Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 25 November 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 25 November to Clifford Barley, Amy Bream, Arial Carmel, Emily Dunne, Seyi Fari, Daist Freinson, Oliver Greenstein, Tosin Jokosenumi, Neo Mohammadian, Rory Muir, Rian Shah, Milan Trajkovic, Pascaline Wangui, Fergus Watson, Katie Webb, Lucy Woodward and Charlee Yearwood

RECENT NEW MEMBERSWe wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to MATTHEW GILLESPIE, ALEXANDRA HALL, ELJONE KRUGER, TRAVIS SCOTTOW and AXEL TIRINZONI

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021 – Attached is the Agenda for the 131st Annual General Meeting of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, which is being held this Tuesday 30 November at StoneX Stadium, East Stand 100 Club at 19.30. Also attached is the current SBH Constitution and Rules dated 24 November 2020, Annual Report 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021 and Best Performance Awards 2021. The presentation of the 2021 awards follows straight after the AGM.

Link to Agenda – SBH AGM Agenda 2021 Final (7)   Link to Constitution and Rules – SBH Constitution November 2021    Link to Annual Report – SBH Annual Report 2020-2021 Final    Link to Best Performance Awards 2021 – SBH Best Performance Awards 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 third fixture of five takes place this Saturday 27 November at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex (SatNav EN4 0PS). The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line).
Timetable 12.45 Under 11 Boys and Girls (2400m), 13.00 Under 13 Boys and Girls (3000m), 13.20 Under 15 Boys and Girls (4000m), 13.40 Under 17 Men and Women (5000m) distances are approximate. 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

FRATERNITY AND SORORITY CUPS – Takes place this Saturday 27 November at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex (SatNav EN4 0PS). The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line).
Timetable 14.30 for Men/Women – Junior, Senior and Veteran. Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. 

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE AND FRATERNITY/SORORITY CUPS INFORMATION – Link to Information – 27-11-21 NWLL and Fraternity Cup Information at Trent Park  and Maps 27-11-21 NWLL and Fraternity Cup Course Maps at Trent Park

LONDON YOUTH GAMES – Took place last Saturday at Parliament Hill Fields.
The weather was bright and dry with virtually no mud, even in those conditions the course at Parliament Hill would still be one of the hardest tests of cross country running of any course in the country. An excellent day for the London Borough of Barnet, with team manager TY HOLDEN having a very successful day. Individually we had 2 winners, firstly GIANLEO STUBBS in the Under 15 Boys who won by a clear 10 seconds, then NICOLE MCGOVERN running for the London Borough of Hillingdon had a runaway win by some 34 seconds. We also had 2 runners-up, firstly POSIE SHAW in the Under 13 Girls was just headed by a small margin of 2 seconds, the in the Under 17 Men’s race ABDIRAHIM HAMUD also running for the London Borough of Hillingdon, finished 2nd by a margin of 16 seconds.
Finally, our ever present squad of Under 13 Boys were making their presence felt at the front of the race, with ARTHUR PHILLIPS finishing 4th, EUAN PHILLIPS 10th and PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN 14th.

The photograph shows Shaftesbury athletes who were all running for the ‘London Borough of Barnet’, left to right POSIE SHAW, AMBER JACKSON, ERIN GIBLIN, ANNABELLE PANWAR, LADDIE SHAW, CHARLIE CUTLER, EUAN PHILLIPS, ARTHUR PHILLIPS, MAX PANWAR, PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN, ZACK JOSEPHS, LUKE RUMBLE (not member), LEONARDO DIALLO (not member), KEEYAN SHAH and PRINCE-MOSES JOHN (too young to run)

Still awaiting the team results for each race, but the overall team results are as follows – Male 1st Bromley, 2nd Barnet, 3rd Southwark – Female 1st Bromley, 2nd Richmond, 3rd Wandsworth –

Under 11 BoysHENRY RYAN (Barnet) 20th (6.01), XANDER REESE (Barnet) 22nd (6.03), the winner was Callum Whiteside of Tower Hamlets (5.27) 153 runners finished.

Under 11 GirlsVERA DOUDKO (Barnet) 59th (7.22), JASMYN PERRIN (Barnet) 78th (7.37), the winner was Summer Smith of Havering (5.44) 154 runners finished.

Under 13 BoysARTHUR PHILLIPS (Barnet) 4th (7.24), EUAN PHILLIPS (Barnet) 10th (7.34), PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN (Barnet) 13th (7.45), CHARLIE CUTLER (Barnet) 48th (8.15), JARED MORRIS (Barnet) 61st (8.20), MAX PANWAR (Barnet) 87th (8.37), LADDIE SHAW (Barnet) 92nd (8.40), ZACK JOSEPHS (Barnet) 95th (8.43), the winner was Joseph Scanes of Bromley (7.13) 206 runners finished.

Under 13 GirlsPOSIE SHAW (Barnet) 2nd (8.03), ERIN GIBLIN (Barnet) 58th (9.21), NYAH CAMPBELL-CAINE (Barnet) 62nd (9.25), MEGAN HAMMOND (Barnet) 84th (9.37), ANABELLE PANWAR (Barnet) 129th (10.06), the winner was Jorija March of Enfield (8.01) 205 runners finished.

Under 15 BoysGIANLEO STUBBS (Barnet) 1st (10.15), PETER BAYVEL-ZAYATS (Barnet) 14th (11.04), THOMAS CADWALLADER (Croydon) 16th (11.05), AUSTIN WARD (Barnet) 59th (11.53), JACOB CLEMENT (Barnet) 64th (11.56), TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE (Barnet) 68th (12.02) 180 runners finished.

Under 15 GirlsDINA SILVERMAN (Barnet) 17th (8.17), MYA MAIRS-INGRAM (Barnet) 44th (8.40), WERONIKA KALINSKI (Barnet) 122nd (9.46), PHOEBE MUSIC (Barnet) 131st (9.55), the winner was Adela Svihalkova of Kensington & Chelsea (7.34) 177 runners finished.

Under 17 MenABDIRAHIM HAMUD (Hillingdon) 2nd (16.37), JOSHUA FISHER (Barnet) 7th (17.24), LEO RONCARATI (Barnet) 8th (17.33), SPIKE BLAKE (Haringey) 11th (17.38), JACK DAVIS-BLACK (Barnet) 22nd (17.59), JONAH MARKS (Barnet) 37th (18.39) 117 runners finished.

Under 17 WomenNICOLE MCGOVERN (Hillingdon) 1st (11.13), ASHER HORBACKI (Barnet) 64th (14.36), LILI FOWKES-GAJAN (Enfield) 90th (17.03) 96 runners finished.

Photograph of POSIE SHAW (on the left) celebrating at the medal ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Saturday at Parliament Hill Fields.
Senior Men (10000m)ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN U20 48th (38.35), JONATHAN BOARDMAN U20 125th (42.28), ROBERT RIGBY V60 172nd (43.48), JONNY SHAW V50 213th (44.49), DAVID GREENSTEIN V55 284th (47.42), TIM UNDERHILL V50 285th (47.44), BARRY HAWS V45 319th (49.30), DANNY DIGWEED 326th (50.04), PAUL MACCARTHY V55 336th (50.38), the winner was Sayed Taha Ghafari of Highgate Harriers (33.57) 432 runners finished.

Senior Women (6000m)ELANA DIMMER 46th (24.52), NATASHA TANNER U20 67th (25.46), ELANA RONCARATI U20 74th (26.00), the winner was Holly Dixon of Cambridge Harriers (22.19) 289 runners finished.

NAAA DIV 1 CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Tallahassee, Florida, USA on 202 November.
10000m – SM CHARLES HICKS U23 (Stanford University) 4th (28.48)

NAAA DIV 2 CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Saint Leo, Florida, USA on 202 November.
10000m – SM MITCHEL COX (Queens University) 135th (32.59)

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Blandford on 20 November.
HUGH RICHARDS V75 98th (31.14) this was his 162nd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Canons Park on 20 November.
LOUIS PELTA U17 8th (20.42) this was his 47th Parkrun, LAUREN MALTZ U17 50th (29.12) this was her 20th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Hackney Marshes on 20 November.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 198th (30.30) this was his 221st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Jersey on 20 November.
CLIFF GOLDING V65 124th (26.47) this was his 101st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Nonsuch on 20 November.
KOJO KYEREME V45 1st (17.12) this was his 18th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Oak Hill on 20 November.
BRADLEY SINGER 23rd (PB 21.34) this was his 154th Parkrun, STUART SINGER V60 27th (21.56) this was his 308th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Stevenage on 20 November.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 279th (40.23) this was his 203rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Sunny Hill on 20 November.
LENARD MICHEL V50 4th (22.09) this was his 67th Parkrun, SHONA MICHEL V45 15th (27.37) this was her 48th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Woking on 20 November.
REBECCA HOUNSELL 23rd (20.55) this was her 61st Parkrun

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY 25 NOVEMBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 22 DECEMBER – 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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UK CROSS CHALLENGE INCLUDING EUROPEAN TRIAL – Takes place on Saturday 27 November at Sefton Park, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool (SatNav L17 3AA).
Timetable10.30 European Men’s (1500m), 10.35 European Women’s (1500m), 10.45 Under 11 Boys (2000m), 10.55 Under 11 Girls (2000m), 11.05 Under 13 Girls (3000m), 11.20 Under 13 Boys (3000m), 11.35 Under 15 Girls (3000m), 11.50 Under 15 Boys (3000m), 12.05, Under 17 and 20 Women (4400m), 12.25, Under 17 Men (5500m), 12.45, Under 20 Men (6700m), 13.05, Senior Women (8100m), 14.05, Senior Men (9800m)
Link for all Information, includes on how to enter – https://www.uka.org.uk/competition/running/cross-challenge-series/the-british-athletics-cross-challenge/liverpool/
Entries Close Friday 19 November
Note: You need to enter yourselves

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUEThe third fixture of five takes place on Saturday 4 December, course is at Hillingdon Sports Centre, Hillingdon House Farm, Park Road, Uxbridge (Satnav UB10 0RQ).
Race headquarters –
Hillingdon Athletics Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge(Satnav UB8 1ES). HQ to course walk time: 2 minutes.
Changing facilities –
Men’s & Women’s changing rooms and toilets within athletic stadium and football pavillion. Please do not use the facilities within the main sports centre.
Course Description –
Parkland setting, undulating course, with one steep climb per large lap, on grass and woodland paths. Option of small river crossing if conditions on the day allow.

