomenal man and coach who lived his life, inspiring young people to thrive.
“However, we need the sports community to help us. Our initial goal is to raise £100,000. We want this bursary to be a lasting legacy in ‘LLOYD’S name”.

Read More: Tributes paid to leading sprints coach LLOYD COWAN

The international charity and United Nations NGO, the Youth Charter, is delighted to be supporting the bursary. Its founder and chairman, Professor GEOFF THOMPSON, said: “One of the essential elements of the Youth Charter’s renewed 2019 Action Plan is to see 10,000 social coaches reengage and build trust, confidence and respect with young people and communities.
“Thus, we are thrilled to support the ‘LLOYD COWAN Bursary’ and honour the memory of a coaching great who depicted everything that a social coach is in his ability to inspire people not only on the track, but in life.”
Support the LLOYD COWAN Bursary by donating here or visit the web page

CHRIS WELCH’S WEDDING IN JULY 1986RAY POWELL dug out this photograph, taken before his wedding to LESLIE. The photograph features a large contingent of Shaftesbury Homebrew Harriers, and they are all wearing ties wow. From left to right – JOHN KELLY, DAVE MCDIARMID, ANDREW SMITH, a friend of CHRIS, the main man, JOHN LAMONT, JOHN BROE, RAY POWELL and JOHN RELF.

The wedding took place in Dartmouth, with the reception held at a waterside venue on the River Teign. There was a minor hiccup during the after-wedding photograph’s, as someone was frantically looking for a soapbox for JOHN BROE, so he could be seen.

DAVE ALLEN’S SON DANIEL DAVE thought this may be of interest to our younger members. His son DANIEL who is 16 years old is on media for St Albans FC, he also has his own channel on youtube. If you like football there are about 100 videos to watch – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBanM5H5P_TT38k6X9A-53g

SBH ANNOUNCERS REQUIRED – GERALD ALTERMAN has sent me the following request.
As a result of the retirement of PETER MATTHEWS and TONY MILLER and the recent death of MARTIN ETCHELLS, we are very short of announcers for our Home fixtures.

England Athletics have told GERALD “we are today releasing a news story regarding a couple of workshops for announcing, during May and dependant on how that goes we may well have more people interested in developing skills at local level. These two workshops are more of an introduction and are informative about what skills are needed and sharing of good practise. ROB WALKER will be delivering these two workshops with ALISON POTTS on the 13 and 20 May, at 7pm-8.30pm, via Zoom.

I am sure we have a few budding STEVE CRAMs or GABBY LOGANs amongst you, therefore this is the link for you to sign up https://www.englandathletics.org/officiating/development-opportunities/athletics-announcer-training/

LEE VALLEY OPEN MEETING FIXTURES MAY TO SEPTEMBER – The fixtures can be found on their website https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events 
100m/200m Sprint Series – Wednesday 7 July (Closing date Sunday 4 July), Wednesday 4 August (Closing date Sunday 1 August), Wednesday 1 September (Closing date Sunday 29 August). Age-groups Under 13 and above. Entries are not open at present.
Double 100m Sprint Series – Wednesday 23 June (Closing date Sunday 20 June), Wednesday 21 July (Closing date Sunday 18 July), Wednesday 18 August (Closing date Sunday 15 August). Age-groups Under 13 and above. Entries are not open at present.
Regarding Closing Dates – An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early.

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
SBH 2021 Summer Fixture Card – SBH Summer 2021 Fixture Card Front Sheet – Issued 11-04-21SBH Summer 2021 Fixture Card Fixtures – Issued 11-04-21
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.

GB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS 2021 These are the following World Athletics qualification standards for all GB athletes:
Men – 100m (10.05), 200m (20.24), 400m (44.90), 800m (1:45.20), 1500m (3:35.00), 5000m (13:13.50), 10000m (27:28.00), 3000m Steeplechase (8:22.0), 110m Hurdles (13.32), 400m Hurdles (48.90), High Jump (2.33), Pole Vault (5.80), Long Jump (8.22), Triple Jump (17.14), Shot Put (21.10), Discus (66.00), Hammer (77.50), Decathlon (8350), Marathon (2:11.30).
Women – 100m (11.15), 200m (22.80), 400m (51.35), 800m (1:59.50), 1500m (3:35.00), 5000m (15:10.00), 10000m (31:25.00), 3000m Steeplechase (9:30.00), 100m Hurdles (12.84), 400m Hurdles (55.40), High Jump (1.96), Pole Vault (4.70), Long Jump (6.82), Triple Jump (14.32), Shot Put (18.50), Discus (63.50), Hammer (72.50), Heptathlon (6420), Marathon (2:29.30).

