Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 28 October 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 28 October to Rohan Bagai, Samuel Bordoley, Jessie Concannon, Shadine Duquemin, Edson Gomes, Bobbi Harrison, Ben Jackson, Simon Keene, Kieron Lee, Ted Ntibazonkiza, Freddie Ogilvie, Tommy Parker, Jasmyn Perrin, Richard Samuel, Kenan Stephens, Luca Stubbs, Katie Webb and Aimi Weightman

RECENT NEW MEMBERSWe wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to EMILIA ECONOMU, DAISY FEINSON, ANNA FRIGERIO and ELI REICH

PARKRUN 150 CLUB – Congratulations to BRADLEY SINGER, who at the Oak Hill Parkrun on Saturday 16 October completed his 150th race.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021 – Notice is hereby given of the 131st Annual General Meeting of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers to be held on Tuesday 30 November at StoneX Stadium. Link to notice – SBH AGM Notice 2021

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS SUBSCRIPTIONS – SBH Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS has sent me the following regarding subscriptions.
Our new year started on 1 October 2021. The SBH annual subscriptions is £50 and the current England Athletics annual registration is £15. The total is £65 and should now be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please let me know when payment is made. I will still be collecting subscriptions for the year to 30 September 2021 from those members who did not pay. Thanks GEOFF

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The second North West London League takes place this Saturday 30 October at Uxbridge. Race headquarters being provided at Hillingdon Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge (SatNav UB8 1ES).
Timetable – North West London League 12.30 U11 Boys & Girls (2000m), 12.40 U13 Boys & Girls (3000m), 12.55 U15 Boys & Girls (4000m), 13.15 U17 Men & Women (5000m). Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see JEREMY SOTHCOTT who will give you a race number

Map of the course;

Car parking and local transport;

Timetable – 12.30 U11 Boys & Girls (2000m),12.40 U13 Boys & Girls (3000m),12.55 U15 Boys & Girls (4000m),13.15 U17 Men & Women (5000m). Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see JEREMY SOTHCOTT who will give you a race number

Following our good start at Greenford, let’s see if we can improve on the performance.

NORTH LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place this Saturday 30 October at Uxbridge. Race headquarters being provided at Hillingdon Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge (SatNav UB8 1ES).
Timetable 14.00 Under 20 & Senior Women (8000m), 14.45 Under 20 & Senior Men (8000m). Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Entries Close Saturday 16 October.
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Saturday at Wormwood Scrubs.
Another excellent championships for Shaftesbury, with the best performance of the day coming from our Under 17 Men. From the gun HENRY DOVER took the lead and ran the fastest time of the race (9.12), to hand over a 17 second lead to LEO RONCARATI, who produced a solid run of (9.53) handing over a lead of 8 seconds to ABDIRAHIM HAMUD, with determination ABDIRAHIM produced the 2nd fastest time of the race (9.21) to lead the team to victory over St Edmunds Pacers. The Under 13 Girls finished in 9th place, with POSIE SHAW running the 2nd fastest time of the race (7.22), also the Under 17 Women finished in 9th place, with RUBY VINTON running the fastest time of the race (10.45). Finally, the Under 20 Men finished 11th, Under 15 Boys finished 13th and  Under 15 Girls finished 22nd.

Under 13 Boys (3 Legs of 2000m) – Team Result – 1st Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (20.49), 2nd Chelmsford (21.39), 3rd City of Norwich (22.35) 13 teams finished. The fastest leg of the race was by JAKE MEYBURGH of Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (6.25)

Under 13 Girls (3 Legs of 2000m) – SBH 9th (24.47) Leg 1 POSIE SHAW 1st (7.22), Leg 2 ERIN GIBLIN 8th (8.37), Leg 3 MEGAN HAMMOND 9th (8.48). The fastest leg of the race was by MAYA JOBBINS of Aldershot, Farnham & District (7.16), POSIE SHAW ran the 2nd fastest time of the race (7.22)
Team Result – 1st Chelmsford (22.30), 2nd Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (22.57), 3rd Aldershot, Farnham & District (23.02), 9th SBH (24.47) 16 teams finished

Under 15 Boys (3 Legs of 2000m) – SBH 13th (21.32) Leg 1 THOMAS CADWALLADER 16th (6.57), Leg 2 JACOB CLEMENT 15th (7.21), Leg 3 ARTHUR PHILLIPS 13th (7.24). The fastest leg of the race was by ALDEN COLLIER of Chiltern Harriers (6.11)
Team Result – 1st Chiltern Harriers (19.04), 2nd Holland Sports (19.41), 3rd Brighton Phoenix (19.41), 13th SBH (21.32) 21 teams finished

Under 15 Girls (3 Legs of 2000m) – SBH 22nd (25.46) Leg 1 MYA MAIRS-INGRAM 24th (8.02), Leg 2 PHOEBE MUSIC 24th (8.35), Leg 3 GRACIE ROSENBLATT 22nd (9.09). The fastest leg of the race was by PHOEBE GILL of St Albans Striders (6.46)
Team Result – 1st Aldershot, Farnham & District (21.13), 2nd St Albans Striders (22.23), 3rd Bracknell (22.25), 22nd SBH (25.46) 26 teams finished

Under 17 Men (3 Legs of 3000m) – SBH won the Gold Medals (28.26) Leg 1 HENRY DOVER 1st (9.12), Leg 2 LEO RONCARATI 1st (9.53), Leg 3 ABDIRAHIM HAMUD 1st (9.21), SBH ‘B’ 9th (30.40) Leg 1 MAX WINFIELD 14th (10.16), Leg 2 JOSHUA FISHER 10th (10.06), Leg 3 SPIKE BLAKE 9th (10.18), HENRY DOVER ran the fastest time of the race (9.12), ABDIRAHIM HAMUD ran the 2nd fastest time of the race (9.21)
Team Result – 1st SBH (28.26), 2nd St Edmunds Pacers (28.35), 3rd City of Norwich (29.00), 9th SBH (30.40) 16 teams finished

Under 17 Women (3 Legs of 3000m) – SBH 9th (36.44) Leg 1 RUBY VINTON 1st (10.45), Leg 2 ASHA HORBACKI 9th (13.19), Leg 3 RACHEL PEARLMAN 9th (12.40). RUBY VINTON ran the fastest time of the race (10.45)
Team Result – 1st Crawley (33.11), 2nd Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow ‘A’ (33.36), 3rd Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow ‘B’ (33.55), 9th SBH (36.44) 17 teams finished

Under 20 Men – SBH 11th (30.17) Leg 1 ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN 12th (9.44), Leg 2 DYLAN MICHEL 11th (10.03), Leg 3 MUKHTAR MUSA 11th (10.30)
Team Result – 1st Ashford (27.47), 2nd City of Norwich (28.19), 3rd Crawley (28.20), 11th SBH (30.17) 14 teams finished

Under 20 Women (3 Legs of 3000m) – Team Result – 1st Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (33.59), 2nd Guildford & Godalming (35.25), 3rd Aldershot, Farnham & District (35.28) 6 teams finished. The fastest leg of the race was by MOLLY LEWIS of St Edmunds Pacers (10.25)

Senior Men (4 Legs of 4000m) – Team Result – 1st Southampton (46.25), 2nd Guildford & Godalming (46.39), 3rd Newham & Essex Beagles (47.18) 31 teams finished. The fastest leg of the race was by JACOB CANN of Newham & Essex Beagles (11.11)

Senior Women (3 Legs of 4000m) – Team Result – 1st Wycombe Phoenix (32.24), 2nd London Heathside (32.36), 3rd Belgrave Harriers (33.34) 32 teams finished. The fastest leg of the race was by PIPPA WOOLVEN of Wycombe Phoenix (10.14)

BUCKS EPIC TRAIL 10k – Took place at Wendover Woods on 23 October.
CHARLENE JACOBS-CONRADIE V40 6th (45.52) CHARLENE is a recent new member, who in her first race for the club, finished 15th in the Metropolitan League at Claybury. Photograph shows a muddy CHARLENE who was the first woman to finish.

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Canons Park on 23 October.
LAUREN MALTZ U13 45th (28.29) this was her 17th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Cassiobury on 23 October.
MARTIN GREY V75 294th (32.32) this was his 21st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Gladstone on 23 October.
JULIAN LAMY 1st (18.14) this was his 25th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Hackney Marshes on 23 October.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 217th (31.27) this was his 217th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Newby Bridge on 23 October.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 157th (33.40) this was his 199th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Peckham Rye on 23 October.
EUAN MACKENZIE 5th (18.08) this was his 5th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Poole on 23 October.
HUGH RICHARDS V75 507th (30.31) this was his 159th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Pymmes on 23 October.
STUART SINGER V60 19th (23.13) this was his 304th Parkrun, BRADLEY SINGER 20th (23.28) this was his 151st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at St Albans on 23 October.
CLAIRE HOBSON 53rd (23.51) this was her 144th Parkrun

SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on 23 October.
8000m – SM MITCHEL COX U23 (Queens University) 13th (24.51)

CCSU MINI MEET – Took place at New Britain, Conneticut, USA on 22 October.
5000m – SM LIAM GARRETT U23 (Yale University) 11th (15.56)

CAMBRIDGE HALF MARATHON – Took place at Cambridge on 17 October.
PAUL LEWIS V45 261st (86.45)

ROYAL PARKS HALF MARATHON – Took place at Hyde Park on 10 October.
PAUL LEWIS V45 142nd (87.27)

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 24 NOVEMBER – 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
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NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 6 November at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire (SatNav NG18 4JR).
Timetable 10.45 U20 Women (3 x 2.5K), 10.57 U17 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.26 U13 Boys (3 x 2K), 11.50 U13 Girls (3 x 2K), 12.15 U20 Men (3 x 3K), 12.40 U17 Men (3 x 3K), 13.06 U15 Girls (3 x 2K), 13.30 U15 Boys (3 x 2K), 13.50 Senior Women (3 x 3K), 14.40 Senior Men (4 x 5K).
Entries Closed
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The second fixture of five takes place on Saturday 13 November at Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (SatNav AL8 6DF).
Race Headquarters – Adjacent to the Start/Finish at the south side of the car park.
Changing Facilities – There will be no changing rooms or showers. Toilets are available in the amenity block by the Splashlands playground. Extra toilets will be provided at the end of the car park, close to the amenty block. There are also toilets located at the Sailing Centre on the south side of the Park.
Refreshments – Will be from the kiosk in the amenity block on the north side of the park or from the cafe at the Sailing Centre on the south side of the Park.
Course Location – North Side Stanborough Park – See course maps.
Course Description – Start and Finish in grassed field, remainder undulating parkland course suitable for spikes.
Public Transport – Welwyn Garden City Station (Main Line) 1.25 miles.
Directions From Major Roads – Leave the A1(M) at Junction 4, (after the Hatfield Tunnel). At the roundabout take the second exit to A414/A6129. At the next roundabout take the first exit A6129. At the bottom of the dual carriageway take the second exit out of the roundabout. The entrance to the car park on the north side is on your left after around 100m. The entrance to the car park on the south side is more or less opposite but you cannot gain access from the left side of the carriageway. As early arrivers will undoubtedly fill the car park on the north side, you may be advised to go straight to the one on the south side.
Parking – There is a fairly large car park on the north side of the Park, adjacent to the course. There is a very large car park on the south side of the Park, 5 minutes walk to the course. These car parks are ‘Pay and Display’. You must display a ticket or you may incur a fine. We have not been able to negotiate a reduced rate.
There is a footpath under the road bridge, providing traffic-free access between the south side and the north side of the Park.
Access to both of these car parks is only permitted from the adjacent side of the carriageway. If you cannot find a space on the north side, to get to the south side you must drive to the roundabout at the top of the hill and return on the other side of the carriageway. YOU MUST OBEY THE TRAFFIC SIGNS
Timetable 12.28 U11 (Over 9) Boys (1700m), 12.30 U11 (Over 9) Girls (1700m), 12.43pm U13 Boys (3000m), 12.45 U13 Girls (3000m), not before 13.00 U17 Men and U15 Boys (4200m), not before 13.05 U17 Women and U15 Girls (4200m), not before 13.30 U20, Senior and Veteran Women (7800m), not before 14.35m U20, Senior and Veteran Men (7800m).
Other Information – All clubs should arrive before the start of the meeting (12:28pm) in order for numbers to be distributed to each club. To be eligible to score, competitors must compete in the correct race for their age group. Competitors in the Under 13 race must be 11 or over on the day of competition.
Safety: Runners are not allowed to wear I Pods/Walkmans when competing.
Link to Metropolitan League Full Information, please read page 2 for details on Course and Amenities also Covid guidelines – Start Fitness Metropolitan League Race 2 13-11-21 Full Fixture Information
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please collect your race numbers from the respective team managers – SIMON KEENE, JEREMY SOTHCOTT and JO KENT
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for final instructions if any.

