Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 22 November 2018

Happy Birthday this week to Michael Adebakin, Aidan Bird, Kieran Clements, Jamie Dee, Siana Foster, Benjamin Morrison, Noa Renton, Gemma Rous, Louie Savva, Aro Selouk, Bradley Singer, Gianleo Stubbs and Charlee Yearwood

2018-2019 Winter Fixture Card Updated 06-09-18 –
2018-2019 Winter Club Cross Country Points Tables Updated 10-11-18 – Mens 2018-2019 Points Tables Updated 10-11-18 With Met League Results  Womens 2018-2019 Points Tables Updated 10-11-18 With Met League Results
2018-2019 Winter Club Cross Country Club Championship Races To Be Updated 01-12-18
Cross Country Team Managers
Road Running Team Managers

Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the Allianz Park stadium – Membership details and Form can be either printed or downloaded
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to purchase one

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT ALLIANZ PARK FROM 19.00 TO 21.00 The current arrangements and until further notice are that Pole Vault training is on Monday’s and High Jump training is on Wednesday’s. Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON in advance and let him know you’re planning to attend.

RECENT NEW MEMBERSWe wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to RYAN MOSELEY, LAWRENCE POENARU and NATHAN SPEIGEL

128TH SBH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Takes place next Tuesday 27 November in the Fez Bar, East Stand, Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon, London (SatNav NW4 1RL), The AGM commences at 7.30pm, followed at approximately 8.00pm with the Presentation of Awards for the 2017/2018 Cross Country season and 2018 Track & Field for both Men and Women. All are welcome especially the award winners.

IT IS THAT TIME OF THE YEAR – To think of all the lovely early mornings that I know you are all looking forward to, except for the following fixtures next year that Shaftesbury are involved, in which includes providing volunteers.

The Big Half on Sunday 10th of March, 6.30am meeting time – London Mini Marathon on Sunday 28th April, 6.30 meeting time – Westminster Mile on Sunday 26th May, 8.00am meeting time – Vitality 10K on Monday 27th May, 8.00am meeting time.
If you would like to volunteer again, could you confirm your availability at least for The Big Half and the London Mini Marathon.
As in any event, without the volunteers nothing could happen so we appreciate your time that you give up for the above events.

Many thanks and kind regards RAY and CLARE POWELL – contact at or 07947 680507

VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON 2019 CLUB ENTRIES The club has been allocated 2 places. These places are for active club members that were unsuccessful in the ballot.  Places will be allocated based on issues such as length of membership, participation for the club in recent years etc.
To apply for one of these Club places you will need to send proof of application/rejection to our Club Secretary, PHIL CUNNINGHAM by email to by Monday 3 December at which time a decision will be made by the Club Officers.

BRITISH ATHLETICS FUNDING FOR 2018-2019 – The World Class Programme is UK Sport’s National Lottery-funded initiative and membership for 2018-19 is based upon an athletes’ potential to win a medal at the Tokyo 2020 or Paris 2024 Olympic or Paralympic Games.
The following Shaftesbury athletes will be receiving funding for 2018-2019. Olympic Podium – ZHARNEL HUGHES, Olympic Podium Potential – KYLE LANGFORD, Olympic Relays – OJIE EDOBURUN

50 AND COUNTING Congratulations to CLIFF GOLDING who at the Jersey Parkrun last Saturday completed his 50th parkrun

LONDON CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Saturday 17 November at Parliament Hill Fields.

Senior Women 5700m VICTORIA WALKER 8th (23.12), JO KENT V45 (2nd Claim) 51st (1st V50 25.32), ELANA DIMMER 57th (25.44) the winner was Jessica Craig of Herne Hill Harriers (22.35), 311 runners finished
Team Result – 1st London Heathside (55 points), 2nd Herne Hill Harriers (84), 3rd Highgate Harriers (115), 27 teams finished.

Senior Men 10200m ALEX LEPETRE (2nd Claim) 3rd (35.30), ORLANDO EDWARDS V40 39th (38.41), JAMES TRAPMORE V40 196th (44.19), DAVID GREENSTEIN V50 319th (48.20) the winner was Paul Martelletti of Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (34.55), 460 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Thames Valley Harriers (32 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (65), 3rd Serpentine (81), 35 teams finished.

