Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 19 August 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 19 August to Tyrell Akintokun, Frank Attoh, Ian Bannister, Afolabi Fasogbon, Molly Hopping, Oliver Laurens, Dike Onyemeluke, Tanawat Raveng, Stuart Singer, Ellie Spain, Dimitri Yap and Ralph Williams

RAYNER ROWAN NEWSLETTER FOR THE NEW WEST STAND – Attached is Rayner Rowen 5th Edition of their newsletter, the current completion date is still the 6 May 2022 – Saracens & Rayner Rowen Newsletter – Edition 5 2021

THE LATEST PROGRESS ON THE NEW WEST STAND – Many thanks to JEREMY SOTHCOTT for the photographs which he sent this week, showing the progress on the steelwork frame.

VIRGIN LONDON MINI MARATHON – The races that normally take part during the London Marathon on 3 October, will not take place. Instead there will be a virtual race, details to be published next week.

RAY POWELL’S VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS I have spoken to RAY and he requires 4 more volunteers at the Vitality Big Half Marathon Sunday 22 August.
If you are available please contact CLARE & RAY at

UPCOMING FIXTURES Shows all fixture information for the period Thursday 19 August until Wednesday 15 September, and follows after this week’s results.

SBH ALL-TIME TOP 10Congratulations to ELLIE BAKER who set a Senior Women’s 1500m personal best (4:06.54) at Watford on 11 August. ELLIE moves up from No.4 to No.3 on the all-time list.

THIS WEEKS RESULTS The Scottish Senior/U17 Championships took place in Grangemouth, we had 2 Scotland title winners DAVID SMITH (High Jump) and NICK PERCY (Discus), there were 4 silver medals from LEWIS MCGUIRE (High Jump), CLAIRE MCGARVEY (High Jump) and ANGUS MCINROY (Shot and Discus).

In the Manchester International we had 16 athletes representing England, GB Juniors, Scotland and National Athletics League. England has a solid win from GB Juniors.

The second Eastern Young Athletes League took place at Stonex Stadium. It proved to be an excellent win by Shaftesbury by 65 points over Dacorum & Tring. A little bit different from the first result, where we finished .5 of a point in front of Dacorum & Tring.

This week we had 10 season bests, 17 personal bests, and 5 UK top 10 performances.

EASTERN YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE – Took place at StoneX Stadium on 15 August. 
Team Result – 1st SBH (587.5 points), 2nd Dacorum & Tring (522.5), 3rd St Albans (370), 4th Herts Phoenix (308), 5th Watford (285), 6th HAWCS/Enfield & Haringey (161)
Firstly apologies but the results are still not on the PO10, the draft results have been updated a few times, and some of athletes names and performances may not be correct. I will update the result next week, along with any season or personal bests.

100m – U13B A LANI JAIEYOLA 3rd (13.75 w0.2), B DIJANI BARNOR 2nd (13.62 w-0.6), Non-Scoring OMEAD HAQUE  (13.11 nwr), RIAN SHAH  (13.23 nwr), NATHAN HOWELL  (13.90 nwr), JIMI ADU  (14.23 nwr), GABRIEL NWANKWO (14.64 nwr)
100m – U13G A ANGEL MCLEOD 1st (12.94 w-0.6), B MOIESHA SAVAGE 1st (13.60 w-1.7), Non-Scoring DEANNA KORONTENG ADDO (14.57 nwr), NYAH CAINE (14.92 nwr), ANU JAIYEOLA (15.44 nwr), JASMYN PERRIN U11 (16.64 nwr)
100m – U15B A SAUGAT PUN 4th (11.91 w0.2), B CAMERON KNIGHT 4th (12.59 w-0.6), Non-Scoring JOSEPH WHEELER-HENRY  (12.05 nwr)
100m – U15G A NIA FORBES-AGYEPONG 3rd (13.36 w-0.7), B ONYEBUCHI ODIAKA 1st (13.66 w0.4), Non-Scoring SHAI FRECKLETON (15.09 nwr)
100m – U17M A ERNEST BARNES  2nd (11.50 w-0.5), B ONAOPE SOGBESAN 1st (11.62 w0.2), Non-Scoring BRADLEY UKPETENAN  (11.86 nwr), BRYAN OGBEOR  (12.25 nwr)
100m – U17W A ANNA ROSE 1st (12.69 w0.2), B TOSIN JOKESENUMI 1st (12.66 w-1.5), Non-Scoring AZARIA NWANKWO  (13.70 nwr)
200m – U13B A LANI JAIEYOLA 2nd (28.35 w0.1), B DIJANI BARNOR 1st (28.72 w-0,9)