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE RACE NUMBERS – I have been asked to remind you that your race number must be kept by yourselves, and is to be used for all 5 fixtures.

LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 20 November at Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath (SatNav NW5 1QR), nearest station is Gospel Oak.
Timetable 13.15 U20 and Senior Women (6k), 14.00 Under 20 and Senior Men (10k).
To Qualify you must have to be (a) born in the Greater London area, (b) has not less than one year’s bona fide residence in the Greater London area, (c) has not less than one year’s continuous full-time employment in the Greater London area, (d) has not less than one year’s full-time attendance at an education establishment in the Greater London area.
Map of Parliament Hill and adjoining roads and stations, start of races close to athletic track –
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5596772,-0.1597202,15z
Entries Close Friday 5 November
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

JO COATES AND SARA SYMINGTON IN ABRUPT EXIT FROM UK ATHLETICS – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN.

IAN BEATTIE’S first week as governing body’s chairman sees departure of chief executive COATES and performance director SYMINGTON. The JO COATES and SARA SYMINGTON combination that enjoyed such success at England Netball has ultimately floundered in the more complex sport of track and field as their short reign as chief executive and performance director at UK Athletics came to a sudden end this week. The governing body released a statement at 7.30pm on Thursday (21 October) to say “they had given notice from their respective roles”. MARK MUNRO, the recently appointed development director, will become interim chief executive for six months, while the search will begin for a replacement for SYMINGTON, who after being with UKA for little over a year has now swiftly landed a role as head of British Cycling’s Olympic and Paralympic programmes.

IAN BEATTIE, who started his new position as chair of UKA this week, said: “I’d like to thank JO and SARA for their work during their time at UK Athletics and I wish them both all the best for the future.” The news was met with anger from elite athletes on social media, too, with a number voicing frustration that they merely heard via twitter that SYMINGTON was moving to British Cycling. It is unclear whether they jumped or were pushed but it seems more likely to be the latter and it is perhaps no coincidence that Beattie began his role in the past few days. COATES and SYMINGTON both worked together to good effect in netball prior to joining UKA, but adapting to athletics has proved challenging. Where netball is popular and female-dominated team sport that is played by only a handful of countries across the world, athletics is the most globally competitive sport on the planet, the biggest Olympic sport and a complicated ‘sport of many sports’ with sprinters, hurdlers, endurance runners, race walkers, throwers and jumpers tackling widely varied disciplines. In addition, there are multiple organisations in athletics with a rich history of in-fighting, together with a number of maverick coaches with strong personalities to deal with.

Since COATES began her role at UKA in spring 2020, she tried to apply some of the ideas and principles she learned in netball to athletics – including the appointment of SYMINGTON to work alongside head coach CHRISTIAN MALCOLM, but judging by today’s news it is deemed not to have worked.  COATES made safeguarding her No.1 priority and made good progress in this area, whereas she was also instrumental in helping create the Athletics Unified 12-year plan with the ambitious goal of fielding athletes in every single track and field discipline at major championships. It did not start well, though, with only six medals – and no golds – at the Tokyo Olympics, with that tally likely to reduce to five medals due to CJ UJAH’S drugs positive. BBC’s long-time coverage of the sport has also stopped during her tenure, with the Olympic trials this summer being streamed on the governing body’s own website. If 2020 was her honeymoon period with athletics then more recently the media pressure has cranked up with much negative publicity given to an incident at the Diamond League finals in Zurich where leading athletes and coaches expressed their concerns about UKA’s leadership to none other than World Athletics president SEB COE. Even when trying to do the right thing, by improving safeguarding, she has found herself under fire. She was heavily criticised, for instance, by CHARLIE WEBSTER on social media when the documentary Nowhere to run: abused by our coach was aired on BBC last month.

In COATES’ defence, she started her role in unprecedented circumstances just a few days before Tokyo 2020 was postponed. She also had to run her organisation primarily by using online video conference calls and was under pressure to cut costs, leading to a number of redundancies, some of which raised eyebrows within the sport as experienced athletics experts at UKA lost their jobs. In addition, COATES could argue she has not been given enough time. Her period in charge has been punctuated by a number of controversial incidents, too, but UKA and its predecessors have never been too far away from trouble over the years. When DAVID MOORCROFT became chief executive in 1997, for example, he inherited a governing body (the British Athletic Federation) that was literally poised to go bankrupt days later. The headlines at the time screamed “BAF goes bust!” and domestic televised events were briefly a laughing stock as the world’s top athletes boycotted them due to being owed money. Moorcroft began to turn things around with the help of UKA’s London-based marketing arm Fast Track but even then had to deal with a spate of nandrolone positives to big name athletes, the Picketts Lock fiasco of 2001 and the Foster Report of 2004 where the architect of the review, Sir ANDREW FOSTER, spoke of a sport riddled with endless “political infighting”. Yet MOORCROFT left the role after 10 years and was generally lauded. Such a tough job has multiple challenges and the last 18 months under COATES look tame in comparison. Whether COATES should have been given more time is debatable. Yet surely everyone can agree on two things. Firstly, that the sport has squandered a golden opportunity during the lockdowns and comparatively quiet competitive period of 2020 to restructure and rebuild the sport almost from scratch. Secondly, that netball tactics don’t necessarily work in track and field.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – My next challenge is compiling the Club Team wins for the period 2009 to 2021, could be my Christmas present to you all. But hopefully sooner.

These are the documents that were used in the NWLL statistics;
Girls/Women Individual Wins Q North West London League Women’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Under 11 Girls)  Q North West London League Women’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Under 13 Girls)  Q North West London League Women’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Under 15 Girls)  Q North West London League Women’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Under 17 Women)  Q North West London League Women’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Women’s All Age-Groups Summary)
Boys/Men Individual Wins P North West London League Men’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Under 11 Boys)  P North West London League Men’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Under 13 Boys)  P North West London League Men’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Under 15 Boys)  P North West London League Men’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Under 17 Men)  P North West London League Men’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Men’s All Age-Group Summary)
Girls/Women and Boys/Men Team Analysis R North West London League Men’s And Women’s Combined Individual Team Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Men’s Team Analysis)  R North West London League Men’s And Women’s Combined Individual Team Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Women’s Team Analysis)  R North West London League Men’s And Women’s Combined Individual Team Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Men And Women Team Analysis)

Link to the NWLL website which has the results from 2009 to 2020 http://www.british-athletics.co.uk/nwll/

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES, OPEN FOR VOLUNTEERS – Birmingham 2022 are looking for more than 13,000 spirited, dedicated and dynamic volunteers to be the heartbreak of the Commonwealth Games, a community of passionate people coming together to help deliver the biggest sporting and cultural event the West Midlands have ever seen. As part of the Commonwealth Collective, you’ll be the public face of Birmingham 2022, the heart and soul of the Games experience for athletes, officials, spectators, and a global audience of more than one billion.
For more information on volunteering, this is the link https://www.birmingham2022.com/get-involved/volunteering/

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMESYou may wish to sign up to receive their Newsletter. Link – https://www.birmingham2022.com/register-your-interest/. 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.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH WEBSITE BY USING THIS LINKhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Section ‘About Us’, includes Annual Reports, Best Performance Trophy Awards, Individual And Relay Best Performances By Year, Club Records and SBH All-Time Top 10 T&F Performances.
Section ‘Team Managers And Competitions’, shows details of Track & Field, Cross Country and Road Relays Team Managers.
Section ‘Future Information/Results’, includes Information On Each Fixture, Summer & Winter Fixture Cards, Winter X/C Points Tables and Winter Club Championships Winners.
Regarding Lee Valley Indoor fixtures, they are in the process of finalising their fixtures. Once we receive these, the fixture card will updated and issued.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS WINTER FIXTURE CARD 2021-2022 – The Fixture Card was issued on the 22 September 2021.
Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 14 October 2021 With Revised Details On Club Kit And Club Hoodies SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 14-10-21
Fixture Card All Fixtures SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Fixtures Issued 22-09-21
Cross Country Club Championship And Points Races SBH Winter 2021-2022 Cross Country Club Championship and Points Races Issued 22-09-21
Regarding Lee Valley Indoor fixtures, they are in the process of finalising their fixtures. Once we receive these, the fixture card will be updated and re-issued.

SBH CROSS COUNTRY POINTS RACES 2021-2022 –Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Points Race Championships. At the end of the season SBH medals are awarded to the 1st three in each age-group, and those medals will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The remaining races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 11 Boys and Girls – Metropolitan League on 13 November, 4 December, 15 January and 19 February, also the Middlesex Championships on 8 January or Hertfordshire Championships on 9 January as the majority of our Under 11’s are from those counties.
There are 6 races in a season, with the best 4 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on.
Under 13 to Masters Men and Women – Metropolitan League on 13 November, 4 December, 15 January and 19 February, also the Southern Championships on 29 January and the National Championships on 26 February.
There are 7 races in a season, with the best 5 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on, except for the Senior Men with the winner receiving 12 points, second 11 and so on.

SBH CROSS COUNTRY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACES 2021-2022 Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Cross Country Club Championships. At the end of the season SBH trophies are awarded to the winner in each age-group, and those trophies will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 11 Boys and Girls – Metropolitan League on 15 January
Under 20 Men, 5 Miles Senior Men and Masters Men 40+ – Metropolitan League on 4 December
Under 13 and U15 Boys and Girls, Under U17 Men and Women, Under 20 Women, Senior Women, Masters Women 40+  and 9 Miles Senior Men – Southern Championships on 29 January

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The statistics from 1966 to 2020, showing all Shaftesbury athletes Individual and Team performances, were published in the SBH Weekly Newsletter on 23 September. This is the link to the 2 documents in which the statistics were taken  M Metropolitan League Men And Women Individual Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 To 2020          O Metropolitan League Men and Women Team Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 to 2020

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW CLUB KIT JUNE 2021They are now available to purchase from our club kit supplier, Supreme Sports – click on the link for the full range – https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/
By opening the link, you will be on the front page, which displays the men’s items. Click on SBH LADIES for the women’s items, or click on SBH KIDS for the young athletes’ items.

CLUB HOODIES – With well over eight hundred hoodies already in circulation, this is your opportunity to join the club. The bright red hoody is made to order and has your name embroidered on the front along with the club badge and has the Club name on the back. We now have 2 styles, the original pull over style at £35 + P&P or the new one with a full zip at £40 + P&P.
Here is the link to the Supreme Sports website which if you click on it, will take YOU to the new Club Hoody and allow you to then view the full range of Club kit online – https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/

STONEX STADIUM NOW OPEN – StoneX Stadium is now open to Club members, under strict conditions. Check with your Coach for details of training times as, at other times, entrants have to have an entry fob to gain free entry and exit through the SBH Clubhouse. All athletes must sign in on entry and sign out on exit.

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM – The current arrangements until further notice are that Pole Vault training is on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 18.30pm to 21.00pm. High Jump training is on Wednesday’s from 18.45pm to 21.00pm.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk in advance and let him know if you are planning to attend.

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2022 To all athletes young & old – are you aware of the SBH Pole Vault sessions held at StoneX Stadium on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 18.30pm. We have room to coach more of you, why not come along and watch a session and the get involved – give it a try NOW.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA  After 10 months usage of the indoor area as an NHS Vaccination Centre, it has now been transferred back and is available for indoor athletics training. Please contact your coach for the times of the sessions.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM – Check with your Coach for details of training times.

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.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASEDuring 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.

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.

