Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 23 December 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 23 December to Angela Barrett, Akiva Ehreich, Michael Fox, Lisa Gaul, Maya Green, Ben Kaspar, Aleya Khadr, Kojo Kyereme, Jerome Lule, Angus McKenzie, Beth Potter, Samra Richardson, Gila Schajer, Allan Scott, Riaz Serunjoel, Posie Shaw, Amelia Shenton and Ronan Tarrant
Thursday 30 December to Jacqui Agyepong, Dave Bedford, Gemma Bennett, Ronan Breen, Willem Coertzen, Klaudia Debreczani, Shivani Feifel, Joshua Goldstein, Holly Greenwood, Sarah Heath, Mittio Mohammadian, Evie Nash, Abiodun Oyepitan, Prince-Moses John, Ella Robinson, Henry Ryan, Simona Simeonova, Karan Somani and Tim Underhill,

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS CHRISTMAS WISHES – On behalf of the Club and Myself, we wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Healthy, Happy and Successful 2022.
The Weekly Newsletter will now be taking it’s traditional 2 week break, and will return on Thursday 6 January.

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 – but increase to £16 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022. The total is £65 – but increase to £66 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022, 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

BOXING DAY BONANZA RUN – Takes place on Monday 27 December at StoneX Stadium and Starts at 11.00, issuing of numbers, refreshments and prize giving takes place in the Indoor Track area. Distance 2 miles, 1 mile for Under 11 and £2 entry fee. See SBH Flyer for full information –Boxing Day (Monday 27 December) Poster

CHARGES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM 2022 – Charges are being re-instated from 4 January 2022. As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for membership of StoneX Stadium. Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, also any parent of SBH athletes, and SBH athletes using the gym, gains entry free of charge.

Being a member of StoneX Stadium entitles you to a 10% discount of the current charges for using StoneX Stadium, which are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £4.60 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £2.30 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £2.30.
Charges for those with a membership card are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £4.20, Monthly fee £28.00 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £2.10, Monthly fee £14.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £2.10, Monthly fee £14.00. Monthly membership is available, payable monthly via direct debit for minimum period of six months.

Please use this link to view all membership details and application form (which you can print)StoneX Memebership January 2022
All Allianz Park membership enquiries should be directed towards Emma Gouge at emmagouge@saracens.net her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252, or Lauren Hewett at laurenhewett@saracens.net her phone number are (Office) 020 3675 7210 or (Mobile) 07881 297875

STONEX STADIUM AWARDED TRACKMARK STANDARD – Congratulations on achieving the UK Athletics Quality Assurance Standards for StoneX Stadium. This is the letter from UK Athletics and certificate showing all area that achieved compliance – StoneX Stadium Award Letter 09.11.21    StoneX Stadium Certificate

UPCOMING INDOOR FIXTURE INFORMATION
LEE VALLEY NEW YEAR OPEN INDOOR MEETING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 2 January all age-groups including U13s.
Provisional Timetable 10.30 60m, 11.45 300m, 12.15 800m, 13.15 200m, 14.15 400m
To enter please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Saturday 25 December or once they have reached full capacity
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

LEE VALLEY SOUTHERN U13, U15 AND U17 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 15 January and Sunday 16 January.
To enter please use this link – http://www.seaa.org.uk/index.php/events/track-and-field
Entries Close Tuesday 4 January
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

LEE VALLEY LONDON U20 AND SENIOR INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 22 January and Sunday 23 January.
Timetable: The timetable is provisional and based on 2019 entries. Field event pools will be displayed 1 week before the event. Track will be seeded on the day. Timetable for the U20/Senior can be downloaded here
To enter please use this link – https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2022/GBR/ligu20sen/
No Closing Date Given
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

BMAF PENTATHLON AND 3000m INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS AND OPEN EVENTS Takes place on Sunday 23 January at EIS Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA)
Events are for ages 35 and over, places are limited for open events.
For full information – https://mastersathletics.co.uk/events/bmaf-indoor-pentathlon-3k-championships/
Entries Close Monday 10 January

LEE VALLEY LONDON U13, U15 & U17 INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 29 January and Sunday 30 January.
Timetable: The timetable is provisional and based on 2019 entries. Field event pools will be displayed 1 week before the event. Track will be seeded on the day. Timetable for the U13/U15/U17 can be downloaded here
To enter please use this link – https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2022/GBR/ligu13u15u17/
No Closing Date Given
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

LEE VALLEY SOUTHERN U20 AND SENIOR INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 5 February and Sunday 6 February.
To enter please use this link – http://www.seaa.org.uk/index.php/events/track-and-field
Entries Close Tuesday 25 January
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

BMAF INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 5 March and Sunday 6 March
Information not available as yet.
For full information – https://mastersathletics.co.uk/events/bmaf-indoor-track-field-champs-2022/

NEWHAM 60m SPRINT SERIES – Takes place at the Terence McMillan Stadium, 281 Prince Regent Street, London (Satnav E13 8SD) 
Wednesday 19 January and closing date for entries is Saturday 15 January
Wednesday 2 February and closing date for entries is Saturday 29 January
Wednesday 16 February and closing date for entries is Saturday 12 February 

WINDSOR, SLOUGH, ETON & HOUNSLOW INDOOR EVENTS Thames Valley Athletics Centre, Pococks Lane, Eton (Satnav SL4 6HN)
Sunday 6 February – Awaiting a closing date, but should be 7 days before the meeting date, or if the entry limit has been reached.
Sunday 6 March – Awaiting a closing date, but should be 7 days before the meeting date, or if the entry limit has been reached.
Link to their website, please review in a few weeks for entry information – https://wseh.co.uk/winter-indoor-open-meetings/

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Applecross on 18 December.
ANTONI SEFERI U17 7th (19.49) this was his 21st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Burgess on 18 December.
JULIAN LAMY 28th (19.23) this was his 28th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Bury St Edmunds on 18 December.
SARAH WILLIAMS V35 6th (20.45) this was her 26th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Canons Park on 18 December.
LOUIS PELTA U17 3rd (20.26) this was his 48th Parkrun, LAUREN MALTZ U13 48th (30.04) this was her 23rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Cassiobury on 18 December.
TIM UNDERHILL V50 25th (20.41) this was his 90th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Chalkwell Beach on 18 December.
BRADLEY SINGER 27th (22.33) this was his 158th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Gadebridge on 18 December.
INDIRA PATEL U20 1st (19.12) this was her 34th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Hackney Marshes on 18 December.
DAVID GREENSTEIN V55 17th (20.41) this was his 87th Parkrun, BARRY CHISHOLM V60 138th (30.29) this was his 225th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Jersey on 18 December.
AMANDA BAILEY 20th (22.06) this was her 44th Parkrun, CLIFF GOLDING V65 65th (24.46) this was his 104th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Jersey Farm on 18 December.
CLAIRE HOBSON 61st (25.29) this was her 145th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Oak Hill on 18 December.
STUART SINGER V60 21st (21.45) this was his 312th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Peckham Rye on 18 December.
EUAN MACKENZIE 4th (18.13) this was his 6th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Poole on 18 December.
HUGH RICHARDS V75 401st (30.03) this was his 166th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Stevenage on 18 December.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 151st (31.29) this was his 206th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Sunny Hill on 18 December.
DYLAN MICHEL U20 1st (18.53) this was his 45th Parkrun, LENARD MICHEL V50 6th (PB 21.52) this was his 70th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Woking on 18 December.
REBEKAH HOUNSELL 24th (PB 17.57) this was her 62nd Parkrun

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY 23 DECEMBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 19 JANUARY – 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 feel.

LEE VALLEY NEW YEAR OPEN INDOOR MEETING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 2 January all age-groups including U13s.
Provisional Timetable 10.30 60m, 11.45 300m, 12.15 800m, 13.15 200m, 14.15 400m
To enter please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Saturday 25 December or once they have reached full capacity
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

MIDDLESEX CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 8 January at Greenford.
The race headquarters is The Tir Chonail Gaelic Sports Club, at the end of Berkeley Avenue, Greenford (Satnav UB6 0NZ). Directions – turn off Greenford Road (A4127), opposite the entrance to the Glaxo Factory. The playing fields are at the end of Berkeley Avenue.
Car parking spaces is limited and we had considerable problems with too many cars when we were last there in 2019. If you can share cars please, also do not park on the areas marked out for the course.
Start Times 11.15am U11 Boys (1500m), 11.20am U11 Girls (1500m), 11.30am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.35am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.55am U15 Boys (4000m), 12.00noon U15 Girls (4000m), 12.25pm U17 and U20 Women (6000m), 12.55pm U17 Men and U20 Men (6000m), 1.00pm Senior Women (8000m), 1.45pm Senior Men (12000m).
Entries Close Wednesday 29 December
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager 

HERTFORDSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 9 January at Stanborough Lakes (South End), Welwyn Garden City.
Start Times 11.00am U11 Girls (1900m), 11.10am U11 Boys (1900m), 11.20am U13 Girls (29000m), 11.30am U13 Boys (2900m), 11.45am U15 Boys & Girls (4800m), 12.05pm U17 Men and Women, U20 Women (6150m), 12.30pm U20 Men & Senior Women (8000m), 1.15pm Senior Men (11250m).
Entries Closed

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The fourth fixture of five takes place on Saturday 15 January at Wormwood Scrubs.
Awaiting information on this 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 course maps, and any other 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.

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 2020 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 Updated 16 December 2021, the changes are the Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Southern X/C Championship venues added, also the January to March 2022 Indoor Fixtures added. – SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Fixtures Updated 16-12-21
Cross Country Club Championship And Points Races – SBH Winter 2021-2022 Cross Country Club Championship and Points Races Issued 22-09-21

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 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 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 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/

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT – Many thanks to SEAN SUTHERLAND who undertook a review on the best way forward, following this a decision was made to set up a new account, and SEAN has now set that account up.

To follow our new Instagram account, from your own account, by searching for ‘shaftesbury_barnet’ or by clicking https://www.instagram.com/shaftesbury_barnet/ 
To Members and Parents, if you wish for any photographs to be posted on Instagram, please email them to sbh.instagram@outlook.com  If you can at the same time give details on when and where the photographs was taken, plus any other comments.
Please feel free to post photographs of any special occasion, for example, your wedding day, an addition to the family.

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 – Main Switchboard telephone number is 020 3675 7250.

