Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 3 September 2020

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 3 September to Adam Cahn, Nicole Cara, Danny Digweed, Amy Fry, Jessica Gibbs, Ross Hajipanayi, Dylan Hammond, Philippa Harrison, Talia Hart, Finn Harvey, Jemima Hobbs, Jessica Hurley, Eddie King, Yeshaya Klein, Lucy Koenigsberger, Richard Kurtz, Confidence Lawson, Dovi Levin, Jake Lovell, Theo Machin-Paley, David McKenzie, Kris Robertson and Nathan Thomas

RECENT NEW MEMBER We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to JESSICA GIBBS

BRITISH ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Friday 4 September and Saturday 5 September at the Manchester Regional Arena behind closed doors, we will have many athletes wearing the Black and White stripes. The event will be televised on BBC2 on Friday 18.00-21.00 and Saturday on BBC1 13.15-16.30.

SBH RELAYS AND HURDLES MEETING – Takes place on Saturday 5 September at Lee Valley. We are promoting the “Club Connect 4x100m Relays” for Under 13, 15, 17 & 20 Men & Women.

SBH U20, SENIOR AND MASTERS OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Sunday 6 September at Lee Valley. The events are 100m, 400m, 3000m, Sprint Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot and Discus. Online Entries via Opentrack. The final list of events will depend on the terms we can agree with LVAC in order to comply with their Covid-19 requirements.In addition U17s can enter the 100m, 400m, 800m and 3000m. If you want to compete, can you please enter ASAP by clicking on the link below. The cost is £4 per event. Due to Covid-19 restrictions you can only enter 1 event. Sunday – please enter ASAP as we expect demand to be very high and numbers are limited.

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.

BOURNEMOUTH THROWS INVITATION TRIAL EVENT Took place at Bournemouth on 30 August.
Discus 2kg – SM A NICK PERCY 1st (61.57m), B NICK finished 1st (59.87m)

CHARNWOOD AUGUST OPEN Took place at Loughborough on 30 August.
100mU17X 8 OBINNA NWOKEJI U13 (2nd Claim) 1st (13.16 w-0.2), 10 EBUKA NWOKEJI U15 (2nd Claim) 2nd (12.58 w-0.4)
200mU17X 4 EBUKA NWOKEJI U15 (2nd Claim) 1st (PB 25.53 w0.7) taking .40 of a second off his 22 August time, OBINNA NWOKEJI U13 (2nd Claim) 1st (PB 27.19 w0.7) taking .59 of a second off his 22 August time, and is ranked UK No.5 U13 in 2020
300mU17X 4 MANON BAINES U17 3rd (PB 43.15) taking .10 of a second off his 2019 time
400mSX 2 SOPHIE FORBES-LAIRD U17 3rd (60.17)
800m SX 2 NIALL CARNEY 2nd (PB 2:01.96) taking 4.04 seconds off his 2015 time
High JumpU17W KACEY WALTERS U17 1st (SB 1.68m) adding 3cm to her 25 January height, and is ranked UK No.6 U17 in 2020
Discus 1kgSW A JADE LALLY 1st (58.39m), SHADINE DUQUEMIN 3rd (53.05m) 

