Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 21 July 2016

Happy Birthday this week to Aden Brazil, Renee Diomar, Victoria Dawes, Dylan Carlsson-Smith, Grace Conroy, Akin Coward, Niall Fleming, Mick Jones, William Levy, Jessica McMorrow, Gemma Nicol, Shakira Riley

Downloads – The following documents can be viewed, downloaded or printed

European Youth Championships Results –

WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place in Bydgoszcz, Poland from Tuesday19 July to Sunday 24 July.

400m – (19th) Heat 6 LILY BECKFORD 5th (54.70), (20th) in Semi-Final 2 LILY finished 7th (54.88)

EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS Took place in Tbilisi, Georgia from Thursday14 July to Sunday 17 July. This was GEORGE GROOM’S first step onto the International stage. On a day with the temperature being in the mid 20 degrees centigrade, GEORGE ran in Heat 3 of the U18 2000m Steeplechase, finishing in a creditable 8th place (6:07.38). GEORGE and a number of the GB team went down with food poisoning while at the Championships and was sick for most of the time he was in Georgia including on the trip home.

SIAB SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL Took place last Saturday in Ashford

1500m – U17M JEREMY DEMPSEY (England) 4th (4:09.18)

Team results – 1st England (519.5 points), 2nd Ireland (340.5 points), 3rd Wales (246 points), 4th Scotland (230 points)

For the remaining newsletter information and results

GRACE CONROY On behalf of the Club and myself we wish GRACE a successful and happy move to Madrid in Spain, where she is taking up the post of Head of Department in an International School. I had the pleasure of seeing our Senior Women’s team competing in Bristol last year, and Swansea last month. And GRACE’S enthusiasm was second to none, and will be a great loss to the team.

WELFARE OFFICER GRACE CONROY was one of two of the clubs Welfare Officers based at Allianz Park, but whilst this is preferable, it’s not essential. (MIKE TUVEY is the other one). If you feel you are in a position to find out more about this challenging and rewarding role within the club, (although historically it has not been particularly onerous), please contact PHILIP CUNNINGHAM at  or BRYAN SMITH at 

WELFARE OFFICER – ROLE RESPONSIBILITIESDeal with confidential matters that may arise related to athletes and have an understanding and an appropriate way to such matters.

Responsible for the promotion of codes of conduct to members, parents and young people.

Receive, record and pass on to the NGB Child Protection officer, any concerns relating to the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults

To provide advice on the development of activities for young people within the club/organisation.

Support the registration of all personnel involved in activities for young people with the club/organisation (Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.

Recognise the difference between poor practice according to club rules and matters that would be seen as a welfare issue.

MULLER ANNIVERSARY GAMES Best wishes to our teams who are competing in the Clubs Connect 4x100m Relays, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park tomorrow evening.

The teams are a follows – Under 15 Girls LATIFA HARRIS-OSMAN, SHAKIRA RILEY,


Team Managers – Under 15 Girls CLYDE GORDON, BOB GAYLOR – Under 15 Boys TY HOLDEN – Under 17 Women JANE DIXON, COLETTE HURLEY – Under 17 Men TY HOLDEN – Under 20 Women JANE DIXON – Under 20 Men CLYDE GORDON.

SARACENS SPORT FOUNDATION – Whose mission statement is Inspiring Communities and changing lives through the power of sport’ and provide athletics for children aged 4-9 years at Allianz Park. EMILY NEILAN is the SSF Athletics Run Activator, who is a former member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers. She is actively involved in local athletics, running in the Oak Hill parkruns, the London 10k and North London Half Marathon in 2016.

LAP – Little Athletics Programme

LAP 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 Leg AC – 1st Legacy Athletics Club

1st Leg AC 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.

Summer Athletics Camps 2016

We are running summer holiday camps this year, 4 days for 4-9 year olds and 4 days for 10-15 year olds. With Rio 2016 Olympics just around the corner, this is an opportunity for children to experience the Olympic spirit first hand and take part in its premier sport; athletics!

The camps are on the following dates:

1st, 2nd, 22nd and 23rd August – 4-9 years

3rd, 4th, 24th and 25th August – 10-15 years

To book or for any enquiries about the above parents can email or call Emily Neilan on 07713 159 706 (work hours only – 9-5.30pm).

Emily Neilan | Athletics Run Activator – Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon, London NW4 1RL

Contact details DD +44 (0)203 675 7244 | M +44 (0)7713 159 706 | F +44 (0)1707 240 577 | E | W

ENGLAND ATHLETICS AGE-GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS EA are pleased to announce that online entry is now open for the England Athletics U17 and U15 Track and Field Championships and England Athletics Age Group Disability Athletics Championships.  The event takes place at Bedford International stadium on 27 – 28 August.

