Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 13 May 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 13 May to Chiyenne Adrien, Malachi Amadi, Scott Amir, Sabrina Bakare, Dave Bradley, Evan Campbell, Oliver Graham, Asha Horbacki, Harry Kyriacou, Barnie Malladaine, James Musa, Haaris Mwagaza, Elizabeth Newnham, Arthur Phillips, Lily Rachel and Efe Uwaifo

RECENT NEW MEMBERSWe wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to JANE DIXON, HANNAH PULLAR and CARYS OKOLIE-LOI.

YOU CAN NOW ENTER THE FIRST LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE FIXTURE The first of four fixtures takes place on Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
Age-Groups U15, U17, U20 Men/Women Only. Entry is £8 per event but £4 to members of SBH. Online entry is now open at https://entry4sports.co.uk/#/
Entries Closing Date Friday 28 May

(NEW EVENT) LEE VALLEY THROWS FEST – Takes place on Sunday 23 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
All age-groups. Events Discus, Shot and Hammer. Cost is £9 per event. Starts at 10.00am.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Friday 21 May, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

(NEW EVENT) LEE VALLEY HURDLES AND STEEPLECHASE OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Monday 31 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
All age-groups including U13. Cost is £9 per event. Starts at 9.00am.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Thursday 27 May, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

UPCOMING FIXTURES Shows all fixture information for the period Thursday 13 May until Wednesday 9 June, and follows straight after this week’s results.

THIS WEEK’S RESULTS With our US Based athletes not competing this week, the highlight of the week-end was in Manchester. The BMC Grand Prix had exceptional fields throughout the meeting, in the 1500m A race JEREMY DEMPSEY won with a PB (3:42.49) ranking him UK No.2 U23 in 2021, in the D race KRISTIAN IMROTH also ran a PB (3:50.41) ranking him UK No.7 U20 in 2021. In the 5000m A race MARK PEARCE ran a PB (14:05.92) just fending off HENRY MCLUCKIE U20 (14:06.70). In the sprints OJIE EDOBURUN had his first races of the year, and in Scotland KRISHAWN AIKEN had PBs in the 100m & 200m. Our field event athletes were on top form, with DANIEL BAINBRIDGE extending his Javelin PB (73.73m) adding 1.02m to his 17 April throw, ranking him UK No.1 U23 in 2021, in the Discus NICK PERCY threw a SB (62.52m) adding 1.08m to his 17 April throw, ranking him UK No.2 in 2021, finally in the European throwing cup in Croatia CHRIS BENNETT won the Hammer with (75.36m).

Our young athletes won two Kent titles, in the U20W 400m Hurdles EMILY NEWNHAM won with a PB (64.20) ranking her UK No.3 U20 in 2021, and the U17W High Jump KACEY WALTERS took the title with (1.60m). There were 14 seasons best, 13 personal bests, and 10 UK top 10 performances.

USATF GOLDEN GAMES MEETING Took place in Walnut, California, USA on 9 May.
800m – SM KYLE LANGFORD 9th (SB 1:47.08) taking 1.30 seconds off his 9 February time, and is ranked UK No.9 in 2021
800m – SW B ELLIE BAKER 3rd (PB 2:00.24) taking 1.78 seconds off her 2018 time, and is ranked UK No.6 in 2021
3000m Steeplechase – SW LIZZIE BIRD 7th (SB 9:36.36) taking 1.89 seconds off her 23 April time, and is ranked UK No.2 in 2021

LOUGHBOROUGH AND ENGLAND ATHLETICS THROWS PATHWAY INVITATIONAL MEETING Took place in Loughborough on 9 May.
Hammer 7.26kg – SM OLIVER GRAHAM U23 2nd (60.46m)
Javelin 800g – SM DANIEL BAINBRIDGE U23 2nd (PB 73.73m) adding 1.02m to his 17 April throw, and is ranked UK No.1 U23 in 2021