Map of Course

Public Transport – Hillingdon & Uxbridge Metropolitan and Picadilly lines 10-15 minute walk from course. U1 and U2 buses stop within 3 minutes’ walk of Sports Centre.
Directions from major roads –
Next to A40 Swakeleys Roundabout Junction, then follow signs for Hillingdon Sports and Leisure centre.
Parking –
Limited free parking within Uxbridge College car park on the right of Gatting Way before the sports centre carpark. There are ONLY 50 pay and display parking speces allocated for this fixture outside the stadium frpm 12pm onwards. Parking in the main sports centre car park is not permitted. Please car share if driving, as the car park can be very busy with places at a premium.

Map of car parking 

Timetable – 12.20 U11 (Over 9) Boys (up to 2km), 12.25 U11 (Over 9) Girls (up to 2km), 12.40 U13 Boys (3km), 12.45 U13 Girls (3km), 13.00 U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), 13.05 U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), 13.35 U20, Senior and Veteran Women (8km), 14.35 U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km). The first 4 races there will be no river crossing, decision on the other races to be done on the morning of the fixture.
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 information.

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.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACE – The Start Fitness Metropolitan League fixture on Saturday 4 December, is the Club Championship race for the following age-groups – Under 20 Men, 5 Miles Senior Men and Masters Men 40+

SOUTHERN INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 11 December at Horspath Sports Ground, Oxford (SatNav OX4 2RR).
Timetable11.00 U13 Girls (Approximately 3k), 11.20 U13 Boys (Approximately 3k), 11.40 U15 Girls (Approximately 4k), 12.25 U15 Boys (Approximately 4k), 12.50 U17 Men (Approximately 5k), 13.15 U17 Women (Approximately 5k), 13.40 U20 Women and Senior Women (Approximately 6k)
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your County Team Manager

 SOUTHERN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 11 December at Horspath Sports Ground, Oxford (SatNav OX4 2RR).
Timetable11.45 Women 40+ 50+, 60+, M70+ (Approximately 6k), 14.10 Men 40+, 50+, 60+ (Approximately 10k)
Entries Close Friday 26 November
Note: If you wish to be entered please contact your Team Manager

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE RESULTS FROM 2009 TO 2022 Link to the NWLL website which has the results from 2009 to 2022 http://www.british-athletics.co.uk/nwll/

LIVERPOOL CROSS CHALLENGE AND EUROPEAN TRIALS, WHO, WHAT AND WHEN – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN taken at the 2019 race, showing JESSICA JUDD leading, followed by ABBIE DONNELLY, KATE AVERY and JENNY NESBITT.

On 12 December, the best cross-country runners in Europe will descend on the Sport Ireland Campus on the outskirts of Dublin for the European Championships. The 27th edition of the event was due to be staged in the Irish capital last year but was postponed due to the pandemic, which means there has been a two-year gap since the championships were last held. Back then – in Lisbon in 2019 – Great Britain won all of the senior and under-20 team titles plus the mixed relay gold. Traditionally, the GB squad is the strongest at the event and the selection trials for next month’s championships take place in Liverpool’s Sefton Park this Saturday 27 November. Since the Euro Cross began in 1994, Britain has won more than twice as many medals as any other country and more than three times as many gold medals.

The Course – Sefton Park features rolling grassland with no major hills but it can become boggy in parts if the weather is wet. The Euro Trials has been staged at the venue for a number of years so many athletes will be familiar with it. A popular course generally, it also staged the New Balance English Schools Championships in March last year, which was arguably the last big domestic athletics event to take place before the coronavirus pandemic caused widespread event cancellations and the first nationwide lockdown.

Women’s Contenders – JESSICA JUDD, CHARLOTTA ARTER and ABBIE DONNELLY led Britain to team gold two years ago in Lisbon and they are all entered to race in this weekend’s trials again.  JUDD led the team home that day in sixth place and she has enjoyed a good 2021 with, among other things, 5000m and 10,000m appearances at the Tokyo Olympics. ARTER won the Cross Challenge event in Cardiff last month and will be joined in Liverpool by training partner and 2019 Euro Cross team-mate JENNY NESBITT, who has also shown good form this winter so far. DONNELLY, meanwhile, looked in great form at the Saucony English Cross County Relays in Mansfield at the start of this month. KATE AVERY is another member of the 2019 team who is in the trials entries this weekend. At her best she won individual silver and team gold at both the 2014 and 2015 Euro Cross events and is working back to full fitness following injury problems. JESS GIBBON, winner of the Cross Challenge meeting in Milton Keynes recently, is another obvious contender.

Men’s Contenders – ANDY BUTCHART led the GB men’s team to gold two years ago in Lisbon and the Olympic 5000m finalist heads the entries for the trials this weekend. JONNY MELLOR, better known these days as a marathon man, is returning to the country this winter for the first time in a few years and certainly has the class to make an impact. Then there is the versatile Cardiff runner JAKE SMITH, English National champion CALUM JOHNSON, in-form OMAR KADAR, Southampton brothers MAHAMED and ZAK MAHAMED, plus talents like TOM KEENE, TOM MORTIMER, SAM CHARLTON, SAM DICKENSONALFIE MANTHORPE, SOL SWEENEY and LIAM DEE.

Mixed Relay – A trial for the mixed relay at the European Championships will be held for the first time with entries such as Olympic 800m finalist ALEX BELL, plus European indoor 1500m silver medallist HOLLY ARCHERELLIE BAKER, JAMES MCMURRAY, GEORGE MILLS, ISSY BOFFEY, HANNAH NUTTALL. Short-course cross-country trials for British teams have been held in the past but for the World not European cross-county championships. HELEN CLITHEROE and STEVE VERNON – both of whom are now leading coaches – each won the event several times at the turn of the millennium when there was the need to select a squad for the World Cross. Even KELLY HOLMES once ran the short-course trial before going on to make the Olympic podium. Now short-course trial races – which kick off the programme at 10.30am on Saturday – have been resurrected to pick two men and two women to run the 4x1500m in Dublin next month. Britain will be defending the title too after BELL, MCMURRAY, SARAH MCDONALD and JONNY DAVIES combined to take the title two years ago.

Under-20 Contenders- MEGAN KEITH has been in great form this autumn and is one of the stand-out names in the under-20 line-ups. She was 27th at the 2019 Euro Cross in Lisbon and, two years older, will be hoping to improve on that in Dublin next month. The junior entries also include multiple national champion BEA WOOD and CHARLOTTE ALEXANDER plus two of the track stars of the summer, KANE ELLIOTT and HENRY MCLUCKIE, whereas recent Milton Keynes winner HAMISH ARMITT, OSIAN PERRIN and ETHAN HUSSEY add to the quality.

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 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 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 18 November 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 18 November to Michael Adebakin, Dave Allen, Aidan Bird, Kieran Clements, Jamie Dee, Samuel Greenstein, Sunil Jobanputra, Benjamin Morrison, Marion Motto, Nnamdi Ndukwe, Robyn Palmer, Jan Pearson, Lydia Rogers, Louis Savva, Ari Selouk, Bradley Singer and Gianleo Stubbs

PARKRUN 100 CLUB – Congratulations to CLIFF GOLDING, who at the Maidstone Parkrun last Saturday completed his 100th appearance

BOXING DAY RACE – We have been advised by Saracens that they have a rugby fixture at StoneX Stadium on Boxing Day. This being the case we will know hold our race on Monday 27 December, which will also be a bank holiday.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021 – Attached is the Agenda for the 131st Annual General Meeting of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, which is being held on Tuesday 30 November at StoneX Stadium, East Stand 100 Club at 19.30. Also attached is the current SBH Constitution and Rules dated 24 November 2020, Annual Report 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021 and Best Performance Awards 2021. The presentation of the 2021 awards follows straight after the AGM.

Link to Agenda – SBH AGM Agenda 2021 Final (7)   Link to Constitution and Rules – SBH Constitution November 2021    Link to Annual Report – SBH Annual Report 2020-2021 Final    Link to Best Performance Awards 2021 – SBH Best Performance Awards 2021

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS AGENDA – Since the publication of the 11 November Newsletter, the Agenda has been updated. Which was the Section on Officers, which now shows we know have the 8 required Council Members, which are ALESSIO CORBO, COLIN GODFREY and CATHERINE MURPHY and we welcome them onto the Council. The Council meets four times a year and each meeting covers how the Club is being run, which includes Membership, Performance, Coaching, Promotions etc.
Shaftesbury over the years have had an abundance of International sprinters, CATHERINE would rank high up on that list. I have included a profile on CATHERINE after the upcoming fixtures.

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

LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place this 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 Closed
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager 

LONDON YOUTH GAMES – Takes place this Saturday 20 November at Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath (SatNav NW5 1Q R), nearest station is Gospel Oak.
Races will commence prior to the London Championships.
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
Note: You will have to be selected by your respective London Borough Team Manager

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The second fixture of five took place last Saturday at Welwyn Garden City.
The day started with our Under 11s, in which BEN KASPAR finished 3rd and HENRY RYAN 6th and MARISSA ELLIS BELL 14th being our first finishers. The Boys team who were 8th at Claybury, finished in an excellent 2nd place, and are now 4th overall, the Girls also improved their overall position from 9th to 7th. Following on was the Under 13 Boys, with a team of 9 runners, dominated the race, at Claybury we finished just 1 point behind the home club Woodford Green and Essex Ladies, this time the team won 24 points giving us a lead of 23 points, ARTHUR PHILLIPS, PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN and EUAN PHILLIPS finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively. Under 13 Girls race, POSIE SHAW in her 12th consecutive race, after finishing 4th at Claybury finished 2nd this time, the teams overall position improved from 10th to 6th place. The Under 15 Boys/Under 17 Men with 9 runners at Claybury, had 13 this time, with LEO RONCARATI, JOSHUA FISHER and MAX WINFIELD finishing 5th, 6th and 7th respectively, The team who finished 2nd at Claybury 33 points adrift, now took over the lead overall by 6 points. The Under 15 Girls/Under 17 Women who over the past few seasons have been so dominate, are struggling with numbers, LUISA STAAB finished 27th. with the team maintaining their 10th place overall. The Senior Men had 15 runners, with PHILLIP CROUT fresh from his team Gold Medal performance at last weeks National Cross Country Relays finished in 5th place, the next 3 home were ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN U20, DYLAN MICHEL U20 and JONATHAN BOARDMAN U20, the team finished 10th place at Claybury, slipped down to 12th place overall, the Veterans team maintained their 6th place overall. Finally, the Senior Women team struggled with numbers again, although recent new member CHARLENE JACOBS-CONRADIE V40 produced an outstanding run to finish in 9th place, the team who finished 6th at Claybury, finished 7th this time, but because other teams had a disastrous day we now are in 5th place overall.

