Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 7 March 2024

Happy Birthday from Thursday 7 March to Wednesday 13 March –

WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Congratulations to SCOTT LINCOLN who has been selected for the GB&NI team in Glasgow on 1-3 March.

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE THROWSFEST WEEK 1Takes place on Saturday 30 March at the StoneX Stadium, Greenlands Lane, Hendon (Satnav NW4 1RL).
Entry fee is £12 per event for all age-groups, which includes 6 throws. SBH Members qualify for a 50% discount.
Events are Discus, Shot, Hammer & Javelin.
Link to the online entries –  https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2024/GBR/licc-throwsfest-1/
Entries Closing Date Sunday 24 March, No Entries On The Day 

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE THROWSFEST WEEK 2Takes place on Sunday 7 April at the StoneX Stadium, Greenlands Lane, Hendon (Satnav NW4 1RL).
Entry fee is £12 per event for all age-groups, which includes 6 throws. SBH Members qualify for a 50% discount.
Events are Discus, Shot, Hammer & Javelin.
Link to the online entries – https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2024/GBR/licc-throwsfest-2/
Entries Closing Date Sunday 31 March, No Entries On The Day

SOUTHERN MEN’S 12 STAGE AND WOMENS 6 STAGE ROAD RELAYS WHICH INCLUDE THE U15/U17 5k ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 23 March at Milton Keynes.
Start times U15/U17 Men 11.00am, Men 12.00pm 6 stages of 4.8km, 6 stages of 7.2km, Women 1.00pm 4 stages of 4.8km, 2 stages of 7.2km
Entries Closing Date Tuesday 12 March
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

2024 TRACK AND FIELD FIXTURES – The 2024 Summer Fixture Card is almost complete, and will be issued in 2-3 week’s time.
The season will be hectic from April to July, as this year sees the Olympic Games taking part in Paris, France from 26 July to 11 August, with the athletics starting on 1 August until 11 August.

The following fixtures are the 4 leagues that Shaftesbury compete in, all athletes will be selected by their respective Team Manager. On many of the fixtures there are non-scoring events, therefore please contact your respective Team Manager on what events are available, and whether you will be competing.

Eastern Young Athletes League – For age-groups U13, U15 & U17 Men and Women. There are 4 fixtures, following these there is a league final for the top 6 clubs in the league, and a plate final for clubs finishing 7th to 12th in the league.
Fixtures – Sunday 14 April at Ware, Sunday 5 May at Watford, Sunday 2 June at Sandy, Sunday 21 July at StoneX Stadium, the final is on Sunday 8 September at StoneX Stadium.
Middlesex Young Athletes League – For age-groups U11, U13, U15 & U17 Men and Women. There are 4 fixtures.
Fixtures – Saturday 27 April at Finsbury Park, Sunday 19 May at Perivale, Sunday 16 June at Harrow, Saturday 6 July at Parliament Hill.
UK Youth Development League – For age-groups U17 & U20 Men and Women. There are normally 4 fixtures, but fixture 4 scheduled for Saturday 3 August has been cancelled due to the Olympic Games taking place. Following the 3 fixtures will be the YDL final for the top 2 clubs from each region.
Fixtures – Sunday 28 April at Windsor, Sunday 26 May at Hemel Hempstead, Sunday 30 June at StoneX Stadium, the final is on Saturday 31 August at to be advised.
National Athletic League – For age-groups U17 & U20 athletes can be selected if they have reached the qualifying standard & Senior Men and Women. There are 4 fixtures.
Fixtures – Saturday 1 June at Chelmsford, Saturday 22 June at StoneX Stadium, Sunday 7 July at Stevenage, Saturday 3 August final at Bedford.
SCVAC Veterans League – Still awaiting fixture details.
London Inter Club Challenge – For all age-groups including U11s. Open to all athletes, with 50% discount for SBH athletes.
Fixtures – Saturday 30 March Throwsfest 1 at StoneX Stadium, Sunday 7 April Throwsfest 2 at StoneX Stadium, Saturday 13 July at StoneX Stadium, Saturday 17 August at StoneX Stadium, Sunday 1 September at StoneX Stadium. Note: There will be midweek Hurdles fixtures at StoneX Stadium, dates to be finalised.
Other Major Fixtures – 7-12 June European Championships at Rome, 28-30 June UK Championships at Manchester, 12-13 July English Schools Championships at Birmingham, 18-21 July European Under 18 Championships at Slovakia, 19-21 July England Under 20 and Senior Combined Events, plus Track and Field Championships venue TBC, 26-28 July England Age-Group Combined Events, plus Track and Field Championships venue TBC, 1-11 August Olympic Games at Paris, 27-31 August World U20 Championships at Lima, Peru.

WATFORD OPEN MEETINGS 2024  – Currently take place on Wednesday evenings, these are the 2024 dates – 3 April, 17 April, 1 May, 15 May, 29 May, 12 June, 26 June, 10 July, 24 July, 7 August, 21 August and 4 September.

They take place at the Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Watford (Satnav WD25 7HH).
Age-Groups Under U13 and above Men/Women.
Link to all information including link to enter a meeting – https://watfordharriers.org.uk/open-meets
The 3 April meeting will go live on the roster athletics website from 19 March, and thereafter on a 2 week rolling basis.The Watford Harriers website (link above) takes you directly to roster athletics.
Note: There are no entries on the day, and there is a possibility that the limits will be taken up well before the race day.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS SUBSCRIPTIONS – Our new Club year started on 1 October 2023. The current SBH annual subscription is £80 and the current England Athletics annual registration from 1 April 2023 is £17. The current total is £97 and should be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: HSBC, ACCOUNT NUMBER: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please advise GEOFF MORPHITIS by email (geoffrey.morphitis@capeandd.com) when payment has been made.

RESULTS
BUCS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Sheffield on 23-25 February
60m – SM H9 BRYAN OGBEBOR (Kingston University) 6th (7.46i), H12 SYDNEY MENDES U23 (Middlesex University) 3rd (PB 7.10i) taking .04 of a second off his 21 January time, in Semi-Final 2 SYDNEY finishes 7th (7.16i)
60m – SW H9 ESTHER AKITI U23 (Middlesex University) 5th (8.37i)
200m – SM H12 SYDNEY MENDES U23 (Middlesex University) 2nd (PB 22.78i) taking .12 of a second off his 2023 time, , in Semi-Final 1 SYDNEY (DNS)
400m – SM H4 JUBRIL ADENIJI U23 (Hertfordshire University) 2nd (50.35i) equalling his 4 February time, H7 JULIAN PRIEST U23 (Birmingham University) 2nd (50.95i) in Semi-Final 2 JULIAN finished 6th (50.99i) in Semi-Final 5 JUBRIL finished 4th (SB 50.14i) taking .21 of a second off his 4 February time
400m – SW H1 EMILY NEWNHAM U23 (Loughborough Students) 1st (56.64i), H4 VANESSA ANSUAA U23 (Kings College University) 3rd (SB 61.09i) in Semi-Final 2 EMILY finished 1st (54.42i) in the Final EMILY set a meeting record in winning the Gold Medal (SB 53.06i) taking .64 of a second off her 17 February time, and is ranked UK No.2 U23 in 2024
800m – SW H4 LIA RADUS (Imperial College) 3rd (2:26.51i)
3000m – SM H3 ISAAC HIRSHMAN CHANDLER (Birmingham University) 3rd (SB 8:33.07i)
60m Hurdles – SM H2 CRAIG MONCUR U23 (Birmingham University) 3rd (PB 8.34i) taking .09 of a second off his 7 February time, H3 RUBEN HEDMAN U23 (St Mary’s Richmond University) 2nd (PB 7.93i) taking .04 of a second off his 3 February time, in the Final RUBEN finished 4th (PB 7.92i) taking .01 of a second off his H3 time, and is ranked UK No.4 U23 in 2024
High Jump – SM Qualification A KIMANI JACK U23 (Birmingham University) 1st (1.88mi) in the Final KIMANI won the Gold Medal (2.12mi)
High Jump – SW Qualification B EVELYNE FONTEYNE U23 (Bath University) 2nd (1.63mi) in the Final EVELYNE won the Silver Medal (1.75mi)
Long Jump – SM Qualification  A JOSH WOODS U23 (Birmingham University) 2nd (6.77mi), Qualification B CRAIG MONCUR U23 (Birmingham University) 3rd (7.02mi) in the Final JOSH finished 5th (SB 7.04mi) adding 6cm to his 17 February jump, and is ranked UK No.6 U23 in 2024, CRAIG finished 6th (7.01mi)
Triple Jump – SM Qualification B JOSH WOODS U23 (Birmingham University) 2nd (14.46i) in the Final JOSH finished 4th (SB 15.07mi) adding 27cm to his 17 February jump, and is ranked UK No.7 U23 in 2024
Triple Jump – SW Qualification A TRINITY O’CONNOR U23 (Birmingham University) 12th (9.87i), Qualification B RUTH-ANN OTARUOH U23 (Sheffield University HCA) 5th (11.63i) in the Final RUTH-ANN finished 6th (11.89mi)
Shot 7.26kg – SM Qualification A CRAIG MONCUR U23 (Birmingham University) 3rd (13.06mi) in the Final CRAIG finished 8th (PB 13.25mi) adding 6cm to his 21 January put

ENGLAND MASTERS AA INTER-AREA CHALLENGE – Took place at Lee Valley on 25 February
60m – M50 1 SEAN SUTHERLAND V50 (SCV) 3rd (SB 7.95i) and is ranked UK No.8 V50 in 2024
200m – M50 1 SEAN SUTHERLAND V50 (SCV) 3rd (25.94i) and is ranked UK No.4 V50 in 2024
60m Hurdles – M50 GARY SMITH V50 (EM 2nd Claim) 1st (8.83i)
High Jump – M50 SEAN SUTHERLAND V50 (SCV) 2nd (SB 1.50mi) and is ranked UK No.3 Equal V50 in 2024
Pole Vault – W50 ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V60 (SCV) 2nd (2.25mi)
Long Jump – M50 GARY SMITH V50 (EM 2nd Claim) 1st (SB 5.64mi) and is ranked UK No.1 V50 in 2024
Long Jump – W50 ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V60 (SCV) 7th (3.45mi)
Shot 3kg – W50 ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V60 (SCV) 8th (SB 5.58mi)
Shot 4kg – W35 EMMA BEARDMORE V35 (2nd Claim SCV) 3rd (10.76mi) and is ranked UK No.2 V35 in 2024

SM WINTERWURF – Took place at Lucerne, Switzerland on 25 February
Javelin 800g – SM DANIEL BAINBRIDGE 3rd (70.05m)

LONDON WINTER 10K – Took place at London on 25 February
BRADLEY SINGER V35 (PB 44.19) taking 1 minute 36 seconds off his 2022 time

INTERNATIONAL TRACK MEET – Took place at Christchurch, New Zealand on 24 February
Discus 2kg – SM NICK PERCY 3rd (62.94m)

CAMPEONATO DE ANDALUCIA SUB20 – Took place at Antequera, Spain on 24 February
200m – SM H2 CAI CRAWFORD U20 1st (22.42i), A CAI finished 1st (SB 21.90i) taking .01 of a second off his 11 February time, and is ranked UK No.8 U20 in 2024

IVY LEAGUE HEPTAGONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA on 24 February
60m Hurdles – SW H1 LILY PARRIS U23 (Princeton University 2nd Claim) 6th (8.80i)

WORLD ATHLETCS INDOOR TOUR GOLD – Took place at Madrid, Spain on 23 February
Shot 7.26kg – SM SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 7th (20.82mi)

ASUN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Gainesville, Florida, USA on 23-24 February
5000m – SM KRISTIAN IMROTH U23 (Eastern Kentucky University) 4th (SB 14:31.09i) and is ranked UK No.10 U23 in 2024

KEN SHANNON LAST CHANCE INVITATIONAL – Took place at Seattle, Washington, USA on 23-24 February
Heptathlon – SM JAMI SCHLUETER U23 (University of Washington) 3rd (PB 5668 points) adding 50 points to his 2023 total, and is ranked UK No.1 U23 in 2024 – 60m 4th (SB 7.05i) taking .26 of a second off his 10 February time – 1000m 3rd (SB 2:43.48i) taking 6.30 seconds off his 26 February time – 60m Hurdles 3rd (8.18i) – High Jump 9th equal (1.89mi) – Pole Vault 8th equal (4.459mi) – Long Jump 2nd (PB 7.23mi) adding 11cm to his 13 January jump, and is ranked UK No.2 U23 in 2024 – Shot 7.26kg 3rd (13.71mi)

RUNNING2TIME BRUNEL INDOOR SERIES – Took place at Uxbridge on 21 February
Pole Vault – U17M ISAAC VAN DEN BERGH U17 1st (SB 3.70mi)
Long Jump – SX JAI-SHAMMAH LEWIN 3rd (SB 6.14mi)

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.

PARKRUNS MILESTONE VESTS – You can purchase these from 50 to 500, this is the link – https://shop.parkrun.com/collections/milestone-run-walk-vests

PARKRUNS IN THE UK – Last Saturday at parkruns in the UK, there were…
1,054 events – 196,674 walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers – 8,854 first timers – 20,976 PBs

COMPLETELY USELESS RANDOM FACT – Did you know … 6,000 parkrunners have a birthday on the 29 February

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Aldenham on 24 February.
JOEL PHILLIPS V45 3rd (PB 21.03) this was his 94th Parkrun, AMBER JACKSON U15 8th (22.40) this was her 17th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Edgbaston Reservoir on 24 February.
JAMES DAVIS U23 160th (25 53) this was his 50th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Hackney Marshes on 24 February.
BARRY CHISHOLM V65 397th (35 09) this was his 322nd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Harrow on 24 February.
DANIYAL JANMOHAMED U11 17th (PB 20.59) this was his 8th Parkrun, LILY JANMOHAMED U11 69th (24.42) this was her 7th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Kesgrave on 24 February.
ROSS HAMMOND U17 1st (18.17) this was his 33rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Lordship Recreational Ground on 24 February.
AIDAN MACAVOY U17 2nd (17.16) this was his 4th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Maidstone on 24 February.
CLIFF GOLDING V65 96th (26.11) this was his 163rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Oak Hill on 24 February.
RAFI GAYER U17 1st (PB 16.52) this was his 5th Parkrun, TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE U17 2nd (17.40) this was his 51st Parkrun, OLIVIA ABBOTT U13 33rd (PB 22.51) this was her 2nd Parkrun, STUART SINGER V35 39th (23.33) this was his 409th Parkrun, BRADLEY SINGER V35 102nd (26.48) this was his 259th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Panshanger on 24 February.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 238th (43.35) this was his 293rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Perry Lakes, Perth, Australia on 24 February.
STUART MOORE V60 155th (32.18) this was his 221st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Pymmes on 24 February.
ZACK JOSEPHS U15 9th (PB 19.25) this was his 14th Parkrun, SAM CLEMENTS U13 16th (PB 20.16) this was his 8th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Rickmansworth on 24 February.
ARTHUR PHILLIPS U15 3rd (16.35) this was his 65th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at The Old Showfield on 24 February.
RICHARD SAMUEL V70 18th (21.45) this was his 30th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Valentines on 24 February.
EMMA MCCLUSKEY U20 (2nd Claim) 5th (19.49) this was her 37th Parkrun, JO KENT V55 (2nd Claim) 13th (20.51) this was her 130th Parkrun

UPCOMING ROAD RELAY AND CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 5 WEEKS, WHICH COVERS THE PERIOD THURSDAY 29 FEBRUARY UNTIL WEDNESDAY 3 APRIL – The SBH 2023-2024 Winter Fixture Card and Information Sheet are available on the SBH website – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/ 

UK CAU INTER COUNTIES CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 9 March at Wollaton Park, Nottingham.
Note: You you will selected by your respective County Team Manager

ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 16 March at Pontefract.
Note: You you will selected by your respective County Team Manager 

WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 30 March at Belgade, Serbia

UPCOMING INDOOR FIXTURES, WHICH COVERS THE PERIOD THURSDAY 29 FEBRUARY UNTIL WEDNESDAY 3 APRIL – Please enter yourself and pay the appropiate fee. Also note, especially Lee Valley, that events may close before any closing date, if that event is fully subscribed.

BUCS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Friday 23 February to Sunday 25 February.
Entries Closed

ENGLAND MASTERS INDOOR CHALLENGE – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 25 February.
Note: Team selection will be via area clubs

WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place in Glasgow from Friday 1 March to Sunday 3 March
Note: You will be selected following the UK trials

ESSEX AND EASTERN COUNTIES INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 2 March and Sunday 3 March. Age-group U13 up to Senior.
Entries Closed

ENGLAND ATHLETICS U15 AND U17 COMBINED EVENTS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 9 March and Sunday 10 March.
Entries Closed

HERTFORDSHIRE, MIDDLESEX AND KENT INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPSTakes place at Lee Valley on Saturday 16 March and Sunday 17 March, for all age-groups excluding U13s.
Link to Hertfordshire online entries – https://meets.rosterathletics.com/public/competitions?cc=GBR&page=0&from=2024-03-01&to=2024-03-30
Link to Middlesex entries onlinehttps://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/?o=&page=7&date__gte=&date__lte=&type=&q=&country_id=&uses_ot=on
Link to Kent entries onlinehttp://kcaa.org.uk/onlineregs/newmeeting9.php?MeetID=1
Link to Middlesex full fixture information – Middlesex Indoor Championships 16-03-24
Closing Dates for Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Kent is Friday 1 March
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

EUROPEAN MASTERS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place in Torun, Poland from Sunday 17 March to Sunday 24 March.

SOUTHERN MEN’S 12 STAGE AND WOMENS 6 STAGE ROAD RELAYS WHICH INCLUDE THE U15/U17 5k ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 23 March at Milton Keynes.Start times U15/U17 Men 11.00am, Men 12.00pm 6 stages of 4.8km, 6 stages of 7.2km, Women 1.00pm 4 stages of 4.8km, 2 stages of 7.2km
Entries Closing Date Tuesday 12 March
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

NEXT GENERATION TRY OUT KIDS’ ATHLETICS AHEAD OF WORLD INDOORS  The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

On the eve of the major championships in Glasgow, the global governing body’s young athlete initiative takes place in the city. With only a week to go until the start of the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow, local school children have been given a unique opportunity to take part in a fun festival of athletics. For some it meant getting their first taste of the No.1 Olympic sport, too. Kids’ Athletics is a free and exciting programme created by World Athletics to get children and young people across the world moving. The programme uses the power of athletics to inspire children and young people, wherever they are, to be more active, develop their skills and confidence, and to connect with the sport for life. The Kids’ Athletics day took place at Haghill Primary School, only a stone’s throw away from Glasgow’s Emirates Arena where world champions will be crowned. The day offered local children the chance to immerse themselves in the sport, participating in a series of adapted athletics events to develop core skills, including the standing long jump, speed bounds, seated ball throw and group relay challenges.

The pupils were given a score card to record their own efforts, the focus being on the individual and their only competition is with themselves. Bringing together 190 children aged 8-10, six local schools (Haghill Primary School, Alexandra Parade Primary School, Golfhill Primary School, Carntyne Primary School, Barmulloch Primary School, St Denise Primary School) are involved in the programme, with the aim of creating pathways into the sport through collaboration with local community driven initiatives. One such local initiative is the Dennistoun Community Sports Club (DCSH), which works in association with Glasgow Life and sportscotland to support the community and increase engagement in sport and physical activity. Already involved with renowned local athletics club – Shettleston Harriers, the DACSH aims to offer a pathway to young individuals into sport and it is hoped this event will help to uncover some of Scotland’s new athletics stars, following in the footsteps of local icons LAURA MUIR, JEMMA REEKIE and JOSH KERR.

Former Scottish track and field star and event ambassador, EILIDH DOYLE, said: “Athletics has such a varied range of running, jumping and throwing events, as well as being the core skills of so many other sports, it really does offer something for everyone. It is great seeing all these youngsters getting the opportunity to have a go today and more importantly being connected with people and places where they can continue to develop their interest in the sport. “Athletics is about having fun and it has been great to see all the smiley faces here today, cheered on by the event mascot Scottee, who was having his own warm-up for the championships!”

PAAVO NURMI’S MEDALS RETURNING TO PARIS  The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently

Five golds won by “The Flying Finn” in 1924 to form part of new exhibition in French capital. The last time the summer Olympics were staged in Paris, back in 1924, PAAVO NURMI was one of the standout performers. As he created history by winning no fewer than five gold medals in a single Games, he was dubbed as  “The Flying Finn”, “The Phantom Finn” or “The Finnish Running Marvel”. Now, 100 years on from his incredible feats of athleticism, NURMI’S medals are returning to the French capital for the first time since he was awarded them for winning the 1500m, 5000m, the 3000m team event and two cross-country events in a remarkable four-day spell.

In the 1920s, the Finn was known across the world for his middle and long distance running abilities, filling arenas wherever he went. Paris 1924 established his enduring legend, with his five victories remaining the most athletics gold medals ever won by one athlete at a single Games.

Nurmi’s medals will go on display in the museum of the Monnaie de Paris on the left bank of the Seine and form part of a larger exhibition of Olympic medals. “D’or, d’argent, de bronze. Une histoire de la médaille Olympique”, organised by the museum of the French mint to mark the Olympic Games of Paris 2024, offers a fascinating exploration of the history of the Olympic medal, highlighting its evolution through the editions of the modern Olympic Games. The exhibition opens to the public from March 27 and will run until September 22. “World Athletics is delighted that the family of PAAVO NURMI, the PAAVO NURMI Games, the City of Turku and the museum of the Monnaie de Paris have partnered with our own Museum of World Athletics to return one of the most famous sets of Olympic medals to the French capital for the first time since they were won there a century ago,” said World Athletics President SEB COE. “During the year of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, we are celebrating the outstanding achievements of The Flying Finn PAAVO NURMI who in 1924 won a still unsurpassed haul of five Olympic Athletics gold medals in a single edition of the Games. “As famous as the Hollywood stars of his day, lauded by US presidents, NURMI was the first truly global sports star. NURMI ended his career with nine golds and three Olympic silver medals and 22 ratified world records but his achievements in Paris 1924, including an outrageous 1500m and 5000m double won with only an hour rest between the two finals, marked the zenith of his career.”

OLYMPIC GAMES 2024 – Take place in Paris from the 26 July until the 11 August. The Athletics take place from the 1 August until the 11 August.

Link to the Olympic Games website for the schedule for all events – https://www.paris2024.org/en/competition-schedule-olympic-games/
Detailed schedule for events will be issued later this year
Link to the Olympic Games website to register for tickets – https://tickets.paris2024.org/en/

PARALYMPIC GAMES 2024 – Take place in Paris, from the 28 August until the 8 September.
Link to the Paralympic Games website for the schedule for all events – https://www.paris2024.org/en/competition-schedule-paralympic-games/
Link to the Paralympic Games website to register for tickets – https://tickets.paris2024.org/en/

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ON INSTAGRAM – Since the account was setup towards the end of last year, there has been an amazing amount of Videos and Photographs contributed with many comments. There are no posts this week.

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 newInstagram 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.

THE FOLLOWING IS CLUB INFORMATION ON VARIOUS TOPICS

SBH 2024 SUMMER FIXTURE CARD – The 2024 Summer Fixture Card will be issued around the middles of March.

SBH 2023-2024 WINTER POINTS AND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP TABLES – Currently the updated Winter Points and Club Championship tables are published on the SBH website.
Link to the Final Winter Points tables, as the National Championships was cancelled, the tables are based on the 10 February Metropolitan League results – Mens Cross Country Points Tables 2023-2024 Final Issue 24-02-24  Womens Cross Country Points Tables 2023-2024 Final Issue 24-02-24
Link to the updated Club Championships table, following the 27 January Southern Championships – SBH Cross Country Club Championship Winners 2023-2024 Updated 27-01-24 Final Issue
Please select a document, following this you can print a copy for future reference.