NORTH EAST COUNTIES OPEN MEETING Took place in Middlesbrough on 9 May.
200m – SX 13 ROBERT SHIPLEY (HCA) 2nd (PB 22.06 w2.9) taking .05 of a second off his 2017 time
400m Hurdles – SM JASON NICHOLSON U23 (HCA) 1st (PB 52.02) taking .70 of a second off his 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.3 in 2021

TRAFFORD SENIOR OPEN MEETING Took place in Stretford on 9 May.
100m – SX 20 OJIE EDOBURUN 1st (SB 10.69 w-2.7)
200m – SX 22 OJIE EDOBURUN 1st (SB 21.67 w-1.0)
Discus 2kg – SM B NICK PERCY 1st (SB 62.52m) adding 1.08m to his 17 April throw, and is ranked UK No.2 in 2021

PETERBOROUGH AND NENE VALLEY OPEN MEETING Took place in Peterborough on 9 May.
Hammer 4kg – SX PHILIPA DAVENALL 1st (61.65m)

EUROPEAN THROWING CUP Took place in Split, Croatia on 8-9 May.
Shot 7.26kg – SM A SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 3rd (20.25m)
Hammer 7.26kg – SM A CHRIS BENNETT 1st (75.36m), B DEMPSEY MCGUIGAN 7th (SB 67.43m) and is ranked UK No.8 in 2021

KENT COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS Took place in Ashford on 8-9 May.
400m Hurdles – U20W EMILY NEWNHAM U20 1st (PB 64.20) and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2021
High Jump – U17W KACEY WALTERS U17 1st (1.60m)

PAR MINI SERIES MEETING Took place in Par on 8-9 May.
1500m – SX 1 NATHAN GODDARD U20 3rd (SB 4:07.70)

BMC GRAND PRIX Took place in Stretford on 8 May.
1500m – Men’s A JEREMY DEMPSEY U23 1st (PB 3:42.49) taking 2.73 seconds off his 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.2 U23 in 2021, C MITCHEL COX U23 1st (PB 3:52.69) taking .81 of a second off his 28 April time, D KRISTIAN IMROTH U20 1st (PB 3:50.41) taking 15.13 seconds off his 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.7 U20 in 2021
5000m – Men’s A MARK PEARCE 8th (PB 14:05.92) taking 1 minute and 2.31 seconds off his 2015 time, HENRY MCLUCKIE U20 9th (14:06.70), PHILLIP CROUT 17th (SB 14:56.53), B DYLAN EVANS 11th (14:27.50)

4J STUDIOS SCOTTISH ATHLETICS INVITATIONAL MEETING Took place in Kilmarnock on 8 May.
100m – SM KRISHAWN AIKEN 1st (PB 10.59 w1.9) taking .13 of a second off his 2017 time
200m – SM KRISHAWN AIKEN 2nd (PB 21.36 w2.6) taking .02 of a second off his 2018 time
400m Hurdles – SM DANIEL REES 2nd (SB 57.11) taking .13 of a second off his 2017
High Jump – SX LEWIS MCGUIRE 1st (SB 2.00m), CLAIRE MCGARVEY U23 4th (SB 1.65m)
Shot 7.26kg – SM ANGUS MCINROY 1st (SB 14.22m)
Discus 2kg – SM ANGUS MCINROY 1st (SB 46.40m) 

JOHN LOVE MEMORIAL OPEN MEETING Took place in Moulton on 8 May.
100m – SX 8 SELINA HENDERSON 1st (PB 11.9 w3.0) taking .11 of a second off her 2018 time
200m – SX 7 SELINA HENDERSON 4th (SB 24.8 nwr) taking .69 of a second off her 11 April time 

SUSSEX FESTIVAL OF ATHLETICS MEETING Took place in Crawley on 8 May.
400m – SX 1 JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS 1st (48.98)
Long Jump – SX A ALEXA EICHELMANN U23 3rd (SB 4.69m w1.1)
Javelin 600g – SX B ALEXA EICHELMANN U23 4th (PB 34.72m) adding 3.15m to her 2019 throw

PARKRUN 5K Took place in Cottesloe, Perth, Australia on 8 May.
STUART MOORE V60 31st (30.03) this was STUART’S 160th Parkrun

NUNEATON SPRING OPEN MEETING Took place in Nuneaton on 1 May.
100m Hurdles – SW 1 MARLI JESSOP U20 2nd (PB 14.18 w-1.2) taking .80 of a second off her 2020 time, and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2021

RECENT SBH ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMANCES Congratulations to the following athletes for their outstanding recent performances.