20m – U13G A ANGEL MCLEOD 1st (26.49 w-1.4), B SIENNA CORBYN 1st (28.83 w2.0)
200m – U15B A JOSEPH WHEELER-HENRY 3rd (24.45 w1.4), B JADE AULIS 2nd (25.90 w-0.1)
200m – U15G A NIA FORBES-AGYEPONG 1st (27.52 w0.5), B ONYEBUCHI ODIAKA 1st (28.33 w-0.1)
200m – U17M A ERNEST BARNES 1st (23.24 w0.3), B BRADLEY UPKETENAN 1st (24.31 nwr)
200m – U17W A TOSIN JOKESENUMI 1st (26.41 w-0.1), B ALINA COFIE 1st (28.21 w-0.6)
300m – U15B A JACOB CLEMENT 1st (39.18), B SAUGAT PUN 1st (39.66)
300m – U15G A MACIE SUTHERLAND 2nd (45.87), B EVA CHALISEY 2nd (53.21)
300m – U17W A ANNA ROSE 1st (42.65), B AZARIA NWANKWO 1st (46.38)
800m – U13B A MAX PANWAR 2nd (2:57.33)
800m – U13G A NYAH CAINE 3rd (2:46.66), B AMBER JACKSON 4th (3:12.82)
800m – U15B A GIANLEO STUBBS 1st (2:03.12), B JACOB CLEMENT 1st (2:12.01)
800m – U17M A LEO RONCARATI 2nd (2:04.97), B DANIEL BANYARD 3rd (2:12.56), Non-Scoring JOSIAH WILLIAMS (2:14.59)
800m – U17W A LOISA STAAB 3rd (2:45.15), B ASHA HORBACKI 2nd (2:52.18)
1500m – U13B A ARTHUR PHILLIPS 1st (5:02.28), B LADDIE SHAW 1st (5:42.92)
1500m – U13G A POSIE SHAW 1st (5:13.14)
1500m – U15B A THOMAS CADWALLADER 3rd (5:05.27)
1500m – U17M A JOSH FISHER 2nd (4:29.54), B MAX WINFIELD 1st (4:37.94)
70m Hurdles – U13G A SIENNA CORBYN 1st (12.59 w0.0), B VERA DOUNKO 3rd (14.69 w1.0)
75m Hurdles – U13B A RIAN SHAH 2nd (12.97 w0.6), B GABRIEL NWANKWO 1st (14.44 w-0.3)
75m Hurdles – U15G A NIA FORBES-AGYEPONG 1st (12.44 w0.1), B MACIE SUTHERLAND 3rd (13.03 w0.2)
80m Hurdles – U15B A OSCAR RONCARATI 3rd (13.00 nwr), B TRISTAN LEE 2nd (15.50 nwr)
80m Hurdles – U17W A ALINA COFIE 1st (12.10 nwr), B KAREN APOLOT 1std (13.00 nwr) 
100m Hurdles – U17M A KEENAN FARRELL 1st (15.08 w-2.6)
High Jump – U13B A RIAN SHAH 1st (1.51m)
High Jump – U13G A SIENNA CORBYN 2nd (1.25m), B VERA DOUDKO 2nd (1.05m)
High Jump – U15G A MACIE SUTHERLAND 2nd (1.45m), B ABI EDWARDS 1st (1.30m)
High Jump – U17W A KACEY WALTERS 1st (1.65m), B REBECCA WHEELER-HENRY 1st (1.60m)
Pole Vault – U15G A ABI EDWARDS 1st (2.70m)
Pole Vault – U17M A KEENAN FARRELL 1st (3.00m)
Long Jump – U13B A LANI JAIEYOLA 5th (3.85 nwr), B GABRIEL NWANKWO 4th (2.57 nwr)
Long Jump – U13G A ANU JAIEYOLA 3rd (3.90m nwr), B VERA DOUDKO 4th (3.23m nwr)
Long Jump – U15B A CAMERON KNIGHT 3rd (5.18m nwr), B OMEAD HAQUE 4th (3.76m nwr)
Long Jump – U15G A SHAI FRECKLETON 3rd (3.87m nwr), B EVA CHALISEY 3rd (3.86m nwr)
Long Jump – U17M A KEENAN FARRELL 1st (6.18 nwr)
Long Jump – U17W A ALINA COFIE 2nd (4.61 nwr), B REBECCA WHEELER-HENRY 3rd (3.62m nwr)
Triple Jump – U17M A KEENAN FARRELL 1st (12.87 nwr)
Triple Jump – U17W A KAREN APOLOT 2nd (8.80m nwr)
Shot 2.72kg – U13G A MOIESHA SAVAGE 2nd (6.02m), B ANGEL MCLEOD 1st (5.71m)
Shot 3kg – U13B A DEXTER FISHER 4th (4.10m)
Shot 3kg – U15G A EVA CHALISEY 5th (6.27m), B LUCY CAMPOS 3rd (6.01m)
Shot 4kg – U15B A TRISTAN LEE 2nd (7.16m), B AUSTIN WARD 2nd (6.56m)
Shot 3kg – U17W A KACEY WALTERS 2nd (9.67m), B HANNAH OGUNNIYI 1st (8.77m)
Shot 5kg – U17M A BRYAN OGBEOR 2nd (8.01m), B BRADLEY UKPETENAN 2nd (6.80m)
Discus 0.75kg – U13G A ANU JAIEYOLA 1st (??????)
Discus 1kg – U15G A ONYEBUCHI ODIAKA 5th (12.22m)
Discus 1kg – U17W A JUDY AGHOLOR3rd (16.55m), B HANNAH OGUNNIYI 1st (15.95m)
Discus 1.25kg – U15B A JOSEPH WHEELER-HENRY 2nd (26.10m)
Discus 1.5kg – U17M A GABRIEL LAMB 1st (48.82m)
Hammer 3kg – U17W A HANNAH OGUNNIYI 1st (24.05m), Non-Scoring NAOMI OGUNNIYI (18.46m)
Hammer 5kg – U17M A GABRIEL LAMB 1st (37.39m)
Javelin 400g – U13B A ALON TAYLOR 3rd (13.38m)
Javelin 400g – U13G A JASMYN PERRIN 5th (6.57m)
Javelin 500g – U17W A JUDY AGHOLOR 1st (25.91m), B NAOMI OGUNNIYI 1st (20.44m)
Javelin 600g – U15B A THOMAS FERNAND 1st (36.97m), B OSCAR RONCARATI  1st (31.21m)

MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL – Took place on Wednesday 18 August.
Team Result 1st England (395 points), 2nd GB Juniors (305), 3rd Wales (213.5), 4th National Athletics League (174), 5th Northern Ireland (162), 6th Scotland (158.5)
100m – SW REBECCA JEGGO U23 (HCA National Athletics League) 3rd (11.88 w-0.4)
200m – U20W HANNAH FOSTER U20 2nd (24.20 w-1.0)
200m – SW KRISHAWN AIKEN (Scotland) 3rd (21.25 w-1.2)
1500m – U20W AIMI WEIGHTMAN U20 5th (4:30.47)
110m Hurdles – U20M RUBEN HEDMAN U20 (GB Juniors) 5th (14.75 w-1.1)
110m Hurdles – SM EDSON GOMES (National Athletics League) 3rd (13.86 w-0.5)
400m Hurdles – U20W EMILY NEWNHAM U20 (GB Juniors) 1st (60.49)
400m Hurdles – SM JOSHUA FAULDS U23 2nd (PB 51.26), taking .08 of a second off his 8 August time, and is ranked UK No.4 U23 in 2021, NIALL CARNEY (National Athletics League) 6th (53.63)
400m Hurdles – SW HAYLEY MCLEAN (England) 2nd (57.06)
4x100m Relay – SW ENGLAND 1st (SB 45.05) taking .69 of a second off their 23 May time, and are ranked UK No.4 team in 2021 ELLIE BANDY, REBECCA JEGGO U23, CASSIE-ANN PEMBLETONALICIA BARRETT
4x400m Relay – SM SCOTLAND 4th (SB 3:10.40) and are ranked UK No.7 team in 2021 BRODIE YOUNG, ALLAN HAMILTON, KRISHAWN AIKENGUY LEARMOUTH
Pole Vault – SM GLEN QUAYLE U20 (GB Juniors) 4th (4.51m)
Triple Jump – SM JOSH WOODS U20 (GB Juniors) 4th (14.89m w0.0)
Shot 7.26kg – SM SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 1st (20.71m)
Discus 1kg – SM SHADINE DUQUEMIN (National Athletics League) 1st (54.44m)
Discus 2kg – SM NICK PERCY (National Athletics League) 1st (59.75m), ZANE DUQUEMIN 2nd (59.30m)
Javelin 800g – SM DANIEL BAINBRIDGE U23 (England) 1st (73.53m)

Photograph of EMILY NEWNHAM on the victory rostrum, following her 400m Hurdles win.

LEE VALLEY 100m SPRINT MEETING – Took place at Lee Valley on 18 August.
100m – SX 1.3 GERALD MATTHEW 3rd (SB 10.57 w3.4) taking .13 of a second off his 12 June time, 2.3 GERALD finished 3rd (10.65 w2.7)

100m – SM H1 BEN MCGUIRE 2nd (11.18 w1.8) in semi-final 1 BEN finished 3rd (11.10 w0.9), in the final BEN finished 7th (11.11 w1.6)
High Jump – SM Straight Final DAVID SMITH won the Gold Medal (SB 2.23m) adding 3cm to his 16 May jump, and is ranked UK No.3 in 2021, LEWIS MCGUIRE won the Silver Medal (PB 2.17m) adding 2cm to his 2020 jump, and is ranked UK No.6 in 2021
High Jump – SW Straight Final CLAIRE MCGARVEY U23 won the Silver Medal (1.67m)
Long Jump – SM Straight Final PAUL OGUN (2nd Claim) 4th (7.03m w1.0), BEN MCGUIRE 8th (SB 6.60m w2.9)
Shot 7.26kg – SM Straight Final ANGUS MCINROY won the Silver Medal (SB 14.80m) adding 32cm to his 6 June put
Discus 2kg – SM Straight Final NICK PERCY won the Gold Medal (59.47m), ANGUS MCINROY won the Silver Medal (51.25m)

WELSH SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Cardiff on 14-15 August. 
100m – SW H1 REBECCA JEGGO U23 (HCA) 4th (11.76 w1.8) in the B final REBECCA won the Bronze Medal (PB 11.66 w2.0) taking .01 of a second off her 2020 time, and is ranked UK No.5 U23 in 2021
100m – SM H1 KRISHAWN AIKEN 3rd (10.65 w-0.7) in the B final KRISHAWN won the Gold Medal (10.47 w0.3)
Pole Vault – SM Straight Final ETHAN WALSH won the Bronze Medal (SB 5.03m) adding 3cm to his 27 June height
Pole Vault – SW Straight Final JADE IVE (HCA) won the Bronze Medal (4.25m), EMMA ANDERSSON 5th (SB 4.05m) adding 5cm to her 18 July height
Discus 2kg – SM Straight Final ZANE DUQUEMIN won the Gold Medal (57.65m)