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) – The Stadium is currently closed to the general public

ALAN WELLER – SBH NEWSLETTER EDITOR AND WEBSITE MANAGER




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 21 October 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 21 October to Fope Allo, Eromo Egbor, Gerry Elmore, Abi Foulerton, Nathan Fox, Benjamin Hocking, Ben McGuire, Lewis McGuire, Nana Nottinson-Nyaaku, David Pearlman, Evie Redpath, Daniel Rees, Matthew Robinson, Jamie Scheulter, Joyce Smith and Richard Williams

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021 – Notice is hereby given of the 131st Annual General Meeting of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers to be held on Tuesday 30 November at StoneX Stadium. Link to notice – SBH AGM Notice 2021

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS SUBSCRIPTIONS – SBH Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS has sent me the following regarding subscriptions.
Our new year started on 1 October 2021. The SBH annual subscriptions is £50 and the current England Athletics annual registration is £15. The total is £65 and should now be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please let me know when payment is made. I will still be collecting subscriptions for the year to 30 September 2021 from those members who did not pay. Thanks GEOFF

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The first fixture of five took place last Saturday at Claybury in Essex.
Generally, a good start to the season, especially as we always struggle with numbers at Claybury. The day started with our Under 11s, in which XANDER REESE and VERA DOUDKO finished 10th and 8th respectively. Following on was the Under 13 Boys, with a team of 6 runners we finished just 1 point behind the home club Woodford Green and Essex Ladies. ARTHUR PHILLIPS in his 9th consecutive race, finished 2nd, just two seconds behind the winner, EUAN PHILLIPS finished 6th with recent new member PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN finishing 9th. In the Under 13 Girls race, POSIE SHAW in her 11th consecutive race, finished in 4th place, in the 2019-2020 season, she was a Under 11, and won all 5 races. The Under 15 Boys/Under 17 Men were out in force, with 9 runners, of which SAMUEL GREENSTEIN U17 finished 6th, which was his 4th consecutive race, and LEO RONCARATI U17 10th, the first Under 15 was THOMAS CADWALLADER. The team finished in an excellent 2nd place to Woodford Green and Essex Ladies. The Under 15 Girls/Under 17 Women had a team of 6, and finished 10th, first home was MYA MAIRS-INGRAM U15 25th, and LUISA STAAB U17 43rd. The Senior Men had 13 runners, in which the first 3 home were, ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN U20, DYLAN MICHEL U20 and FINN MACCARTHY U20, of the remaining nine, six were from our V50 squad. It meant the remainder of the season will be challenging, as the team finished in 10th place. The Veterans team finished 6th, albeit not that many point off 3rd place. PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V55 completed his 21st consecutive race. Finally, the Senior Women team with 4 runners, finished in an reasonable 6th place, first home was recent new member CHARLENE JACOBS-CONRADIE V40 in 15th place, also NATASHA TANNER U20 completed her 7th consecutive race.

Under 11 Boys (Team 4 to score) – XANDER REESE 10th (5.49) the winner was Callum Whiteside of Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (5.27) 38 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (124 points), 2nd London Heathside (94), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (89), 8th SBH (30) 14 teams finished

Under 11 Girls (Team 4 to score) – VERA DOUDKO 8th (6.33) the winner was Isabella Marriott of Trent Park (6.14) 33 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (105 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies ‘B’ (58), 3rd Herts Phoenix (57), 9th SBH (26) 13 teams finished

Under 13 Boys (Team 4 to score) – ARTHUR PHILLIPS 2nd (10.59), EUAN PHILLIPS 6th (11.22), PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN 9th (11.29), CHARLIE CUTLER 16th (11.53), LADDIE SHAW 25th (12.56), JACK REDFORD 33rd (13.47) the winner was Tom Mythen of St Mary’)s Richmond (10.57) 43 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (138 points), 2nd SBH (137), 3rd London Heathside (107), 10th SBH ‘B’ (29) 16 teams finished

Under 13 Girls (Team 4 to score) – POSIE SHAW 4th (12.06) the winner was Kiara Corkin of London Heathside (11.43) 46 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (155 points), 2nd London Heathside (153), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (101), 10th SBH (43) 17 teams finished

Under 15 Boys/Under 17 Men (Team 4 to score) – SAMUEL GREENSTEIN U17 6th (14.13), LEO RONCARATI U17 10th (14.23), JOSHUA FISHER U17 14th (14.32), SPIKE BLAKE U17 15th (14.36), JACK DAVIS-BLACK U17 19th (14.54), DANIEL BANYARD U17 26th (15.26), LOUIS PELTA U17 46th (16.28), THOMAS CADWALLADER U15 54th (16.47), JACOB CLEMENT U15 64th (17.02) the winner of U15 race was Samuel Colley of Cookham (14.55) and U17 race was Ethan Primett of Herts Phoenix (13.19) 94 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (354 points), 2nd SBH (331), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies ‘B’ (294), 7th SBH ‘B’ (231), 24th SBH ‘C’ (30) 28 teams finished

Under 15 Girls/Under 17 Women (Team 4 to score) – MYA MAIRS-INGRAM U15 25th (17.36), LUISA STAAB U17 43rd (18.58), ASHA HORBACKI U17 48th (19.10), GRACIE ROSENBLATT U15 60th (20.11), PHOEBE MUSIC U15 61st (20.22), ELLA GREEN U15 64th (21.36) the winner of U15 race was Adela Svihalkova of Thames Valley Harriers (15.31) and U17 race was Jemima Ridley of Cookham (15.59) 74 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (262 points), 2nd Cookham (243), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (232), 10th SBH (123), 21st SBH (25) 21 teams finished

Senior Men (Senior Team 12 to score, Veteran Team 5 to score) – ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN U20 45th (28.27), DYLAN MICHEL U20 52nd (28.40), FINN MACCARTHY U20 124th (30.57), DANIEL NICHOLLS 140th (31.34), MARK COTTLE 180th (32.54), JONNY SHAW V50 190th (33.12), DAVID GREENSTEIN V55 229th (34.48), TIM UNDERHILL V50 239th (35.17), PAUL MACCARTHY V55 259th (36.08), TIM BUTLER V55 262nd (36.12), DANNY DIGWEED 301st (37.56), JOSH NAMIECH-OYEBOLA 313th (38.42), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V55 357th (43.38) the winner was Thomas Frith of Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (24.55) 372 runners finished.
Team Result – Division 1 – 1st Highgate Harriers (1545 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (1271), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (1266), 10th SBH (438) 10 teams finished – Veterans Division 2 – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (240 points), 2nd Harrow (238), 3rd Herts Phoenix (189), 6th SBH (154) 12 teams finished

Senior Women (Senior Team 5 to score, Veteran Team 4 to score) – CHARLENE JACOBS-CONRADIE V40 15th (32.23 1st V40), ELANA DIMMER 41st (34.54), JO KENT V50 (2nd Claim) 53rd (35.38), NATASHA TANNER U20 60th (36.06) the winner was Beth Hawling of London Heathside (29.05) 179 runners finished.
Team Result – Division 1 – 1st London Heathside (349 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (286), 3rd Highgate Harriers (280) 12 teams finished – Division 2 – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (277 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (235), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets ‘C’ (227), 6th SBH (176) 12 teams finished

Howard Williams Trophy (Juniors) – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (5 Wins, 105 points), 2nd London Heathside (0, 93), 3rd SBH (0, 78)
Howard Williams Trophy (Seniors) – 1st Highgate Harriers (1 Win, 44 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (0, 43), 3rd London Heathside (1, 42), 13th SBH (0, 24) 

Link to the official Start Fitness Metropolitan League Claybury results – https://www.metleague.run/results/race-1-2021-claybury-results-16-10-2021/

THESE ARE THE SBH ATHLETES CURRENT CONSECUTIVE RACES, UP TO THE CLAYBURY FIXTURE ON 16 OCTOBER 2021.
(21) PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 & V55
(11) POSIE SHAW U11 & U13
(9) ARTHUR PHILLIPS U11 & U13
(7) NATASHA TANNER U15, U17 & U20
(6) ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN U17 & U20
(5) DANNY DIGWEED SM and JO KENT V50
(4) JACK REDFORD U11 & U13 and SAMUEL GREENSTEIN U15 & U17
(3) DANIEL BANYARD U15 & U17, THOMAS CADWALLADER U13 & U15ELANA DIMMER SWDYLAN MICHEL U17 & U20, PHOEBE MUSIC U13 & U15, LADDIE SHAW U11 & U13 and LEO RONCARATI U15 & U17

SBH WINTER POINTS CHAMPIONSHIPS, THESE ARE THE POSITIONS FOLLOWING THE CLAYBURY FIXTURE ON 16 OCTOBER 2021.
Under 11 Boys – XANDER REESE (8 points) – Under 13 Boys – ARTHUR PHILLIPS (8 points), EUAN PHILLIPS (7), PRINCE-VICTORUS JOHN (6), CHARLIE CUTLER (5), LADDIE SHAW (4), JACK REDFORD (3) – Under 15 Boys – THOMAS CADWALLADER (8 points), JACOB CLEMENT (7) – Under 17 Men – SAMUEL GREENSTEIN (8 points), LEO RONCARATI (7), JOSHUA FISHER (6), SPIKE BLAKE (5), JACK DAVIS-BLACK (4), DANIEL BANYARD (3), LOUIS PELTA (2) – Under 20 Men – ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN (8 points), DYLAN MICHEL (7), FINN MACCARTHY (6) – Senior Men – DANIEL NICHOLLS (12 points), MARK COTTLE (11), DANNY DIGWEED (10), JOSH NAMIECH-OYEBOLA (9) – Masters Men 50-59 – JONNY SHAW V50 (8 points), DANIEL GREENSTEIN V55 (7), TIM UNDERHILL V50 (6), PAUL MACCARTHY V55 (5), TIM BUTLER V55 (4), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V55 (3)

Under 11 Girls – VERA DOUDKA (8 points) – Under 13 Girls – POSIE SHAW (8 points) – Under 15 Girls – MYA MAIRS-INGRAM (8 points), GRACIE ROSENBLATT (7), PHOEBE MUSIC (7), ELLA GREEN(7) – Under 17 Women – LUISA STAAB (8 points), ASHA HORBACKI (7) – Under 20 Women – NATASHA TANNER (8 points) – Senior Women – ELANA DIMMER (8 points) – Masters Women 40-49 – CHARLENE JACOBS-CONRADIE V40 (8 points)

Link to the Men/Women Winter Points tables as of the 16 October – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/winter-xc-points-tables/

YORKSHIRE 10 MILES – Took place in York on 17 October.
ROBERT RIGBY V55 50th (1:06.03 2nd V55)

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Hackney Marshes on 16 October.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 225th (30.43) this was his 216th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Oak Hill on 16 October.
STUART SINGER V60 34th (22.17) this was his 303rd Parkrun, BRADLEY SINGER 66th (24.40) this was his 150th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Poole on 16 October.
HUGH RICHARDS V75 420th (30.04) this was his 158th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Shorne Woods on 16 October.
CLIFF GOLDING V65 47th (26.14) this was his 98th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Stevenage on 16 October.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 319th (42.59) this was his 198th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Sunny Hill on 16 October.
SHONA MICHEL V45 16th (27.53) this was her 46th Parkrun, LENARD MICHEL V50 17th (27.54) this was his 65th Parkrun

UPSTATE INVITATIONAL – Took place at Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA on 16 October.
8000m – SM MITCHEL COX U23 (Queens University) 49th (27.58)

NUTTYCOMBE WISCONSAIN CLASSIC – Took place at Madison, Wisconsain, USA on 15 October.
8000m – SM C CHARLES HICKS U23 (Stanford University) 3rd (23.22)

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY 21 OCTOBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 17 NOVEMBER – 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
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74TH LIDDIARD TROPHY/NORTH OF THE THAMES CHAMPIONSHIPS Cancelled.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The second North West London League takes place on Saturday 30 October at Uxbridge. Race headquarters being provided at Hillingdon Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge (SatNav UB8 1ES).
Timetable – North West London League 12.30 U11 Boys & Girls (2000m), 12.40 U13 Boys & Girls (3000m), 12.55 U15 Boys & Girls (4000m), 13.15 U17 Men & Women (5000m). Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see JEREMY SOTHCOTT who will give you a race number

Map of the course;

Car parking and local transport;

Timetable – 12.30 U11 Boys & Girls (2000m),12.40 U13 Boys & Girls (3000m),12.55 U15 Boys & Girls (4000m),13.15 U17 Men & Women (5000m). Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see JEREMY SOTHCOTT who will give you a race number