Senior Women – 800m ELLIE BAKER ran (2:0-0.24) in California on 9 May, and keeps her 2nd on the all-time list, taking 1.78 seconds off her 2018 time, and ranks her UK No.6 in 2021 – 100m Hurdles MARLI JESSOP U20 ran (14.18 w-1.2) in Nuneaton on 1 May, and puts her 8th on the all-time list, and ranks her UK No.3 U20 in 2021 – Javelin LOUISE LOCKWOOD threw (42.38m) in Bromley on 2 May, and moves her up from 7th to 6th on the all-time list, and ranks her UK No.9 in 2021.

Senior Men – 400m JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS ran (46.77) in Lee Valley on 25 April, and puts him equal 10th with MARK MORRIS on the all-time list – 1500m JEREMY DEMPSEY U23 ran (3:42.49) in Stretford on 8 May, which put him 8th on the all-time list, and ranks him UK No.2 U23 in 2021 – Javelin DANIEL BAINBRIDGE U23 (73.73m) which replaces his (72.71m) and keeps him 3rd on the all-time list, and ranks him UK No.1 U23 in 2021

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKSThe current 2021 Summer Fixture Card can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/ also the contact details for all Team Managers can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/track-field/team-managers/
There are certain fixtures, that you will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE ROUND 1A FIELD EVENTS ONLY – The first fixture of four takes place on Saturday 22 May at Finsbury Park Athletic Track, Harringay (Satnav N4 1EE).
Age-Groups Under 13, 15 & 17 Men/Women. The events are as follows – High Jump, Long Jump, Shot, Hammer, Javelin. This is the link to the timetable MYAL 2021 Timetables V1a Received 25-03-21
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager.
To Be Confirmed: Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 20 May as the declarations have to be in on Friday 21 May. 

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE ROUND 1B TRACK EVENTS ONLY – The first fixture of four takes place on Sunday 23 May at Perivale Park Athletic Track, Stockdove Way, Perivale, Greenford (Satnav UB6 8JT).
Age-Groups Under 13, 15 & 17 Men/Women. The events are as follows – 200m, 300m/400m, 800m, Hurdles. This is the link to the timetable MYAL 2021 Timetables V1a Received 25-03-21
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager.
To Be Confirmed: Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 20 May as the declarations have to be in on Friday 21 May. 

LOUGHBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL Takes place on Sunday 23 May at the Loughborough University Track, Ashby Road, Loughborough (Satnav LE11 3TU).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women.
Note: There are Guest Entries, but limited, this is the link https://www.lboro.ac.uk/sport/sports/athletics/loughborough-international-athletics/

LEE VALLEY THROWS FEST – Takes place on Sunday 23 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
All age-groups. Events Discus, Shot and Hammer. Cost is £9 per event. Starts at 10.00am.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Friday 21 May, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

LEE VALLEY DOUBLE 100m SPRINTS OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 26 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
All age-groups including U13s. Cost is £9 per event, £12 for 2 events.
Timetable commences at 7.00pm.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Sunday 23 May, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early 

ENGLAND SENIOR & U20 COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 29 May and Sunday 30 May at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women. For all entry details and full information please use this link
http://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics/english-national-championships
Note: You will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee. 