BMC GRAND PRIX – Took place at Eltham on 14 August. 
800m – Men’s C MUKHTAR MUSA U20 1st (PB 1:51.49) taking .87 of a second off his 9 July time
800m – Women’s A ELLIE BAKER 1st (2:01.66)
1500m – Men’s A KYLE LANGFORD 2nd (PB 3:41.08) taking 7.57 seconds off his 2017 time
1500m – Women’s C FREYA STAPLETON U20 3rd (PB 4:32.58) taking 1.48 seconds off her 28 July time

INT JOSKO LAUTMEETING – Took place at Andorf, Austria on 14 August. 
100m – SM H4 JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS 2nd (10.34 w0.4), in the final JAMAL finished 2nd (10.32 w0.6)
200m – SM 4 JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS 3rd (PB 21.22 w0.2) taking .03 of a second off his 2018 time

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Milton Keynes on 15 August. 
Shot 3kg – U17W Straight Final CLAUDIA KERRY-ROGER U17 (2nd Claim) won the Gold Medal (10.03m)
Dicus 1kg – SW Straight Final CLAUDIA KERRY-ROGER U17 (2nd Claim) won the Silver Medal (35.86m)

SOUTHERN ATHLETICS LEAGUE – NORTH WEST LONDON – Took place at Perivale on 15 August. 
Long Jump – SW A ANGELA BARRETT V35 (2nd Claim) 1st (SB 5.74m nwr) adding 9cm to her 11 July jump, A KERSTIN POHLMANN (2nd Claim) 1st (PB 5.24m nwr) equalling her 20 June jump
Triple Jump – SW A ANGELA BARRETT V35 (2nd Claim) 1st (SB 12.60m nwr) adding 8cm to her 20 June jump, B RUTH-ANN OTARUOH U20 (2nd Claim) 1st (PB 12.19m nwr) adding 24cm to her 30 May jump, Non-Scoring KERSTIN POHLMANN (2nd Claim) 1st (10.82m nwr)

SOUTHERN ATHLETICS LEAGUE – HERTFORDSHIRE – Took place at St Albans on 14 August. 
800m – SM A PHILIPPA LOWE (2nd Claim) 1st (SB 2:10.9)

SOUTHERN ATHLETICS LEAGUE – MID WEST – Took place at Aldershot on 14 August. 
1500m – SM A BENJAMIN WILLS U23 (2nd Claim) 2nd (4:07.3)
Discus 1kg – SW A AMY HOLDER (2nd Claim) 1st (48.21m)

SOUTHERN ATHLETICS LEAGUE – NORTH EAST – Took place at Finsbury Park on 14 August. 
Shot 7.26kg – SM A JAMES HAMBLIN (2nd Claim) 2nd (11.10m)
Hammer 7.26kg – SM A JAMES HAMBLIN (2nd Claim) 1st (55.73m)

PARKRUN 5K – Took place at Bushey on 14 August.
JAKE SHELLEY 1st (15.13) this was his 15th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Canons Park on 714 August.
LOUIS PELTA U15 3rd (20.22) this was his 41st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Chippenham on 14 August.
JAMES TRAPMORE V45 4th (20.15) this was his 70th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Fell Foot on 14 August.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 216th (31.55) this was his 190th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Gladstone on 14 August.
JULIAN LAMY 9th (19.14) this was his 23rd Parkrun, TIM UNDERHILL V50 23rd (20.35) this was his 84th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Hackney Marshes on 14 August.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 283rd (54.38) this was his 209th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Jersey on 14 August.
CLIFF GOLDING V65 122nd (26.40) this was his 92nd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Oak Hill on 14 August.
JONATHAN BOARDMAN U20 7th (20.17) this was his 29th Parkrun, STUART SINGER V60 25th (22.31) this was his 295th Parkrun, BRADLEY SINGER 148th (29.26) this was his 144th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Panshanger on 14 August.
JOE O’HARA U15 15th (20.05) this was his 5th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Perry Lakes, Perth, Australia on 14 August.
STUART MOORE V60 34th (25.32) this was her 173rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at St Albans on 14 August.
BARRY WALSH V40 15th (19.50) this was his 12th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Sunny Hill on 14 August.
LENARD MICHEL V50 9th (23.19) this was his 61st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Wimbledon Common on 14 August.
JAMES FITZSIMMONS V45 4th (19.45) this was his 45th Parkrun

BMC GOLD STANDARD RACES – Took place at Watford on 11 August. 
1500m – Women’s A ELLIE BAKER 1st (PB 4:06.54) taking 4.79 seconds off her 24 July time, and is ranked UK No.7 in 2021

CHARNWOOD OPEN MEETING – Took place at Loughborough on 11 August. 
Long Jump – SX B EVAN CAMPBELL U23 2nd (6.37m nwr)
Discus 1kg – SW B ZANE SHADINE DUQUEMIN 1st (56.23m)
Discus 2kg – SM B NICK PERCY 1st (60.67m), ZANE DUQUEMIN 2nd (59.36m)