After the excitement of the English Schools’ AA Championships last week, this is a great opportunity for those youngsters and other U17 and U15 athletics to renew rivalries and strive for improved performances later this summer.

Non-disability entries will only be accepted from athletes who have achieved the entry standard in competitions after 1st January 2015 – standards are listed in the registration booklet. Closing date for entries is 5 August.

Click here for paper entry form and registration booklet

Click here to enter the Age Group champs online

Click here to enter the Disability Age Group champs online

ENDURANCE OFFICIALS COURSE Martin Howard is working with UK Athletics to organise an Endurance Officials course to be held in September.

The description of the course on the England Athletics web-site is “A one day course that will allow the candidate to work under the supervision of a qualified endurance official with a view to becoming a qualified technical official. This day also includes the Risk Awareness Course.”.

If you would like to attend the course would you email Martin on to register your interest. He will then notify you when the course details are finalised.

WHY NOT VOLUNTEER FOR LONDON 2017 Britain’s fastest ever woman Dina Asher-Smith and Paralympic Gold Medallist, Richard Whitehead, call on the British public to be the heart of London 2017 as organisers launch volunteering programme.

The London 2017 Organising Committee has today launched its search for ‘Runners’ – the volunteer programme for the World ParaAthletics Championships and IAAF World Championships.

Up to 4,000 volunteers will be at the heart of the Championships, helping to deliver the event in The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and across London.

It is anticipated that up to half of the ‘Runners’ will be from the grassroots of athletics across the UK. Others are invited through a national campaign, with the aim of retaining them in the grassroots of the sport beyond 2017 as part of the Championship’s legacy.

Recruitment will begin on 28 June through an online application process. Members of athletics clubs and the general public can register their interest in becoming a ‘Runner’ from today at and details of the application form will be sent in early autumn 2016.

Selection centres will take place before the end of 2016, with successful ‘Runners’ confirmed in early 2017. Volunteers will play a key role in the running of the 20 days of the Championships with a range of roles including transport, way-finding, meet and greet and accreditation.

SBH SUMMER FIXTURE CARD Which was recently issued, can now be found on the SBH website. Please use this link to which you can download/print the card and front sheet. 

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

ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER This is the link to June Issue No.3 – 


Contact details of all Track & Field Team Managers can be found on the SBH website. Please use this link

LONDON ANNIVERSARY GAMES Takes place on Friday 22 July to Sunday 24July at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

For full information on tickets and how to get there please use this link

UK YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE SOUTHERN PREMIER 1 (UNDER 17/20 MEN/WOMEN) The fourth fixture of four takes place on Sunday 24 July at the Thames Valley Athletic Centre, Wallace Walk, Pococks Lane, Eton (Satnav SL4 6HN).

The timetable is on the SBH website, please use this link to view/print

Note: You will have to be selected by your respective Team Manager – Colette Hurley or Geoff Morphitis 

WATFORD OPEN MEETING Takes place on Wednesday 27 July at the Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Watford (Satnav WD25 7HH). Events 7.00pm 200m, 7.15pm Triple Jump, 7.30pm 1500m no times please over 5 minutes 30 seconds, 9.15pm 3000m no times please over 11 minutes 00 seconds.

For all entry information and ‘On the Day entry form’ please use this link 

UK CAU INTER COUNTIES & AAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).

For all entry details and full information please use this link 

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE (ALL AGE-GROUPS INCLUDING U13s) The third of four fixtures takes place on Saturday 30 July at the Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon (Satnav NW4 1RL). Is free to all members of Shaftesbury, but why not bring a friend and introduce him to athletics (there is a charge for non-members, £3 for the first event and £2 for subsequent events). Registration opens at 10.30am, and closes 30 minutes before the published start time. All events are for both male and female age-groups unless stated. The timetable is on the SBH website, please use this link to view/print

Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and register. 

QUADKIDS Takes place prior to the London Inter Club Challenge on Saturday 30 July.

CLYDE GORDON will be managing the event, with registration from 9.30am, first event starts at 10.00am, and completion around 11.30am, and is free to enter for Shaftesbury members and is £2 for non-members. Quadkids is primarily for school years 3 to 7 inclusive, ie age 7 to 12 and includes the four core disciplines of running (600m), throwing (Vortex Howler), jumping (Long Jump) and sprinting (75m). All are welcome and Parents you may be asked to join in by helping out on maybe one of the events.

BRITISH ATHLETIC LEAGUE PREMIERSHIP (UNDER 20 AND SENIOR MEN) The fourth fixture of four takes place on Saturday 6 August at the Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon (Satnav NW4 1RL).

This is a joint fixture with the UK Women’s match.