The final date that all standards are to be achieved is Sunday 27 June, the Marathon date is Monday 29 March. Team selection for all events is on Monday 28 June, and the Marathon on Tuesday 30 March.

Link for the full GB selection policy document 2020-2021-Olympic-Games-Selection-Policy-October-2020

TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES ALL SCHEDULES – It is not long now before we take to the armchair for 19 days of sport, from Wednesday 21 July. When the games take place, Tokyo is 9 hours ahead of GMT time in London. This is the link to the schedule for all 46 competitions – https://tokyo2020.org/en/schedule/ Just click on any of the competitions, and their detailed schedule will be shown.

Regarding Athletics this is the schedule, which commences on Friday 30 July https://tokyo2020.org/en/schedule/athletics-schedule

On the first day of Athletics, which is on Friday 30 July, Tokyo morning session commences from 09.00 to 12noon, which means in London the session commences at Midnight on Friday 30 July, and finishes at 3.00m. Their evening session commences from 19.00 to 21.00, which means in London the session commences at 10.00 on Friday 30 July, and finishes at 12noon. The following sessions times vary slightly.

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.

STONEX STADIUM NOW OPEN FROM 29 MARCH StoneX Stadium is now open to Club members, under strict conditions. Check with your Coach for details.

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

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.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA Currently closed.

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM  Contact CLYDE GORDON on 07753 985525.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM Currently Suspended.

PARKRUN 5K RESULTSIs due to re-commence Saturday 5 June

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 6 May 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 6 May to Alvaro Arroyo, Daniel Arroyo, Jane Dixon, Simaala Elliott, Linda Elmore, Seyd Taha Ghafari, Latifa Harris-Osman, Emily Hathaway, Alex Kramer, Tyriq Lafeuille, Scott Lincoln, Jason Nicholson, Trinity O’Connor, Naomi Palmer, Yasmin Palmer, Jenny Poll, Anne Ridley and Freya Stapleton

RECENT NEW MEMBERWe wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to LYDIA BALL

UPCOMING FIXTURES Shows all fixture information for the period Thursday 6 May until Wednesday 2 June, and follows straight after this week’s results.

LEE VALLEY OPEN MEETING FIXTURES MAY TO SEPTEMBER – The fixtures can be found on their website https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events 
100m/200m Sprint Series – Wednesday 9 June (Closing date Sunday 6 June) and is open for entries.

THIS WEEK’S RESULTS It is now apparent that the government vaccination programme success, will hopefully see athletics getting back to some normality, after the 21 June date. With more events now taking place, we are seeing an excellent upturn in Shaftesbury numbers, especially at Harrow, where we had a large contingent of new members competing for the first time.

There were no less than 38 personal bests, and 22 UK top 10 performances. Of these there were 4 all-time SBH top 10 performances, which were as follows GIANLEO STUBBS U15 1500m at Harrow (4:09.38) and puts him 4th, LINA NIELSEN competing in Florida, firstly the 400m (52.56) which puts her 5th, then in the 400m Hurdles (55.27) which moves her up from 3rd to 2nd. Finally, recent new member LOUISE LOCKWOOD at Bromley, who improved her Javelin personal best with (42.38m) which moves her up from 7th to 6th.

There have been many outstanding performances recently, but the one’s that stand out, are by CHARLES HICKS U23 in California. Competing for Stanford University, he completed a 5000m/10000m double win 2 weeks ago, ranking him UK No.1 and 3 respectively. Last weekend he repeated the same feat, but in the 1500m/3000m this time, winning both, ranking him UK No.3 and 2 respectively.

