Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Main Newsletter Thursday 23 December 2013

Happy Birthday this week and the following week to Alexis Abayomi, Daniel Abrey, Jackie Agyepong, Femi Ayodele, Dave Bedford, Gemma Bennett, Ronan Breen, Thomas Bryant, John Carr, Aron Chase, Joe Chott, Willem Coertzen, Dominic Easter, Charles Fogg, Michael Fox, Charles Gunning, Sarah Heath, Glynne Jenkins, Chimdi Kema, Kojo Kyereme, Jerome Lule, Angus Mckenzie, Abi Oyepitan, Tim Parkin, Martyn Pattinson, Maria Pereverzina, Beth Potter, Harry Sagel, Curtis Samuels, Rachel Shaw, Allan Scott, Ciara Stewart, Matthew Webster

On behalf of the club we wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Successful and Injury free New Year. The next issue of the Newsletter will be on 6 January.

BOXING DAY – There is only one place to spend Boxing Day morning and that is at the Club house in Allianz Park for the annual Boxing Day run.  Start is at 11am so be there at 10.30 or just before to register.  Entry fee for the run is just £1 and there are prizes for each age group male and female winners could win £5000.  Free  Hot drinks, a raffle with magnificent prizes donated by members.

For the remaining newsletter information and results

RACHEL FELTON ran for England in the Belgium Cross Cup event in Brussels on Sunday 22 December. Rachel finished 10th (3rd English finisher 20.45) in the 6000m race which included many runners who ran in the European Championships. The winner was Hassan Sifan of the Netherlands (19.38). The England team ran out emphatic winners with their fourth scorer just behind Rachel in 11th place.

LIAM DEE U20 also ran in the Belgium Cross Cup Under 20 Men’s 6000m race finishing 9th (20.14), the winner was Jac Hopkins U17 of Swansea (19.40)

ACTIVE TRAINING WORLD METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – Saturday 21 December was the third of five fixtures, and was held at a very muddy Alexandra Palace. It was an excellent turnout from all age-groups with a total of 54 runners, following 48 at Stevenage and 43 at Claybury, who knows we could hit 60 at Horsenden Hill on 11 January.

There were Individual wins from JAMIE HARPER U13 and REBEKAH GARDINER Senior Women, also top ten finishes came from HENRY FULTON U13 3rd, FINN HARVEY U13 4th, TOM PATRICK U13 6th, MIA GROOM U13 4th, JOSEPHINE CHADWICK U13 6th, GEMMA HARPER U13 8th, NATHAN GAMMON U15 6th, GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U15 9th, EMMA DWAN U17 8th, GLEN WATTS 6th, MICHAEL CALLEGARI U20 10th.

What outstanding performances from our teams, starting with the Under 13 Girls who at the start of the day were leading TVH by 53 points, and now extended their lead to 110 points, the Under 13 Boys also extended their lead over Herts Phoenix from 34 to 72 points. The Under 15/17 Men had their best result to date finishing 4th keeping them 4th overall, Under 15/17 Women also had their best result finishing 3rd moving them up to 4th overall. Senior Women maintained their 4th place overall by finishing 4th, Senior Men have improved no end and finished in an excellent 3rd place, moving the team up to 3rd place overall. 

Under 13 BoysJAMIE HARPER 1st (9.55), HENRY FULTON 3rd (10.34), FINN HARVEY 4th (10.37), TOM PATRICK 6th (10.43), NATHAN FERNANDES 16th (11.04), HENRY ROCHA 20th (11.19), FREDDIE SHIRET 21st (11.20), SAM LEE 24th (11.29), WOODY CASTANG 29th (11.41), ALFIE CASTANG 35th (11.52), FRANKIE FOX 40th (11.57), SHAY KOHLER 45th (12.13), MAX CASTANG 48th (12.49). Team Result 1st SBH 206 points, 2nd Herts Phoenix 168, 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 152. Team positions after 3 races 1st SBH 571 points, 2nd Herts Phoenix 499, 3rd Enfield & Haringey 442, 55 runners finished 

