Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 20 May 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 20 May to Krishawn Aiken, Shaka Bunsie, Zachary Caparanga, Sophie Connor, Sienna Corbyn, Liam Dee, Toby Edwards, Andrew Elkins, Alex Evelegh, Joshua Fisher, Zoe Holley, Rebecca Jeffery, Lucy Johnson, Gibril Mansaray, Harriet Mollinson, Alice Musgrove, Leonie Onyems and Michail Stamatogiannis

8 SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ATHLETES SELECTED FOR EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPSCongratulations to our athletes who will be competing in Poland next weekend.
CHRIS BENNETT (Hammer), OJIE EDOBURUN (100m and 4x100m Relay), JADE LALLY (Discus), SCOTT LINCOLN (Shot), LINA NIELSEN (4x400m Relay), MICHAEL OHIOZE (4x400m Relay), JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS (4x400m Relay) and JORDAN WATSON-BROWN (4x100m Relay).

The Championships take place in the Silesian Stadium, Chorzow, Poland on 29-30 May. The GB team will face France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Ukraine in the two-day match. They will also have to go through post-match quarantine for a minimum of 5 days to comply with Government Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Olympic head coach CHRISTIAN MALCOLM said: We have a rich history in this competition, so it was very important for us to take on our European competitors and earn as many points as possible. We have selected a team who will be pushing for every point across the board, so I am excited to see how these athletes will perform in Poland. It is a squad with a blend of some experienced GB & NI internationals but also a high number of developing athletes who will really benefit from this opportunity. “As is consistent with our approach to British teams this year, athletes were given the option to opt-in or opt-out of this event. With the Müller British Athletics Championships just under six weeks away, and the Olympic Games on the horizon, we recognise that every athlete’s plan is going to be different, so we are supporting all athletes to achieve what they feel is the best preparation possible. “In terms of the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams, this event will provide a valuable opportunity to try out different combinations and options as we look ahead beyond Tokyo. I’m looking forward to seeing this group of athletes step up to the challenge at this event.”

TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR THE LOUGHBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL – Congratulations to the 14 Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers athletes who will be representing either England, Scotland or GB & NI Under 20 teams at Loughborough this Sunday. Loughborough team to be announced.

ENGLAND LILY BECKFORD (4x400m Relay), JEREMY DEMPSEY (1500m), AMY HOLDER (Discus), REBECCA JEGGO (4x100m Relay), KYLE LANGFORD (800m), SCOTT LINCOLN (Shot), JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS (400m and 4x400m Relay), GREGORY THOMPSON (Discus), and JORDAN WATSON-BROWN (100m and 4x100m Relay).

SCOTLAND KRISHAWN AIKEN (400m, 4x100m Relay and 4x400m Relay) and NICK PERCY (Discus).

GB & NI UNDER 20 BRAD DAVIES-PUGHE U20 (Long Jump), HENRY MCLUCKIE U20 (1500m), LILY PARRIS (100m Hurdles) and EVE WRIGHT U20 (4x100m Relay).

MIDDLESEX UNDER 13/15 CHAMPIONSHIPSTakes place on Saturday 24 July at Lee Valley Athletics Centre. The link for on-line entries is: https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2021/GBR/mdx-ya/

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. Entries Closing Date Friday 28 May
LEE VALLEY THROWS FEST – Takes place on Sunday 23 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre. Entries Close Friday 21 May
LEE VALLEY HURDLES AND STEEPLECHASE OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Monday 31 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way. Entries Close Thursday 27 May
Full information on the above 3 fixtures, can be found in Upcoming Fixtures below

UPCOMING FIXTURES Shows all fixture information for the period Thursday 20 May until Wednesday 16 June, and follows straight after this week’s results.

SBH ALL-TIME TOP 10 There were two top 10 performances this week. Firstly in Southampton SHADINE DUQUEMIN threw a discus personal best (55.86m) adding 53cm to her 2019 throw, and ranks her UK No.3 in 2021, keeping her at No.3 on the all-time list. In Colchester OLIVER GRAHAM U23 produced a hammer personal best (62.34m) adding 31cm to his 2020 throw, and ranks him UK No.6 U23 in 2021, keeping him at No.7 on the all-time list.

