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SBH Weekly Newsletter Track and Field, Road W/C 8 April 2013by: Alan Weller
9th Apr 2013 17:07:45
Hi All,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY this week to Fayaz Ahmed, Ben Bellisario, Carmen Hogg, Kevin Kapapiro, Julian Lamy, Dereece O’Callaghan, Michael Potticary, Ray Powell.

SUMMER FIXTURE CARD following the issue recently, can I request you download it please for future reference.

VETERANS TRACK AND FIELD LEAGUE over the past weeks we have been in discussion with Barnet and District AC with a view of forming a composite team. We reached a successful conclusion and will be competing in the Southern Counties Veteran League, Herts and North Middlesex Division.

All matches are on a Monday Evening, with the first fixture on 29 April at Lee Valley. The remaining fixtures are 20 May at Lee Valley, 10 June at Lee Valley and 8 July at Hemel Hempstead.

Age Groups are Men and Women 35-49 2 competitors in all running events, 1 per event in walk and field events, 50-59 1 competitor in all events, 60+ 1 competitor in selected events, to be decided in each division.

Timetable for Match 1 on Monday 29th April – 18.30pm Discus Women (A,50+,60+) and Shot Men (60+), 18.40pm 100m Men (A,B,50+,60+), 19.00pm 100m Women (A,B,50+,60+) and Shot Men (50+), 19.20pm 2000m Walk Men & Women (A,50+), 19.30pm High Jump Women (A,50+) and Shot Men (A), 19.35pm Discus Men (50+), 19.45pm 400m Men (A,B,50+) and Long Jump Men (A,50+,60+), 20.00pm 400m Women (A,B,50+), 20.00pm Discus Men (A), 20.10pm 1500m Men (A,B,50+,60+), 20.30pm 1500m Women (A,B,50+,60+), 20.45pm 4 x 100m Relay Men, 20.55pm 4 x 100m Relay Women. Non-Scoring and Guest runners allowed.

High Jump Women: start height - 80cm then 90cm, 1m, 1.05m etc.

Our contact is Clyde Gordon, I know following last year’s Olympic Games success, you now have the opportunity of putting our Veteran Athletes into the limelight. Please e-mail Clyde at

EXCELLENT PEFORMANCES AT WATFORD the first Watford Open took place last Wednesday, with 14 Shaftesbury runners competing. There were outstanding performances from recent new member GEORGE GROOM U15 running 59.76 in the 400m which ranks him No.8 UK U15 in 2013. MELISSA COURTNEY U23 decimated her PB in the 3000m running 9:37.39 which ranks her No.3 UK U23 in 2013. Finally SABRINA BAKARE U20 ran 25.12 in the 200m which puts her just outside the UK top ten in 12th place. See results below which some outstanding performances from our Young Athletes and Juniors.

NATIONAL ROAD RELAYS best wishes to our Men’s and Women’s teams who will competing this Saturday at Sutton Park, Birmingham, then on Sunday it is the turn of our Young Athletes. It has been announced that the Southern Championships will also be incorporated within the National Championships.

UPDATE ON LONDON MINI MARATHON congratulations to ELLA COHEN U13 who has been selected to represent the London Borough of Brent. Also ELEANOR HUNT U20 has been selected for the East Regional team.

JULIAN GOATER following the issue of his book ‘The Art of Running Faster’, he will be presenting a free online seminar on Wednesday 10 April. The presentation will be available for download from the Human Kinetics website shortly after the event.

CROSS COUNTRY TOP 15 RANKINGS Athletics Weekly have just published their rankings for 2012-2013, which featured two Shaftesbury athletes - BETH POTTER Scottish Champion had a solid season, especially in the McCain X/C Challenge races, also third in the British University Championships, placed her 9th place Senior Woman. MICHAEL CALLEGARI following his National runner-up position, and third in the Southern Championships, placed him 5th place Under 20 Man.

Also mentioned, but not ranked was LIZZIE BIRD Under 20 Women, who was 8th at Sunderland.
ENGLAND ATHLETICS FEE as from the 1 April it is your responsibility to pay the annual fee of £10. All matters concerning EA are being discussed again at the next Shaftesbury council meeting on Monday 15 April. The deadline for the payment of the EA fee is 30 June, so no one needs to panic. All members are registered and have a competition number, the only missing part is the payment of the fee. In the meantime, if you want, you can send a cheque for £10 made payable to England Athletics, which we will forward to EA on your behalf. Cheques to be sent to Geoff Morphitis, 55 Lancaster Avenue, Hadley Wood, Barnet, Herts EN4 0ER.
PAUL SIMONS we have considered this as very worthwhile. Paul sent the following, I am raising money for the charity BLISS ( PREMATURE BABIES ) which is close to my heart as my son ALFIE now 6 was born 6 weeks premature but is doing fine now if people would like to sponsor me they can donate at .I am doing 3 marathons on 3 consecutive weekends starting with the BRIGHTON MARATHON 14TH APRIL,LONDON 21ST APRIL,MANCHESTER 28TH APRIL.Many Thanks,PAUL SIMONS.
CURRENT SBH MEMBERSHIP of which unfortunately about 60% are not regularly active year on year. The membership stands at 621, which include 427 Men and 194 Women. The breakdown is as follows MEN U11 – 3, U13 – 22, U15 – 37, U17 – 45, U20 – 66, Senior – 155, Supporters – 99. WOMEN U11 – 5, U13 – 16, U15 – 19, U17 – 24, U20 – 28, Senior – 80, Supporters – 22

THE GEOFF HARROLD 10K MEMORIAL CUP will take place this year on Sunday 12 May at Lee Valley. There will be a 5K combined Men and Women’s race this year for the first time. The 5K race starts at 10.30am and the 10K race starts at 11.15am. Information and entry form attached.