BMC REGIONAL RACES Took place in Gillingham on 3 May.
800m – Men’s A LEO RONCARATI U17 4th (2:07.70), B JONATHAN BOARDMAN U20 4th (2:08.15)
800m – Women’s B SYDNEY ALLEN U20 3rd (2:21.93)

BRACKNELL AC CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS MEETING Took place in Bracknell on 2 May.
High Jump – SX B KIMANI JACK U20 2nd (SB 1.95m) and is ranked UK No.6 U20 in 2021

BLACKHEATH & BROMLEY HARRIERS THROWS OPEN MEETING Took place in Bromley on 2 May.
Shot 7.26kg – SM ANTHONY SOALLA-BELL V40 1st (SB 10.49m) and is ranked UK No.2 V40 in 2021
Javelin 600g – SX LOUISE LOCKWOOD 2nd (SB 42.38m) adding 33cm to her 25 April throw, and is ranked UK No.9 in 2021

MEDWAY & MAIDSTONE OPEN MEETING Took place in Gillingham on 2 May.
100m – SX 3 EVE WRIGHT U20 2nd (SB 11.97 w1.6) equalling her 25 April time which was wind assisted, and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2021
400m – SX 1 COLUMBA BLANGO T20/F20 1st (SB 48.60) taking .58 of a second off his 24 April time, and is ranked UK No.1 T20 in 2021, 3 CONOR OKEEFFE U20 1st (PB 52.87) taking 2.52 seconds off his 2019 time 

HAVERING AC WARM UP MEETING Took place in Hornchurch on 2 May.
100m – SX 2 REBECCA JEGGO U23 (HCA) 3rd (SB 11.99 w0.8) and is ranked UK No.5 U23 in 2021
200m – SX 2 REBECCA JEGGO U23 (HCA) 4th (SB 24.73 w1.4) and is ranked UK No.10 U23 in 2021
400m – SW HANNAH FOSTER U20 2nd (SB 58.46) and is ranked UK No.6 U20 in 2021
800m – U20W NATASHA TANNER U20 1st (2:24.84)
800m – SM 1 BINI BLOOM U20 5th (PB 2:04.81)
1500m – SW RUBY VINTON U17 1st (SB 4:44.19) and is ranked UK No.5 U17 in 2021
100m Hurdles – SW LILY PARRIS U20 (2nd Claim) 1st (14.00 w-0.7)
Triple Jump – SX ARAN YAVUZ U20 (2nd Claim) 2nd (SB 13.16m nwr) and is ranked UK No.5 U20 in 2021

SOUTHAMPTON INVITATIONAL THROWS MEETING Took place in Winchester on 2 May.
Discus 2kg – SM A NICK PERCY 2nd (61.26m)
Javelin 800g – SM A DANIEL BAINBRIDGE U23 1st (72.47m)

WORTHING OPEN MEETING Took place in Worthing on 2 May.
200m – SM 2 NICHOLAS SAVVA U20 3rd (PB 23.19 w1.3) taking .02 of a second off his 2019 time

SOUTH LONDON ATHLETICS NETWORK OPEN MEETING Took place in Coulsdon on 1 May.
High Jump – SX B KACEY WALTERS U17 1st (SB 1.65m) and is ranked UK No.3 U17 in 2021

BIG MEET STANFORD v CAL MEETING Took place in Berkeley, California, USA on 1 May.
1500m – SM CHARLES HICKS (Stanford University) 1st (PB 3:43.59) and is ranked UK No.3 U23 in 2021
3000m – SM CHARLES HICKS (Stanford University) 1st (PB 8:02.41) taking 6.40 seconds off his 2020 time, and is ranked UK No.2 U23 in 2021 

KANSAS CITY QUALIFIER MEETING Took place in Leavenworth, Kansas, USA on 1 May.
3000m Steeplechase – SW LIZZIE BIRD 3rd (9:43.59) 

PARKRUN 5K Took place in Perry Lakes, Perth, Australia on 1 May.
STUART MOORE V60 70th (29.09) this was STUART’S 159th Parkrun

ROCK CHALK CLASSIC MEETING Took place in Lawrence, Kansas, USA on 29-30 April.
Shot 7.26kg – SM B GEORGE EVANS (Kansas University) 7th (17.57m)
Discus 2kg – SM B GEORGE EVANS (Kansas University) 7th (SB 55.10m) adding 1.30m to his 17 April throw, and is ranked UK No.7 in 2021
Hammer 7.26kg – SM A GEORGE EVANS (Kansas University) 10th (51.84m)