THIS WEEK’S RESULTS With our US Based athletes were back competing in their respective championships, CHARLES HICKS won the 10000m and was 3rd in the 5000m, GEORGE EVANS had a busy meeting competing in 3 events, and EAVION RICHARDSON finished 5th in the Triple Jump. Elsewhere in California KYLE LANGFORD and ELLIE BAKER had solid 800m performances, and MICHAEL OHIOZE ran (20.88) in the 200m which ranks him UK No.7 in 2021.
Our young athletes were out in force, with 3 notable performances, firstly ZICO JONES in the 300m ran a personal best (37.22) which ranks him UK No.1 U15, AIMI WEIGHTMAN also ran a personal best in the 1500m (4:39.01) ranking her UK No.10 U17, finally KACEY WALTERS equalled her seasons best in the High Jump (1.65m) ranking her UK No.3 U17.
In the 100m JORDAN WATSON-BROWN ran a personal best (10.33 w0.0) ranking him UK No.4, also ALLANA FASHANU U20 also ran a personal best (12.09 w1.3) ranking her UK No.7 U20.
Another top performance came in the 400n Hurdles, HAYLEY MCLEAN ran a season best (57.57) ranking her UK No.2
In the field events SHADINE DUQUEMIN threw a discus personal best (55.86m) ranking her UK No.3, and another personal best from OLIVER GRAHAM in the hammer (62.34m) ranking him UK No.6 U23
There were 25 season bests, 22 personal bests, and 16 UK top 10 performances.

KETTERING OPEN MEETING Took place in Kettering on 18 May.
100m – SX 10 JASON PURBRICK U20 (2nd Claim) 3rd (11.45 w0.2)
400m – SX 4 MORGAN WEBSTER U23 1st (PB 48.65) taking 1.58 seconds off his 2018 time, SAM WIGGINS U23 2nd (PB 51.22) taking 4.78 seconds off his 2016 time 

BIRCHFIELD HARRIERS NATIONAL ATHLETICS LEAGUE WARM UP MEETING Took place in Nuneaton on 16 May.
100m – SM 1 DOMINIC ASHWELL U23 5th (10.52 w-1.5), 2 GERALD MATTHEW 5th (10.92 w1.5), 9 DOMINIC finished 8th (10.62 w2.7), 11 GERALD finished 3rd (SB 10.86 w0.2) equalling his 28 April time
100m – SW 2 EVE WRIGHT U20 4th (12.16 w0.9), 6 EVE finished 6th (12.21 w0.8)
200m – SM 3 GERALD MATTHEW 2nd (SB 21.77 w0.5)
200m – SW 2 HANNAH FOSTER U20 2nd (SB 24.58 w0.1) and is ranked UK No.6 U20 in 2021
400m – SM 5 NIAL CARNEY 5th (50.71)
400m – SW 1 LILY BECKFORD 5th (53.88)
110m Hurdles – SM 1 EDSON GOMES 3rd (PB 13.85) taking .31 of a second off his 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.5 in 2021
400m Hurdles – SW 2 HAYLEY MCLEAN 2nd (57.94)
High Jump – SM DAVID SMITH 1st (SB 2.20m) and is ranked UK No.2 in 2021
Triple Jump – SM JOSH WOODS U20 2nd (PB 14.76m w0.0) adding 19cm to his 2019 jump, and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2021
Shot 7.26kg – SM EVAN CAMPBELL U23 2nd (PB 13.65m)

CITY OF YORK CLUB MEETING Took place in York on 16 May.
100m – SM 1 MAYOWO ORI-WILLIAMS U20 2nd (PB 11.6 nwr) taking .31 of a second off his 2017 time
200m – SM 1 ROBERT SHIPLEY (HCA) 1st (23.1 nwr), MAYOWO ORI-WILLIAMS U20 3rd (SB 23.5 nwr)
400m – SM 1 ROBERT SHIPLEY (HCA) 1st (SB 49.1)
Shot 7.26kg – SM SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 1st (20.69m)

SOUTH WEST ATHLETICS ACADEMY OPEN MEETING Took place in Exeter on 16 May.
100m – SX 1 KIERA GILMAN U20 (2nd Claim) 3rd (SB 12.91 w1.4)
800m – SX 2 NATHAN GODDARD U20 3rd (SB 2:00.83)

COLCHESTER THROWS INVITATIONAL MEETING Took place in Colchester on 16 May.
Hammer 4kg – SW PHILIPPA DAVENALL 1st (59.36m)
Hammer 7.26kg – SM OLIVER GRAHAM U23 2nd (PB 62.34m) adding 31cm to his 2020 throw, and is ranked UK No.6 U23 in 2021 

SOUTHAMPTON THROWS AND JUMP OPEN MEETING Took place in Winchester on 16 May.
Discus 1kg – SW A SHADINE DUQUEMIN 2nd (PB 55.86m) adding 53cm to her 2019 throw, and is ranked UK No.3 in 2021, AMY HOLDER (2nd Claim) 4th (50.88m)
Discus 2kg – SM A NICK PERCY 2nd (61.61m), GREGORY THOMPSON 3rd (SB 60.93m) adding 74cm to his 25 April throw, and is ranked UK No.3 in 2021 