SOUTH OF ENGLAND COVID GAMES Took place at Chelmsford on 29-30 August.
100mU15B H6 MALACHI AMADI U15 1st (11.39 w2.7), in Semi-Final 1 MALACHI finished 1st (11.20 w5.0), in the Final MALACHI won the Gold Medal (11.23 w2.0)
100mU17M H3 BRADLEY UKPETENAN U17 3rd (SB 11.61 w1.6) taking .21 of a second off his 1 August time, H4 NICHOLAS SAVVA U17 3rd (SB 11.72 w2.8) taking .25 of a second off his 1 August time
100mU20W H3 MARLI JESSOP U20 3rd (SB 12.69 w-2.5)
100mSM H3 CHARLIE DOBSON U23 (HCA) 1st (PB 10.12 w4.4) equalling his 23 August time, H4 NENGI OSSAI V45 1st (SB 11.22 w3.8) taking .15 of a second off his 18 August time, in Semi-Final 2 NENGI finished 6th (11.29 w3.6)
100mSW H1 REBECCA JEGGO U23 (HCA) 2nd (11.71 w2.8)
300mU15B H4 ZICO JONES U15 1st (37.97), in the Final ZICO won the Gold Medal (37.78)
300mU15G H2 LOLA MCCANN-EZEKIEL U15 1st (44.96), H3 LUCY MARCUS U15 6th (49.04)
400mU17M H1 GILAD NACHSHEN U17 3rd (SB 54.00)
400mSM H1 COLUMBA BLANGO T20/F20 2nd (51.62), in the Final COLUMBA won the Bronze Medal (55.23)
400mSW H1 HAYLEY MCLEAN 1st (55.71), ALEXA EICHELMAN U23 6th (PB 64.03) taking .41 of a second off her 2 August time, in the Final HAYLEY won the Gold Medal (56.81)
Long JumpU17M Straight Final ARUN YAVUZ U17 (2nd Claim) 11th (SB 6.12m w3.6) adding 46cm to his 25 January jump
Long JumpU20M Straight Final JAMI SCHLUETER U20 won the Bronze Medal (SB 6.96m w4.8) adding 6cm to his 9 August jump, CHARLIE KNOTT U20 8th (SB 6.16m w2.0)
Long JumpSM Straight Final PAUL OGUN (HCA) won the Silver Medal (6.98m w2.4)
Long JumpSW Straight Final ALEXA EICHELMAN U23 won the Bronze Medal (SB 5.03m w2.7) adding 24cm to her 5 January jump
Shot 5kgU17M Straight Final JAMES ISAACS U17 won the Bronze Medal (13.60m)
Discus 1kgU17W Straight Final KATIE WEBB U17 5th (SB 34.36m) and is ranked UK No.9 U17 in 2020
Discus 1.5kgU17M Straight Final GABRIEL LAMB U17 4th (PB 44.25m) adding 2.29m to his 9 August throw, and is ranked UK No.5 U17 in 2020, JAMES ISAACS U17 5th (PB 44.03m) adding 2.95m to his 11 July throw, and is ranked UK No.7 U17 in 2020
Discus 1.75kgU20M Straight Final JAMI SCHLUETER U20 won the Silver Medal (PB 40.06m), OLIVER GRAHAM U20 4th (38.35m)
Discus 2kgSM Straight Final NICK PERCY won the Gold Medal (58.94m) 

4J STUDIOS OPEN SERIES 4 Took place at Meadowmill on 29 August.
100mSX 1 KRISHAWN AIKEN 1st (SB 10.74 w2.1)
High Jump SX A LEWIS MCGUIRE 1st (2.06m)

BACK TO TRACK 200 Took place at Darlington on 29 August.
Shot 7.26kgSM F SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 1st (19.50m)

BMC GOLD STANDARD RACES Took place at Lee Valley on 29 August.
800m – U13G A DINA SILVERMAN U13 1st (2:26.58)
800m – Men’s B LIAM DEE 5th (SB 1:54.80), D JUDE MIRANDA U20 7th (2:04.93)
800m – Women’s C JOANNE MIRANDA U17 5th (2:19.39), SCARLETT KENT U20 8th (2:22.38)
1500m – Women’s C RUBY VINTON U15 4th (SB 4:45.98)
3000m – Men’s A HENRY MCLUCKIE U20 1st (PB 8:15.91) taking 2.01 seconds off his 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2020, DYLAN EVANS 4th (PB 8:22.34) taking 3.66 seconds off his 12 August time, PHILLIP CROUT 5th (SB 8:26.03), B TOM BUTLER U23 1st (SB 8:28.92)

FOLKSAM GRAND PRIX Took place at Goteburg, Sweden on 29 August.
400m Hurdles – SW LINA NIELSON 2nd (57.61)

