Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 7 April 2014

Happy Birthday this week to Fayyaz Ahmed, Ben Bellisario, Phillip Crout, Carmen Hogg, Julian Lamy, Phillipa Lowe, Michael Potticary, Ray Powell

For the remaining newsletter information and results

Just to let you know that next week will be the final newsletter I will be producing/issuing.

THE FIRST EASTERN YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE FIXTURE Takes place this Sunday 13 April at Ashton Playing Fields Track, 598 Chigwell Road, Woodford green IG8 8AA. U13, U15 & U17 Men & Women, first field event starts at 11.45am, first track event starts 11.50am. Please use the following link to download the timetable

Note: You will have been notified by your respective Team Manager who will then select the team, if you wish to run in the non-scoring events could you please notify your respective Team Manager.

WATFORD OPEN GRADED MEETING – Takes place this Wednesday 9 April at Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Watford WD25 7HH, nearest large car park if the facility car parks are full is the Leavesden Country Park off College road WD5 0NR (approximately 1100 metres) which is a continuation of Horseshoe Lane. Age-Groups are Under13 up to Veteran Men & Women (Under 13s may only compete in those events allowed by UK Athletics rules). Entry cost is £4 for one event, £6 for two or more events. Entries from 5.30pm, there may be separate desks for different events.

Start times and events 7.00pm 100m, 7.15pm Shot, 7.20pm 400m, 7.40pm 1500m, 7.45pm Long Jump, 8.00pm 200m, 8.20pm 800m, 8.50pm 3000m. Please enter yourself by using the following link to download the on the Day Entry Form, also you can check on any last minute information then select Watford Open Graded Meetings at the top of the page. 

HIGHGATE HARRIERS OPEN MEETING – Takes place this Wednesday 9 April at Parliament Hill Fields and events are for all age-groups including U11s, you can enter online at attached is the information flyer. Entries are taken on the night, but you are strongly advised to enter online as these entrants will be given priority. 

VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MINI MARATHON – Takes place this Sunday 13 April with the majority of our athletes running in the London Borough of Barnet teams. The start location is at Old Billingsgate Market, Lower Thames Street, EC3R 6DX. The first race starts at 8.55am.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION 3 NORTH ROUND 1 Takes place on Saturday 19 April at Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Watford WD25 7HH, Under 17 to Veteran Men & Women, first field event starts at 12.00noon, first track event starts 12.15pm. Please use the following link to download the timetable

Note: This our first season back in the Southern League and are competing as a composite team with Barnet & District. If you wish to compete please contact Ty Holden on 07737 803260 or so do not hesitate as selection will be on a first come, first selected basis.

HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS – These are the dates for the following championships;

MONDAY 5 MAY at Ridlins Wood Athletic Track, Stevenage for the following age-groups. U13 Boys & Girls 100m, 200m, 800m, Sprint Hurdles, HJ, LJ, SP, DT, HT, JT – Veteran Men & Women 100m, 200m, 300m/400m, 800m, 3000m (W), 5000m (M), Sprint Hurdles, 300m/400m  Hurdles HJ, PV, LJ, TJ, SP, DT, HT, JT – All Age-Groups Men & Women (Except U13 Boys & Girls) 1500m. Please Enter Yourself As Entries Close Friday 25 April.

SATURDAY 24 MAY at Woodside Stadium, Watford for the following age-groups. U15 Boys & Girls up to Senior Men & Women Main Championships see attached schedule for all events. There is also the 1500m for U13 Boys & Girls. Please Enter Yourself As Entries Close Sunday 11 May.

SUNDAY 6 JULY at Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead for the following age-groups. U13 Boys & Girls up to Senior Men & Women Pentathlon. There is also the 3000m for U15 Boys & Girls up to Senior Men & Women. Please Enter Yourself As Entries Close Monday 30 June.

THURSDAY 10 JULY at Sandy, Bedfordshire for the following age-groups. U20 Men & Women up to Senior Men & Women 10000m. Entries Are Taken On The Night. 