Under 13 GirlsMIA GROOM 4th (11.43), JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 6th (11.51), GEMMA HARPER 8th (11.56), LIDIA KYRIACOU 13th (12.08), SCARLETT KENT 16th (12.20), CIARA DALY 27th (13.22), AMELIA CORBOV 36th (14.22). Team Result 1st SBH 157 points, 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex, 3rd London Heathside 101. Team positions after 3 races 1st SBH 441 points, 2nd Thames Valley Harriers 331, 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 308. The winner was Charlotte Buckley of Thames Valley Harriers (10.43). 46 runners finished.

Under 15 Boys/Under 17 MenJOSH CLIFFORD U17 13th (8th U17 19.19), NATHAN GAMMON U15 14th (6th U15 19.23), KHALID-ALI AHMED U17 15th (9th U17 19.26), HAMZA KADIR U15 39th (24th U15 21.10), JULIAN LAMY U17 44rd (18th U17 21.14), RUFUS KENT U15 46th (26th U15 21.29). Team Result 1st Highgate Harriers 250 points, 2nd Herts Phoenix 226, 3rd Thames Valley Harriers 226, 4th SBH 199. Team positions after 3 races 1st Highgate Harriers 799 points, 2nd Thames Valley Harriers 732, 3rd Herts Phoenix 701, 4th SBH 671. The winner was Thomas Butler of Barnet (18.13), 69 runners finished.

Under 15 Girls/Under 17 WomenEMMA DWAN U17 10th (4th U17 18.23), GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U15 16th (9th U15 18.51), REBECCA HURLEY U17 18th (8th U17 18.56), GAIA CASCIELLO U17 34th (14th U17 20.47), TILLY SUTHERLAND-YOUNG U15 36th (22nd U15 20.56). Team Result 1st Herts Phoenix 129 points, 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 113, 3rd SBH 94. Team positions after 3 races 1st Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 384 points, 2nd Herts Phoenix 382, 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 374, 4th SBH 310. The winner was Jade Dos Santos of Trent Park (17.32), 42 runners finished 

Senior MenGLEN WATTS 6th (27.04), MICHAEL CALLEGARI U20 10th (1st U20 27.17), WILL RYLE-HODGES U23 18th (28.10), ORLANDO EDWARDS V35 28th (28.33), NEIL GAMESTER 32nd (28.38), BEN ROCHFORD U20 46th (3rd U20 29.31), EUAN MACKENZIE 55th (29.53), PHILLIP CROUT U20 60th (4th U20 30.15), MATTHEW GRANT 72nd (30.27), MOHAMED MOHAMED 78th (30.38), RICHARD JOHNSON U20 106th (11th U20 31.43), KYLE LANGFORD U20 157th (16th U20 33.15), LESLIE ODAMTTEN-ADDY 162nd (33.21), GERALD FOX V40 218th (35.10), TIM PARKIN V35 313th (38.56), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 317th (39.06), RUSSELL DEVITT V60 391st (46.03). Team Result Division 1 – 1st Highgate Harriers 1161 points, 2nd Serpentine 1066, 3rd SBH 965. Team positions after 3 races 1st Highgate Harriers 3367 points, 2nd Serpentine 3044, 3rd SBH 2733. Division 3 – 1st Enfield & Haringey 1255 points, 2nd London Heathside “C” 1171, 3rd Metropolitan Police 1013, 11th SBH “B” 439. Team positions after 3 races 1st Enfield & Haringey 3199 points, 2nd London Heathside “C” 2827, 3rd Metropolitan Police 2406, 11th SBH “B” 1079. Veterans Division 2 – 1st Barnet & District 153 points, 2nd Thames Valley Harriers 150, 3rd Metropolitan Police 130, 8th SBH 55.Team positions after 3 races 1st Barnet & District 547 points, 2nd Thames Valley Harriers 416, 3rd Metropolitan Police 366, 7th SBH 251. 408 runners finished