UK YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE LONDON WEST ROUND 1 The first fixture of four takes place on Sunday 30 May at the Bannister Stadium, Uxbridge Road, Harrow (Satnav HA3 6SW).
Age-Groups Under 17 & U20 Men/Women. This is the link to the timetable YDL UAG Timetables 2021 Matches 1 & 2
Note: You will have to be selected by your respective Team Manager 

LEE VALLEY HURDLES AND STEEPLECHASE OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Monday 31 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
All age-groups including U13. Cost is £9 per event. Starts at 9.00am.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Thursday 27 May, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

BIG ISH FESTIVAL Takes place on Monday 31 May at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women. Link for entries https://www.bedfordgames.co.uk/
Note: You will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee
Closing Date Sunday 23 May

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE ROUND 2A TRACK EVENTS ONLY – The second fixture of four takes place on Saturday 5 June at Finsbury Park Athletic Track, Harringay (Satnav N4 1EE).
Age-Groups Under 13, 15 & 17 Men/Women. The events are as follows – 100m, 200m, 1500m, Hurdles. This is the link to the timetable MYAL 2021 Timetables V1a Received 25-03-21
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager.
To Be Confirmed: Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 4 June as the declarations have to be in on Friday 5 June. 

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE ROUND 2B FIELD EVENTS ONLY – The second fixture of four takes place on Sunday 6 June at Perivale Park Athletic Track, Stockdove Way, Perivale, Greenford (Satnav UB6 8JT).
Age-Groups Under 13, 15 & 17 Men/Women. The events are as follows – High Jump, Long Jump, Shot, Hammer, Discus. This is the link to the timetable MYAL 2021 Timetables V1a Received 25-03-21
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager.
To Be Confirmed: Those athletes who wish to compete as a non-scorer, please contact your Team Manager no later than Thursday 4 June as the declarations have to be in on Friday 5 June. 

NATIONAL ATHLETIC LEAGUE ROUND 1 The first of four fixtures takes place on Sunday 6 June at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women. This is the link to the timetable NAL Timetable Four-Five Club Match 2021.docx
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager 

LEE VALLEY DOUBLE 100m/200m SPRINTS OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 9 June at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
Age-groups Under 17 and above. Cost is £9 per event, £12 for 2 events.
Timetable for track events –
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Sunday 6 June, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

LATEST UPDATE ON RAY POWELL’S VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS  Hope that you are all keeping well, and a big thank you for those who have volunteered over the past 6 weeks.
Standard Chartered Great City Race Tuesday 20 July 25 volunteers required 22 at present 3 more required.
Big Half Marathon Sunday 22 August 30 volunteers required 15 at present 15 more required.
London Mini Marathon Sunday 3 October 62 volunteers needed 46 at present 16 more required.
I know that some of the races are a way off, but if you feel that you can help, please let me know now, as it makes the planning a lot easier. Please contact CLARE & RAY at ray571m@btopenworld.com

STONEX STADIUM RUNNING TRACK TRANSFORMED IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 – World champions USAIN BOLT, MO FARAH and JESSICA ENNIS-HILL are just some of the athletes to have warmed up on the famous Olympic Bar running track at StoneX Stadium, home to the Saracens Rugby Club.
Now it has been transformed into a large scale vaccination centre, run by the Royal Free London, to vaccinate thousands of people in the fight against COVID-19.
Originally part of the Olympic Stadium, the track was transported to StoneX after the London 2012 Olympics, where it is used by local people as an indoor athletics training centre and events space.
The vaccination centre, which opened on Wednesday 28 April, will be capable of delivering thousands of the life-saving jabs each week and offers another alternative to the GP and pharmacy-led services that are already set up in the area.