WATFORD OPEN MEETING – Took place at Watford on 11 August. 
100m – SX 6  RALPH WILLIAMS U20 5th Equal (SB 11.97 w0.8) taking .13 of a second off his 11 July time
800m – SX 6  SCARLETT KENT U20 8th (SB 2:20.77) taking 3.53 seconds off her 23 June time, 7 SYDNEY ALLEN U20 9th (2:20.65), THOMAS CADWALLADER U15 11th (2:22.26), 8 DANIEL BANYARD U17 4th (PB 2:10.84) taking 2.88 seconds off his 12 June time, MAX WINFIELD U17 11th (PB 2:12.62) taking 8.56 seconds off his 2019 time, 11 JONATHAN BOARDMAN U20 10th (2:05.20), JACK DAVIS-BLACK U17 11th (2:06.29), 12 GILAD NACHSHEN U20 2nd (1:58.56), THEO MACHIN-PALEY U20 5th (PB 1:59.86) taking 1.62 seconds off his 30 May time, LEO RONCARATI U17 6th (PB 2:00.06) taking .58 of a second off his 23 June time, 13 ASH FOWKES-GAJAN U20 4th (1:59.56), 14 LUCA STUBBS U20 6th (PB 1:58.57) taking 1.02 seconds off his 29 April time
3000m – SX 1  SPIKE BLAKE U17 14th (PB 10:03.86) taking 1.15 seconds off his 2019 time

WOODFORD GREEN OPEN MEETING – Took place at Woodford on 10 August. 
Javelin 600g – SX  MAISIE TAYLOR U20 4th (PB 29.73m) adding 10cm to her 10 July throw

LEE VALLEY 100m/200m OPEN MEETING – Took place at Lee Valley on 4 August. 
100m – SX 1 OJIE EDOBURUN 4th (10.46 w0.1), 8 NENGI OSSAI V45 4th (11.52 w0.0)
200m – SX 7 NENGI OSSAI V45 5th (SB 23.57 w-0.1) taking .08 of a second off his 31 July time, and is ranked UK No.2 V45 in 2021, 8 RUBEN HEDMAN U20 2nd (PB 23.33 w-0.5) taking 1.07 seconds off his 2019 time

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY 19 AIGUST UNTIL WEDNESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER – The current 2021 Summer Fixture Card can be found on the SBH website also the contact details for all Team Managers can be found on the SBH website
There are certain fixtures, that you will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee.

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE ROUND 4 The fourth of four fixtures takes place on Saturday 21 August at StoneX Stadium, Greenlands Lane, Hendon (Satnav NW4 1RL).
Age-Groups U11, U13, U15, U17, U20, Seniors and Masters – Men/Women. Entry is £8 per event but £4 to members of SBH. Link to online entries, which is not available at present
Provisional Timetable –
Entries Closed

QUADKIDS Takes place prior to the London Inter Club Challenge on Saturday 21 August
CLYDE GORDON will be managing the event, with registration from 09.30am, first event starts at 10.00am, and completion around 11.30am, and is £2 to enter. Quadkids is primarily for school years 3 to 7 inclusive, ie age 7 to 12 and includes the four core disciplines of running (600m), throwing (Vortex Howler), jumping (Long Jump) and sprinting (75m). All are welcome and Parents you may be asked to join in by helping out on maybe one of the events.

SOUTHERN U13, U15 AND U17 CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 21 August and Sunday 22 August at the Weir Archer Athletics Centre, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey (Satnav KT1 3PB).
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link
Entries Closed 

VITALITY BIG HALF Takes place on Sunday 22 August. The start is not far from Tower Hill/Gateway stations.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link

PARALYMPIC GAMES The Athletics take place from Friday 27 August to Sunday 5 September in Tokyo, Japan.
This is the link showing the athletics schedule –

NATIONAL ATHLETIC LEAGUE ROUND 3 The fourth of four fixtures takes place on Saturday 28 August at StoneX Stadium, Greenlands Lane, Hendon (Satnav NW4 1RL).
Age-Groups Under U20 & Senior Men/Women. This is the link to the timetable
Note: You will have to be selected by your Team Manager

ENGLAND U17 & U15 COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 28 August and Sunday 29 August at the Manchester Regional Arena, Rowsley Street, Manchester (Satnav M11 3FF).
For all entry details and full information please use this link –

MIDDLESEX U17, U20 & SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Monday 30 August at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London (Satnav N9 0AR).
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link
Entries Closed

LEE VALLEY DOUBLE 100m/200m SPRINTS OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 1 September 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 –
Entries Close Sunday 29 August, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early 

UK YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE LONDON WEST ROUND 4 The fourth fixture of four takes place on Sunday 5 September at StoneX Stadium, Greenlands Lane, Hendon (Satnav NW4 1RL).
Age-Groups Under 17 & U20 Men/Women. This is the link to the timetable
Note: You will have to be selected by your respective Team Manager

UPCOMING ROAD RELAY AND CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURES 2021-2022Apologies but i realise the Summer is not quite over, but it will not be long before thoughts of returning to a normal Cross Country season will bring joy to all you mud revellers. But first the Road Relays are now only 4/6 weeks away.