SOUTHAMPTON MAY OPEN MEETING Took place in Southampton on 16 May.
1500m – SX 7 AIMI WEIGHTMAN U17 7th (PB 4:39.01) taking 6.21 seconds off her 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.10 U17 in 2021 

CAMBRIDGE HARRIERS CLUB TRIALS MEETING Took place in Eltham on 15 May.
High Jump – SW KACEY WALTERS U17 1st (SB 1.65m) equalling her 1 May jump, and is ranked UK No.3 U17 in 2021

LIGA JOMA DE CLUBES DH HOMBRES MEETING Took place in Valencia, Spain on 15 May.
3000m – SM ISAAC HIRSHMAN CHANDLER U20 4th (PB 8:34.57) taking 34.25 seconds off his 2017 time

MIDSUMMER TRACK NIGHT MEETING Took place in Vienna, Austria on 15 May.
100m – SM H1 JORDAN WATSON-BROWN 1st (PB 10.33 w0.0) taking .21 of a second off his 25 April time, and is ranked UK No.4 in 2021, in the Final JORDAN finished 1st (10.58 w-0.1)
200m – SM 1 JORDAN WATSON-BROWN 4th (21.86 w0.0)

PARKRUN 5K Took place in Jersey on 15 May.
AMANDA BAILEY 36th (21.30) this was her 43rd Parkrun, CLIFF GOLDING V65 114th (24.48) this was his 84th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place in Perry Lakes, Perth, Australia on 8 May.
STUART MOORE V60 65th (29.02) this was his 161st Parkrun

PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS Took place in Los Angeles, California, USA on 14-16 May.
5000m – SM CHARLES HICKS (Stanford University) 3rd (13:35.60)
10000m – SM CHARLES HICKS (Stanford University) 1st (28:39.46)

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS Took place in Champaign, Illinois, USA on 14-16 May.
Triple Jump – SW EAVION RICHARDSON (University of Iowa) 5th (12.47m w2.5)

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS Took place in Manhattan, Kansas, USA on 14-16 May.
Shot 7.26kg – SM GEORGE EVANS (Kansas University) 7th (17.05m)
Discus 2kg – SM GEORGE EVANS (Kansas University) 4th (54.33m)
Hammer 7.26kg – SM GEORGE EVANS (Kansas University) 13th (54.69m)

TRACK MEET SOUND RUNNING MEETING Took place in Irvine, California, USA on 14-15 May.
800m – SM KYLE LANGFORD 2nd (SB 1:47.00) taking .08 of a second off his 9 May time, and is ranked UK No.10 in 2021
800m – SW 2 ELLIE BAKER 3rd (2:01.82)

APU LAST CHANCE TWILIGHT MEETING Took place in Azusa, California, USA on 14-15 May.
100m – SM 1 MICHAEL OHIOZE 5th (SB 10.56 w2.0) taking .03 of a second off his 20 March time
200m – SM 2 MICHAEL OHIOZE 1st (SB 20.88 w1.6) taking .35 of a second off his 20 March time, and is ranked UK No.7 in 2021

ATHLETICS NORFOLK FRIDAY EVENING OPEN MEETING Took place in Norwich on 14 May.
200m – SX 10 DECARIE DAVIES U20 1st (SB 22.5 w-1.0), CALVIN SMITH U17 3rd (SB 22.9 w-1.0) taking .17 of a second off his 17 April time, and is ranked UK No.7 U17 in 2021

HARROW SPRING OPEN MEETING Took place in Harrow on 13 May.
200m – SX 3 DINA SILVERMAN U15 2nd (PB 26.45 w3.0) taking 3.35 seconds off her 2020 time
300m – SX 5 ZICO JONES U15 3rd (PB 37.22) taking .26 of a second off his 2020 time, and is ranked UK No.1 U15 in 2021
400m – SX 2 VICTORIA GODFREY U20 6th (SB 66.69), SOPHIA VENTER U20 7th (PB 72.27), 3 SYDNEY ALLEN U20 7th (PB 63.10), 4 DYLAN HAMMOND U17 1st (PB 55.64), 5 CONOR O’KEEFFE U20 4th (54.62), LEO RONCARATI U17 6th (55.18) taking 4.57 seconds off his 2018 time, 6 JONATHAN BOARDMAN U20 8th (PB 55.89) taking .19 of a second off his 2019 time
Long Jump – U20X B DINA SILVERMAN U15 6th (PB 4.43m w1.5) adding 1.41m to her 2019 jump