CAROLINE CLARKE, Royal Free London group chief executive, said: “We are delighted to partner with StoneX Stadium to deliver this vaccination centre. This is an important step in the battle against COVID-19 and protecting as many people as possible from the virus.
“I would like to thank all Royal Free London staff and our partners who have helped set up this centre and everyone who will be working at and supporting the centre over the coming months.”
Saracens chief executive officer LUCY WRAY said: “As well as being the home of Saracens rugby, Middlesex University and Barnet athletics, StoneX Stadium has become an important and vibrant multi-use venue so we are really pleased and excited that it has now become a significant COVID-19 vaccination site for the residents of Barnet and North London.
“Along with our group of partners, such as City Index by StoneX, we will ensure that the NHS staff and volunteers operating at the stadium are well cared for and we would encourage all local residents to accept their invitation to have the vaccine at StoneX Stadium.”
Letters and text messages are being sent to people in the priority groups as set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, and people eligible for the vaccine can book an appointment online at nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119.
People will be contacted by the NHS when it is their turn to get the vaccine and should not seek a vaccine before then.
People who have an appointment at the StoneX vaccination centre will be greeted by volunteers who will be marshalling the car park and register them when they arrive. Bookings are staggered to allow for social distancing.
For any questions, please visit the FAQs site here:
https://www.royalfree.nhs.uk/services/services-a-z/covid-19-coronavirus-information-for-the-public/covid-19-vaccination/large-scale-vaccination-centre-at-stonex-stadium-barnet/

PANDEMIC-PROOFED NATIONAL ATHLETICS LEAGUE DUE TO BEGINThe following article and photograph was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN.

New clubs competition in Britain will see minimal travel and scores based on performance tables when it kicks off on 6 June. The countdown is on to the first round of fixtures in the new National Athletics League, kicking off on 6 June, with organisers having revamped the format to ensure it is “pandemic-proofed”. The league, formed following the dissolution of the men’s British Athletics League (BAL) and UK Women’s League (UKWL), was due to start in 2020. However, Covid restrictions delayed the launch until this year and meant a revised competition structure for 2021 only – partly due to the uncertainty around this summer and the fact that the first round takes place before the 21 June opening-up stage. Although the format is far removed from what was originally envisioned, the NAL’s committee was keen for the league to offer the chance for athletes to gain championship entry standards and good competition in an inter-club setting.

NAL chair LEN STEERS explained: “It’s not league athletics as we know it and it’s a far different programme than what we wanted to deliver. But it’s a structure that enables athletes to return to competition and gives those athletes who are on the pathway to championships the opportunity to gain marks for qualification standards. “It’s about providing good levels of competition as athletes start to emerge from their pre-season training – because that’s been severely affected by non-availability of facilities.” That revised format for the Premiership, Championships and National 1 divisions sees teams placed into four groups of four and is devised to minimise travel and overnight stays and adhere to Covid-safe guidelines. Given that clubs will face the same opposition each round according to geography rather than all other clubs, scoring will be based on performance tables rather than athlete positions. Fixtures will take place on 6 June, 3 July, 7-8 August and 28 August. The league is expanding the opportunity for guest participation (see below), particularly for athletes chasing qualification standards for international senior and junior championships. In addition, due to Covid guidelines, England Athletics has had to require entry standards for its under-23 and under-20 championships in mid-June, and the final day for consideration is the day of the first round of the NAL. Steers explained that one of the major obstacles in going ahead with the league this year had been ensuring adequate officials, particularly given the reliance on those who are older and thus more vulnerable to Covid.

“Officials are at the heart of inter-club athletics and without them we wouldn’t have a fixture,” he said. “We had to bear in mind that a number of our officials may be reluctant to come to venues with a large number of people. So would we have enough officials, remembering that we’re over doubling the number of competitions that we’re putting on per round to enable as many geographical locations as possible to reduce the amount of travel? “Increasing the number of venues has cost implications for the league so we are very thankful for support we’ve received from England Athletics to enable us to promote more events. But reducing the number of clubs at each fixture doesn’t reduce the number of officials you require.”

Scoring – As the 16 clubs in each of the Premiership and Championships are competing at four separate locations geographically rather than against each other, standings will be decided on performances rather than positions. Athletes will be allotted points calculated using Professor MICK BROMILOW’S performance scoring tables and the clubs’ standings for that match will be an amalgamation of all their athletes’ tallies. Standings will then convert to round points – 16 down to 1 for each division. For the 2021 season only, no relegation or promotion will take place.