STONEX STADIUM MEMBERSHIP – To use the StoneX Stadium facilities for training, SBH members are required to pay a fee. You can register as a member (which is free) which then entitles you to a discount. This is the link to the form to apply for membership – StoneX Membership (1) as of 30 October 2023

JAMIE BATH MEMBERS MASSAGE SERVICE  Since joining SBH he has been working closely with TY HOLDEN in his quest for Athlete and Athletics Development. To help support the club members he has (with the club’s support) set up a Members Massage Service available on club nights at a small charge of £15 (as compared to outside masseurs who charge £60) to simply cover materials and insurance.
Please contact JAMIE at jamiebath@live.co.uk or text him on 07902 592561. You can also see him on training nights for availability.

GEORGE HARRISON MBE MEMORIAL DOCUMENT – The document has been put together with contributors from LISA WEBB, MARTIN ROCHFORD, NADEEM SHAIKH, RACHEL FELTON, LIAM and JAMIE DEE, JAMES LOVELL, EMILIA ECONOMU, ALAN WELLERKAREN HARRISONTIM UNDERHILL, GLEN WATTS, JOANNA WINFIELD, SHAUN CLIFFORD and EUAN MACKENZIEShaftesbury Barnet Harriers Memorial To George Harrison From Friends And Members 20 April 2023
If you wish to contribute your own memories and/or photographs of GEORGE, please email them to me, either within the email or as a separate attached word document.

CODES OF CONDUCT – SBH have now adopted the UK Athletics (UKA) and the Home Country Athletics Federations (HCAF) Codes of Conduct which set out national standards of conduct for all clubs, coaches, officials, volunteers and athletes in the sport.  The purpose of the codes are to clarify what behaviours are acceptable and unacceptable, the standards of practice expected and the basis for challenging and improving practice.  The Codes are similar to our previous Codes of Conduct which were part of the previous ClubMark scheme.  All club member and anyone undertaking a relevant role must agree to abide by the codes of conduct. The Codes of Conduct have now been put onto our Website, please read these to understand the commitments you are making by being a member of SBH.
Link to the Code of Conduct document – Codes Of Conduct Booklet 2021 (1)

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.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW CLUB KIT They 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/

ACCESS TO SBH CLUBHOUSE – The new Keyholders to the outside door are TY HOLDEN, CLYDE GORDON, NEVILLE THOMPSON, GREG THOMPSON, COLIN GODFREY and YAMILLE ALDAMA who all use the Clubhouse outside of normal stadium opening hours. GEOFF MORPHITIS and DAVE BEDFORD will also have a key. All other key fob holders can continue to gain access to the clubhouse via the (New) West Stand Entrance and the Trackside Door to the Clubhouse.
Link to note and details for further information – SBH Club House Door 20-01-23

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.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASE 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.

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 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.

SBH FAST FORWARD SCHOOL ATHLETICS CLUB ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers now run the school athletics club on Tuesday and Thursday at 4.30pm and which progresses to a more advanced club at 5.45 as a segue into the club. This is for ages 5 years -10 years of age. Please contact TY HOLDEN on 07737803260 for further information

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2024 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.

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

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 29 February 2024

Happy Birthday from Thursday 29 February to Wednesday 6 March – Joanna Blair, James Davis, Miguel Gonzalez, Fiona Groom, Paul Lewis, Andrew Magnall, Lily Parris, Stephen Potter, Glen Quayle, Milo Rynehart, Dian Taylor and Georgina Warmate

WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Congratulations to SCOTT LINCOLN who has been selected for the GB&NI team in Glasgow on 1-3 March.

WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS ON TV Is being shown on BBC2 – Friday 9.30am to 2.15pm, 6.45pm to 10.00pm – Saturday 9.30am to 1.15pm, 6.40pm to 10.15pm – Sunday 9.30am to 12.15pm, 6.30pm to 10.15pm.

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS CANCELLEDThis was the message we received from JOHN TEMPERTON of the English Cross Country Association last Friday 23 February.

The ECCA very much regret to announce that despite every effort possible being made, we are unable to hold the National Championships at Weston Park on Saturday. Thursday saw torrential rain for many hours, and much of the Park including parking areas are underwater. Falling on already saturated ground, this made conditions impossible for parking. We have spent the last 24 hours exploring every possible alternative, but we have not been able to solve the parking issues.
We will now explore all possible options, to hold our Championships at a suitable future date. We sincerely apologise for all the logistical and financial problems that this will cause to Clubs and individuals. Further announcements will be made as soon as we can do so with any certainty.

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE RE-SCHEDULEDThe following was posted on the ECCA website on Monday 26 February.

Following many meetings with various interests, The ECCA is now able to update you on the future plans for the 2024 National Championships. We have rescheduled the 2024 Championships at Weston Park during September (the exact date will be issued within a week from now). We recognise the importance of holding an annual Championships so have taken the decision to break with tradition and use a September date.
Details will be published as soon as possible, but we will be using age groups as per the 2023/2024 cross country season. So existing age groups will be used in September.

SBH 2023-2024 CROSS COUNTRY POINTS CHAMPIONSHIPSFollowing the above re-scheduling of the National XC Championships, we have taken the decision that the final points totals will be based on the 10 February Metropolitan League results.

The Under 11 Boys and Girls final winners were published in the 15 February SBH Weekly Newsletter.

The Under 13 to Veteran Men and Women results are now based on the best 5 out of 6 results. Just to explain that some athletes have only completed 4 races. Therefore based on the National entries, the age-groups Under 13 to Under 20 winners as shown on the 10 February tables could not have been caught or overtaken. The only age-group that is not the case is the Under 17 Men, but as ADAM O’GORMAN was entered for the National, it would have been his 5th counting race, in which he would have ended up as the winner.
Congratulations to the following winners – Under 13 Boys EDWARD PASCAL, Under 15 Boys ARTHUR PHILLIPS, Under 17 Men ADAM O’GORMAN, Under 20 Men No Runners – Under 13 Girls AIMEE PORTER, Under 15 Girls POSIE SHAW, Under 17 Women PHOEBE MUSIC, Under 20 Women EVIE WINSTON

The Senior and Veteran Men and Women the same applies as above.
Congratulations to the following winners – Senior Men THOMAS BUTLER, Masters Men 40-49 JOEL PHILLIPS, Masters Men 50-59 TIM BUTLER, Masters Men 60-69 PHILIP CUNNINGHAM – Senior Women NICOLA PAYNE

Link to the final Men and Women tables – Mens Cross Country Points Tables 2023-2024 Final Issue 24-02-24  Womens Cross Country Points Tables 2023-2024 Final Issue 24-02-24

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The fifth fixture of five takes place this Saturday 2 March at Brent Country Park, Hanwell, West London (SatNav W7 3BP).
You may wish to Google Hanwell Zoo for an overview of the area and the location of the park. The approach roads in the Greenford area are mostly within the London 20 mph zone so beware of being zapped by cameras.
The course will be on paths within Brent Valley Park, close to Hanwell Zoo.
The first races will be at 12 noon and at the conclusion of the final event the season awards will be presented.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will our athletes please see TY HOLDEN who will give you a race number

Map showing the course for the 4 races

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE THROWSFEST WEEK 1Takes place on Saturday 30 March at the StoneX Stadium, Greenlands Lane, Hendon (Satnav NW4 1RL).
Entry fee is £12 per event for all age-groups, which includes 6 throws. SBH Members qualify for a 50% discount.
Events are Discus, Shot, Hammer & Javelin.
Link to the online entries –  https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2024/GBR/licc-throwsfest-1/
Entries Closing Date Sunday 24 March, No Entries On The Day 

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE THROWSFEST WEEK 2Takes place on Sunday 7 April at the StoneX Stadium, Greenlands Lane, Hendon (Satnav NW4 1RL).
Entry fee is £12 per event for all age-groups, which includes 6 throws. SBH Members qualify for a 50% discount.
Events are Discus, Shot, Hammer & Javelin.
Link to the online entries – https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2024/GBR/licc-throwsfest-2/
Entries Closing Date Sunday 31 March, No Entries On The Day

SOUTHERN MEN’S 12 STAGE AND WOMENS 6 STAGE ROAD RELAYS WHICH INCLUDE THE U15/U17 5k ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 23 March at Milton Keynes.
Start times U15/U17 Men 11.00am, Men 12.00pm 6 stages of 4.8km, 6 stages of 7.2km, Women 1.00pm 4 stages of 4.8km, 2 stages of 7.2km
Entries Closing Date Tuesday 12 March
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

2024 TRACK AND FIELD FIXTURES – The 2024 Summer Fixture Card is almost complete, and will be issued in 2-3 week’s time.
The season will be hectic from April to July, as this year sees the Olympic Games taking part in Paris, France from 26 July to 11 August, with the athletics starting on 1 August until 11 August.

The following fixtures are the 4 leagues that Shaftesbury compete in, all athletes will be selected by their respective Team Manager. On many of the fixtures there are non-scoring events, therefore please contact your respective Team Manager on what events are available, and whether you will be competing.

Eastern Young Athletes League – For age-groups U13, U15 & U17 Men and Women. There are 4 fixtures, following these there is a league final for the top 6 clubs in the league, and a plate final for clubs finishing 7th to 12th in the league.
Fixtures – Sunday 14 April at Ware, Sunday 5 May at Watford, Sunday 2 June at Sandy, Sunday 21 July at StoneX Stadium, the final is on Sunday 8 September at StoneX Stadium.
Middlesex Young Athletes League – For age-groups U11, U13, U15 & U17 Men and Women. There are 4 fixtures.
Fixtures – Saturday 27 April at Finsbury Park, Sunday 19 May at Perivale, Sunday 16 June at Harrow, Saturday 6 July at Parliament Hill.
UK Youth Development League – For age-groups U17 & U20 Men and Women. There are normally 4 fixtures, but fixture 4 scheduled for Saturday 3 August has been cancelled due to the Olympic Games taking place. Following the 3 fixtures will be the YDL final for the top 2 clubs from each region.
Fixtures – Sunday 28 April at Windsor, Sunday 26 May at Hemel Hempstead, Sunday 30 June at StoneX Stadium, the final is on Saturday 31 August at to be advised.
National Athletic League – For age-groups U17 & U20 athletes can be selected if they have reached the qualifying standard & Senior Men and Women. There are 4 fixtures.
Fixtures – Saturday 1 June at Chelmsford, Saturday 22 June at StoneX Stadium, Sunday 7 July at Stevenage, Saturday 3 August final at Bedford.
SCVAC Veterans League – Still awaiting fixture details.
London Inter Club Challenge – For all age-groups including U11s. Open to all athletes, with 50% discount for SBH athletes.
Fixtures – Saturday 30 March Throwsfest 1 at StoneX Stadium, Sunday 7 April Throwsfest 2 at StoneX Stadium, Saturday 13 July at StoneX Stadium, Saturday 17 August at StoneX Stadium, Sunday 1 September at StoneX Stadium. Note: There will be midweek Hurdles fixtures at StoneX Stadium, dates to be finalised.
Other Major Fixtures – 7-12 June European Championships at Rome, 28-30 June UK Championships at Manchester, 12-13 July English Schools Championships at Birmingham, 18-21 July European Under 18 Championships at Slovakia, 19-21 July England Under 20 and Senior Combined Events, plus Track and Field Championships venue TBC, 26-28 July England Age-Group Combined Events, plus Track and Field Championships venue TBC, 1-11 August Olympic Games at Paris, 27-31 August World U20 Championships at Lima, Peru.

WATFORD OPEN MEETINGS 2024  – Currently take place on Wednesday evenings, these are the 2024 dates – 3 April, 17 April, 1 May, 15 May, 29 May, 12 June, 26 June, 10 July, 24 July, 7 August, 21 August and 4 September.

They take place at the Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Watford (Satnav WD25 7HH).
Age-Groups Under U13 and above Men/Women.
Link to all information including link to enter a meeting – https://watfordharriers.org.uk/open-meets
The 3 April meeting will go live on the roster athletics website from 19 March, and thereafter on a 2 week rolling basis.The Watford Harriers website (link above) takes you directly to roster athletics.
Note: There are no entries on the day, and there is a possibility that the limits will be taken up well before the race day.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS SUBSCRIPTIONS – Our new Club year started on 1 October 2023. The current SBH annual subscription is £80 and the current England Athletics annual registration from 1 April 2023 is £17. The current total is £97 and should be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: HSBC, ACCOUNT NUMBER: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please advise GEOFF MORPHITIS by email (geoffrey.morphitis@capeandd.com) when payment has been made.

RESULTS
BUCS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Sheffield on 23-25 February
60m – SM H9 BRYAN OGBEBOR (Kingston University) 6th (7.46i), H12 SYDNEY MENDES U23 (Middlesex University) 3rd (PB 7.10i) taking .04 of a second off his 21 January time, in Semi-Final 2 SYDNEY finishes 7th (7.16i)
60m – SW H9 ESTHER AKITI U23 (Middlesex University) 5th (8.37i)
200m – SM H12 SYDNEY MENDES U23 (Middlesex University) 2nd (PB 22.78i) taking .12 of a second off his 2023 time, , in Semi-Final 1 SYDNEY (DNS)
400m – SM H4 JUBRIL ADENIJI U23 (Hertfordshire University) 2nd (50.35i) equalling his 4 February time, H7 JULIAN PRIEST U23 (Birmingham University) 2nd (50.95i) in Semi-Final 2 JULIAN finished 6th (50.99i) in Semi-Final 5 JUBRIL finished 4th (SB 50.14i) taking .21 of a second off his 4 February time
400m – SW H1 EMILY NEWNHAM U23 (Loughborough Students) 1st (56.64i), H4 VANESSA ANSUAA U23 (Kings College University) 3rd (SB 61.09i) in Semi-Final 2 EMILY finished 1st (54.42i) in the Final EMILY set a meeting record in winning the Gold Medal (SB 53.06i) taking .64 of a second off her 17 February time, and is ranked UK No.2 U23 in 2024
800m – SW H4 LIA RADUS (Imperial College) 3rd (2:26.51i)
3000m – SM H3 ISAAC HIRSHMAN CHANDLER (Birmingham University) 3rd (SB 8:33.07i)
60m Hurdles – SM H2 CRAIG MONCUR U23 (Birmingham University) 3rd (PB 8.34i) taking .09 of a second off his 7 February time, H3 RUBEN HEDMAN U23 (St Mary’s Richmond University) 2nd (PB 7.93i) taking .04 of a second off his 3 February time, in the Final RUBEN finished 4th (PB 7.92i) taking .01 of a second off his H3 time, and is ranked UK No.4 U23 in 2024
High Jump – SM Qualification A KIMANI JACK U23 (Birmingham University) 1st (1.88mi) in the Final KIMANI won the Gold Medal (2.12mi)
High Jump – SW Qualification B EVELYNE FONTEYNE U23 (Bath University) 2nd (1.63mi) in the Final EVELYNE won the Silver Medal (1.75mi)
Long Jump – SM Qualification  A JOSH WOODS U23 (Birmingham University) 2nd (6.77mi), Qualification B CRAIG MONCUR U23 (Birmingham University) 3rd (7.02mi) in the Final JOSH finished 5th (SB 7.04mi) adding 6cm to his 17 February jump, and is ranked UK No.6 U23 in 2024, CRAIG finished 6th (7.01mi)
Triple Jump – SM Qualification B JOSH WOODS U23 (Birmingham University) 2nd (14.46i) in the Final JOSH finished 4th (SB 15.07mi) adding 27cm to his 17 February jump, and is ranked UK No.7 U23 in 2024
Triple Jump – SW Qualification A TRINITY O’CONNOR U23 (Birmingham University) 12th (9.87i), Qualification B RUTH-ANN OTARUOH U23 (Sheffield University HCA) 5th (11.63i) in the Final RUTH-ANN finished 6th (11.89mi)
Shot 7.26kg – SM Qualification A CRAIG MONCUR U23 (Birmingham University) 3rd (13.06mi) in the Final CRAIG finished 8th (PB 13.25mi) adding 6cm to his 21 January put

ENGLAND MASTERS AA INTER-AREA CHALLENGE – Took place at Lee Valley on 25 February
60m – M50 1 SEAN SUTHERLAND V50 (SCV) 3rd (SB 7.95i) and is ranked UK No.8 V50 in 2024
200m – M50 1 SEAN SUTHERLAND V50 (SCV) 3rd (25.94i) and is ranked UK No.4 V50 in 2024
60m Hurdles – M50 GARY SMITH V50 (EM 2nd Claim) 1st (8.83i)
High Jump – M50 SEAN SUTHERLAND V50 (SCV) 2nd (SB 1.50mi) and is ranked UK No.3 Equal V50 in 2024
Pole Vault – W50 ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V60 (SCV) 2nd (2.25mi)
Long Jump – M50 GARY SMITH V50 (EM 2nd Claim) 1st (SB 5.64mi) and is ranked UK No.1 V50 in 2024
Long Jump – W50 ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V60 (SCV) 7th (3.45mi)
Shot 3kg – W50 ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V60 (SCV) 8th (SB 5.58mi)
Shot 4kg – W35 EMMA BEARDMORE V35 (2nd Claim SCV) 3rd (10.76mi) and is ranked UK No.2 V35 in 2024

SM WINTERWURF – Took place at Lucerne, Switzerland on 25 February
Javelin 800g – SM DANIEL BAINBRIDGE 3rd (70.05m)

LONDON WINTER 10K – Took place at London on 25 February
BRADLEY SINGER V35 (PB 44.19) taking 1 minute 36 seconds off his 2022 time

INTERNATIONAL TRACK MEET – Took place at Christchurch, New Zealand on 24 February
Discus 2kg – SM NICK PERCY 3rd (62.94m)

CAMPEONATO DE ANDALUCIA SUB20 – Took place at Antequera, Spain on 24 February
200m – SM H2 CAI CRAWFORD U20 1st (22.42i), A CAI finished 1st (SB 21.90i) taking .01 of a second off his 11 February time, and is ranked UK No.8 U20 in 2024

IVY LEAGUE HEPTAGONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA on 24 February
60m Hurdles – SW H1 LILY PARRIS U23 (Princeton University 2nd Claim) 6th (8.80i)

WORLD ATHLETCS INDOOR TOUR GOLD – Took place at Madrid, Spain on 23 February
Shot 7.26kg – SM SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 7th (20.82mi)

ASUN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Gainesville, Florida, USA on 23-24 February
5000m – SM KRISTIAN IMROTH U23 (Eastern Kentucky University) 4th (SB 14:31.09i) and is ranked UK No.10 U23 in 2024

KEN SHANNON LAST CHANCE INVITATIONAL – Took place at Seattle, Washington, USA on 23-24 February
Heptathlon – SM JAMI SCHLUETER U23 (University of Washington) 3rd (PB 5668 points) adding 50 points to his 2023 total, and is ranked UK No.1 U23 in 2024 – 60m 4th (SB 7.05i) taking .26 of a second off his 10 February time – 1000m 3rd (SB 2:43.48i) taking 6.30 seconds off his 26 February time – 60m Hurdles 3rd (8.18i) – High Jump 9th equal (1.89mi) – Pole Vault 8th equal (4.459mi) – Long Jump 2nd (PB 7.23mi) adding 11cm to his 13 January jump, and is ranked UK No.2 U23 in 2024 – Shot 7.26kg 3rd (13.71mi)

RUNNING2TIME BRUNEL INDOOR SERIES – Took place at Uxbridge on 21 February
Pole Vault – U17M ISAAC VAN DEN BERGH U17 1st (SB 3.70mi)
Long Jump – SX JAI-SHAMMAH LEWIN 3rd (SB 6.14mi)

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.

PARKRUNS MILESTONE VESTS – You can purchase these from 50 to 500, this is the link – https://shop.parkrun.com/collections/milestone-run-walk-vests

PARKRUNS IN THE UK – Last Saturday at parkruns in the UK, there were…
1,054 events – 196,674 walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers – 8,854 first timers – 20,976 PBs

COMPLETELY USELESS RANDOM FACT – Did you know … 6,000 parkrunners have a birthday on the 29 February

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Aldenham on 24 February.
JOEL PHILLIPS V45 3rd (PB 21.03) this was his 94th Parkrun, AMBER JACKSON U15 8th (22.40) this was her 17th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Edgbaston Reservoir on 24 February.
JAMES DAVIS U23 160th (25 53) this was his 50th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Hackney Marshes on 24 February.
BARRY CHISHOLM V65 397th (35 09) this was his 322nd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Harrow on 24 February.
DANIYAL JANMOHAMED U11 17th (PB 20.59) this was his 8th Parkrun, LILY JANMOHAMED U11 69th (24.42) this was her 7th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Kesgrave on 24 February.
ROSS HAMMOND U17 1st (18.17) this was his 33rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Lordship Recreational Ground on 24 February.
AIDAN MACAVOY U17 2nd (17.16) this was his 4th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Maidstone on 24 February.
CLIFF GOLDING V65 96th (26.11) this was his 163rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Oak Hill on 24 February.
RAFI GAYER U17 1st (PB 16.52) this was his 5th Parkrun, TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE U17 2nd (17.40) this was his 51st Parkrun, OLIVIA ABBOTT U13 33rd (PB 22.51) this was her 2nd Parkrun, STUART SINGER V35 39th (23.33) this was his 409th Parkrun, BRADLEY SINGER V35 102nd (26.48) this was his 259th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Panshanger on 24 February.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 238th (43.35) this was his 293rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Perry Lakes, Perth, Australia on 24 February.
STUART MOORE V60 155th (32.18) this was his 221st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Pymmes on 24 February.
ZACK JOSEPHS U15 9th (PB 19.25) this was his 14th Parkrun, SAM CLEMENTS U13 16th (PB 20.16) this was his 8th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Rickmansworth on 24 February.
ARTHUR PHILLIPS U15 3rd (16.35) this was his 65th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at The Old Showfield on 24 February.
RICHARD SAMUEL V70 18th (21.45) this was his 30th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Valentines on 24 February.
EMMA MCCLUSKEY U20 (2nd Claim) 5th (19.49) this was her 37th Parkrun, JO KENT V55 (2nd Claim) 13th (20.51) this was her 130th Parkrun

UPCOMING ROAD RELAY AND CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 5 WEEKS, WHICH COVERS THE PERIOD THURSDAY 29 FEBRUARY UNTIL WEDNESDAY 3 APRIL – The SBH 2023-2024 Winter Fixture Card and Information Sheet are available on the SBH website – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/ 

UK CAU INTER COUNTIES CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 9 March at Wollaton Park, Nottingham.
Note: You you will selected by your respective County Team Manager

ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 16 March at Pontefract.
Note: You you will selected by your respective County Team Manager 

WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 30 March at Belgade, Serbia

UPCOMING INDOOR FIXTURES, WHICH COVERS THE PERIOD THURSDAY 29 FEBRUARY UNTIL WEDNESDAY 3 APRIL – Please enter yourself and pay the appropiate fee. Also note, especially Lee Valley, that events may close before any closing date, if that event is fully subscribed.