HARROW 800m AND 1500m RACE NIGHT Took place at Harrow on 27 August.
800m – SX 12 FINN HARVEYU20 1st (SB 1:57.4)

HERCULES WIMBLEDON 3K NIGHT Took place at Wimbledon on 26 August.
3000m – SX 8 ALEXANDER LEPRETRE (HCA) 3rd (PB 8:18.9) taking 2.72 seconds off his 2018 time 

MEMORIAL JOSEFA SECKARE Took place at Brno, Czech Republic on 25 August.
100m – SM H2 OJIE EDOBURUN 2nd (SB 10.40 w0.8) taking .10 of a second off his 16 August time, Final OJIE EDOBURUN 2nd (SB 10.39 w0.8) taking .01 of a second off his H2 time, and is ranked UK No.7 in 2020 

BMC GOLD STANDARD Took place at Stretford on 25 August.
800m – Women A ELLIE BAKER U23 2nd (2:04.62)
1500m – Men A MARK PEARCE 2nd (PB 3:45.76) taking 1.90 seconds off his 2019 time
1500m – Women A LIZZIE BIRD 3rd (4:17.84)

JERSEY SPARTAN OPEN SUMMER SERIES Took place at St Clement on 25 August.
100m – U20W LUCY WOODWARD U20 3rd (PB 13.5 w-2.5) taking .30 off a second off her 2017 time

ENGLAND ATHLETICS/ECCA/AREA LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY UPDATE The following was published by England Athletics on 28 August 2020.
England Athletics is pleased to announce that we have begun making steps towards a restricted return to Cross Country competition. On the 27 August 2020 we held a meeting with the Cross Country community, including the ECCA, the areas, and some league organisers to agree on the following proposed timeline for a return to Cross Country Competition:
Mid-September to mid-October – Pilot XC Competitions
5 October – Licence application process opens
17 October – Licensed Cross Country competition can resume
These dates are provisional and will be adapted if necessary, with any additional Government guidance that is issued.
Cross Country competition will be unable to resume in the traditional format, adaptations will have to be made based on the current circumstances regarding the virus. However, England Athletics believe this is an exciting step forward for the Cross-Country community and we are currently working on guidance with the named organisations to support competition providers in providing a safe return to adapted cross country competition.
We are aiming for a version of the guidance to be published for competition organisers on W/C 14 September 2020. It will be the decision of the competition provider whether they will host competitions given the restrictions within the guidance. The 2020/21 XC fixture dates are below. All cross-country dates will remain ring fenced until further notice. Due to the licensing timeline above all have agreed the first league fixture date in October will be cancelled. All licensed competitions will be published on the England Athletics website when licensing opens.

Cross Country fixture lists subject to change and race formats to be confirmed subject to guidance.
10 October League 1 Cancelled, 17 October Area XC Relays tbc, 31 October ECCA XC Relays, 7 November League 2, 28 November UK Cross Challenge & European Trials, 5 December League 3, 13 December European XC, Ireland, 9 January County XC Champs, 6 January League 4, 13 February League 5, 20 February CAU IC XC & World Trials, 6 March ECCA National XC, 13 March League 6, 20 March World XC Champs, Australia, 20 March English Schools XC Champs, 27 March SIAB Schools International.
All fixtures are subject to confirmation by event organisers and subject to government guidance updates.

2020/2021 METROPOLITAN LEAGUE UPDATE – The fixtures are as follows 10 October at Hainault, 7 November at Welwyn, 5 December at Alexandra Palace, 16 January at Ruislip, 13 February at Trent Park. We have been advised that the first 3 fixtures have now been Cancelled, and a decision later this year on how the fixtures will be restructured.

2020/2021 NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE UPDATE – The fixtures are as follows 28 September at Horsenden Hill, 24 October at Kingsbury and 21 November at Trent Park have been Cancelled. Brian Fowler will advise us later in the year how 2020/2021 fixtures will be restructured.