Guests – Guests will be permitted from member clubs competing, as well as from non-member clubs. Athletes from non-member clubs wishing to compete and who have attained the relevant mark for their event since January 2019 need to apply via the website by the deadline – around nine days in advance of each fixture. Standards can be found at nationalathleticsleague.org.uk/guest-athletes. Examples are men’s 100m – 10.65; women’s 3000m – 9:30.00; men’s triple jump – 15.40m; and women’s shot – 13.80m. Para-athletes who are on a similar pathway and those aiming for next year’s Deaflympics can gain access via their coaching and performance director. For the opening round of fixtures on June 6, submissions for guests must be made by May 27.

Officials – Officials who have not registered with the NAL are asked to please complete the online registration process through the website.

NAL website – For full details of the rules, structures and fixtures for 2021, see nationalathleticsleague.org.uk and check out the league’s new TwitterFacebook and Instagram channels.

LLOYD COWAN BURSARY IS LAUNCHEDThe following article and photograph was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

USAIN BOLT, JESSICA ENNIS-HILL and DINA ASHER-SMITH are among the track and field superstars supporting a new grants scheme named after the much-missed sprints and hurdles coach
LLOYD COWAN was an international hurdler who became one of Great Britain’s most successful coaches. He guided CHRISTINE OHURUOGU to world, Olympic and Commonwealth titles over 400m, plus ANDY TURNER to European and Commonwealth 110m hurdles victories. A hugely popular and much respected coach, Cowan’s death in January from COVID-19 led to an outpouring of grief from the international athletics community.
The ‘LLOYD COWAN Bursary’ will award grants of up to £500 twice a year (in March and September). They will be available to coaches and to unfunded athletes aged 16-23, for whom cost is a barrier to accessing developmental opportunities in athletics.
OHURUOGU is part of the team behind the bursary and said: “‘LLOYD once told me that ‘everyone has a dream,’ and he aimed to support athletes and coaches to achieve their goals, however, big or small. He was always helping build the future of athletics.
“The lockdown has negatively impacted so many young people’s lives and their sporting opportunities. This bursary will recognise, encourage and support athletes and coaches who dream of being better versions of themselves through athletics.
“I am so proud. This is a fitting legacy for ‘LLOYD, a phenomenal man and coach who lived his life, inspiring young people to thrive.
“However, we need the sports community to help us. Our initial goal is to raise £100,000. We want this bursary to be a lasting legacy in ‘LLOYD’S name”.

Read More: Tributes paid to leading sprints coach LLOYD COWAN

The international charity and United Nations NGO, the Youth Charter, is delighted to be supporting the bursary. Its founder and chairman, Professor GEOFF THOMPSON, said: “One of the essential elements of the Youth Charter’s renewed 2019 Action Plan is to see 10,000 social coaches reengage and build trust, confidence and respect with young people and communities.
“Thus, we are thrilled to support the ‘LLOYD COWAN Bursary’ and honour the memory of a coaching great who depicted everything that a social coach is in his ability to inspire people not only on the track, but in life.”
Support the LLOYD COWAN Bursary by donating here or visit the web page

CHRIS WELCH’S WEDDING IN JULY 1986RAY POWELL dug out this photograph, taken before his wedding to LESLIE. The photograph features a large contingent of Shaftesbury Homebrew Harriers, and they are all wearing ties wow. From left to right – JOHN KELLY, DAVE MCDIARMID, ANDREW SMITH, a friend of CHRIS, the main man, JOHN LAMONT, JOHN BROE, RAY POWELL and JOHN RELF.

The wedding took place in Dartmouth, with the reception held at a waterside venue on the River Teign. There was a minor hiccup during the after-wedding photograph’s, as someone was frantically looking for a soapbox for JOHN BROE, so he could be seen.

DAVE ALLEN’S SON DANIEL DAVE thought this may be of interest to our younger members. His son DANIEL who is 16 years old is on media for St Albans FC, he also has his own channel on youtube. If you like football there are about 100 videos to watch – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBanM5H5P_TT38k6X9A-53g

SBH ANNOUNCERS REQUIRED – GERALD ALTERMAN has sent me the following request.
As a result of the retirement of PETER MATTHEWS and TONY MILLER and the recent death of MARTIN ETCHELLS, we are very short of announcers for our Home fixtures.