NORTH LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 30 October at Uxbridge. Race headquarters being provided at Hillingdon Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge (SatNav UB8 1ES).
Timetable 14.00 Under 20 & Senior Women (8000m), 14.45 Under 20 & Senior Men (8000m). Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Entries Close Saturday 16 October.
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 6 November at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire (SatNav NG18 4JR).
Timetable 10.45 U20 Women (3 x 2.5K), 10.57 U17 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.26 U13 Boys (3 x 2K), 11.50 U13 Girls (3 x 2K), 12.15 U20 Men (3 x 3K), 12.40 U17 Men (3 x 3K), 13.06 U15 Girls (3 x 2K), 13.30 U15 Boys (3 x 2K), 13.50 Senior Women (3 x 3K), 14.40 Senior Men (4 x 5K).
Entries Close Friday 15 October
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The second fixture of five takes place on Saturday 13 November at Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (SatNav AL8 6DF).
Race Headquarters – Adjacent to the building by the playground at the north end of the north car park, close to the Start/Finish, refreshments will be available in this area. Registration will be adjacent to the Start/Finish.
Changing Facilities – There are no changing rooms as such.
Toilets are available in the building by the playground. Extra toilets will be provided nearby.
There are also toilets located at the Sailing Centre on the south side of the Park.
Course Location – North Side Stanborough Park – The Fixture Information and the course maps have been issued on the basis that we are able to use the field adjacent to the playground for an assembly area and for the finishing funnel. There is however the possibility that works will be starting in this field prior to 9 November. I have therefore drawn up some maps with an alternative position for the finishing funnel and appropriate adjustments to the course. These arrangements are less satisfactory than the ones I have issued so, as there is still no sign of the works starting, I am gambling on the hope that the field will still be clear on 9 November.
Course Description – Start and Finish in grassed field, remainder undulating parkland course suitable for spikes.
Public Transport – Welwyn Garden City Station (Main Line) 1.25 miles.
Directions From Major Roads – Leave the A1(M) at Junction 4, (after the Hatfield Tunnel). At the roundabout take the second exit to A414/A6129. At the next roundabout take the first exit A6129. At the bottom of the dual carriageway take the second exit out of the roundabout. The entrance to the car park on the north side is on your left after around 100m. The entrance to the car park on the south side is more or less opposite but you cannot gain access from the left side of the carriageway.
As early arrivers will undoubtedly fill the car park on the north side, you may be advised to go straight to the one on the south side.
Parking – There is a fairly large car park on the north side of the Park, adjacent to the course.
There is a very large car park on the south side of the Park, 5 minutes walk to the course.
These car parks operate by automatic number plate recognition. You must pay or you may incur a fine. Unfortunately we have not been able to negotiate a reduced rate this year, a list of the charges are published adjacent to this. It is a good idea to share cars and share costs. If you choose to park on the local roads, please park considerately and avoid causing any annoyance to residents.
YOU ARE ADVISED TO ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME TO PARK AND PAY
There is a footpath under the road bridge, providing traffic-free access between the south side and the north side of the Park.
Access to both of these car parks is only permitted from the adjacent side of the carriageway. If you cannot find a space on the north side, to get to the south side you must drive to the roundabout at the top of the hill and return on the other side of the carriageway
YOU MUST OBEY THE TRAFFIC SIGNS
Timetable 12.25 U11 (Over 9) Boys (1700m), 12.30 U11 (Over 9) Girls (1700m), 12.40pm U13 Boys (3000m), 12.45 U13 Girls (3000m), not before 13.00 U17 Men and U15 Boys (4200m), not before 13.05 U17 Women and U15 Girls (4200m), not before 13.30 U20, Senior and Veteran Women (7800m), not before 14.35m U20, Senior and Veteran Men (7800m).
Other Information – All clubs should arrive before the start of the meeting (12:25pm) in order for numbers to be distributed to each club. To be eligible to score, competitors must compete in the correct race for their age group. Competitors in the Under 13 race must be 11 or over on the day of competition.
Safety: Runners are not allowed to wear I Pods/Walkmans when competing.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please collect your race numbers from the respective team managers – SIMON KEENE, JEREMY SOTHCOTT and JO KENT
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for final intructions of course maps, and any other final information.
Awaiting final race information, the above details is when the race was last held.

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE RACE NUMBERS – I have been asked to remind you that your race number must be kept by yourselves, and is to be used for all 5 fixtures.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – I have now completed the first of 2 sections of the NWLL statistics from 2009 to 2021. You will find a link to the full documents I have produced, following all the lists below.

Below are the total Individual Wins for age-groups Under 11,13 & 15 Boys/Girls and Under 17 Men/Women. I have shown the main winners, plus all SBH athletes for the period 2009 to 2021.

Under 11 Girls Total Individual Wins From 2009 To 2021
5 Wins – C TURNER Highgate Harriers 2010,11,12, FEIA STARKEY Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 11,12,13, ASMAA ABDIRAHAM Hillingdon 17,18 – 4 Wins – ELLIE GILMORE Highgate Harriers 13,14 – 3 Wins – MAAYAN RADUS SBH 14,15 – 2 Wins – SYDNEY ALLEN SBH 14 – 1 Win – POSIE SHAW SBH 19

Under 13 Girls Total Individual Wins From 2009 To 2021
5 Wins – CHARLOTTE BUCKLEY Thames Valley Harriers 2013,14,15 – 4 Wins – ASMAA ABDIRAHAM Hillingdon 18,19 – 2 Wins – LIANNE LANGFORD SBH 11,12 – 1 Win – LIA RADUS SBH 14, SYDNEY ALLEN SBH 15

Under 15 Girls Total Individual Wins From 2009 To 2021
6 Wins – INDIA WEIR Thames Valley Harriers 2013,14,15 – 4 Wins – KERRY BAILY Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 09,10, FREYA LENTON SBH 10,11 – 3 Wins – MOLLY GARDEN SBH 11,12 – 2 Wins – ELENA RONCARATI SBH 17 – 1 Win – M GARIN SBH 11, JOSEPHINE CHADWICK SBH 15, SOPHIA STAAB SBH 16, GRACE INGLIS SBH 17

Under 17 Women Total Individual Wins From 2009 To 2021
6 Wins – HANNAH VINER Highgate Harriers 2011,12,13 – 4 Wins – FREYA LENTON SBH 11,12, GEORGIA FEAR Highgate Harriers 13,14,15, GABRIELLA KYRIACOU SBH 14,15, LIDIA KYRIACOU SBH 16,17, INDIRA PATEL Dacorum & Tring 18,19 – 1 Win – LAUREN GEE SBH 14, JOSEPHINE CHADWICK SBH 16

Under 11 Boys Total Individual Wins From 2009 To 2021
4 Wins – JAMIE HARPER SBH 11,12, LUCA STUBBS SBH 13,14,15, SAMUEL GREENSTEIN SBH 15,16 – 3 Wins – TERENCE FAWDEN Highgate Harriers 09,10, ALBIE TREMLETT Harrow 10,11, FINN HARVEY Barnet & District 12,13 – 1 Win – J DELANE SBH 10, GERRY O’BRIEN SBH 12, GIANLEO STUBBS SBH 16, ZICO JONES SBH 17

Under 13 Boys Total Individual Wins From 2009 To 2021
5 Wins – JAMIE HARPER SBH 12,13,14 – 4 Wins – BILLY KELSEY SBH 09,10, YOUCEF HARIZI Enfield & Haringey 10,11, AARON SPINK Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 11,12, FINN HARVEY SBH 13,14,15, SPIKE BLAKE London Heathside 18,19 – 3 Wins – DYLAN MICHEL SBH 16, ZICO JONES SBH 19 – 2 Wins – GEORGE GROOM SBH 12 – 1 Win – HENRY FULTON SBH 14, LUCA STUBBS SBH 15, ARTHUR PHILLIPS SBH 21

Under 15 Boys Total Individual Wins From 2009 To 2021
6 Wins – LUCILLO BURRELL Thames Valley Harriers 14,15 – 4 Wins – MICHAEL CALLEGARI SBH 09,10, S SCHINDLER-GLASS Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 10,11 – 2 Wins – SAM WILSON SBH 10, GEORGE GROOM SBH 13, JAMIE HARPER SBH 15 – 1 Win – KHALID ALI-AHMED SBH 13

Under 17 Men Total Individual Wins From 2009 To 2021
4 Wins – BEN WATERMAN Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 09,10,11, THOMAS BUTLER Barnet & District 13,14 – 3 Wins – MUKHTAR FARAH Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 14,15, JOHN FIELDING Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 15,16,17, JAMIE HARPER SBH 16,17 – 2 Wins – DANIEL ABREY SBH 09,10, SAM WILSON SBH 11, DYLAN HEPWORTH SBH 17,18 – 1 Win – KYLE LANGFORD SBH 11, RICHARD JOHNSON SBH 12, CALLUM MCCORMICK SBH 12

Below are the total Consecutive Individual Wins for age-groups Under 11,13 & 15 Boys/Girls and Under 17 Men/Women. I have shown the main winners, plus all SBH athletes for the period 2009 to 2021.

Under 11 Girls Consecutive Individual Wins From 2009 To 2021
5 Wins – ASMAA ABDIRAHAM Hillingdon 17,18 – 3 Wins – ELLIE GILMORE Highgate Harriers 13,14 – 2 Wins – C TURNER Highgate Harriers 11,12, CHARLOTTE BUCKLEY Thames Valley Harriers 12, FEIA STARKEY Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 13, SYDNEY ALLEN SBH 14, MAAYAN RADUS SBH 15

Under 13 Girls Consecutive Individual Wins From 2009 To 2021
EVE GOODHART Thames Valley Harriers 09,10, C TURNER Highgate Harriers 12 – 2 Wins – M WHITEHEAD Harrow 10, INDIA WEIR Thames Valley Harriers 13, CHARLOTTE BUCKLEY Thames Valley Harriers 14, A WHITE Thames Valley Harriers 15, KATE PRICE Thames 3 Wins – Valley Harriers 17, ASMAA ABDIRAHAM Hillingdon 19

Under 15 Girls Consecutive Individual Wins From 2009 To 2021
4 Wins – FREYA LENTON SBH 10,11 – 3 Wins – KERRY BAILY Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 09, MOLLY GARDEN SBH 11,12, INDIA WEIR Thames Valley Harriers 13, ROSE GARRETT London Heathside 18 – 2 Wins – ELENA RONCARATI SBH 17

Under 17 Women Consecutive Individual Wins From 2009 To 2021
4 Wins – HANNAH VINER Highgate Harriers 12,13 – 3 Wins – FREYA LENTON SBH 11, INDIRA PATEL Dacorum & Tring 18,19, MIMI BLAKE London Heathside 19,20 – 2 Wins – GABRIELLA KYRIACOU SBH 15

Under 11 Boys Consecutive Individual Wins From 2009 To 2021
3 Wins – JAMIE HARPER SBH 11,12, FINN HARVEY Barnet & District 12,13, REGINALD ROCK Thames Valley Harriers 18,19, ARCHIE SEDDON Dacorum & Tring 19 – 2 Wins – TERENCE FAWDEN Thames Valley Harriers 10, ALBIE TREMLETT Harrow 10, LUCA STUBBS SBH 14, RUAIRI MCGONAGLE London Heathside 15, SAMUEL GREENSTEIN SBH 16, L BAILEY Highgate Harriers 18

Under 13 Boys Consecutive Individual Wins From 2009 To 2021
4 Wins – AARON SPINK Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 11,12 – 3 Wins – BILLY KELSEY SBH 09,10, YOUCEF HARIZI Enfield & Haringey 10, JAMIE HARPER SBH 13,14, FINN HARVEY SBH 14,15, ZICO JONES SBH 19 – 2 Wins – GEORGE GROOM SBH 12, DYLAN MICHEL SBH 16

Under 15 Boys Consecutive Individual Wins From 2009 To 2021
6 Wins – LUCILLO BURRELL Thames Valley Harriers 14,15 – 3 Wins – MICHAEL CALLEGARI SBH 09, S SCHINDLER-GLASS Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 10,11 – 2 Wins – MUKHTAR FARAH Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 11,12, JAMIE HARPER SBH 15, KRISTIAN IMROTH Dacorum & Tring 16, SAMUEL BURNELL Dacorum & Tring 18, JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN Dacorum & Tring 19

Under 17 Men Consecutive Individual Wins From 2009 To 2021
2 Wins – BEN WATERMAN Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 09,10, JAMES WOOLDRIDGE London Heathside 13, THOMAS BUTLER Barnet & District 13,14, MUKHTAR FARAH Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 15, JAMIE HARPER SBH 16,17, DYLAN HEPWORTH SBH 17,18

As you have seen, the last 13 years we have had outstanding success. But when you relate those Individual wins, to the clubs they represented, our success was phenomenal.  