STONEX STADIUM AWARDED TRACKMARK STANDARD – Congratulations on achieving the UK Athletics Quality Assurance Standards for StoneX Stadium. This is the letter from UK Athletics and certificate showing all area that achieved compliance – StoneX Stadium Award Letter 09.11.21StoneX Stadium Certificate

ALAN WELLER – SBH NEWSLETTER EDITOR AND WEBSITE MANAGER




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 16 December 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 16 December to Helena Agholor, Lydia Ball, Alexander Charalambous, Anastasia Charalambous, Chris Bennett, Jeremy Dempsey, Alexander Evans-Lombe, Alannah Fashanu, Thomas Fulton, Kiera Gilman, Colin Godfrey, Farrah Gowar, Eden Huyck-Jones, Christopher Kirwin, Austin Lewis, Lucy Marcus, Michael Miller, James McKinley, Mukhtar Musa, Lily Plasett, Emily Rotenberg and Joseph Wheeler-Henry

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT – Many thanks to SEAN SUTHERLAND who undertook a review on the best way forward, following this a decision was made to set up a new account, and SEAN has now set that account up.

To follow our new Instagram account, from your own account, by searching for ‘shaftesbury_barnet’ or by clicking https://www.instagram.com/shaftesbury_barnet/ 
To Members and Parents, if you wish for any photographs to be posted on Instagram, please email them to sbh.instagram@outlook.com  If you can at the same time give details on when and where the photographs was taken, plus any other comments.
Please feel free to post photographs of any special occasion, for example, your wedding day, an addition to the family.

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 – but increase to £16 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022. The total is £65 – but increase to £66 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022, 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

ARTHUR KENDALL MEMORIAL TRUST – The Objectives of the Trust are: To encourage and develop participation in Athletics as a means of promoting physical health in the youth of the Community and to ensure that where possible, poverty shall not be a restricting factor in such involvement as the Trustees shall in their absolute discretion from time to time determine. NOTE: The Trustees, in furtherance of the objects, will only consider applications from youngsters, or for projects which are entirely concerned with young people. Any project must be entirely for the benefit of young people for an application to be considered. 

If you are 20 and under, you can apply to – http://www.seaa.org.uk/images/uploads/2021/arthurkendall2022.pdf

BOXING DAY BONANZA RUN – NOW takes place on Monday 27 December at StoneX Stadium. See SBH Flyer for full information – Boxing Day (Monday 27 December) Poster

CHARLES HICKS EUROPEAN U23 WINNER IN DUBLIN The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN.

When CHARLES HICKS last raced at the European Cross Country Championships, his fifth-place finish led Britain to team gold in the under-20 event two years ago. Much has happened in the interim for the US-based athlete, however, and his impressive 2021 continued as he managed to roll with the punches to win individual gold in the men’s under-23 race. The Stanford University student, Britain’s fastest ever teenager over 10,000m, was second at last month’s NCAA Div 1 West Regionals cross country and had appeared to be control as he moved ahead of home favourite DARRAGH MCELHINNEY at the halfway mark of the 8000m contest. The Irishman fought back, however, and the two were locked in battle entering the final lap. Again, HICKS looked the likely winner but an injection of pace from Luxembourg’s RUBEN QUERINJEAN changed everything and it became a flat out charge for the line. The Briton held his nerve, however, and ultimately there first in (24:29), four seconds ahead of MCELHINNEY, while QUERINJEAN was a further three seconds back. Ireland were still able to celebrate team gold, however, while Britain took silver and France bronze.

“It is an unbelievable feeling,” said HICKS. “I am beyond amazed. I’m incredibly proud of myself, my coaches and my team-mates, and my team-mates in Stanford. We’ve put a lot of work in the last couple of years to get here. “It was such a hard-fought race and I think that contributes to this amazing feeling. There wasn’t a single metre there where I wasn’t fighting. To win means the world to me.”

HENRY MCLUCKIE EUROPEAN U20 TEAM WINNER IN DUBLIN The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.
The GB&NI Under 20 team secured the team gold (34 points) ahead of Ireland (35) and Israel (37). WILL BARNICOAT 9th (18.31), HAMISH ARMITT 10th (18.32) and HENRY MCLUCKIE 15th (18.42).

UPCOMING INDOOR FIXTURE INFORMATION
LEE VALLEY NEW YEAR OPEN INDOOR MEETING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 2 January all age-groups including U13s.
Provisional Timetable 10.30 60m, 11.45 300m, 12.15 800m, 13.15 200m, 14.15 400m
To enter please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Saturday 25 December or once they have reached full capacity
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

LEE VALLEY SOUTHERN U13, U15 AND U17 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 15 January and Sunday 16 January.
To enter please use this link – http://www.seaa.org.uk/index.php/events/track-and-field
Entries Close Tuesday 4 January
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

LEE VALLEY SOUTHERN U20 AND SENIOR INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 5 February and Sunday 6 February.
To enter please use this link – http://www.seaa.org.uk/index.php/events/track-and-field
Entries Close Tuesday 25 January
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

SOUTHERN INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Saturday 11 December at Croydon.

Under 13 Boys (3000m)EUAN PHILLIPS (Middlesex) 39th (12.16), ARTHUR PHILLIPS (Middlesex) 90th (13.21)
Team Result – 1st Surrey (31 points), 2nd Kent (36), 3rd Essex (62), 6th Middlesex (123) 
Under 13 Girls (3000m)POSIE SHAW (Middlesex) 17th (12.52)
Team Result – 1st Surrey (32 points), 2nd Essex (51), 3rd Hampshire (56), 8th Middlesex (120) 
Under 15 Boys (4000m)GIANLEO STUBBS (Hertfordshire) 1st (13.28)
Team Result – 1st Hampshire (44 points), 2nd Kent (48), 3rd Essex (50), 9th Hertfordshire (154) 
Under 17 Women (5000m)RUBY VINTON (Suffolk) 5th (19.31)
Team Result – 1st Sussex (41 points), 2nd Hertfordshire (51), 3rd Hampshire (58), 15th Suffolk (249) 
Under 20 Women (6000m)NATASHA TANNER (Middlesex) 32nd (29.23)
Team Result – 1st Hampshire (47 points), 2nd Kent (49), 3rd Sussex (72), 5th Middlesex (86) 

BE FIT TODAY TRACK ACADEMY INDOOR MEETING Took place at Lee Valley on 12 December.
60m –SM 4 JAYDEN KLEIN U17 3rd (PB 7.80) taking .37 of a second off his 2020 time, 8 MALACHI AMADI U17 2nd (PB 7.10) taking .11 of a second off his 2020 time, SX 13 JAYDEN finished 2nd (PB 7.71) taking .09 of a second off his SM 4 time, 15 MALACHI finished 2nd (PB 7.07) taking .03 of a second off his SM 8 time, and is ranked UK No.4 U17 in 2021
300m –SX 4 ZICO JONES U17 1st (36.63)
800m –SX 2 DINA SILVERMAN U15 2nd (2:23.41)

LOUGHBOROUGH INDOOR MEETING Took place at Loughborough on 11-12 December.
60m –SM C EDSON GOMES 1st (PB 7.09) taking .11 of a second off his 2017 time, H3 EDSON finished 1st (7.15), H8 DAVID BROOKS U20 5th (7.90)
60m –SW A HANNAH FOSTER U20 4th (7.85), SELINA HENDERSON 5th (7.98), C VANESSA ANSUAA U20 2nd (PB 8.22) taking .12 of a second off her 2019 time, E ARIANA GOMES 5th (PB 8.80) taking .12 of a second off her 2019 time, H1 HANNAH finished 3rd (PB 7.8) taking .03 of a second off her 2020 time, SELINA finished 4th (SB 7.9) taking .08 of a second off her SW A time, H4 VANESSA finished 1st (8.25), H5 ARIANA finished 5th (8.88)
Long Jump –SM DAVID BROOKS U20 10th (5.14m)

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Aberystwyth on 11 December.
JOHN DRYDEN V70 63rd (35.03) this was his 148th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Blandford on 11 December.
HUGH RICHARDS V75 63rd (31.09) this was his 165th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Canons Park on 11 December.
LAUREN MALTZ U13 45th (28.52) this was her 22nd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Hackney Marshes on 11 December.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 181st (31.05) this was his 224th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Jersey on 11 December.
CLIFF GOLDING V65 64th (24.59) this was his 103rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Oak Hill on 11 December.
DAVID GREENSTEIN V55 18th (20.43) this was his 86th Parkrun, STUART SINGER V60 25th (21.39) this was his 311th Parkrun, BRADLEY SINGER 43rd (22.56) this was his 157th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Rushcliffe on 11 December.
NIALL CARNEY 7th (18.53) this was his 5th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Stevenage on 11 December.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 151st (30.44) this was his 205th Parkrun

MIDLAND WOMENS LEAGUE DIVISION 2 Took place at Stratford- upon – Avon on 4 December.
Senior Women (4000m)INDIRA PATEL U20 (Loughborough Students) 5th (24.45), EMILY HATHAWAY U20 (Birmingham University) 34th (28.06)

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY 16 DECEMBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 12 JANUARY – 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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BOXING DAY BONANZA RUN – NOW takes place on Monday 27 December at StoneX Stadium and Starts at 11.00, issuing of numbers, refreshments and prize giving takes place in the Indoor Track area. Distance 2 miles, 1 mile for Under 11 and £2 entry fee. See SBH Flyer for full information – Boxing Day (Monday 27 December) Poster

LEE VALLEY NEW YEAR OPEN INDOOR MEETING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 2 January all age-groups including U13s.
Provisional Timetable 10.30 60m, 11.45 300m, 12.15 800m, 13.15 200m, 14.15 400m
To enter please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Saturday 25 December or once they have reached full capacity
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

MIDDLESEX CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 8 January at Greenford.
The race headquarters is The Tir Chonail Gaelic Sports Club, at the end of Berkeley Avenue, Greenford (Satnav UB6 0NZ). Directions – turn off Greenford Road (A4127), opposite the entrance to the Glaxo Factory. The playing fields are at the end of Berkeley Avenue.
Car parking spaces is limited and we had considerable problems with too many cars when we were last there in 2019. If you can share cars please, also do not park on the areas marked out for the course.
Start Times 11.15am U11 Boys (1500m), 11.20am U11 Girls (1500m), 11.30am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.35am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.55am U15 Boys (4000m), 12.00noon U15 Girls (4000m), 12.25pm U17 and U20 Women (6000m), 12.55pm U17 Men and U20 Men (6000m), 1.00pm Senior Women (8000m), 1.45pm Senior Men (12000m).
Entries Close Wednesday 29 December
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager 

HERTFORDSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 9 January at Stanborough Lakes (South End), Welwyn Garden City.
Start Times 11.00am U11 Girls (1900m), 11.10am U11 Boys (1900m), 11.20am U13 Girls (29000m), 11.30am U13 Boys (2900m), 11.45am U15 Boys & Girls (4800m), 12.05pm U17 Men and Women, U20 Women (6150m), 12.30pm U20 Men & Senior Women (8000m), 1.15pm Senior Men (11250m).
Entries Close Friday 17 December
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

PROFILE ON DAVE THOMSON – DAVE joined Shaftesbury in July 1978 aged 18. DAVE and his wife SHARON live in Mundesley, Norfolk with their two girls ISLA (12) and SOPHIA (7).