BUCS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Friday 23 February to Sunday 25 February.
Entries Closed

ENGLAND MASTERS INDOOR CHALLENGE – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 25 February.
Note: Team selection will be via area clubs

WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place in Glasgow from Friday 1 March to Sunday 3 March
Note: You will be selected following the UK trials

ESSEX AND EASTERN COUNTIES INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 2 March and Sunday 3 March. Age-group U13 up to Senior.
Entries Closed

ENGLAND ATHLETICS U15 AND U17 COMBINED EVENTS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 9 March and Sunday 10 March.
Entries Closed

HERTFORDSHIRE, MIDDLESEX AND KENT INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPSTakes place at Lee Valley on Saturday 16 March and Sunday 17 March, for all age-groups excluding U13s.
Link to Hertfordshire online entries – https://meets.rosterathletics.com/public/competitions?cc=GBR&page=0&from=2024-03-01&to=2024-03-30
Link to Middlesex entries onlinehttps://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/?o=&page=7&date__gte=&date__lte=&type=&q=&country_id=&uses_ot=on
Link to Kent entries onlinehttp://kcaa.org.uk/onlineregs/newmeeting9.php?MeetID=1
Link to Middlesex full fixture information – Middlesex Indoor Championships 16-03-24
Closing Dates for Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Kent is Friday 1 March
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

EUROPEAN MASTERS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place in Torun, Poland from Sunday 17 March to Sunday 24 March.

SOUTHERN MEN’S 12 STAGE AND WOMENS 6 STAGE ROAD RELAYS WHICH INCLUDE THE U15/U17 5k ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 23 March at Milton Keynes.Start times U15/U17 Men 11.00am, Men 12.00pm 6 stages of 4.8km, 6 stages of 7.2km, Women 1.00pm 4 stages of 4.8km, 2 stages of 7.2km
Entries Closing Date Tuesday 12 March
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

NEXT GENERATION TRY OUT KIDS’ ATHLETICS AHEAD OF WORLD INDOORS  The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

On the eve of the major championships in Glasgow, the global governing body’s young athlete initiative takes place in the city. With only a week to go until the start of the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow, local school children have been given a unique opportunity to take part in a fun festival of athletics. For some it meant getting their first taste of the No.1 Olympic sport, too. Kids’ Athletics is a free and exciting programme created by World Athletics to get children and young people across the world moving. The programme uses the power of athletics to inspire children and young people, wherever they are, to be more active, develop their skills and confidence, and to connect with the sport for life. The Kids’ Athletics day took place at Haghill Primary School, only a stone’s throw away from Glasgow’s Emirates Arena where world champions will be crowned. The day offered local children the chance to immerse themselves in the sport, participating in a series of adapted athletics events to develop core skills, including the standing long jump, speed bounds, seated ball throw and group relay challenges.

The pupils were given a score card to record their own efforts, the focus being on the individual and their only competition is with themselves. Bringing together 190 children aged 8-10, six local schools (Haghill Primary School, Alexandra Parade Primary School, Golfhill Primary School, Carntyne Primary School, Barmulloch Primary School, St Denise Primary School) are involved in the programme, with the aim of creating pathways into the sport through collaboration with local community driven initiatives. One such local initiative is the Dennistoun Community Sports Club (DCSH), which works in association with Glasgow Life and sportscotland to support the community and increase engagement in sport and physical activity. Already involved with renowned local athletics club – Shettleston Harriers, the DACSH aims to offer a pathway to young individuals into sport and it is hoped this event will help to uncover some of Scotland’s new athletics stars, following in the footsteps of local icons LAURA MUIR, JEMMA REEKIE and JOSH KERR.

Former Scottish track and field star and event ambassador, EILIDH DOYLE, said: “Athletics has such a varied range of running, jumping and throwing events, as well as being the core skills of so many other sports, it really does offer something for everyone. It is great seeing all these youngsters getting the opportunity to have a go today and more importantly being connected with people and places where they can continue to develop their interest in the sport. “Athletics is about having fun and it has been great to see all the smiley faces here today, cheered on by the event mascot Scottee, who was having his own warm-up for the championships!”

PAAVO NURMI’S MEDALS RETURNING TO PARIS  The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently

Five golds won by “The Flying Finn” in 1924 to form part of new exhibition in French capital. The last time the summer Olympics were staged in Paris, back in 1924, PAAVO NURMI was one of the standout performers. As he created history by winning no fewer than five gold medals in a single Games, he was dubbed as  “The Flying Finn”, “The Phantom Finn” or “The Finnish Running Marvel”. Now, 100 years on from his incredible feats of athleticism, NURMI’S medals are returning to the French capital for the first time since he was awarded them for winning the 1500m, 5000m, the 3000m team event and two cross-country events in a remarkable four-day spell.

In the 1920s, the Finn was known across the world for his middle and long distance running abilities, filling arenas wherever he went. Paris 1924 established his enduring legend, with his five victories remaining the most athletics gold medals ever won by one athlete at a single Games.

Nurmi’s medals will go on display in the museum of the Monnaie de Paris on the left bank of the Seine and form part of a larger exhibition of Olympic medals. “D’or, d’argent, de bronze. Une histoire de la médaille Olympique”, organised by the museum of the French mint to mark the Olympic Games of Paris 2024, offers a fascinating exploration of the history of the Olympic medal, highlighting its evolution through the editions of the modern Olympic Games. The exhibition opens to the public from March 27 and will run until September 22. “World Athletics is delighted that the family of PAAVO NURMI, the PAAVO NURMI Games, the City of Turku and the museum of the Monnaie de Paris have partnered with our own Museum of World Athletics to return one of the most famous sets of Olympic medals to the French capital for the first time since they were won there a century ago,” said World Athletics President SEB COE. “During the year of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, we are celebrating the outstanding achievements of The Flying Finn PAAVO NURMI who in 1924 won a still unsurpassed haul of five Olympic Athletics gold medals in a single edition of the Games. “As famous as the Hollywood stars of his day, lauded by US presidents, NURMI was the first truly global sports star. NURMI ended his career with nine golds and three Olympic silver medals and 22 ratified world records but his achievements in Paris 1924, including an outrageous 1500m and 5000m double won with only an hour rest between the two finals, marked the zenith of his career.”

OLYMPIC GAMES 2024 – Take place in Paris from the 26 July until the 11 August. The Athletics take place from the 1 August until the 11 August.

Link to the Olympic Games website for the schedule for all events – https://www.paris2024.org/en/competition-schedule-olympic-games/
Detailed schedule for events will be issued later this year
Link to the Olympic Games website to register for tickets – https://tickets.paris2024.org/en/

PARALYMPIC GAMES 2024 – Take place in Paris, from the 28 August until the 8 September.
Link to the Paralympic Games website for the schedule for all events – https://www.paris2024.org/en/competition-schedule-paralympic-games/
Link to the Paralympic Games website to register for tickets – https://tickets.paris2024.org/en/

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ON INSTAGRAM – Since the account was setup towards the end of last year, there has been an amazing amount of Videos and Photographs contributed with many comments. There are no posts this week.

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 newInstagram 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.

THE FOLLOWING IS CLUB INFORMATION ON VARIOUS TOPICS

SBH 2024 SUMMER FIXTURE CARD – The 2024 Summer Fixture Card will be issued around the middles of March.

SBH 2023-2024 WINTER POINTS AND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP TABLES – Currently the updated Winter Points and Club Championship tables are published on the SBH website.
Link to the Final Winter Points tables, as the National Championships was cancelled, the tables are based on the 10 February Metropolitan League results – Mens Cross Country Points Tables 2023-2024 Final Issue 24-02-24    Womens Cross Country Points Tables 2023-2024 Final Issue 24-02-24
Link to the updated Club Championships table, following the 27 January Southern Championships –SBH Cross Country Club Championship Winners 2023-2024 Updated 27-01-24 Final Issue
Please select a document, following this you can print a copy for future reference.

STONEX STADIUM MEMBERSHIP – To use the StoneX Stadium facilities for training, SBH members are required to pay a fee. You can register as a member (which is free) which then entitles you to a discount. This is the link to the form to apply for membership – StoneX Membership (1) as of 30 October 2023

JAMIE BATH MEMBERS MASSAGE SERVICE  Since joining SBH he has been working closely with TY HOLDEN in his quest for Athlete and Athletics Development. To help support the club members he has (with the club’s support) set up a Members Massage Service available on club nights at a small charge of £15 (as compared to outside masseurs who charge £60) to simply cover materials and insurance.
Please contact JAMIE at jamiebath@live.co.uk or text him on 07902 592561. You can also see him on training nights for availability.

GEORGE HARRISON MBE MEMORIAL DOCUMENT – The document has been put together with contributors from LISA WEBB, MARTIN ROCHFORD, NADEEM SHAIKH, RACHEL FELTON, LIAM and JAMIE DEE, JAMES LOVELL, EMILIA ECONOMU, ALAN WELLERKAREN HARRISONTIM UNDERHILL, GLEN WATTS, JOANNA WINFIELD, SHAUN CLIFFORD and EUAN MACKENZIEShaftesbury Barnet Harriers Memorial To George Harrison From Friends And Members 20 April 2023
If you wish to contribute your own memories and/or photographs of GEORGE, please email them to me, either within the email or as a separate attached word document.

CODES OF CONDUCT – SBH have now adopted the UK Athletics (UKA) and the Home Country Athletics Federations (HCAF) Codes of Conduct which set out national standards of conduct for all clubs, coaches, officials, volunteers and athletes in the sport.  The purpose of the codes are to clarify what behaviours are acceptable and unacceptable, the standards of practice expected and the basis for challenging and improving practice.  The Codes are similar to our previous Codes of Conduct which were part of the previous ClubMark scheme.  All club member and anyone undertaking a relevant role must agree to abide by the codes of conduct. The Codes of Conduct have now been put onto our Website, please read these to understand the commitments you are making by being a member of SBH.
Link to the Code of Conduct document – Codes Of Conduct Booklet 2021 (1)

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.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW CLUB KIT They 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/

ACCESS TO SBH CLUBHOUSE – The new Keyholders to the outside door are TY HOLDEN, CLYDE GORDON, NEVILLE THOMPSON, GREG THOMPSON, COLIN GODFREY and YAMILLE ALDAMA who all use the Clubhouse outside of normal stadium opening hours. GEOFF MORPHITIS and DAVE BEDFORD will also have a key. All other key fob holders can continue to gain access to the clubhouse via the (New) West Stand Entrance and the Trackside Door to the Clubhouse.
Link to note and details for further information – SBH Club House Door 20-01-23

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.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASE 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.

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 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.

SBH FAST FORWARD SCHOOL ATHLETICS CLUB ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers now run the school athletics club on Tuesday and Thursday at 4.30pm and which progresses to a more advanced club at 5.45 as a segue into the club. This is for ages 5 years -10 years of age. Please contact TY HOLDEN on 07737803260 for further information

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2024 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.

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

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 22 February 2024

Happy Birthday from Thursday 22 February to Wednesday 28 February – Esther Akiti, Karl Bulman, Thomas Butler, Jacob Clement, Tia Daly, Vanessa Gavenaite, Barry Haws, Anthony Jackson, Sienna Oakley-Medwinter, David Parker, Ehsan Rahimi, Alana Samji, Ariel Sota and James Todd,

WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPSCongratulations to LINA NIELSEN who has been selected for the GB&NI team in Glasgow on 1-3 March. LINA is a member of the 4x400m relay squad.
UK Athletics say they have prioritised medal hopes when picking the team. The squad might grow in size, too, as there is the chance athletes might be added later this week if they place highly enough in the world rankings. Shot putters AMELIA STRICKER and SCOTT LINCOLN fall into this category.

NEW INDOOR CLUB RECORD – Congratulations to EMILY NEWNHAM who lowered her own Under 23 400m club record, with a time of (53.70i) in the UK Championships in Birmingham on 17 February. EMILY’S previous club record was (54.18i) set in Sheffield on 7 February 2024.

NEW INDOOR CLUB RECORD – Congratulations to CHARLES HICKS who in lowered his own 5000m club record, with a time of (13:09.38i) in Boston, USA on 16 February, which is a European qualification time. CHARLES’ previous club record was (13:22.05i) set in Chicago, USA on 10 February 2023.

NEW INDOOR CLUB RECORDS – Congratulations to ROSALIND ZEFFERTT who lowered 2 of her own V60 club records at the British Masters Indoor Masters at Lee Valley on 17-18 February. Firstly in the 200m ROSALIND ran (35.80i), previous record (36.12i) and the Long Jump (3.51mi) previous record (3.43mi)

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE THROWSFEST WEEK 1 Takes place on Saturday 30 March at the StoneX Stadium, Greenlands Lane, Hendon (Satnav NW4 1RL).
Entry fee is £12 per event for all age-groups, which includes 6 throws. SBH Members qualify for a 50% discount.
Events are Discus, Shot, Hammer & Javelin.
Link to the online entries –  https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2024/GBR/licc-throwsfest-1/
Entries Closing Date Sunday 24 March, No Entries On The Day 

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE THROWSFEST WEEK 2 Takes place on Sunday 7 April at the StoneX Stadium, Greenlands Lane, Hendon (Satnav NW4 1RL).
Entry fee is £12 per event for all age-groups, which includes 6 throws. SBH Members qualify for a 50% discount.
Events are Discus, Shot, Hammer & Javelin.
Link to the online entries – https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2024/GBR/licc-throwsfest-2/
Entries Closing Date Sunday 31 March, No Entries On The Day

2024 TRACK AND FIELD FIXTURES – With the cross country coming to a close in around 3 weeks time, I am already in the process of compiling the 2024 Summer Fixture Card. The season will be hectic from April to July, as this year sees the Olympic Games taking part in Paris, France from 26 July to 11 August, with the athletics starting on 1 August until 11 August.

The following fixtures are the 4 leagues that Shaftesbury compete in, all athletes will be selected by their respective Team Manager. On many of the fixtures there are non-scoring events, therefore please contact your respective Team Manager on what events are available, and whether you will be competing.

Eastern Young Athletes League – For age-groups U13, U15 & U17 Men and Women. There are 4 fixtures, following these there is a league final for the top 6 clubs in the league, and a plate final for clubs finishing 7th to 12th in the league.
Fixtures – Sunday 14 April at Ware, Sunday 5 May at Watford, Sunday 2 June at Colchester, Sunday 21 July at StoneX Stadium, the final is on Sunday 8 September at StoneX Stadium.
Middlesex Young Athletes League – For age-groups U11, U13, U15 & U17 Men and Women. There are 4 fixtures.
Fixtures – Saturday 27 April at Finsbury Park, Sunday 19 May at Perivale, Sunday 16 June at Harrow, Saturday 6 July at Parliament Hill.
UK Youth Development League – For age-groups U17 & U20 Men and Women. There are normally 4 fixtures, but fixture 4 scheduled for Saturday 3 August has been cancelled due to the Olympic Games taking place. Following the 3 fixtures will be the YDL final for the top 2 clubs from each region.
Fixtures – Sunday 28 April at Windsor, Sunday 26 May at Hemel Hempstead, Sunday 30 June at StoneX Stadium, the final is on Saturday 31 August at to be advised.
National Athletic League – For age-groups U17 & U20 athletes can be selected if they have reached the qualifying standard & Senior Men and Women. There are 4 fixtures.
Fixtures – Saturday 1 June at Chelmsford, Saturday 22 June at StoneX Stadium, Sunday 7 July at Stevenage, Saturday 3 August final at Bedford.
SCVAC Veterans League – Still awaiting fixture details.
London Inter Club Challenge – For all age-groups including U11s. Open to all athletes, with 50% discount for SBH athletes.
Fixtures – Saturday 30 March Throwsfest 1 at StoneX Stadium, Sunday 7 April Throwsfest 2 at StoneX Stadium, Saturday 13 July at StoneX Stadium, Saturday 17 August at StoneX Stadium, Sunday 1 September at StoneX Stadium. Note: There will be midweek Hurdles fixtures at StoneX Stadium, dates to be finalised.
Other Major Fixtures – 7-12 June European Championships at Rome, 28-30 June UK Championships at Manchester, 12-13 July English Schools Championships at Birmingham, 18-21 July European Under 18 Championships at Slovakia, 19-21 July England Under 20 and Senior Combined Events, plus Track and Field Championships venue TBC, 26-28 July England Age-Group Combined Events, plus Track and Field Championships venue TBC, 1-11 August Olympic Games taking place in Paris, 27-31 August World U20 Championships at Lima, Peru.

WATFORD OPEN MEETINGS 2024  – Currently take place on Wednesday evenings, these are the 2024 dates – 3 April, 17 April, 1 May, 15 May, 29 May, 12 June, 26 June, 10 July, 24 July, 7 August, 21 August and 4 September.

They take place at the Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Watford (Satnav WD25 7HH).
Age-Groups Under U13 and above Men/Women.
Link to all information including link to enter a meeting – https://watfordharriers.org.uk/open-meets
The 3 April meeting will go live on the roster athletics website from 19 March, and thereafter on a 2 week rolling basis.The Watford Harriers website (link above) takes you directly to roster athletics.
Note: There are no entries on the day, and there is a possibility that the limits will be taken up well before the race day.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS SUBSCRIPTIONS – Our new Club year started on 1 October 2023. The current SBH annual subscription is £80 and the current England Athletics annual registration from 1 April 2023 is £17. The current total is £97 and should be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: HSBC, ACCOUNT NUMBER: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please advise GEOFF MORPHITIS by email (geoffrey.morphitis@capeandd.com) when payment has been made.

RESULTS
UK ATHLETICS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS INCLUDING EUROPEAN TRIALS – Took place at Birmingham on 17-18 February
60m – SM H1 KRISHAWN AIKEN 8th (6.98i), H2 JOHN OTUGADE (DQ), H3 JORDAN WATSON-BROWNE 3rd (6.86i) in Semi-Final 1 JORDAN finished 7th (6.87i)
200m – SM H4 KRISHAWN AIKEN 2nd (21.69i) in Semi-Final 1 KRISHAWN finished 4th (21.74i)
400m – SM H5 JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS (DNF)
400m – SW H1 EMILY NEWNHAM U23 2nd (SB 53.70i) taking .48 of a second off her 7 February time, and is ranked UK No.3 U23 in 2024, also a new Club Record, H3 LINA NIELSEN 1st (53.05i), H4 HAYLEY MCLEAN 3rd (SB 55.21i) taking .05 of a second off her 4 February time, in Semi-Final 2 LINA finished 1st (SB 52.06i) taking .75 of a second off her 3 February time, in Semi-Final 3 EMILY finished 3rd (54.21i) in the Final LINA won the Silver Medal (SB 51.95i) taking .11 of a second off her SF2 time, and is ranked UK No.4 in 2024
800m – SM H2 ROBERT SHIPLEY (HCA) 4th (1:52.85i), H3 SAM WIGGINS 5th (SB 1:54.47i)
3000m – SM Straight Final MARK PEARCE 9th (SB 7:56.85i)
60m Hurdles – SM H1 RUBEN HEDMAN U23 2nd (8.02i), H4 CRAIG MONCUR U23 4th (8.45i), in the Final RUBEN finished 8th (8.11i)
60m Hurdles – SW H4 JESSICA HUNTER 1st (8.29i), in the Final JESSICA won the Bronze Medal (8.27i)
High Jump – SM Straight Final AKIN COWARD won the Bronze Medal (SB 2.12mi) equalling his 4 February height, and is ranked UK No.4 in 2024, KIMANI JACK U23 5th equal (2.04mi)
High Jump – SW Straight Final EVELYNE FONTEYNE U23 5th (1.74mi)
Pole Vault – SW Straight Final JADE IVE (HCA) won the Silver Medal (4.31mi)
Triple Jump – SM Straight Final JOSH WOODS U23 6th Medal (SB 14.80mi) adding7cm to his 14 January jump, and is ranked UK No.6 U23 in 2024, DANIEL LEWIS 8th (14.27mi)
Shot 7.26kg – SW Straight Final SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) won the Gold Medal (20.08mi)

BRITISH MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Lee Valley on 17-18 February
60m Hurdles – M50-55 Straight Final GARY SMITH V50 (2nd Claim) won the Silver Medal (8.57i)
200m – W60 H1 ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V60 4th (SB 35.80i) taking .32 of a second off her 20 January time
400m – M45 H2 KOJO KYEREME V45 won the Bronze Medal (PB 54.10i) and is ranked UK No.3 V35 in 2024. KOJO with his medal.

Pole Vault – W55+ Straight Final ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V60 won the Bronze Medal (SB 2.30mi) adding 6cm to her 20 January height, and is ranked UK No.1 V60 in 2024
Long Jump – W60-65 Straight Final ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V60 5th (SB 3.51mi) and is ranked UK No.5 V60 in 2024
Triple Jump – W55+ Straight Final ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V60 4th (7.37mi)
Shot 4kg – W35-45 Straight Final EMMA BEARDMORE V35 (2nd Claim) won the Bronze Medal (SB 11.76mi) adding 24cm to her 11 February put, and is ranked UK No.3 V35 in 2024

HVEZDY v NEHVIZDECH – Took place at Nehvizdy, Czech Republic on 20 February
Shot 7.26kg – SM SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 4th (20.74mi)

WORLD UNIVERSITY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Muscat, Oman on 17-18 February
10,282m – SM JEREMY DEMPSEY U23 (GB&NI) 24th (31.22)
Team Results – This is only results published, which are the Men/Women teams combined 1st France (40 points), 2nd Spain (53), 3rd GB&NI (80)

UK WINTER THROWS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Loughborough on 17 February
Discus 2kg – SM GREGORY THOMPSON 1st (SB 55.74m) and is ranked UK No.3 in 2024, GEORGE EVANS 2nd (SB 53.77m) and is ranked UK No.4 in 2024
Javelin 800g – SM DANIEL BAINBRIDGE 1st (SB 71.42m) and is ranked UK No.1 in 2024

BOSTON UNIVERSITY DMR CHALLENGE – Took place at Boston Massachusetts, USA on 16 February
3000m – SM CHARLES HICKS (Stanford University) (SB 7:57.05i) during 5000m race
5000m – SM CHARLES HICKS (Stanford University) 6th (SB 13:09.38i) taking 12.67 seconds off his 2023 time, and is ranked UK No.5 in 2024. This is an European qualification time and a new Club Record.

4J STUDIOS SCOTTISHATHLETICS NATIONAL INDOORCHAMPIONSHIPS FINALS – Took place at Grangemouth on 16-18 February
60m – SW H2 SELINA HENDERSON 1st (SB 7.90i) taking .07 of a second off her 3 February time, in the final SELINA HENDERSON won the Silver Medal (SB 7.79i) taking .11 of a second off her H2 time
Long Jump – SW Straight Final SELINA HENDERSON 2nd (SB 5.38mi) adding 22cm to her 3 February jump
Shot 7.26kg – SM Straight Final ANGUS MCINROY V35 won the Gold Medal (SB 14.31mi) adding 19cm to his 21 January put, and is ranked UK No.1 V35 in 2024

LEE VALLEY MIDDLE DISTANCE OPEN MEETING – Took place at Lee Valley on 14 February
800m – SX 3 THOMAS CADWALLADER U17 6th (2:09.13)
1500m – SX 5 EMMA MCCLUSKEY U20 (2nd Claim) 6th (PB 4:38.01) taking 39.99 seconds of her 2020 indoor best, and is ranked UK No.10 U20 in 2024

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.

PARKRUNS MILESTONE VESTS – You can purchase these from 50 to 500, this is the link – https://shop.parkrun.com/collections/milestone-run-walk-vests

PARKRUNS IN THE UK – Last Saturday at parkruns in the UK, there were…
1,113 events – 214,480 walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers – 10,009 first timers – 24,857 PBs

COMPLETELY USELESS RANDOM FACT – Did you know … The record number of global parkrun events we’ve had in one week is 3,062! 