THE ATHLETICS LANDSCAPE The following was written by TOM MCNAB, which he completed on 1 January 2020. This is Part 2 of 3.
What follows is my attempt to deal with some of the issues which I believe that athletics has to address, if we are to advance in the coming century.  Much of it based on personal experience, starting from the point when I first entered the sport. This is because many of our present problems have historical origins, and may thus have lessons for us.  To make them more digestible, I have presented them in a question/answer format.

Q What were attendances at major meets like in this period?
A In the immediate post-war period, massive- we had sixty thousand every year at the Ranger’s Sports, simply to watch a meeting consisting mainly of handicap events. And it was the same down South, big crowds at the White City for GB matches- the 1954 CHATAWAY-KUTS 5000m. race in October 1954 saw thousands shut out of the White City. And the BBC TV coverage was outstanding, with DAVID COLEMAN arriving in the second half of the decade.
Q So it was boom-time?
A Yes, but it had tapered off badly by the late 1960s. By 1970 the AAA Championships attracted less than 5000 spectators to White City, and it was because of that I got my first chance as a meet-promoter, when it was moved to Crystal Palace. To put it simply, the AAA asked me to fill the house.
Q But you had no experience in that kind of work.
A No, but I soon had athletes high jumping off concrete in demonstrations the City of London, and for the first time I had athletes like DAVE BEDFORD giving pre- championships interviews-anything that I could think up. The result was 15,000 spectators in an arena that was only built for twelve thousand. I well remember BRUCE TULLOH cursing me because he said that he had been forced to climb up a tree to watch. I never really believed that.
Q And this was the period when event-specialisation began.
A Yes- I had already started with decathlon, but we decided to divide the events amongst the National Coaches, with funding now beginning to come in from Five Star. It was obvious that we were never going to be able to provide even a small band of exceptional athletes with local coaching, so we pulled them in, to national courses.
Q Was there no opposition to this from the voluntary sector?
A No, none. Our coaches knew that everything that we were learning had always been ploughed back into coach education, and I don’t remember a single problem in that regard.
Q Sounds like a Golden Age.
A No, it was not. For, though the British Amateur Athletic Association had taken over the work of the National Coaches in 1973, there was no Dyson-type Director.
The National Coaches therefore lacked leadership, and I have no recollection of any advice ever given to me by any senior colleague. Earlier, in 1968, when a group of us were to attend the Mexico Olympics, I had proposed that we return with an Olympic Technical Report, to present to the voluntary sector. But we received no official support, and I secured sponsorship from Adidas and had it privately published. There was still a divide between the Blazerati and professionals.
Q What was the composition of the clubs in the 1970s?
A First, there were now fewer women’s clubs. But in all clubs the main entry-point was about fifteen, early developers who had already demonstrated ability at school. And high percentages of them went on to senior athletics. This was a golden period for British athletics, the era of BEDFORD, COE and OVETT, with a host of big events at Crystal Palace, which had now been expanded by the addition of another stand.
Q But none of this was the direct product of any central planning?
A At best, partially. The work of the National Coaches was random, chaotic, particularly outside of the South, with coaches taking sessions at schools and clubs, whoever would hire them, yearly covering tens of thousands of miles to no great purpose. And without a shred of in-service training.
Q So what informed the national coach education-programmes?
A Essentially the experience of each National Coach, which varied immensely from event to event. We had no agreed policy on each event, no syllabus- it was all up to the individual National Coach. The only central points were the National Coaches’ event-booklets, which were excellent for their time. But in essence, there was no structure to coach education.
Q But were still experiencing success at international level?
A Yes, chaotically, the product of random athlete-coach links, though event-specialisation had begun to cut down the odds.
Q And from 1952 onwards the East European bloc had put up legions of state-aided athletes, to make success even more difficult?
A Yes, and from 1968 onwards their state-aided drug-programmes.
Q Was there no attempt from our national or international governing bodies to deal with these clear breaches of the rules?
A None. No more than there had been in 1920 when the USA had first introduced college athletics scholarships, in clear breach of amateur rules. No more than the IAAF or the AAA had protested in the 1930s, when the Nazis had denied opportunity to Jewish athletes. Indeed, when an Olympic boycott was proposed in 1936, the AAA voted 99-1 to go to Berlin!
And yet the IAAF handbook contained reams of detailed material on the amateur definition, even to the point of discussion of the life-expectancy of prizes. This in a world of college scholarships and brown paper envelopes, soon to see the creation of state-aided athletes. There was always a massive gap between official rhetoric and what was happening on the ground.
Q What was the extent of drug-taking in the United Kingdom?
A We will never really know, but my feeling is that it followed the general pattern of the sport, existing in patches, particularly in the throws in the early 70s. My only insight came in a discussion with a leading official of the 1980s, who let slip that with an official, ANDY NORMAN, and a leading National Coach, he had negotiated the purchase of anabolic steroids from Holland.
Q NORMAN was a leading figure in this period, was he not?
A I knew ANDY NORMAN as the Southern Coaching Secretary, where he was outstanding. He then moved on to being the bagman/ fixer for the BAAB, doing the dirty work that they wished to avoid. This meant dishing out cash at our big meetings, and acting as an agent for leading British athletes in Europe. And it almost certainly also involved breaking drug-regulations, no question of that. We will never know the true extent of this activity, or the involvement of the BAAB. But Andy was central to the final removal of the amateur rules in 1982, and should always be remembered for that.
Q Were there any change in the National Coaching personnel?