Under 11 Boys (Team 4 to score) – BEN KASPAR 3rd (5.42), HENRY RYAN 6th (5.48), EDDIE PASCAL 17th (6.11), SETH MARSHALL 18th (6.12), THOMAS FELLOWS 23rd (6.15), JAMES RUMBLE 26th (6.21), JOE MARSHALL 33rd (6.43) the winner was Jack Hayward of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (5.39) 43 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (138 points), 2nd SBH (132), 3rd London Heathside (131), 7th SBH ‘B’ (50) 17 teams finished
Team Result After 2 Fixtures – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (262 points), 2nd London Heathside (225), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (202), 4th SBH (162), 11th SBH ‘B’ (50)

Under 11 Girls (Team 4 to score) – MARISSA ELLIS BELL 14th (6.58), VERA DOUDKO 18th (7.04), JASMYN PERRIN 21st (7.04), ELIZABETH OTHOLU 25th (7.39), HATTIE WALDRUM 27th (7.59) the winner was Olivia Grant of Herts Phoenix (6.19) 32 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (103 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (80), 3rd SBH (50), 13th SBH ‘B’ (5) 14 teams finished
Team Result After 2 Fixtures – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (208 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (137), 3rd Trent Park (88), 7th SBH (76), 15th SBH ‘B’ (5)

Under 13 Boys (Team 4 to score) – ARTHUR PHILLIPS 2nd (10.59), PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN 3rd (11.17), EUAN PHILLIPS 4th (11.18), KEEYAN SHAH 12th (12.18), CHARLIE CUTLER 13th (12.20), LADDIE SHAW 19th (12.47), BARNEY MALLADINE 21st (13.19), JACK REDFORD 27th (13.48), LUKE RUMBLE 27th (14.18) the winner was Tom Mythen of St Mary’s Richmond (10.57) 38 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st SBH (135 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (111), 3rd London Heathside (79), 4th SBH ‘B’ (76) 16 teams finished
Team Result After 2 Fixtures – 1st SBH (272 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (249), 3rd London Heathside (186), 5th SBH ‘B’ (105)

Under 13 Girls (Team 4 to score) – POSIE SHAW 2nd (12.11), ERIN GIBLIN 16th (13.37), NYAH CAMPBELL-CAINE 19th (13.54), AMBER JACKSON 32nd (14.51), MAYA GREEN 41st (15.40) the winner was Natasha Wynn of Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (11.44) 49 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (169 points), 2nd London Heathside (147), 3rd Highgate Harriers (138), 4th SBH (131), 14th SBH ‘B’ (9) 15 teams finished
Team Result After 2 Fixtures – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (324 points), 2nd London Heathside (300), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies ‘B’ (185), 6th SBH (174), 19th SBH ‘B’ (9)

Under 15 Boys/Under 17 Men (Team 4 to score) – LEO RONCARATI U17 5th (14.55), JOSHUA FISHER U17 6th (14.55), MAX WINFIELD U17 7th (14.57), SPIKE BLAKE U17 12th (15.13), JACK DAVIS-BLACK U17 17th (15.27), THOMAS CADWALLADER U15 27th (15.59), DANIEL BANYARD U17 36th (16.49), TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE U15 43rd (16.58), JACOB CLEMENT U15 54th (17.33), AUSTIN WARD U15 56th (17.47), LOUIS PELTA U17 61st (17.53), SAMUEL BORDOLEY U15 68th (18.15), MAX CAROLAN-BOSS U15 94th (20.30) the winner of U15 race was George Ward of Herts Phoenix (15.05) and U17 race was Ethan Primett of Herts Phoenix (14.02) 94 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st SBH (350 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (328),3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (321), 7th SBH ‘B’ (257), 15th SBH ‘C’ (141) 26 teams finished
Team Result After 2 Fixtures – 1st SBH (681 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (675), 3rd Herts Phoenix (603), 8th SBH ‘B’ (488), 20th SBH ‘C’ (171)

Under 15 Girls/Under 17 Women (Team 4 to score) – LUISA STAAB U17 27th (19.51), ASHANI PERERA U15 38th (22.06), LILI FOWKES-GAJAN U17 41st (23.17) the winner of U15 race was Lucy Barlow of St Mary’s Richmond (17.25) and U17 race was Sophia Latham of Harrow (16.54) 47 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (370 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (126), 3rd London Heathside (119), 11th SBH (38) 17 teams finished
Team Result After 2 Fixtures – 1st Harrow (127 points), 2nd London Heathside (343), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (331), 10th SBH (161), 22nd SBH ‘B’ (25)

Senior Men (Senior Team 12 to score, Veteran Team 5 to score) – PHILLIP CROUT 5th (24.24), ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN U20 60th (27.13), DYLAN MICHEL U20 93rd (28.08), JONATHAN BOARDMAN U20 131st (29.01), DANIEL NICHOLLS 170th (30.20), ROBERT RIGBY V60 192nd (30.53 1st V60), MARK COTTLE 194th (30.55), JONNY SHAW V50 224th (31.34), TIM BUTLER V55 272nd (33.32), TIM UNDERHILL V50 277th (33.39), DAVID GREENSTEIN V55 298th (34.24), DANNY DIGWEED 316th (34.54), PAUL MACCARTHY V55 332nd (35.41), PAUL LEWIS V45 376th (37.23), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V55 427th (42.26) the winner was Jacob Allen of Highgate Harriers (23.58) 441 runners finished.
Team Result – Division 1 – 1st Highgate Harriers (1554 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (1211), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (1170), 11th SBH (426) 10 teams finished – Veterans Division 2 – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (243 points), 2nd Harrow (231), 3rd Herts Phoenix (215), 6th SBH (161) 12 teams finished
Team Result After 2 Fixtures – Division 1 – 1st Highgate Harriers (3099 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (2436), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (2166), 12th SBH (864) – Veterans Division 2 – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (483 points), 2nd Harrow (469), 3rd Herts Phoenix (404), 6th SBH (315)

Senior Women (Senior Team 5 to score, Veteran Team 4 to score) – CHARLENE JACOBS-CONRADIE V40 9th (30.42 1st V40), ELANA DIMMER 33rd (32.53), JO KENT V50 (2nd Claim) 57th (33.59 2nd V50) the winner was Beth Hawling of London Heathside (28.09) 210 runners finished.
Team Result – Division 1 – 1st London Heathside (378 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (309), 3rd Trent Park (250) 12 teams finished – Division 2 – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (310 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (302), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets ‘C’ (269), 7th SBH (135) 12 teams finished
Team Result After 2 Fixtures – Division 1 – 1st London Heathside (727 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (595), 3rd Highgate Harriers (462) – Division 2 – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (587 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (537), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets ‘C’ (496), 5th SBH (311)

Howard Williams Trophy (Juniors) – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (7 Wins, 104 points), 2nd London Heathside (0, 94), 3rd SBH (2, 88)
Howard Williams Trophy (Seniors) – 1st Highgate Harriers (2 Wins, 44 points) and Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (0, 44), 3rd London Heathside (2, 42), 11th SBH (0, 25

Link to the Start Fitness Metropolitan League results –https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vR43y0q5drgh1VzID8GIwq_rKZ3T7WcfdBfeiT2LboV4X6ORWX69e1DLZukMh18e5FL2Oas5e7OgvPl/pubhtml?gid=464930464&single=true

THESE ARE THE SBH ATHLETES CURRENT CONSECUTIVE RACES, FOLLOWING THE WELWYN GARDEN CITY FIXTURE ON 13 NOVEMBER.
(22) PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 & V55
(12) POSIE SHAW U11 & U13
(10) ARTHUR PHILLIPS U11 & U13
(7) ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN U17 & U20
(6) DANNY DIGWOOD SM and JO KENT V50
(5) JACK REDFORD U11 & U13
(4) DANIEL BANYARD U15 & U17, THOMAS CADWALLADER U13 & U15ELANA DIMMER SWDYLAN MICHEL U17 & U20, LADDIE SHAW U11 & U13 and LEO RONCARATI U15 & U17
(2) VERA DOUDKA U11, CHARLIE CUTLER U13, PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN U13, EUAN PHILLIPS U13, LUISA STAAB U17, SPIKE BLAKE U17, JACOB CLEMENT U17, JACK DAVIS-BLACK U17, JOSHUA FISHER U17, LOUIS PELTA U17, CHARLENE JACOB-CONRADIE V40, JO KENT V50, TIM BUTLER V55, MARK COTTLE SM, DAVID GREENSTEIN V55, PAUL  MACCARTHY V55, DANIEL NICHOLLS SM, JONNY SHAW V50 and TIM UNDERHILL V50

The current record for consecutive appearances is held by JOHN KELLY, who completed 28 races between 1985 to 1990.

SBH WINTER POINTS CHAMPIONSHIPS, THESE ARE THE TOP 3 POSITIONS FOLLOWING THE WELWYN GARDEN CITY FIXTURE ON 13 NOVEMBER.
Under 11 BoysXANDER REESE and BEN KASPAR (8 points), HENRY RYAN (7) – Under 13 Boys – ARTHUR PHILLIPS (16 points), EUAN PHILLIPS and PRINCE-VICTORUS JOHN (13) – Under 15 Boys – THOMAS CADWALLADER (16 points), JACOB CLEMENT (13), TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE (7) – Under 17 Men – LEO RONCARATI (15 points), JOSHUA FISHER (13), SPIKE BLAKE (10) – Under 20 Men – ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN (16 points), DYLAN MICHEL (14), JONATHAN BOARDMAN and FINN MACCARTHY (6) – Senior Men – DANIEL NICHOLLS (23 points), MARK COTTLE (21), DANNY DIGWEED (19) – Masters Men 40-49 – PAUL LEWIS (8 points) – Masters Men 50-59 – JONNY SHAW (16 points), TIM UNDERHILL and DANIEL GREENSTEIN (12) – Masters Men 60-69 – ROBERT RIGBY (8 points)
Under 11 GirlsVERA DOUDKA (15 points), MARISSA ELLIS BELL (8), JASMYN PERRIN (6) – Under 13 Girls – POSIE SHAW (16 points), ERIN GIBLIN (7), NYAH CAMPBELL-CAINE (6) – Under 15 Girls – MYA MAIRS-INGRAM and ASHANI PERERA (8 points), GRACIE ROSENBLATT (7) – Under 17 Women – LUISA STAAB (16 points), ASHA HORBACKI and LILI FOWKES-GAJAN (7) – Under 20 Women – NATASHA TANNER (8 points) – Senior Women – ELANA DIMMER (16 points) – Masters Women 40-49 – CHARLENE JACOBS-CONRADIE V40 (16 points)

Link to the Men/Women Winter Points tables updated up to the 13 November – Mens 2021-2022 Points Tables Updated 13-11-21 A    Womens 2021-2022 Points Tables Updated 13-11-21 A

NAAA DIV 1 WEST REGION CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Sacramento, California, USA on 12 November.
10000m – SM CHARLES HICKS U23 (Stanford University) 2nd (23.30)
Britain’s fastest ever teenage 10,000m runner CHARLES HICKS again showed top class form and again got the better of 3:50 indoor miler and NCAA 5000m champion COOPER TEARE but he had to settle for second as Canada’s KIERAN LUMB used his 3:38.21 1500m speed to gain a narrow win in 29:29, one second ahead of both HICKS and TEARE. HICKS had the consolation of leading his Stanford team to victory. Photograph of CHARLES winning the race.