When I left school in 1978 I joined Barclays Bank who were brilliant in allowing me time off to train and race and in those days, there was a full schedule of inter bank events. I was in a Barclays team with MIKE FROMANT and JONATHAN RICHARDS so we were quite successful. In 1985, DAVE BEDFORD was looking for an assistant on the events side of the IAC and I spent 2 brilliant years working on the Coca Cola meeting at Crystal Palace, the cross country at Alexander Palace and the Gaymers City Centre Road Race series.

This introduced me to the world of event planning and management and to my near 30 year career at Wembley. Starting in 1987 at the Conference Centre planning and managing small conferences and quickly progressing to much larger events in the exhibition halls, and sell out events in Wembley Arena and the old Wembley Stadium. The late 80’s and early 90’s was an amazing time to work across all the Venues and whilst things changed with the sale of the Stadium to the FA in 1999 many of the same staff stayed involved across the estate and Quintain bought the other buildings in 2002. They then started their development programme resulting in the incredible change you see there today. The Stadium was redeveloped and opened again in May 2007 at which point the FA asked me to move across to them to head up their Event and Venue management teams. I spent the next 7 years in this role and on the Board of the new Stadium as we established the event programme before a complete change of management led to my redundancy and a fresh start running my one man Management Consultancy with an initial year long contract at the London Olympic Stadium, leading the teams in getting it out of transformation into operation for the Rugby World Cup before taking it back into final transformation ahead of West Ham occupancy.

We then relocated from Bricket Wood in Hertfordshire to the coast of Norfolk in February 2016 where the plan was semi retirement and spending time with my girls growing up by the seaside……. It hasn’t quite worked out that way as I became involved as joint founder in 2 private higher education institutions and after 4 years in the planning, the first of these has just launched! We will have our first intakes to our Campus at the London Olympic Velodrome in September 2022. Our institutions focus on the business of esports and the second one will focus on the business of sport.

Check out the first of these here: https://youtu.be/jTI2DPfNXCE  /  www.collegeofesports.ac.uk

Best moment in sport – probably winning on my Scottish steeplechase debut in Luxembourg, circa 1982, but I have so many brilliant memories from my running career at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School in Amersham and then with Shaftesbury from British League trips, Gold Cup finals, indoor and outdoor Championships, foreign trips to Vanves and other races across France. Even our high intensity training sessions under the watchful eye of BOB PARKER were enjoyable in their own way. We had a great group of runners training out of Bannister track in Harrow.
Worst moment – crashing into the water jump barrier in the Scottish track champs and being bandaged head to foot at the trackside by a very concerned elderly St John’s volunteer.
Favourite Country – New Zealand. I’ve been lucky enough to visit twice.
Favourite City – London and Paris are up there but San Francisco sticks in my memory as vibrant and colourful.
Favourite Food/Snack – home made Lasagne, profiteroles and millionaires shortbread.
Music/Artist – Musically I’m pretty well stuck back in the 70’s/80’s but listen to all sorts from classical to pop and rock. Donna Summer I Feel Love, Joan Armatrading Love and Affection and Spandau True all stand out for various reasons but many of the bands back then appear on my playlists – 10cc, Roxy Music, Carpenters, Wham, Fleetwood Mac, ELO, Beach Boys, Springsteen, Elton, Wings etc etc.
Favourite Film – I’m not one to watch films time and time again but like anything funny or thriller.
Hobbies – golf principally but like to cycle around the Norfolk lanes in Spring and Summer. Not so much fun in Winter!
Dislikes – Anti social behaviour, reckless drivers and cauliflower!
Likes – Animals and dogs in particular. Cars. The quiet village walk to and from school with my girls.

Photograph is of the 1991 12 Stage Road Relay at Sutton Coldfield, sent to me by DAVE BRADLEY.
From left to right – standing KATH and TONY SUNDERLAND, DAVE who was supporting the team on the day, ANDY KELLEHER, NICK SMITH, team manager SIMON KEENE, yours truly, STEVE MCHUGH – kneeling DOMINIC BANNISTER with DAVE’S dog RIA, JAMIE GODDEN, GRAHAM GETTY with his son ROLAND, behind him is HAROLD ASHTON, MARK MOUGHTON and KIRK DUMPLETON.

In 1991 the SBH finished in 2nd place (4:05.57) to Tipton Harriers (4:04.13). Tipton went on to win it in 1992, which was their 7th win in the past 9 years. In 1993 it was that outstanding win by SBH. Myself and a few others spent the day running around the course, cheering on the team, until the 10th leg had just started. We had then decided to watch the race from ‘Keepers Pool’ where there must have been some 500 people packed along the course. The leader came through with Salford Harriers leading, ANDREW KELLEGHER had a somewhat indifferent run, and finished Leg 10, 91 seconds behind Salford Harriers in 5th place. On Leg 11 (5 miles 706 yards) was JOHN SHERBAN, who had just come back from altitude training in New Mexico. On reaching ‘Keepers Pool’ there were whispers going around, that JOHN had just moved up in to 2nd place at the halfway mark, it seemed an eternity before the runners reached us, and as the noise got louder and louder JOHN appeared with 2nd runner nowhere in sight, he cruised the final 1k to handover a 41 second lead to STEVE GOSS.

DUBLIN BRINGS EUROPEAN CROSS DELIGHT The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph of JAKOB INGEBRIGTSEN by MARK SHEARMAN

Irish capital puts on a stunning show as Norwegians take senior honours but Britain top the medal table following a string of outstanding performances. For athletics fans the European Cross Country Championships always represents a pre-Christmas highlight but there was a real festive treat hiding behind the 12th day of the advent calendar this year. The 27th edition of this showpiece proved to be one of the very best in its history as the superb venue at the Sport Ireland Campus on the outskirts of Dublin, the sizeable crowds and the top class racing on show all combined to produce a day to remember.

Norway took the individual honours in the final two events on the schedule – the senior men’s and women’s races – thanks to Olympic 1500m champion JAKOB INGEBRIGTSEN and KAROLINE BJERKELI GROVDAL, but it was Great Britain who finished top of the medals table after striking gold five times. There were champions to celebrate in the form of MEGAN KEITH and CHARLES HICKS, while the men’s under-20, senior women and mixed relay line-ups all finished first, too. JAKOB INGEBRIGTSEN says not much has changed since he won 1500m gold in Tokyo this summer. “I’ve always felt like an Olympic champion,” smiled the Norwegian superstar, and there was a familiar outcome for him when it comes to the Euro Cross as he won his fifth consecutive title by claiming senior men’s gold. The 21-year-old won four under-20 golds from 2016-2019 and, following last year’s postponement of the championships, moved up to the senior ranks as he bypassed the under-23 category completely. As has become tradition, he produced another command performance and had the rest of the field playing to his tune. INGEBRIGTSEN doesn’t so much demolish his opponents as grind them into submission. For someone who runs so quickly, there is nothing rushed about him and he was content to bid his time before working up towards a lead group which contained defending champion ARAS KAYA of Turkey, Frenchman JIMMY GRESSIER and Italian YEMAN CRIPPA. With CRIPPA stepping off due to what looked like a stitch and GRESSIER unable to keep pace, it came down to a duel between INGEBRIGTSEN and KAYA, with the pair going toe to toe as they entered the final 1500m lap. It was the younger athlete who simply glided away over the increasingly sticky turf, though, as he covered the 10,000m course in (30:15), enjoying a winning margin of 14 seconds. The 2019 under-23 champion GRESSIER hung on for third in (30:34).

Liverpool trials winner JACK ROWE was the first Briton over the line, in 18th, closely followed by ANDY BUTCHART and JAMIE CROWE in 23rd and 24th respectively. There would be no team prize for the 2019 champions, as France took gold, Spain silver and Norway bronze. “It felt really good, but I have to admit 10km is not the best distance for me,”said INGEBRIGTSEN, who completed a year in which he also took European Indoor gold over 1500m and 3000m. “At the same time we do a lot similar training to these sort of races, but you are always thinking worst case scenario. There is a lot of mud here, it is a tough race, a long race with a lot of good competitors this year. I felt like I ran with a pretty good feeling throughout. The crowd was crazy and they really helped us.”

There was a similarly impressive performance from KAROLINE BJERKELI GROVDAL, who had been locked in battle for much of the race with German KONSTANZE KLOSTERHALFEN and Sweden’s MERAF BAHTA. However, she saw off her foes impressively and took European Cross gold for the second time in her career, having won the under-20 race the last time Dublin staged these championships 12 years ago. GROVDAL won by 10 seconds from BAHTA over the 8000m race in (26:34), while German ALINA REH moved through for bronze and JESS JUDD just missed out on an individual medal but led the British team to gold with fourth place in (27:01). JENNY NESBITT, JESSICA GIBBEN and ABBIE DONNELLY all packed well in 10th, 11th and 12th respectively while Germany took silver and Sweden bronze. “I have won so many bronze and silver medals at European level – both on the track and in cross country – so for me to take the gold today means a lot,” said the 31-year-old GROVDAL. “I am so happy for having been able to do that. It was a really tough and strong field, with so many good athletes on the starting line, so it is extra special to win gold. It was not only until the last lap that I realised that I would be able to take the win. Dublin has been good to me.”