LONDON CROSS COUNTRY YOUTH GAMES – Took place last Saturday 17 November at Parliament Hill Fields.
Our Young Athletes were in excellent form on a testing course at the reputed home of cross country. Performance of the day came from MUKHTAR MUSA who won the Under 15 Boys race by a comfortable 7 seconds. In the Under 17 Women LIA RADUS finished 4th, In the Under 11 Boys ADAM KRZSZTON finished 6th, Under 13 Boys ZICO JONES finished 11th, Under 15 Girls AIMI WEIGHTMAN finished 14th and Under 17 Men JUDE MIRANDA finished12th.

Our athletes were competing for the London Borough of Barnet, unless otherwise stated. The London Borough of Barnet had one of their successful years finishing 3rd in the combined boys races, 8th equal in the Girls and 4th overall in the combined Boys and Girls results.

Under 11 Boys ADAM KRZSZTON 6th (6.14) the winner was Louis Reynolds of Hackney (6.03), 149 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Wandsworth (24 points), 2nd Croydon (56), 3rd Barnet (58), 22 teams finished.

Under 11 GirlPHOEBE MUSIC 29th (7.09) the winner was Lily Rose of Lambeth (6.09), 165 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Bromley (40 points), 2nd Southwark (46), 3rd Wandsworth (58), 16th Barnet (178), 25 teams finished.

Under 13 BoysZICO JONES 11th (7.33), ARCHIE NASH 24th (7.48), GIANLEO STUBBS 25th (7.49), ISAIAH OCHEJA 112th (8.33), OSCAR RONCARATI 168th (8.51) the winner was Monty Juxon of Wandsworth (7.16), 232 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Redbridge (15 points), 2nd Barnet (43), 3rd Bromley (56), 29 teams finished.

Under 13 GirlsEVIE REDPATH 88th (9.08), ASHA HORBACKI 103rd (9.16), MYA MAIRS-INGRAM 143rd (9.34), OLIVE HARVEY-DEW 145th (9.34), NIA FORBES-AGYEPONG 195th (9.55) the winner was Abigail Reid of Redbridge (7.49), 247 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Havering (14 points), 2nd Bromley (34), 3rd Haringey (60), 12th Barnet (158), 29 teams finished.

Under 15 BoysMUKHTAR MUSA 1st (10.11), SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 26th (11.04), DYLAN HAMMOND 39th (11.23), DYLAN MICHEL 40th (11.25), ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN (Enfield)96th (12.14), 181 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Richmond (19 points), 2nd Bromley (21), 3rd Southwark (39), 4th Barnet (66), 19th Enfield (245), 28 teams finished.

Photograph of MUKHTAR after receiving his Gold Medal

Under 15 GirlsAIMI WEIGHTMAN 14th (7.53), JOANNE MIRANDA 17th (7.58), MAAYAN RADUS 19th (7.58), ELENA RONCARATI 24th (8.01), SYDNEY ALLEN 44th (8.25), NATASHA TANNER 50th (8.29), REBECCA JEFFERY 122nd (9.12), ELEANOR RACHEL 152nd (9.37) the winner was Abigail Ives of Havering (7.25), 193 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Bromley (22 points), 2nd Havering (37), 3rd Kensington and Chelsea (46), 4th Barnet (50), 26 teams finished.
Under 17 MenJUDE MIRANDA 12th (17.29), DYLAN HEPWORTH 53rd (18.53), MITTIO MOHAMMADIAN 66th (19.29), JONATHAN BOARDMAN 72nd (19.42), CONNOR O’KEEFFE 111th (21.59) the winner was Mohamed Ali of Ealing (16.00), 132 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Ealing (9 points), 2nd Bromley (50), 3rd Redbridge (53), 6th Barnet (84), 21 teams finished

Under 17 WomenLIA RADUS 4th (11.56), EMILY HATHAWAY (Enfield)7th (12.14), MIA GROOM 24th (12.53), SCARLETT KENT 35th (13.10), NADIA POTTER 41st (13.40), JESSICA YEFET 47th (13.59) the winner was Charlotte Buckley of Hounslow (11.29), 99 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Bromley (14 points), 2nd Richmond (33), 3rd Hammersmith and Fulham (48), 5th Barnet (63), 11th Enfield (143), 18 teams finished.

