Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 27 May 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 27 May to Raphael Aaron, Daniel Bainbridge, Richard Bober, Ojie Edoburun, Shermia Edwards, Richard Horton, Sarah Kuti, Jean-Paul Laurent, Ashok Mathur, Sophia Obi, Maayan Radus, Nicola Rogers and Sophia Staab

RECENT NEW MEMBERSWe wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to SPIKE BLAKE, MAX CAROLAN-BOSS, MATTEO COLES, THOMAS FERNAND, ZACH JOSEPHS, JAMES MCKINLEY, GABRIEL NWANKWO, BRYAN OGBEOR, HARRY O’HARA, DOV SEITLER, ONAOPE SOGBESAN and JABULANI SOKOYA

ENGLAND U20 & U23 CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 19 June and Sunday 20 June at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/entry-process-confirmed-for-2021-england-u20-and-u23-championships/
Eligible Performance Standards
With the aim of putting in place the fairest system of selection to the limited fields, entries will be accepted up to the number of athletes allocated to each event from the top performances recorded in licenced competition by midnight on Sunday 6 June.
Athletes who rank Top 16 in the UK (in the U23, or U20/U17 age groups), against the eligible numbers, are asked to enter the Championships by Wednesday 9 June, after checking their ranking from 6 June. Should athletes in these top ranking eligible positions not want to take up a place in the Championships, we will cascade down the ranking list.

SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPSAll entries are now open for all Championships, and can be found on the following link, please enter yourselves  http://seaa.org.uk/index.php/onlinereg
These are the following Championships including Closing Dates;
U20 & Senior 12/13 June at Bedford (Closing Date Tuesday 1 June)
U15 & U17 3000m 13 June at Bedford (Closing Date Tuesday 1 June)
U15, U17, U20 & Senior Combined Events 3/4 July at Oxford (Closing Date Tuesday 22 June)
U13, U15 & U17 21/22 August at Kingston (Closing Date Tuesday 10 August)

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/
Entries Close Saturday 10 July

THIS IS YOUR FINAL CHANCE TO ENTER THE FIRST LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE FIXTURE On Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June at Lee Valley Athletics Centre. Limited to U13s, U15s, U17s and U20s – discounted entry price for SBH members. Entries Close Midnight Saturday 29 May
AND THE 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 2 fixtures, can be found in Upcoming Fixtures below

UPCOMING FIXTURES Shows all fixture information for the period Thursday 27 May until Wednesday 23 June, and follows after this week’s results.

SBH ALL-TIME TOP 10There were 5 top 10 performances this week. Congratulations to the following – SHADINE DUQUEMIN who at Loughborough, threw her 3rd discus personal best in as many weeks with (56.08) adding 22cm to her 16 May throw, and ranks her UK No.3 in 2021, keeping her at No.3 on the all-time list.
ZHARNEL HUGHES ran a straight in Boston, in a 200m personal best (19.93 w-0.3) and ranks him UK No.1 in 2021, keeping him at No.1 on the all-time list.
MARK PEARCE who at Gateshead, ran a 3000m Steeplechase personal best (8:32.65) and ranks him UK No.4 in 2021, keeping him at No.2 on the all-time list.
LIAM DEE who at New York, ran a 5000m personal best (13:46.95) and puts him at No.8 on the all-time list. Incidentally, his younger brother JAMIE is at No.7, just .17 of a second ahead of LIAM (13:46.78).
ZICO JONES who at Finsbury Park, ran a Under 15 200m personal best (22.93 w2.5) and puts him at equal No.6 on the all-time list.

THIS WEEK’S RESULTS Last Saturday & Sunday was the first league fixture of 2021, with our Under 13, 15 & 17 competing at Finsbury Park and Perivale. The outcome was that Shaftesbury finished runners up to London Heathside, an excellent performance, although we were lacking athletes in many of the field events at Perivale. We had 6 league records from SIENNA CORBYN (200m), ZICO JONES (200m and 300m), CALVIN SMITH (400m), POSIE SHAW (800m) and KACEY WALTERS (High Jump).
The Loughborough International took place in Bedford on Sunday, with 22 Shaftesbury athletes representing the GB, Home Nations or guests.
ZHARNEL HUGHES became the first Shaftesbury athlete to run below 20 seconds, with (19.93 w-0.3) in Boston on 23 May.
There were 54 season bests, 29 personal bests, and 16 UK top 11 performances.