Since the event’s introduction into the programme in 2017, Great Britain have won all but one of the mixed 4x1500m relay contests at the European Cross Country Championships. ALEX BELL has been on the team for three of those races and it was here where she made a stunning impact. The plan had been for HANNAH NUTTALL on leg one and LUKE DUFFY on leg two to keep the team in contention before Olympic 800m finalist BELL would “do some damage” and that is exactly how the race played out. DUFFY handed over to BELL in seventh place but, by the time of the final handover, she had flown to the front and placed BEN WEST at the head of affairs. He got the job done as the team clocked (18:01) to win by four seconds from France, with Belgium a close third. “I am so happy for this team, to win gold is a great achievement for this young squad,’ said BELL. “Everyone played their part in making this happen today so I’m very proud of them.”

In the women’s under-23 race, Italian NADIA BATTOCLETTI won her third successive European Cross gold, following up her under-20 wins in 2018 and 2019 with another victory. Britain’s AMELIA QUIRK made the early running before she was joined by Slovenia’s KLARA LUKAN, with Ireland’s SARAH HEALY also in the mix. However, Frenchwoman MANON TRAPP hit the front at the bell before BATTOCLETTI moved up from fourth and into a lead she would not relinquish. Italy’s European under-23 5000m champion held off LUKAN and the fast-finishing Portuguese MARIANA MACHADO to win the 6000m race by four seconds in (20:32). It gave Italy team gold ahead of France, while Britain took team bronze after a ninth place finish for IZZY FRY, with QUIRK 12th and CARI HUGHES 16th.

There is much excitement building around the potential of MEGAN KEITH and you could understand why after the brilliant performance which brought her women’s under-20 gold in Dublin. After the lead kept changing hands between the Briton and German EMMA HECKEL, an uphill charge on the final lap from Keith proved decisive and the Liverpool trials winner held on to first place, coming home over the 4000m course in 13:41 to win by three seconds from Norway’s INGEBORG OSTGARD HECKEL had to settle for third place in 13:46. “I feel incredible – I am in shock,” said KEITH, who was third in the British Junior Athlete of the Year category in the 2021 AW Readers’ Choice Awards. “I don’t know what has just happened. I am really happy. “I am from Scotland, so I am used to with the hills. I knew this would play in my favour, so I tried to capitalise on that. My crazy dream was to be on a path that I might be in the mix for a medal, but didn’t think I could win the whole thing. It is mental!” “It was amazing when I crossed the line. I don’t think I’ve ever run so quickly to a finish line in my life. Now was the time to do it!” KEITH, along with 14th-placed ELLEN WEIR and 17th-placed PHOEBE ANDERSON, took Britain to team bronze, behind gold medallists Germany and silver winners Spain.

INDOOR FIXTURES 2022 – I have just received the following indoor fixtures for the Lee Valley Athletic Centre for January to March 2022.
January – 2 New Year Open Meeting, 8 Minithon, 9 Befit Open Meeting, 15-16 Southern U13/U15/U17 Championships, 22-23 London U20/Senior Games, 26 AOC Sport Indoor Championships, 29-30 London U13/U15/U17 Games.
February – 5-6 Southern U20/Senior Championships, 9 BMC Meeting, 12-13 Essex and Eastern Championships, 16 Middle Distance Open Meeting, 19 Bruce Longdon Sprint Hurdles Open Meeting.
March – 5-6 British Masters Championships, 12 Christine Bloomfield U13/U15 Open Meeting, 13 England Masters Championships, 19-20 Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Kent Championships, 26 Minithon.

Other indoor fixtures – 8-9 January England Athletics U20/Senior Combined Events Championships in Sheffield, 12-13 February England Athletics U15/U17/U20 Championships in Sheffield, 12-13 March England Athletics U15/U17 Combined Events Championships in Sheffield, 18-2- March World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia

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/

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 2020 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 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 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 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.

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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.

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ALAN WELLER – SBH NEWSLETTER EDITOR AND WEBSITE MANAGER




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 9 December 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 9 December to Joshua Allen-Xuereb, Elina Bulman, Thomas Cadwallader, Eva Camilleri, Alexa Eichelmann, Charles Edu, Keelan Farrell, Eli Freich, Gabriel Gayle, George Harrison, Nicole McGovern, John Kelly, Anabelle Panwar, Max Panwar, Jazz Sears, Cameron Sharpe, Emma Taylor, Dan Watts and Glen Watts

RECENT NEW MEMBERS – We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to EDWARD PASCAL and DENNYS PASCAL

BOXING DAY BONANZA RUN – NOW takes place on Monday 27 December at StoneX Stadium. See SBH Flyer for full information – Boxing Day (Monday 27 December) Poster

UK ATHLETICS ATHLETES’ COMMISSION – Congratulations to COLUMBA BLANGO who is one of seven who have been elected to the commission. The new members will serve an initial two-year term and join NATHAN DOUGLAS, ADAM GEMILI, STEPH TWELL and VANESSA WALLACE.

SBH TECHNICAL OFFICIALS – Congratulations to the following SBH Technical Officials, who have selected for National Duties during the 2022 Indoor Season.
SUE SMITH, Field Referee at the England Age Group Championships in Sheffield on 12-13 February, and Field Judge at the British Championships in Birmingham on 25-27 February.
STEVE MARSHALL, Technical Manager at the British Championships in Birmingham on 25-27 February.
GERALD ALTERMAN, Chief Starter’s Assistant at England Age Group Combined Events Championships in Sheffield on 12-13 March.

SOUTHERN INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place this 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 this 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

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 30 NOVEMBER 2021 – Was held last Tuesday 30 November in the East Stand 100 Club at the StoneX Stadium. Presented by Club Chainman JOHN KELLY, General Secretary PHILIP CUNNINGHAM, Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS and Clerk DAVE BRADLEY.
On behalf of myself ALAN WELLER, it was so good to meet many of our athletes, coaches etc, who have featured in this year’s SBH Weekly Newsletter’s, especially after last year when the AGM was held on zoom.

The meeting was opened by Club Chairman JOHN KELLY, who welcomed the many attendees, which included our athletes, coaches and parents. JOHN also read out and asked for any apologies of absence.
The first item on the Agenda was – Minutes of the 30 September 2021 AGM, in which there were no comments on these.
Item 3 – Matters arising, in which there were none.
Item 4 – Annual Report for the year ended 30 September 2021, in which Club Secretary PHILIP CUNNINGHAM gave a brief insight into the report.
This year has been a testing year, especially with all the Covid-19 regulations. But credit must be given to the various track and field leagues, the National Athletic League, Eastern Young Athletes League and the Middlesex Young Athletes League all took place, and were supported by our athletes and officials. Shaftesbury also promoted the four London Inter Club Challenge fixtures, in which our organisation skills were tested to the full, each fixture was supported by our officials and many SBH athletes, and overall they were an outstanding success. Finally, it was the year of the Olympics and Para-Olympics in Tokyo, and the club had 6 athletes competing.
The annual report was then proposed by GERALD ALTERMAN and seconded by JEREMY DEMPSEY
Item 5 – Accounts and the Treasurers report for the year ended 30 September 2021, in which Club Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS gave a roundup of the accounts, and overall it shows the club has a healthy bank balance at the end of September 2021. Appreciation was given to CLYDE GORDON who produced and verified the accounts.
The accounts were then proposed by JOHN KELLY and seconded by ALAN WELLER
Item 6 – Election of Officers, in which Club Chairman JOHN KELLY put forward the list, and highlighted that we now have a full complement of 8 council members. One item brought up was the new role within the club – Social Media, GEOFF MORPHITIS emphasised that the current social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc within the club requires revamping. DANIEL REES who is a current 400m Hurdler with the club, has taken on this role.
Item 7 – Election of Vice-Presidents, in which the list was accepted en-bloc.
Item 8 – Election of Life-Members, JOHN KELLY stated that there is a proposal from the Executive for the election of NEELAM KADERBHOY as life-member. GEOFF MORPHITIS outlined NEELAM’S time with Shaftesbury. NEELAM joined Shaftesbury 37 years ago, and was an accomplished track runner, and eventually found her niche on the road. In the past years NEELAM has turned to coaching and had a squad of our Young Athletes, also took on the role of team manager of our Middlesex Young Athletes League team. Most of you are aware that this time last year NEELAM was diagnosed with cancer, but as we all know NEELAM is a fighter and 12 months on she has shown considerable improvement, and currently in a home in Watford. NEELAM is regularly in contact with many of you on WhatsApp, and regularly receives visits from her friends at the club. NEELAM was duly elected as a life-member
There being no other business, the AGM closed at 8.10pm.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS BEST PERFORMANCE TRACK AND FIELD AWARDS 2021 – Took place on Tuesday 30 November at the Stonex Stadium, East Stand 100 Club, following the Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Annual General Meeting. There were no Cross Country Awards for the 2020/21 season due to Covid-19.
The presentation of awards was introduced by GEOFF MORPHITIS who ran through the 2021 highlights of each winner, Club President GEOFF WILLIAMS presented the award to each winner, and JEREMY SOTHCOTT took the photographs.

Link to the 2021 track and field award winners photographs – Photographs of SBH Award Winners 2021, Taken at SBH AGM on 30 November     If you want a copy of a photograph, please contact me at  alanweller111@gmail.com  and i will send you a PDF.

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 – but increase to £16 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022. The total is £65 – but increase to £66 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022, 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

CROSS COUNTRY CLUB CHAMPIONSCongratulations to the first of this season’s winners, which took place last Saturday 4 December at Uxbridge.
Under 20 Men ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN
5 Miles Senior Men DANIEL NICHOLLS
Masters Men 40+ ROBERT RIGBY

Link to current list dated 4 December 2021 Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Club Championship Winners 2021-2022 Updated 04-12-21

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUEThe third fixture of five took place last Saturday 4 December at the Hillingdon Sports Centre, Uxbridge.
The day started with our Under 11s, in which BEN KASPAR finished 5th and JASMYN PERRING finishing 17th. The Boys team who were 2nd at Welwyn, finished in 3rd place, and overall the have moved up from 4th to 3rd place, the Girls who were 7th at Welwyn slipped to 12th place. Following on was the Under 13 Boys, with a team of 6 runners, dominated the race, yet again winning the race, and now hold a 35 point lead overall over Woodford Green and Essex Ladies, EUAN PHILLIPS, PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN and ARTHUR PHILLIPS,finished 3rd, 4th and 10th respectively. Under 13 Girls race, POSIE SHAW in her 13th consecutive race, after finishing 4th and 2nd in the first two fixtures, finished in 1st place, the team with ERIN GIBLIN and NYAH CAMPBELL-CAINE improved their overall position from 6th to 3rd place. The Under 15 Boys/Under 17 Men had ABDIRAHIM HAMUD U17 running his first race of the season, and what a race, he was given 1st place over the Welwyn winner with both of them given the same time, the team with MAX WINFIELD and SPIKE BLAKE finishing 5th and 7th respectively. dominated the race winning by some25 points, and hold a lead overall of 104 points. The Under 15 Girls/Under 17 Women were still struggling with numbers, MYA MAIRS-INGRAM and ASHA HORBACKI finishing 34th and 39th respectively, with the team slipping from 10th to 12th overall. The Senior Men had 13 runners, with ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN U20 finishing in 47th place to secure the Under 20 Club Championship, DANIEL NICHOLLS won the Senior Men’s 5 Mile Club Championship and ROBERT RIGBY V60 won the Masters Men’s 40+ Club Championship, the team improved their 12th place overall, moving up to 11th place, also our Veterans team who had 8 runners, moved up from 6th to 5th place overall. Finally, the Senior Women team struggled with numbers again, with CHARLENE JACOBS-CONRADIE V40 finishing in 14th place, the team who finished 5th at Welwyn, slipped one place to 6th place overall.
The next fixture is on 15 January at Wormwood Scrubs, so put it in your diary now.