BMC GOLD STANDARD RACES Took place in Birmingham on 12 May.
1500m – Men’s A MARK PEARCE 1st (PB 3:44.43) taking 2.33 seconds off his 2020 time, MITCHEL COX U23 7th (PB 3:48.11) taking 4.58 seconds off his 8 May time

BMC REGIONAL RACES Took place in Wormwood Scrubs on 12 May.
3000m – Men’s A THOMAS BUTLER 8th (SB 8:31.33)
3000m – Mixed B NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ 8th (SB 9:47.88) 

LOUGHBOROUGH OPEN MEETING Took place in Loughborough on 12 May.
100m – SW 1 ALLANA FASHANU U20 1st (PB 12.09 w1.3) equalling her 28 April time, and is ranked UK No.7 U20 in 2021
200m – SM 2 JORDAN WATSON-BROWN 2nd (21.44 w-0.1)
200m – SW 1 ALLANA FASHANU U20 3rd (PB 24.97 w0.0) and is ranked UK No.5 U20 in 2021
400m – SM 1 JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS 1st (SB 46.69) taking .08 of a second off his 25 April time
1500m – SW SCARLETT KENT U20 7th (SB 5:01.39)
100m Hurdles – SW 1.2 MARLI JESSOP U20 3rd (14.36 w-1.1), 2.2 MARLI finished 1st (14.21 w0.1)
400m Hurdles – SM DANIEL REES 2nd (SB 55.02) taking 2.09 seconds off his 8 May time
Javelin 800g – SM DANIEL BAINBRIDGE U23 2nd (69.47m)

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM SERIES 2 MEETING Took place in Birmingham on 12 May.
100m – SX 1A DAVID BROOKS U20 3rd (PB 12.16 w-0.7) taking .84 of a second off his 18 April time, 1B EVIE WRIGHT U20 2nd (12.6 w-0.6), 2A JOSH WOODS U20 3rd (SB 11.45 w-0.9), 2B DAVID BROOKS U20 1st (PB 12.1 w0.7) taking .06 of a second off his 1A time, 4 JOSH WOODS U20 3rd (11.46 w-0.2)
400m – SX 3 EVAN CAMPBELL U23 1st (PB 52.13) taking .79 of a second off his 2019 time
400m Hurdles – SW 2 HAYLEY MCLEAN 1st (SB 57.57) taking .67 of a second off her 1 May time, and is ranked UK No.2 in 2021
High Jump – SX A EVAN CAMPBELL U23 6th (SB 1.87m)
Long Jump – SX A BRAD DAVIES-PUGHE U20 2nd (7.12m w0.0)

THAMES VALLEY HARRIERS OPEN MEETING Took place in Wormwood Scrubs on 12 May.
100m – SX 6 ZANSON PLUMMER 1st (SB 10.93 w0.3)

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

SOUTHERN U20 AND SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June, venue to be confirmed. Also includes the Under 15/17 Men and Women 3000m Championships on Saturday 12 June.
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online, please use this link – http://seaa.org.uk/index.php/events/track-and-field
Entries Closing Date Tuesday 1 June 

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE ROUND 1 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

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.

DAVE BEDFORD QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS INTERVIEW Was conducted with Athletics Weekly recently, in which DAVE covers his best races, training schedule, his lifelong friendship with BOB PARKER, and todays athletics.

ROLLERCOASTER 12 MONTHS FOR HAMMER THROWER CHRIS BENNETTThe following article and photograph was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN.

Scottish athlete struggled mentally and physically during the pandemic but is rounding into great form with the Manchester Invitational in his sights. As with most athletes, CHRIS BENNETT has had his fair share of trials over the last 12 months. However, the Scottish hammer thrower, who is gearing up for the new Manchester Invitational later this month, has enjoyed plenty of ups too and believes he is now in the shape of his life. On the downside, the twice Commonwealth finalist lost his main source of income due to the pandemic restrictions so had to work full-time, he ended up tipping the scales 24kg over his ideal weight and he suffered due to closed training facilities. However, he has found peace with the weighing scales, had the perfect training build-up this winter, and is eyeing up the Tokyo qualification mark with confidence. The Glaswegian, who was 19th in qualifying in Rio 2016, in April had one of his best throws since that Olympic year when he went out to (75.69m). He says: “I think there’s more in there. I didn’t expect to throw that far that early, so it’s quite nice. I feel like I’m in better shape than I ever was before Rio, so it’s quite exciting but quite frightening at the same time because the Olympics are just around the corner and it could be special.”