Overall U11/U13/U15/U17 Combined Boys Team Result – 1st Bromley (135 points), 2nd Wandsworth (132), 3rd Barnet (130), 16th Enfield (89) 

Overall U11/U13/U15/U17 Combined Girls Team Result – 1st Bromley (150 points), 2nd Wandsworth (125), 3rd Havering (123), 8th Equal Barnet (111), 20th Enfield (78) 

Overall U11/U13/U15/U17 Combined Boys and Girls Team Result – 1st Bromley (285 points), 2nd Wandsworth (257), 3rd Richmond (251), 4th Barnet (241) 

BERKS, BUCKS AND OXON CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place in Hermitage on 18 November
Senior Men BENJAMIN WILLS U20 (2nd Claim) 16th (34.50)
BRIGHTON 10K – Took place on 18 November
VICTORIA PRITCHARD 73rd (3rd Woman SB 35.44) taking 23 seconds off her 29 April time

NCAA DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place in Madison, Wisconsin, USA on 17 November
XC 10000m – SM LIAM DEE U23 (Iona College) 142nd (31.01), JAMIE DEE U23 (Iona College) 181st (31.24)

LONDON UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES LEAGUE – Took place at Wimbledon Common on 14 November
XC 8000m – SM THOMAS BUTLER U23 (St Mary’s University) 4th (31.16), GEORGE GROOM U20 (St Mary’s University) 12th (32.26)
Team Positions after 3 Fixtures –  1st St Mary’s University “A” (2943 points), 2nd University College of London (2766), 3rd St Mary’s University “B” (2758).  Individual Positions after 3 Fixtures –  1st THOMAS BUTLER of St Mary’s University (593 points), 2nd HENRY COCHRANE of Kings College (579), 3rd JEREMY HUNT of University College of London (576)

BRITISH ATHLETICS CROSS CHALLENGE – Took place in Milton Keynes on 10 November
XC 5650m – SW NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ 8th (19.16)
XC 4700m – U20W BLUEBELL COOKE 37th (18.43)

PARKRUN 5K RESULTS – 17 NOVEMBER – HACKNEY MARSHES – BARRY CHISHOLM V55 187th (27.58) 149th parkrun – JERSEY – CLIFF GOLDING V60 57th (23.55) 50th parkrun – LEICESTER VICTORIA – HUGH STARKEY V70 255th (31.42) 8th parkrun – UPTON HOUSE – HUGH RICHARDS V70 161st (28.17) 102nd parkrun – OAK HILL – STUART SINGER V55 13th (20.59) 230th parkrun,  ANDREW HOLMES V50 85th (New PB 25.20) 16th parkrun – PANSHANGER – FREYA STAPLETON U17 5th (New PB 18.31) 42nd parkrun – STEVENAGE – RUSSELL DEVITT V65 119th (27.33) 133rd parkrun

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 athlet4s. If anyone is also officiating can you please contact me, and advise me where and when.

ENGLAND SENIOR INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Arena Birmingham, King Edwards Road, Birmingham (Satnav B1 2AA) on Saturday 9 February and Sunday 10 February. For information including qualification standards please use this link –>

REMAINING ENGLAND INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Take place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA).
Please use this link for entry information –
U20/Senior Combined Events – Saturday 5 January and Sunday 6 January and Entries Close Monday 17 December
U15, U17 & U20 Championships – Saturday 23 February and Sunday 24 February and Entries Close Friday 1 February
U15 & U17 Combined Events – Saturday 9 March and Sunday 10 March and Entries Close Friday 15 February

HOME OF ENGLISH CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS UNDER THREAT – A petition against the closure of Mansfield’s Berry Hill Park has gained thousands of signatures as people seek to save what has become the home of the Saucony English Cross Country Relays.