Under 11 Boys (Team 4 to score) – BEN KASPAR 5th (7.42 1st 9 year-old), EDDIE PASCAL 13th (8.17), PRINCE-MOSES JOHN 15th (8.28), the 10 year-old winner was Jack Hayward of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (7.21) 39 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (107 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (96), 3rd SBH (84) 14 teams finished
Team Result After 3 Fixtures – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (369 points), 2nd London Heathside (284), 3rd SBH (246), 14th SBH ‘B’ (50) 20 teams finished

Under 11 Girls (Team 4 to score) – JASMYN PERRIN 17th (9.48), the winner was Quinn Bookless of Cookham (8.02) 27 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (85 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (28), 3rd Cookham (25), 12th SBH (9), 14 teams finished
Team Result After 3 Fixtures – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (293 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (165), 3rd Enfield & Haringey and Trent Park (105), 6th SBH (85), 17th SBH ‘B’ (5) 17 teams finished

Under 13 Boys (Team 4 to score) – EUAN PHILLIPS 3rd (11.29), PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN 4th (11.34), ARTHUR PHILLIPS 10th (12.24), LADDIE SHAW 18th (13.11), BARNEY MALLADINE 29th (14.04), JACK REDFORD 36th (14.52), the winner was Daniel Jells of St Mary’s Richmond (11.24) 46 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st SBH (153 points), 2nd Hillingdon (151), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (141), 12th SBH ‘B’ (29) 18 teams finished
Team Result After 3 Fixtures – 1st SBH (425 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (390), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (231), 8th SBH ‘B’ (134) 22 teams finished

Under 13 Girls (Team 4 to score) – POSIE SHAW 1st (12.25), ERIN GIBLIN 18th (14.15), NYAH CAMPBELL-CAINE 19th (14.19) 39 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st London Heathside (131 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (95), 3rd SBH (82) 14 teams finished
Team Result After 3 Fixtures – 1st London Heathside (431 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (419), 3rd SBH (256), 19th SBH ‘B’ (9) 20 teams finished

Under 15 Boys/Under 17 Men (Team 4 to score) – ABDIRAHIM HAMUD U17 1st (12.56), MAX WINFIELD U17 5th (13.46), SPIKE BLAKE U17 7th (13.57), ANTONIO CONRADIE U17 27th (15.30), DANIEL BANYARD U17 33rd (16.45), AUSTIN WARD U15 40th (16.08), TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE U15 45th (16.16), SAMUEL BORDOLEY U15 51st (16.37), LOUIS PELTA U17 57th (16.56), MAX CAROLAN-BOSS U15 77th (18.15) the winner of U15 race was Charlie Brook of St Mary’s Richmond (14.11) 79 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st SBH (280 points), 2nd London Heathside (255),3rd Herts Phoenix (244), 10th SBH ‘B’ (151), 21st SBH ‘C’ (27) 24 teams finished
Team Result After 3 Fixtures – 1st SBH (961 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (857), 3rd Herts Phoenix (847), 7th SBH ‘B’ (639), 21st SBH ‘C’ (198) 31 teams finished

Under 15 Girls/Under 17 Women (Team 4 to score) – MYA MAIRS-INGRAM U15 34th (18.06), ASHA HORBACKI U17 39th (18.54), the winner of U15 race was Adela Svihaikova of Thames Valley Harriers (15.22) and U17 race was Sophia Latham of Harrow (15.48) 57 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Thames Valley Harriers (193 points), 2nd Cookham (152), 3rd London Heathside (152), 14th SBH (41) 18 teams finished
Team Result After 3 Fixtures – 1st Thames Valley Harriers (524 points), 2nd London Heathside (495), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (455), 12th SBH (202), 24th SBH ‘B’ (25) 25 teams finished

Senior Men (Senior Team 12 to score, Veteran Team 5 to score) – ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN U20 47th (28.43), DYLAN MICHEL U20 82nd (29.50), ROBERT RIGBY V60 151st (32.13 2nd V60), DANIEL NICHOLLS 158th (32.28), MARK COTTLE 170th (33.05), JONNY SHAW V50 178th (33.24), TIM UNDERHILL V50 242nd (35.48), LENARD MICHEL V50 246th (35.51), DAVID GREENSTEIN V55 253rd (36.00), BARRY HAWS V45 260th (36.25), DANNY DIGWEED 276th (36.57), PAUL MACCARTHY V55 277th (36.58), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V55 364th (44.22) the winner was Jacob Allen of Highgate Harriers (25.21) 376 runners finished.
Team Result – Division 1 – 1st Highgate Harriers (1542 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (1386), 3rd London Heathside (1148), 11th SBH (410) 12 teams finished – Veterans Division 2 – 1st Harrow (231 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (188), 3rd Ealing Eagles (173), 4th SBH (155) 12 teams finished
Team Result After 3 Fixtures – Division 1 – 1st Highgate Harriers (4641 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (3822), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (3189), 11th SBH (1274) – Veterans Division 2 – 1st Harrow (700 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (671), 3rd Ealing Eagles (545), 5th SBH (470)

Senior Women (Senior Team 5 to score, Veteran Team 4 to score) – CHARLENE JACOBS-CONRADIE V40 14th (32.18 1st V40), ELANA RONCATI U20 60th (36.13), the winner was Beth Hawling of London Heathside (28.44) 182 runners finished.
Team Result – Division 1 – 1st Thames Valley Harriers (368 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (329), 3rd London Heathside (291) 12 teams finished – Division 2 – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (192 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (160), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets ‘C’ (117), 6th SBH (84) 12 teams finished
Team Result After 3 Fixtures – Division 1 – 1st London Heathside (1018 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (867), 3rd Highgate Harriers (791) – Division 2 – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (729 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (669), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets ‘C’ (613), 6th SBH (395)

Howard Williams Trophy (Juniors) – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (8 Wins, 99.5 points), 2nd London Heathside (1, 92), 3rd SBH (4, 89)
Howard Williams Trophy (Seniors) – 1st Highgate Harriers (3 Wins, 48 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (0, 48), 3rd London Heathside (2, 47), 11th SBH (0, 29)

Link to the Start Fitness Metropolitan League results – https://www.metleague.run/results/ now select ‘Read More’ on Race 3, now select ‘Spreadsheet Results Link’

THESE ARE THE SBH ATHLETES CURRENT CONSECUTIVE RACES, FOLLOWING THE WELWYN GARDEN CITY FIXTURE ON 13 NOVEMBER
(23) PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 & V55
(13) POSIE SHAW U11 & U13
(11) ARTHUR PHILLIPS U11 & U13
(8) ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN U17 & U20
(7) DANNY DIGWEED
(5) DANIEL BANYARD U15 & U17, DYLAN MICHEL U17 & U20, LADDIE SHAW U11 & U13
(3) PRINCE-MOSES JOHN U11, PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN U13, EUAN PHILLIPS U13, SPIKE BLAKE U17, LOUIS PELTA U17, CHARLENE JACOB-CONRADIE V40, MARK COTTLE SM, DAVID GREENSTEIN V55, PAUL  MACCARTHY V55, DANIEL NICHOLLS SM, JONNY SHAW V50 and TIM UNDERHILL V50
(2) EDDIE PASCAL U11, JASMYN PERRIN U11, NYAH CAMPBELL-CAINE U13, ERIN GIBLIN U13, SAMUEL BORDOLEY U15, MAX CAROLAN-BOSS U15, TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE U15, AUSTIN WARD U15, ROBERT RIGBY V60

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 BoysBEN KASPAR (16 points), EDDIE PASCAL (13) and XANDER REESE (8) – Under 13 Boys – ARTHUR PHILLIPS (22 points), EUAN PHILLIPS (21) and PRINCE-VICTORUS JOHN (20) – Under 15 Boys – THOMAS CADWALLADER (16 points), TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE (14) JACOB CLEMENT and AUSTIN WARD (13) – Under 17 Men – SPIKE BLAKE (16 points) LEO RONCARATI (15 points), JOSHUA FISHER and MAX WINFIELD (13) – Under 20 Men – ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN (24 points), DYLAN MICHEL (21), JONATHAN BOARDMAN and FINN MACCARTHY (6) – Senior Men – DANIEL NICHOLLS (35 points), MARK COTTLE (32), DANNY DIGWEED (29) – Masters Men 40-49 – PAUL LEWIS and BARRY HAWS (8 points) – Masters Men 50-59 – JONNY SHAW (24 points), TIM UNDERHILL (19) and DAVID GREENSTEIN (17) – Masters Men 60-69 – ROBERT RIGBY (16 points)
Under 11 GirlsVERA DOUDKA (15 points), JASMYN PERRIN (14) and MARISSA ELLIS BELL (8) – Under 13 Girls – POSIE SHAW (24 points), ERIN GIBLIN (14), NYAH CAMPBELL-CAINE (12) – Under 15 Girls – MYA MAIRS-INGRAM (16 points), ASHANI PERERA (8 points) and GRACIE ROSENBLATT (7) – Under 17 Women – LUISA STAAB (16 points), ASHA HORBACKI (15) and LILI FOWKES-GAJAN (7) – Under 20 Women – NATASHA TANNER and ELENA RONCARATI (8 points) – Senior Women – ELANA DIMMER (16 points) – Masters Women 40-49 – CHARLENE JACOBS-CONRADIE V40 (24 points)

Link to the Men/Women Winter Points tables updated up to the 4 December – Mens 2021-2022 Points Tables Updated 04-12-21   Womens 2021-2022 Points Tables Updated 04-12-21

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The third fixture of five took place at Trent Park on 27 November.
BRIAN FOWLER had fractured right arm at Trent Park which left his right arm encased in a heavy lump of plaster, thus one finger typing with left hand has taken a long time and has been carried out in gentle stages. Regarding the results, we are still awaiting the overall team positions after 3 fixtures.