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE – Took place at Perivale on 23 May.
Currently the results are still to be included on the Power of 10, therefore i’ve had to view each athlete’s profiles to obtain any season or personal bests. Once the results are published on the Power of 10, I will include in next week’s newsletter any UK top ten performances.

200m – U13B A ARTHUR PHILLIPS 4th (PB 28.52 w1.5), B JACK REDFORD 5th (SB 34.07 w3.8), Non Scoring LADDIE SHAW 2nd (PB 34.22 w1.5)
200m – U13G A SIENNA CORBYN 1st (SB 28.3 w1.9) which is a manual times league record, B ANGEL MCLEOD 1st (PB 27.61 w2.7) which is a league record, Non Scoring NYAH CAINE 3rd (PB 31.66 w0.9)
200m – U15B A ZICO JONES 1st (PB 22.93 w2.5) taking 1.09 seconds off his 2020 time, which is a windy league record, B OLIVER LAURENS 2nd (PB 25.05 w3.7) taking 2.62 seconds off his 2020 time, Non Scoring JAYDEN AULIS 1st (PB 25.34 w3.7) taking .47 seconds off his 25 April time
200m – U15G A NIA FORBES-AGYEPONG 1st (PB 26.60 w1.7) taking .96 of a second off her 14 May time, B ONYEBUCHI ODIAKA 3rd (SB 29.19 w3.0), Non Scoring JESSICA GIBB 1st (PB 28.79 w1.8), LUCY CAMPOS 2nd (29.03 w1.8), EVA CHALISEY 4th (PB 30.07 w1.8) taking .36 of a second off her 2019 time
200m – U17M A MALACHI AMADI 1st (SB 23.44 w1.9), B CALVIN SMITH 1st (23.14 w1.9), Non Scoring ERNEST BARNES 1st (PB 24.32 w1.9) taking .22 of a second off his 2020 time, OSCAR LAURENS 2nd (PB 24.40 w1.9) taking .14 of a second off his 2020 time, ALEX CHARALAMBOS 3rd (PB 24.77 w1.9), JAYDEN KLEIN 4th (PB 25.23 w1.9) taking .79 of a second off his 2021 time, JEVONTE SIMPSON 5th (PB 25.30 w1.9)
200m – U17W A NIAH AKINTOKUN 1st (SB 25.56 w1.0), B ANNA ROSE 1st (PB 26.22 w0.8) taking .42 of a second off her 25 April time, Non Scoring TOSIN JOKESENUMI 1st (PB 26.18 w4.1) taking .12 of a second off her 2019 time, ALINA COFIE 2nd (SB 27.04 w4.1), MARION MOTO 3rd (PB 28.29 w4.1), KAREN APOLOT 4th (SB 29.46 w4.1), CHLOE AGAGGISHI 6th (PB 29.98 w4.1)
300m – U15B A ZICO JONES 1st (37.58) which is a league record, Non Scoring HAYDAN TAYLOR 1st (PB 47.60)
300m – U15G A DINA SILVERMAN 1st (PB 44.28), B MIA HIGSON 1st (PB 45.13) taking 2.39 seconds off her 2020 time, Non Scoring EVA HIGSON 1st (PB 50.17)
300m – U17W A AZARIA NWANKWO 3rd (SB 45.40), B MANON BAINES 1st (PB 42.80) taking .35 of a second off her 2020 time, Non Scoring LOLA MCCANN-EZEKIEL 1st (SB 44.51) taking .27 of a second off her 25 April time, LUCY MARCUS 2nd (48.09), ALICE MUSGROVE 3rd (PB 48.67) taking 1.83 seconds off her 2019 time
400m – U17M A CALVIN SMITH 1st (SB 51.2) which is a manual times league record, B ERNEST BARNES 1st (SB 54.8)
800m – U13B A ARTHUR PHILLIPS 1st (PB 2:27.16) taking 3.69 seconds off his 2020 time, B LADDIE SHAW 2nd (2:42.48), Non Scoring ZACH JOSEPHS 5th (PB 2:45.03), JACK REDFORD 6th (SB 2:45.80) taking 2.71 seconds off his 29 April time, DANIEL ARROYO 8th (PB 2:55.65), ALVARO ARROYO 10th (PB 3:00.79)
800m – U13G A POSIE SHAW 1st (PB 2:28.73) taking 13.97 seconds off her 2019 time, which is a league record, B MEGAN HAMMOND 2nd (PB 2:47.36), Non Scoring MAYA GREEN 4th (SB 2:54.25) taking 2.60 seconds off her 25 April time
800m – U15B A JACOB CLEMENT 1st (2:16.76), B PETER BAVEL NAYATS 3rd (PB 2:24.67), Non Scoring THOMAS CADWALLADER 1st (PB 2:20.64) taking 1.58 seconds off his 2019 time, NATHANIEL CARP 6th (PB 2:37.88), TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE 7th (PB 2:38.81)
800m – U15G A DINA SILVERMAN 1st (2:26.22), B MYA MAIRS-INGRAM 1st (2:31.38), Non Scoring PHOEBE MUSIC 3rd (PB 2:46.06) taking .84 seconds off her 2019 time, KATJA DRIVER 5th (PB 2:52.42), LILI FOWKES-GAJAN 6th (PB 3:05.12)
800m – U17M A LEO RONCARATI 1st (2:08.53), B DANIEL BANYARD 2nd (2:21.75)
800m – U17W A ASHA HORBACKI 3rd (SB 2:48.25)
75m Hurdles – U15G A NIA FORBES-AGYEPONG 2nd (PB 12.65 w2.9), B EVA CHALISEY 1st (PB 13.74 w2.9) taking .33 of a second off her 2020 time, Non Scoring EVA HIGSON 1st (PB 13.87 w2.9)
80m Hurdles – U15B A OSCAR RONCARATI 3rd (PB 13.14 w0.3) 