NCAA DIV 1 NORTH EAST REGIONALS – Took place at Boston, Massachusetts, USA on 12 November.
10000m – SM JAMIE DEE (Iona College) 28th (31.14)

REGENTS PARK 10K Took place at Regents Park on 14 November.
DAVID SEITLER 7th (40.06), BRADLEY SINGER 41st (PB 47.06)

CHILTERN LEAGUE (INCLUDING BRITISH ATHLETICS CROSS CHALLENGE) Took place at Milton Keynes on 13 November.
4500m – U20W NICOLE MCGOVERN U17 6th (17.56) 95 runners finished
5500m – U20M ABDRAHIM HAMUD U17 22th (18.55), THEO MACHIN-PALEY U20 67th (20.37) 124 runners finished
9500m – SM JEREMY DEMPSEY U23 12th (29.35), MARK PEARCE 16th (29.50) 549 runners finished

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Brueton on 13 November.
NIALL CARNEY 17th (20.10) this was his 4th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Canons Park on 13 November.
LAUREN MALTZ U17 54th (29.07) this was her 19th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Gladstone on 13 November.
JULIAN LAMY U23 2nd (18.08) this was his 26th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Hackney Marshes on 13 November.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 232nd (32.08) this was his 220th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Maidstone on 13 November.
CLIFF GOLDING V65 65th (25.01) this was his 100th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at March on 13 November.
CELINE MARTINEZ NUNEZ V35 9th (22.49) this was her 8th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Nonsuch on 13 November.
KOJO KYEREME V45 64th (22.40) this was his 17th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Oak Hill on 13 November.
STUART SINGER V60 31st (22.20) this was his 307th Parkrun, BRADLEY SINGER 45th (PB 22.57) this was his 153rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Pocket on 13 November.
HANNAH RIDLEY U23 14th (PB 21.05) this was her 8th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Sunny Hill on 13 November.
LENARD MICHEL V50 10th (22.426) this was his 66th Parkrun, SHONA MICHEL V45 21st (28.47) this was her 47th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Upton House on 13 November.
HUGH RICHARDS V75 239th (33.04) this was his 161st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Whinlatter Forest on 13 November.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 67th (42.33) this was his 202nd Parkrun

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY 18 NOVEMBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 15 DECEMBER – 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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FRATERNITY AND SORORITY CUPS – Takes place on Saturday 27 November at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex (SatNav EN4 0PS). The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line).
Timetable 14.30 for Men/Women – Junior, Senior and Veteran. Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. 

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The third fixture of five takes place on Saturday 27 November at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex (SatNav EN4 0PS). The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line).
Timetable 12.45 Under 11 Boys and Girls (2400m), 13.00 Under 13 Boys and Girls (3000m), 13.20 Under 15 Boys and Girls (4000m), 13.40 Under 17 Men and Women (5000m) distances are approximate. 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 WEST LONDON LEAGUE AND FRATERNITY/SORORITY CUPS INFORMATION – Link to Information – 27-11-21 NWLL and Fraternity Cup Information at Trent Park  and Maps 27-11-21 NWLL and Fraternity Cup Course Maps at Trent Park

UK CROSS CHALLENGE INCLUDING EUROPEAN TRIAL – Takes place on Saturday 27 November at Sefton Park, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool (SatNav L17 3AA).
Timetable10.30 European Men’s (1500m), 10.35 European Women’s (1500m), 10.45 Under 11 Boys (2000m), 10.55 Under 11 Girls (2000m), 11.05 Under 13 Girls (3000m), 11.20 Under 13 Boys (3000m), 11.35 Under 15 Girls (3000m), 11.50 Under 15 Boys (3000m), 12.05, Under 17 and 20 Women (4400m), 12.25, Under 17 Men (5500m), 12.45, Under 20 Men (6700m), 13.05, Senior Women (8100m), 14.05, Senior Men (9800m)
Link for all Information, includes on how to enter – https://www.uka.org.uk/competition/running/cross-challenge-series/the-british-athletics-cross-challenge/liverpool/
Entries Close Friday 19 November
Note: You need to enter yourselves

131ST SBH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Takes place on Tuesday 30 November in the 100 Club, East Stand, StoneX Stadium, Greenlands Lane, Hendon, London (SatNav NW4 1RL), The AGM commences at 19.30, followed at approximately 20.00 with the Presentation of Awards for the 2021 Track & Field for both Men and Women. All are welcome especially the award winners.

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The third fixture of five takes place on Saturday 4 December, course is at Hillingdon Sports Centre, Hillingdon House Farm, Park Road, Uxbridge (Satnav UB10 0RQ).
Race headquarters – Hillingdon Athletics Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge (Satnav UB8 1ES). HQ to course walk time: 2 minutes.
Changing facilities – Men’s & Women’s changing rooms and toilets within athletic stadium and football pavillion. Please do not use the facilities within the main sports centre.
Course Description – Parkland setting, undulating course, with one steep climb per large lap, on grass and woodland paths. Option of small river crossing if conditions on the day allow – Course Map
Public Transport – Hillingdon & Uxbridge Metropolitan and Picadilly lines 10-15 minute walk from course. U1 and U2 buses stop within 3 minutes’ walk of Sports Centre.
Directions from major roads – Next to A40 Swakeleys Roundabout Junction, then follow signs for Hillingdon Sports and Leisure centre.
Parking – Limited free parking within Uxbridge College car park on the right of Gatting Way before the sports centre carpark. Parking in the sports centre requires buying a ticket at the meter. Please car share if driving, as the car park can be very busy with places at a premium.
Timetable – 12.25 U11 (Over 9) Boys (up to 2km), 12.30 U11 (Over 9) Girls (up to 2km), 12.40 U13 Boys (3km), 12.45 U13 Girls (3km), not before 13.00 U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 13.05 U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 13.30 U20, Senior and Veteran Women (7-8km), not before 14.35 U20, Senior and Veteran Men (7-8km).
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 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.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACE – The Start Fitness Metropolitan League fixture on Saturday 4 December, is the Club Championship race for the following age-groups – Under 20 Men, 5 Miles Senior Men and Masters Men 40+

SOUTHERN INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 11 December at Horspath Sports Ground, Oxford (SatNav OX4 2RR).
Timetable11.00 U13 Girls (Approximately 3k), 11.20 U13 Boys (Approximately 3k), 11.40 U15 Girls (Approximately 4k), 12.25 U15 Boys (Approximately 4k), 12.50 U17 Men (Approximately 5k), 13.15 U17 Women (Approximately 5k), 13.40 U20 Women and Senior Women (Approximately 6k)
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your County Team Manager

 SOUTHERN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 11 December at Horspath Sports Ground, Oxford (SatNav OX4 2RR).
Timetable11.45 Women 40+ 50+, 60+, M70+ (Approximately 6k), 14.10 Men 40+, 50+, 60+ (Approximately 10k)
Entries Close Friday 26 November
Note: If you wish to be entered please contact your Team Manager

2021/2022 COHORT OF FUTURE ACADEMY PROGRAMME ATHLETES ANNOUNCED – The following was published on the Athletics Weekly website this week.
British Athletics have announced that 26 athletes will begin their journey on the Olympic or Paralympic Futures Academy Programme for the 2021/2022 season, supported by Nike. The FAP is essentially a pathway for junior athletes to eventually transition onto the British Athletics’ World Class Programme, where they would be able to receive National Lottery funding. By being on the FAP, British Athletics have identified that athlete as having the potential to win medals at future Olympic and Paralympic Games. Recent graduates of the system include Olympic 800m silver medallist KEELY HODGKINSON and Paralympic T20 1500m champion OWEN MILLER. The Olympic Futures programme – for which 19 athletes have been offered membership – is split into three levels: Futures Academy, Futures Transition and Relay. In total, 61 athletes are on the FAP for the 2021/2022 season.

Congratulations to the following Shaftesbury athletes Olympic Futures Transition CHARLIE DOBSON (Coach BENKE BLOMKVIST) and Olympic Futures Academy HENRY MCLUCKIE (Coach GEOFF WATKIN)

MEL WATMAN REMEMBEREDMany thanks to ROSALIND ZEFFERTT, former athletics correspondent for the Jewish Chronicle, who sent in an obituary of MEL WATMAN written by her predecessor BRIAN SACKS and published in the JC last Friday.

I am sure you already know of MEL, who edited Athletics Weekly for many years and was a renowned sports journalist, known to all at the highest levels of UK athletics. He reported on every Olympics from Rome in 1960 right through to Tokyo this past summer. He edited the magazine from 1968 to 1984 but his contributions ranged from 1953 until close to the present day. Mel passed away in September.
The photograph shows MEL (centre) with SBH member RICHARD GOODMAN on the right and Barnet & District V80 vet ROGER BRUCK.

Incidentally, several of our members are past winners of the DANIEL SACKS Awards mentioned by BRIAN in the article: GILAD NACHSHEN, DINA SILVERMAN, JESSICA HURLEY, BINI BLOOM, EMMA TAYLOR, DAVID STONE, LIA RADUS, MAAYAN RADUS, SAM GREENSTEIN, JAYDEN KLEIN, JACK DAVIS-BLACK, PETER BAYVEL-ZAYATS and OR SEGAL.

PROFILE ON CATHERINE MURPHY – CATHERINE joined Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers in 1989 and won her first national titles in 1990, winning the AAA U15 60m and 200m indoors, 200m outdoors and the English Schools 200m (25.0).  She also won the 1993 English Schools 200m (23.72w).