The timetable is on the SBH website, please use this link to view/print

Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager – Geoff Morphitis 

UK WOMEN’S ATHLETIC LEAGUE DIVISION 1 (UNDER 20 AND SENIOR WOMEN) The third fixture of three takes place on Saturday 6 August at the Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon (Satnav NW4 1RL).

This is a joint fixture with the BAL men’s match.

The timetable is on the SBH website, please use this link to view/print

Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager – Nicole Cara 

EASTERN YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE COMPOSITE TEAM WITH BARNET & DISTRICT (UNDER 13/15/17 MEN/WOMEN) The fifth fixture of five takes place on Sunday 7 August at the

Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon (Satnav NW4 1RL).

The timetable is on the SBH website, please use this link to view/print

Note: You will have to be selected by your respective Team Manager Joyce Smith or Brenton Hall 

WATFORD OPEN MEETING Takes place on Wednesday 10 August at the Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Watford (Satnav WD25 7HH). Events 7.00pm 100m, 7.15pm Shot, 7.30pm 400m, 8.05pm 800m no times please over 2 minutes 45 seconds.

For all entry information and ‘On the Day entry form’ please use this link 

OLYMPIC GAMES Takes place from Friday 12 August to Sunday 21 August at the Maracana Olympic Stadium, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil


The Meeting Citta Di Padova took place in Padova, Italy on 17 July

800m KYLE LANGFORD U23 10th (1:52.17)

The Scottish Athletics League Division 1 took place in Grangemouth on 17 July

Shot 7.27kg – A ANGUS MCINROY 3rd (13.70m)

Discus 2kg – A ANGUS MCINROY 1st (50.83m)

Hammer 7.26kg – B ANGUS MCINROY 4th (25.99m)

The Scottish Athletics League Division 2 took place in Grangemouth on 17 July

5000m – A ANDREW LAWLER U23 6th (SB 16:27.33)

3000m Steeplechase – A ANDREW LAWLER U23 1st (9:50.72)

High Jump – A LEWIS MCGUIRE U20 1st (1.95m)

Long Jump – A BEN MCGUIRE U20 1st (6.86m w2.9, 6.64m w1.1)

Triple Jump – B BEN MCGUIRE U20 3rd (11.22m w1.9)

The Great Newham London Run 10k (Road) took place on 17 July

SAM WILSON U20 36th (3rd U20 37.16)

The Cheshire Half Marathon (Road) took place in Northwich on 17 July

PAUL SIMONS V50 (2nd Claim) 21st (SB 84.01)

The Swiss Championships took place in Genf, Switzerland on 16-17 July

400m – Heat 1 JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS U23 2nd (PB 47.29) taking .48 of a second off his 15 May time

The Loughborough EAP Open Meeting took place on 16 July

100m – SW Race 1.1 SHEREEN CHARLES 4th (SB 12.08 w0.7) taking .18 of a second off her 4 June time, Race 2.2 SHEREEN finished 1st (12.10 w0.3)

400m Hurdles – SW PHILIPPA LOWE (HCA) 1st (58.66)

Discus 2kg – SM ZANE DUQUEMIN 1st (61.29m), GREGORY THOMPSON U23 2nd (55.75m)

Hammer 4kg – SW RACHEL HUNTER 1st (SB 65.13m) adding 3.76m to her 25 June throw, and is ranked UK No.3 in 2016

Javelin 600g – SW JO BLAIR (HCA) 2nd (47.73m)

The KBC Night Of Athletics took place in Huesden-Zolder, Belgium on 16 July

5000m BETH POTTER 5th (15:29.31)

The Guernsey Intratrust Athletics Games took place in St Peter Port, Guernsay on 16 July

100m – SM Heat 3 CONFIDENCE LAWSON 4th (10.69 w-0.9) in the Final CONFIDENCE finished 5th (10.60 w1.1)

The Folksam Grand Prix took place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 15 July

100m – Heat 1 OJIE EDOBURUN U23 2nd (10.25 w1.6) in the Final OJIE finished 2nd (10.29 w-1.6)

100m Hurdles GEMMA BENNETT 4th (13.97 w0.0)

High Jump ALLAN SMITH 3rd (2.15m)

The Meeting International De La Province De Liege took place in Liege, Belgium on 13 July

High Jump ALLAN SMITH equal 5th (2.05m)

The BMC Gold Standard Races took place in Watford on 13 July

1500m – Race A PHILLIP CROUT U23 7th (PB 3:46.93) taking 3.73 seconds off his 2015 time

The Watford Open Meeting took place on 13 July

400m – Race 2 LIANNE LANGFORD U20 3rd (59.97), Race 3 HENRY ROCHA U17 5th (PB 56.47), JESSICA HURLEY U17 7th (1:00.36), Race 4 HENRY FULTON U17 5th (55.31), Race 5 BILLY KELSEY U23 3rd (SB 51.32) taking .54 of a second off his 20 April time, Race 6 KYLE LANGFORD U23 2nd (SB 48.43) taking 1.33 seconds off his 18 May time, OMAR PARSONS U20 3rd (PB 48.69) taking .33 of a second off his 2015 time