NORTH FLORIDA INVITATIONAL MEETING Took place in Jacksonville, Florida, USA on 29-30 April.
400m – SW 1 LINA NIELSEN 5th (PB 52.56) taking .33 of a second off her 2017 time, and is ranked UK No.7 in 2021
400m Hurdles – SW 1 LINA NIELSEN 1st (PB 55.27) taking .92 of a second off her 24 April time, and is ranked UK No.1 in 2021

HARROW AC SPRING OPEN MEETING Took place in Harrow on 29 April.
800m – SX 2 LADDIE SHAW U13 2nd (PB 2:41.49), JACK REDFORD U13 9th (PB 2:48.51), 3 SOPHIA VENTER U20 11th (PB 2:47.65), 6 DANIEL BANYARD U17 1st (PB 2:17.81) taking 1.49 seconds off his 25 April time, MYA MAIRS-INGRAM U15 5th (PB 2:26.45) taking 7.35 seconds off her 2019 time, VICTORIA GODFREY U20 10th (PB 2:31.00) taking 8.45 seconds off her 2017 time, 7 DINA SILVERMAN U15 5th (PB 2:20.04) taking 2.45 seconds off her 25 April time, RACHEL PEARLMAN U17 8th (SB 2:21.72), NATASHA TANNER U20 10th (PB 2:23.59) taking 2 seconds off her 2019 time, 8 JACOB CLEMENT U15 1st (PB 2:12.78) taking 8.15 seconds off his 2020 time, NICOLE MCGOVERN U17 2nd (PB 2:14.36) taking 1.43 seconds off her 2020 time, and is ranked UK No.3 U17 in 2021, 9 SYDNEY ALLEN U20 6th (SB 2:21.49), 11 JONATHAN BOARDMAN U20 3rd (SB 2:06.30), 12 LUCA STUBBS U20 1st (PB 1:59.59) taking 5.52 seconds off his 2019 time, LEO RONCARATI U17 4th (PB 2:02.01) taking 1.63 seconds off his 2020 time
1500m – SX 4 ARTHUR PHILLIPS U13 6th (SB 5:09.82) and is ranked UK No.9 U13 in 2021, 5 POSIE SHAW U13 14th (PB 5:08.06) and is ranked UK No.3 U13 in 2021, 6 EMILY HATHAWAY U20 11th (SB 4:54.49), LOUIS PELTA U17 14th (PB 4:59.93), 7 JORDAN PEARLMAN U15 6th (PB 4:42.89), 10 ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN U20 2nd (PB 4:15.77) taking 16.85 seconds off his 2019 time, ALEX LYTRIDES U20 8th (PB 4:26.83), 11 GIANLEO STUBBS U15 4th (PB 4:09.38) taking 13.32 seconds off his 2020 time, and is ranked UK No.1 U15 in 2021, BINI BLOOM U20 9th (SB 4:17.17)
Javelin 600g – U15B B OSCAR RONCARATI U15 1st (PB 23.12m)

LEE VALLEY 100m/200m OPEN MEETING Took place in Lee Valley on 28 April.
100m – SX 1 DOMINIC ASHWELL U23 1st (SB 10.44 w1.3) and is ranked UK No.2 U23 in 2021, ALEX BEECHEY (2nd Claim) 4th (10.66 w1.3), GERALD MATTHEW 7th (SB 10.86 w1.3), 2 EFE UMAIFO (2nd Claim) 2nd (SB 10.92 w1.8), 3 JOSEPH PURBRICK U20 (2nd Claim) 2nd (PB 11.10 w4.4) taking .17 of a second off his 2019 time, 5 RUBIN HEDMAN U20 1st (PB 11.24 w4.0) taking .56 of a second off his 2019 time, EVE WRIGHT U20 7th (PB 12.07 w4.0), ALANNA FASHANU U20 8th (PB 12.09 w4.0) taking .87 of a second off her 2018 time, 6 PHILLIPA LOWE (HCA) 3rd (SB 12.15 w2.2), 7 ALEXA EICHELMANN U23 6th (SB 13.77 w2.1), SX A DOMINIC ASHWELL U23 2nd (10.46 w2.3)
200m – SX 1 ALEX BEECHEY (2nd Claim) 3rd (SB 21.37 w0.0) taking .03 of a second off his 25 April time, ZANSON PLUMMER 5th (SB 21.87 w0.0) taking .05 of a second off his 25 April time, 3 JOSEPH PURBRICK U20 (2nd Claim) 1st (PB 22.31 w0.5) taking .36 of a second off his 25 April time, and is ranked UK No.8 U20 in 2021, 6 ALEXA EICHELMANN U23 6th (SB 28.24 w2.5)