A Yes, in 1972 WILF PAISH was given the task of testing a potential National Coach who did not have the necessary Senior Coach qualifications. He returned to tell us that there had been little point in examining him, since the applicant had never coached. There was, in effect, nothing to test. He was told to go back and examine him again. Not surprisingly, WILF came back with the same result.
Q And did he become a National Coach?
A Yes. It was FRANK DICK. I now see that this was the beginning of the process of coaching becoming an academic study. It co-incided with Physical Education assuming degree-status.
Q Did you stay involved after 1978?
A It was a way of life for me, and I spent the 1978-81 period working on “Chariots of Fire “, and on my first novel “Flanagan’s Run”. And in working with regional and national Sports Councils and the IAAF. 1981 saw a massive breakthrough, in CHRIS BRASHER’S London Marathon. This triggered off an explosion in running for fitness.  Alas, it caused confusion within Sports Council, who were only geared to dealing with governing bodies, but wanted to be in some way associated with this mass movement. So they formed a governing body, the National Jogging Association, and parked their Secretary in a posh London office.
Q And who was this Secretary?
A Me! But they offered me neither cash, nor any support-services, so after a few months I resigned.
Q But what about our clubs?
A They had no initial interest in this sudden flood of fitness-runners, and offered them no support. The governing body’s only contribution to the national running boom came from the head of women’s athletics, MAREA HARTMAN. She proposed that any professional footballer, running for charity, should operate from a different starting-line from the amateurs!
Q But that attitude soon changed.
A Yes, first because our governing bodies wanted to be on the same page as their funding-agencies, the Sports Councils. Second, because the registration of 1600 clubs and hundreds of thousands of their members meant a massive rise in governing body income.
Q What was your experience of Sports Councils during your period as National Coach?
A I was chairman of the British Association of National Coaches in 1965-1978, and was involved with them during that period. And after that I worked for and with my regional and national councils for over two decades.
Sports Councils were set up in the post-war period by governments as agencies to deliver them a link with sport. This was naïve, because few of their officers brought to their Councils any level of practical experience in running clubs or coaching. Consequently, they have rarely showed much rigour in judging how public money was being spent. And our Ministers of Sport have never been politicians of any weight or substance.
Q And so much taxpayers’ money was being wasted?
A Yes, at least until 1996, when UK Sport took on the task of deploying Lottery- cash to secure Olympic medals, over twenty years ago. That worked, because there was now clear means of judging success. We now have what is probably the best agency on earth for securing Olympic medals, and have gone from sixteenth to second in the rankings during that period.
Q And, looking back, how do you view your time as National Coach?
A I see now that my governing body was totally unfit to run a group of men dedicated to serving and developing a national coaching scheme. At no point was there any in-service training, at no point was there any man to man discussion of our roles or our future in the sport. At no time in fourteen years was there a single question addressed to me about my family or personal life. These men were mediocrities, totally unfit to run professional staff or a governing body.
Q But you stayed involved in athletics, and in sport?
A Yes, initially indirectly through “Chariots of Fire”, then through novels like “Flanagan’s Run”. Then I became Olympic Bobsleigh Coach in 1980, and coached the first two English World Cup Rugby teams, under Geoff Cooke, in 1987 and 1991.
Q What was your next project?
A The creation, in 1989, of an athletics club in my home town of St. Albans. I had been running Saturday athletics sessions for around a hundred children in the 10-13 area for a couple of years, and decided to form a club.
Q And?
A I was engulfed!  Because I had been naïve, and though I broke the group down into two one-hour squads and brought in paid coaches, I struggled.
Q What about the regional governing body, and the local Sports Council?
A I am still waiting to hear from them! But I did manage to secure £10k. in sponsorship for each of the next five years from GODFREY DAVIS, a local car company and my local authority. Alas, my county athletics association were less helpful- they voted 11-3 to keep us out of athletics.
Q Was any reason ever given?
A None. But to add to this, several of my parents reported to me that they had experienced hostility from county officials, with hints that a large volume of club- cash, as much as £70,000, was being concealed from them.
Q Welcome back to athletics!
A All of this hostility was driven by self-interest, the fact that a source of talent was now being withdrawn from them. It was very sad.
Q And you say you worked with the IAAF?
A Initially, to try to promote the introduction of women’s hammer and pole vault. At that time, the IAAF operated from a tatty little office in Putney. At a meeting with their CEO, his only suggestion was that they provide me with a dozen four kilo hammers! I managed to get the two vault/ hammer events moving through the Master’s set-up, then through exhibition-events, all through ANDY NORMAN.
Q Did you conduct courses for the IAAF?
A I led on several, all over the world. All of them had one thing in common; that no prior attempt had been made to check out their national needs. Thus, the technical level of the coaches deployed was always much too high. And no attempt was made to secure any report on the state of athletics in each nation. In short, these were box-ticking exercises.
Q But it is surely difficult for the IAAF to make any long-term impact upon individual nations?
A Of course it is, but in the final quarter of the century through support for regional championships and age-group events, and the creation of the Diamond League, they have been much more proactive and relevant.
It is very difficult for any central agency to have much impact upon the development of the sport in nations with such diverse sports and political structures, many of them corrupt. And the IAAF suffer from the same ailment as we do, a lack of employees with any successful experience at the pit-face. But what they have succeeded in doing, under COE, is taking the lead on doping by banishing the Russians- I don’t think that he has been given sufficient credit for this.