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Aldenham on 17 February.
PAUL LEWIS V50 18th (26.06) this was his 205th Parkrun, JOHN KELLY V70 28th (27.49) this was his 25th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Burnham & Highbridge on 17 February.
AIMEE PORTER U13 3rd (18.11) this was her 9th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Bushey on 17 February.
DANIEL NICHOLS V40 33rd (18.13) this was his 53rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Dulwich on 17 February.
FINN MACCARTHY U23 5th (15.59) this was his 80th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Harrow on 17 February.
DANIYAL JANMOHAMED U11 12th (PB 21.54) this was his 7th Parkrun, LILY JANMOHAMED U11 33rd (PB 23.53) this was her 6th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Jersey on 17 February.
CLIFF GOLDING V65 88th (25.15) this was his 162nd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Kesgrave on 17 February.
ROSS HAMMOND U17 1st (18.11) this was his 32nd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Lordship Recreational Ground on 17 February.
SAM CLEMENTS U13 13th (19.51) this was his 7th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Oak Hill on 17 February.
BRADLEY SINGER V35 24th (PB 21.32) this was his 258th Parkrun, STUART SINGER V35 47th (23.11) this was his 408th Parkrun, ERIN GIBLIN U15 53rd (23.39) this was her 5th Parkrun, PHOEBE MUSIC U17 65h (24.28) this was her 7th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Panshanger on 17 February.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 250th (41.57) this was his 292nd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Rickmansworth on 17 February.
CALEB HILTON U15 5th (17.10) this was his 17th Parkrun, JESSE ABRAHAMS U15 8th (17.54) this was his 8th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Southampton on 17 February.
ROBBIE LIGHTOWLER 10th (18.20) this was his 5th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at University Parks on 17 February.
JO KENT V55 60th (21.08) this was her 129th Parkrun

UPCOMING ROAD RELAY AND CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 5 WEEKS, WHICH COVERS THE PERIOD THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY UNTIL WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH – The SBH 2023-2024 Winter Fixture Card and Information Sheet are available on the SBH website – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/ 

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 24 February at Western Park, Telford, Shropshire.
Start Times 11.00am 57th U17 Women (5000m), 11.25am 21st U15 Boys (4000m), 11.45pm 54th U13 Girls (3000m), 12.05pm 78th U17 Men (6000m), 12.30pm 20th U13 Boys (3000m), 12.45pm 58th U15 Girls (4000m), 1.05am 32nd U20 Women (6000m), 1.35pm 91st Senior Women (8000m), 2.20pm 76th U20 Men (10000m), 3.00pm 136th Senior Men (12000m)
This is the link to the National website, giving information, travel and site map http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/the-national-cross-country-championships/venue/
Entries Closed

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS VENUE – The venue for this season’s English National Cross Country Championships returns to the Midland’s and another new one has been chosen with the event taking place this time at Weston Park, near Telford along the A5 to Cannock. With the entrance via Shrewsbury Gate on that road and is scheduled for Saturday 24th February.

The address of the venue is Weston under Lizard, which is a small village nearby. In appearance it is very much an estate village because of Weston Park the family seat of the Earls of Bradford. The lizard bit coming from the proximity of Lizard Hill. The element ‘Weston’ deriving from the Old English, west-tun meaning ‘west farmstead.’

Situated minutes from major motorways and with easy access to mainline train stations, Weston’s location and road network can deal with all sorts of capacity. There is over a 1000 acres of Capability Brown parkland at Weston and this will be a good test for those taking part in the 2024 event with undulating parkland and quality grass.

This will be 136th time a Senior Men’s Championship will be staged since the first in 1876 while the latest ones are the Under 13 and Under 15 Boys first stage in 2003. Once again, the traditional distances will be raced with Senior Men running 12K and the Senior Women 8K. and the finish is adjacent to the wonderfully named Temple of Diana.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The fifth fixture of five takes place on Saturday 2 March at Brent Country Park, Hanwell, West London (SatNav W7 3BP).
The course will be on paths within Brent Valley Park, close to Hanwell Zoo.
The first races will be at 12 noon and at the conclusion of the final event the season awards will be presented.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will our athletes please see TY HOLDEN who will give you a race number

UK CAU INTER COUNTIES CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 9 March at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough.
Note: You you will selected by your respective County Team Manager

ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 16 March at Pontefract.
Note: You you will selected by your respective County Team Manager 

WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 30 March at Belgade, Serbia

UPCOMING INDOOR FIXTURES, WHICH COVERS THE PERIOD THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY UNTIL WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH – Please enter yourself and pay the appropiate fee. Also note, especially Lee Valley, that events may close before any closing date, if that event is fully subscribed.

BUCS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Friday 23 February to Sunday 25 February.
Entries Closed

ENGLAND MASTERS INDOOR CHALLENGE – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 25 February.
Note: Team selection will be via area clubs

WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place in Glasgow from Friday 1 March to Sunday 3 March
Note: You will be selected following the UK trials

ESSEX AND EASTERN COUNTIES INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 2 March and Sunday 3 March. Age-group U13 up to Senior.
Entries Closed

ENGLAND ATHLETICS U15 AND U17 COMBINED EVENTS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 9 March and Sunday 10 March.
Please use this link to enable you to enter – https://meets.rosterathletics.com/public/competitions?c=GBR&page=0&from=2024-03-01&to=2024-03-30
Entries Closing Date Sunday 25 February
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

HERTFORDSHIRE, MIDDLESEX AND KENT INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPSTakes place at Lee Valley on Saturday 16 March and Sunday 17 March, for all age-groups excluding U13s.
Link to Hertfordshire online entries – https://meets.rosterathletics.com/public/competitions?cc=GBR&page=0&from=2024-03-01&to=2024-03-30
Link to Middlesex entries onlinehttps://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/?o=&page=7&date__gte=&date__lte=&type=&q=&country_id=&uses_ot=on
Link to Kent entries onlinehttp://kcaa.org.uk/onlineregs/newmeeting9.php?MeetID=1
Link to Middlesex full fixture information – Middlesex Indoor Championships 16-03-24
Closing Dates for Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Kent is Friday 1 March
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

EUROPEAN MASTERS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place in Torun, Poland from Sunday 17 March to Sunday 24 March.

BRITISH FANS ONLY TRAIL THE FRENCH FOR 2024 OLYMPIC TICKETS PURCHASED  The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

Not since London 2012 have the Summer Olympic Games come this close to the British Isles, but in 2024, they’ll be taking place just across the Channel. To say that athletics fans backing Team GB are excited about the prospect of going to the Games would be an understatement, as relayed by the mass of tickets purchased by Brits. As it turns out, only the French have purchased more tickets than the British, who have collected over 500,000 tickets so far. A mere 212.98 miles away from London as the plane flies, Paris is that perfect mix of proximity, iconic, and prestige. Everyone wants to see Paris for themselves, and the 2024 Olympics will be the perfect excuse. Not only will it be easy to get there and explore everything, but Great Britain also boasts several athletes worth following to France and back. 

A whole host of medal hopefuls   Great Britain’s got a fleet of world-class athletes, who’re doing exceptionally well, in line to perform at the 2024 Olympics. One such competitor is MOLLY CAUDERY. The Brit has started her year in great form with 4.83 metres cleared in Val-de-Reuil for Meeting de l’Eure on January 28. Most impressively, that’s an eight-centimetre improvement on what was her personal best. Another athlete raring to gun for the podium across the Channel is EILISH MCCOLGAN. Yet to land an Olympic medal, the Scottish long-distance runner was riding high in her last outings, getting the European 10,000m Cup gold in 2021 and then the Commonwealth Games gold in 2022. She also managed to break the California record for a British runner in the 10,000m race after the Commonwealth Games. In other events, there’s a lot of momentum behind Delicious Orie (super-heavyweight boxing), ANDREA SPENDOLINI-SIRIEIX (diving), JAKE SHARMAN (artistic gymnast), BEN PATTISON (800m runner), EMMA FINUCANE (track cyclist), and TOBY ROBERTS (sport climber). All of them are being earmarked as podium contenders at Paris 2024.

Easy to get to the nearby capital   While it’s not the closest foreign capital city to the United Kingdom, Paris certainly isn’t far off. In fact, your average flight from London to Paris is only around one hour and 20 minutes. In addition, the journey is far from pricey – cheap flights to Paris are relatively common because almost all major UK airports provide flight paths to the metropolis and popular airlines such as Air France, Delta Air Lines and Lufthansa offer competitive deals. Tourists can get value for money by booking in advance or opportunistically when last-minute bargains pop up. Of course, getting there is one thing, but what about the journey afterwards? The trek from the airport to the city that you want to spend your time in can be tedious, but luckily for fliers to Paris, it’s a breeze. The usual landing place, Charles de Gaulle Airport, is just 15 miles away. So, it takes around 45 minutes to get into the city, or you can get on the 30-minute RER B train line directly to multiple stops in and around the capital. Alternatively, if you want to just get a nice, quiet, and private trip into Paris, a taxi can cost as little as €30 and take up to an hour at the most. Paris is nearby, relatively speaking, easy to fly to for cheap, has great access routes to and around the city, and there’ll be a bunch of Brits out there gunning for medals. Knowing this, it’s easy to see why so many British athletics fans have snapped up tickets to the 2024 Summer Games!

HENRY RONO WORLD RECORD-BREAKING KENYAN TRAILBLAZER, DIES AGES 72  The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph of HENRY with NICK ROSE taken by MARK SHEARMAN.

The prodigious talent set four world records in 81 days in 1978 but career was thwarted by alcoholism and Olympic boycotts. Long before KELVIN KIPTUM and ELIUD KIPCHOGE rewrote the distance running record books, HENRY RONO set the athletics world on fire with his exploits. One of the pioneers in Kenyan distance running, RONO set an incredible four world records in the space of 81 days during the summer of 1978. If it wasn’t for an Olympic boycott and an addiction to alcohol, he might have achieved much more, too. His first world record came over 5000m when he took more than four seconds off Dick Quax’s mark with (13:08.4) in Berkeley, California, on April 8, 1978. Just over a month later the 26-year-old sliced more than two seconds off ANDERS GARDERUD’S world 3000m steeplechase record with (8:05.4) in Seattle. The following month he ran (27:22.47) for 10,000m to take eight seconds off SAMSON KIMOBWA’S world record. On June 27 at the Bislett Games in Oslo he notched up his fourth world record with (7:32.1) to beat BRENDAN FOSTER’S mark by three seconds. In 1981 he set another world record of (13:06.20) for 5000m in Knarvik, Norway. At major championships, his finest moment was at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton when he won the 5000m and 3000m steeplechase.

RONO was a popular figure in the UK, too. During his brilliant 1978 season, for example, he won the AAA 5000m title as a guest from WILSON WAIGWA and NICK ROSE, whereas at the end of the season he was out-sprinted by STEVE OVETT in a classic ‘front runner versus the kicker’ duel over two miles where Ovett ran a world record of (8:13.51) to RONO’S (8:14.66). Such achievements led to him gracing the cover of AW and you can only wonder what he might have achieved over the marathon. His career would soon fizzle out, though, due to a drinking problem. After being brought up in the near-pristine environment of the Kenyan countryside and working for the Kenyan Army during his early years, RONO was led astray with drink and junk food while studying at Washington State University and travelling the European track circuit. Olympic boycotts did not help his career either with Kenya not taking part in either the 1976 or 1980 Games. Such is his legacy, though, some of his world records lasted a decade whereas his US collegiate 5000m mark was only broken in 2022 by ABDI NUR.

After putting on weight and losing his form, his jobs after athletics included being a cargo loader and an athletics coach in Albuquerque. Then, in 2019 and known to be suffering from ill health and lack of money, a crowd-funding project began to raise money so he could return from the United States to Kenya to start coaching young athletes.

COULD THE LONG JUMP CHANGE FOREVER?  The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently

World Athletics is planning to trial replacing the take-off board with a take-off zone at lower-level competitions this season, The long jump is one of the oldest track and field disciplines and was the only known jumping event to be part of  ancient Greece’s original Olympics pentathlon. Then, athletes used halteres – the equivalent of modern-day dumbbells – to propel themselves forward into a temporary dug up area that would, in theory soften the landing. Each of the five disciplines in the ancient pentathlon – long jump, discus, javelin, stadion (180m sprint) and wrestling – acted as a form of training for warfare. Unsurprisingly, the long jump mirrored the crossing of obstacles such as streams and ravines. The long jump was one of the inaugural events at the 1896 Olympics and in 1948 women competed in it for the first time at the Games. The standing long jump, where athletes didn’t run up and instead stood at the edge of the sandpit, was also an Olympic event between 1900-1912. For generations, athletes have refined their craft on a traditional 40m long track runway which includes a run-up area, take-off board of 20cm in length and sandpit.

The rules are pretty simple. The distance recorded is from the take-off board to the mark in the sand where the athlete initially lands. The person with the furthest jump wins. If an athlete takes off with any part of their foot on or past the foul line then the jump is declared void and no distance is recorded. The foul line used to be made of plasticine, meaning an indentation equalled a no jump. This has now been replaced by laser sensors at elite level competitions. Now, the long jump format all might be about to change.

World Athletics are planning a new trial for measuring long jump take-offs where they’ll replace the take-off board with a take-off zone. This is after data from the World Championships in Budapest highlighted a third of attempts were no-jumps. To mitigate that, jumps would be measured from the front of the athlete’s take-off foot within a zone and not behind a board.

“It will mean that every jump counts and it adds to the jeopardy and drama in the competition,” World Athletics CEO JON RIDGEON told the Anything But Footy podcast. “We’ll measure from where the athlete takes off to where they land in the pit. You cannot make change in a sport that was basically invented 150 years ago without some controversy. “If you have dedicated your life to hitting that take-off board perfectly and then suddenly we replace it with a take-off zone, I totally get that there might be initial resistance. “We will spend this year testing it in real life circumstances with very good athletes. If it doesn’t pass testing, we will never introduce it. We are not going to introduce things on a whim.”

Athletes past and present have not shied away from voicing their opinions on the prospective changes to the long jump. World long jump champion IVANA SPANOVIC posted on Instagram: “W*F? Make it make sense, please.” Meanwhile, 2016 world indoor long champion MARQUIS DENDY also stated: “Is this real?” Over on Twitter, quadruple Olympic long jump champion CARL LEWIS tweeted: “Actually, it wouldn’t change the distances that much. You would just see more bad jumps measured.”

World Athletics are also planning to create a special made for television global three-night event in 2026, when there are no Olympics or World Championships. If the long jump trials are successful, then a take-off zone could be rolled out in elite competitions from 2026 onwards. In theory, it could be used for World Athletics’ new global event and further ahead the LA 2028 Olympics. The landscape of the sport could look quite different in a few years.

HOW A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER CAPTURED THE IMAGINATION AT THE SPANISH INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS  The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently

A mother and daughter made history at this past weekend’s Spanish Indoor Championships (February 16-18) after competing against each other in the 1500m. A 31-year gap separates ALEJANDRA GALVEZ (46) and DANIELA SIERRA (15) but they became the first mother/daughter combination to ever run in the same race at the Spanish Indoor Championships. GALVEZ, who last year broke the W45 world indoor 800m record with (2:12.99), was the oldest athlete in the championships. Safe to say, her daughter was the youngest. Incredibly, the pair got the last two places amongst the 36 registered athletes in the 1500m. Sadly, they didn’t qualify for the final. GALVEZ and SIERRA finished 10th and 12th with times of (4:38.59) and (4:49.85). However, they captured the hearts and imagination of the athletics community. AW caught up with GALVEZ and SIERRA about the feeling of competing against each other, the emotions involved and what is next for both of them.

You’ve been all over the media in Spain and had so much attention at the Spanish Indoor Championships, so how do you feel   ALEJANDRA (Mother): The truth is that it comes to you from everywhere. You don’t even have to look for it. We get news via WhatsApp and Instagram. I’ve even got more followers on Instagram! On the one hand, I’m a bit hooked on social media these days. But on the other hand, I can’t wait to turn it off, to be honest. We’re getting so much exposure. But we love it too. DANIELA (Daughter): My friends write to me asking me what I’m doing appearing on their television. I don’t know! I haven’t even found out what has happened. I haven’t processed it yet. 

You just made it to the Spanish Indoor Championships. You were the last two out of the 36 competitors on the list. How did you receive the news   ALEJANDRA We had rejected the possibility [of being at the championships]. We had calculated that we had to run around 4:35 to qualify. We went for that time at the Andalusian Championships. We were pushing each other to achieve that time and we were disappointed because at the end we clocked (4:37) and we thought that time would never get us in the list. One day though, I was working an afternoon shift [Digestive Doctor in Almería] and I got a message from the competitions coordinator at the Cueva de Nerja Club [a team from the city of Nerja (Málaga) where ALEJANDRA and DANIELA both run] saying that we had qualified – myself in the 800m and DANIELA for the 1500m. Being honest, at first it didn’t suit us. We had already organised our training for Daniela’s upcoming competitions. But when I got home, my husband and DANIELA told me that I had also qualified for the 1500m. That’s when I thought it would be amazing for the two of us to be in the 1500m. Mother and daughter. It’s a very nice generational relay! It would also be DANIELA’S first national championships. Supported by our team and our coach, we wanted to have this experience and started looking for tickets to travel to the championships. DANIELA: I like to see which athletes go and which athletes don’t go before a competition. When I saw my mum on the list, it was a surprise and a huge motivation. We both said we should go for it. 

At the regional championships in Andalusia, DANIELA beat ALEJANDRA. In the national championships, it was the other way around. Do you want to play the tiebreaker race at the outdoors season   ALEJANDRA Well, she [DANIELA] is still ahead of me because we ran a meeting before and she surpassed me in the last 30 metres. So, in fact, we’ve had three 1500m races and it’s 2-1 to her! We had thought of another challenge for the outdoors though. As I’m an 800m runner and DANIELA is also starting to train it this year, we want to try to get the standard for the outdoor championships. It’s more difficult than what we’ve done now. 

Talking a bit about your careers as athletes… ALEJANDRA, the first time you competed in a championships was 30 years ago in Seville and you did the pentathlon. Shortly after, you participated in the outdoor national championships in 2002 and ran the 800m. And until 2020, you didn’t return to the track. What happened during all that time   ALEJANDRA Between the combined events to the 800m, I started studying medicine in Madrid. The first year there involved a lot of practical classes in the afternoon and it all became too much for me. In the end, I focused on my studies because my parents were making the effort to pay for them. That was the decision I made at the time but I never really stopped doing some sport, even if it was just to maintain my own health.

During my fourth year doing medicine, I had more free time in the afternoons. So, I decided to come back and I spoke to GUILLERMO FERRARO, one of the best middle and long distance coaches in Spain. In less than four months I finished second at the Spanish U23 Championships. At some point I considered taking on the sport more professionally but it coincided with the residency programme. So I went back to medicine and did my residency in the gastroenterology department. That’s when I gave athletics up for good for 16 years. 

As well as being a doctor, you also have three girls. How do you manage your professional life, your personal life, and your life as an athlete   ALEJANDRA: Well, as my husband states, we are a team. We have made our family life around sport, and I think we are all happy with it. Sometimes more, sometimes less. You have to find the right balance to ensure that all the members of the team are happy.

Since you came back, you have competed at the nationals three years in a row, have set the W45 world indoor 800m record and were nominated for Female Master Athlete of 2023. Did you expect all this when you decided to return to athletics   ALEJANDRA: It wasn’t so much what I achieved last year, but the repercussions it had in Almería. I was chosen as the woman of the year in sport and this gave me the opportunity to go to schools, talk to children and encourage them to participate in athletics. Above all, many female athletes related to me and I helped them to continue in the sport. I love athletics so much and it’s something everyone should have in their lives. 

Daniela, you’ve already managed to compete at a national senior championships. What are your hopes for the future as an athlete? How does your mother inspire you   DANIELA For this season, my biggest goal is to achieve the qualifying mark for the European U18 Championships.

I’d love to represent Spain at an Olympics, Worlds or European Championships in my career.

I’m lucky to have my mum and she helps me with everything in training. She encourages me when I don’t feel like training, she’s there when my coach isn’t around and supports me in every decision. An athlete around my age told me this past weekend that I was lucky to have such an amazing role model. 

How would you promote athletics to all youngsters of your age   DANIELA: I would get rid of the idea that athletics is only about running. My classmates ask me a lot if I just go to the track and run and that’s it. Since I was a child, I’ve done many other things. I’ve tried everything. That’s how I fell in love with athletics. I spend a lot of time on the track with my friends. I need it. Even on days when I have to study a lot, I prefer to go for an hour to train, to clear my head, to have fun and then come back with my batteries recharged. It’s so much better than spending the whole afternoon studying. 

Finally, who are your idols in athletics   DANIELA With DANIELA GARCIA [European U23 800m champion], we had a special connection this weekend. If we had to choose someone, we would choose our close and wonderful person, MARIANO GARCIA. ALEJANDRA In my life as an athlete, athletes like JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE, who was the best heptathlete when I was a teenager, have been great reference points for me. I’m also good friends with MAIITE MARTINEZ and we can relate to each other.

OLYMPIC GAMES 2024 – Take place in Paris from the 26 July until the 11 August. The Athletics take place from the 1 August until the 11 August.

Link to the Olympic Games website for the schedule for all events – https://www.paris2024.org/en/competition-schedule-olympic-games/
Detailed schedule for events will be issued later this year
Link to the Olympic Games website to register for tickets – https://tickets.paris2024.org/en/

PARALYMPIC GAMES 2024 – Take place in Paris, from the 28 August until the 8 September.
Link to the Paralympic Games website for the schedule for all events – https://www.paris2024.org/en/competition-schedule-paralympic-games/
Link to the Paralympic Games website to register for tickets – https://tickets.paris2024.org/en/

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ON INSTAGRAM – Since the account was setup towards the end of last year, there has been an amazing amount of Videos and Photographs contributed with many comments. There are no posts this week.

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 newInstagram 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.

THE FOLLOWING IS CLUB INFORMATION ON VARIOUS TOPICS

SBH 2023-2024 WINTER FIXTURE CARD – The 2023-2024 Winter Fixture Card and Information Sheet can be found on the SBH website. Link to the Winter Fixture Card and Information Sheet – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/
Please select a document, following this you can print a copy for future reference.

SBH 2023-2024 WINTER POINTS AND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP TABLES – Currently the updated Winter Points and Club Championship tables are published on the SBH website.
Link to the updated Winter Points tables, following the 10 February Metropolitan League – Mens Cross Country Points Tables 2023-2024 Updated 10-02-24  Womens Cross Country Points Tables 2023-2024 Updated 10-02-24
Link to the updated Club Championships table, following the 13 January Metropolitan League – SBH Cross Country Club Championship Winners 2023-2024 Updated 13-01-24
Please select a document, following this you can print a copy for future reference.

STONEX STADIUM MEMBERSHIP – To use the StoneX Stadium facilities for training, SBH members are required to pay a fee. You can register as a member (which is free) which then entitles you to a discount. This is the link to the form to apply for membership – StoneX Membership (1) as of 30 October 2023

JAMIE BATH MEMBERS MASSAGE SERVICE  Since joining SBH he has been working closely with TY HOLDEN in his quest for Athlete and Athletics Development. To help support the club members he has (with the club’s support) set up a Members Massage Service available on club nights at a small charge of £15 (as compared to outside masseurs who charge £60) to simply cover materials and insurance.
Please contact JAMIE at jamiebath@live.co.uk or text him on 07902 592561. You can also see him on training nights for availability.

GEORGE HARRISON MBE MEMORIAL DOCUMENT – The document has been put together with contributors from LISA WEBB, MARTIN ROCHFORD, NADEEM SHAIKH, RACHEL FELTON, LIAM and JAMIE DEE, JAMES LOVELL, EMILIA ECONOMU, ALAN WELLERKAREN HARRISONTIM UNDERHILL, GLEN WATTS, JOANNA WINFIELD, SHAUN CLIFFORD and EUAN MACKENZIEShaftesbury Barnet Harriers Memorial To George Harrison From Friends And Members 20 April 2023
If you wish to contribute your own memories and/or photographs of GEORGE, please email them to me, either within the email or as a separate attached word document.