At the start of the first lockdown, BENNETT was forced to take a full-time supermarket delivery job when he was unable to do his usual job visiting schools. However, after four months, he decided to switch to part-time and it was around then that he decided he needed to rebuild. “I think the pandemic’s been good and bad for me in the same way,” he says. “It was bad because I couldn’t really train, but it was good because it’s given me that focus and drive back to do it. I don’t think other people could say that – I think it more went the other way that they maybe fell out of love with the sport with the lack of opportunities, lack of competing, so for me the pandemic’s been a blessing in disguise.”

He says finishing runner-up to CRAIG MURCH at the British Championships last September gave him a further boost: “It gave me the fire to just get back into training, I took a week off and then I’ve just had a clear run at training. I’ve had no real injuries, no disruptions, I’ve been really fortunate so from December to now I’ve not missed a day’s training because of lack of facilities or what not. For me, the consistency has been the big thing.” BENNETT, who has revealed his struggles with mental health, was particularly hard hit when he was disappointed with 10th at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The ANDY FROST-coached athlete says: “I wasn’t really enjoying life, and I really wondered if I wanted to be here. I had some proper deep, dark thoughts.” He says the recovery period allowed him to rethink his motivations. “It’s taken a long time to get here, but I feel like I’m back and better than I ever was before, so it’s a nice place to be in at this time of the year,” he says. The Shaftesbury Barnet Harrier is out to gain the Olympic qualifier of (77.50m) rather than having to hope for an invite based on World Athletics’ rankings system. “For the first time ever I firmly believe I can do an outright qualifying mark,” he says. “I don’t want to leave it in someone else’s hands because if I don’t throw (77.50m) and I don’t get picked then I’ve got no one else to blame but myself. If I throw (77.50m) and I get top-two at the trials, they’ve got to take me.” After throwing (75.36m) at the European Throwing Cup in Split last weekend, he is looking forward to the new meeting in Manchester on 27 May.

BBC TO COVER DIAMOND LEAGUE UNTIL 2024The following article and photograph was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN.

British broadcaster strikes deal to show Wanda Diamond League meetings for the next four years. BBC Sport has announced a new rights deal which sees every Wanda Diamond League event live on the BBC until 2024. The new four-year deal kicks off with live coverage from the Müller Grand Prix Gateshead from 7pm on Sunday May 23 on BBC Two. The 2021 series will see 14 meetings in total, with the Diamond League in Doha taking place five days after Gateshead. Meetings will then take place at other locations throughout the summer before ending with a two-day meet in Zurich in September. All will be available live on the BBC across either network TV or BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio and BBC Red Button. BARBARA SLATER, Director of BBC Sport said: “These events showcase the very best talent that athletics has to offer as well as the emergence of the stars of the future. In what is set to be a thrilling year for the sport, we’re delighted to bring viewers a wealth of live athletics coverage from the Diamond League.”

BBC, say it adds to an existing athletics portfolio which includes the Olympic Games, World Athletics Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games, plus the London Marathon, Great North Run and Great Manchester Run plus the European and World Indoor Championships.

RETURN OF PARKRUN IN JEOPARDY The following article and photograph was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by REBECCA BURNS.

Little over a quarter of parkrun venues in the UK have permission from their landowner ahead of its 5 June comeback. It has been well over a year since parkrun took place for adults in Britain but its planned return next month “hangs in the balance” according to organisers due to only 27% of the 5km events having been given the green light by landowners. Only 161 of 589 of the venues have permission from local authorities and private landowners to resume early next month. “As things stand,” parkrun said on Friday (14 May), “the return of the free, weekly, community events hangs in the balance, with organisers confirming that the number of permissions must increase significantly over the next seven days for any of the events to return on Saturday 5 June as planned.” In a strong statement, parkrun added: “Despite legal permission to return and support from Government, Public Health England and Sport England, a combination of obstacles including misunderstanding the Government’s Roadmap, reluctance, hesitation and unnecessary red tape threatens to delay the return of parkrun indefinitely.

“With all other sports returning, alongside the reopening of indoor dining and hospitality, further roadblocks to parkrun’s return feel unreasonable, with non-response, red tape and internal administrative processes standing in the way of the inclusive, community physical activity.” Attempts last autumn to bring parkrun back in late October were scuppered by a second wave of the coronavirus which ultimately led to an English lockdown in November. But recently junior parkrun events have successfully returned and parkrun events generally have had permission to return since March, as part of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown.” A decision over the 5 June return will be made by parkrun on 21 May with fears that if only a small number of events return then they could be overwhelmed with participants.

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

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/

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