It my belief the Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers has now an extraordinary number of talented athletes throughout all age-groups. I realise that with the impending Road Relays, our Team Managers will soon be under pressure in submitting our entries. For example, the Southern on 26 September (although the entry information is not published yet), will most likely have a closing date of Friday 10 September which is only 3 weeks away. To assist the Team Managers can athletes please contact them on your current availability (for Middlesex and Southern).

Cross Country, our season is not only geared to the Championships, but I truly believe the Metropolitan League and North West London League is a big help in developing the team spirit within the club. Especially the Metropolitan League where over the past few years our Individual and Team success has been outstanding. One of main reasons is the number of athletes taking part in all of the 5 fixtures has risen dramatically. Therefore, it does not matter what ability you have, and by running at the Metropolitan League and North West London League will make you a part of the SBH Team Spirit. These are the SBH Cross Country Team Managers.

The following Team Managers look after both Road Running and Cross Country athletes.
Young Athletes Men and Under 20 Men and Women – JEREMY SOTHCOTTe-mail
Young Athletes Women – JO KENTe-mail
Masters Women – EDDIE KINGe-mail 

The following Team Managers look after our Road Running athletes.
Senior Men Including Masters Men – TONY JACKSONe-mail 
Senior Women – SIMON KEENEe-mail

The following Team Managers look after our Cross Country athletes.
Senior Men and Women – SIMON KEENEe-mail
Masters Men – TONY JACKSONe-mail 

ROAD RELAYS 2021 You will be entered and selected by your respective Team Manager.
Middlesex Relays at Minet Park, Hayes on Sunday 12 September, (Hertfordshire have still to confirm?). Details on entries still to be published
Southern Relays at Crystal Palace on Sunday 26 September, which are for Young Athletes 3 stages, Senior Men 6 stages, Senior Women 4 stages and Veteran Men/Women 3 stages. Details on entries still to be published
National Relays at Sutton Park on Saturday 9 October, which are for Young Athletes and Senior Men/Women. Details on entries still to be published
ROAD RELAYS 2022 You will be entered and selected by your respective Team Manager.
Southern Relays at a venue to be confirmed on Sunday 27 March, which are for Senior Men 12 stage and Senior Women 6 stage, there is also an Under 15/17 5k road Championships. Details are now on the SEAA website.
National Relays at Sutton Park on Sunday 9 April, which are for Senior Men 12 stage and Senior Women 6 stage.

VIRGIN MONEY GIVING MINI LONDON MARATHON 2021 You will be entered and selected by your respective Borough Team Manager, following a trial race before a team is selected.
Takes place at Billingsgate, London on Sunday 3 October, which are for Under 13/15/17 Men/Women. Final details to be confirmed towards the end of August.
VIRGIN MONEY GIVING MINI LONDON MARATHON 2022 You will be entered and selected by your respective Borough Team Manager, following a trial race before a team is selected.
Takes place at Billingsgate, London on Sunday 24 April, which are for Under 13/15/17 Men/Women.

CROSS COUNTRY 2021/2022 You will not have to be pre-entered, just turn up on the day and get your race number from your respective Team Manager.
Metropolitan League which is for Under 11 up to Veteran Men/Women, our record to date is second to none, and currently since the league started in 1966, we are the No.1 club based on Individual and Team wins 1966 up to the 8 February 2020, so No PressureSaturday 16 October at Claybury, Saturday 13 November at Welwyn Garden City, Saturday 4 December at Uxbridge, Saturday 15 January at Wormwood Scrubs and Saturday 19 February at Trent Park.
North West London League which is for Under 11/13/15/17 Men/Women. Over the past few seasons our athletes appearances has been very dissappointing, and with the race distances not being too exacting, perhaps this season we can see far more of you flying the Shaftesbury flag. The fixtures are as follows – Saturday 25 September at Greenford, Saturday 23 October at Kingsbury, Saturday 27 November at Trent Park, Saturday 5 February at Harrow and Saturday 5 March at Wormwood Scrubs.
Fraternity/Sorority Cups which is for Under 20, Senior and Veteran Men/Women – Saturday 27 November at Trent Park.
CROSS COUNTRY 2021/2022 You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager.
Southern Relay Championships which is for Under 13 up to Veteran Men/Women – Saturday 23 October at Wormwood Scrubs. Due to fixture congestion some age-groups may not be entered.
Liddiard Trophy and North of the Thames Combined which is for Under 17/20, Senior and Veteran Men/Women – Saturday 23 October at Kingsbury.
North London Championships which is for Under 20, Senior and Veteran Men/Women – Saturday 30 October at Hillingdon.
National Relay Championships which is for Under 13 up to Veteran Men/Women – Saturday 6 November at Mansfield.
London Championships which is for Under 20, Senior and Veteran Men/Women – Saturday 20 November at Parliament Hill. There are entry qualifications, which are you must be born, lived for over 1 year, or 1 years continuous full-time employment, or 1 years continuous at an education establishment, all qualification relate to Greater London.
London Youth Games which is for Under 11/13/15/17 Men/Women – Saturday 20 November at Parliament Hill. Selection will be by the respective Borough Team Managers.
Middlesex Championships which is for Under 11 up to Veteran Men/Women – Saturday 8 January venue to be confirmed.
Hertfordshire Championships which is for Under 11 up to Veteran Men/Women – Sunday 9 January venue to be confirmed.
Southern Championships which is for Under 13 up to Veteran Men/Women – Saturday 29 January venue to be confirmed.
National Championships which is for Under 13 up to Veteran Men/Women – Saturday March date and venue to be confirmed.