Another excellent day for Shaftesbury, starting with the Under 11 Boys with BEN KASPAR winning the race and XANDER REESE finishing 2nd, the team packed well to win the team race by 12 points. The Under 11 Girls with VERA DOUDKO and JASMYN PERRIN finishing 15th and 18th respectively, with the team finishing in 3rd place. The Under 13 Boys team made it 3 wins out of 3 for the season, we had 4 finishers in the first 13, EUAN PHILLIPS, PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN, KEEYAN SHAH and ARTHUR PHILLIPS finished 1st, 2nd, 8th and 13th respectively. The Under 13 Girls had NYAH CAMPBELL-CAINE and ERIN GIBLIN who finished 5th and 6th respectively, which gave them a 2nd place in the team result. In the Under 15 Boys and Girls races, TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE finished 16th, SAMUEL BORDOLEY 24th and PHOEBE MUSIC 24th.
The next fixture is on 5 February at Harrow, so put it in your diary now.

Under 11 Boys (2000m) BEN KASPAR U11 1st (8.23), XANDER REESE U11 7th (9.08), EDWARDS PASCAL U11 18th (9.51), PRINCE-MOSES JOHN U11 20th (9.55), DENNYS PASCAL U11 21st (9.58), J DAY U11 29th (10.33), L BIRD U11 30th (10.35), G DOMINIC U11 42nd (11.57), H NINCOVIC U11 43rd (12.08), A KEARNS U11 46th (12.21), T NINCOVIC U11 56th (15.31) 57 runners finished
Team Result – 1st SBH (37 points), 2nd London Heathside (49), 3rd Ealing, Southall and Middlesex (65), 4th SBH ‘B’ (93), 12th SBH ‘C’ (154) 14 teams finished 

Under 11 Girls (2000m)VERA DOUDKO U11 15th (11.11), JASMYN PERRIN U11 19th (11.37), F KEENE U11 20th (11.41), ELLIE SHAW U11 25th (12.01), E BACHLER U11 29th (12.52), E SCHWARZ U11 36th (14.51), the winner was A Weidner of Dacorum & Tring (9.26) 39 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Trent Park (37 points), 2nd Dacorum & Tring (50), 3rd SBH (55) 9 teams finished 

Under 13 Boys (3000m)EUAN PHILLIPS U13 1st (12.16), PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN U13 2nd (12.28), KEEYAN SHAH U13 8th (12.58), ARTHUR PHILLIPS U13 13th (13.17), CHARLIE CUTLER U13 20th (13.54), JACK REDFORD U13 43rd (17.32) 48 runners finished
Team Result – 1st SBH (24 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall and Middlesex (59), 3rd Cookham (64) 10 teams finished 

Under 13 Girls (3000m)NYAH CAMPBELL-CAINE U13 5th (14.42), ERIN GIBLIN U13 6th (14.44), the winner was Jasmine Hall of Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (13.21), 25 runners finished
Team Result – 1st London Heathside (22 points), 2nd SBH (45), 3rd Ealing, Southall and Middlesex (56) 8 teams finished 

Under 15 Boys (4000m)TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE U15 16th (18.07), SAMUEL BORDOLEY U15 24th (18.47), the winner was Cameron McConnon of Thames Valley Harriers (16.06), 29 runners finished
Team Result – 1st London Heathside (23 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (54), 3rd Highgate Harriers (74), 9th SBH (112) 11 teams finished 

Under 15 Girls (4000m)PHOEBE MUSIC U15 24th (22.07),the winner was A Suyhalkova of Thames Valley Harriers (17.11), 32 runners finished
Team Result – 1st London Heathside (19 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (27), 3rd Cookham (53), 10th SBH (11210 teams finished 

Under 17 Men (5000m)No SBH Runner, the winner was Jack Bailey of Highgate Harriers (17.56), 22 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Trent Park (22 points), 2nd London Heathside (39), 3rd Barnet & District (52) 6 teams finished 

Under 17 Women (5000m)No SBH Runner, the winner was G Milnes of Dacorum & Tring (19.51), 17 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Dacorum & Tring (13 points), 2nd Bernet & District (49), 3rd Trent Park (55) 6 teams finished 

CURRENT CONSECUTIVE RACES – (4) ARTHUR PHILLIPS U13, (3) VERA DOUDKO U11, JASMYN PERRIN U11, PRINCE-MOSES JOHN U11, PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN U13, EUAN PHILLIPS U13PHOEBE MUSIC U15, (2) NYAH CAMPBELL-CAINE U13, ERIN GIBLIN U13, JACK REDFORD U13, KEEYAN SHAW U13, TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE U15

LEE VALLEY DECEMBER OPEN INDOOR MEETING Took place at Lee Valley on 5 December.
60m – SM 1.9 ASHER ESCOBAR U15 7th (PB 8.76) taking .31 of a second off his 2020 time, 2.3 ASHER ESCOBAR U15 3rd (PB 8.76) as SM 1.9
60m – M50 1.1 GARY SMITH V50 (2nd Claim) 1st (8.70), 2.1 GARY SMITH V50 (2nd Claim) 1st (PB 8.68) taking .01 of a second off his 4 December time, and is ranked UK No.3 V50 in 2021
Pole Vault – SX B ABIGAIL EDWARDS U15 5th (2.72m)

VALENCIA MARATHON Took place at Valencia, Spain on 5 December.
RICHARD HORTON 177th (PB 2:28.01)

BOB TIMMONA INDOOR CHALLENGE Took place at Lawrence, Kansas, USA on 4 December.
Shot 7.26kg – SM GEORGE EVANS (Kansas University) 2nd (16.82m)

GVSU HOLIDAY INDOOR MEETING Took place at Allendale, Michigan, USA on 4 December.
5000m – SM 3 MITCHEL COX U23 (Quenns University) 8th (PB 14:47.90)

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Dulwich on 4 December.
HUGH RICHARDS V75 280th (29.49) this was his 164th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Hackney Marshes on 4 December.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 203rd (30.45) this was his 223rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Jersey on 4 December.
CLIFF GOLDING V65 52nd (25.42) this was his 102nd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Nonsuch on 4 December.
KOJO KYEREME V45 1st (17.12) this was his 19th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Oak Hill on 4 December.
STUART SINGER V60 20th (21.53) this was his 310th Parkrun, BRADLEY SINGER 40th (22.54) this was his 156th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Sunny Hill on 4 December.
JOSHUA FISHER U17 2nd (17.39) this was his 2nd Parkrun, JACOB CLEMENT U15 5th (20.20) this was his 2nd Parkrun, NATASHA TANNER U20 11th (22.29) this was her 40th Parkrun

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY 16 DECEMBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 12 JANUARY – 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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BOXING DAY BONANZA RUN – NOW takes place on Monday 27 December at StoneX Stadium and Starts at 11.00, issuing of numbers, refreshments and prize giving takes place in the Indoor Track area. Distance 2 miles, 1 mile for Under 11 and £2 entry fee. See SBH Flyer for full information – Boxing Day (Monday 27 December) Poster

LEE VALLEY NEW YEAR OPEN INDOOR MEETING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 2 January all age-groups including U13s.
Provisional Timetable 10.30 60m, 11.45 300m, 12.15 800m, 13.15 200m, 14.15 400m
To enter please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Saturday 25 December or once they have reached full capacity
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

MIDDLESEX CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 4 January at Greenford.
The race headquarters is The Tir Chonail Gaelic Sports Club, at the end of Berkeley Avenue, Greenford (Satnav UB6 0NZ). Directions – turn off Greenford Road (A4127), opposite the entrance to the Glaxo Factory. The playing fields are at the end of Berkeley Avenue.
Car parking spaces is limited and we had considerable problems with too many cars when we were last there in 2019. If you can share cars please, also do not park on the areas marked out for the course.
Start Times 11.15am U11 Boys (1500m), 11.20am U11 Girls (1500m), 11.30am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.35am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.55am U15 Boys (4000m), 12.00noon U15 Girls (4000m), 12.25pm U17 and U20 Women (6000m), 12.55pm U17 Men and U20 Men (6000m), 1.00pm Senior Women (8000m), 1.45pm Senior Men (12000m).
Entries Close Wednesday 29 December
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager 

HERTFORDSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 9 January at Stanborough Lakes (South End), Welwyn Garden City.
Start Times 11.00am U11 Girls (1900m), 11.10am U11 Boys (1900m), 11.20am U13 Girls (29000m), 11.30am U13 Boys (2900m), 11.45am U15 Boys & Girls (4800m), 12.05pm U17 Men and Women, U20 Women (6150m), 12.30pm U20 Men & Senior Women (8000m), 1.15pm Senior Men (11250m).
Entries Close Friday 17 December
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

ESSA CROSS COUNTRY CUP Took place at Newquay, Devon on 4 December.
Intermediate Boys (4500) – PETER BAVEL-ZAYATS U15 (Haberdashers School) 48th (18.01)
Team Result – 1st Dr Challoners Grammar School (78 points), 2nd The Eastwood Academy (90), 3rd St Albans School (116), 22nd Haberdashers School (325) 27 teams finished  

Senior Boys (5100m) – HENRY DOVER U17 (Woodbridge School) 10th (17.22), KIT EVANS-LOMBE U20 (Woodbridge School) 13th (17.25), LUCA STUBBS U20 (St Albans School) 29th (17.51), CHARLIE TURNER U20 (Woodbridge School) 71st (19.00)
Team Result – 1st The Judd School (45 points), 2nd Abingdon School (74), 3rd The King Edward V1 Academy (101), 7th Woodbridge School (178), 8th St Albans School (90) 26 teams finished  

Senior Girls (3350m) – RUBY VINTON U17 (Woodbridge School) 2nd (12.41), APRIL HILL U20 (Woodbridge School) 17th (13.36), AMY GODDARD U20 (Woodbridge School) 37th (14.23)
Team Result – 1st Bradford Grammar School (40 points), 2nd St Catherine’s School (76), 3rd Guilford High School (82), 6th Woodbridge School (105) 25 teams finished 

SURF’S UP FOR ENGLISH SCHOOLS RUNNERS – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN

Newquay proves a blustery venue for the 40th ESAA Cross Country Cup as leading schools from around the nation battle for honours. Strong north-westerly winds hitting the coast of Newquay in Cornwall might have been great news for local surfers hoping to catch some monster waves. But for teenage athletes at the English Schools Cross Country Cup at the town’s Tretherras School it simply meant another challenge on a course that was already wickedly undulating and very greasy underfoot due to recent wet weather. The 40th edition of this event was visiting Newquay for the third time in 12 years and competitors weren’t quite as lucky as the last occasion, in 2014, when unseasonably warm weather saw school teachers and spectators wearing t-shirts and shorts. This time there was a real chill in the air, boggy ground and gusty winds. Perfect cross-country conditions, many would agree. Overnight winds played havoc with the course infrastructure as well with organisers waking on race day (Dec 4) to find markers and tape had blown over. Some teams were unable to make the trip either due to Covid. Others endured a mammoth journey from places like Cumbria and the North East of England – a journey they were keen to make after the pandemic led to the cancellation of last winter’s event. The event is the little sister of the English Schools Championships – which takes place this winter at Hop Farm in Kent in March – and it is mainly focused on school teams element.