CODES OF CONDUCT – SBH have now adopted the UK Athletics (UKA) and the Home Country Athletics Federations (HCAF) Codes of Conduct which set out national standards of conduct for all clubs, coaches, officials, volunteers and athletes in the sport.  The purpose of the codes are to clarify what behaviours are acceptable and unacceptable, the standards of practice expected and the basis for challenging and improving practice.  The Codes are similar to our previous Codes of Conduct which were part of the previous ClubMark scheme.  All club member and anyone undertaking a relevant role must agree to abide by the codes of conduct. The Codes of Conduct have now been put onto our Website, please read these to understand the commitments you are making by being a member of SBH.
Link to the Code of Conduct document – Codes Of Conduct Booklet 2021 (1)

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.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW CLUB KIT They 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/

ACCESS TO SBH CLUBHOUSE – The new Keyholders to the outside door are TY HOLDEN, CLYDE GORDON, NEVILLE THOMPSON, GREG THOMPSON, COLIN GODFREY and YAMILLE ALDAMA who all use the Clubhouse outside of normal stadium opening hours. GEOFF MORPHITIS and DAVE BEDFORD will also have a key. All other key fob holders can continue to gain access to the clubhouse via the (New) West Stand Entrance and the Trackside Door to the Clubhouse.
Link to note and details for further information – SBH Club House Door 20-01-23

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.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASE 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.

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 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.

SBH FAST FORWARD SCHOOL ATHLETICS CLUB ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers now run the school athletics club on Tuesday and Thursday at 4.30pm and which progresses to a more advanced club at 5.45 as a segue into the club. This is for ages 5 years -10 years of age. Please contact TY HOLDEN on 07737803260 for further information

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2024 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.

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

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 15 February 2024

Happy Birthday from Thursday 15 February to Wednesday 21 February – Samuel Brodie, Barry Chisholm, Sam Darcy, Bradley Davies-Pughe, Vera Doudko, Yash Gandi, Malcolm Gesthuysen, Mei Hayakawa, Louis Jesner, David Josephs, Sophia Parvizi-Wayne, Gary Smith, Neil Turner and Malcolm Webster

RECENT NEW MEMBER – We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to YONAH ADLER and DANIYAL JANMOHAMED

NEW CLUB RECORD – Congratulations to DENNYS PASCAL who produced an Under 13 Boys Indoor 800m time of (2:23.31i) at Lee Valley on 7 February. This eclipses his own existing Club Record of (2:25.59i) at Lee Valley of 14 January this year.

NEW CLUB RECORD – Congratulations to TAMI GEORGE who equalled the Under 17 Women Indoor 60m time with (7.68ii) at Sheffield on 10 February. There are 2 other Women who have recorded (7.68i), CATHERINE MURPHY at Birmingham on 23 February 1992 and LATIFAH HARRIS-OSMAN at Lee Valley on 17 March 2018.

NEW CLUB RECORD – Congratulations to TAMI GEORGE who broke the Under 17 Women Indoor 200m time with (24.34i) at Sheffield on 11 February. This eclipses SABRINA BAKARE’S (25.02i) at Birmingham on 26 February 2012.

NEW CLUB RECORD – Congratulations to HOLLY RYAN who broke the Under 15 Girls Indoor 300m time with (40.18i) at Sheffield on 11 February. This eclipses her own existing Club Record of (41.81i) at Lee Valley on 28 January 2024.

NEW CLUB RECORD – Congratulations to POSIE SHAW who broke the Under 17 Women Indoor 800m time with (2:12.54i) at Sheffield on 11 February. This eclipses JODY ALLEN’S (2:13.7i) at Cosford on 11 January 1986.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS SUBSCRIPTIONS – Our new Club year started on 1 October 2023. The current SBH annual subscription is £80 and the current England Athletics annual registration from 1 April 2023 is £17. The current total is £97 and should be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: HSBC, ACCOUNT NUMBER: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please advise GEOFF MORPHITIS by email (geoffrey.morphitis@capeandd.com) when payment has been made.

RESULTS
ENGLAND ATHLETICS U20, U17 AND U15 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Sheffield on 10-11 February
60m – U15B H2 JOSHUA NYMAN U15 1st (7.27i) in the Final JOSHUA won the Silver Medal (7.23i)
60m – U15G H2 AARA KAMARA U15 6th (PB 7.97i) taking .10 of a second off her 7 January time, H3 MOIESHA SAVAGE U15 7th (8.15i)
60m – U17M H3 JAIAN SAUNDERS U17 5th (7.24i) in Semi-Final 1 JAIAN finished 5th (PB 7.20i) taking .02 of a second off his 13 January time
60m – U17W H2 TAMI GEORGE U17 1st (7.71i), H3 MAKAYLA BRAI-ALOYE U17 4th (7.88i) in Semi-Final 2 TAMI finished 2nd (PB 7.68i) equalling her 13 January time, and is ranked UK No.5 U17 in 2024, in the Final TAMI won the Bronze Medal (7.69i)
60m – U20M H1 TEDDY WILSON U20 1st (6.76i), 2 EBUKA NWOKEJI U20 1st (6.87i) in Semi-Final 1 TEDDY finished 1st (PB 6.70i) taking .03 of a second off his 31 January time, and is ranked UK No.1 U20 in 2024, in Semi-Final 3 EBUKA finished 1st (PB 6.78i) taking .04 of a second off his 7 January time, and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2024, in the Final TEDDY won the Gold Medal (6.77i), EBUKA won the Silver Medal (PB 6.78i) equalling his H2 time
60m – U20W H2 PARIS KING U20 4th (SB 7.88i)
200m – U15B H2 JOSHUA NYMAN U15 1st (23.61i) in Semi-Final 2 JOSHUA (DQ)
200m – U15G H2 AARA KAMARA U15 4th (PB 26.82i) taking .58 of a second off her 28 January time
200m – U17M H5 JAIAN SAUNDERS U17 1st (PB 22.64i) taking .32 of a second off his 14 January time, and is ranked UK No.7 U17 in 2024, in Semi-Final 3 JAIAN finished 2nd (22.70i)
200m – U17W H1 MAKAYLA BRAI-ALOYE U17 2nd (PB 25.20i) taking .86 of a second off her 27 January time, and is ranked UK No.7 U17 in 2024, H5 TAMI GEORGE U17 1st (PB 24.62i) taking .58 of a second off her 14 January time, in Semi-Final 1 TAMI finished 1st (PB 24.41i) taking .21 of a second off her H5 time, in Semi-Final 2 MAKAYLA finished 3rd (25.51i) in the Final TAMI won the Gold Medal (PB 24.34i) taking .07 of a second off her Semi-Final 1 time, and is ranked UK No.1 U17 in 2024
200m – U20M H1 ZICO JONES U20 (2nd Claim) 2nd (PB 22.10i), 2 EBUKA NWOKEJI U20 1st (SB 21.71i) and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2024, 4 CAI CRAWFORD U20 1st (SB 21.91i) taking .09 of a second off his 27 January time, and is ranked UK No.7 U20 in 2024, in Semi-Final 2 EBUKA (DNS), in Semi-Final 3 ZICO finished 1st (PB 21.84i) taking .26 of a second off his H1 time, and is ranked UK No.5 U20 in 2024, CAI finished 4th (22.02i) in the Final ZICO finished 4th (22.08i)
300m – U15G H2 HOLLY RYAN U15 1st (PB 40.84i) taking .97 of a second off her 28 January time, in the Final HOLLY won the Gold Medal (PB 40.18i) taking .66 of a second off her H2 time, and is ranked UK No.1 U15 in 2024
300m – U17W H5 ADANNA MAZINWOSU U17 5th (PB 42.00i) taking .96 of a second off her 27 January time
800m – U17W H1 POSIE SHAW U17 2nd (PB 2:13.24i) taking .81 of a second off her 14 January time, H3 DINA SILVEMAN U17 2nd (SB 2:18.49i) taking 2.33 seconds off her 14 January time, in the Final POSIE won the Bronze Medal (PB 2:12.54i) taking .80 of a second off her H1 time, and is ranked UK No.2 U17 in 2024
800m – U20W H3 MYA MAIRS-INGRAM U20 2nd (SB 2:13.02i) taking .77 of a second off her 4 February time, EMMA MCCLUSKEY U20 (2nd Claim) 5th (SB 2:16.00i) taking 2.77 seconds off her 4 February time, in the Final MYA finished 4th (SB 2:12.84i) taking .18 of a second off her H3 time
60m Hurdles – U20W H2 PARIS KING U20 (DQ), H3 ALINA COFIE U20 4th (PB 8.82i) taking .06 of a second off her 3 February time
Pole Vault – U20M Straight Final ANGUS BROWN U20 won the Bronze Medal (PB 4.40mi) adding 10cm to his 4 February height, and is ranked UK Joint No.5 U20 in 2024
Pole Vault – U20W Straight Final MANON BAINES U20 won the Gold Medal (SB 3.55mi) adding 4cm to her 14 January height, and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2024
Long Jump – U15G Straight Final GRACE NYAONGO U15 14th (SB 4.66mi)
Shot 6kg – U20M Straight Final ALASTAIR BROWN U20 (2nd Claim) won the Gold Medal (SB 15.07mi) adding 13cm to his 3 February put, and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2024

VICTORIA PARK SPORTS MEDICINE METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The fifth fixture of five took place at Trent Park on 10 February. In which the curtain fell down on a truly outstanding season for the club.

Many thanks to our Team Managers and helpers, plus the many Parents who have brought their sons or daughters to the 5 corners of London. Finally, our athletes who again showed what outstanding talent we have throughout the age-groups from the Under 11s to Veterans. Another factor is since the first fixture on 14 October we have had a large influx of new members, whose ability and team spirit has had a big influence on the team results.

Summary of the season’s results;
Howard Williams Trophy Juniors – This is the aggregate team totals for the Under 11, 13 and 15/17 Men and Women. Last season we surrendered the title to Wood Green and Essex Ladies, but this season we turned the tables on them. We ended up with 105 points to their 102 points, with 11 team wins to their 5 team wins.
Howard Williams Trophy Juniors – This is the aggregate team totals for the Senior Men and Women. Last season we finished in 13th place, with London Heathside winning the trophy with 44 points. This season we slipped down to 19th place, with London Heathside retaining the trophy with 46 points.
Under 11 Boys – Last season we took the title with 835 points to Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets 701 points. This Season the team retained their title with 760 points to Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets 683 points.
Under 11 Girls – Last season we finished in 2nd place, 29 points behind Woodford Green & Essex Ladies This Season the team after strong start in the first 2 fixtures, finishing in 2nd place, 117 points behind Woodford Green & Essex Ladies.
Under 13 Boys – Last season we took the title with 704 points to Woodford Green & Essex Ladies 690 points. This Season the team started the season slowly and never recovered, finishing in 4th place with 628 points to Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 811 points.
Under 13 Girls – Last season we finished in 6th place with 375 points, to Trent Park’s 548 points. This Season the team have been more consistent, finishing in 3rd place with 431 points, behind St Mary’s Richmond 609 points.
Under 15 Boys & Under 17 Men – Last season we took the title with 1173 points to Woodford Green & Essex Ladies 1149 points. This Season the team bolstered with a few Under 13s from last season, and were very consistent throughout the season. They won the title with 1640 points to Woodford Green & Essex Ladies 1540 points.
Under 15 Girls & Under 17 Women – Last season the team after a poor start, never recovered and finished 9th with 358 points to Woodford Green & Essex Ladies 821 points. This Season the team had good turnouts in 3 of the fixtures, enabling them to finished in 5th place with 410 points to London Heathside’s 719 points.
Under 20, Senior & Veteran Men – Last season we gained promotion from Division 2 by finishing 2nd with 4941 points to Trent Park’s 5420 points, winning 2 of the 5 fixtures. This Season the numbers have been disappointing, albeit the scoring 12 have included some 60% of our Veteran runners. We finished the season in 12th place, and relegation to Division 2.
Last season our Veteran Men finished 5th in Division 2. This season they have been a revelation, finishing 2nd in the first 3 fixtures and winning in the 4th at Welwyn Garden City. The team finished 2nd, gaining promotion to Division 1.
Under 20, Senior & Veteran Women – Last season the team avoided relegation by finishing in 10th place. This Season we again have struggled from the 1st fixture, finishing in 12th place, and relegation to Division 3.

VICTORIA PARK SPORTS MEDICINE METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – Results.
Under 11 Boys (2000m) DENNYS PASCAL 2nd (9.02), HARRISON HENDERSON 4th (9.20), PRINCE-MOSES JOHN 12th (9.55), LUCAS XIE 15th (10.09), RYLE SINGARAYER 22nd (10.39) the winner was Joshua Maiden of Harts Phoenix (8.84), 47 runners finished
Team Results – 1st Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (164 points), 2nd SBH A (155), 3rd Ealing Eagles (116), 15th SBH B (25) 19 teams finished
Final Team Results After 5 Fixtures1st SBH (760 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (683), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (480)
Under 11 Girls (2000m) GRACE ROONEY 2nd (10.12), SIENNA DARCY 22nd (11.37) the winner was Alice Clements of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (9.57), 39 runners finished
Team Results – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (125 points), 2nd Harrow (104), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (94), 6th SBH (56) 16 teams finished
Final Team Results After 5 Fixtures – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (484 points), 2nd SBH (367), 3rd Harrow (345)
Under 13 Boys (3000m) BEN KASPAR 8th (11.02), EDWARD PASCAL 11th (11.17), SAM CLEMENTS 13th (11.20), TAHA COCKERELL 21st (11.50), HARRY SAMUEL 34th (13.03) the winner was Aidan Wolpert of Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (10.39), 46 runners finished
Team Results1st SBH (135 points75), 2nd London Heathside (129), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (128), 14th SBH B (13) 17 teams finished
Final Team Results After 5 Fixtures – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (811 points), 2nd Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (716), 3rd London Heathside (657), 4th SBH (628)
Under 13 Girls (3000m) AIMEE PORTER 2nd (11.25), OLIVIA ABBOTT 17th (12.42), ELFIE SHAW 33rd (14.20) the winner was Ellina Ponkratieva of St Mary’s Richmond (11.21), 30 runners finished
Team Results – 1st St Mary’s Richmond (91 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (82), 3rd Barnet & District (75), 6th SBH (63) 14 teams finished
Final Team Results After 5 Fixtures – 1st St Mary’s Richmond (609 points), 2nd Harrow (448), 3rd SBH (431)
Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Men (4000m) ARTHUR PHILLIPS U15 2nd – 1st U15 (13.59), CALEB HILTON U15 14th – 7th U15 (14.57), AIDAN MCAVOY U17 15th – 8th U17 (15.01), JACOB CLEMENT U17 21st – 11th U17 (15.23), LADDIE SHAW U15 63rd – 33rd U15 (17.37), JOSHUA BOWMAN U15 68th – 36th U15 (18.10), JACOB SUGARMAN U15 70th – 37th U15 (18.17) the Under 17 winner was Luke Dunham of Herts Phoenix (13.48), 39 Under 15 runners finished, 34 Under 17 runners finished
Team Results – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (247 points), 2nd SBH (240), 3rd Herts Phoenix (227), 21st SBH B (21) 26 teams finished
Final Team Results After 5 Fixtures1st SBH (1640 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (1540), 3rd Herts Phoenix (1484)
Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women (4000m) EDIE WOODINGS U17 15th – 6th U17 (18.18), AMBER JACKSON U15 16th – 9th U15 (18.19), PHOEBE MUSIC U17 31st – 11th U17 (21.13) the Under 15 winner was Amy Kirk of London Heathside (15.55), the Under 17 winner was Eva Bartlett of Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (15.33), 22 Under 15 runners finished, 10 Under 17 runners finished
Team Results – 1st London Heathside A (106 points), 2nd London Heathside B (72), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (59), 5th SBH (35) 16 teams finished
Final Team Results After 5 Fixtures – 1st London Heathside (719 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (472), 3rd Herts Phoenix (442), 5th SBH (410)
Senior Men (7500m) THOMAS BUTLER 4th (27.06), WILLIAM RYLE-HODGES 11th (28.08), MATTHEW GRANT 30th (29.18), FINN MACARTHY 106th (33.10), KEVIN WALDEN V40 156th (33.42), ALEXANDRO SANCHEZ 173rd (34.16), JOEL PHILLIPS V45 212th (35.41), DAVID GREENSTEIN V55 269th (38.24), BARRY HAWS V50 313th (41.07), TIM PARKIN V45 336th (42.57), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V60 378th (47.02) the winner was Oscar Bell of Herts Phoenix (26.27), 396 runners finished
Team Results Division 1 – 1st Highgate Harriers (1416 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (1357), 3rd London Heathside (1264), 11th SBH (578) 12 teams finished
Team Results Veterans Division 2 – 1st Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (363 points), 2nd London Heathside (306), Trent Park (275), 5th SBH (180) 12 teams finished
Final Team Results Division 1 After 5 Fixtures – 1st Highgate Harriers (7418 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (6917), 3rd London Heathside (6470), 12th SBH (2214)
Final Team Results Veterans Division 2 After 5 Fixtures1st Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (1264 points), 2nd SBH (1132), 3rd London Heathside (965)
Senior Women (7500m) NICOLA PAYNE 26th (34.59), JO KENT V55 (2nd Claim) 79th 2nd V55 (39.54) the winner was Elizabeth Janes of Herts Phoenix (29.13), 182 runners finished
Team Results Division 2 – 1st Herts Phoenix (309 points), 2nd Trent Park (253), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (252), 10th SBH (65) 11 teams finished
Final Team Results Division 2 After 5 Fixtures – 1st Herts Phoenix (1437 points), 2nd Ealing Eagles (1230), 3rd Trent Park (1147), 12th SBH (299)

Howard Williams Trophy (Juniors) After 5 Fixtures1st SBH (11 wins – 105 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (5 – 102), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (1 – 86)
Howard Williams Trophy (Seniors) After 5 Fixtures – 1st London Heathside (3 – 46), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (2 wins – 46 points), 3rd Highgate Harriers (5 – 41), 19th SBH (0 – 12)

VICTORIA PARK SPORTS MEDICINE METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – Final Individual Positions after 5 fixtures. The final results are based on the best 4 results out of the five fixtures. These are the SBH athletes that are in the top 10, also the No.1 is shown if not SBH.

Under 11 Boys – 1st Joshua Maiden of Herts Phoenix (399 points), 2nd DENNYS PASCAL (398), 5th HARRISON HENDERSON (387), 7th LUCAS XIE (365), 10th PRINCE-MOSES JOHN (352)
Under 11 Girls – 1st Sophia Davies of Thames Valley Harriers (396 points), 2nd GRACE ROONEY (394), 7th equal SIENNA DARCY (370)
Under 13 Boys – 1st Aidan Wolpert of Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (399 points), 4th EDWARD PASCAL (378), 8th BEN KASPAR (359)
Under 13 Girls – 1st Ellina Ponkratieva of St Mary’s Richmond (400 points), 3rd AIMEE PORTER (390)
Under 15 Boys – 1st ARTHUR PHILLIPS (792 points), 7th CALEB HILTON (700)
Under 15 Girls – 1st Amy Kirk of London Heathside (787 points)
Under 17 Men – 1st Luke Dunham of Herts Phoenix (800 points), 3rd ADAM O’GORMAN (788), 10th JACOB CLEMENTS (736)
Under 17 Women – 1st Kiera Shaw of Herts Phoenix (796 points), 5th PHOEBE MUSIC (648), 8th ELIZABETH DA TERESA (472)
Senior Men – 1st Roger Poolman of Highgate Harriers (2398 points), 3rd THOMAS BUTLER (2381)
Senior Women – 1st Rebecca Pigott of London Heathdside (1192), 54th NICOLA PAYNE (832)
Veteran Men V40 – 1st Paul Martelletti of Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (2399 points), 29th DANIEL NICHOLS (1710)
Veteran Men V45 – 1st Jim Cooper of Harrow (2365 points), 10th JOEL PHILLIPS (2181)
Veteran Men V50 – 1st Scott Aiken of Trent Park (2324 points), 10th BARRY HAWS (1868)
Veteran Men V55 – 1st Rob Shulman of London Heathside (2185 points), 6th PAUL MACCARTHY (1988), 7th TIM UNDERHILL (1969)
Veteran Women V55 – 1st Karen Murphy of Barnet & District (1137 points), 2nd JO KENT (1112)
Veteran Men V60 – 1st Chris Finill of Harrow (2171 points), 11th PHILIP CUNNINGHAM (1690)

Link to the Individual tables – https://metleague.run/results/individual-results-2023/
Select Category to change age-groups.

THESE ARE THE SBH ATHLETES WHO HAVE COMPLETED 3 OR MORE CONSECUTIVE RACES, FOLLOWING THE TRENT PARK FIXTURE ON 10 FEBRUARY

(10) ARTHUR PHILLIPS
(9) JOEL PHILLIPS V45, PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V55/V60
(7) GRACE ROONEY U11
(6) JACOB CLEMENT U17
(5) HARRISON HENDERSON U11, LUCAS XIE U11, EDWARD PASCAL U13, LADDIE SHAW U15, JACOB SUGARMAN U15, AIDAN MACAVOY U17
(4) SAM CLEMENTS U13, CALEB HILTON U15, PHOEBE MUSIC U15, THOMAS BUTLER SM
(3) AIMEE PORTER U13, FINN MACARTHY SM, KEVIN WALDEN V40M

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 TRENT PARK FIXTURE ON 10 FEBRUARY
The Under 11 Boys and Girls have now completed the 6 races that were available. The final totals are based on the best 4 of 6 race results.

Under 11 Boys – 1st DENNYS PASCAL (32 points), 2nd HARRISON HENDERSON (28), 3rd LUCAS XIE (22) – Under 11 Girls – 1st GRACE ROONEY (32 points), 2nd SIENNA DARCY (30), 3rd KEENYAH ADELISE (23)

The remaining age-groups have now completed the 6 of the 7 races that were available. The totals are based on the best 5 of 6 race results.