Senior WomenREBEKAH GARDINER 1st (23.21), VICTORIA DAWES V40 14th (2nd V40 24.10), MARGARET COOPER V45 24th (4th V45 25.08), LUCY SHORT 50th (26.20), ZOE LEVIN U23 55th (26.46), PHILIPPA AUKETT 80th (28.24). Team Result Division 1 – 1st Highgate Harriers 399, 2nd Serpentine 338, 3rd London Heathside 329, 4th SBH 286 points. Team positions after 3 races 1st Highgate Harriers 1072, 2nd Serpentine 1014, 3rd London Heathside 863, 5th SBH 816. Division 3 – 1st Mornington Chasers “B” 81 points, 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets “B” 60, 3rd Newham & Essex Beagles 57. Team positions after 3 races 1st Run Dem Crew 188, 2nd Herts Phoenix 179, 3rd Newham & Essex Beagles 162, 9th SBH “B” 65. Veterans Division 2 – 1st Barnet 85 points, 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets 48, 3rd SBH 46. Team positions after 3 races 1st Barnet 164, 2nd Metropolitan Police 124 points, 3rd Serpentine “C” 110, 4th SBH 108. 152 runners finished

In the Men’s Junior Cash Prizes MICHAEL CALLEGARI was awarded £55 for first place, and BEN ROCHFORD received £15 for third place.

The Men’s Senior Cash Prize League is led by Shaun Dixon of Highgate Harriers with 1189 points, GLEN WATTS is in 2nd place with 1187 points. ORLANDO EDWARDS V35 is in 11th place with 1121 points and BEN ROCHFORD U20 is in 18th place with 1087 points. All of the first 25 placed runners have competed in all 3 races.

The Women’s Senior Cash Prize League is led by Sarah Swinhoe with 431 points, MARGARET COOPER V45 is in 7th place with 383 points, LUCY SHORT is equal 10th with 328 points, RACHEL FELTON is in 17th place with 299 points and REBEKAH GARDINER is in 20th place with 291 points.

RACHEL and REBEKAH have only competed in 2 races. Remember it is the best 4 out of 5 results that count.

In the HOWARD WILLIAMS TROPHY we have maintained our position in Junior Trophy leading by 3 points, and in the Senior Trophy we have moved up from 4th to 3rd place.

The Senior Trophy (Men & Women) is led by Highgate Harriers with 40 points (4 wins), 2nd Serpentine 38 points (1 win), 3rd SBH 46 points (1 win). The Junior Trophy (U13, U15 & U17 Men & Women) is led by SBH 58 points (5 wins), 2nd Herts Phoenix 55 points (2 wins), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers 50.5 points (1 Win).

CROSS COUNTRY POINTS TABLES – Updated following Saturday’s Metropolitan League race – U17 Women 1st Emma Dwan 16, 2nd Caia Casciello 12, 3rd Natalie Connor 7, U20 Women 1st Eleanor Hunt 8, Senior Women 1st Lucy Short 18, 2nd Rachel Felton 16, 3rd Rebekah Gardiner 13, V40-49 Women 1st Margaret Cooper 23, 2nd Victoria Dawes 15, U20 Men 1st Ben Rochford 21, 2nd Phillip Crout 13, Equal 3rd Kyle Langford and Dalton McGuigan 10, Senior Men 1st Glen Watts 34, 2nd Will Ryle-Hodges 22, 3rd Neil Gamester 20, V35-39 Men 1st Orlando Edwards 24, 2nd Tim Parkin 21, V40-49 Men 1st Gerald Fox 16, 2nd Andrew Millett 8, V50-59 Men 1st Philip Cunningham 23, 2nd Robert Rigby 8, 3rd Ray Powell 7, V60-69 Men 1st Russell Devitt 24

ALLIANZ PARK SPORTS CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS – Which are as follows 23 December 09.00 to 21.00 – 24,25,26 December Closed – 27,28,29,30 December 09.00 to 17.00 – 31 December, 1 January Closed – 2,3 January 09.00 to 21.00. 