She defeated club-mate SIMMONE JACOBS to win the 1995 AAA Championships 200m title in 23.40 secs, which qualified her for the 4 × 100 m relay at the 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg. The relay team finished the preliminary round in ninth place; eighth place would have qualified them for the finals.

Catherine has a degree in law from Brunel University and also competed in the 1995 Universiade in Fukuoka, Japan.

She finished fourth in the 200m final at the 1996 and 2000 AAA Championships/Olympic trials.

In 2001, CATHERINE became the first woman in history to win the 200m/400m double in the same year at the AAA Indoor Championships winning in Welsh record times of 23.35 and 52.31. The 200m record still stands (as of 2018). CATHERINE decided to focus on the 400m for the World Indoor Championships in Lisbon, finishing fourth in her semi-final. She went on to be a member of the British quartet that finished fifth in the 4 × 400m relay at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton. In the 400m she was third in her heat but did not advance to the semi-finals.

At the 2002 European Indoor Championships she finished in sixth place.

She set her 400m personal best (51.36) in the semi-final of the 2002 Commonwealth Games.  She hoped to medal but finished sixth in the final.

CATHERINE improved her Welsh indoor 400m record to 51.74 secs in the semi-finals of the 2003 World Indoor Championships, a record that stood until SEREN BUNDY-DAVIES ran 51.72 in 2016. CATHERINE ran 51.99 for fourth in the final.

CATHERINE was named to compete for the relay team in July 2004 at the 2004 Olympic Games, she again finished fourth in the 4 × 400m relay, along with DONNA FRASERCHRISTINE OHURUOGU and LEE MCCONNELL. The team advanced to the finals with a time of 3:26.99 in their heat. In the finals they ran 3:25.12, finishing fourth. In 2010, CRYSTAL COX, a member of the gold-medal US relay team, admitted to doping. In March 2010, the IAAF released a statement: “According to the IAAF Competition Rules in effect in 2004, the US relay team results will be disqualified accordingly.” The statement prompted the chairman of UK Athletics to send a letter to Great Britain’s relay team, congratulating them on their now bronze-medal finish. In the end, the IAAF stripped COX of her gold medal but did not reallocate any other medals, so CATHERINE’S team kept their fourth place finish.

In 2005, she won a bronze medal as part of the 4 × 400m relay at the European Indoor Championships.

CATHERINE competed in the 400m at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, making the semi-final. A month after the competition, CATHERINE announced her retirement from athletics.

CATHERINE currently holds the following Club’s records – Under 17 60m indoors (7.68) set in 1992 – Under 20 200m indoors (24.4) set in 1993 and outdoors 200m (23.72) set in 1993 – Senior Women indoor 200m (23.35) set in 2001 and 400m (51.75) set in 2003. 

CATHERINE has made a two-fold welcome return to SBH. Not only has her 10 year-old son BENJAMIN BAMISAIYE joined the Club but also, CATHERINE herself has joined the SBH Club Council where her knowledge and experience will be of great value.

NATIONAL ATHLETICS LEAGUE – END OF TERM REPORT – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN, taken at the England Awards presentation, left to right CHRIS MCALISTER, JESSIE KNIGHT, SCOTT LINCOLN and AMELIA STRICKLER.

The new National Athletics League saw its first staging this summer, albeit not quite in the format that was intended. So how did it fare? It was to be the biggest shake-up in league athletics in more than 40 years but, due to the pandemic, the first season of the National Athletics League turned out to be an interim measure with a revised format. So how much can be read into the events of the first year? We asked some key figures in the league for their assessment so far of the new format.

The NAL replaced both the men’s British Athletics League and UK Women’s League, which had been set up in 1969 and 1975 respectively. However, the outbreak of Covid delayed its launch in 2020 and, as the country was gripped by the 2021 lockdown, the committee decided an improvised format was needed if it was to take place at all this summer. Having the same four or five geographically based teams compete against each over all four rounds and using performance points to have clubs “virtually” compete against each other was obviously far from ideal. However, the emphasis was on providing athletes with much-needed competition after the pandemic-induced pause. What did go ahead as planned was the uniting of the male and female athletes and this seems to have proved a great success. Shot putter AMELIA STRICKLER, who competed three times for eventual champions Thames Valley Harriers, said: “This year I actually really liked it as a combined team for sure. I think it makes the team atmosphere so much better. “Whereas, before, it was like we didn’t really care how the men did, now it’s like ‘Oh my gosh, we need them to do really well too’. It reminds me of being at uni and you have that team atmosphere, it’s really fun.” However, putting on the new competition has posed challenges. In order to limit travel and overnight stays which might have been prevented by restrictions, each of the four rounds required nine matches rather than four.

League chairman LEN STEERS said: “The delivery of the Covid competition format for the NAL has proved difficult. We can’t disguise that fact. Providing 36 competitions over the whole year has been a task in itself. “It’s only by means of the volunteers within the sport that it’s been possible so we have to say big thanks to those clubs who have taken on responsibilities to host fixtures, those individuals who have put themselves forward to be event managers, along with the officials who have turned up in quite significant numbers, particularly when as a sport this year, due to the pandemic, we condensed five months into three months so there have been major fixture clashes.” Indeed, finding enough officials amid a crowded calendar was a major feat, particularly as some were vulnerable in the face of Covid or shielding. The pandemic also meant some tracks were being used as testing or vaccinating centres, thus limiting the available venues. The provision of match-day results was also problematic with the temporary league structure. “We look forward to the return of the eight-team format and a return to position-based scoring,” said Steers. However, he particularly thanked England Athletics for their support – financial and otherwise. “Without the support of EA we wouldn’t be able to provide the 36 fixtures in three months,” he said.

TIM HUGHES, committee member and Bournemouth AC team manager, noted a tailing off in the athlete appearance level throughout the season, perhaps a sport-wide issue this year. “I would say my biggest negative and not just for this league – it’s all over the leagues in 2021 and not just our team – was the reduced participation this year,” he said. The introduction of promotion and relegation in 2022 will clearly have an effect in this regard. However, champions TVH had no problem filling all their team slots, successfully calling on top athletes such as STRICKLER, NICOLE KENDALL, ZOEY CLARK and the league’s male track athlete of the year, CHRIS MCALISTER. He said: “Hopefully people saw that they didn’t necessarily have to go chasing competitions abroad if they can get a good level of competition here.”

Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Olympian SCOTT LINCOLN was another such elite athlete who competed for his club, his (20m) throw making him the league’s male field athlete of the year. Meanwhile, Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow’s hurdler JESSIE KNIGHT returned from Tokyo 2020 to claim the female track athlete award with her (54.81) at Eton. The provision of competition after the ravaged 2020 season was appreciated at all levels. GRAHAM HOWELL, team manager of National One winners Yate, said: “Most people were just glad there was something to do. Structurally it was organised quite well.”

However, next year should see the long-awaited arrival of the originally planned format. Three divisions – in the case of the premiership and championship each having 16 teams – will be contested. Eight clubs will meet each match on a round-robin basis in each of three rounds before two grand finales for both the premiership and championship at Bedford. As is traditional, scoring will also be based on positions rather than performance. Guests will be allowed, too, meaning appearances of athletes such as KEELY HODGKINSON, who guested at Nottingham (pictured above) after winning Olympic 800m silver, could become more commonplace. This will also offer a good opportunity for athletes to gain standards ahead of championships. The league this year may have been a shadow of its eventual self but the signs are promising.

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 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 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 11 November 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 11 November to Moyo Adekeye, Andoni Amphlett, Ogochukwu Anochirionye, Alica Battistini, Nathan Davies, Isabel Deacon, Shai-Amari Freckleton, Eliana Hanstatter, Mia Higson, Ellie Hopping, Kierra Grant, Sam Griffiths, Michael Kobeh, Alvin Leong, Andrew Nicolaou, Eduka Nwokeji, Tony Packham, Noa Renton, Kenny Roberts, Max Robinson, Layla Scott, Nathaniel Senior and Anthony Whiteman

RECENT NEW MEMBERSWe wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to SOPHIE RABET and EUGENE RIZA

BOXING DAY RACE – We have been advised by Saracens that they have a rugby fixture at StoneX Stadium on Boxing Day. This being the case we will know hold our race on Monday 27 December, which will also be a bank holiday.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021 – Attached is the Agenda for the 131st Annual General Meeting of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, which is being held on Tuesday 30 November at StoneX Stadium, East Stand 100 Club at 19.30. Also attached is the current SBH Constitution and Rules dated 24 November 2020, Annual Report 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021 and Best Performance Awards 2021.

Link to Agenda – SBH AGM Agenda 2021 Final (7)   Link to Constitution and Rules – SBH Constitution November 2021    Link to Annual Report – SBH Annual Report 2020-2021 Final    Link to Best Performance Awards 2021 – SBH Best Performance Awards 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 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 amenity 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 is 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 including Course Maps, 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.

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place last Saturday at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield.
Over the years we have had many successes in these championships, but last Saturday was outstanding. We now have two National team champions, our Under 20 and Senior Men, and it was almost three with the Under 17 Men taking the Silver Medals.

Starting with the Senior Men, the most satisfied person today must be team managers SIMON KEENE (X/C) and TONY JACKSON (Road), who stood in for SIMON on the day. I am sure SIMON and TONY appreciate the help they are getting from JAKE SHELLEY (Club Captain) and LIAM DEE, who have done a brilliant job over the last couple of years in getting our good athletes to competeOur record to date in this, was winning the 2nd championships in 1987 at Crystal Palace, then in 1989 they moved to its current venue at Mansfield, following this in 1990 we were 3rd, 1994 – 2nd, 1998 – 2nd. 2001 – 2nd and 2017 – 3rd.
On Leg 1 JEREMY DEMPSEY had a solid run, despite being violently sick just before the start, (15:54.15) coming in 28th, albeit many of the teams in front put their top runners on Leg 1, PHILLIP CROUT took over and ran the 5th fastest time for Leg 2 (15:52.50) moving us up to 6th place, on Leg 3 DYLAN EVANS ran the 4th fastest time for Leg 3 (15:53.40), which now moved us up to 3rd place, 53 seconds behind the leading team Highgate Harriers, Leg 4 proved to be decisive with LIAM DEE running the 3rd fastest time of the race (15:18.55) to overtake Highgate Harriers, which anchored the team to win by 14 seconds. Incidentally JEREMY DEMPSEY was in the winning Under 20 team, the last time the championships were held in 2019.