The first race of the day – the inter girls event – was won by Guildford High School but the individual victory went to ZOE GILBODY of Thomas Telford School. GILBODY beat JESS BAILEY to the English Schools title in a dip finish in Liverpool just days before the first national lockdown in March 2020 and here she finished eight seconds ahead of MAISEY BELLWOOD and KATIE PYE before collapsing to her knees in exhaustion. “The wind really took it out of me,” she said.

REBECCA FLAHERTY led Bradford Grammar School to gold in the senior girls race as her team-mates AMELIE LANE (5th), EMILY GIBBINS (6th) and CARLA BARENNES (28th) ran strongly behind to continue the school’s fine tradition of endurance sport. Impressively, former Bradford students include triathletes ALISTAIR and JONNY BROWNLEE. “I did lots of sports to begin with,” said FLAHERTY. “Then my older brother began running harder in year seven and I just copied him. I ran in the English Schools fell running event this year but my downhill running wasn’t quite up to scratch. I really enjoyed it here though as it has a good mix of ground. It’s hilly but it’s not ‘fell running hills’. If there were no hills it’d be a very congested race too.” Like many athletes in Newquay, it was FLAHERTY’S first trip to Cornwall too. “We’re driving straight home now and will get back about 1am. After this I’ll sleep well!”

Inter boys winner HENRY SHEFFIELD was in a hurry to get back home as he had another cross-country race the following day in Gloucestershire. He won gold for Marling School of Stroud as Dr Challoner’s took the team prize. “I’m so tired I can hardly talk,” said SHEFFIELD, who was battered mid-race by a short and unwelcome hail storm. “It was such a hard race. I took the lead on a downhill which felt natural and tried to push it from there. “ He added: “It’s a great course – one of the favourites that I’ve done. It was only 5km but felt like 10km. When the hail was coming into my face I felt like stopping but I carried on. I’m so happy to get the win.”

Senior races were taking place at the English Schools Cross Country Cup for the first time since the event began in 1981 and SAM HODGSON took the boys title for Reading Blue Coat School ahead of ROWAN MIELL-INGRAM as third-placed MATTHEW DUBERY led Judd School of Kent to team victory. A competitive race saw four runners still in contention on the final lap but HODGSON made a decisive break with about half a mile to go. “I wasn’t really expecting to be up there so when it came to the last lap I thought ‘hey I can maybe win this’,” he said. “I put in a little dig to test them out on the last lap and I felt their legs weren’t as strong as mine and when we went on to the steeper section I thought ‘let’s go for it’. I felt that was the way I’d win as I haven’t got a sprint on me.”

TILLY ROBINSON took the junior girls title for Guildford High School with Sevenoaks School winning the team honours. Into the closing stages she still had a lot of work to do but finished strongly to win by a couple of seconds. “It’s my biggest win yet,” she said.

JAKE MEYBURGH was also smiling after winning junior boys gold for St George’s College Weybridge, while The Coopers Company & Coborn from Upminster won the team title. “It was so windy and hilly so I knew I’d have to try hard into the wind,” said MEYBURGH. Unlike lots of athletes he didn’t have to jump in a mini-bus to start the long drive home either. “We’re staying here tomorrow to go for a walk on the beaches!” he said.

INDOOR FIXTURES 2022 – I have just received the following indoor fixtures for the Lee Valley Athletic Centre for January to March 2022.
January – 2 New Year Open Meeting, 8 Minithon, 9 Befit Open Meeting, 15-16 Southern U13/U15/U17 Championships, 22-23 London U20/Senior Games, 26 AOC Sport Indoor Championships, 29-30 London U13/U15/U17 Games.
February – 5-6 Southern U20/Senior Championships, 9 BMC Meeting, 12-13 Essex and Eastern Championships, 16 Middle Distance Open Meeting, 19 Bruce Longdon Sprint Hurdles Open Meeting.
March – 5-6 British Masters Championships, 12 Christine Bloomfield U13/U15 Open Meeting, 13 England Masters Championships, 19-20 Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Kent Championships, 26 Minithon.

Other indoor fixtures – 8-9 January England Athletics U20/Senior Combined Events Championships in Sheffield, 12-13 February England Athletics U15/U17/U20 Championships in Sheffield, 12-13 March England Athletics U15/U17 Combined Events Championships in Sheffield, 18-2- March World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia

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/

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 2020 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 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 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 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 2 December 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 2 December to Hope Baker, Gregory Dunson, Dylan Evans, Bobbi Harrison, Malika Hislop-Ellis, Jessica Hunter, Jacob Lange, Michael Lange, Theo Michael, Brian Motto, Gilad Nachshen, Jacob Nustedt, Joseph O’Hara, Nonso Okolo, Estafania Palanca, Nick Percy, Joseph Rodriguez, Ross Sambrook, Nick Smith and Samuel Wiggins

RECENT NEW MEMBERSWe wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to DEAN DE-ANDREA, MILO DE-ANDREA, RIO DE-ANDREA, BEN KASPAR and HENRY RYAN

CHARLES HICKS AND HENRY MCLUCKIE SELECTED FOR THE EUROPEAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPSCongratulations to CHARLES who will be in the GB&NI Under 23 team and HENRY in the GB&NI Under 20 team. The Championships take place in Fingal-Dublin, Ireland on Sunday 12 December.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021 – Was held last Tuesday 30 November in the East Stand 100 Club at the StoneX Stadium.
The meeting was attended by many of our athletes, coaches and parents. Following the AGM was the presentation of the 2021 track and field awards, by Club President GEOFF WILLIAMS, with GEOFF MORPHITIS giving a description of each winner’s achievements in 2021. In next week’s Newsletter, I will give a report on the AGM, and also include the winner’s photographs taken by JEREMY SOTHCOTT.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS SUBSCRIPTIONSSBH 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 – but increase to £16 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022. The total is £65 – but increase to £66 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022, 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

INDOOR FIXTURES 2022 – I have just received the following indoor fixtures for the Lee Valley Athletic Centre for January to March 2022.

January – 2 New Year Open Meeting, 8 Minithon, 9 Befit Open Meeting, 15-16 Southern U13/U15/U17 Championships, 22-23 London U20/Senior Games, 26 AOC Sport Indoor Championships, 29-30 London U13/U15/U17 Games.
February – 5-6 Southern U20/Senior Championships, 9 BMC Meeting, 12-13 Essex and Eastern Championships, 16 Middle Distance Open Meeting, 19 Bruce Longdon Sprint Hurdles Open Meeting.
March – 5-6 British Masters Championships, 12 Christine Bloomfield U13/U15 Open Meeting, 13 England Masters Championships, 19-20 Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Kent Championships, 26 Minithon.

Other indoor fixtures – 8-9 January England Athletics U20/Senior Combined Events Championships in Sheffield, 12-13 February England Athletics U15/U17/U20 Championships in Sheffield, 12-13 March England Athletics U15/U17 Combined Events Championships in Sheffield, 18-2- March World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia,

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 spaces allocated for this fixture outside the stadium from 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+

UK CROSS CHALLENGE INCLUDING EUROPEAN TRIAL – Took place last Saturday at Sefton Park, Liverpool. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN.
What an exciting day for HENRY MCLUCKIE, who secured victory in the under-20 race, covering the 6.5km in (19:53). The 19-year-old will now have the opportunity to add another major medal to his 2021 roster after he won bronze in the 1500m at the European Under-20 Championships.
“I’m happy that I’ve done what I came here to do [make the team],” explained HENRY, who was also nominated recently as AW British Male Junior Athlete of the Year. “It was very cold. I’m from the Isle of Wight so I’m used to the sun! At least there was no mud and rain this year, “The aim was to always get a big gap and maintaining it. I’d done a few sessions around here recently so I knew I had to save some in the tank down the back straight.” WILL BARNICOAT came second with (20:10) while LIAM RAWLINGS made up the podium with (20:12). Team mate KRISTIAN IMROTH finished in an excellent 6th place (20.29).

Under 17 MenABDIRAHIM HAMUD 12th (17.35), the winner was Edward Bird of Poole (16.58) 104 runners finished.

Under 20 MenHENRY MCLUCKIE 1st (19.53), KRISTIAN IMROTH 6th (20.29) 113 runners finished.

Senior MenDYLAN EVANS 26th (29.28), LIAM DEE 30th (29.33), PHILLIP CROUT 50th (30.09), THOMAS BUTLER 57th (30.16), THOMAS PATRICK U23 74th (30.43), the winner was Jack Rowe of Aldershot, Farnham & District (28.05) 511 runners finished.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The third fixture of five took place last Saturday at Trent Park.
Apologies, but unfortunately the results are still to be published. Following the fixture, BRIAN FOWLER had an accident to his hands, which has affected his ability to type.