UPDATE ON PROCEDURES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK FROM JEREMY SOTHCOTTWhich is now open to SBH members subject to the conditions below.
We have now negotiated the use of some Track & Field facilities with Saracens compliant with current guidance issued by the UK Government and England Athletics.
At the present time, the track & field groups will be limited to a maximum of five ‘Competing Club Athletes’ and one coach for each session e.g. 5 athletes on track and 5 athletes at the throws area.
Athletes should have their own implements. However, one implement of each weight will be left in the SBH store beside the sanitising equipment. Arrangements will have to be made in advance with TY HOLDEN.
Following Government Guidelines up to 5 athletes with a suitably qualified coach can now undertake Jumps training utilising jump beds and sand pits. We have updated our guidance documents, based on information and advice from our partners and government, to include guidance specific to Jumps areas (such as Cleaning requirements before, during and after sessions). Athletes, coaches, clubs and venues must follow the latest guidance – please read our updated guidance documents at: 👉
The indoor track and the clubhouse gymnasium cannot be used.
Athletes invited to train by their coach must be sent the attached Allianz Park Track & Field Agreement in advance of starting training at Allianz Park. The athlete and parent (if under 16) to sign and return to me and TY before they can train.  Athletes should meet their coach promptly at their booking time outside the SBH Clubhouse where they will be asked to confirm that they do not have, and that no one in their household has, (or has had within the last 14 days) any of the symptoms of COVID-19.
The athletes will then be escorted using social distancing (2 metres) into the SBH Clubhouse to sign the attendance record with times in and out of the stadium (black A4 folder on photocopier).  There is also some hand sanitiser on the table for use. Athletes must follow the instructions of the coach and observe social distancing during warm-up, the session and cool down.
Stadium Booking details
Please let me and TY know the names of the athletes and your preferred time slots for the following week (Monday to Sunday) before 6pm on the Saturday. We will confirm the availability and distribute the schedule to Saracens and to all coaches.
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
All 1 hour 35 minute slots (Saturday & Sunday – last slot finishes at 7.20)
9.00 – 10.35, 10.45 – 12.20, 12.30 – 2.05, 2.15 – 3.50, 4.00 – 5.35, 5.45 – 7.20, 7.30 – 9.00
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
There are 3 x 1 hour 35 minute slots and 7 x shorter 50 minute slots
9.15 – 10.50, 11.00 – 11.50, 12.00 – 12.50, 1.00 – 1.50, 2.00 – 2.50, 3.00 – 3.50, 4.00 – 4.50, 5.00 – 5.50, 6.00 – 7.25, 7.35 – 9.00
There is a 10 minute gap between each session for transitioning.
If you haven’t got a key fob for gaining access through the clubhouse, then please contact GEOFF MORPHITIS Mobile: 07976 994302 who will arrange to issue one to you. Please do not enter the clubhouse until the coach/athletes from the previous session exit.  No parents will be permitted to enter the stadium unless there is a child protection issue i.e. one coach and one athlete aged under 18.
There is a single disabled toilet (unisex) that can be used within the indoor area.
When going in and out of the Clubhouse from the carpark please make sure the door handle is left in the upward locked position at all times.
Link to the SBH Athlete and Coach Track & Field Training Agreement, which will sent to all participating athletes, and then to be returned signed by the athlete and parent – SBH – Allianz Park Track & Field Areement During Lockdown Period
Please let me know if you have any questions – JEREMY SOTHCOTT Mobile: 07764 621424 email