Our Under 20 Men were awesome, and from the gun we were never headed. On Leg 1 HENRY MCLUCKIE ran the fastest time of the race by 16 seconds (8:23.25), handing over to LUCA STUBBS who was 7th fastest on Leg 2 (9:16.00), we now had a lead of 24 seconds, KRISTIAN IMROTH set off on the final leg, there was no holding him back and he ran the 3rd fastest time on the final (8:53.55) winning by 35 seconds from the University of Birmingham. Our Under 20 Men Results over the past 10 years has been so consistent, 2019 – 1st, 2018 – 15th, 2017 – 6th, 2016 – 7th, 2015 – 7th, 2014 – 3rd, 2013 – 9th, 2012 – 1st, 2011 – 10th and 2010 – 6th. The last time the championships were held in 2019, HENRY MCLUCKIE was in the winning team.

Our Under 17 Men have outstanding all season, the same team as today were 8 in the national road relays, won the southern cross country with LEO RONCARATI running instead of LUCA. From the gun the pace was very quick, HENRY DOVER pulled away to come home 1st, running the fastest time of the race by 5 seconds (8:51.55), SAMUEL GREENSTEIN took over on Leg 2 to finish with (9:41.55) the 10th fastest time of the Leg, 16 seconds behind the leader, ABDIRAHIM HAMUD 2nd (9:09.20) with the Cambridge & Coleridge in sight, ABDIRAHIM ran the 8th fastest time of the race, finishing 8 seconds behind securing the Silver Medals.

Under 13 Boys (3 Legs of 2000m) – SBH 7th (22:12.00) Leg 1 EUAN PHILLIPS 11th (7:14.60), Leg 2 PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN 9th (7:35.7), Leg 3 ARTHUR PHILLIPS 7th (7:21.65)
Team Result – 1st Wolverhampton & Bilston (21:38.95), 2nd Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (21:40.95), 3rd Blackheath & Bromley Harriers (21:52.90), 7th SBH (22:12.00) 65 teams finished.

Under 13 Girls (3 Legs of 2000m) – Team Result – 1st Liverpool Harriers ‘B’ (22:28.45), 2nd Liverpool Harriers ‘A’ (22:38.40), 3rd Marshall Milton Keynes ‘B’ (23:06.10) 59 teams finished

Under 15 Boys (3 Legs of 2000m) – SBH 37th (22:10.75) Leg 1 THOMAS CADWALLADER 61st (7:19.30), Leg 2 JACOB CLEMENT 65th (8:18.95), Leg 3 GIANLEO STUBBS 37th (6:32.50).
Team Result – 1st Chiltern Harriers (20:13.20), 2nd Herne Hill Harriers ((20:18.05), 3rd Cambridge & Coleridge ((20:23.20), 27th SBH (22:10.75) 65 teams finished

Under 15 Girls (3 Legs of 2000m) – Team Result – 1st Wreake & Soar Valley (21.13), 2nd Rotherham Harriers (22.23), 3rd Aldershot, Farnham & District (22.25) 77 teams finished

Under 17 Men (3 Legs of 3000m) – SBH won the Silver Medals (27:42.30) Leg 1 HENRY DOVER 1st (8:51.55), Leg 2 SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 2nd (9:41.55), Leg 3 ABDIRAHIM HAMUD 2nd (9:09.20), SBH ‘B’ 22nd (29:47.30) Leg 1 LEO RONCARATI 14th (9:41.55), Leg 2 MAX WINFIELD 10th (10:06.26), Leg 3 JOSHUA FISHER 9th (9:59.50), SBH ‘C’ 37th (30:24.20) Leg 1 SPIKE BLAKE 14th (9:57.15), Leg 2 BENEDICT WHITTLE 10th (9:41.35), Leg 3 JACK DAVIS-BLACK 9th (10:45.70), HENRY DOVER ran the fastest time of the race (8:51.55), ABDIRAHIM HAMUD ran the 8th fastest time of the race (9:09.20)
Team Result – 1st Cambridge & Coleridge (27:34.25), 2nd SBH (27:42.30), 3rd Saint Edmunds Pacers (27:53.55), 22nd SBH ‘B’ (29:47.30), 37th SBH ‘C’ (30:24.20) 64 teams finished

Under 17 Women (3 Legs of 2500m) – SBH Incomplete Team, Leg 1 RUBY VINTON 2nd (8:45.80), Leg 2 NICOLE MCGOVERN 1st (8:58.50), RUBY VINTON ran the 2nd fastest time of the race (8:45.80), NICOLE MCGOVERN ran the 6th fastest time of the race (8:58.50)
Team Result – 1st Vale Royal (27:21.65), 2nd Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (27:27.95), 3rd Blackheath & Bromley Harriers (27:43.15) 53 teams finished

Under 20 Men (3 Legs of 3000m) – SBH won the Gold Medals (26:32.80) Leg 1 HENRY MCLUCKIE 1st (8:23.25), Leg 2 LUCA STUBBS 1st (9:16.00), Leg 3 KRISTIAN IMROTH 1st (8:53.55), SBH ‘B’ 17th (28:36.35) Leg 1 ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN 35th (9:31.30), Leg 2 KIT EVANS LOMBE 26th (9:35.65), Leg 3 NATHAN GODDARD 17th (9:29.40), HENRY MCLUCKIE ran the fastest leg of the race (8:23.25), KRISTIAN IMROTH ran the 7th fastest leg of the race (8:53.55)
Team Result – 1st SBH (26:32.80), 2nd University of Birmingham (27:07.05), 3rd Ashford (27:11.25), 17th SBH (28:36.35) 50 teams finished

Under 20 Women (3 Legs of 2500m) – SBH 14th (29:12.80) Leg 1 NATASHA TANNER 31st (10:06.15), Leg 2 APRIL HILL18th (9:43.15), Leg 3 INDIRA PATEL 14th (9:23.50)
Team Result – 1st Loughborough Students (26:19.70), 2nd Basildon (27:17.45), 3rd Salford Harriers (27:44.90) 25 teams finished.

Senior Men (4 Legs of 5000m) – SBH won the Gold Medals (1:02.58.90) Leg 1 JEREMY DEMPSEY U23 28th (15:54.15), Leg 2 PHILLIP CROUT 6th (15:52.50), Leg 3 DYLAN EVANS 3rd (15:53.40), Leg 4 LIAM DEE 1st (15:18.55), SBH ‘B’ 36th (1:08.41.90) Leg 1 THOMAS PATRICK U23 41st (16:15.15), Leg 2 MARK PEARCE 13th (15:48.50), Leg 3 SAM WIGGINS U23 16th (16:46.60), Leg 4 TONY JACKSON V50 36th (19:51.65), LIAM DEE ran the 3rd fastest leg of the race (15:18.55)
Team Result – 1st SBH (1:02.58.90), 2nd Highgate Harriers (1:03.13.05), 3rd Aldershot, Farnham & District (1:03.35.10), 36th SBH ‘B’ (1:08.41.90) 144 teams finished.

Senior Women (3 Legs of 3000m) – Team Result – 1st Aldershot, Farnham & District (30:21.00), 2nd Charnwood (30:48.55), 3rd Lincoln Wellington (30:54.30) 106 teams finished.

Link to a video of the Senior Men’s race – https://youtu.be/Zrc7m-WUCt0

Many thanks to MARK HOOKWAY who supplied me with these outstanding photographs from Mansfield. First the Senior Men JEREMY DEMPSEY, PHILLIP CROUT, DYLAN EVANS and LIAM DEE then the team following the medal presentation.

Under 20 Men HENRY MCLUCKIE, LUCA STUBBS and KRISTIAN IMROTH then the team following the medal presentation with team manager JEREMY SOTHCOTT.

Under 17 Men HENRY DOVER and SAMUEL GREENSTEIN, apologies to ABDIRAHIM HAMUD who was not in the set of photographs.

Finally our Under U13 Boys EUAN PHILLIPS, PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN and ARTHUR PHILLIPS.

NCAA DIV2 SOUTH EAST REGIONALS – Took place at Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA on 6 November.
10000m – SM MITCHEL COX U23 (Queens University) 27th (32.15)

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Aldenham on 6 November.
STUART SINGER V60 14th (22.50) this was his 306th Parkrun, BRADLEY SINGER 15th (PB 23.03) this was his 152nd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Canons Park on 6 November.
LAUREN MALTZ U17 42nd (28.00) this was her 18th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Hackney Marshes on 6 November.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 238th (31.13) this was his 219th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Nonsuch on 6 November.
KOJO KYEREME V45 109th (23.23) this was his 16th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Stevenage on 6 November.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 256th (35.14) this was his 201st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Sunny Hill on 6 November.
LENARD MICHEL V50 4th (23.06) this was his 66th Parkrun, SHONA MICHEL V45 21st (28.47) this was her 47th Parkrun

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY 11 NOVEMBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 8 DECEMBER – 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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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 Closed
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager 

LONDON YOUTH GAMES – Takes place on Saturday 20 November at Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath (SatNav NW5 1QR), nearest station is Gospel Oak.
Races will commence prior to the London Championships.
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
Note: You will have to be selected by your respective London Borough Team Manager

FRATERNITY AND SORORITY CUPS – Takes place on Saturday 27 November at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex (SatNav EN4 0PS). The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line).
Timetable 14.30 for Men/Women – Junior, Senior and Veteran. Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. 

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The third fixture of five takes place on Saturday 27 November at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex (SatNav EN4 0PS). The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line).
Timetable 12.45 Under 11 Boys and Girls (2400m), 13.00 Under 13 Boys and Girls (3000m), 13.20 Under 15 Boys and Girls (4000m), 13.40 Under 17 Men and Women (5000m) distances are approximate. 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 WEST LONDON LEAGUE AND FRATERNITY/SORORITY CUPS INFORMATION – Link to Information – 27-11-21 NWLL and Fraternity Cup Information at Trent Park  and Maps 27-11-21 NWLL and Fraternity Cup Course Maps at Trent Park

UK CROSS CHALLENGE INCLUDING EUROPEAN TRIAL – Takes place on Saturday 27 November at Sefton Park, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool (SatNav L17 3AA).
Timetable10.30 European Men’s (1500m), 10.35 European Women’s (1500m), 10.45 Under 11 Boys (2000m), 10.55 Under 11 Girls (2000m), 11.05 Under 13 Girls (3000m), 11.20 Under 13 Boys (3000m), 11.35 Under 15 Girls (3000m), 11.50 Under 15 Boys (3000m), 12.05, Under 17 and 20 Women (4400m), 12.25, Under 17 Men (5500m), 12.45, Under 20 Men (6700m), 13.05, Senior Women (8100m), 14.05, Senior Men (9800m)
Link for all Information, includes on how to enter – https://www.uka.org.uk/competition/running/cross-challenge-series/the-british-athletics-cross-challenge/liverpool/
Entries Close Friday 19 November
Note: You need to enter yourselves

131ST SBH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Takes place on Tuesday 30 November in the 100 Club, East Stand, StoneX Stadium, Greenlands Lane, Hendon, London (SatNav NW4 1RL), The AGM commences at 19.30, followed at approximately 20.00 with the Presentation of Awards for the 2021 Track & Field for both Men and Women. All are welcome especially the award winners.