The popular early winter meeting was staged this year at Berry Hill Park for the 30th consecutive year, but the Nottinghamshire market town park’s gates could be shut for good following an announcement from its trustees that they can no longer afford its upkeep.
A petition to stop the closure, which was started by GRAEME BAGULEY three days ago, has been signed more than 6000 times and comes after hundreds of people took part in a demonstration over the weekend.
IAN BYETT, secretary of the English Cross Country Association (ECCA), says he remains confident that a solution can be found, however.
“We are aware of the situation at Berry Hill Park and we are pleased that the trustees of the park waited until after this year’s Saucony English Cross Country Relays to announce that the park would be closed,” he told Athletics Weekly.
“The Relays have been staged at Berry Hill for 30 years and if the decision to close the park was confirmed then the ECCA would have to find a new home for the event next year, which is scheduled to be on November 2.
“However, we are optimistic that with the local MP BEN BRADLEY now involved and everybody wanting to find a way of keeping the park open, that a meeting on November 22 between representatives of the park’s trustees and Mansfield District Council will start the process to find the funds to maintain the park and get it reopened.
“Obviously, the park cannot be left to go wild and planning permission for any building on it is very unlikely so I am confident a solution can be found.”
The grass and woodland park includes an athletics track, football pitch, cafe and playground.

LONG JUMP’S GOLDEN ERA – Tokyo’s old Olympic stadium; the scene of long jump’s finest moment.

If ever there was a moment that epitomised the phrase ‘hold my beer’, this was probably it.
In 1991, at the World Championships in Tokyo, the world was bearing witness to one of the greatest clashes ever to take place in athletics. The long jump world record was broken twice in one evening as two all-time greats of the sport, MIKE POWELL and CARL LEWIS kept on pushing each other to the limit.
It all culminated in what was undoubtedly POWELL’S greatest moment, when he jumped a world record of 8.95m and characterised both his and the event’s greatest moment in history.
At the time, an unbeaten CARL LEWIS was aiming to add to his already bulging medal haul. Six gold medals in both the Olympics and World Championships made him the main man across the long jump and the sprints.

But that evening at the Olympic Stadium, Lewis faced the hardest ever fight in his career when he came up against his American compatriot MIKE POWELL.

The rivalry between them is often considered one of the greatest in the sport’s history. But prior to the World Championships in Tokyo it had only been about LEWIS. 15 times the two had met and 15 times Lewis had won.
But of course, POWELL arrived with sheer hunger to finally come out on top against the man who was considered to be the ultimate all-round athlete. That evening POWELL was, in his own words, “a man possessed”. His obsession with beating LEWIS simply knew no bounds and was what kept on pushing him.
For LEWIS, the world record had become his obsession. His ten-year unbeaten record and Olympic golds left him with just one task before he completed the puzzle. It had been 23 years since BOB BEAMON’S furthest ever 8.90m jump. However, when LEWIS and POWELL met in Japan, there was a feeling that the long held record was about to reach its end.
But to this day, it is not the record that remains the proudest factor for Mike Powell. For him, the record was merely just a bonus that came on the side of toppling CARL LEWIS for a major international gold.
POWELL always insists that, no matter what LEWIS had done that evening, he was destined to come out on top. “Had CARL jumped 9 metres, I would have done 9.01. “says POWELL,  “I knew in my heart CARL wasn’t invincible and I had to prove it to the world…call it vanity, call it ego, it had to happen.”
With the competition reaching the fourth round, LEWIS was leading the way and first to jump before Powell.
Then with his fourth effort he stormed to a staggering 8.91m jump that, despite being too windy to be the world record, still stood on the evening and left POWELL needing to reach a distance he never had before.
It looked like it may have been a jump to far for POWELL, with his fourth-round effort ending in a foul.
But with his very next go, everything seemed to fall into place. After all the years of trying, POWELL got every small factor right in just that one jump, which propelled him out of the runway and into an all-new dimension.
Then, when he finally came back down and waited for the result to be read, the shackles that had gripped him tighter and tighter each year were suddenly shattered into a million pieces. The board now read 8.95m, a new world record and one that, despite all of LEWIS’ sheer athletic prowess, was simply too good for him to beat.
POWELL had broken all sorts of barriers. He had won his first major gold medal, jumped further than ever before and broken the world record.
However, as he begins to celebrate his 55th birthday this week and looks back at what was undoubtedly his finest moment in the sport, all these factors will probably take a back seat.
His main aim all along was purely to beat the man who, for a decade, had seemed unbeatable.
This moment was not only POWELL’S greatest, but the greatest for the discipline itself. Never before had two men battled it out at such a level and it is hugely unlikely that the event, or perhaps even the sport, will witness a rivalry that has pushed both competitors to such levels.