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE – Took place at Finsbury Park on 22 May.
Long Jump – U15G A MARION MOTO 4th (PB 4.12m w1.8)
High Jump – U17M A KEELAN FARRELL 2nd (PB 1.65m)
High Jump – U17W A KACEY WALTERS 1st (SB 1.70m) adding 5cm to her 15 May jump, which is a league record, B REBECCA WHEELER-HENRY 1st (SB 1.60m) equalling her 14 March jump
Shot 3kg – U17W A HANNAH OGUNNUYI 2nd (SB 8.39m) adding 2cm to her 25 January put, B NAOMI OGUNNUYI 2nd (PB 8.27m)
Shot 5kg – U17M A KEELAN FARRELL 1st (PB 10.13m)
Javelin 500kg – U17W A NAOMI OGUNNUYI 2nd (PB 21.04m), B HANNAH OGUNNUYI 1st (15.92m)
Hammer 3kg – U17W A HANNAH OGUNNUYI 2nd (19.10m)

MIDDLESEX YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE – Match Results 
Combined results for Finsbury Park on 22 May and Perivale on 23 May – 1st London Heathside (54 points), 2nd SBH (36), 3rd Equal Highgate Harriers and Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (32), 5th Barnet & District (29), 6th Enfield & Haringey/BFT (18), 7th Ealing Eagles (3)

BMC REGIONAL RACES Took place in Exeter on 25 May.
1500m – Men’s A NATHAN GODDARD U20 7th (4:09.84)

MULLER GRAND PRIX Took place in Gateshead on 23 May.
200m – SM P COLUMBA BLANGO T20/F20 1st (SB 23.19 w-2.5) and is ranked UK No.1 T20 in 2021
400m Hurdles – SW HAYLEY MCLEAN 5th (58.02)
3000m Steeplechase – SM MARK PEARCE 4th (PB 8:32.65) taking .96 of a second off his 2020 time, and is ranked UK No.4 in 2021

LOUGHBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL Took place in Loughborough on 23 May.
100m – SM JORDAN WATSON-BROWN (England) 6th (10.77 w1.4)
100m – SW NS1 REBECCA JEGGO U23 (2nd Claim) 3rd (SB 11.85 w0.0) taking .14 of a second off her 2 May time, and is ranked UK No.6 U23 in 2021, NS2 EVE WRIGHT U20 3rd (12.02 w1.5)
400m – SM KRISHAWN AIKEN (Scotland) 6th (48.38)
400m – SW LILY BECKFORD 3rd (53.93)
800m – SM KYLE LANGFORD (England) 1st (1:49.37), SAM WIGGINS U23 (Loughborough University) 7th (PB 1:52.41) taking .61 of a second off his 2020 time
1500m – SM JEREMY DEMPSEY (England) 3rd (3:44.42), HENRY MCLUCKIE U20 (GB & NI Under 20) 4th (3:45.35)
100m Hurdles – SW LILY PARRIS U20 (GB & NI Under 20) (2nd Claim) 3rd (13.95 w-0.2)
110m Hurdles – SM EDSON GOMES 3rd (14.14 w1.1)
4×100m Relay – SM WALES 1st (SB 39.73), GB & NI U20 B 2nd (SB 40.22), SCOTLAND 3rd (SB 40.69), LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY 4th (SB 41.86)
4×100m Relay – SW GB & NI U20 A 1st (SB 45.07), GB & NI U20 B 2nd (45.17), ENGLAND 3rd (SB 45.74), WALES 4th (SB 45.80), LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY 5th (SB 48.46)
4×400m Relay – SM ENGLAND 1st (SB 3:08.62), GB & NI U20 B 2nd (SB 3:09.68), GUERNSEY 3rd (SB 3:13.50), LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY 4th (SB 3:13.69)
4×400m Relay – SW ENGLAND 1st (SB 3:35.50), SCOTLAND 2nd (SB 3:38.46), LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY 3rd (SB 3:42.15), WALES 4th (SB 3:43.16)
The relays were the first to take place in 2021, therefore their UK rankings are as their finishing positions
High Jump – SM CHARLIE KNOTT U20 8th (2.00m)
Pole Vault – SM GLEN QUAYLE U20 6th (SB 4.60m) and is ranked UK No.4 U20 in 2021
Long Jump – SM BRAD DAVIES-PUGHE U20 (GB & NI Under 20) 4th (SB 7.26m w-1.2) adding 3cm to his 25 April jump, and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2021
Triple Jump – SW JAZZ SEARS U23 3rd (12.17m w-0.7)
Shot 7.26kg – SM SCOTT LINCOLN (England) (HCA) 1st (19.61m)
Discus 1kg – SW SHADINE DUQUEMIN 2nd (54.91m), AMY HOLDER (2nd Claim) 3rd (54.33m) adding 5cm to her 17 April throw, and is ranked UK No.5 in 2021
Discus 2kg – SM NICK PERCY (Scotland) 2nd (62.20m), GREGORY THOMPSON (England) 3rd (59.70m)
Hammer 7.26kg – SM CHRIS BENNETT (Scotland) 2nd (74.73m), DEMPSEY MCGUIGAN 4th (SB 70.30m) adding 2.87m to his 8 May throw, and is ranked UK No.5 in 2021
Javelin 800g – SM DANIEL BAINBRIDGE U23 (Loughborough University) 2nd (71.85m)
Still awaiting team result to be published. Individual runners names for the relay teams have yet to be published.

ADIDAS BOOST BOSTON GAMES Took place in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on 23 May.
200m – SM ZHARNEL HUGHES 2nd (PB 19.93 w-0.3) equalling his 24 April time, which was over the wind limit, and is ranked UK No.1 in 2021, and a new Club Record

LEE VALLEY THROWS FEST Took place in Lee Valley on 23 May.
Shot 4kg – SX ALEXA EICHELMANN U23 4th (SB 10.23m)
Javelin 600g – SX LOUISE LOCKWOOD 1st (42.13m)
Javelin 800g – SX MILAN TRAJIKOVIC U20 2nd (PB 52.88m)

SOAR MK3000 PB SPECIAL MEETING Took place in Milton Keynes on 23 May.
3000m – SX B WILLIAM RYLE-HODGES 12th (SB 8:38.50), D LUCA STUBBS U20 11th (8:50.26), G SAMUEL GREENSTEIN U17 9th (SB 9:09.65)