First are the top 5 combined club wins for all Girls/Women age-groups, for the period 2009 to 2021.
1st Thames Valley Harriers (50 wins), 2nd Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (37), 3rd Highgate Harriers (33), 4th Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (22), 5th Cookham (13)

Next are the top 5 combined club wins for all Boys/Men age-groups, for the period 2009 to 2021.
1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (63 wins), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (34), 3rd London Heathside (19), 4th Equal Highgate Harriers and Thames Valley Harriers (17)

Finally, the top 5 combined club wins for all Girls/Women and Boys/Men age-groups, for the period 2009 to 2021.
1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (100 wins), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (67), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (56), 4th Highgate Harriers (50), 5th London Heathside (30)

These are the documents that were used in the above statistics;

Girls/Women Individual Wins Q North West London League Women’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Under 11 Girls)  Q North West London League Women’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Under 13 Girls)  Q North West London League Women’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Under 15 Girls)  Q North West London League Women’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Under 17 Women)  Q North West London League Women’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Women’s All Age-Groups Summary)

Boys/Men Individual Wins P North West London League Men’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Under 11 Boys)  P North West London League Men’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Under 13 Boys)  P North West London League Men’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Under 15 Boys)  P North West London League Men’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Under 17 Men)  P North West London League Men’s Individual Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Men’s All Age-Group Summary)

Girls/Women and Boys/Men Team Analysis R North West London League Men’s And Women’s Combined Individual Team Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Men’s Team Analysis)  R North West London League Men’s And Women’s Combined Individual Team Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Women’s Team Analysis)  R North West London League Men’s And Women’s Combined Individual Team Winners From 2009 to 2020 (Men And Women Team Analysis)

Link to the NWLL website which has the results from 2009 to 2020 http://www.british-athletics.co.uk/nwll/

My next challenge is compiling the Club Team wins for the period 2009 to 2021, could be my Christmas present to you all. But hopefully sooner.

THE LATEST BRITISH ATHLETICS FUNDING DECISIONS – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.
As the dust settles from the Tokyo Olympics, the national governing body has named 67 athletes who will receive Lottery funding in the next 12 months. With less money to play with than in the past, there were always likely to be a number of disgruntled athletes left out of the British Athletics Olympic World Class Programme for 2021-22. The governing body had the difficult task of trimming a short list of 124 candidates down to just 67 who would benefit from Lottery funding during the coming year. As with selection for major championships, human instinct and judgement has gradually been replaced in recent years by a reliance on athletes fulfilling certain performance-related criteria.

Congratulations to the following Shaftesbury athletes who are included on the latest list – Olympic Podium Potential LIZZIE BIRD and SCOTT LINCOLNOlympic Relays ZHARNEL HUGHESOlympic Confirmation Level ELLIE BAKER

TIMETABLE RELEASED FOR 2022 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.
Athletics is back in Munich next summer as much anticipated European Championships take place between 15-21 August. It’s that time of the year when plans start to get made for next summer, so don’t worry because the timetable for the 2022 European Championships has been released. The 25th edition of the event will be the first since Berlin 2018 after Paris 2020 was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The action will begin on 15 August and, interestingly, both marathons start during and not before the first track and field morning session.

The first track and field finals will take place that evening with the men’s and women’s shot put and the women’s 10,000m. For the first time in European Championships history there will be a 35km race walk to add to the 20km race walk, with those events taking place on 16 and 20 August respectively. The decathlon will be wrapped up by the second day of the championships while the heptathlon finishes on 18 August. The first sprint finals will be the 100m on 16 August while the 400m finals are on 17 August and 200m finals on 19 August. There are no finals in any of the morning sessions through the championships. The countdown to Munich 2022 is on and it will be the first time since 2002 – coincidentally the same year that England last hosted the Commonwealth Games – that the German city has hosted the European Championships.

Tickets go on sale on 26 October – The full timetable is here.

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES, OPEN FOR VOLUNTEERS – Birmingham 2022 are looking for more than 13,000 spirited, dedicated and dynamic volunteers to be the heartbreak of the Commonwealth Games, a community of passionate people coming together to help deliver the biggest sporting and cultural event the West Midlands have ever seen. As part of the Commonwealth Collective, you’ll be the public face of Birmingham 2022, the heart and soul of the Games experience for athletes, officials, spectators, and a global audience of more than one billion.

For more information on volunteering, this is the link https://www.birmingham2022.com/get-involved/volunteering/

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMESYou may wish to sign up to receive their Newsletter. Link – https://www.birmingham2022.com/register-your-interest/. 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.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH WEBSITE BY USING THIS LINKhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Section ‘About Us’, includes Annual Reports, Best Performance Trophy Awards, Individual And Relay Best Performances By Year, Club Records and SBH All-Time Top 10 T&F Performances.
Section ‘Team Managers And Competitions’, shows details of Track & Field, Cross Country and Road Relays Team Managers.
Section ‘Future Information/Results’, includes Information On Each Fixture, Summer & Winter Fixture Cards, Winter X/C Points Tables and Winter Club Championships Winners.
Regarding Lee Valley Indoor fixtures, they are in the process of finalising their fixtures. Once we receive these, the fixture card will updated and issued.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS WINTER FIXTURE CARD 2021-2022 – The Fixture Card was issued on the 22 September 2021.
Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 14 October 2021 With Revised Details On Club Kit And Club Hoodies SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 14-10-21
Fixture Card All Fixtures SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Fixtures Issued 22-09-21
Cross Country Club Championship And Points Races SBH Winter 2021-2022 Cross Country Club Championship and Points Races Issued 22-09-21
Regarding Lee Valley Indoor fixtures, they are in the process of finalising their fixtures. Once we receive these, the fixture card will be updated and re-issued.

SBH CROSS COUNTRY POINTS RACES 2021-2022 –Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Points Race Championships. At the end of the season SBH medals are awarded to the 1st three in each age-group, and those medals will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 11 Boys and Girls – Metropolitan League on 16 October, 13 November, 4 December, 15 January and 19 February, also the Middlesex Championships on 8 January or Hertfordshire Championships on 9 January as the majority of our Under 11’s are from those counties.
There are 6 races in a season, with the best 4 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on.
Under 13 to Masters Men and Women – Metropolitan League on 16 October, 13 November, 4 December, 15 January and 19 February, also the Southern Championships on 29 January and the National Championships on 26 February.
There are 7 races in a season, with the best 5 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on, except for the Senior Men with the winner receiving 12 points, second 11 and so on.

SBH CROSS COUNTRY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACES 2021-2022 Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Cross Country Club Championships. At the end of the season SBH trophies are awarded to the winner in each age-group, and those trophies will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 11 Boys and Girls – Metropolitan League on 15 January
Under 20 Men, 5 Miles Senior Men and Masters Men 40+ – Metropolitan League on 4 December
Under 13 and U15 Boys and Girls, Under U17 Men and Women, Under 20 Women, Senior Women, Masters Women 40+  and 9 Miles Senior Men – Southern Championships on 29 January

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The statistics from 1966 to 2020, showing all Shaftesbury athletes Individual and Team performances, were published in the SBH Weekly Newsletter on 23 September. This is the link to the 2 documents in which the statistics were taken  M Metropolitan League Men And Women Individual Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 To 2020          O Metropolitan League Men and Women Team Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 to 2020

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW CLUB KIT JUNE 2021They are now available to purchase from our club kit supplier, Supreme Sports – click on the link for the full range – https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/
By opening the link, you will be on the front page, which displays the men’s items. Click on SBH LADIES for the women’s items, or click on SBH KIDS for the young athletes’ items.

CLUB HOODIES – With well over eight hundred hoodies already in circulation, this is your opportunity to join the club. The bright red hoody is made to order and has your name embroidered on the front along with the club badge and has the Club name on the back. We now have 2 styles, the original pull over style at £35 + P&P or the new one with a full zip at £40 + P&P.
Here is the link to the Supreme Sports website which if you click on it, will take YOU to the new Club Hoody and allow you to then view the full range of Club kit online – https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/

STONEX STADIUM NOW OPEN – StoneX Stadium is now open to Club members, under strict conditions. Check with your Coach for details of training times as, at other times, entrants have to have an entry fob to gain free entry and exit through the SBH Clubhouse. All athletes must sign in on entry and sign out on exit.

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM – The current arrangements until further notice are that Pole Vault training is on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 18.30pm to 21.00pm. High Jump training is on Wednesday’s from 18.45pm to 21.00pm.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk in advance and let him know if you are planning to attend.

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2022 To all athletes young & old – are you aware of the SBH Pole Vault sessions held at StoneX Stadium on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 18.30pm. We have room to coach more of you, why not come along and watch a session and the get involved – give it a try NOW.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA  After 10 months usage of the indoor area as an NHS Vaccination Centre, it has now been transferred back and is available for indoor athletics training. Please contact your coach for the times of the sessions.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM – Check with your Coach for details of training times.

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.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASEDuring 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.

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.

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) – The Stadium is currently closed to the general public

ALAN WELLER – SBH NEWSLETTER EDITOR AND WEBSITE MANAGER




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 14 October 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 14 October to Kelvin Aye, Corin Bearpark, Georgia Bell, Daniel Bramble, Mityrae Brooks, Gerald Collins, Mitchel Cox, Charlie Dobson, Henry Dover, Freddie Ford, Ella Green, Emilia Greenfield, George Groom, Lloyd Hanley-Byron, John Herries, Frankie Johnson, Esther Klein, Megan McInnes, Dionne Milne, Geoffrey Morphitis, Carys Okolie-Loi, Samuel Ojo, Louis Pelta, Kerstin Pohlmann, Sofia Potter, Sauget Pun, Hugh Starkey, Naomi Taschimowitz, Adam Thorpe, Ken Tollady and Jessica Yefet

RECENT NEW MEMBERS – We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to PAUL MACCARTHY and JOSHUA NAMIECH-OYEBOLA

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021 – Notice is hereby given of the 131st Annual General Meeting of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers to be held on Tuesday 30 November at StoneX Stadium. Link to notice – SBH AGM Notice 2021

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA  After 10 months usage of the indoor area as an NHS Vaccination Centre, it has now been transferred back and is available for inddor athletics training. Please contact your coach for the times of the sessions.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS SUBSCRIPTIONS – SBH Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS has sent me the following regarding subscriptions.
Our new year stared on 1 October 2021. The SBH annual subscriptions is £50 and the current England Athletics annual registration is £15. The total is £65 and should now be paid NOW to; ACCOUNTNAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please let me know when payment is made. I will still be collecting subscriptions for the year to30 September 2021 from those members who did not pay. Thanks GEOFF

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The first fixture of five takes place this Saturday 16 October at Claybury, Essex. Changing is at Ashton Playing Fields Track, 588 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Essex (Satnav IG8 8AA). Changing rooms and Showers available Ashton Playing Fields from 11.30, although hot water tends to be limited.
Parking – Approximately 150 spaces at Ashton Playing Fields and limited parking on Roding Lane North and nearby residential roads. Please DO NOT park on grass verges, look out for any restrictions and do not block access.
HQ to Course – 10 minutes from Ashton Playing Fields to Claybury Park, Roding Lane North (Satnav IG8 8NN).
Course Description – Parkland setting, undulating course, with one steep climb per large lap, on grass and woodland paths.
Public Transport – Woodford underground station (Central Line) is 10 minutes walk away from Ashton Playing Fields. If you get off an eastbound train, you need to walk under the pedestrian subway and walk downhill, down Snakes Lane East. Bus numbers 275 and W14 stop at the gates to Ashton Playing Fields.
Directions From Major Roads – From the eastbound A406, branch left and merge onto the A1400 (signposted Gants Hill). At Charlie Brown’s roundabout, take the first left exit onto the A113 (signposted Chigwell). Go straight ahead through three sets of traffic lights (including a crossing set for pedestrians) and turn left into Ashton Playing Fields just after you go under a road bridge.
Timetable 12.25 Under 11 Boys (Over 9) (1500m), 12.30 Under 11 Girls (Over 9) (1500m), 12.40 Under 13 Boys (3000m), 12.45 Under 13 Girls (3000m), not before 13.00 Under 17 Men and Under 15 Boys (4200m), not before 13.03 Under 17 Women and Under 15 Girls (4200m), not before 13.30 U20, Senior and Veteran Women (8100m), not before 14.35 U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8100m).
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please collect your race numbers from the respective team managers – SIMON KEENE, JEREMY SOTHCOTT or JO KENT
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for final information.  Map of course;

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE RACE NUMBERS – I have been asked to remind you that your race number must be kept by yourselves, and is to be used for all 5 fixtures.