Attached are the Details for all the Championships, plus the entry form which can be used for the 5 May. 24 May & 6 July Championships. You can also enter online for the 24 May Championships by using this link

MIDDLESEX COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Take place on Saturday 24 May & Sunday 25 May at the Lee Valley Athletic Track for the following age-groups. U13 Boys & Girls up to Senior Men & Women. Attached is the Entry Form, you can also enter online by using this link Please Enter Yourself As Entries Close Friday 9 May.

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED – For the 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea, the ‘Champions’ volunteering programme has been launched with the aim of recruiting up to 1000 volunteers to help deliver the event. As a volunteer you will be given a fantastic experience of being involved in a major international athletics event, as well as receiving some free training depending on your role. The training sessions are likely to take place during the month of July, so please bear this in mind when applying. Swansea 2014 will take place at the Swansea University Sports Village between 18-23 August 2014 and will see around 600 of Europe’s best athletes compete for honours as they make their way towards the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The volunteer programme is open to anyone aged 18 and over and is a fantastic, one-off opportunity to mix with elite sports stars and Paralympians. British Athletics have the opportunity to offer Officials who wish to gain experience at a Major Event in a specialist sport role supporting the National Technical Officials already appointed. To apply for the programme please visit We have been assigned a “code”.  If you are interested in registering to be a Volunteer, please use the below code. By inputting the “code”, you will be flagged to Athletics specific role. Volunteer Group Identification Codes – Please insert the relevant unique recruitment code into the response box for question 9. British Athletics technical volunteers – BASPORT Key criteria Swansea 2014 aims to recruit volunteers who will bring passion, enthusiasm and energy to the Championships, and who meet the following key criteria:

18 years old by 1 January 2014.

Available to volunteer for a minimum of 5 days at the Championships

Eligible to volunteer in the UK according to UK immigration laws.

Able to attend a training/orientation sessions prior to the Championships should it be required.

Agree to, and pass certain security and background checks.

Why volunteer?

The main benefit of volunteering is the chance to play an integral role in one of the key events UK.

The Championships will provide a unique and inspirational setting for volunteers to gain experience and develop their skills.

Note that:

Swansea 2014 will provide volunteers with free meals during their shifts.

Each volunteer will be given an official uniform to wear and will have the opportunity to keep their uniform as a souvenir of their experience and contribution to the Championships.

Accommodation will not be provided.

Every applicant will be expected to go through the full Swansea 2014 recruitment process, which will include completing an application form and attending training events where applicable.

Further information is on the event is also available at

If you have any queries regarding volunteering at Swansea 2014 please email us at 

HOODIES – With over three hundred hoodies already in circulation, this is your opportunity to join the club. They are available to all members who have paid their subscriptions at the subsidised price of £20 + £4 P&P if you require it to be posted to you. The bright red hoody is made to order and has your name embroidered on the front along with the club badge and has the club name on the back.

Let us know the name you want on the front and your chest size. Please e-mail your details to You will be notified when your club hoody has arrived. It will be available for collection from Allianz Park on Tuesday evenings between 18.15 and 20.15. The £20/£24 price is payable either in cash or by way of a cheque made payable to Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers. Please send a cheque to Geoff Morphitis, 55 Lancaster Avenue, Hadley Wood, Barnet, Herts EN4 0ER

RESULTS – I endeavor to publish as many results as possible, as my main source is the power of 10 website. Unfortunately all races do not make the PO10. Therefore feel free to e-mail me the race, date and result if you have it, if not the result there is a good chance I can find it on Google.


Saturday 19 AprilWindsor Open Meeting – Takes place at Thames Valley Athletics Centre, Eton. Entries Closed. 

Monday 21 April – London Inter Club Challenge Round 1 – Lee Valley Athletic Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London N9 0AR. Is free to all members of Shaftesbury, but why not bring a friend and introduce him to athletics (there is a charge of £2 per event for non-members). Registration opens at 11.00am, and closes 30 minutes before the published start time. All events are for both male and female age-groups unless stated. Both track and field events commence at 12 noon. Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and register. 

Sunday 27 April – UK Youth Development League Upper Age-Group Southern Premier Round 1 – Sportspark, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, Under 17 and Under 20 Men & Women. First field event starts at 10.15am and first track event starts at 11.00am. Please use the following link to download the timetable

Note: You will have been notified by your respective Team Manager who will then select the team.