CAMBRIDGE OPEN MEETING Took place in Cambridge on 28 April.
800m – SX 4 JEREMY DEMPSEY U23 2nd (PB 1:50.6) taking 1.36 seconds off his 2020 time, and is ranked UK No.7 U23 in 2021
5000m – SX 2 THOMAS KEARNS 9th (PB 15:38.5) taking 53.0 seconds off his 2016 time

LEE VALLEY OPEN MEETING Took place in Lee Valley on 25 April.
100m – SW 6 MIA HIGSON U15 4th (PB 13.88 w2.7) taking 1.28 seconds off her 2019 time

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKSThe current 2021 Summer Fixture Card can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/ also the contact details for all Team Managers can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/track-field/team-managers/
There are certain fixtures, that you will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee

LEE VALLEY 5K FEST – Takes place on Wednesday 12 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR). Age-groups Under 17 and above.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Sunday 9 May, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early 

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE ROUND 1A FIELD EVENTS ONLY – The first fixture of four takes place on Saturday 22 May at Finsbury Park Athletic Track, Harringay (Satnav N4 1EE).
Age-Groups Under 13, 15 & 17 Men/Women. The events are as follows – High Jump, Long Jump, Shot, Hammer, Javelin. This is the link to the timetable MYAL 2021 Timetables V1a Received 25-03-21
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager.
To Be Confirmed: Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 20 May as the declarations have to be in on Friday 21 May. 

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE ROUND 1B TRACK EVENTS ONLY – The first fixture of four takes place on Sunday 23 May at Perivale Park Athletic Track, Stockdove Way, Perivale, Greenford (Satnav UB6 8JT).
Age-Groups Under 13, 15 & 17 Men/Women. The events are as follows – 200m, 300m/400m, 800m, Hurdles. This is the link to the timetable MYAL 2021 Timetables V1a Received 25-03-21
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager.
To Be Confirmed: Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 20 May as the declarations have to be in on Friday 21 May. 

LOUGHBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL Takes place on Sunday 23 May at the Loughborough University Track, Ashby Road, Loughborough (Satnav LE11 3TU).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women.
Note: There are Guest Entries, but limited, this is the link https://www.lboro.ac.uk/sport/sports/athletics/loughborough-international-athletics/

LEE VALLEY DOUBLE 100m SPRINTS OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 26 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
All age-groups including U13s. Cost is £9 per event, £12 for 2 events.
Timetable commences at 7.00pm.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Sunday 23 May, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early 

ENGLAND SENIOR & U20 COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 29 May and Sunday 30 May at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women. For all entry details and full information please use this link
http://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics/english-national-championships
Note: You will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee. 

UK YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE LONDON WEST ROUND 1 The first fixture of four takes place on Sunday 30 May at the Bannister Stadium, Uxbridge Road, Harrow (Satnav HA3 6SW).
Age-Groups Under 17 & U20 Men/Women. This is the link to the timetable YDL UAG Timetables 2021 Matches 1 & 2
Note: You will have to be selected by your respective Team Manager 

BIG ISH FESTIVAL Takes place on Monday 31 May at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women. Link for entries https://www.bedfordgames.co.uk/
Note: You will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee
Closing Date Sunday 23 May

GREG RUTHERFORD ON SMART ENEGY GB AND HIS BOBSLEIGH AMBITIONS The following article and photograph was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

Over the years many athletes have experienced the thrill of Bobsleighing. Since 1984, Shaftesbury have had 3 athletes who have competed for GB in the Winter Olympics, with outstanding success.

ANGUS MCKENZIE was a member of the 1984 Great Britain 4-man Winter Olympic Bobsleigh team, which took place in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina). The team of MALCOLM LLOYD, HOWARD SMITH, ANGUS and PETER BRUGNANI, finished in a creditable 15th place with an overall time of (3:25.34) for the 4 runs. The event was dominated by the East German’s who finished 1st and 2nd with Switzerland finishing 3rd.