Under 13 Boys – 1st EDWARD PASCAL (40), 2nd BEN KASPAR (35), 3rd SAM CLEMENTS (32) – Under 15 Boys – 1st ARTHUR PHILLIPS (40), 2nd EUAN PHILLIPS (29), 3rd LADDIE SHAW and CALEB HILTON (25) – Under 17 Men – 1st ADAM O’GORMAN (31), 2nd JACOB CLEMENT (30), 3rd AIDAN MACAVOY (27 – Senior Men – 1st THOMAS BUTLER (59), 2nd GARY PELOSI V35 (31), 3rd JONATHAN BOARDMAN U23 (29) – Masters Men 40-49 – 1st JOEL PHILLIPS V45 (34), 2nd DANIEL NICHOLS V40 (31). 3rd KEVIN WALDEN V40 (22) – Masters Men 50-59 – 1st TIM BUTLER V55 (24), 2nd BARRY HAWS V50 and DAVID GREENSTEIN V55 (22) – Masters Men 60-69 – 1st PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V60 (38), 2nd ROBERT RIGBY V60 (24)

Under 13 Girls – 1st AIMEE PORTER (40), 2nd LUCIA CASALENUOVO (27), 3rd OLIVIA ABBOTT (22) – Under 15 Girls – 1st POSIE SHAW (32), 2nd AMBER JACKSON (29), 3rd ERIN GIBLIN (26), – Under 17 Women – 1st PHOEBE MUSIC (26), 2nd ELIZABETH DA TERESA (21), 3rd EDIE WOODINGS, MYA MAIRS-INGRAM  and ADANNA MAZINWOSU (8)  – Under 20 Women – 1st EVIE WINSTON (8) – Senior Women – 1st NICOLA PAYNE (24),2nd EMILIA ECONOMU (16)

Winter Points Tables updated with the Metropolitan League results – Mens Cross Country Points Tables 2023-2024 Updated 10-02-24  Womens Cross Country Points Tables 2023-2024 Updated 10-02-24

MIDDLESEX SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Harrow School on 6 February.
Minor BoysBEN KASPAR (Compton) 1st (9.56), DENNYS PASCAL (Monken Hadley) 2nd (10.00), HARRISON HENDERSON (Danegrove) 6th (10.17), JENSON DAY (Foulds) 10th (10.33) 66 runners finished
Team Result 1st Barnet (19 points), 2nd Richmond (39), 3rd Hounslow (54) 9 teams finished
Minor GirlsGRACE ROONEY (Our Lady) 11th (11.37), SIENNA DARCY (Sacred Heart) 24th (12.32), ELFIE SHAW (Compton) 31st (12.39) the winner was Elsie Fitzgerald of Hillingdon (10.58) 60 runners finished
Team Result 1st Richmond (26 points), 2nd Haringey (30), 3rd Barnet (62) 8 teams finished.
Junior BoysJESSE ABRAHAMS (JCoss) 3rd (16.32), OMAR MIAH (NLG) 21st (17.41), EDWARD PASCAL (Ark academy) 26th (18.02), SAM CLEMENTS (Ashmole) 29th (18.07), LADDIE SHAW (Compton) 30th (18.07) the winner was Harry Harding of Richmond (16.18) 58 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Richmond (20 points), 2nd Ealing (42), 3rd Barnet (65) 9 teams finished.
Junior GirlsAMBER JACKSON (Archer) 8th (10.46), OLIVIA ABBOTT (TTA) 13th (11.18), JUI HAYAKAWA (MHC) 35th (12.18), HOLLY CLARKE (St Michaels) 38th (12.28) the winner was Jonja March of Enfield (9.51) 63 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Hillingdon (36 points), 2nd Richmond (39), 3rd Ealing (53), 5th Barnet (63) 8 teams finished
Intermediate BoysARTHUR PHILLIPS (Compton) 3rd (18.58), EUAN PHILLIPS (FCH) 5th (19.19), AIDAN MACAVOY (Wren Academy) 6th (19.26) the winner was Otis Farrer-Brown of Harrow (18.37) 62 runners finished
Team Result 1st Barnet (28 points), 2nd Harrow (41), 3rd Haringey (45) 7 teams finished
Intermediate GirlsPOSIE SHAW (TTA) 1st (17.23), EDIE WOODINGS (Mill Hill) 6th (19.20), ERIN GIBLIN (Wren Academy) 15th (20.45), PHOEBE MUSIC (Archer) 31st (22.14) 56 runners finished
Team Result 1st Barnet (29 points), 2nd Haringey (43), 3rd Richmond (57) 7 teams finished
Senior BoysADAM O’GORMAN (MHC) 4th (25.45), JACOB CLEMENT (JFS Brent) 15th (27.32), NOAH CLARKE (MHC 2nd Claim) 25th (28.47) the winner was Benjy Street of Richmond (24.51) 42 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Richmond (24 points), 2nd Enfield (37), 3rd Harrow (42), 4th Barnet (60) 5 teams finished
Senior GirlsEMMA MCCLUSKEY (MHC 2nd Claim) 1st (18.06), CHARLOTTE HARRIS (MHC 2nd Claim) 3rd (18.41) 15 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Haringey (25) 1 team finished

BELGRADE INDOOR MEETING – Took place at Belgrade, Serbia on 13 February
Shot 7.26kg – SM SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 4th (20.73mi)

EASTERN MASTERS – Took place at Lee Valley on 13 February
60m Hurdles – M50 SM 3 GARY SMITH V50 (2nd Claim) 1st (8.71i)
High Jump – SX ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V60 12th (SB 1.10mi) and is ranked UK No.7 V60 in 2024
Pole Vault – SX ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V60 7th (2.20mi)
Shot 4kg – W35 EMMA BEARDMORE V35 (2nd Claim) 1st (SB 11.52mi) adding 1.15m to her 20 January put, and is ranked UK No.3 V35 in 2024

STABHOCHSPRUNG-STARS – Took place at Frauenfeld, Switzerland on 11 February
Pole Vault – SW JADE IVE (HCA) 5th (4.31mi)

MEETING HAUTS DE FRANCE PAS DE CALAIS – Took place at Lieven, France on 10 February
Shot 7.26kg – SM SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 7th (20.54mi)

HUSTOPECSKE SKAKANI – Took place at Hustopece, Czech Republic on 10 February
High Jump – SM B KIMANI JACK U23 4th (2.14mi)
High Jump – SW B EVELYNE FONTEYNE U23 8th (1.74mi)

BIRMINGHAM LEAGUE DIVISION 1 – Took place at Abingdon Park on 10 February
ZXC – SM LUCA STUBBS U20 (Loughborough Students) 28th (31.47), MAX WINFIELD U20 (Warwick University) 55th (33.20) 203 runners finished

MIDLAND WOMENS LEAGUE DIVISION 1 – Took place at Burton Dassett on 10 February
4200m XCINDIRA PATEL U23 (Loughborough Students) 1st (27.39) 161 runners finished

GLEGENGACH INVITATIONAL – Took place at Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA on 10 February
60m – SW H3 LARISSA GILES U23 (Yale University) 5th (PB 7.99i) taking .01 of a second off her 2020 time
200m – SW 6 LARISSA GILES U23 (Yale University) 2nd (SB 26.69i) taking .23 of a second off her 26 January time
60m Hurdles – SW H1 LILY PARRIS U23 (Princeton University) 1st (8.72i), in the next race LILY finished 3rd (8.77i)

CHEMIST WAREHOUSE INVITATIONAL – Took place at Adelaide, Australia on 10 February
Discus 2kg – SM NICK PERCY 3rd (SB 63.09m) and is ranked UK No.1 in 2024

DAVID HEMERY VALENTINE INVITATIONAL – Took place at Boston, Massachusetts, USA on 9-10 February
3000m – SM 4 KRISTIAN IMROTH U23 (Eastern Kentucky University) 13th (8:22.84i)

HUSKY CLASSIC – Took place at Seattle, Washington, USA on 9-10 February
60m – SM H4 JAMI SCHLUETER U23 (University of Washington) 5th (SB 7.31i) taking .11 of second off his 2 February time

WHITWORTH INVITATIONAL – Took place at Spokane, Washington, USA on 9-10 February
200m – SM 1 MICHAEL OHIOZE 1st (SB 20.98i) and is ranked UK No.1 in 2024

AYO FALOLA DREAM MILE – Took place at Lee Valley on 7 February
400m – SW LINA NIELSEN 1st (52.98i), CHARLOTTE HARRIS U20 (2nd Claim) 3rd (SB 59.73i)
800m – U13B DENNYS PASCAL U13 1st (2:23.31i) taking 2.28 seconds off his 14 January time, and is ranked UK No.4 U13 in 2024, also a new Club Record
800m – U13G SIENNA DARCY U13 8th (SB 2:50.72i)
800m – U17W DINA SILVERMAN U17 6th (2:23.19i)
Mile – SX 3 CALLUM SYDENHAM U20 (2nd Claim) 3rd (PB 4:45.26i) taking 1.41 seconds off his 2023 time, NOAH CLARKE U20 (2nd Claim) 7th (SB 5:02.82i)

SHEFFIELD STEEL CUP – Took place at Sheffield on 7 February
Long Jump – SW RITH-ANN OTARUOH U23 (HCA) 7th (SB 5.19mi)

MONDEVILLE MEETING – Took place at Mondeville, France on 7 February
60m Hurdles – SW H1 JESSICA HUNTER 3rd (8.23i) , A JESSICA HUNTER 6th (8.28i)

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.

PARKRUNS MILESTONE VESTS – You can purchase these from 50 to 500, this is the link – https://shop.parkrun.com/collections/milestone-run-walk-vests

PARKRUNS IN THE UK – Last Saturday at parkruns in the UK, there were…
1,072 events – 200,126 walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers – 31,525 first timers – 20,160 PBs

COMPLETELY USELESS RANDOM FACT – Did you know … There are 6 million registered parkrunners in the countries taking part in the Six Nations!

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Aldenham on 10 February.
PAUL LEWIS V50 32nd (26.39) this was his 204th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Fletcher Moss on 10 February.
ROBBIE LIGHTOWLER 12th (20.23) this was his 4th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Hackney Marshes on 10 February.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 223rd (28.26) this was his 321st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Harrow on 10 February.
DANIYAL JANMOHAMED U11 16th (22.06) this was his 6th Parkrun, LILY JANMOHAMED U11 53rd (25.12) this was her 5th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Oak Hill on 10 February.
BRADLEY SINGER V35 34th (23.27) this was his 257th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Panshanger on 10 February.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 244th (45.59) this was his 291st Parkrun

UPCOMING ROAD RELAY AND CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 5 WEEKS, WHICH COVERS THE PERIOD THURSDAY 15 FEBRUARY UNTIL WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH – The SBH 2023-2024 Winter Fixture Card and Information Sheet are available on the SBH website – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/ 

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 24 February at Western Park, Telford, Shropshire.
Start Times 11.00am 57th U17 Women (5000m), 11.25am 21st U15 Boys (4000m), 11.45pm 54th U13 Girls (3000m), 12.05pm 78th U17 Men (6000m), 12.30pm 20th U13 Boys (3000m), 12.45pm 58th U15 Girls (4000m), 1.05am 32nd U20 Women (6000m), 1.35pm 91st Senior Women (8000m), 2.20pm 76th U20 Men (10000m), 3.00pm 136th Senior Men (12000m)
This is the link to the National website, giving information, travel and site map http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/the-national-cross-country-championships/venue/
Entries Closed

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS VENUE – The venue for this season’s English National Cross Country Championships returns to the Midland’s and another new one has been chosen with the event taking place this time at Weston Park, near Telford along the A5 to Cannock. With the entrance via Shrewsbury Gate on that road and is scheduled for Saturday 24th February.

The address of the venue is Weston under Lizard, which is a small village nearby. In appearance it is very much an estate village because of Weston Park the family seat of the Earls of Bradford. The lizard bit coming from the proximity of Lizard Hill. The element ‘Weston’ deriving from the Old English, west-tun meaning ‘west farmstead.’

Situated minutes from major motorways and with easy access to mainline train stations, Weston’s location and road network can deal with all sorts of capacity. There is over a 1000 acres of Capability Brown parkland at Weston and this will be a good test for those taking part in the 2024 event with undulating parkland and quality grass.

This will be 136th time a Senior Men’s Championship will be staged since the first in 1876 while the latest ones are the Under 13 and Under 15 Boys first stage in 2003. Once again, the traditional distances will be raced with Senior Men running 12K and the Senior Women 8K. and the finish is adjacent to the wonderfully named Temple of Diana.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The fifth fixture of five takes place on Saturday 2 March at Brent Country Park, Hanwell, West London (SatNav W7 3BP).
The course will be on paths within Brent Valley Park, close to Hanwell Zoo.
The first races will be at 12 noon and at the conclusion of the final event the season awards will be presented.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will our athletes please see TY HOLDEN who will give you a race number

UK CAU INTER COUNTIES CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 9 March at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough.
Note: You you will selected by your respective County Team Manager

ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 16 March at Pontefract.
Note: You you will selected by your respective County Team Manager 

WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 30 March at Belgade, Serbia

UPCOMING INDOOR FIXTURES, WHICH COVERS THE PERIOD THURSDAY 15 FEBRUARY UNTIL WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH – Please enter yourself and pay the appropiate fee. Also note, especially Lee Valley, that events may close before any closing date, if that event is fully subscribed.

UK ATHLETICS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS AND EUROPEAN TRIALS – Takes place at the Utilita Arena, King Edwards Road, Birmingham (Satnav B1 2AA) on Saturday 17 February and Sunday 18 February.
Athletes will be invited to compete.
Link to apply for tickets – https://www.koobit.com/uk-athletics-indoor-championships-e5431

BRITISH MASTERS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 17 February and Sunday 18 February.
Entries Closed

BUCS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Friday 23 February to Sunday 25 February.
Entries Closed

ENGLAND MASTERS INDOOR CHALLENGE – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 25 February.
Note: Team selection will be via area clubs

WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place in Glasgow from Friday 1 March to Sunday 3 March
Note: You will be selected following the UK trials

ESSEX AND EASTERN COUNTIES INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 2 March and Sunday 3 March. Age-group U13 up to Senior.
To enter please use this link, although there is no information as yet on their website – https://meets.rosterathletics.com/public/competitions?cc=GBR&page=0&from=2024-03-01&to=2024-03-30
Entries Closing Date Saturday 17 February
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

ENGLAND ATHLETICS U15 AND U17 COMBINED EVENTS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 9 March and Sunday 10 March.
Please use this link to enable you to enter – https://meets.rosterathletics.com/public/competitions?c=GBR&page=0&from=2024-03-01&to=2024-03-30
Entries Closing Date Sunday 25 February
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

HERTFORDSHIRE, MIDDLESEX AND KENT INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPSTakes place at Lee Valley on Saturday 16 March and Sunday 17 March, for all age-groups excluding U13s.
Link to Hertfordshire online entries – https://meets.rosterathletics.com/public/competitions?cc=GBR&page=0&from=2024-03-01&to=2024-03-30
Link to Middlesex entries onlinehttps://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/?o=&page=7&date__gte=&date__lte=&type=&q=&country_id=&uses_ot=on
Link to Kent entries onlinehttp://kcaa.org.uk/onlineregs/newmeeting9.php?MeetID=1
Link to Middlesex full fixture information – Middlesex Indoor Championships 16-03-24
Closing Dates for Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Kent is Friday 1 March
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

EUROPEAN MASTERS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place in Torun, Poland from Sunday 17 March to Sunday 24 March.

PARKRUN DITCHES COURSE AND AGE-CATEGORY RECORDS  The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

Recreational running organisation undergoes data cull amid accusations of sex discrimination, Parkrun has removed course and age-category records from its website and in future will only publish basic results from events. Also disappearing are parkrun ‘world records‘ in addition to statistics for most wins or for getting under a particular time as the organisation seeks to make its data less performance-oriented. However, the move comes at a time when parkrun is being criticised for allowing entrants to self-identify their gender, with event organisers being accused of “sex discrimination”.

A report in the Telegraph claims parkrun has taken this “drastic action after rejecting calls for it to stop allowing entrants to self-identify their gender”. However, parkrun has always prided itself on its non-competitive element and describes its events as recreational running or walking with courses roughly 5km in distance and often not accurately measured. A document which has appeared on social media from parkrun says: “We know that our websites are an important source of information for all parkrunners, especially for those who are new and yet to take part. Our insight tells us that some of the content we share and how we present it can be off-putting or create opportunities for misunderstanding (e.g. parkrun is not a race but we list most things like most first finishes).“So in the coming days we will no longer publish data such as attendance records, course records, fastest finishers, most first finishes, and age graded or category records. The results pages for every event, your personalised results email and your individual profile pages will remain unchanged.”

Several female parkrun course records have been broken by transgender women, though, leading to the accusations that female runners are being discriminated against. Parkrun has refused to ask transgender runners to record their sex at birth, arguing that their events are primarily about inclusion rather than competitive performance. A parkrun statement published in the Telegraph said the changes had followed a review over several months by a global working group to consider “how we can present data in a way that is not off-putting and doesn’t imply that parkrun is a race”. This review showed a “disconnect” between parkrun performance data and their mission of providing as many people as possible with the opportunity to participate.

Parkrun added: “We’ll continue to take steps to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy parkrun for what it is: a free community event and an opportunity to be active, social and outside in a non-competitive, inclusive and welcoming environment.”In addition, parkrun claim they were considering changes since before the Covid pandemic in 2020, regardless of the campaign around gender self-identification. However, the campaign group Fair Play For Women said: “Parkrun have been letting men hold female course records. Women complained saying it was unfair. Rather than resolve the issue Parkrun has removed everyone’s records from its website.”

KELVIN KIPTUM, MARATHON WORLD RECORD-HOLDER, DIES AGED 24  The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

Athletics world stunned by the news on Sunday that the Kenyan athlete and coach GERVAIS HAKIZIMANA died in a road accident. SEB COE, president of World Athletics, led the tributes to marathon world record-holder KELVIN KIPTUM and his coach GERVAIS HAKIZIMANA after the Kenyan media reported they had died in a car crash. “We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the devastating loss of KELVIN KIPTUM and his coach, GERVAIS HAKIZIMANA,” said COE. “On behalf of all World Athletics we send our deepest condolences to their families, friends, team-mates and the Kenyan nation.

“It was only earlier this week in Chicago, the place where KELVIN set his extraordinary marathon world record, that I was able to officially ratify his historic time. An incredible athlete leaving an incredible legacy, we will miss him dearly.” KIPTUM, who was 24, along with Rwanda‘s HAKIZIMANA, 37, were in a car accident in the Kaptagat area at 11pm local time on Sunday (Feb 11). According to the Standard newspaper, KIPTUM, who was a father of two children, was driving a Toyota Premio when he lost control of the vehicle. KIPTUM and HAKIZIMANA died at the scene while a third passenger, SHARON CHEPKEMOI, 32, survived and was taken to the hospital.

He set a world record of 2:00:35 in Chicago last October. It was just his third marathon, after running a world record for a debut of (2:01:53) in Valencia in December 2022 and a London Marathon course record of (2:01:25) in April 2023. On April 14 in Rotterdam, he was aiming to become the first man to break the two-hour barrier in an official race. Indeed, little over a week ago he was revealed by smart watch brand Amazfit as their new ambassador, although he did not make the event where the announcement was made in Paris due to travel problems. The athletics world was also looking forward to him taking on former world record-holder ELIUD KIPCHOGE, among others, at the Paris Olympics this year. KIPTUM’S death comes 13 years after another great Kenyan marathon runner, SAMMY WANJIRU, also died aged 24 following a fall from roof. WANJIRU won the 2008 Olympic title plus marathon titles in Chicago and London.

The World Marathon Majors said on Sunday: “The entire Abbott World Marathon Majors family is devastated by the news that our men’s series champion and world record-holder KELVIN KIPTUM and his coach GERVAIS HAKIZIMANA have passed away. All of our thoughts are with their family and friends at this time.” The London Marathon posted on social media: “We are shocked and deeply saddened to hear the terrible news of the death of marathon world record-holder KELVIN KIPTUM and his coach, GERVAIS HAKIZIMANA. The thoughts of everyone at the TCS London Marathon are with KELVIN’S and GERVAIS’ family and friends.” Kenya’s minister for sports ABABU NAMWAMBA said on social media: “Devastatingly sickening!! Kenya has lost a special gem. Lost for words.”

BBC TO COVER UK ATHLETICS MAJOR EVENTS IN 2024  The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

New deal will see the broadcaster showing live coverage from this weekend’s UK Indoor Champs in Birmingham. This weekend’s Microplus UK Indoor Championships will be shown live on the BBC after the broadcaster struck a deal to show UK Athletics major events in 2024. BBC will also show the UK Championships and Olympic trials on June 29-30 plus the London Diamond League at the Olympic Stadium on July 20 on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app.

UKA CEO JACK BUCKNER said: “We are thrilled to confirm BBC Sport as our broadcast partner for our 2024 major events series. It’s a huge year ahead for our sport and we are looking forward to working with the team at BBC Sport to bring our big events into people’s homes. The BBC Sport digital and TV audiences give us a great platform and allow the British public to really follow the action in the build up to the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

PHILIP BERNIE, director of BBC Sport, said: “This partnership serves as a terrific build-up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Viewers can watch BBC Sport’s exclusive coverage with expert commentary across TV and online and follow these athletes in top action, as they strive for excellence on the world stage.”

OLYMPIC GAMES 2024 – Take place in Paris from the 26 July until the 11 August. The Athletics take place from the 1 August until the 11 August.

Link to the Olympic Games website for the schedule for all events – https://www.paris2024.org/en/competition-schedule-olympic-games/
Detailed schedule for events will be issued later this year
Link to the Olympic Games website to register for tickets – https://tickets.paris2024.org/en/

PARALYMPIC GAMES 2024 – Take place in Paris, from the 28 August until the 8 September.
Link to the Paralympic Games website for the schedule for all events – https://www.paris2024.org/en/competition-schedule-paralympic-games/
Link to the Paralympic Games website to register for tickets – https://tickets.paris2024.org/en/

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ON INSTAGRAM – Since the account was setup towards the end of last year, there has been an amazing amount of Videos and Photographs contributed with many comments. There are 3 posts this week.

Picture taken at the Metropolitan League at Trent Park on 10 February. On the left is AIMEE PORTER on her way in finishing 2nd in the Under 13 Girls race, AIMEE also finished 3rd overall over the season. On the right is ARTHUR PHILLIPS on his way in winning the Under 15 Boys race, ARTHUR also finished 1st overall over the season.

Picture taken at the England Athletics U20, U17 & U15 Indoor Championships at Sheffield on 10-11 February. Features our No.1 and 2 U20 UK ranked sprinters on the rostrum. In the centre is TEDDY WILSON celebrating his 60m Gold Medal, after running a personal best (6.70i) in the Semi-Final, on his left is EBUKA NWOKEJI who won the Silver Medal, he also ran a personal best (6.78i) in the Semi-Final.                   `

Picture taken at the England Athletics U20, U17 & U15 Indoor Championships at Sheffield on 10-11 February. Features our much improved sprinter TAMI GEORGE U17 celebrating her 200m Gold Medal, after running 3 personal bests at the Championships, in the Final she ran (24.34i) ranking her UK No.1, setting a new Club Record ,taking .32 of a second off SABRINA BAKARE’S (25.02i).
In the 60m Final TAMI won the Bronze Medal (7.69i).

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 newInstagram 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.

THE FOLLOWING IS CLUB INFORMATION ON VARIOUS TOPICS

SBH 2023-2024 WINTER FIXTURE CARD – The 2023-2024 Winter Fixture Card and Information Sheet can be found on the SBH website. Link to the Winter Fixture Card and Information Sheet – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/
Please select a document, following this you can print a copy for future reference.

SBH 2023-2024 WINTER POINTS AND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP TABLES – Currently the updated Winter Points and Club Championship tables are published on the SBH website.
Link to the updated Winter Points tables, following the 10 February Metropolitan League – Mens Cross Country Points Tables 2023-2024 Updated 10-02-24  Womens Cross Country Points Tables 2023-2024 Updated 10-02-24
Link to the updated Club Championships table, following the 13 January Metropolitan League – SBH Cross Country Club Championship Winners 2023-2024 Updated 13-01-24
Please select a document, following this you can print a copy for future reference.

STONEX STADIUM MEMBERSHIP – To use the StoneX Stadium facilities for training, SBH members are required to pay a fee. You can register as a member (which is free) which then entitles you to a discount. This is the link to the form to apply for membership – StoneX Membership (1) as of 30 October 2023

JAMIE BATH MEMBERS MASSAGE SERVICE  Since joining SBH he has been working closely with TY HOLDEN in his quest for Athlete and Athletics Development. To help support the club members he has (with the club’s support) set up a Members Massage Service available on club nights at a small charge of £15 (as compared to outside masseurs who charge £60) to simply cover materials and insurance.
Please contact JAMIE at jamiebath@live.co.uk or text him on 07902 592561. You can also see him on training nights for availability.

GEORGE HARRISON MBE MEMORIAL DOCUMENT – The document has been put together with contributors from LISA WEBB, MARTIN ROCHFORD, NADEEM SHAIKH, RACHEL FELTON, LIAM and JAMIE DEE, JAMES LOVELL, EMILIA ECONOMU, ALAN WELLERKAREN HARRISONTIM UNDERHILL, GLEN WATTS, JOANNA WINFIELD, SHAUN CLIFFORD and EUAN MACKENZIEShaftesbury Barnet Harriers Memorial To George Harrison From Friends And Members 20 April 2023
If you wish to contribute your own memories and/or photographs of GEORGE, please email them to me, either within the email or as a separate attached word document.