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The third fixture of five takes place on Saturday 4 December, course is at Hillingdon Sports Centre, Hillingdon House Farm, Park Road, Uxbridge (Satnav UB10 0RQ).
Race headquarters – Hillingdon Athletics Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge (Satnav UB8 1ES). HQ to course walk time: 2 minutes.
Changing facilities – Men’s & Women’s changing rooms and toilets within athletic stadium and football pavillion. Please do not use the facilities within the main sports centre.
Course Description – Parkland setting, undulating course, with one steep climb per large lap, on grass and woodland paths. Option of small river crossing if conditions on the day allow – Course Map
Public Transport – Hillingdon & Uxbridge Metropolitan and Picadilly lines 10-15 minute walk from course. U1 and U2 buses stop within 3 minutes’ walk of Sports Centre.
Directions from major roads – Next to A40 Swakeleys Roundabout Junction, then follow signs for Hillingdon Sports and Leisure centre.
Parking – Limited free parking within Uxbridge College car park on the right of Gatting Way before the sports centre carpark. Parking in the sports centre requires buying a ticket at the meter. Please car share if driving, as the car park can be very busy with places at a premium.
Timetable – 12.25 U11 (Over 9) Boys (up to 2km), 12.30 U11 (Over 9) Girls (up to 2km), 12.40 U13 Boys (3km), 12.45 U13 Girls (3km), not before 13.00 U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 13.05 U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 13.30 U20, Senior and Veteran Women (7-8km), not before 14.35 U20, Senior and Veteran Men (7-8km).
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 course maps, and any other final information.
Awaiting final race information, the above details is when the race was last held.

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 4 November 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 4 November to Niall Carney, Anna Higson, Daniel Lewis, Kate Lloyd, Shane Martin, Tommy Narvaez-White, Charles Romito, Jasmin Sabir, Allan Smith, Calvin Smith, Trecia Smith, Isobel Thompson, Dave Thomson, Steve Turnock and Jovan Zigic

RECENT NEW MEMBERS– We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to WERONIKA KALINSKA and EMMANUELLA OWUSU-BEMPAH

PARKRUN 200 CLUB – Congratulations to RUSSELL DEVITT, who at the Stevenage Parkrun last Saturday completed his 200th appearance

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

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).
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The second North West London League took place last Saturday at Uxbridge.
An excellent day for Shaftesbury, with the performance of the day going to our Under 13 Boys, who finished the race with 4 runners in the top 10, ARTHUR PHILLIPS had a runaway win by 22 seconds, making it two wins out of two this season, EUAN PHILLIPS finished 3rd, PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN finished 9th and KEEYAN SHAH 10th. The Team, who at Greenford won by 3 points from Cookham, this time it was a different story, and we finished 40 points in front of Cookham. There were also top 10 finishes from VERA DOUDKO U11 7th and BEN KASPAR U11 10th.
The next fixture is on 27 November at Trent Park, so put it in your diary now.

Under 11 Boys (2000m) BEN KASPAR U11 10th (8.02), SONNY SYNETT U11 14th (8.08), PRINCE-MOSES JOHN U11 22nd (8.41), the winner was Jack Hayward of Ealing, Southall and Middlesex (7.37) 52 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Ealing, Southall and Middlesex (29 points), 2nd SBH (55), 3rd London Heathside (63), 8th SBH ‘B’ (125) 14 teams finished 

Under 11 Girls (2000m)VERA DOUDKO U11 7th (9.11), JASMYN PERRIN U11 16th (9.37), the winner was Quinn Bookless of Cookham (7.52) 23 runners finished
Team Result – 1st SBH (32 points), 2nd Trent Park (37), 3rd Ealing, Southall and Middlesex (68) 11 teams finished 

Under 13 Boys (3000m)ARTHUR PHILLIPS U13 1st (11.36), EUAN PHILLIPS U13 3rd (11.58), PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN U13 9th (12.36), KEEYAN SHAH U13 10th (12.42), ZACK JOSEPHS U13 14th (13.15), MAX PANWAR U13 19th (13.42), JACK REDFORD U13 39th (14.59), DANIEL ARROYA U13 42nd (15.04), ALVARO ARROYA U13 47th (16.24), 50 runners finished
Team Result – 1st SBH (23 points), 2nd Cookham (63), 3rd SBH ‘B’ (71) 12 teams finished 

Under 13 Girls (3000m)No SBH Runner, the winner was Jorijia March of Barnet & District (12.56), 29 runners finished
Team Result – 1st London Heathside (52 points), 2nd Cookham (53), 3rd Hillingdon (57) 11 teams finished 

Under 15 Boys (4000m)TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE U15 12th (16.19), the winner was Cameron McConnon of Thames Valley Harriers (14.29), 32 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Thames Valley Harriers (41 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall and Middlesex (61), 3rd Trent Park (74), 10th SBH (108) 11 teams finished 

Under 15 Girls (4000m)PHOEBE MUSIC U15 27th (20.38), ASHANI PERERA U15 28th (20.55), the winner was Issy Watkins of London Heathside (16.39), 31 runners finished
Team Result – 1st London Heathside (13 points), 2nd Cookham (51), 3rd Harrow (63), 10th SBH (119) 11 teams finished 

Under 17 Men (5000m)No SBH Runner, the winner was Jack Bailey of Highgate Harriers (17.32)
Team Result – 1st Trent Park (32 points), 2nd Harrow (59), 3rd Hillingdon (62) 10 teams finished 

Under 17 Women (5000m)No SBH Runner, the winner was J Ridley of Cookham (19.42), 17 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Dacorum & Tring (19 points), 2nd Cookham (19), 3rd Trent Park (46) 6 teams finished 

Current Consecutive Races – ARTHUR PHILLIPS U13 (4), VERA DOUDKO U11, JASMYN PERRIN U11, PRINCE-MOSES JOHN U11, PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN U13, EUAN PHILLIPS U13 and PHOEBE MUSIC U15, (2)

NORTH LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Saturday at Uxbridge.
Senior Men (8000m)ROBERT RIGBY V60 45th (34.16), TIM BUTLER V55 64th (36.26), DANNY DIGWEED V35 79th (38.21), the winner was Robert Thompson of Hillingdon (27.51), 111 runners finished
Team Result – Senior Men 1st Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (61 points), 2nd Hillingdon (81), 3rd Serpentine (129) 13 teams finished – Veteran Men 1st Trent Park (116 points), 2nd Serpentine (182), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (184) 9 teams finished 

Senior Women (8000m)ELANA DIMMER 13th (36.22), the winner was Evangelista Divetain of London Heathside (33.07), 68 runners finished
Team Result – Senior Women 1st Ealing, Southall and Middlesex (65 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (70), 3rd London Heathside (77) 13 teams finished – Veteran Women 1st Queens Park Harriers (41 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall and Middlesex (48), 3rd Eton Manor (67) 8 teams finished 

PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Salt Lake City, Utah, USA on 30 October.
8000m – SM CHARLES HICKS U23 (Stanford University) 1st (23.35)

MAAC CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Orlando, Florida, USA on 30 October.
8000m – SM JAMIE DEE (Iona College) 1st (24.37)

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Braunston on 30 October.
RUFUS KENT U23 8th (21.12) this was his 43rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Bushey on 30 October.
ABDIRAHIM HAMUD U17 1st (PB 15.57) this was his 46th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Grovelands on 30 October.
ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN U20 1st (PB 16.48) this was his 31st Parkrun, STUART SINGER V60 17th (22.35) this was his 305th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Hackney Marshes on 30 October.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 137th (31.41) this was his 218th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Maidstone on 30 October.
CLIFF GOLDING V65 144th (28.30) this was his 99th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Perry Lakes on 30 October.
STUART MOORE V60 43th (28.01) this was his 175th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at St Albans on 30 October.
TIM UNDERHILL V50 11th (20.54) this was his 89th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Stevenage on 30 October.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 179th (34.10) this was his 200th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Tamar Lakes on 30 October.
LADDIE SHAW U13 15th (22.22) this was his 3rd Parkrun, POSIE SHAW U13 18th (22.28) this was her 12th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Thurso on 30 October.
HUGH RICHARDS V75 33rd (31.23) this was his 160th Parkrun

AA DRINK ROTTERDAM QUARTER MARATHON – Took place at Rotterdam, Holland on 24 October.
LIAM DEE 1st (PB 30.56)

LEEDS ABBEY DASH 10k – Took place at Leeds on 24 October.
KIERAN CLEMENTS 5th (SB 29.21) taking 26 seconds off his 19 September time, HENRY MCLUCKIE U20 36th (PB 30.18) taking 18 seconds off his 26 September time

BRITISH STUDENT RUNNERS GAINED SUCCESS IN THE CONFERENCE CROSS COUNTRY – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.
PAC 12 Cross-Country Championships, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 29 October
CHARLES HICKS, the US-based Shaftesbury Harrier, who in the summer ran a UK teenage 10,000m record of (27:47.63) in the NCAA final, won the 8km race in a fast (23:35).
His strong last 500 metres saw him pull off a surprise 10-second win over NCAA 5000m champion COOPER TEARE, who is a (3:50) indoor miler, and EDUARDO HERRERA, with the latter leading Colorado to victory over HICKS’ Stanford.
HICKS said: “It was a very exciting race that came down to about 400m to go . I’m over the moon!”

MAAC Championships, Orlando Florida, USA, 30 October
JAMIE DEE, also a US-based Shaftesbury Harrier, who set a (13:46.78) 5000m PB this year, just defeated team-mates JOSHUA DE SOUZA and EHAB EL-SANDALI with all three timed at (24:37) in the 8km as his Iona College team took nine of the top 10 places.

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY 4 NOVEMBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 1 DECEMBER – 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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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 amenity 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 is 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 

LONDON YOUTH GAMES – Takes place on Saturday 20 November at Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath (SatNav NW5 1QR), nearest station is Gospel Oak.
Races will commence prior to the London Championships.
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
Note: You will have to be selected by your respective London Borough Team Manager

FRATERNITY AND SORORITY CUPS – Takes place on Saturday 27 November at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex (SatNav EN4 0PS). The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line).
Timetable 14.30 for Men/Women – Junior, Senior and Veteran. Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. 