SBH WINTER POINTS CHAMPIONSHIPS – The Start Fitness Metropolitan League fixture at Claybury, is the first fixture for all age-groups, that count towards this Winter’s Points Championships. So lets have a record turnout for Claybury.

NATIONAL ROAD RELAYS Took place last Saturday at Sutton Park, Birmingham.
The day proved to be of mixed fortunes, top of the shop were our Under 17 Women with a superb run, finished winning the Silver Medals in a time of (40.51) the team from Leg 1 AIMI WEIGHTMAN (13.45), Leg 2 RUBY VINTON (13.38) and Leg 3 NICOLE MCGOVERN (13.28), next were our Senior Men who with an outstanding run, finished winning the Bronze Medals in a time of (1:44.06), the team from Leg 1 JEREMY DEMPSEY (17.10), JAKE SHELLEY (17.14), DYLAN EVANS (17.18), LIAM DEE (17.09), MARK PEARCE (17.57) and KIERAN CLEMENTS (17.18). The last time the 6 stage was run was in 2018, in which the team finished 7th (1:47.47) in which the team included JAKE, MARK and KIERAN. Our Under 17 Men finished in 8th place (36.57) with recent new member HENRY DOVER running the fastest time of the day (11.42), we also finished ‘B’ and ‘C’ teams. Finally our Under 15 Boys finished in 16th place (41.33).
On the minus side, it was dissapointing to see that we had not teams in the Under 13 Boys/Girls, Under 15 Girls and Senior Women races.

Under 13 Boys (Each Leg 3.88km) – Team Result – 1st Wolverhampton & Bilston (41.24), 2nd Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (41.45), 3rd North Somerset (42.16) 33 teams finished
Fastest Legs – 1st JAKE MEYBURGH Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (12.16), 2nd FRED JONES Wolverhampton & Bilston (12.47), 3rd EVAN GRIME Salford Harriers (13.12)

Under 13 Girls (Each Leg 3.88km) – Team Result – 1st Liverpool Harriers ‘A’ (43.17), 2nd Liverpool Harriers ‘B’ (43.45), 3rd Rotherham Harriers (38.55) 34 teams finished
Fastest Legs – 1st HOLLY CROSS Liverpool Harriers ‘A’ (14.08), 2nd ERIN FAY Liverpool Harriers ‘B’ (14.27), 3rd GRACE IGOE Rotherham Harriers (14.28)

Under 15 Boys (Each Leg 3.88km) – SBH 16th (41.33) Leg 1 GIANLEO STUBBS 1st (12.11), Leg 2 JACOB CLEMENT 15th (15.02), Leg 3 JORDAN PEARLMAN 16th (14.20)
Team Result – 1st Birchfield Harriers (38.50), 2nd Holland Sports (38.55), 3rd Vale Royal (38.55), 16th SBH (41.33) 48 teams finished
Fastest Legs – 1st ROBERT PRICE Vale Royal (12.07), 2nd GIANLEO STUBBS SBH (12.11), 3rd ASH BURGESS Birchfield Harriers (12.27)

Under 15 Girls (Each Leg 3.88km) – Team Result – 1st Wreake & Soar Valley (40.24), 2nd Rotherham Harriers (40.40), 3rd Bedford & County (42.30) 52 teams finished
Fastest Legs – 1st SHAKIRA KING Wreake & Soar Valley (13.06), 2nd Equal ZOE GILBODY Wreake & Soar Valley and FREYA MURDOCH Stockport (13.11)

Under 17 Men (Each Leg 3.88km) – SBH 8th (36.57) Leg 1 HENRY DOVER 1st (11.42), Leg 2 SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 8th (12.53), Leg 3 ABDIRAHIM HAMUD 8th (12.22), SBH ‘B’ 22nd (38.37) Leg 1 JOSHUA FISHER 36th (12.58), Leg 2 JONAH MARKS 23rd (12.45), Leg 3 LEO RONCARATI 22nd (12.54), SBH ‘C’ 24th (39.03) Leg 1 JACK DAVIS-BLACK 40th (13.04), Leg 2 SPIKE BLAKE 26th (12.48), Leg 3 BENEDICT WHITTLE 24th (13.11)
Team Result – 1st Wirral (35.34), 2nd Cambridge & Coleridge (35.48), 3rd Saint Edmunds Pacers (36.23), 8th SBH (36.57), 22nd SBH ’B’ (38.37), 24th SBH ‘C’ (39.03) 51 teams finished
Fastest Legs – 1st HENRY DOVER SBH (11.42), 2nd WILLIAM STRICKLEY Wirral (11.44), 3rd GEORGE KEEN Cambridge & Coleridge (11.47)

Under 17 Women (Each Leg 3.88km) – SBH won the Silver Medals (40.51) Leg 1 AIMI WEIGHTMAN 5th (13.45), Leg 2 RUBY VINTON 2nd (13.38), Leg 3 NICOLE MCGOVERN 2nd (13.28)
Team Result – 1st Vale Royal (40.40), 2nd SBH (40.51), 3rd Kettering Town Harriers (41.52) 38 teams finished
Fastest Legs – 1st ALICE BATES  Kettering Town Harriers (13.17), 2nd ELLIE LOOSLY Cambridge & Coleridge (13.18), 3rd GRACE ROBERTS Vale Royal (13.20), 5th Equal NICOLE MCGOVERN SBH (13.28), 10th RUBY VINTON SBH (13.38)

Senior Men (Each Leg 5.848km) – SBH won the Bronze Medals (1:44.06) Leg 1 JEREMY DEMPSEY 9th (17.10), Leg 2 JAKE SHELLEY 1st (17.14), Leg 3 DYLAN EVANS 2nd (17.18), Leg 4 LIAM DEE 2nd (17.09), Leg 5 MARK PEARCE 3rd (17.57), Leg 6 KIERAN CLEMENTS 3rd (17.18)
Team Result – 1st Aldershot, Farnham & District (1:42.44), 2nd Leeds City (1:43.47), 3rd SBH (1:44.06) 74 teams finished
Fastest Legs – 1st JACK ROWE Aldershot, Farnham & District (16.33), 2nd EMIEL CAIRESS Leeds City (16.46), 3rd Equal OMAR AHMED Birchfield Harriers and HUGO MILNER Derby (16.47)

Senior Women (Each Leg 4.33km) – Team Result – 1st Aldershot, Farnham & District ‘A’ (59.03), 2nd Aldershot, Farnham & District ‘B’ (1:00.14), 3rd Lincoln Wellington (1:00.29) 63 teams finished
Fastest Legs – 1st NICOLE TAYLOR Tonbridge (13.56), 2nd HANNAH IRWIN Cambridge (14.03), 3rd ABBI DONNELLY Lincoln Wellington (14.04)

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Blandford on 9 October.
HUGH RICHARDS V75 79th (30.37) this was his 157th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Canons Park on 9 October.
LOUIS PELTA U17 5th (PB 19.38) this was his 46th Parkrun, LAUREN MALTZ U17 68th (27.27) this was her 16th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Cassiobury on 9 October.
THOMAS CADWALLADER U15 9th (19.10) this was his 9th Parkrun, TIM UNDERHILLV50 20th (19.57) this was his 88th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Coventry on 9 October.
BEN WINFIELD U 1st (16.42) this was his 16th Parkrun,

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Guildford on 9 October.
JAMES DAVIS 164th (26.45) this was his 27th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Hackney Marshes on 9 October.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 283rd (33.39) this was his 215th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Maidstone on 9 October.
CLIFF GOLDING V65 87th (25.04) this was his 97th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Oak Hill on 9 October.
JAMES SARNER 9th (20.05) this was his 5th Parkrun, BRADLEY SINGER 138th (27.22) this was his 149th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Stevenage on 9 October.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 278th (46.40) this was his 197th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Woking on 9 October.
REBECCA HOUNSELL 13th (19.51) this was her 59th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Sunny Hill on 9 October.
DYLAN MICHEL U20 2nd (PB 18.02) this was his 43rd Parkrun, LENARD MICHEL V50 6th (23.00) this was his 64th Parkrun, KAYLA MICHEL U23 26th (28.31) this was her 31st Parkrun

ROYALS CHALLENGE – Took place at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on 8 October.
8000m – SM B MITCHEL COX U23 (Queens University) 162nd (34.57)

RUN THROUGH HYDE PARK 10k – Took place at Hyde Park on 6 October.
BRADLEY SINGER 117th (SB 54.21)

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 10 NOVEMBER – 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
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SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS – Takes place on Saturday 23 October at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road (SatNav W12 0DF). Enter main car park off Du Cane Road (via Artillery Lane), through 6’6” height/width barrier. Extra parking will be available in the enclosed/fenced hospital parking area. Parking is free in all areas at the week-end.
Timetable 11.00 U17 & U20 Women (3 x 3km), 11.30 U17 & U20 Men (3 x 3km), 12.10 U13 Girls (3 x 2km), 12.40 U13 Boys (3 x 2km), 13.10 U15 Girls (3 x 2km), 13.35 U15 Boys (3 x 2km), 14.00 Senior Women (3 x 3km), 14.30 Senior Men (4 x 4km).
Entries Close Friday 8 October
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager 

74TH LIDDIARD TROPHY/NORTH OF THE THAMES CHAMPIONSHIPS Cancelled.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The second North West London League takes place on Saturday 30 October at Uxbridge. Race headquarters being provided at Hillingdon Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge (SatNav UB8 1ES).
Timetable – North West London League 12.30 U11 Boys & Girls (2000m), 12.40 U13 Boys & Girls (3000m), 12.55 U15 Boys & Girls (4000m), 13.15 U17 Men & Women (5000m). Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see JEREMY SOTHCOTT who will give you a race number

Map of the course;

Car parking and local transport;

Timetable – 12.30 U11 Boys & Girls (2000m),12.40 U13 Boys & Girls (3000m),12.55 U15 Boys & Girls (4000m),13.15 U17 Men & Women (5000m). Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see JEREMY SOTHCOTT who will give you a race number

NORTH LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 30 October at Uxbridge. Race headquarters being provided at Hillingdon Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge (SatNav UB8 1ES).
Timetable 14.00 Under 20 & Senior Women (8000m), 14.45 Under 20 & Senior Men (8000m). Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Entries Close Saturday 16 October.
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 6 November at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire (SatNav NG18 4JR).
Timetable 10.45 U20 Women (3 x 2.5K), 10.57 U17 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.26 U13 Boys (3 x 2K), 11.50 U13 Girls (3 x 2K), 12.15 U20 Men (3 x 3K), 12.40 U17 Men (3 x 3K), 13.06 U15 Girls (3 x 2K), 13.30 U15 Boys (3 x 2K), 13.50 Senior Women (3 x 3K), 14.40 Senior Men (4 x 5K).
Entries Close Friday 15 October
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES BATON RELAY COMMENCES – On 7 October 2021, the Queen has set in motion a global relay of the Commonwealth Games baton in her first major event at Buckingham Palace since the Covid pandemic began.
The Queen began the relay on Thursday by passing the baton to Paralympic gold medallist KADEENA COX who carried it on the first leg of its 90,000-mile, 269-day journey, which travels through 72 Commonwealth nations and territories ahead of the Games in 2022.
The Baton will inspire people of the Commonwealth to come together and host moments of celebration ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Baton has been specially created by designers and technologists from the West Midlands in a unique collaboration that fuses science, technology, engineering and art.