CODES OF CONDUCT – SBH have now adopted the UK Athletics (UKA) and the Home Country Athletics Federations (HCAF) Codes of Conduct which set out national standards of conduct for all clubs, coaches, officials, volunteers and athletes in the sport.  The purpose of the codes are to clarify what behaviours are acceptable and unacceptable, the standards of practice expected and the basis for challenging and improving practice.  The Codes are similar to our previous Codes of Conduct which were part of the previous ClubMark scheme.  All club member and anyone undertaking a relevant role must agree to abide by the codes of conduct. The Codes of Conduct have now been put onto our Website, please read these to understand the commitments you are making by being a member of SBH.
Link to the Code of Conduct document – Codes Of Conduct Booklet 2021 (1)

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.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW CLUB KIT They 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/

ACCESS TO SBH CLUBHOUSE – The new Keyholders to the outside door are TY HOLDEN, CLYDE GORDON, NEVILLE THOMPSON, GREG THOMPSON, COLIN GODFREY and YAMILLE ALDAMA who all use the Clubhouse outside of normal stadium opening hours. GEOFF MORPHITIS and DAVE BEDFORD will also have a key. All other key fob holders can continue to gain access to the clubhouse via the (New) West Stand Entrance and the Trackside Door to the Clubhouse.
Link to note and details for further information – SBH Club House Door 20-01-23

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.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASE 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.

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 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.

SBH FAST FORWARD SCHOOL ATHLETICS CLUB ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers now run the school athletics club on Tuesday and Thursday at 4.30pm and which progresses to a more advanced club at 5.45 as a segue into the club. This is for ages 5 years -10 years of age. Please contact TY HOLDEN on 07737803260 for further information

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2024 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.

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

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 8 February 2024

Happy Birthday from Thursday 8 February to Wednesday 14 February – Vanessa Ansuaa, Lucy Campos, Tireni George, Rebecca Jeggo, Alexander Lepretre, Mya Mairs-Ingram, Angus McInroy, Adam O’Gorman, Daniel Seechan, Shammah St John and Callum Sydenham

RECENT NEW MEMBER – We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to GEORGINA WARMATE

WINTER POINTS CHAMPIONSHIPS – This is the final race of 6 for the Under 11 Boys and Girls (Best 4 results to count). It is the 6th race of 7 for the remaining age-groups (Best 5 results to count). Therefore let battle commence at the Metropoltan League this Saturday at Trent Park.

HENRY DOVER SETS NEW SCHOOL STANDARD AT COVENTRY IN KING HENRY VIII RELAYS  The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently

Woodbridge School runner breaks 44-year-old course record as The Judd School and New Hall School take team titles. Two months after finishing sixth in the under-20 men’s race at the European Cross Country Championships in Brussels, HENRY DOVER ran the outstanding leg at the prestigious King Henry VIII Relays in Coventry on Wednesday (Jan 31) to take down a course record which had stood for 44 years, JAMES TAYLOR reports. 

DOVER’S inclusion for Woodbridge School, having agonisingly missed out on his home Cup Final earlier this winter, ensured an intriguing contest for this prestigious event around War Memorial Park, and there was the added interest of St Michael’s College, who made the trip from Enniskillen with a team of young Irish internationals. But none could match the strength in depth of favourites The Judd School, who made it four boys’ wins in a row, while the New Hall girls made it a golden debut for the Essex squad. Neither team had it all their own way though, as both had to fight through after having been behind in the early stages.

There were fireworks from the outset of the six-stage boys’ race, with national champion DOVER against the in-form QUINN MIELL-INGRAM. The course seemed fast, though not perfect, with a few steps of mud in the early woodland section and quite a stiff breeze, albeit behind the athletes for much of the perimeter. Course record conditions? Many seasoned spectators were doubtful. So it was a magnificent run for Dover (10:45), who stormed round to lop five seconds off NEIL APPLEBY’S historic mark. This was in spite of a ‘moment’ in the woods where the Woodbridge man’s sense of navigation and balance almost deserted him!. DOVER should go into the Armagh 5km on February 8 for a UK under-20 record attempt with confidence. 

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS SUBSCRIPTIONS – Our new Club year started on 1 October 2023. The current SBH annual subscription is £80 and the current England Athletics annual registration from 1 April 2023 is £17. The current total is £97 and should be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: HSBC, ACCOUNT NUMBER: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please advise GEOFF MORPHITIS by email (geoffrey.morphitis@capeandd.com) when payment has been made.

FEBRUARY AND MARCH INDOOR FIXTURES NOW OPEN TO ENTER The following 6 fixtures are now open for you to enter – 11 February VAC and EMAC championships, 14 February Lee Valley Middles Distance open meeting,  17-18 February British Masters championships, 23-25 February BUCS championships, 2-3 March Essex and Eastern Counties championships, 16-17 March Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Kent championships.
Link showing full details of all 6 fixtures – February 2024 Indoor Fixtures Now Open To Enter

RESULTS
SOUTHERN U20 AND SENIOR INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Lee Valley on 3-4 February
60m – U20M H1 NATHAN FERNANDES U20 5th (PB 7.26i), H2 EBUKA NWOKEJI U20 2nd (6.92i), H3 MALACHI AMADI U20 1st (SB 7.03i), H5 OLIVER LAURENS U20 4th (PB 7.28i) taking .11 of a second off his 21 January time, in Semi-Final 1 EBUKA finished 1st (6.93i), OLIVER finished 6th (7.29i), in Semi-Final 3 MALACHI finished 2nd (SB 7.01i) taking .01 of a second off his H3 time, NATHAN finished 6th (7.32i), in the Final EBUKA won the Gold Medal (PB 6.81i) taking .01 of a second off his 7 January time, and is ranked UK No.3 in 2024, MALACHI finished 6th (7.02i)
60m – SM H2 JORDAN WATSON-BROWN 2nd (6.88i), H5 BRYAN OGBEBOR U23 8th (PB 7.38i) taking .02 of a second off his 17 January time, in Semi-Final 2 JORDAN finished 3rd (6.77i), in the Final JORDAN finished 6th (6.83i)
60m – SW H2 ESTHER AKITI U23 7th (8.43i)
200m – U20M H2 MALACHI AMADI U20 4th (SB 22.95i)
400m – U20M H2 AIDAN GAFFEY U20 4th (SB 54.20i)
400m – U20W H2 LOLA MCCANN-EZEKIEL U20 5th (SB 1:03.59i) taking 1.65 seconds off her 7 January time, H3 CHARLOTTE HARRIS U20 (2nd Claim) 2nd (SB 1:00.20i), MIA HIGSON U20 4th (1:02.24i)
400m – SM H1 BEN ROCHFORD 2nd (49.70i), JUBRIL ADENIJI U23 4th (SB 50.35i), H4 JOSHUA NAMIECH-OYEBOLA 2nd (PB 50.50i) taking 1.04 seconds off his 20 January time, KEENAN STEVENS U23 3rd (PB 51.56i) taking .15 of a second off his 7 January time, ISAAC MOORE U23 5th (PB 52.39i) in Semi-Final 1 JOSHUA finished 4th (PB 50.14i) taking .36 of a second off his H4 time, in Semi-Final 3 BEN (DNF)
400m – SW H1 HAYLEY MCLEAN 1st (SB 55.83i) in the Final HAYLEY won the Gold Medal (SB 55.26i) taking .57 of a second off her H1 time
800m – U20W H1 MYA MAIRS-INGRAM U20 1st (2:20.09i), EMMA MCCLUSKEY U20 (2nd Claim) 2nd (SB 2:21.22i), H2 LARISSA WILSON U20 4th (2:25.6i) in the Final MYA won the Silver Medal (SB 2:13.79i) taking 3.81 seconds off her 21 January time, EMMA finished 4th (SB 2:18.77i) taking 2.45 seconds off her H1 time
800m – U20M H1 JACOB CLEMENT U20 5th (PB 2:00.42i)
800m – SM H1 KOJO KYEREME V40 3rd (SB 1:58.53i) taking 1.39 seconds off his 21 January time
60m Hurdles – U20W H1 NIA FORBES-AGYEPONG U20 2nd (PB 8.82i) taking .07 of a second off her 20 January time, H2 ALINA COFIE U20 2nd (PB 9.02i) in the Final NIA won the Silver Medal (PB 8.76i) taking .06 of a second off her H1 time, and is ranked UK No.7 U20 in 2024, ALINA won the Bronze Medal (PB 8.88i) taking .12 of a second off her 20 January time, and is ranked UK No.10 U20 in 2024
60m Hurdles – SM H2 RUBEN HEDMAN U23 2nd (PB 8.11i) taking .01 of a second off his 20 January time, in the Final RUBEN won the Gold Medal (PB 7.97i) taking .14 of a second off his H2 time, and is ranked UK No.2 U23 in 2024
High Jump – U20W Straight Final REBECCA WHEELER-HENRY won the Bronze Medal (SB 1.65mi)
High Jump – SM Straight Final AKIN COWARD won the Gold Medal (SB 2.12mi) adding 3cm to his 20 January height, and is ranked UK no.4 in 2024, EVAN CAMPBELL finished 5th (SB 1.90mi)
Pole Vault – U20M Straight Final ANGUS BROWN U20 won the Silver Medal (SB 4.30mi)
Pole Vault – SW Straight Final GENOA HOWAT finished 5th (PB 3.40mi)
Long Jump – SM Straight Final PAUL OGUN (HCA) won the Bronze Medal (SB 6.91mi)
Triple Jump – SM Straight Final DANIEL LEWIS won the Gold Medal (SB 15.36mi) and is ranked UK No.6 in 2024
Shot 6kg – U20M Straight Final ALASTAIR BROWN U20 (2nd Claim) won the Gold Medal (SB 14.94mi) adding 54cm to his 28 January put, and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2024, BRIAN ANENE U20 won the Bronze Medal (PB 11.29mi)
Shot 7.26kg – SM Straight Final EVAN CAMPBELL won the Silver Medal (PB 14.33mi) adding 13cm to his 2022 put

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – Took place at Hampstead Heath on 3 February.
The Under 11 Boys and Girls teams made it 4 wins out of 4, Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Men finished in 4th place, Under 13 Girls and Under 17 Women finished in 5th place, Under 13 Boys finished in 7th place and Under 15 Boys finished in 10th place.

There were top 5 finishes from Under 11 Boys DENNYS PASCAL 1st, WILLIAM STOCKDALE 2nd, HARRISON HENDERSON 3rd and JENSEN DAY 5th, Under 11 Girls GRACE ROONEY 1st,  Under 13 Girls OLIVIA ABBOTT 5th, Under 15 Girls AMBER JACKSON 2nd, Under 17 Men AIDEN MACAVOY 5th

Under 11 Boys (1700m)DENNYS PASCAL 1st (5.22), WILLIAM STOCKDALE 2nd (5.32), HARRISON HENDERSON 3rd (5.36), JENSEN DAY 5th (5.46), ARI RUBENSTEIN 6th (5.48), DANIYAL JANMOHAMED 9th (6.09), LUCAS XIE 14th (6.15), PRINCE-MOSES JOHN 16th (6.21), RYLE SINGARAYER 20th (6.27), JAMES SHORT 33rd (7.08), ), ALI QUADER 45th (8.28) 45 runners finished
Team Result 1st SBH (11 points), 2nd SBH B (45), 3rd Queens Park Harriers (62) 14 teams finished.
Under 11 Girls (1700m)GRACE ROONEY 1st (6.08), ABIGAIL ROSS 7th (6.38), ISABELLE HUDSON 10th (6.57), KEENYAH ADELISE 18th (7.11), SUNNY SHAW 22nd (7.24), LILY JAMMOHAMED 23rd (7.26), ZAINAB QUADER 28th (7.43) 38 runners finished.
Team Result 1st SBH (36 points), 2nd London Heathside (37), 3rd Harrow (64) 12 teams finished.
Under 13 Boys (3000m)ROAN PARKES 22nd (12.09) the winner was Jack Hayward of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (11.03) 27runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (18 points), 2nd London Heathside (36), 3rd Highate Harriers (58), 7th SBH (98) 7 teams finished
Under 13 Girls (3000m)OLIVIA ABBOTT 5th (12.41), HOLLY CLARKE 17th (13.59), ELFIE SHAW 20th (14.29), SABRINA SINGARAYER 28th (18.08) the winner was Beth Dalton of Harrow (11.58) 28 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Harrow (26 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (53), 3rd Barnet & District (57), 5th SBH (70) 9 teams finished.
Under 15 Boys (3800m)LADDIE SHAW 16th (15.37) the winner was Sam Turner of London Heathside (13.51) 23 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st London Heathside (29 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (53), 3rd Harrow (69), 10th SBH (88) 10 teams finished
Under 15 Girls (3800m)AMBER JACKSON 2nd (16.31) the winner was Sonny Allen of Highate Harriers (15.28) 13 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st London Heathside (26 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (32), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (39), 4th SBH (44) 6 teams finished
Under 17 Men (4800m)AIDAN MCAVOY 5th (15.25) the winner was Thomas Chadwick of Highgate Harriers (14.45) 17 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Highgate Harriers (18 points), 2nd Barnet & District (43), 3rd London Heathside (52), 4th SBH (59) 7 teams finished
Under 17 Women (4800m)ARYA STAPLETON 8th (21.41) the winner was Leoni Delvendahi of Highgate Harriers (18.01) 9 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Thames Valley Harriers (21 points), 2nd Barnet & District (30), 3rd Highgate Harriers (31), 5th SBH (33) 6 teams finished

LONDON U13, U15 & U17 INDOOR GAMES – Took place at Lee Valley on 27-28 January
The following results in Red were not on the first issue of results, also the initial results in Black have the correct identification label.
60m – U13B A01 LUCAS DAVIS U13 6th (8.63i), B01 LUCAS finished 6th (8.74i)
60m – U13G A01 KAYIKUNMI OMIDIJI U13 4th (8.65i), A05 ELLA APPIAH-SPICK U13 7th (9.71i) taking .19 of a second off her2023 time, B01 KAYIKUNMI finished 7th (8.72i), B06 ELLA finished 2nd (9.74i)
60m – U15B A01 JOSHUA NYMAN U15 2nd (7.29i), A02 DIJANI BARNOR U15 2nd (PB 7.63i) taking .22 of a second off his 2022 time, A03 LOUIS XUN U15 4th (PB 7.95i) taking .03 of a second off his 2023 time, A08 JOLOMI DEMEYIN U15 2nd (8.40i) taking .07 of a second off his 7 January time, ISLEY AKANEZI-NORTON U15 3rd (PB 8.42i), B01 JOSHUA finished 1st (7.20i) taking .02 of a second off his 13 January time, and is ranked UK No.2 U15 in 2024, B04 LOUIS finished 3rd (PB 7.93i) taking .02 of a second off his A03 time, B06 JOLOMI finished 2nd (PB 8.36i) taking .04 of a second off his A08 time, B07 ISLEY finished 1st (8.43i)
60m – U15G A01 AARA KAMARA U15 5th (8.18i), A02 MOIESHA SAVAGE U15 1st (PB 7.99i) taking .20 of a second off her 2022 time, and is ranked UK No.9 U15 in 2024, A08 KYRA WILLIAMS U15 4th (PB 9.09i), A11 JESSICA ADAMS U15 2nd (PB 8.99i), B01 MOIESHA finished 4th (8.15i), B02 AARA finished 1st (PB 8.07i) equalling her 7 January time, B09 KYRA finished 4th (PB 9.07i) taking .02 of a second off her A08 time
200m – U13B 1 LUCAS DAVIS U13 4th (29.04i) taking .24 of a second off his 7 January time
200m – U13G 1 KAYIKUNMI OMIDIJI U13 3rd (SB 28.91i), 3 ELLA APPIAH-SPICK U13 4th (PB 33.19i) taking .17 of a second off her2023 time
200m – U15B 1 JOSHUA NYMAN U15 2nd (PB 23.55i) taking .21 of a second off his14 January time, and is ranked UK No.2 U15 in 2024, 3 LOUIS XUN U15 3rd (SB 26.26i), ISLEY AKANEZI-NORTON U15 6th (SB 29.65i), 4 JOLOMI DEMEYIN U15 3r4th (PB 28.19i) taking .63 of a second off his 7 January time
200m – U15G 1 AARA KAMARA U15 5th (SB 27.40i) taking .31 of a second off her 7 January time, 6 JESSICA ADAMS U15 2nd (SB 28.78i) taking .50 of a second off her 2023 time
60m – U17M A03 NATHAN HOWELL U17 3rd (7.34i), A10 COBY GREEN U17 6th (PB 7.89i), A14 OBINNA NWOKEJI U17 1st (PB 7.45i) taking .74 of a second off his 2019 time, MODEBAYO AKIN-AGUNBIADE U17 4th (7.96i), A15 ASHER ESCOBAR U17 4th (PB 7.87i) taking .04 of a second off his 7 January time, B03 NATHAN finished 4th (7.33i), B06 OBINNA finished 5th (7.55i), B13 ASHER finished 2nd (7.89i), COBY finished 4th (7.99i), MODEBAYO finished 5th (8.08i)
60m – U17W A01 TAMI GEORGE U17 1st equal (7.78i),A09 MORAYO IDRIS U17 4th (PB 8.74i), A11 SHENEL OKRAH U17 1st (PB 8.50i) taking .16 of a second off her 2023 time, B01 TAMI finished 4th (7.87i), B07 SHENEL finished 1st (8.49i) taking .16 of a second off her R1 11 time, B10 MORAYO finished 1st (PB 8.74i) equalling her R1 9 time
200m – U17M 9 ASHER ESCOBAR U17 3rd (25.86i), 11 MODEBAYO AKIN-AGUNBIADE U17 3rd (SB 26.52i) equalling his 14 January time
200m – U17W 2 MAKAYLA BRAI-ALOYE U17 3rd (SB 26.06i), 8 MORAYO IDRIS U17 4th (28.83i)
300m – U15B A1 DIJANI BARNOR U15 1st (SB 37.76i), B1 DIJANI BARNOR U15 1st (SB 37.76i) equalling his A1 time, and is ranked UK no.1 U15 in 2024
300m – U15G 1 HOLLY RYAN U15 1st (PB 41.81i) taking .35 of a second off her 14 January time, and is ranked UK No.1 U15 in 2024, also moves up from No.3 to No.1 of the SBH all-time top 10
300m – U17W 3 ADANNA MAZINWOSU U17 3rd (SB 42.96i) taking .37 of a second off her 1 January time, MACIE SUTHERLAND U17 5th (44.42i), 7 HOLLY GREEN U17 6th (PB 50.37i)
400m – U17M 3 JOSEPH COX U17 3rd (55.58i)
800m – U17M 2 THOMAS CADWALLADER U17 1st (SB 2:05.63i)
60m Hurdles – U15G A3 KYRA WILLIAMS U15 6th (SB 12.14i), B5 KYRA finished 4th (SB 11.92i) taking .22 of a second off her R1 3 time
60m Hurdles – U17M A3 ASHER ESCOBAR U17 6th (PB 9.45i) taking .45 of a second off his 2023 time,B3 ASHER finished 6th (9.62i)
60m Hurdles – M50-A1 GARY SMITH V50 5th (8.63i), B1 GARY finished 7th (8.60i)
High Jump – U17M RIAN SHAH U17 9th equal (SB 1.69mi) adding 4cm to his 7 January height

BUCS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Leeds on 3 February.
Senior Men (9690m)JEREMY DEMPSEY (Cambridge University) 4th (34.00), BENJAMIN WILLS (Cambridge University HCA) 25th (35.24) the winner was Will Barnicoat of Birmingham University (33.07) 285 runners finished
Team Results– 1st Birmingham University (22 points), 2nd Oxford University (54), 3rd Loughborough Students (58), 4th Cambridge University (58)
Senior Men (7950m)LUCS STUBBS U20 (Loughborough Students) 23rd (29.00), SAM WIGGINS U23 (Loughborough Students) 58th (29.49), MAX WINFIELD U20 (Warwick University) 115th (31.03), ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN U20 (Warwick University) 158th (31.53), BEN WINFIELD U23 (Warwick University) 195th (32.37) the winner was Jack Small of Loughborough Students (27.25) 679 runners finished
No Team Results
Senior Women (7950m) –The winner was Amelia Quirk of Birmingham University (30.24) 165 runners finished
Team Results– 1st Loughborough Students (18 points), 2nd Birmingham University (24), 3rd Cambridge University (40)
Senior Women (6560m)INDIRA PATEL U23 (Loughborough Students) 4th (26.15), FREYA STAPLETON U23 (Birmingham University) 7th (26.37), EMILY HATHAWAY U23 (Birmingham University) 38th (28.37), AMY GODDARD U20 (Loughborough Students) 189th (32.33) the winner was Charlotte Alexander of Birmingham University (25.49) 553 runners finished
No Team Results

LOUGHBOROUGH OPEN MEETING – Took place at Loughborough on 3-4 February
60m Hurdles – M50 A1 GARY SMITH V50 (2nd Claim) 1st (PB 8.53i) taking .04 of a second off his 2023 time, and is ranked UK No.2 V50 in 2024, B1 GARY finished 1st (8.66i)
Pole Vault – U23X MANON BAINES U20 3rd (3.42i)
Shot 4kg – SW ALEXANDRA BALTAZAR-HALL U23 3rd (PB 12.04mi) adding 83cm to her 14 January put
Triple Jump – SW RUTH-ANN OTARUOH U23 (HCA) 1st (SB 12.04mi) and is ranked UK No.6 U23 in 2024

FOLKSAM GRAND PRIX – Took place at Stockholm, Sweden on 3 February
400m – SW B LINA NIELSEN 1st (SB 52.80mi) and is ranked UK No.4 in 2024

IFAM INDOOR MEETING – Took place at Ghent, Belgium on 3 February
60m Hurdles – SW H2 JESSICA HUNTER 4th (4.29mi)
Pole Vault – SW JADE IVE (HCA) 4th (4.29mi)

RUN JUMP THROW AND MASTERS GP – Took place at Sheffield on 3 February
60m – SX A01 KRISHAWN AIKEN 6th (6.95i), B01 KRISHAWN finished 4th (6.96i)
200m – SX 1 KRISHAWN AIKEN 2nd (21.59i)
800m – SM 1 ROBERT SHIPLEY (HCA) 1st (PB 1:51.96i) taking 2.34 seconds off his 14 January time, and is ranked UK No.5 in 2024

4J STUDIOS SCOTTISH ATHLETICS INDOOR SERIES – Took place at Aberdeen on 2-4 February
60m – SX E5 SELINA HENDERSON 1st (SB 7.97i)
Long Jump – SX B SELINA HENDERSON 3rd (SB 5.16mi)

FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITATIONAL – Took place at Lincoln, Nebraska, USA on 2-3 February
Heptathlon – SM JAMI SCHLUETER U23 (University of Washington) 4th (SB 5356 points) – 60m H2 5th (SB 7.42i) – 1000m H 7th (SB 2:53.40i) – 60m Hurdles H2 1st (8.27i) – High Jump H 5th equal (1.83mi) – Pole Vault H 7th (PB 4.55mi) adding 5cm to his 2023 height – Long Jump H 2nd (7.01mi) – Shot 7.26kg H 3rd (SB 13.99mi) adding 28cm to his 26 January put

CRIMSON ELITE – Took place at Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA on 2 February
60m – SW Q1 LARISSA GILES U23 (Yale University) 6th (8.12i)

MEETING ELITE EN SALLE DE MIRAMAS – Took place at Miramas, France on 2 February
Shot 7.26kg – SM SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 1st (SB 21.01mi) adding 20cm to his 27 January put, and is ranked UK No.1 in 2024

NEWHAM 60M SPRINT SERIES – Took place at Newham on 31 January
60m – SM A01 TEDDY WILSON U20 1st (PB 6.73i) taking .04 of a second off his 21 January time, and is ranked UK No.1 U20 in 2024, JIMMY THORONKA 2nd (SB 6.87i) taking .03 of a second off his 17 January time, A05 JUBRIL ADENIJI U23 1st (PB 7.21i) taking .03 of a second off his 2023 time, A09 ISAAC MOORE U23 3rd (SB 7.54i), B01 TEDDY finished 1st (6.76i), JIMMY finished 3rd (6.88i), B04 JUBRIL finished 4th (PB 7.18i) taking .03 of a second off his A05 time, B08 ISAAC finished 1st (PB 7.44i) taking .10 of a second off his A09 time
60m – SW A03 VANESSA ANSUAA U23 7th (SB 8.16i)

RUNNING2TIME BRUNEL INDOOR OPEN SERIES – Took place at Uxbridge on 31 January
Pole Vault – SX THOMAS ROBERTSON U17 2nd (SB 3.50mi) and is ranked UK No.9 U17 in 2024, WILLIAM SYLVESTER U17 3rd (PB 3.20mi) adding 5cm to his 2023 height, NOAH VAN DEN BERGH U15 5th (PB 3.00mi) adding 30cm to his 2023 height, and is ranked UK No.4 U15 in 2024, ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V60 9th (2.20mi) taking 02 of a second off his 21 January time

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.