ATHLETICS NORFOLK WEEKEND MEETING Took place in Norwich on 22 May.
Hammer 4kg – SX PHILIPPA DAVENALL 1st (60.90m)
Hammer 7.26kg – SM OLIVER GRAHAM U23 1st (60.46m)

HERNE HILL HARRIERS ENDURANCE MEETING Took place in Battersea Park on 22 May.
800m – SX 1 DYLAN EVANS 6th (SB 2:04.8)

LONDON HURDLES AND MIDDLE DISTANCE OPEN MEETING Took place in Bromley on 22 May.
100m Hurdles – SW 2 ALEXA EICHELMANN U23 7th (PB 16.90 nwr)
110m Hurdles – U20M RUBEN HEDMAN U20 1st (PB 14.44 w1.1) taking .16 of a second off his 6 May time, and is ranked UK No.6 U20 in 2021
400m Hurdles – SW 1 EMILY NEWNHAM U20 1st (PB 61.62) taking .2.58 seconds off her 8 May time, and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2021

NORTH OF ENGLAND LEAGUE EAST PREMIER Took place in Rotherham on 22 May.
800m – SM A ROBERT SHIPLEY (HCA) 1st (SB 48.85)

SOUTHAMPTON SPRING POLE VAULT OPEN MEETING Took place in Southampton on 22 May.
Pole Vault – SX B EMMA ANDERSSON 2nd (SB 3.80m) and is ranked UK No.8 in 2021

PARKRUN 5K Took place in Jersey on 22 May.
CLIFF GOLDING V65 78th (25.01) this was his 85th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place in Whitfords Nodes, Perth, Australia on 22 May.
STUART MOORE V60 26th (29.05) this was his 162nd Parkrun

WORLD ATHLETICS CONTINENTAL MEETING Took place in Dessau, Germany on 21 May.
100m – SM H2 OJIE EDOBURUN 2nd (SB 10.53 w0.3) taking .16 of a second off his 9 May time, in the Final OJIE finished 4th (SB 10.31 w2.2) taking .22 of a second off his H1 time

THE NYC QUALIFIER Took place in New York, New York, USA on 21 May.
5000m – SM LIAM DEE 5th (PB 13:46.95) taking 17.07 seconds off his 2016 time

HARROW SPRING OPEN MEETING Took place in Harrow on 20 May.
5000m – SX 2 DANIEL NICHOLS V35 12th (SB 17:56.22)
Discus 1.5kg – SM GABE LAMB U171st (PB 49.02m) adding 91cm to his 2020 throw, and is ranked UK No.2 U17 in 2021

CHARNWOOD OPEN MEETING Took place in Loughborough on 19 May.
200m – SX 3 SELINA HENDERSON 2nd (25.02 w0.6)
Discus 1kg – SW A SHADINE DUQUEMIN 2nd (PB 56.08m) adding 22cm to her 16 May throw, and is ranked UK No.3 in 2021
Discus 2kg – SM A NICK PERCY 1st (62.13m)

The 2 photographs were taken at the LOUGHBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL The 1st was taken by NADEEM SHAIKH showing the start of the 800m with KYLE LANGFORD in lane 5 and SAM WIGGINS in lane 8. the 2nd was taken by ENGLAND ATHLETICS showing the finish of the 800m with KYLE LANGFORD taking the win and SAM WIGGINS in 7th place.

 

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY 27 MAY UNTIL WEDNESDAY 23 JUNE – The 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

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
Entries Closed 

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 and N.S. Events Bannister 30 May 2021
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

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
Entries Closed

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 and U17s who have achieved a qualifying time. 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

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 U13 (100m and 800m only), 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 Midnight Saturday 29 May

SOUTHERN U15 AND U17 3000m CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Sunday 13 June at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online, please use this link – http://seaa.org.uk/index.php/onlinereg
Entries Closing Date Tuesday 1 June 

SOUTHERN U20 AND SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online, please use this link – http://seaa.org.uk/index.php/onlinereg
Entries Closing Date Tuesday 1 June

ENGLAND U20 & U23 CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Saturday 19 June and Sunday 20 June at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).
Please Note: For all information including entering yourself online please use this link – https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/entry-process-confirmed-for-2021-england-u20-and-u23-championships/
Entries Closing Date Sunday 6 June 

LEE VALLEY DOUBLE 100m SPRINTS OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Wednesday 23 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 20 June, Although An Event Could Be Full Maybe 1-2 Weeks Before The Meeting Date, So Enter Early

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 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.