The international route spans an impressive 269 days, spending between two and four days in each nation or territory, covering approximately 90,000 miles (140,000 kilometres), with over 7,500 Baton bearers trusted with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to carry the Baton in their community.
During the visit, each nation and territory will host events and activities that showcase untold stories from Baton bearers, athletes, and young people who are striving for change in their community, as well as showcasing a project that address one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Baton will witness moments of celebration, visit local schools and explore iconic landmarks. Over the course of the Relay, the Baton will spend Christmas Eve in the Seychelles, will bring in the New Year in the Maldives and will be in Jamaica over the Easter weekend.
Flying out from Birmingham Airport, the first stop on the Relay is Cyprus on 9 October, shortly followed by Malta on 12 October.
Arriving in Africa on 16 October, the Baton will take in the rich cultures of all 19 Commonwealth countries on the continent, as well as a stop on the volcanic island of Saint Helena.
After three days in Pakistan, the Baton will spend New Year’s Day in the Maldives, before visiting Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and spending four days in India between 12-15 January 2022.
The Baton will journey across Southeast Asia, visiting Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam in January, and travelling to the Pacific Islands in February, including a visit to the smallest island in the Commonwealth, Nauru.
New Zealand will host the Baton on Commonwealth Day during a visit from 12 until 15 March, before four days in Australia (17-20 March), hosts of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The Baton will spend two months travelling around the Caribbean and Americas, including visits to The Bahamas, Jamaica and Barbados, and reaching the islands of St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines.
From here, the Baton will spend four days in Canada, arriving on 26 May 2022, before visiting Gibraltar.
After stopping off at the Falkland Islands, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man in first three weeks of June, the Relay will have an extended duration of five days in Scotland, four in Northern Ireland, five in Wales and 25 days covering the length and breadth of England.
The global journey will conclude at the Birmingham 2022 Opening Ceremony where the final Baton bearer will return the Baton to Her Majesty The Queen.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE.
I am progressing slow but sure, and anticipate publishing the Individual Winners and Teams in next weeks Newsletter.
Link to the NWLL website which has the results from 2009 to 2020 http://www.british-athletics.co.uk/nwll/

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES, OPEN FOR VOLUNTEERS – Birmingham 2022 are looking for more than 13,000 spirited, dedicated and dynamic volunteers to be the heartbreak of the Commonwealth Games, a community of passionate people coming together to help deliver the biggest sporting and cultural event the West Midlands have ever seen. As part of the Commonwealth Collective, you’ll be the public face of Birmingham 2022, the heart and soul of the Games experience for athletes, officials, spectators, and a global audience of more than one billion.

For more information on volunteering, this is the link https://www.birmingham2022.com/get-involved/volunteering/

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMESYou may wish to sign up to receive their Newsletter. Link – https://www.birmingham2022.com/register-your-interest/. 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.

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

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH WEBSITE BY USING THIS LINKhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Section ‘About Us’, includes Annual Reports, Best Performance Trophy Awards, Individual And Relay Best Performances By Year, Club Records and SBH All-Time Top 10 T&F Performances.
Section ‘Team Managers And Competitions’, shows details of Track & Field, Cross Country and Road Relays Team Managers.
Section ‘Future Information/Results’, includes Information On Each Fixture, Summer & Winter Fixture Cards, Winter X/C Points Tables and Winter Club Championships Winners.
Regarding Lee Valley Indoor fixtures, they are in the process of finalising their fixtures. Once we receive these, the fixture card will updated and issued.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS WINTER FIXTURE CARD 2021-2022 – The Fixture Card was issued on the 22 September 2021.
Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 14 October 2021 With Revised Details On Club Kit And Club Hoodies SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 14-10-21
Fixture Card All Fixtures SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Fixtures Issued 22-09-21
Cross Country Club Championship And Points Races SBH Winter 2021-2022 Cross Country Club Championship and Points Races Issued 22-09-21
Regarding Lee Valley Indoor fixtures, they are in the process of finalising their fixtures. Once we receive these, the fixture card will be updated and re-issued.

SBH CROSS COUNTRY POINTS RACES 2021-2022 –Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Points Race Championships. At the end of the season SBH medals are awarded to the 1st three in each age-group, and those medals will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 11 Boys and Girls – Metropolitan League on 16 October, 13 November, 4 December, 15 January and 19 February, also the Middlesex Championships on 8 January or Hertfordshire Championships on 9 January as the majority of our Under 11’s are from those counties.
There are 6 races in a season, with the best 4 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on.
Under 13 to Masters Men and Women – Metropolitan League on 16 October, 13 November, 4 December, 15 January and 19 February, also the Southern Championships on 29 January and the National Championships on 26 February.
There are 7 races in a season, with the best 5 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on, except for the Senior Men with the winner receiving 12 points, second 11 and so on.

SBH CROSS COUNTRY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACES 2021-2022 Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Cross Country Club Championships. At the end of the season SBH trophies are awarded to the winner in each age-group, and those trophies will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 11 Boys and Girls – Metropolitan League on 15 January
Under 20 Men, 5 Miles Senior Men and Masters Men 40+ – Metropolitan League on 4 December
Under 13 and U15 Boys and Girls, Under U17 Men and Women, Under 20 Women, Senior Women, Masters Women 40+  and 9 Miles Senior Men – Southern Championships on 29 January

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The statistics from 1966 to 2020, showing all Shaftesbury athletes Individual and Team performances, were published in the SBH Weekly Newsletter on 23 September. This is the link to the 2 documents in which the statistics were taken  M Metropolitan League Men And Women Individual Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 To 2020          O Metropolitan League Men and Women Team Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 to 2020

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW CLUB KIT JUNE 2021They are now available to purchase from our club kit supplier, Supreme Sports – click on the link for the full range – https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/
By opening the link, you will be on the front page, which displays the men’s items. Click on SBH LADIES for the women’s items, or click on SBH KIDS for the young athletes’ items.

CLUB HOODIES – With well over eight hundred hoodies already in circulation, this is your opportunity to join the club. The bright red hoody is made to order and has your name embroidered on the front along with the club badge and has the Club name on the back. We now have 2 styles, the original pull over style at £35 + P&P or the new one with a full zip at £40 + P&P.
Here is the link to the Supreme Sports website which if you click on it, will take YOU to the new Club Hoody and allow you to then view the full range of Club kit online – https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/

STONEX STADIUM NOW OPEN – StoneX Stadium is now open to Club members, under strict conditions. Check with your Coach for details of training times as, at other times, entrants have to have an entry fob to gain free entry and exit through the SBH Clubhouse. All athletes must sign in on entry and sign out on exit.

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM – The current arrangements until further notice are that Pole Vault training is on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 18.30pm to 21.00pm. High Jump training is on Wednesday’s from 18.45pm to 21.00pm.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk in advance and let him know if you are planning to attend.

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2022 To all athletes young & old – are you aware of the SBH Pole Vault sessions held at StoneX Stadium on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 18.30pm. We have room to coach more of you, why not come along and watch a session and the get involved – give it a try NOW.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA  After 10 months usage of the indoor area as an NHS Vaccination Centre, it has now been transferred back and is available for inddor athletics training. Please contact your coach for the times of the sessions.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM – Check with your Coach for details of training times.

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.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASEDuring 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.

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.

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) – The Stadium is currently closed to the general public

ALAN WELLER – SBH NEWSLETTER EDITOR AND WEBMASTER




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 7 October 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 7 October to Shereen Charles, Esther Fatuade, Thomas Fernand, Louis Hazell, Sam Hazell, April Hill, Anu Joiyeola, Jude Kanor, Yasmin Lakin, Jonah Marks, Lee McConnell, Lenard Michel, Jude Miranda, Ryan Moseley, Jo Newell, Atiba Oluwasemilo, Kofi Owusu, Elena Roncarati, Ted Parker, Irene Peaty Miller, Nicholas Shaw, Lisa Webb, Sam Wilson and Rosalind Zeffertt

RECENT NEW MEMBERSWe wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to ANTONIO CONRADIETEMI BAKARE, TIMOTHY BUTLER, OLIMPIA CORBO, EDEN HUYCK-JONES, CHARLENE JACOBS-CONRADIE, PAUL LEWIS and JONNY SHAW

A SAD LOSS – This week we heard the tragic news that one of our long standing members, GLASFORD JONES, sadly passed away peacefully on 24 September after a massive heart attack at the age of 58. He was a larger than life character whose love of sport was reflected in both his competition days and more recently as a coach and official.
GLASFORD joined us in 1993 at the age of 31. He went on to compete in Master’s events as a sprinter and long jumper. He lived in the Luton area and was responsible for attracting a number of local lads to SBH including JAYSON TOAL and GARY SMITH.
His love of sport was not limited to athletics as he was also very active in amateur football being a founder member and remained a staunch supporter of all things Luton United. Anyone who knew or had the pleasure of meeting GLASFORD will always remember his booming voice and infectious laugh. He will be sorely missed.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021 – Notice is hereby given of the 131st Annual General Meeting of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers to be held on Tuesday 30 November at StoneX Stadium. Link to notice – SBH AGM Notice 2021

SARACENS EMBARK ON A NEW CHAPTER – Saracens announced on 1 October 2021, that a consortium of investors has agreed terms to acquire a majority controlling stake in Saracens. Attached is the announcement from NEIL GOLDING Chairman of Saracens, and a separate statement outlining their objectives for the future. The initial part of that statement refers to the following – ‘The capital raised in a total investment of GBP 32 million of new funds into the club. Aside from maintaining the club’s position at the top of the men’s game, the new funds will be used for a variety of other purposes, including redevelopment of the West Stand; further investment in women’s sport; and the establishment of a high-performance training centre’.

The SBH Executive committee will be following up on this announcement to establish where athletics fits into the Saracens plans. 

Link to both documents – http://sbharriers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Neil-Golding-Letter-1st-October-2021-1.pdf and http://sbharriers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Saracens-statement-1.pdf

LIDDIARD TROPHY/NORTH OF THE THAMES CHAMPIONSHIPS CANCELLED – We have been advised that the Liddiard Trophy and North of the Thames Championships due to be held on Saturday 23 October has been Cancelled.

THE SECOND NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE FIXTURE NOW MOVED TO SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER – The second North West London League which was due to take place on Saturday 23 October, will now take place on Saturday 30 October at Uxbridge. Race headquarters being provided at Hillingdon Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge (SatNav UB8 1ES). Inconjunction with the North London Championships.
Timetable – North West London League 12.30 U11 Boys & Girls (2000m), 12.40 U13 Boys & Girls (3000m), 12.55 U15 Boys & Girls (4000m), 13.15 U17 Men & Women (5000m), North London Championships 14.00 Under 20 & Senior Women (8000m), 14.45 Under 20 & Senior Men (8000m).

Map of the course;

Car parking and local transport;

VIRGIN MONEY MINI MARATHON – Speaking to RAY POWELL, this was his assessment of the new start area on the Embankment.
It was always going to be a learning curve, especially as it was totally outdoors, with the holding area outside Temple Station, compared to the holding area for athletes which was inside Old Billingsgate itself, next to Monument Station. Fortunately, the weather, although a little chilly, we were thankful that the rain held off. There were a few small issues, which were expected, but generally it went very well, and everyone seemed to have a good time.

Photograph of our team – many thanks to you all on an outstanding achievement on the Embankment, and to everyone else who were at the other races throughout the Summer

VIRGIN MONEY MINI MARATHON – Took place last Sunday, from the new start area on the Embankment, with 28 Shaftesbury competing. The course was approximately 2.5 miles, finishing on the Mall. Overall our results were outstanding, with top honour going to GIANLEO STUBBS who won the Under 15 Boys race, in the Under 17 Men’s race HENRY DOVER finished 2nd, ABDI HAMUD 5th and SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 9th, in the Under 17 Women’s race NICOLE MCGOVERN also finished 2nd. The remaining top 10 finish came from ARTHUR PHILLIPS who finished 7th in the Under 13 Boys.
All athletes were competing for the London Borough of Barnet, unless otherwise stated.