PARKRUNS MILESTONE VESTS – You can purchase these from 50 to 500, this is the link – https://shop.parkrun.com/collections/milestone-run-walk-vests

PARKRUNS IN THE UK – Last Saturday at parkruns in the UK, there were…
1,217 events – 230,762 walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers – 34,073 first timers – 27,731 PBs

COMPLETELY USELESS RANDOM FACT – Did you know … In celebration of Chinese New Year, there are 770,700 parkrunners born in the year of the Dragon!

COMPLETELY USELESS RANDOM FACT – Did you know …

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Aldenham on 3 February.
PAUL LEWIS V50 1st (20.34) this was his 203rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Canons Park on 3 February.
LENARD MICHEL V50 41st (26.08) this was his 113th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Grovelands on 3 February.
REBECCA ANDREOU U23 59th (23.58) this was her 14th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Hackney Marshes on 3 February.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 409th (33.21) this was his 320th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Kesgrave on 3 February.
ROSS HAMMOND U17 2nd (18.11) this was his 31st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Lancing Beach Green on 3 February.
DANIEL NICHOLS V40 2nd (18.32) this was his 52nd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Oak Hill on 3 February.
ADAM O’GORMAN U17 1st (PB 16.18) this was his 13th Parkrun, CALEB HILTON U15 2nd (PB 18.07) this was his 16th Parkrun, BRADLEY SINGER V35 31st (22.17) this was his 256th Parkrun, STUART SINGER V60 53rd (23.49) this was his 405th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Panshanger on 3 February.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 293rd (44.38) this was his 290th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Potternewton on 3 February.
SCARLETT  KENT U23 15th (22.50) this was her 64th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Royal Tunbridge Wells on 3 February.
CLIFF GOLDING V65 106th (28.17) this was his 161st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5KTook place at Temple Newsam on 3 February.
ROBBIE LIGHTOWLER 5th (20.02) this was his 3rd Parkrun

UPCOMING ROAD RELAY AND CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 5 WEEKS, WHICH COVERS THE PERIOD THURSDAY 8 FEBRUARY UNTIL WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH – The SBH 2023-2024 Winter Fixture Card and Information Sheet are available on the SBH website – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/ 

VICTORIA PARK SPORTS MEDICINE METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The fifth fixture of five takes place on Saturday 10 February at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex (SatNav EN4 0JZ). Please note; because of its size, Trent Park has several different post codes. The one given is the most appropriate and closest to the Cockfosters Road entrance to the Park.
Race Headquarters – Located just beyond “Go Ape”, on the right-hand side (south) of Lime Avenue.
RefreshmentsUnfortunately, the Trent Park café is currently closed. However, refreshments will be available to purchase from a mobile provider which is based close to the café and close to the Start/Finish area. In addition, the Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (Enfield), located at the eastern end of the access road known as Lime Avenue (approx. 600 metres from the Start/Finish area), has a tea shop which is open until 4 pm.
Course Location – The main start/finish area is adjacent to the race HQ, located just beyond “Go Ape”, on the right-hand side (south) of Lime Avenue.
Additional Notes – A Club/Team assembly area has been identified adjacent to the start area. This is in the area to the south of Lime Avanue and close to the pond. Please see map attached. Please note that the area shown hatched in red must be kept clear.
Course Description – Very undulating course on open, rough, lumpy park land. Liable to be soft underfoot throughout. Some exposed tree roots in places, and two small wooden bridges that could be slippery. The course is likely to be very muddy and slippery in places so is not suitable for ordinary trainers. Spikes are strongly recommended for this event
Public Transport – London Underground – Cockfosters station is the northern end of the Piccadilly Line. The station is 300 metres to the south of the Cockfosters Road entrance to Trent Park (approximately 5 minute walk). Turn right out of the station, walk north along Cockfosters Road, past the BP Garage (with M&S). Use of public transport is strongly recommended due to the proximity of the underground station and limited car parking at Trent Park.
Directions From Major Roads – Cockfosters Road (A111) entrance; approximately two miles to the south of Junction 24 of the M25, on the left hand side, or just over half a mile to the north of the junction of the A111 and A110 (Bramley Road), on the right hand side (SatNav EN4 0JZ).
Parking – Parking is available within Trent Park but is likely to be very limited. Given the proximity of Trent Park to Cockfosters underground station, use of public transport is therefore strongly recommended. If you intend to drive, please car-share as much as possible.
The main car parking facility is at the Cockfosters Road entrance to Trent Park. PLEASE NOTE: The private car park close to the Southgate Hockey Centre at the top of Snakes Lane is NOT available. Please do not attempt to park there – you WILL be turned back. Cars must not be parked on any of the roads within Trent Park.
Trent Park closes at sunset, which will be at approximately 17:00. The gate at the Cockfosters Road entrance is usually closed at this time, but drivers must take care to check the closing time which will be shown on the sign inside the main entrance.
Start Times – 12.00pm U11 (Over 9) Boys & Girls (2000m), 12.10pm U13 Boys (3000m), 12.20pm U13 Girls (3000m), 12.30pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4000m), 12.45pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4000m), 13.00pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (7500m), 13.45pm U20, Senior and Veteran (7500m)
Please Note: This is the link to all information issued by the organisers, which include the course description and maps – Race 5 – Trent Park – 10-2-2024
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 KEENEJEREMY 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.

VICTORIA PARK SPORTS MEDICINE METROPOLITAN LEAGUE END OF SEASON PRESENTATION – Please join us after the last race for the end-of-season presentations (and tea and cakes!), which will be held at:11th Southgate Scout Group, 1c Chalk Lane, Cockfosters, Barnet (EN4 9JQ).
Directions – Leave Trent Park by the main Cockfosters Road entrance and turn left down Cockfosters Road back towards the Underground station. Just after the BP Garage (with M&S), turn right down Chalk Lane. The Scout Hut is approximately 50 metres along the road on the left hand side (see map). Please note there is no car parking at this venue.
Please also note that the Scout Hut is quite small so there is limited space available. Polite Request; the Scout Hut has a wooden parquet floor so muddy shoes must be taken off and left at the entrance. Still to be confirmed. Note: Please do not arrive before 15.00pm.

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

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 24 February at Western Park, Telford, Shropshire.
Start Times 11.00am 57th U17 Women (5000m), 11.25am 21st U15 Boys (4000m), 11.45pm 54th U13 Girls (3000m), 12.05pm 78th U17 Men (6000m), 12.30pm 20th U13 Boys (3000m), 12.45pm 58th U15 Girls (4000m), 1.05am 32nd U20 Women (6000m), 1.35pm 91st Senior Women (8000m), 2.20pm 76th U20 Men (10000m), 3.00pm 136th Senior Men (12000m)
This is the link to the National website, giving information, travel and site map http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/the-national-cross-country-championships/venue/
Entries Closed

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS VENUE – The venue for this season’s English National Cross Country Championships returns to the Midland’s and another new one has been chosen with the event taking place this time at Weston Park, near Telford along the A5 to Cannock. With the entrance via Shrewsbury Gate on that road and is scheduled for Saturday 24th February.

The address of the venue is Weston under Lizard, which is a small village nearby. In appearance it is very much an estate village because of Weston Park the family seat of the Earls of Bradford. The lizard bit coming from the proximity of Lizard Hill. The element ‘Weston’ deriving from the Old English, west-tun meaning ‘west farmstead.’

Situated minutes from major motorways and with easy access to mainline train stations, Weston’s location and road network can deal with all sorts of capacity. There is over a 1000 acres of Capability Brown parkland at Weston and this will be a good test for those taking part in the 2024 event with undulating parkland and quality grass.

This will be 136th time a Senior Men’s Championship will be staged since the first in 1876 while the latest ones are the Under 13 and Under 15 Boys first stage in 2003. Once again, the traditional distances will be raced with Senior Men running 12K and the Senior Women 8K. and the finish is adjacent to the wonderfully named Temple of Diana.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The fifth fixture of five takes place on 2 or 3 March at Harrow School (SatNav HA1 3GF).
Still awaiting information, especially the date.
Link to NWLL information –
Link to course map –
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will our athletes please see TY HOLDEN who will give you a race number

UK CAU INTER COUNTIES CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 9 March at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough.
Note: You you will selected by your respective County Team Manager

UPCOMING INDOOR FIXTURES, WHICH COVERS THE PERIOD THURSDAY 8 FEBRUARY UNTIL WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH – Please enter yourself and pay the appropiate fee. Also note, especially Lee Valley, that events may close before any closing date, if that event is fully subscribed.

ENGLAND ATHLETICS U15, U17 AND U20 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 10 February and Sunday 11 February.
To enter please use this link for information and entries – https://www.englandathletics.org/competitions-and-events/national-championships/2024-championships/#nat
Entries Closed

VAC AND EMAC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 11 February.
Entries Closed

 LEE VALLEY MIDDLE DISTANCE OPEN MEETING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Wednesday 14 February,
Events 800m and 1500m. Age-groups Under 13 and above.
To enter please use this link – https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/?o=&page=5&date__gte=&date__lte=&type=&q=&country_id=&uses_ot=on
Entries Closing Date Monday 12 February – Please be advised that events may be full before the closing date.
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee  (LOOK FOR INFO)

UK ATHLETICS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS AND EUROPEAN TRIALS – Takes place at the Utilita Arena, King Edwards Road, Birmingham (Satnav B1 2AA) on Saturday 17 February and Sunday 18 February.
Athletes will be invited to compete.
Link to apply for tickets – https://www.koobit.com/uk-athletics-indoor-championships-e5431

BRITISH MASTERS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 17 February and Sunday 18 February.
Entries Closed

BUCS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Friday 23 February to Sunday 25 February.
Entries Closed

ENGLAND MASTERS INDOOR CHALLENGE – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 25 February.
Note: Team selection will be via area clubs

WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place in Glasgow from Friday 1 March to Sunday 3 March
Note: You will be selected following the UK trials

ESSEX AND EASTERN COUNTIES INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 2 March and Sunday 3 March. Age-group U13 up to Senior.
To enter please use this link, although there is no information as yet on their website – https://meets.rosterathletics.com/public/competitions?cc=GBR&page=0&from=2024-03-01&to=2024-03-30
Entries Closing Date Saturday 17 February
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

ENGLAND ATHLETICS U15 AND U17 COMBINED EVENTS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 9 March and Sunday 10 March.
Please use this link to enable you to enter – https://meets.rosterathletics.com/public/competitions?c=GBR&page=0&from=2024-03-01&to=2024-03-30
Entries Closing Date Sunday 25 February
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

HERTFORDSHIRE, MIDDLESEX AND KENT INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPSTakes place at Lee Valley on Saturday 16 March and Sunday 17 March, for all age-groups excluding U13s.
Link to Hertfordshire online entries – https://meets.rosterathletics.com/public/competitions?cc=GBR&page=0&from=2024-03-01&to=2024-03-30
Link to Middlesex entries onlinehttps://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/?o=&page=7&date__gte=&date__lte=&type=&q=&country_id=&uses_ot=on
Link to Kent entries onlinehttp://kcaa.org.uk/onlineregs/newmeeting9.php?MeetID=1
Link to Middlesex full fixture information – Middlesex Indoor Championships 16-03-24
Closing Dates for Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Kent is Friday 1 March
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS PROPOSED UNDER 11 TO UNDER 15 INDOOR CLUB RECORDS FROM 2012 TO 3 FEBRUARY 2024 – The following were obtained from the Power of 10 ‘Clubs’ section, from 2005 to 2024, and I will update the SBH website soon.

Event Athlete Performance Venue   Date
60m U11 Michael Obiwulu 9.00i Lee Valley 09/12/2023
200m U11 Dennys Pascal 30.38i Lee Valley 10/12/2022
600m U11 Dennys Pascal 1:50.75i Lee Valley 11/12/2022
Long Jump U11 Imikan Edoho 3.32mi Lee Valley 09/12/2023
60m U13 Zico Jones 8.06i Lee Valley 12/01/2019
200m U13 Ebuka Nwokeji 27.74i Lee Valley 08/12/2018
600m U13 Zico Jones 1:42.09i Lee Valley 02/12/2018
800m U13 Dennys Pascal 2:25.59i Lee Valley 14/01/2024
High Jump U13 Scott McKenzie 1.31mi Lee Valley 27/03/2016
Long Jump U13 Ben Bamisaiye 4.85mi Lee Valley 10/12/2022
Shot 3kg U13 Edward Pascal 5.80mi Lee Valley 10/12/2022
Shot 3.25kg U13 Sebastiano Corbo 7.40mi Lee Valley 05/10/2014
60m U15 Remi Jokosenumi 7.18i Lee Valley 06/01/2018
200m U15 Andrew Nicolaou 23.41i Sheffield 26/02/2017
300m U15 Dijani Barnor 37.76i Lee Valley 28/01/2024
800m U15 Hamza Kadir 2:15.26i Lee Valley 15/12/2013
1500m U15 Theo Gatward 5:00.39i Lee Valley 15/03/2015
High Jump U15 Dike Onyemelukwe 1.30mi Lee Valley 02/12/2018
Pole Vault U15 Noah Van Den Burgh 3.00mi Uxbridge 31/01/2024
Long Jump U15 Jeff Hagan 5.63mi Lee Valley 22/01/2017
Shot 4kg U15 Chukwuma Ononogbu 11.62mi Lee Valley 15/01/2023

SCOTTISH LEGENDS OPEN MUSEUM OF WORLD ATHLETICS EXHIBITION IN GLASGOW  The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently

Heritage presentation is open to the public until the close of the World Indoor Championships on March 3. ALLAN WELLS, YVONNE MURRAY-MOONEY, TOM MCKEAN and EILICH DOYLE were among the guests in Glasgow on Friday (Feb 2) for the official opening of the Museum of World Athletics exhibition that is set to coincide with the World Indoor Championships at the Emirates Arena on March 1-3. The event saw the unveiling of the World Indoor Championships medals with a thistle inspired event brand, complemented by a selection of Glasgow landmarks around its outer rim, giving athletes a little piece of the city to remember their triumph. The 1980 Olympic 100m champion WELLS and 1993 world indoor champions MURRAY-MOONEY (3000m) and MCKEAN (800m) together with more recent 400m hurdles star DOYLE were on hand to see the medals, as all four presented precious articles of competition kit to go on display in the exhibition. DOYLE said: “As an athlete it is always exciting when the medals are revealed as you know the championships are getting close, so it creates a real buzz. And when you see them for real, it really makes you want one sand spurs you on that little bit more.” The exhibition is being staged at the St Enoch Centre in Glasgow from now until the end of the championships.

The one-month long exhibition features World Athletics Heritage’s collection of indoor athletics competition artefacts dating from the 1880s with clothing, shoes, equipment, trophies and medals. The exhibits are supported by giant wall graphics, text, photographs, and videos which take the visitor on a journey from the world’s first ‘indoor’ meeting in 1849 to the present day.

Appropriately, given the exhibition’s location, the displays have a distinctly Scottish feel. As well as the competition items which the guests of honour provided at the opening ceremony, running spikes from Scottish world champions LIZ MCCOLGAN (Tokyo 1991) and JAKE WIGHTMAN (Oregon 2022) are also on show. Life-sized photographs of Scotland’s two Olympic 400m champions WYNDHAM HALSWELLE (London 1908) and ERIC LIDDELL (Paris 1924) adorn the windows and walls of the exhibition. Greeting visitors at the entrance is a large photograph of LAURA MUIR winning the first half of a 3000m and 1500m double at the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow in 2019.

OLYMPIC GAMES 2024 – Take place in Paris from the 26 July until the 11 August. The Athletics take place from the 1 August until the 11 August.

Link to the Olympic Games website for the schedule for all events – https://www.paris2024.org/en/competition-schedule-olympic-games/
Detailed schedule for events will be issued later this year
Link to the Olympic Games website to register for tickets – https://tickets.paris2024.org/en/

PARALYMPIC GAMES 2024 – Take place in Paris, from the 28 August until the 8 September.
Link to the Paralympic Games website for the schedule for all events – https://www.paris2024.org/en/competition-schedule-paralympic-games/
Link to the Paralympic Games website to register for tickets – https://tickets.paris2024.org/en/

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ON INSTAGRAM – Since the account was setup towards the end of last year, there has been an amazing amount of Videos and Photographs contributed with many comments. There are 8 post this week.

Video of NOAH VAN DEN BERGH U15, vaulting a personal best (3.00mi) at the Brunel Indoor Meeting on 31 January. This added 30cm to his 2023 height, and ranks him UK No.4 U15 in 2024.

Picture of JOSHUA NAMIECH-OYEBOLA, running a 400m personal best (51.54mi) at the London Indoor Games on 20 January. He took .36 of a second off his 1 January time.

Picture of EUGENE RIZA, he set personal bests in the 60m (7.92i) and the 200m (26.64i) at the London Indoor Games on 20 January. In the 60m he took .01 of a second off his 2023 time, and in the 200m he took .81 of a second off his 2022 time.

Picture of ALINA COFIE (on the left) and NIA FORBES-AGYEPONG at the Southern Indoor Championships on 3/4 February
NIA won the Under 20 60m Hurdles Silver Medal (PB 8.76i) taking .06 of a second off her H1 time, and is ranked UK No.7 U20 in 2024, ALINA won the Bronze Medal (PB 8.88i) taking .12 of a second off her 20 January time, and is ranked UK No.10 U20 in 2024

Picture of RUBEN HEDMAN at the Southern Indoor Championships on 3/4 February
RUBEN won Senior Men’s 60m Hurdles Gold Medal (PB 7.97i) taking .14 of a second off his H2 time, and is ranked UK No.2 U23 in 2024.

Picture of our Under 11 team – WILLIAM STOCKDALE, PRINCE-MOSES JOHN, HARRISON HENDERSON, JENSON DAY and DENNYS PASCAL at the North West London League at Hampstead Heath on 3 February. It was another win from DENNYS, WILLIAM finished 2nd, HARRISON 3rd and JENSON 5th. The team made it a clean sweep, with 4 wins out of 4 fixtures.

Picture of EBUKA NWOKEJI at the Southern Indoor Championships on 3/4 February
EBUKA won the Under 20 Men’s 60m Gold Medal (PB 6.81i) taking .01 of a second off his 7 January time, and is ranked UK No.3 in 2024.

Picture of ANGUS BROWN U17 after receiving the Jack Perchey Achievement Award for January 2024, he received the award from SBH Coach STEVE LOWE. ANGUS produced a Pole Vault personal best of (4.31mi) in 2023, which ranked him UK No.3 U17 in 2024.

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 newInstagram 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.

THE FOLLOWING IS CLUB INFORMATION ON VARIOUS TOPICS

SBH 2023-2024 WINTER FIXTURE CARD – The 2023-2024 Winter Fixture Card and Information Sheet can be found on the SBH website. Link to the Winter Fixture Card and Information Sheet – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/
Please select a document, following this you can print a copy for future reference.

SBH 2023-2024 WINTER POINTS AND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP TABLES – Currently the updated Winter Points and Club Championship tables are published on the SBH website.
Link to the updated Winter Points tables, following the 13 January Metropolitan League – Mens Cross Country Points Tables 2023-2024 Updated 13-01-24    Womens Cross Country Points Tables 2023-2024 Updated 13-01-24
Link to the updated Club Championships table, following the 13 January Metropolitan League – SBH Cross Country Club Championship Winners 2023-2024 Updated 13-01-24
Please select a document, following this you can print a copy for future reference.

STONEX STADIUM MEMBERSHIP – To use the StoneX Stadium facilities for training, SBH members are required to pay a fee. You can register as a member (which is free) which then entitles you to a discount. This is the link to the form to apply for membership – StoneX Membership (1) as of 30 October 2023

JAMIE BATH MEMBERS MASSAGE SERVICE  Since joining SBH he has been working closely with TY HOLDEN in his quest for Athlete and Athletics Development. To help support the club members he has (with the club’s support) set up a Members Massage Service available on club nights at a small charge of £15 (as compared to outside masseurs who charge £60) to simply cover materials and insurance.
Please contact JAMIE at jamiebath@live.co.uk or text him on 07902 592561. You can also see him on training nights for availability.

GEORGE HARRISON MBE MEMORIAL DOCUMENT – The document has been put together with contributors from LISA WEBB, MARTIN ROCHFORD, NADEEM SHAIKH, RACHEL FELTON, LIAM and JAMIE DEE, JAMES LOVELL, EMILIA ECONOMU, ALAN WELLERKAREN HARRISONTIM UNDERHILL, GLEN WATTS, JOANNA WINFIELD, SHAUN CLIFFORD and EUAN MACKENZIEShaftesbury Barnet Harriers Memorial To George Harrison From Friends And Members 20 April 2023
If you wish to contribute your own memories and/or photographs of GEORGE, please email them to me, either within the email or as a separate attached word document.

CODES OF CONDUCT – SBH have now adopted the UK Athletics (UKA) and the Home Country Athletics Federations (HCAF) Codes of Conduct which set out national standards of conduct for all clubs, coaches, officials, volunteers and athletes in the sport.  The purpose of the codes are to clarify what behaviours are acceptable and unacceptable, the standards of practice expected and the basis for challenging and improving practice.  The Codes are similar to our previous Codes of Conduct which were part of the previous ClubMark scheme.  All club member and anyone undertaking a relevant role must agree to abide by the codes of conduct. The Codes of Conduct have now been put onto our Website, please read these to understand the commitments you are making by being a member of SBH.
Link to the Code of Conduct document – Codes Of Conduct Booklet 2021 (1)

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.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW CLUB KIT They 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/

ACCESS TO SBH CLUBHOUSE – The new Keyholders to the outside door are TY HOLDEN, CLYDE GORDON, NEVILLE THOMPSON, GREG THOMPSON, COLIN GODFREY and YAMILLE ALDAMA who all use the Clubhouse outside of normal stadium opening hours. GEOFF MORPHITIS and DAVE BEDFORD will also have a key. All other key fob holders can continue to gain access to the clubhouse via the (New) West Stand Entrance and the Trackside Door to the Clubhouse.
Link to note and details for further information – SBH Club House Door 20-01-23

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.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASE 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.

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 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.

SBH FAST FORWARD SCHOOL ATHLETICS CLUB ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers now run the school athletics club on Tuesday and Thursday at 4.30pm and which progresses to a more advanced club at 5.45 as a segue into the club. This is for ages 5 years -10 years of age. Please contact TY HOLDEN on 07737803260 for further information

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2024 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.

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

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