SHAFTESBURY’S RED HOODY CAN BE FOUND WORLDWIDEAs you can see on the photograph, STUART MOORE is proudly wearing his new hoody, which he just received.

In the photograph is his wife CHRISTINE, also his son DECLAN who is 17 and a soccer player and his daughter LAUREN who is 14 and a netballer. But both can run alright – when they want to!
They live in the beautiful city of Perth in Western Australia, although currently it is winter, and yesterday it was 19 degrees centigrade. Their summer is slightly warmer than Sydney, and on Christmas Day it was over 30 degrees, and some days it can nudge over 40 degrees.
STUART is a regular runner in the local Parkrun’s and last weekend completed his 162nd race.

DR RON HILL MBE: 1938-2021The following article and photograph was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN.

One of Britain’s greatest and most famous runners has died at the age of 82. “Legend” is a word which can be bandied about all too easily but it is entirely appropriate when it comes to describing the former international marathon runner RON HILL MBE, who has died at the age of 82. Aside from his athletic success, he will be remembered as an innovator through his RONHILL clothing brand and for the astonishing running streak which saw him run every day for 52 years and 39 days – between 1964 and 2017. After a less than auspicious start to his international career, he finally became a marathon great with wins in the 1969 European Championships and 1970 Commonwealth Games, the same year in which he also won the Boston Marathon. In Edinburgh his time of (2:09:28) was then the second-fastest marathon in history, as well as being a British and European record. HILL did not enjoy the same results early in his career. In 1962 he failed to finish in the European Championships marathon and was then 19th in the 1964 Olympic marathon (as well as finishing 18th in the 10,000m), having gone into the race as the world’s second-fastest all-time. In 1966 he was fifth in the Commonwealth six-mile event and then 12th in the European marathon.

HILL was controversially left out of the 1968 Olympic Marathon team after a poor trials run but showed what might have been with a superb seventh in the 10,000m at high altitude in Mexico where he was only beaten by athletes who were born – or had trained for long periods – at altitude. Around this time, he also set a world record for 10 miles (46:44.0), as well as world records for 15 miles, 25km and the fastest ever 20 miles (1:36:28 in 1968). HILL was not quite in the same form in 1971, where he was third in the Europeans and then sixth in the 1972 Olympics, having been one of the favourites. There was a fourth-place finish at the 1976 Olympic Marathon trials but he continued to run as a Veteran, setting a British Vets over-40 marathon record of (2:15:46) in 1979 in New Orleans. There was cross country success, too, with second-place finishes at the International Cross Country in 1964 and 1968, as well as English National victories in 1966 and 1968. He also once won the UK Inter-Counties barefoot in the middle of the British winter. Hill won eight AAA titles (five at the marathon) and 15 medals, also enjoying success at the 6 miles and 10 mile championships. His racing career was superbly covered in his very detailed two-part book, The Long Hard Road. He was ahead of his time when it came to marathon preparation, helping to popularise the use of the pre-marathon carb-loading diet and, using his PhD in textile chemistry, he raced in breathable, mesh vests – unheard of at the time – to keep cool.

Towards the end of his top level running career, he founded RON HILL Sports in 1975, and focused on pioneering running clothes and fabrics. When Hill began his unbroken streak of consecutive daily runs, Beatlemania was all the rage, the British Parliament were still discussing whether to abolish the death penalty and Hollywood movie premieres included Mary Poppins and Goldfinger. In athletics, it was also the era of cinder tracks, PETER SNELL and ABEBE BIKILA, while the FOSBURY Flop had not yet been invented. “I used to find back streets to run down for my training runs,” HILL told Athletics Weekly, “because runners were considered an oddity. People used to shout ‘run, rabbit, run!’ or ‘up, one, two, three, four!’ and we had none of the fancy things that runners have today like GPS watches or heart rate monitors.” HILL’S running streak came to an end in 2017 due to ill health and he revealed that he had been diagnosed with dementia the following year. His passing was announced by his company RONHILL, with a message which read: “It is with immense sadness we today mourn the passing of British running legend Dr RON HILL MBE. Our founder, our inspiration, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a runner.”