The women’s two-lap contest saw the contenders ignore the advertised 57.5 pace and the pack went through in 61, with European under-23 champion ISABELLE BOFFEY leading down the back straight. However, in the last 100m European Team Championships winner BAKER burst away, showing the strength that had taken her to a (4:06.54) 1500m midweek PB, clocking (2:01.66).

That gave her 94 points in the overall Grand Prix standings, ahead of JENNY SELMAN and JENNY NESBITT, who were second equal with 80.

WORLD RECORD HOLDER BRIGID KOSGEI HEADLINES 2021 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHONThe following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by GETTY IMAGES.

Reigning champions BRIGID KOSGEI and SHURA KITATA will race in London once again as they look to defend their marathon titles, and will swap the heat and humidity of Sapporo for a much cooler climate when they defend their Virgin Money London Marathon titles on 3 October. KOSGEI, who won an Olympic silver medal in the women’s marathon in Japan just last week, is the fastest woman in history over the 26.2-mile distance (2:14:04) and is the two-time reigning champion in London after victory in 2019 and at the elite-only race which took place in October of last year.

The Covid pandemic has meant this year’s race will occupy an autumn slot again, rather than its usual April date, and KOSGEI has her sights set on making it three in a row. “It is a great feeling to be coming back, as London is one of my favourite marathons,” the 27-year-old says. “Last year’s win was very special, particularly given what the whole world was going through – it was fantastic just to have the London Marathon organised and even more so to be the winner. I hope to arrive again in very good shape and win for the third time.” The Kenyan will face stiff opposition, given that seven other women in the field have personal bests under 2:20. Reigning TCS New York City Marathon champion JOYCILLINE JEPKOSGEI will be one to watch, especially as she set a personal best of (2:18:40) last December at the Valencia Marathon, where she finished second to current Olympic champion PERES CHEPCHIRCHIRROZA DEREJE leads the Ethiopian challenge and her personal best of (2:18:30), which makes her the tenth-fastest female marathoner of all time, is the second best time in the field behind KOSGEI. Two-time Tokyo Marathon champion (2015 and 2018) BIRHANNE DIBABA is also in the field and could pose a threat, given her best of (2:18:35).

In the men’s race, KITATA will hope to bounce back from his Olympic heartbreak after the Ethiopian failed to finish in Sapporo due to the hot conditions. “I was disappointed to have to pull out of the Olympic Games marathon but I just did not adapt to the weather well,” he says. “It was very cold in Ethiopia prior to leaving for Tokyo and when we got there the weather took its toll on my body and made my breathing very hard. But I’m healthy and looking forward to racing in the Virgin Money London Marathon again. I am preparing very well and my coach has me very ready to defend my title in London. “Winning last year was an unforgettable memory and it gave me huge excitement to bring back such a big victory to my country and to make my family and coaches proud. I have set my mind on how I can run fast and better than last year and I’m looking forward to seeing if I can repeat the victory and make history in the race.” The 25-year-old will line up alongside the two men who joined him on the podium at last year’s elite-only race – VINCENT KIPCHUMBA and SISAY LEMMA. With seven other men in the field having run sub-2:05, it will be a test for KITATA to defend his title. EVANS CHEBET, the current Valencia Marathon champion and the fastest man in the world last year with (2:03:00), leads the Kenyan challenge. Two-time Tokyo Marathon champion BIRHANU LEGESE, who is the third-fastest marathoner of all-time with (2:02:48), will also be in London. Add MOSINAT GEREMEW and MULE WASIHUN, who both finished on the podium at the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, into the mix and it has the makings of an intriguing and exciting race.

After a year’s absence, the Virgin Money London Marathon returns to its traditional and iconic course from Blackheath to The Mall after last year’s elite-only race took place on a multiple closed-loop circuit around St James’s Park. Up to 50,000 runners are expected in the mass race and up to 50,000 around the world will take part in a virtual event, completing the 26.2 miles on 3 October. It will form part of a thrilling climax to the Abbott World Marathon Majors Series XIII, with all of major marathons – Berlin, London, Chicago, Boston, Tokyo and New York – taking place over a six-week period. The Series started at the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and will finish at the TCS New York City Marathon in November. In the women’s standings, KOSGEI is in the lead, sitting 25 points ahead of compatriot and rival JEPKOSGEI. In the men’s standings, KITATA is currently in second place with LEGESE in joint fourth place. HUGH BRASHER, Event Director of the Virgin Money London Marathon, says: “We are delighted to welcome our reigning champions back to defend their titles at the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon and, as always, they will be challenged by a stellar field of the world’s best marathon runners. “3 October is set to be an extraordinary day in our history as these great athletes lead the way as tens of thousands of mass runners take on their 26.2 mile challenge from Greenwich to Westminster and around the world in the virtual event.”

TAYLOR CAMPBELL ON THE ART OF HAMMER THROWINGThe following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by GETTY IMAGES.