The Flitwick 10K (Road) took place on 6 April

JAMAL LEWIS U17 1st (27.44) although due to a serious traffic accident the race was shortened to approximately 5.6 miles

The Brighton 10K (Road) took place on 6 April

RACHEL FELTON 17th (35.08)

The Hercules Wimbledon Open Meeting took place in Wimbledon on 6 April

100m – Race 1 ZANSON PLUMMER U20 1st (SB 11.00) which ranks him UK No.2 U20 in 2014

200m – Race 1 ZANSON PLUMMER U20 1st (SB 22.72)

The Bedfordshire Open Meeting took place in Sandy on 5 April

200m – Race SX8 BEN BELLISARIO U13 2nd (PB 32.5)

110m Hurdles – MATTHEW HALL U20 2nd (PB 17.8)

High Jump – Under 17 BEN BELLISARIO U13 5th (PB 1.35m), Under 20 MATTHEW LALLY U20 3rd (1.90m)

Pole Vault – MATTHEW HALL U20 4th (2.40m) 

The Florida Relays took place in Gainsville, Florida U.S.A on 3-5 April

400m GEMMA NICOL 3rd (SB 53.49) which ranks her UK No.10 in 2014

Triple Jump KEMI OLONADE U23 (University of Southern California) 13th (12.47m)

The Stanford Invitational took place in Stanford, California U.S.A on 4-5 April

1500m JAKE SHELLEY (New Mexico University) 8th (PB 3:45.74) taking .28 of a second off his 2012 time,

5000mBETH POTTER 12th (PB 15:45.88) taking 5.61 seconds off her 2013 time, which ranks her UK No.4 in 2014

The Sam Howell Invitational took place in Princeton, New Jersey U.S.A on 4-5 April

1500m LIZZIE BIRD U23 (Princeton University) 7th (SB 4:29.07) which ranks her UK No.7 U23 in 2014

The National Women’s Road Relays (6 Stages) took place in Sutton Park, Birmingham on 5 April

1st Aldershot, Farnham & District (1:27.00), 2nd Swansea Harriers (1:29.28), 3rd Bristol & West (1:32.03)

The Lee Valley Open Meeting took place on 30 March

60m – Race 1.1 SOPHIA TAGLIA U15 2nd (PB 8.65) taking .13 of a second off her February time, Race 1.3 JODY WALKER-PAYNE U13 2nd (PB 8.77) taking .48 of a second off her January time, Race 2.1 SOPHIA finished 3rd (8.70) and JODY finished 5th (8.79)

200m – Race 1 SOPHIA TAGLIA U15 2nd (PB 29.05) taking .13 of a second off her February time

800m – Under 15 Boys RUFUS KENT U15 5th (PB 2:21.87) taking 2.22 seconds off his March time, Under 15 Girls SCARLETT KENT U13 1st (PB 2:40.28) taking 18.77 seconds off her 2013 time

The Serpentine 5K (Road) took place in Hyde Park on 28 March

WILL RYLE-HODGES U23 3rd (15.28)

The San Francisco 14K (Road) took place on 16 March

EMILY FERENCZI 15th (47.17) 


5 April – OAK HILLGEORGE GROOM U15 1st (17.13), STUART SINGER V50 8th (20.32), SOPHIE BOWEN U17 11th (New PB 20.54), MARIE SATO U15 14th (21.14), NICOLE BOWEN U13 15th (21.30)

5 April – BUSHEYJAMES SOTHCOTT U20 18th (18.09)

5 April – GLADSTONEHARSHIL JOSHI U20 12th (20.04)

5 April – HAMPSTEAD HEATHKAYLA MICHEL U15 70th (24.38)

5 April – POOLEMELISSA COURTNEY U23 10th (New PB 16.49)



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.

Please click on the link to access the SBH Website  If you view the News section then Club News, you will find the current and previously issued newsletters. Also there is Indoor News which also has the current and previously issued newsletters. We would welcome any comments you may have on the website.

This is the link to the London Athletics website, which contains useful information

England Athletics London Region and the Saracens Foundation have appointed JARED KEELY as the Urban Athletics Activator for the London Borough of Barnet. JARED is based at Allianz Park and can be contacted on 020-3675-7243 or by email on

ALLIANZ PARK Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7200, then press 4 for Athletics.