RON HILL’S personal bests:
Mile: 4:10.1
Three miles: (13:27.2)
Six miles: (27:26.0)
10 miles: (46:44.0)
15 miles: (1:12:48.2)
25km: (1:15:22.6)
20 miles: (1:36:28)
Marathon: (2:09:28)

RETURN OF PARKRUN DELAYED UNTIL 26 JUNEThe following article and photograph was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

Organisers reluctantly abandon plans to stage the 5 June comeback of the popular series of 5km events. The long-awaited return of parkrun on 5 June has been postponed until 26 June at the earliest because not enough landowners and local councils had given the green light for events to take place on their patch. When the pandemic broke out the popular series of 5km events were stopped in March last year. There was an attempt to resume in the autumn of 2020 but it was scuppered by a rise in coronavirus cases.

During the winter parkrunners have been increasingly keen to get back into action with growing evidence showing that outdoor fitness barely has an impact on the spread of the disease, but nervous landowners and councils have not been keen to allow events to start up again. 5 June was the planned date for parkrun to re-start but with only around half of the nationwide events being currently allowed to take place, it means parkrun organisers have reluctantly put plans on hold for a further three weeks. They will now make a decision on 11 June over whether they can start up again on 26 June. The fear is that if only some parkruns resume then too many people will flood on to them from nearby events that have not yet re-started.

At present 287 parkruns have permission to start again on 26 June but discussions are ongoing with a further 287, whereas there are 14 other events where parkrun has not heard from the landowner.

THE ART OF TRIPLE JUMPThe following article and photograph was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph of JONATHAN EDWARDS by MARK SHEARMAN.

What are the keys to success when it comes to the event which asks competitors to master the hop and the skip, as well as the jump? We explain more – To non-athletics fans, the triple jump is perhaps misunderstood. It’s not an obvious test of human physical capability, like the long jump – no-one is ever going to have to hop, step and jump over a ditch, for example – however, the event’s combination of jumps can produce a phenomenal spectacle of athleticism, with men surpassing 18 metres and women 15 metres at elite level. To do this requires great skill, strength and courage.  

Triple jump fundamentals Speed is as crucial for the triple jumper as it is for the long jumper. However, the speeds generated by the former event are slightly slower than that of the latter. The fastest elite males will be taking off at a speed of around 10 metres per second and females around 9m/sec from the hop. However, what differentiates the triple jumper from the long jumper is the amount of landing force they will need to overcome. It has been estimated that hop landings can result in the jumper having to absorb between 15-20 times their bodyweight. Apparently, such is the load that the leg would actually break if the force was not returned in the milliseconds of the contact.

An elite jumper such as CHRISTIAN TAYLOR will have just 0.15m/sec to absorb and return force from the hop to step and 0.184m/sec for the step to jump. These figures from the 2017 London World Championships, where TAYLOR won with a leap of 17.68m, highlight the slowing that occurs during the triple jump going into the jump phase. As the jumper moves through the phases they lose horizontal velocity and therefore typically spend more time on the ground for the landings. The better jumpers are able to minimise speed loss through optimised technique, approach speed and very specific conditioning.

Speed Therefore, is fundamental. The triple jumper still needs good flat speed – the quicker the velocity at hop take-off, the greater the velocities there will be for the step and jump and therefore distance jumped. Simply put, the faster jumper has more speed to lose. In terms of “phase speed” the angles of take-off can make a big difference. It is often said that the best triple jumpers skim like a stone thrown across water at a shallow angle. This is more or less correct (triple jump style can have an effect) – the hop is performed from an angle of circa 15-18 degrees, while for the step the take-off angle is circa 15.5 degrees and for the jump 22 degrees. As noted, contact times typically increase for the step and definitely for the jump as horizontal velocity is lost and vertical velocity increases. As an example, when winning the world title in London TAYLOR produced a vertical jump velocity of over 6m/sec for this phase.