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The third fixture of five takes place on Saturday 27 November at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex (SatNav EN4 0PS). The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line).
Timetable 12.45 Under 11 Boys and Girls (2400m), 13.00 Under 13 Boys and Girls (3000m), 13.20 Under 15 Boys and Girls (4000m), 13.40 Under 17 Men and Women (5000m) distances are approximate. 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 WEST LONDON LEAGUE AND FRATERNITY/SORORITY CUPS INFORMATION – Link to Information – 27-11-21 NWLL and Fraternity Cup Information at Trent Park  and Maps 27-11-21 NWLL and Fraternity Cup Course Maps at Trent Park

130TH SBH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Takes place on Tuesday 30 November in the Fez Bar, East Stand, StoneX Stadium, Greenlands Lane, Hendon, London (SatNav NW4 1RL), The AGM commences at 19.30, followed at approximately 20.00 with the Presentation of Awards for the 2021 Track & Field for both Men and Women. All are welcome especially the award winners.

CROSS COUNTRY CLUBS LOOK FORWARD TO RELAYS RETURN IN MANSFIELD – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN.

Popular national event is back following a one-year break due to the pandemic with more than 1000 teams set to compete in Berry Hill Park. The Saucony English Cross Country Relay Championships return for the first time since 2019 this Saturday 6 November in Mansfield with a total of 1048 teams from around the country competing for honours in one of the traditional curtain raisers to the winter domestic season. Last year’s event was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic and entries are down a little this year – especially in the young athletes’ age groups – yet there are still more than 1000 teams for the 15th consecutive season.

First held at Crystal Palace in 1985, the event moved to Berry Hill Park in Mansfield in 1989 and has remained there ever since. Growing in popularity, the entries reached an all-time high in 2017 with 1283 teams in action. What are the secrets of success for this event? Geographically, the central venue in Nottinghamshire is a place many clubs can reach without too arduous a journey. The undulating course is challenging and picturesque but not too gruelling. The organisation is slick and the busy 10-race schedule with so many teams mean there are simply lots of athletes, which helps create a terrific atmosphere. Short legs for athletes ensure the racing is fast and furious and spectator-friendly. In addition, the focus on teams and not individuals is undoubtedly part of the event’s winning formula. Clubs battle fiercely for honours, too, but it is relatively low-key compared to the bigger prizes available later this winter, which means athletes can use the event to ease into their season on the mud.

Entries are down a little this year but IAN BYETT, secretary of the English Cross Country Association, says: “We are still delighted with all the uncertainties around that so many teams have entered again this year.” It is also a relief that Berry Hill Park is available for use, too, as there has been a question mark over its future in recent years. Last winter Mansfield Harriers regained the right to use the synthetic track and pavilion in the park for the first time since 2012. The good news coincided with the club’s 100th anniversary too. A total of 201 senior men’s teams and 155 senior women’s teams are entered but the pandemic is perhaps to blame for the fact the under-13 girls age group is set to feature 79 teams compared to 122 in 2019. This decline is mirrored across the other young age groups. “With Covid protocols to try and observe this could be a blessing,” says BYETT. “With Mansfield Harriers and Mansfield District Council now working in harmony, arrangements this year have gone well and the ECCA looks forward to getting the show on the road for another year. “The Association is delighted to be back organising great cross country running and events are bound to be very competitive.”

Results from 2019 included – Senior men: 1 Leeds City; 2 Cambridge & Coleridge; 3 Bedford & County – U20 men: Shaftesbury Barnet – U17 men: Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow – U15 boys: South London – U13 boys: South London – Senior women: 1 Aldershot, Farnham & District; 2 Leeds City; 3 Cambridge & Coleridge – U20 women: Wolverhampton & Bilston – U17 women: AFD – U15 girls: Vale Royal – U13 girls: Wolverhampton & Bilston

BIRMINGHAM 2022 REVEAL MARATHON COURSE – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph left to right IAN WARD, HANNAH ENGLAND, HAYLEY CARRUTHERS and IAN WARD.

Commonwealth Games marathon will start in Smithfield and finish in Birmingham’s Victoria Square. The final venue for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been confirmed, with Victoria Square in Birmingham city centre revealed as the official finish area for the marathon on Saturday 30 July next year. The square will be a welcome sight for the finishers in all four races that will be held on the first Saturday of the Games, with the men’s marathon, women’s marathon and the men’s and women’s T53/T54 events all taking place on the same course which will start at Smithfield, another Birmingham city centre venue that has previously been announced as the home of beach volleyball and basketball 3×3 and wheelchair basketball 3×3 during the Games.

MATT KIDSON, director of sport for Birmingham 2022, said: “We are thrilled to be unveiling our final venue for the Games and it is fitting that Victoria Square has been chosen as the finish area for the marathon, as it is located right in the heart of the host city for Birmingham 2022.” The course for the marathon is split into two distinct sections – a southern loop which the athletes must complete twice, followed by a shorter city centre section which will showcase some of Birmingham’s best loved landmarks to millions of TV viewers, as the runners pass Centenary Square, the Jewellery Quarter, St Paul’s Square and St Phillips’s Cathedral, before crossing the finish line in Victoria Square. Birmingham based marathon runner, HAYLEY CARRUTHERS, who is part of England Athletics’ Birmingham Talent Hub and is targeting selection for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, said: “The course for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games marathon looks great and it is exciting to find out the exact roads I’ll be running on if I get selected for next summer’s event. “I’m very familiar with parts of the route having taken part in the Great Birmingham Run and the course goes past lots of Birmingham landmarks, so it is a good way to showcase the city. “It would be fantastic to be selected to represent Team England at a home games, and I’ll be working harder than ever over the next few months to ensure that I am on that start line in Smithfield in nine months’ time.”

HOW TO LIGHTEN THE LOAD ON YOUR HAMSTRINGS – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

PAUL HOBROUGH looks at the issues that come from giving these multi-tasking muscles too much work to do. The hamstring is that muscle at the back of the upper leg – you know, the one that everyone says is ‘tight’? Its primary role is to bend the knee, but it does a number of other pretty cool jobs, some of which may in fact be its downfall. You will all know someone who does too many things at once and will at times drop something, make a mistake or break something or even themselves. The hamstring is just like that – an ultra-busy muscle that should really just be bending the knee but chooses to keep itself overworked doing other things. As well as bending the knee, your hamstrings, of which there are three – two on the medial side (semintendinosus and semimemberanosus) and one on the lateral side (biceps femoris) – can also extend the hip, offer some small degrees of rotation around the lower leg and, crucially, slow down the lower leg when knee extension occurs (that is, to stop you hyper extending the knee joint). With all this work going on, it is not surprising that it is one of the muscles we report as being tight all the time. The high hamstring is where the muscle originates from our seat bones (ischial tuberosities) and I see a lot of high hamstring injuries in the spring due to runners taking to the track or increasing their running intensity following the winter months. For a long time I was treating elite level athletes who would come in with right high hamstring issues, seemingly out of the blue. I started to consider why and came up with the idea that moving from road running to anti-clockwise track running would be placing a relatively new strain on the right side and begin to irritate the hamstring tendon. I also noticed these athletes had a slouched posture in the mid thoracic region (middle back) and this was also very tight, perhaps from sitting at a desk a lot. I was able to successfully treat these patients with shockwave therapy to the high tendon which resolved the actual tendon issue. However without working to reduce the tension in the mid thoracic area, strengthening the glute activation and educating the athletes to run both directions on the track, I am certain this issue would have come back.

What can we learn from this and how does it help you avoid hamstring issues Consider your hamstrings as primarily a knee flexor, but understand that they have a role in hip extension and rotation of the lower leg when the knee is bent. Therefore, make sure your glutes are strong and firing so they do not pass their job on to the hamstring. Running around the track could be asking a lot of the hamstrings to assist in the slow, deliberate direction change around the track, so make sure you are doing some rotation work in the gym, even on a single leg balance. Ensure that your back is moving well, that you have good function throughout your spine and you are not spending long periods in front of your computer then expecting to get up and run at the end of the day. Here are some exercises to consider on your journey to healthier, less injury-prone, hamstrings.

Thread the needle: (for thoracic mobility) On all fours, lift one arm straight up to the ceiling and follow with your head and shoulders, then bring the arm back around the body and through the gap between knees and hands as it passes under your body and out through to the other side. Your shoulder should almost graze the floor as you pass through.

Single leg balance with upper body rotations Stand on one leg and with outstretched arms (even holding a medicine ball or weight for the advanced) slowly rotate the outstretched arms from one side to the other. Repeat both sides.

Glute activation Laying face down, bend your knee to 90 degrees and lift your thigh off the floor a little, hold and then rest back down. Imagine you have a tray of glasses on the sole of your foot and lift it without spilling any. This ensures you are focusing on control of the movement.

Hamstring swiss ball curls On your back, place your heels onto a swiss ball, lift your hips up and pull the ball towards you with bent knees, release back and repeat. This is a good one for testing the overall core strength. If you can’t do this, then wide spread arms will help initially. I would also expect you to be doing the usual hamstring strength work in the gym, such as hamstring curls, dead lift, band work, squats and, for the brave, Nordic hamstring curls.

What’s the best treatment When it comes to treatment, I advocated the use of shockwave therapy earlier. This is excellent at sorting out the tendinopathy at the hamstring insertion, but you really must see this as fixing the injury, not preventing it from coming back. The exercises above are far from exhaustive, but are rather showing you a few that you may not have thought of to compliment your current strength and conditioning practices. Also, do not underestimate the effect that recurrent track running in the same direction may pose to you for a great many injuries. Keep it varied and change direction frequently.

Don’t forget to stretch You might have noticed that I haven’t put in any hamstring stretches yet. I do believe that stretching the hamstrings needs to be done over longer periods, one to two minutes at a time. To make this more likely, lay on your back inside a doorframe, with one leg passing through to the next room and the hips upward inside the first. Place one leg against the door frame straight up with a bent knee. You will feel the stretch in the back of the leg. Hold for 30 seconds or at least longer than six seconds (the time it takes the central nervous system to stop fighting the stretch) then move the foot a little higher, hold for another 30 and so on.

If this article teaches you just one thing, it should be that the hamstring itself is not the issue, it’s the glutes, the training errors and potentially the spine that are just seeking to exhaust and reduce this muscle to tears. So take a more holisitic look at your hamstrings, your training and the things you can do to support this hard-working part of your running ability.

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