ATHLETICS WEEKLY READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2018 – Have your say and cast your votes for the stand-out athletes of the year, voting close 12 December.
Shaftesbury have 2 athletes short listed.

Firstly, in the British Male Under 20 Men’s Category is sprinter CHARLIE DOBSON, who in the world under-20 200m final in Tampere won the silver medal only five hundredths of a second behind GB team-mate JONA EFOLOKO. His 20.53 places him No.5 on the UK all-time junior rankings.

In the British Male Category is sprinter ZHARNEL HUGHES, claimed European 100m and 4x100m titles, plus gold in the Commonwealth 4x100m. Ran a UK-leading 9.91 to go joint second on the British all-time list.


LEE VALLEY INDOOR FIXTURES – Link to a PDF which I produced for all fixtures from 2 December to 24 March, once you decide on what fixture you want to enter, there is a link you can select to complete the entry process  L All Indoor Fixtures Lee Valley December 2018 to March 2019 For Newsletter Updated 30-10-18
The following have a closing date in November or December – 2/Dec (CD 25/11), 1/Jan (CD 28/12), 5/Jan (CD 30/12) and 6/Jan (CD 30/12)

Southern Championships fixtures – Combined Events 15-16/Dec (CD 04/12), U13, U15 & U17 12-13/Jan (CD 02/01), U20 & Senior 19-20/Jan (CD 08/12). To enter please use this link –

Essex & Eastern Counties Championships fixture – 2-3/Feb (CD 04/01). For information including how to enter use this link –

Metaswitch Games fixture – 16/Feb (CD 11/02). For information including how to enter use this link –

Entry Information is still not published for the following – Masters Fixtures 10/Feb, 17/Feb (CD 03/02), 24/Feb and 9/Mar (CD 24/02). Hertfordshire, Middlesex & Kent Championships 16/Mar.

OTHER INDOOR FIXTURES – Link to a PDF which I produced for all fixtures from 2 December to 3 March, once you decide on what fixture you want to enter, there is a link you can select to complete the entry process  M All Indoor Fixtures Other Venues December 2018 to March 2019 For Newsletter Updated 20-10-18
Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow fixtures are entries on the day.
Entry Information is still not published for the following – Scottish and English Championships.

The current Winter Fixture Card can be found on the SBH website also the contact details for all Team Managers can be found here – and then select “Athletics”

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The third fixture of five takes place on Saturday 24 November at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex (SatNav EN4 0PS). The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line).
Start Times12.45pm Under 11 Girls (1400m), 12.55pm Under 11 Boys and Under 13 Girls (2450m), 1.10pm Under 13 Boys and Under 15 Girls (3000m), 1.30pm Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Women (4200m), 1.55pm Under 17 Men (5600m). Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see JEREMY SOTHCOTT who will give you a race number
FRATERNITY AND SORORITY CUPS – Takes place on Saturday 24 November at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex (SatNav EN4 0PS). The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line).
The race starts at 2.30pm for Men/Women – Junior, Senior and Veteran. Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run

UK CROSS CHALLENGE INCLUDING EUROPEAN TRIAL – Takes place on Saturday 24 November at Sefton Park, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool (SatNav L17 3AL).
Start Times10.45pm Under 11 Boys (2000m), 10.55pm Under 11 Girls (2000m), 11.05pm Under 13 Girls (3000m), 11.20pm Under 13 Boys (3000m), 11.35pm Under 15 Boys (3000m), 11.15am Under 15 Girls (3000m), 12.05pm, Under 17 and 20 Women (4400m), 12.25pm, Under 17 Men (5500m), 12.45pm, Under 20 Men (6700m), 1.05pm, Senior Women (8100m), 2.05pm, Senior Men (9800m)
Note: You need to enter yourselves.