Power – Power is essential for successful triple jumping. It’s needed for run-up speed and for the hop, step and jump. Plyometrics are therefore fundamental. These activities develop what’s known as the stretch-reflex capacity in muscles. Crucial to plyometric training for triple jump is eccentric capacity. Indeed, this could be the most important area of power that needs developing for the triple jumper. An eccentric muscular action is a lengthening one – it happens at the ankle, knee and hip on ground contact for the triple. The various muscles (and other soft tissue) go on stretch to absorb the impact and brake downward force before the energy is fired back via muscle-shortening concentric actions. There are numerous jump and weights exercises that can be used to develop eccentric capacity. 

Weights Weight training is also fundamental for triple jump conditioning. However, its usage must be designed to really complement the other training the athlete is doing. This piece of the training jigsaw must fit with the rest – if not it can disrupt and even reduce development. As I’ve said before, strength for the sake of strength is a red herring for all events and not just the triple jump. Having said this, it is crucial that the jumper learns to handle very heavy weights with good form and with maximum neural commitment if they want to maximise their benefits. This is something that takes time. Something else that takes time is developing the robustness needed to withstand the forces involved in the triple. Bodyweight and lighter weight training, balance and stability work must all form part of the triple jumper’s training, no matter where they are in their event lifecycle. Development must not be rushed with young jumpers and their training must be specific and progressive. Young triple jumpers jump from closer to the pit in their respective age group competitions, however there is an argument that these distances are still too far. Compare what “steps” there are for hurdlers and throwers transitioning through the age groups and you will appreciate what’s being said here. 

Technique A look back at some of the great triple jumpers of the past such as WILLIE BANKS, VICTOR SANEYEV, JONATHAN EDWARDS and TAYLOR on the men’s side and ASHIA HANSEN, CATERINE IBARGUEN and YULIMA ROJAS on the women’s showcases the many technical and style variations within the triple jump.

Let’s pick out some key areas for consideration.

1: Arm action – Computer modelling suggests that a double arm action is superior compared to single arm variants. This applies particularly to male jumpers (see jargon-buster for more).

2: Pawing of the contacts – The foot needs to come back toward the track surface from an extended position, driven initially by the hip, to assist with preserving speed between the phases. The foot must also be held toes up to make strong contacts.

3: Hip drive – At all take-offs, there needs to be a very strong swing and lift of the free leg’s thigh. This will transfer momentum and extend phase length.

4: Dropping the hopping free leg long – From the hip drive from the hop it may be advantageous to drop the free leg down long to increase the control of forward momentum from the take-off and allow for greater range in the hop. This is something all males at least should do. Women’s triple jump technique can be different to men’s for various reasons beyond the scope of this article.

5: Phase ratio – This should be pretty even. The step will be the shorter phase but this needs to be between circa 26-30 per cent of total distance for males and females.

Examples to watch – JONATHAN EDWARDS’ Gothenburg world records – The ultimate skimmer and speed technician, EDWARDS achieved phase distances of 6.05m, 5.22m and 7.05m when he jumped 18.29m. YULIMAR ROJAS – The Venezuelan indoor world record holder (15.43m) keeps it very smooth, with everything going forward. Focus on her step and watch the free leg and arms literally directing her where she needs to go. PEDRO PABLO PICHARDO – The ultimate bouncer! The Portuguese former Cuban showcases the style of his country of birth with slightly higher phase trajectories which also befits his god given springs.
Read More: ASHIA HANSEN’S world record remembered

 Technique jargon-buster Double arm action and single arm action. References the use of the arms during the phases of the jump. For the double arm action both arms are drawn back prior to ground contact and driven through past and forward of the hips. For the single – of which there are variations usually on the hop and jump phases – both arms work independently through the take-off and flight.

 Coach tip Coach form, rhythm and balance over distance initially. From just a few steps place lines on the track leading to the pit that achieve circa 33% distances between the phases and get the young jumper to hit or be near to those lines as they jump. As most coaches will know, a lack of a step phase is the biggest distance killer in young athletes and this drill, if performed regularly from the onset of triple jump training, will start to train out that fault.

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

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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 – 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

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CLUB EMBROIDERED RED HOODIES Currently there are now over 800 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

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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.

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