To throw as far as you can is a simple concept, but there is something beautiful about the moment when art and science combine to create a seemingly effortless mark. TAYLOR CAMPBELL respects the science, but the Loughborough-based athlete, who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a (78.23m) effort in early June, admits he’s a man with feelings. He thrives on the art of hammer throwing and the basic principles he learned as a teenager from coach PAUL DICKENSON. “I had this nice connection, a feel for it,” he says. “You can’t teach those feelings.”

CAMPBELL, now 24, has been coached by JOHN PEARSON – also the technology lead for the innovation team at Rolls Royce – since 2016. PEARSON’S approach is fact-based and data driven, but he values CAMPBELL’S zeal and creativity. It’s not so much about logical thinking versus artistic creativity, but a hybrid approach which is proving fruitful. “The relationship] works because JOHN has all the knowledge, whereas I just love the event and the art side of it, the feeling side of it,” he explains. “JOHN pulls together all the stuff I like and the stuff I do well and he meets me in the middle. He also keeps me grounded and stops me believing my own hype.” In a discipline, which arguably favours power and technique over passion, CAMPBELL believes his lifetime best throw was at odds with what should be possible based on his current physical capability and some basic engineering principles. According to his coach, however, it was due to the exact combination of his biomechanics, physical attributes and excellent technique that he threw beyond (78m). “He may not be as big and strong as his peers (CAMPBELL is 6ft 4in and 107kg), but he has great levers so the orbit of the hammer is big, and he’s brilliant at developing a feel for it,” explains PEARSON. “His ‘hammer awareness’ is exceptional and I’m in no way surprised that he achieved that mark given the way his training has been going. I can understand that it might have felt easy for him because everything came together at the right time in the right competition, but I have seen better throws from him [technically] and I know there is plenty more there.”

CAMPBELL says he’s inspired by his fellow athletes and the positive energy that drives them. There is a collective willingness to succeed and a sense that the mood, or perhaps the attitude, at his Loughborough base has changed for the better in recent years. “I think in the past people used to moan about how high the standards were, but now if the standard is (77.50m) then we just have to throw it, we can’t moan about it,” he says. “We just have to step up and compete. “That’s the great thing that people like NICK MILLER and SOPHIE HITCHON have demonstrated. We can do these things. They’ve paved the way and shown us we can do it, now it’s up to us.” In addition to an Olympic qualifying mark, his performance in Budapest was the second-furthest hammer throw ever by a British athlete (behind NICK MILLER). It has given CAMPBELL a new-found confidence and perspective on what’s possible. At the Tokyo Olympics, he threw (71.34m) and did not make the final but he is now looking forward to a 2022 season that features the Commonwealth Games, European and World Championships. “Last year I believe I could have gone high 75m at minimum, possibly 76m,” says CAMPBELL. “When I came out this year I’d had another good winter, but I wasn’t throwing too well. I was throwing 73m and 74m and I wasn’t quite hitting them, but they still felt relatively easy. I was thinking ‘if I can throw 74m easy, then what happens when I really hit it, when I get that feeling again?’” He found out in Budapest in June. In the end, CAMPBELL’S feelings won over physics. “I trusted the throw,” he says. It looks likely there’s much more to come.

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 weeks.
Big Half Marathon Sunday 22 August 30 volunteers required 26 at present – 4 more required.
London Mini Marathon Sunday 3 October 62 volunteers needed 46 at present – 16 more required.
Please contact CLARE & RAY at

BIRMINGHAM 2022 UNVEILS TICKETS AND FULL EVENT SCHEDULETo view the event schedule for the Games and find out how to set up your ticketing account, click here. You can now register for the ticket ballot here, with residents from the West Midlands able to apply in July. The main ticket ballot starts in September.

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES, OPEN FOR VOLUNTEERS – Birmingham 2022 are looking for more than 13,000 spirited, dedicated and dynamic volunteers to be the heartbreak of the Commonwealth Games, a community of passionate people coming together to help deliver the biggest sporting and cultural event the West Midlands have ever seen. As part of the Commonwealth Collective, you’ll be the public face of Birmingham 2022, the heart and soul of the Games experience for athletes, officials, spectators, and a global audience of more than one billion.
For more information on volunteering, this is the link

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMESYou may wish to sign up to receive their Newsletter. Link – 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 – This is the link to the current schedule for the 25 events

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

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.

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

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 JUNE 2021They are now available to purchase from our club kit supplier, Supreme Sports – click on the link for the full range –
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 RED HOODIES– With well over eight hundred hoodies already in circulation, this is your opportunity to join the club!!!!
They are now available to purchase from our club kit supplier, Supreme Sports – click on the link –
The current cost is £35.

STONEX STADIUM NOW OPEN – StoneX Stadium is now open to Club members, under strict conditions. Check with your Coach for details of training times as, at other times, entrants have to have an entry fob to gain free entry and exit through the SBH Clubhouse. All athletes must sign in on entry and sign out on exit.

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 in advance and let him know if you are planning to attend.

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2021 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.
We were unable to fill our full quota of athletes in the Pole Vault, in the Eastern Young Athletes League in either 2018 and 2019 – so why not give it a try NOW.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at for more details.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA  Currently closed as it is being used as an NHS Vaccination Centre.

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

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.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASEDuring 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.

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.

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) – The Stadium is currently closed to the general public