ENGLAND ATHLETICS CORONAVIRUS HELP FOR ATHLETES Many thanks to TUNJI who as reported on the 19 March newsletter is the father of NIAH AKINTOKUN. 
In these unprecedented times, I wanted to draw the club’s attention to some of the great resources available online. England Athletics is expanding its campaign to support Athletics and Running for everyone @home, with a focus on ‘Running @home’ support and advice. The homepage can be accessed here
There are many webinars, interviews and tips from top coaches and athletes on how to stay conditioned and focused.
In addition, there are some fantastic videos for 4-11yr olds on the Funetics webpage put together in conjunction with England Athletics.  The videos demonstrate parents and children (aged 4-11) taking part in FUN activities based on fundamental core movement skills: running, jumping and throwing. Funetics is a programme that has been designed to reflect the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2. At this time when our children are currently schooling at home, we hope that these video activities will support the need for education to continue at home.  You can access the videos here   TUNJI AKINTOKUN MBE – Non Executive Director, England Athletics

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Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the Allianz Park stadium – Membership details and Form can be either printed or downloaded
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PARKRUN 5K RESULTS – Currently Suspended

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.

UPCOMING SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS FIXTURES AND OTHER FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS – Currently there is a small number of fixtures planned to commence from Saturday 1 August, details to be  published on the current status in the 23 July SBH Newsletter.

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 used. 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

ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7250.

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – Currently the stadium is open for limited use.