I have been reliably informed that in the Under 11 Boys race, recent new member BEN KASPAR won the race

XANDER REESE finished in 6th place

In the Under 13 Boys race, EUAN PHILLIPS won the race

PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN was just behind in 2nd place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRATERNITY AND SORORITY CUPS – Took place last Saturday at Trent Park.
Fraternity Cup Senior Men – ROBERT RIGBY V60 55th (33.19), DANIEL NICHOLLS 74th (34.40), the winner was Ash Harrell of Highgate Harriers (26.35) 215 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Highgate Harriers (60 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (99), 3rd London Heathside (111) 25 teams finished

Sorority Cup Senior Women – The winner was Jessica Prior of Trent Park (32.00) 131 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (35 points), 2nd Barnet & District (57), 3rd Trent Park (59) 22 teams finished

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Canons Park on 27 November.
LAUREN MALTZ U17 47th (29.05) this was her 21st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Gladstone on 27 November.
JULIAN LAMY U23 2nd (18.26) this was his 27th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Hackney Marshes on 27 November.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 202nd (47.11) this was his 222nd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Long Eaton on 27 November.
INDIRA PATEL U20 2nd (17.55) this was her 33rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Oak Hill on 27 November.
STUART SINGER V60 30th (22.25) this was his 309th Parkrun, BRADLEY SINGER 39th (22.25) this was his 155th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Perry Lakes, Perth, Australia on 27 November.
STUART MOORE V60 64th (27.50) this was his 176th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Poole on 27 November.
HUGH RICHARDS V75 330th (31.12) this was his 163rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Stevenage on 27 November.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 193rd (37.14) this was his 204th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Sunny Hill on 27 November.
DYLAN MICHEL U20 1st (18.34) this was his 44th Parkrun, LENARD MICHEL V50 3rd (22.24) this was his 68th Parkrun, SHONA MICHEL V45 13th (28.16) this was her 49th Parkrun

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY 2 DECEMBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 29 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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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

BOXING DAY BONANZA RUN – NOW takes place on Monday 27 December at StoneX Stadium and Starts at 11.00, issuing of numbers, refreshments and prize giving takes place in the Indoor Track area. Distance 2 miles, 1 mile for Under 11 and £2 entry fee, There will be prizes, raffle and refreshments, and why not come in fancy dress.
A chance for all the family, yes Mums and Dads, Sisters and Brothers to run off the Boxing Day dinner. We are looking for a record turn out with well over 100 present, the more the merrier. Donations to the raffle welcome.

BACK TO THE FUTURE AS CHERRY ALEXANDER RETURNS TO UKA – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN

Super-experienced athletics administrator faces multiple challenges as she attempts to get British major events back on track. The news that CHERRY ALEXANDER is re-joining UK Athletics as major events and international relations lead has been met with near-universal applause from within the sport. It is a popular decision by the new UKA chair and CEO combo of IAN BEATTIE and MARK MUNRO and shows they mean business as they attempt to resurrect the fortunes of the national governing body and the health of the sport generally.
Despite her rich experience and wealth of contacts, ALEXANDER was deemed unnecessary during JO COATES’ 20-month period as chief executive at UKA. Her return now is a clear admission that it was a bad idea to let her go in the first place and, during a unique period of lockdowns and coronavirus-related inactivity, the sport has squandered the chance to quietly restructure itself so that it could emerge stronger than ever in the post-pandemic period. Alexander is unlikely to dwell on the past, though. She will be too focused in getting the sport’s major events back on their feet.
This year UKA did well to leap to the rescue of the Diamond League by volunteering to replace the pandemic-hit Rabat meeting in May with what turned out to be an enjoyable but rain-soaked event in Gateshead. In July, Gateshead staged a second Diamond League event, but there was an awkward stand-off with the BBC which led to the British Championships and Olympic trials in Manchester being merely streamed by the governing body itself. As we head into 2022 there is only one Diamond League in Britain, too, which is likely to be in Birmingham on May 21.
Hopefully ALEXANDER can use her abilities to resurrect the ailing fortunes of British televised events. She cut her teeth years ago under the infamous British Athletic Federation promoter ANDY NORMAN and, among many other things, later oversaw the staging of the 2017 World Championships in London. So now she needs to draw on all her tact and knowledge to boost the status of major events in this country.

Three areas clearly need attention.
Athletics needs to get back into the London Stadium or, as many athletics fans still call it, the Olympic Stadium. The legacy of London 2012 was supposed to be a brilliant stadium which could be the home of athletics in the British capital for big track and field meetings for years to come.
Secondly, the sport needs to return to terrestrial television. The streaming of events has become increasingly popular and definitely has its place, but any big sport worth its salt needs to be on a platform where it will command the biggest possible audience.
To illustrate how the sport has gradually vanished from our TV screens, back in 1985 there were 32 athletics meetings broadcast on ITV (and a further three on BBC during the indoor season). At this time of year alone they included the McVitie’s Challenge Cross Country International where DAVE LEWIS enjoyed a runaway victory at Gateshead Bowl. That particular event was on the same weekend in the calendar as Saturday’s Liverpool Cross Challenge and Euro Trials, for example, but the latter is not even streamed let alone on telly.
Finally, British athletics is crying out for more top-level athletics meetings for international athletes who cannot get into Diamond League meetings or athletes on the cusp of an international breakthrough. An increasing trend has seen British athletes make a pilgrimage to various venues in France, Italy, Spain and beyond in the quest for good competitive opportunities and conditions, but this has led to the competition calendar in Britain withering.

Thankfully, BEATTIE and MUNRO recognise this and have already stated it is one of their goals to create more decent-standard competitions in the UK. During her exile from UKA incidentally, ALEXANDER has already been busy working behind the scenes on the creation of some of these events too.
The final word goes to ALEXANDER, who said on her re-appointment: “It’s a real honour to be asked to return to UKA, I am always motivated working with people who are genuinely passionate about our beautiful sport and who will strive to make it a success. Mark and Ian have shared their ambitions for the sport and events and there is no doubt the next few years will be busy!
“I’m thrilled to be linking up again with friends and colleagues who love this sport and who want to be part of this new but challenging era. Let’s get started!”

BIRMINGHAM SET TO STAGE EARLY-SEASON DIAMOND LEAGUE – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

The Wanda Diamond League will take place in 14 cities across four different continents next year, with the series set to host two meetings in China in July and August before it concludes in Zurich with a two-day final in September. However it is the position of the event in Birmingham that will interest British fans the most with the originally published date of August 28 now switching to the start of the summer season. Diamond League organisers have announced the date as being May 21 although it is followed by the letters “TBC” and this is likely to be finalised in December. The series kicks off in Doha on May 13 before the circuit moves – probably – on to Birmingham eight days later. The Alexander Stadium in Birmingham is gearing up, of course, to stage the Commonwealth Games from July 30 to August 7. This means the Diamond League in Birmingham will be a great chance to see the newly-revamped Alexander Stadium before the Games itself. From 2023 and beyond, too, British Athletics will no doubt hope to return to staging events in the London Stadium in the capital.

Next summer also sees the World Championships take place in Eugene, Oregon, and athletes will be able to get a taste for the venue at a Diamond League event – the Pre Classic – in Eugene on May 28. The series then moves on to Rabat – the Moroccan city that had to abandon plans to stage a Diamond League last year due to the pandemic – before it returns to Europe for events in Rome, Oslo, Paris and Stockholm. The world’s best will then head to Rabat on 5 June, before returning to Europe for the rest of the month with meetings in Rome, Oslo, Paris and Stockholm. After the World Championships, the Diamond League will return to China for the first time since 2019, with the Shanghai Diamond League set for July 30 and a second Chinese meeting scheduled for August 6. August will then see the series move to Monaco and Lausanne before the last series meeting in Brussels on 2 September and then the final in Zurich on September 7-8.

 Wanda Diamond League Calendar 2022 – Doha QAT – May 13, Birmingham/London (TBC) GBR – May 21, Eugene USA – May 28, Rabat MAR – June 5, Rome ITA – June 9, Oslo NOR – June 16, Paris FRA – June 18, Stockholm SWE – June 30, Shanghai CHN – July 30, China2 CHN – August 6, Monaco MON – August 10, Lausanne SUI – August 26, Brussels BEL – September 2 and Zurich SUI – September 7-8

GLASGOW TO HOST THE 2024 WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN
Finest athletes on the planet will compete at the Emirates Arena at the 20th edition of the global event in Glasgow at the Emirates Arena.

The decision was made at the World Athletics Council in Monaco on Wednesday 1 December and it means that the UK will host the championships for the third time, after Birmingham in 2003 and 2018. It will also be the first time that Scotland has held the three-day event. In 2019, Glasgow hosted the European Indoor Championships and in February the Emirates Arena will be the venue for European Athletics’ Dynamic New Athletics event – an innovative, team-based competition which will see England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Turkey and Spain go head-to-head. The Scottish city also has a history of hosting major outdoor athletics championships, including the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

It is set to be quite a few years for athletics in the UK with Birmingham hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games. You won’t be short of seeing the world’s best athletes compete indoors over the next few years as well with Belgrade and Nanjing hosting the 2022 and 2023 championships respectively. Since the inaugural event in Paris 36 years ago, the championships have usually been held biennially but the pandemic changed all of that, meaning that we’ll now have three competitions in as many years. You can expect the likes of Scottish favourites such as LAURA MUIR, JEMMA REEKIE and JAKE WHITEMAN to be strutting their stuff around the 200m oval track at the Emirates Arena. Muir won two golds in the 1500m and 3000m at the 2019 European Indoor Championships in Glasgow and she’ll be hopeful to repeat that medal feat in 2024 at world level.

IAN BEATTIE, chair of UK Athletics, said: “We are delighted to be awarded the opportunity to host the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships. World Athletics have demonstrated their confidence in the UK to host global athletics championships once again, and history has shown time and time again our ability to deliver amazing events. “We’re thrilled with the outcome and look forward to a successful Championships working alongside our partners that will truly give all athletes a fantastic stage upon which to perform.” NICOLA STURGEON, First Minister of Scotland, added: “I’m delighted that Glasgow has been chosen to host the prestigious World Athletics Indoor Championships in 2024. This will underline Scotland’s global reputation as the perfect stage for events and is welcome news as we look to recover from the pandemic.”  DAME KATHERINE GRAINGER, chair of UK Sport, added: “I am delighted that with our event hosting partners, we have secured another world class event to take place in Scotland. As part of our new strategy to reach, inspire and unite communities across the UK, ensuring a wide geographical reach is of utmost importance to us. The National Lottery investment into this event will help ensure a truly inspirational event, both on and off the field of play.”

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/

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 2020 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