COURTNEY RUMBOLT was a member of the 1998 Great Britain 4-man Winter Olympic Bobsleigh team, which took place in Nagano, Japan. The team of SEAN OLSSON, DEAN WARD, COURTNEY and PAUL ATTWOOD, won a bronze medal as they tied with France for third place – Britain’s first bobsleigh medal since 1964.

STUART BENSON was a member of the 2014 Great Britain 4-man Winter Olympic Bobsleigh team, which took place in Sochi, Japan. The team of JOHN JACKSON, BRUCE TASKER, JOEL FEARON and STUART finished fifth in Sochi behind two Russian crews. Subsequently the two Russian crews were disqualified, and the GB team were awarded the Bronze Medals.

Olympic long jump champion on teaming up with MR MOTIVATOR, NICOLA ADAMS and KELLY SMITH, becoming a dad of three and his ambition to win Winter Olympic gold in the bobsleigh

GREG RUTHERFORD has helped launch the ‘Energy Fit for the Future’ campaign by Smart Energy GB, jumping on a penny-farthing bike to showcase the impact of new and old technology, the aim to encourage Brits to upgrade their technology and become more energy/cost efficient by installing a smart meter in their homes. With MR MOTIVATOR leading the instructions, Rutherford, alongside NICOLA ADAMS and KELLY SMITH, was set a series of sporting challenges using old equipment and turned cyclist for the day. “It was really good fun and it was fascinating watching. None of us had done a sport or event that we had done previously, so seeing NICOLA ADAMS try and hit tennis balls, KELLY SMITH with the golf clubs was really interesting. I’ve always wanted to go on a penny-farthing believe it or not so I had an absolute ball of a time. I also had a massive tumble at the end as I wasn’t really paying attention and then forgot to peddle, which meant I went flying over the handlebars,” he tells AW.

MR MOTIVATOR was a bit of a legend amongst most of our youths. The character you see on TV is very much the person that he is. He’s quite infectious in the way he gets people going and the way he chats with people. I mean the man is nearly 70 years old, that’s what I find utterly remarkable about it, he’s testament to leading to a healthy lifestyle and making the most of it.”Earlier this month, RUTHERFORD became a dad of three as he welcomed daughter DAPHNE into the family alongside his two sons MILO and REX. Getting involved in the ‘Energy Fit for the Future’ campaign has become more personal for the long jumper as he wants to become a role model for his kids in leading a healthy lifestyle. “We’re [me and SUSIE] are very keen to get the kids outside and active as it’s good for the body, the same with food and the way they consume it, and then we try and get them to turn off lights if they’re leaving the room. It’s doing everything you possibly you can to give the world the best chance of surviving to the current situation we’re in and long after we’re gone for the next generation. As a dad of three, I don’t want my kids going into the world uncertain and worried about air pollution and the state of the planet,” the 34-year-old says.

“I’ve done a lot since MasterChef on the impact of food waste on the environment so to have Smart Energy involved was brilliant. Anything that we could do to help save the environment through saving electricity, I’m all for.” Cycling isn’t the only new sport that RUTHERFORD has had his eyes on. He wants to be the first track and field athlete in history to win both an Olympic and Winter Olympic gold medal, following in the footsteps of EDDIE EAGAN, who won boxing gold at Antwerp 1920 and then winter gold in the four-man bobsled at Lake Placid 1932. “I had to ask SUSIE whether it was the right thing to do it for both me and the family. I also wanted to see if I was right physically and think to myself whether I’m still in good shape to do it. I’ve been fortunate that I’ve been able to keep myself busy, obviously doing the broadcasting side of things as well, but to actually think every day there will have to be a part of that day physically and mentally preparing for something like bobsleigh is a big thing to take on board,” he explains. RUTHERFORD is good friends with two-time Winter Olympic gold medallist KAILLE HUMPHRIES, who advised him that his athleticism, plus his recent weight training during lockdown, would stand him in good stead when taking part in the bobsleigh. “She’s been badgering me since 2014 saying that I should do it! It comes down to is a bit of a ‘why not’ really? If I’ve been backed like someone like KAILLE and STUART MCMILLAN, who is one of the best bobsleigh coaches I’ve seen, and then the British team as well, it’s great motivation,” he adds. “I don’t want to look back in 30 years’ time and think I should’ve given the bobsleigh a go. I’ll go through the process, I’m fully backing myself to make the Winter Olympics and I think as long as the team can figure it out I’m sure we have a good as any chance to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.” When RUTHERFORD won his gold medal at London 2012 on that remarkable ‘Super Saturday’, he didn’t have any kids. Now, both his sons MILO and REX could see him on the podium, once again.