800m – Race 1 GEMMA HARPER U15 10th (PB 2:47.56) taking 10.94 seconds off her 2014 time, Race 3 HELENA AGHOLOR U15 8th (PB 2:41.67) taking 2.43 seconds off her 3 July time, Race 4 OLIVIA LAVA U13 12th (2:42.45), Race 5 CONOR O’KEEFE U15 5th (2:30.17), JESSICA MOORE U13 6th (PB 2:30.46) taking 1.54 seconds off her 13 July time, KAYLA MICHEL U17 12th (2:40.14), Race 6 LIDIA KYRIACOU U17 4th (PB 2:32.06) taking 5.22 seconds off her 2015 time, SOPHIA STAAB U17 5th (2:32.14), Race 7 LILE CORNWELL U17 9th (2:32.08), Race 8 SYDNEY ALLEN U17 5th (2:27.23), Race 9 SOPHIA DEMPSEY U15 5th (2:25.90), REBECCA ANDREOU U20 6th (2:26.17), DYLAN MICHEL U13 11th (PB 2:28.78) taking 6.36 seconds off his 2015 time, Race 10 BINI BLOOM U15 7th (PB 2:23.35) taking 1.37 seconds off his 15 June time, Race 11 SCARLETT KENT U15 8th (PB 2:22.72) taking .17 of a second off her 4 June time, Race 13 OLIVER GREENSTEIN U20 4th (PB 2:17.32) taking 1.08 seconds off his 2015 time, DANIEL GREENSTEIN U15 8th (PB 2:18.08) taking 1.09 seconds off his 15 June time, Race 14 GILAD NACHSHEN U13 7th (PB 2:15.11) taking 1.23 seconds off his 15 June time, Race 17 NAJIBE ARBE U15 3rd (PB 2:09.06) taking 3.65 seconds off his 15 June time, RUFUS KENT U17 8th (2:10.85), Race 21 JOSEPH PEPPIATT U20 3rd (PB 2:01.86) taking 3.02 seconds off his 2015 time, Race 22 MATTHEW LEWIS U20 6th (2:00.68), Race 23 JAMIE HARPER U17 10th (PB 2:04.02) taking .34 of a second off his 15 May time, Race 26 TED NTIBAZONKIZA U23 10th (2:00.53)

The Dartford Harriers Open Meeting took place on 13 July

800m – SX1 NATASHA TANNER U13 4th (PB 2:50.26) taking 4.94 seconds off her 3 July time

Hammer 4kg – SW LOUISA JAMES U23 (HCA) 1st (60.06m)

The Southern Counties Veterans League Herts & North Middlesex Division took place in Hemel Hempstead on 11 July

800m – W35 LISA WEBB V50 1st (2:34.2)

800m – W40 JO KENT V45 (2nd Claim) 2nd (SB 2:41.9) taking 2 seconds off her 16 May time

High Jump – M35 CLYDE GORDON V45 2nd (SB 1.55m)

Long Jump – M35 CLYDE GORDON V45 4th (SB 4.35m)

Javelin 800g – M35 CLYDE GORDON V45 5th (SB 24.50m)


16 July – CLUMBER PARK ANDY MAGNALL V50 8th (First Time19.27) 8th parkrun – COTTESLOE, PERTH, AUSTRALIA STUART MOORE V55 20th (29.03) 38th parkrun – GLADSTONE JOSH MORGAN U13 70th (25.57) 43rd parkrun – HIGHBURY FIELDS BARRY CHISHOLM V55 59th (22.59) 49th parkrun – OAK HILL STUART SINGER V55 12th (20.54) 159th parkrun – PANSHANGERRICHARD WILLIAMS 3rd (18.12) 20th parkrun – YORKRUSSELL DEVITT V65 147th (New PB 24.02) 53rd parkrun

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. 

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 (U18) Daily entry fee £2.00 – Concession (Students and Over 65) Daily entry fee £3.00.

As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for a form which will give you membership of Allianz Park, you can pick up the form from the reception at Allianz Park. Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers gains entry free of charge.

Charges for those with a membership form are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £3.60, Monthly fee £22.00, Annual fee £264.00 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £11.00, Annual fee £132.00 – Concession (Students and Over 65) Daily entry fee £2.70, Monthly fee £16.50, Annual fee £198.00.

All membership enquiries should be directed towards Isobel Dunnicliffe at Isobel will also be at Allianz Park (Tuesday and Thursday Evenings) in the West Stand. Her direct phone number is 020 3675 7252.