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The third fixture of five takes place on Saturday 1 December, course is at Hillingdon Sports Centre, Hillingdon House Farm, Park Road, Uxbridge (Satnav UB10 0RQ)Race headquarters – Hillingdon Athletics Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge (Satnav UB8 1ES). HQ to course walk time: 2 minutes.
Changing facilities – Men’s & Women’s changing rooms and toilets within athletic stadium and football pavillion. Please do not use the facilities within the main sports centre.
Course Description – Parkland setting, undulating course, with one steep climb per large lap, on grass and woodland paths. Option of small river crossing if conditions on the day allow – Course Map
Public Transport – Hillingdon & Uxbridge Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines 10-15 minute walk from course. U1 and U2 buses stop within 3 minutes’ walk of Sports Centre.
Directions from major roads – Next to A40 Swakeleys Roundabout Junction, then follow signs for Hillingdon Sports and Leisure centre.
Parking – Limited free parking within Uxbridge College car park on the right of Gatting Way before the sports centre carpark. Parking in the sports centre requires buying a ticket at the meter. Please car share if driving, as the car park can be very busy with places at a premium.
Start Times12.40pm U11 (Over 9) Boys (1.5km), 12.45pm U11 (Over 9) Girls (1.5km), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.00pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.20pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.25pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km).
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please collect your race numbers from the respective team managers – JEREMY SOTHCOTT (Boys) and JO KENT (Girls)
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site for course maps, and any other final information.

LEE VALLEY OPEN MEETING – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 2 December all age-groups including U13s.
To enter please use this link –
Entries Close Sunday 25 November
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

SOUTHERN INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 8 December at Horspath Sports Ground, Oxford (SatNav OX4 2QT).
Start Times11.00am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.20am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.40am U15 Girls (4000m), 12.25pm U15 Boys (4000m), 12.50pm U17 Men (5000m), 1.15pm U17 Women (5000m), 1.40pm U20 Women and Senior Women (6000m)
Entries Close Friday 30 November
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your County Team Manager
SOUTHERN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 8 December at Horspath Sports Ground, Oxford (SatNav OX4 2QT).
Start Times11.45am Women 40+ 50+, 60+ (6000m), 2.10pm Men 40+, 50+, 60+ (10000m)
Entries Close Friday 30 November
Note: If you wish to be entered please contact Alan Weller
EUROPEAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 9 December at Tilburg, Netherlands

LEE VALLEY SOUTHERN INDOOR COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 15 December and Sunday 16 December for all age-groups excluding U13s.
To enter please use this link –
Entries Close Tuesday 4 December
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee
BOXING DAY BONANZATakes place at Allianz Park and Starts at 11.00am, £1 entry fee, there will be prizes, raffle and refreshments, and why not come in fancy dress.

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

FACEBOOKPhotographs 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 last year “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

SARACENS SPORT FOUNDATION – Little athletics programme is an athletics ‘Multi Skills’ programme for children aged 4-9 years. The programme is designed to teach children fundamental movement skills of athletics – running, jumping and throwing. The sessions are game based and as of September there will be a progression throughout the term.
LAP runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 4.30-5.30pm – Term time only.
1st Legacy athletics club is a pathway club for children aged 10-15 years new to athletics. Children are introduced to all the different athletics disciplines and have the opportunity to develop running, jumping and running skills that we hope they will then go onto use as a participant in the formal athletics club structure or in any other sport for activity they choose to progress to. The lead coach is Gintare Dargeviciute who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the club.
1st Leg AC runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 5.00–6.00pm – Term time only.
For full and contact details use this link to the SBH website

ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7240.

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – The current charges for using Allianz Park are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £4.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £2.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 65) Daily entry fee £2.20.
As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for membership of Allianz Park, this is a the link for all information and application form Allianz Park Membership Form 2017 Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers gains entry free of charge.
Charges for those with a membership card are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £3.60, Monthly fee £24.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00.
Please use this link to view all membership details and application form (which you can print)Allianz Park Membership Form 2017

All Allianz Park membership enquiries should be directed towards Emma Gouge at her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252, or Becky Hall at her direct phone number is 0203 675 7240