REUNION 5km AT KEMPTON PARK TO HELP WITH GOVERNMENT RESEARCH The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

Three races with 3000 runners each will be staged by London Marathon Events on the famous Surrey racecourse on 15 May to assist with the roadmap out of lockdown
London Marathon Events is staging a Reunion 5km at Kempton Park on Saturday 15 May to help with the government’s events research programme.
There will be three races in total with 3000 runners and 3000 spectators in each and it is designed in conjunction with the Department for Digital, Media, Culture & Sport to help with scientific data on how mass participation events can safely resume as part of the roadmap out of lockdown in England from 21 June.
Entry costs £15 – with registered spectators free of charge – and to apply, CLICK HERE
Everyone attending – from participants to spectators and staff – will be required to provide a negative Covid-19 Lateral Flow Test ahead of the event in order to gain entry. Attendees will also be asked to undertake a PCR test before and after the event in order to help the programme’s research.
HUGH BRASHER, event director of London Marathon Events, said: “We are very grateful to DCMS, Public Health England, Surrey County Council and Spelthorne Borough Council for their assistance and to Kempton Park for making the venue available on May 15.
“The government’s Event Research Programme is a very significant step towards the safe return of events for participant and spectators and London Marathon Events, along with our fellow mass participation event organisers, is doing everything we can to assist the government with this project.”
Each of the three 5km races will be configured slightly differently to capture the most data. Anyone who testing positive before the event will not be able to attend and, in the case of participants, their entry fee will be refunded.

SAUCONY BMC KICKS OFF AT TRAFFORD The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

This summer’s Saucony British Milers’ Club Grand Prix begins on Saturday 8 May in Trafford with strong entries across the middle-distance events plus some 400m and 400m hurdles races. With lockdown restrictions easing it means the desire to race again, test fitness, push for personal bests and, for some, begin the build-up for Olympic selection has ensured a real sense of anticipation for the first of five BMC Grand Prix events meeting this summer. The Trafford meeting is also being supported by UK Athletics and identified as a qualification opportunity for the Tokyo Olympics, while the inclusion of 400m and 400m hurdles races was made following a request by British Athletics. This adds an extra dimension to the meeting but it is the middle distance races which will provide the main focus of the action.

Big fields have also registered for the 5000m, with internationals JOANATHAN DAVIES and JENNY NESBITT leading the way and a strong support cast in ADAM CLARKE, PHILIP SESEMANN, SCOTT OVERALL, MARK PEARCE, HENRY MCLUCKIE, KATE AVERY, LOUISE SMALL and CHARLOTTE ARTER.

British Olympian MARTYN ROONEY, a five-time British senior outdoor 400m champion and twice European champion, heads a strong entry for the one-lap event with Olympian EMILY DIAMOND topping the women’s field. NICLAS BAKER, KEVIN METZGER, ZOEY CLARK, AMY ALLCOCK and European indoor 800m champion KEELY HODGKINSON are also entered for the 400m, while CHRIS MCALISTER and JESSIE KNIGHT feature in the 400m hurdles.

The event will start at 4.30pm with the one-lap races and the final race will be at 9pm. Vinco will be streaming the action live – CLICK HERE
The future meetings in the Grand Prix include Sportcity on 29 May, Watford on 12 June, Loughborough on 24 July and Eltham on 14 August.

SBH ANNOUNCERS REQUIRED – GERALD ALTERMAN has sent me the following request.
As a result of the retirement of PETER MATTHEWS and TONY MILLER and the recent death of MARTIN ETCHELLS, we are very short of announcers for our Home fixtures.

England Athletics have told GERALD “we are today releasing a news story regarding a couple of workshops for announcing, during May and dependant on how that goes we may well have more people interested in developing skills at local level. These two workshops are more of an introduction and are informative about what skills are needed and sharing of good practise. ROB WALKER will be delivering these two workshops with ALISON POTTS on the 13 and 20 May, at 7pm-8.30pm, via Zoom.