Under 13 BoysARTHUR PHILLIPS 7th (8.58), EUAN PHILLIPS 21st (9.31), LADDIE SHAW 59th (10.10), ZAK JOSEPHS 64th (10.12), JARED MORRIS 72nd (10.24), BARNEY MALLANDAINE 92nd (10.55). London Borough of Barnet team finished 7th
Under 13 GirlsPOSIE SHAW 3rd (9.15), NYAH CAINE 70th (11.16), MEGAN HAMMOND 83rd (11.30), MAYA GREEN 88th (11.43). London Borough of Barnet team finished 13th
Under 15 BoysGIANLEO STUBBS 1st (7.42), PETER BAVEL-ZAYATS 40th (9.05), JORDAN PEARLMAN 51st (9.14), AUSTIN WARD 76th (9.35), TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE 82nd (9.39), THOMAS CADWALLADER (East) (10.43). London Borough of Barnet team finished 8th
Under 15 GirlsMYA MAIRS-INGRAM 57th (10.18), DINA SILVERMAN 72nd (10.34), PHOEBE MUSIC 85th (10.43). London Borough of Barnet team finished 12th
Under 17 MenHENRY DOVER (East) 2nd (7.24), ABDI HAMUD (Hillingdon) 5th (7.59), SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 9th (8.06), LEO RONCARATI 19th (8.20), JACK DAVIS-BLACK (Haringey) 27th (8.30), SPIKE BLAKE (Haringey) 29th (8.34), DANIEL BANYARD 74th (9.15). London Borough of Barnet team finished 7th
Under 17 WomenNICOLE MCGOVERN (Hillingdon) 2nd (8.27), RACHEL PEARLMAN 18th (9.30), ASHA HORBACKI 59th (10.35). London Borough of Barnet team finished 4th

UPCOMING FIXTURES Shows all fixture information for the period Thursday 7 October until Wednesday 3 November, and follows after this week’s results

LIVE IN LOUISVILLE CROSS COUNTRY MEETING – Took place at Louisville, Kentucky, USA on 2 October.
8000m – SM G MITCHEL COX U23 (Queens University) 215th (25.59)

PAUL SHORT INVITATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY MEETING – Took place at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA on 1 October.
8000m – SM G LIAM GARRETT U23 (Yale University 2nd Claim) 339th (27.09)

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Canons Park on 2 October.
LOUIS PELTA U17 6th (21.38) this was his 45th Parkrun, LAUREN MALTZ U17 41st (27.46) this was her 15th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Gladstone on 2 October.
JULIAN LAMY 9th (19.43) this was his 24th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Oak Hill on 2 October.
TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE U15 8th (PB 19.55) this was his 42nd Parkrun, STUART SINGER V60 37th (23.52) this was his 302nd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Pocket on 2 October.
HANNAH RIDLEY 34th (20.02) this was her 7th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Sunny Hill on 2 October.
DYLAN MICHEL U20 1st (18.28) this was his 42nd Parkrun, LENARD MICHEL V50 8th (22.48) this was his 63rd Parkrun, SHONA MICHEL V45 25th (28.30) this was her 45th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Woking on 2 October.
REBECCA HOUNSELL 10th (23.03) this was her 58th Parkrun

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 3 NOVEMBER – 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
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NATIONAL YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RELAYTakes place on Sunday 9 October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Town Gate Entrance, Birmingham (Satnav B73 6BU).
Timetable 11.00 U13 Boys, 11.05 U13 Girls, 12.00 U15 Boys, 12.05 U15 Girls, 12.50 U17 Men, 12.55 U17 Women. All races are 3 Legs of 3.88km.
Entries Closed
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

NATIONAL MEN’S 6 STAGE AND WOMEN’S 4 STAGE ROAD RELAYTakes place on Sunday 9 October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Town Gate Entrance, Birmingham (Satnav B73 6BU).
Timetable 14.00 Senior Men – 6 Legs of 5.848km, 14.10 Senior Women – 4 Legs of 4.33km.
Entries Closed
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE– The first fixture of five takes place on Saturday 16 October at Claybury, Essex. Changing is at Ashton Playing Fields Track, 588 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Essex (Satnav IG8 8AA). Changing rooms and Showers available Ashton Playing Fields from 11.30, although hot water tends to be limited.
Parking – Approximately 150 spaces at Ashton Playing Fields and limited parking on Roding Lane North and nearby residential roads. Please DO NOT park on grass verges, look out for any restrictions and do not block access.
HQ to Course – 10 minutes from Ashton Playing Fields to Claybury Park, Roding Lane North (Satnav IG8 8NN).
Course Description – Parkland setting, undulating course, with one steep climb per large lap, on grass and woodland paths.
Public Transport – Woodford underground station (Central Line) is 10 minutes walk away from Ashton Playing Fields. If you get off an eastbound train, you need to walk under the pedestrian subway and walk downhill, down Snakes Lane East. Bus numbers 275 and W14 stop at the gates to Ashton Playing Fields.
Directions From Major Roads – From the eastbound A406, branch left and merge onto the A1400 (signposted Gants Hill). At Charlie Brown’s roundabout, take the first left exit onto the A113 (signposted Chigwell). Go straight ahead through three sets of traffic lights (including a crossing set for pedestrians) and turn left into Ashton Playing Fields just after you go under a road bridge.
Timetable 12.25 Under 11 Boys (Over 9) (1500m), 12.30 Under 11 Girls (Over 9) (1500m), 12.40 Under 13 Boys (3000m), 12.45 Under 13 Girls (3000m), not before 13.00 Under 17 Men and Under 15 Boys (4200m), not before 13.03 Under 17 Women and Under 15 Girls (4200m), not before 13.30 U20, Senior and Veteran Women (8100m), not before 14.35 U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8100m).
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please collect your race numbers from the respective team managers – SIMON KEENE, JEREMY SOTHCOTT or JO KENT
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for final information.  Map of course;

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE RACE NUMBERS – I have been asked to remind you that your race number must be kept by yourselves, and is to be used for all 5 fixtures.

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS – Takes place on Saturday 23 October at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road (SatNav W12 0DF). Enter main car park off Du Cane Road (via Artillery Lane), through 6’6” height/width barrier. Extra parking will be available in the enclosed/fenced hospital parking area. Parking is free in all areas at the week-end.
Timetable 11.00 U17 & U20 Women (3 x 3km), 11.30 U17 & U20 Men (3 x 3km), 12.10 U13 Girls (3 x 2km), 12.40 U13 Boys (3 x 2km), 13.10 U15 Girls (3 x 2km), 13.35 U15 Boys (3 x 2km), 14.00 Senior Women (3 x 3km), 14.30 Senior Men (4 x 4km).
Entries Close Friday 8 October
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager 

74TH LIDDIARD TROPHY/NORTH OF THE THAMES CHAMPIONSHIPS Cancelled.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The second fixture of five now takes place on Saturday 30 October at Uxbridge. Race headquarters being provided at Hillingdon Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge (SatNav UB8 1ES).
Timetable – 12.30 U11 Boys & Girls (2000m),12.40 U13 Boys & Girls (3000m),12.55 U15 Boys & Girls (4000m),13.15 U17 Men & Women (5000m). Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see JEREMY SOTHCOTT who will give you a race number

NORTH LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 30 October at Uxbridge. Race headquarters being provided at Hillingdon Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge (SatNav UB8 1ES).
Timetable 14.00 Under 20 & Senior Women (8000m), 14.45 Under 20 & Senior Men (8000m).
Entries Close Saturday 16 October.
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE.
I did not have access to all the results, as I have with the Metropolitan League. But on the North West London League they have the results from the 2009-2010 season, therefore I have started to produce the statistics for those season. It will probably take another 3-4 weeks, so watch this space. Link to the NWLL website http://www.british-athletics.co.uk/nwll/

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES, OPEN FOR VOLUNTEERS – Birmingham 2022 are looking for more than 13,000 spirited, dedicated and dynamic volunteers to be the heartbreak of the Commonwealth Games, a community of passionate people coming together to help deliver the biggest sporting and cultural event the West Midlands have ever seen. As part of the Commonwealth Collective, you’ll be the public face of Birmingham 2022, the heart and soul of the Games experience for athletes, officials, spectators, and a global audience of more than one billion.
For more information on volunteering, this is the link https://www.birmingham2022.com/get-involved/volunteering/

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMESYou may wish to sign up to receive their Newsletter. Link – https://www.birmingham2022.com/register-your-interest/. 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.

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

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH WEBSITE BY USING THIS LINKhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Section ‘About Us’, includes Annual Reports, Best Performance Trophy Awards, Individual And Relay Best Performances By Year, Club Records and SBH All-Time Top 10 T&F Performances.
Section ‘Team Managers And Competitions’, shows details of Track & Field, Cross Country and Road Relays Team Managers.
Section ‘Future Information/Results’, includes Information On Each Fixture, Summer & Winter Fixture Cards, Winter X/C Points Tables and Winter Club Championships Winners.
Regarding Lee Valley Indoor fixtures, they are in the process of finalising their fixtures. Once we receive these, the fixture card will updated and issued.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS WINTER FIXTURE CARD 2021-2022 – The Fixture Card was issued on the 22 September 2021.
Fixture Card Front Sheet SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Front Sheet Issued 22-09-21
Fixture Card All Fixtures SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Fixtures Issued 22-09-21
Cross Country Club Championship And Points Races SBH Winter 2021-2022 Cross Country Club Championship and Points Races Issued 22-09-21
Regarding Lee Valley Indoor fixtures, they are in the process of finalising their fixtures. Once we receive these, the fixture card will be updated and re-issued.

SBH CROSS COUNTRY POINTS RACES 2021-2022 –Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Points Race Championships. At the end of the season SBH medals are awarded to the 1st three in each age-group, and those medals will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 11 Boys and Girls – Metropolitan League on 16 October, 13 November, 4 December, 15 January and 19 February, also the Middlesex Championships on 8 January or Hertfordshire Championships on 9 January as the majority of our Under 11’s are from those counties.
There are 6 races in a season, with the best 4 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on.
Under 13 to Masters Men and Women – Metropolitan League on 16 October, 13 November, 4 December, 15 January and 19 February, also the Southern Championships on 29 January and the National Championships on 26 February.
There are 7 races in a season, with the best 5 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on, except for the Senior Men with the winner receiving 12 points, second 11 and so on.

SBH CROSS COUNTRY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACES 2021-2022 Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Cross Country Club Championships. At the end of the season SBH trophies are awarded to the winner in each age-group, and those trophies will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 11 Boys and Girls – Metropolitan League on 15 January
Under 20 Men, 5 Miles Senior Men and Masters Men 40+ – Metropolitan League on 4 December
Under 13 and U15 Boys and Girls, Under U17 Men and Women, Under 20 Women, Senior Women, Masters Women 40+  and 9 Miles Senior Men – Southern Championships on 29 January

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The statistics from 1966 to 2020, showing all Shaftesbury athletes Individual and Team performances, were published in the SBH Weekly Newsletter on 23 September. This is the link to the 2 documents in which the statistics were taken  M Metropolitan League Men And Women Individual Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 To 2020          O Metropolitan League Men and Women Team Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 to 2020

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW CLUB KIT JUNE 2021They are now available to purchase from our club kit supplier, Supreme Sports – click on the link for the full range – https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/
By opening the link, you will be on the front page, which displays the men’s items. Click on SBH LADIES for the women’s items, or click on SBH KIDS for the young athletes’ items.

CLUB RED HOODIES– With well over eight hundred hoodies already in circulation, this is your opportunity to join the club!!!!
They are now available to purchase from our club kit supplier, Supreme Sports – click on the link –  https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/
The current cost is £35.

STONEX STADIUM NOW OPEN – StoneX Stadium is now open to Club members, under strict conditions. Check with your Coach for details of training times as, at other times, entrants have to have an entry fob to gain free entry and exit through the SBH Clubhouse. All athletes must sign in on entry and sign out on exit.

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM – The current arrangements until further notice are that Pole Vault training is on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 18.30pm to 21.00pm. High Jump training is on Wednesday’s from 18.45pm to 21.00pm.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk in advance and let him know if you are planning to attend.

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2021 To all athletes young & old – are you aware of the SBH Pole Vault sessions held at StoneX Stadium on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 18.30pm. We have room to coach more of you, why not come along and watch a session and the get involved.
We were unable to fill our full quota of athletes in the Pole Vault, in the Eastern Young Athletes League in either 2018 and 2019 – so why not give it a try NOW.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA  Currently closed as it is being used as an NHS Vaccination Centre.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM – Check with your Coach for details of training times.

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.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASEDuring 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.

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.

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) – The Stadium is currently closed to the general public

ALAN WELLER – SBH NEWSLETTER EDITOR AND WEBMASTER