England Athletics have told GERALD “we are today releasing a news story regarding a couple of workshops for announcing, during May and dependant on how that goes we may well have more people interested in developing skills at local level. These two workshops are more of an introduction and are informative about what skills are needed and sharing of good practise. ROB WALKER will be delivering these two workshops with ALISON POTTS on the 13 and 20 May, at 7pm-8.30pm, via Zoom.

I am sure we have a few budding STEVE CRAMs or GABBY LOGANs amongst you, therefore this is the link for you to sign up https://www.englandathletics.org/officiating/development-opportunities/athletics-announcer-training/

LEE VALLEY OPEN MEETING FIXTURES MAY TO SEPTEMBER – The fixtures can be found on their website https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events 
100m/200m Sprint Series – Wednesday 7 July (Closing date Sunday 4 July), Wednesday 4 August (Closing date Sunday 1 August), Wednesday 1 September (Closing date Sunday 29 August). Age-groups Under 13 and above. Entries are not open at present.
Double 100m Sprint Series – Wednesday 23 June (Closing date Sunday 20 June), Wednesday 21 July (Closing date Sunday 18 July), Wednesday 18 August (Closing date Sunday 15 August). Age-groups Under 13 and above. Entries are not open at present.
Regarding Closing Dates – An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early.

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
SBH 2021 Summer Fixture Card – SBH Summer 2021 Fixture Card Front Sheet – Issued 11-04-21SBH Summer 2021 Fixture Card Fixtures – Issued 11-04-21
Cross Country Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running/Relay Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH HOME PAGE BY USING THIS LINK, THEN SELECT THE LEFT OR RIGHT ARROWhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to purchase one, please go to the bottom of this Newsletter.

GB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS 2021 These are the following World Athletics qualification standards for all GB athletes:
Men – 100m (10.05), 200m (20.24), 400m (44.90), 800m (1:45.20), 1500m (3:35.00), 5000m (13:13.50), 10000m (27:28.00), 3000m Steeplechase (8:22.0), 110m Hurdles (13.32), 400m Hurdles (48.90), High Jump (2.33), Pole Vault (5.80), Long Jump (8.22), Triple Jump (17.14), Shot Put (21.10), Discus (66.00), Hammer (77.50), Decathlon (8350), Marathon (2:11.30).
Women – 100m (11.15), 200m (22.80), 400m (51.35), 800m (1:59.50), 1500m (3:35.00), 5000m (15:10.00), 10000m (31:25.00), 3000m Steeplechase (9:30.00), 100m Hurdles (12.84), 400m Hurdles (55.40), High Jump (1.96), Pole Vault (4.70), Long Jump (6.82), Triple Jump (14.32), Shot Put (18.50), Discus (63.50), Hammer (72.50), Heptathlon (6420), Marathon (2:29.30).

The final date that all standards are to be achieved is Sunday 27 June, the Marathon date is Monday 29 March. Team selection for all events is on Monday 28 June, and the Marathon on Tuesday 30 March.

Link for the full GB selection policy document 2020-2021-Olympic-Games-Selection-Policy-October-2020

TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES ALL SCHEDULES – It is not long now before we take to the armchair for 19 days of sport, from Wednesday 21 July. When the games take place, Tokyo is 9 hours ahead of GMT time in London. This is the link to the schedule for all 46 competitions – https://tokyo2020.org/en/schedule/ Just click on any of the competitions, and their detailed schedule will be shown.

Regarding Athletics this is the schedule, which commences on Friday 30 July https://tokyo2020.org/en/schedule/athletics-schedule

On the first day of Athletics, which is on Friday 30 July, Tokyo morning session commences from 09.00 to 12noon, which means in London the session commences at Midnight on Friday 30 July, and finishes at 3.00m. Their evening session commences from 19.00 to 21.00, which means in London the session commences at 10.00 on Friday 30 July, and finishes at 12noon. The following sessions times vary slightly.