I am sure we have a few budding STEVE CRAMs or GABBY LOGANs amongst you, therefore this is the link for you to sign up https://www.englandathletics.org/officiating/development-opportunities/athletics-announcer-training/

LEE VALLEY OPEN MEETING FIXTURES MAY TO SEPTEMBER – The fixtures can be found on their website https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events 
100m/200m Sprint Series – Wednesday 9 June (Closing date Sunday 6 June) and is open for entries.

Remaining 100m/200m Sprint Series – Wednesday 7 July (Closing date Sunday 4 July), Wednesday 4 August (Closing date Sunday 1 August), Wednesday 1 September (Closing date Sunday 29 August). Age-groups Under 13 and above. Entries are not open at present.
Double 100m Sprint Series – Wednesday 23 June (Closing date Sunday 20 June), Wednesday 21 July (Closing date Sunday 18 July), Wednesday 18 August (Closing date Sunday 15 August). Age-groups Under 13 and above. Entries are not open at present.
Regarding Closing Dates – An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early.

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
SBH 2021 Summer Fixture Card – SBH Summer 2021 Fixture Card Front Sheet – Issued 11-04-21SBH Summer 2021 Fixture Card Fixtures – Issued 11-04-21
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.

UPDATED ON 4 APRIL, ON VOLUNTEERS FROM RAY POWELL  Hope that you are all keeping well, and are slowly getting your jabs.
Standard Chartered Great City Race Tuesday 20 July 25 volunteers required 19 at present 6 more required.
Big Half Marathon Sunday 22 August 30 volunteers required 13 at present 17 more required.
London Mini Marathon Sunday 3 October 62 volunteers needed 40 at present 22 more required.
I know that some of the races are a way off, but if you feel that you can help, please let me know now, as it makes the planning a lot easier. Please contact CLARE & RAY at ray571m@btopenworld.com

GB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS 2021 These are the following World Athletics qualification standards for all GB athletes:
Men – 100m (10.05), 200m (20.24), 400m (44.90), 800m (1:45.20), 1500m (3:35.00), 5000m (13:13.50), 10000m (27:28.00), 3000m Steeplechase (8:22.0), 110m Hurdles (13.32), 400m Hurdles (48.90), High Jump (2.33), Pole Vault (5.80), Long Jump (8.22), Triple Jump (17.14), Shot Put (21.10), Discus (66.00), Hammer (77.50), Decathlon (8350), Marathon (2:11.30).
Women – 100m (11.15), 200m (22.80), 400m (51.35), 800m (1:59.50), 1500m (3:35.00), 5000m (15:10.00), 10000m (31:25.00), 3000m Steeplechase (9:30.00), 100m Hurdles (12.84), 400m Hurdles (55.40), High Jump (1.96), Pole Vault (4.70), Long Jump (6.82), Triple Jump (14.32), Shot Put (18.50), Discus (63.50), Hammer (72.50), Heptathlon (6420), Marathon (2:29.30).

The final date that all standards are to be achieved is Sunday 27 June, the Marathon date is Monday 29 March. Team selection for all events is on Monday 28 June, and the Marathon on Tuesday 30 March.

Link for the full GB selection policy document 2020-2021-Olympic-Games-Selection-Policy-October-2020

TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES ALL SCHEDULES – It is not long now before we take to the armchair for 19 days of sport, from Wednesday 21 July. When the games take place, Tokyo is 9 hours ahead of GMT time in London. This is the link to the schedule for all 46 competitions – https://tokyo2020.org/en/schedule/ Just click on any of the competitions, and their detailed schedule will be shown.

Regarding Athletics this is the schedule, which commences on Friday 30 July https://tokyo2020.org/en/schedule/athletics-schedule

On the first day of Athletics, which is on Friday 30 July, Tokyo morning session commences from 09.00 to 12noon, which means in London the session commences at Midnight on Friday 30 July, and finishes at 3.00m. Their evening session commences from 19.00 to 21.00, which means in London the session commences at 10.00 on Friday 30 July, and finishes at 12noon. The following sessions times vary slightly.

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.

STONEX STADIUM NOW OPEN FROM 29 MARCH StoneX Stadium is now open to Club members, under strict conditions. Check with your Coach for details.

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

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.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA Currently closed.

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM  Contact CLYDE GORDON on 07753 985525.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM Currently Suspended.

PARKRUN 5K RESULTSIs due to re-commence Saturday 5 June

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