RESULTS – I endeavor to publish as many results as possible, as my main source is the power of 10 website. Unfortunately all races do not make the PO10. Therefore feel free to e-mail me the race, date and result if you have it, if not the result there is a good chance I can find it on Google.


Thursday 26 December – Boxing Day Bonanza – Takes place at Allianz Park and Starts at 11.00am. £1 entry fee, there will be prizes, raffle and refreshments, and why not come in fancy dress, and in Ray Powell’s case come as normal.

Saturday 4 January – Middlesex ChampionshipsTakes place at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road, W12 0AE. Enter main car park off Du Cane Road (via Artillery Lane), through 6’6” height/width barrier. Extra parking will be available in the enclosed/fenced hospital parking area. Parking is free in all areas at the week-end. Start times 11.00am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.05am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.25am U15 Boys (4000m), 11.30am U15 Girls (4000m), 11.55am U17 & U20 Women (5000m), 12.25pm U17 Men (6000m), 12.55pm U20 Men (8000m), 1.00pm Senior Women (8000m), 1.45pm Senior Men (12000m). Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager. 

Sunday 5 January – Hertfordshire ChampionshipsTakes place in Cassiobury Park, Watford. Start times 11.00am U11 Girls (1500m), 11.10am U11 Boys (1500m), 11.20am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.30am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.45am U15 Boys & Girls (4500m), 12.05pm U17 Men, U17 & U20 Women (6000m), 12.30pm U20 Men & Senior Women (8000m), 1.15pm Senior Men (12000m). Start/Finish will be close to the bandstand. Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager. 

Saturday 11 January – Active Training World Metropolitan League Match 4 – Horsenden Hill, Greenford. Changing is available at the Perivale Community Centre, Horsenden Lane South, South Greenford, Greenford UB6 7NP. The course is a short walk away, and this is where you can collect your race numbers. Start times 1.15pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.20pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.35pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.40pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km). Please go to Active Training World Metropolitan League web site for information on course maps, directions etc and will be available 2 weeks prior to the race. Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. 

Saturday 25 January – Southern Championships – Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath NW5 1QR, nearest station is Gospel Oak, Start times 11.00am U15 Boys (4500m), 11.20am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.35am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.50am U15 Girls (4000m), 12.10pm U17 Men (6000m), 12.40pm U20 Women (6000m), 1.05pm U17 Women (5000m), 1.30pm U20 Men (8000m), 2.05pm Senior Women (8000m), 2.50pm Senior Men (12000m). Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager.




21 December – OAK HILL – ASHVIN KURI U15 1st (19.51), SAAM KYU SMART U15 9th (22.28), NAOMI KENDAL U20 15th (23.14), YEE YEWT SMART U20 33rd (27.24)

21 December – EDINBURGH – MURRAY WILSON U13 103rd (23.18)

21 December – POOLE – MELISSA COURTNEY U23 5th (New PB 17.02)

21 December – WORCESTER – ANTHONY WHITEMAN V40 1st (16.53)

PHOTOGRAPH’SFrom time to time we have photographs of our members taken at meetings or presentations which we would like to use both on the website or incorporated within our report to our local newspaper. Can you please let me know if you do NOT want your photograph to be used.

Please click on the link to access the SBH Website  If you view the News section then Club News, you will find the current and previously issued newsletters. Also there is Indoor News which also has the current and previously issued newsletters. We would welcome any comments you may have on the website.

This is the link to the London Athletics website, which contains useful information

England Athletics London Region and the Saracens Foundation have appointed JARED KEELY as the Urban Athletics Activator for the London Borough of Barnet. JARED is based at Allianz Park and can be contacted on 020-3675-7243 or by email on

ALLIANZ PARK Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7200, then press 4 for Athletics.