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMESWell there is just 531 days to the Opening Ceremony, you may wish to sign up to receive their Newsletter. Link – https://www.birmingham2022.com/register-your-interest/. Tickets will be on sale later this year, and can only be purchased through the official Commonwealth Games website, this is the link to register – https://www.birmingham2022.com/the-games/tickets/. This is the link to the current schedule for the 25 events https://images.birmingham2022.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/11441664_CWGs_Daily_Competition_Schedule_FINAL.pdf.

ATHLETICS take place at the Alexander Stadium 2-7 August, with the Marathons on 30 July. There will be 59 medal events including a fully integrated Para Sport programme. TRIATHLON and PARA TRIATHLON take place at Sutton Park 29 and 31 July. The Individual races contest a 750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run, and the Team races contest a 250m swim, 7km cycle, 1.5km run. Link to all events https://www.birmingham2022.com/the-games/sports/?utm_source=workflow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=popup_work_flow_send_welcome_autoresponder_pop_up_footer_form&utm_content=2021-02-05

Shaftesbury’s ANGUS MCKENZIE was appointed as Competition Manager (Athletics) last year, and the article on him can be found in the 26 November SBH Newsletter.

STONEX STADIUM NOW OPEN FROM 29 MARCH StoneX Stadium is now open to Club members, under strict conditions. Check with your Coach for details.

SBH SUBSCRIPTIONS 2020-2021 SBH Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS has sent me the following regarding subscriptions.
The Club AGM took place virtually at 19.30 on Tuesday 24 November. One of the resolutions which was passed dealt with Club Subscriptions as follows. “The Annual Membership Fee for new members from 1 December 2020 will increase to £50. Existing members who have paid their membership fee for year ended 30 September 2020 will be considered as having also paid their fee for the year ended 30 September 2021.
In other words, in recognition of the disruption caused by Covid-19, these members will have 2 years membership for the price of one.” Therefore, I’m now asking athletes who have not paid their subscription for the year ended 30/09/20 (£45) to pay, so as to qualify for the 2 for 1 concession together with the England Athletics Registration Fee of £15 for 2020/21. The total is £60 and should be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: HSBC, ACCOUNT NUMBER: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please let me know when payment is made. Thanks GEOFF

CAN YOU HELP PLEASE During the period when all competitions are suspended, I will do my upmost in keeping the Newsletter information and other content going.
I would welcome any contributions From Yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also past warm weather training/holidays (No Club 24 please). Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA Currently closed.

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM  Contact CLYDE GORDON on 07753 985525.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM Currently Suspended.

PARKRUN 5K RESULTSIs due to re-commence Saturday 5 June

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.

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.

CLUB EMBROIDERED RED HOODIES Currently there are now over 750 Hoodies in circulation, this is the link giving details on how you can order your Club Hoody for £35, which includes having your name embroidered on the front Club Hoodies Updated 01-07-19

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF SHAFTESBURY INFORMATION Currently I notify members (by email) using “MailChimp”. The reason I changed, was in November 2017 “Gmail” put a limit of 100 addresses that users could send to in a 24-hour period, and currently I send to approximately 850 members each issue.

On seeking technical advice “MailChimp” was recommended as the best way for SBH to go forward. There is one thing you should be aware off is that when you receive an email from me, the footer at the bottom has 4 options, of which one is “Unsubscribe Me From List”. Could I ask you not to select this as if you do you will be automatically removed from my distribution list.

SBH PRIVACY STATEMENT – In becoming a member, SBH will collect certain information about you. Can you please read the attached ‘Privacy Statement’ which contains Information on General Data Protection Regulations  SBH Privacy Statement Final April 2018

STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) – Main Switchboard telephone number is 020 3675 7250.

CHARGES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) – Currently the Stadium is closed.

ALAN WELLER – SBH NEWSLETTER EDITOR AND WEBMASTER