WATFORD OPEN GRADED MEETINGS if you intend in competing in any of the 'Discus, Javelin and Hammer' events, you must Pre-Enter prior to the fixture. To access the entry form please use this link then select ‘Enter Site’, then ‘Watford Open Graded Meetings’ on this page you can print the pre-entries form.

”LONDON MINI MARATHON” - For those who are helping as volunteers on the day with Nadeem - We now have all the volunteers 85 required. Therefore, please only turn up to help as a volunteer if Nadeem has confirmed you are on the list as a marshal for the event.

Please remember, you will need to arrive nice & early at Old Billingsgate for 6.30am so that your Area Team Leader can distribute your kit and give you a final briefing to the roles you will be responsible for on the day. Tea, coffee and pastries will be provided for us from 6.45am onwards. Please note, if you are travelling by car, you cannot park on the course, or at Old Billingsgate itself. It is recommended that you park on Great Tower Street or Eastcheap and then it's just a short walk through to Old Billingsgate. Alternatively, there are a few limited free parking spaces along Dowgate Hill, the street opposite Old Billingsgate.

Thank you once again for agreeing to volunteer at this event. Without your help, the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon would not be as well organised or as successful as it is! The financial contribution that Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers receives from The London Marathon Charitable Trust allows the Club to refurbish its facilities and take on many Nationwide competitive commitments throughout the year. So, on behalf of London Marathon & Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers - Thank you in advance for your commitment and hard work on the day.

Some additional dates for your diary
I will be also be recruiting and coordinating volunteers for the following events later in the year. Therefore, if you are again, over the age of 18 and would like to be involved in marshalling at these particular events, please let me know.

The Westminster Mile – Sunday 26 May -
The BUPA 10k – Monday 27 May – T
he Great City Race – Thursday 11 July –
Ride London – Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 August -

All the very best Nadeem Shaikh - Vice President, Coaching Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator - Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers
Tel: +44 (0) 7980 300169 - Personal: - Work: -

HATFIELD MIDWEEK 5K SERIES will be taking place later in the year. For those who have a good memory (I would say at least 25 years ago) there was a superb series of road races, 2 in St Albans (10k and 5k), and 1 in Welwyn (8k), which at one stage we had at least 30 Humbugs toeing the line.

Therefore Garden City Runners are pleased to announce that the first running of the Hatfield Midweek 5K Series (Sponsored by Affinity Water). There will be three races on the following dates: Tuesday 24 September 2013 (Incorporating the Herts Senior Champs), Tuesday 8 October 2013 (Incorporating the Herts Vets Champs) and Tuesday 22 October 2013. There are team and individual prizes.

Entries are now open at Cost of each race for affiliated club members is £6 with a £3 discount if all three races are entered. There is a strict race limit of 300 so early entries are recommended.

The races will take place in the Hatfield Business Park area, race headquarters are in Affinity Water HQ, Tamblin Way, Hatfield, AL10 9EZ and all races will all start at 7.45pm. Full instructions relating to the race and County Championships are available on the race website. Any queries relating to the race series should be sent to
COACH EDUCATION COURSES FOR 2013 - Attached is information on coaching courses that England Athletics are holding over the next 2 months. If anyone is interested in attending any of these please contact Nadeem Shaikh, Telephone: +44 (0) 7980 300169, Personal email:, Work email:, Website:
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COACH EDUCATION COURSES for the period to the end of May to be held in London and the South have just been published. If you want more information, contact Nadeem Shaikh (Coaching Secretary) via email at: The club will pay for courses; the only commitment we ask is for you to coach at Allianz Park at least one day a week.
Results – I endeavour 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.


Wednesday 10 April – Highgate Harriers Open Meeting
Parliament Hill Fields, London NW5 1QR Start Times 5.30pm Long Jump U11, 6.10pm 600m U11, 6.40pm 75m U11, 7.00pm 400m, High Jump and Discus, 7.25pm 3000m, 7.50pm 800m, 8.00pm Shot, 8.15pm 1000m. Online entry form at Online Entries Close Midnight on Tuesday 9 April Entries taken on the night, but it is a lot cheaper to enter online.

Saturday 13 April – Lee Valley Open Meeting
Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Lee Valley Leisure Complex, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London N9 0AR
Start Times 10.00am Track Events, 10.30am Field Events. Entries By Post Closes Wednesday 10 April. Entries taken on the day but cost more. Entry form attached.

Saturday 13 April - National Men’s 12 Stage & Women’s 6 Stage Road Relay Championships
Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B73 6BU, Start time 12.00pm Men’s 12 Stage, 12.20pm Women’s 6 Stage, You will have to be pre-entered by your TEAM MANAGER if you wish to run.

Sunday 14 April - National Young Athletes Road Relay Championships
Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B73 6BU. Start times 11.15am Under 13 Girls, 12.10pm Under 13 Boys, 13.05pm Under 15 Girls, 14.00pm Under 15 Boys, 14.45pm Under 17 Women, 15.30pm Under 17 Men. You will have to be pre-entered by your TEAM MANAGER if you wish to run.

Sunday 14 April – Eastern Young Athletes League Match 1
Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Garston,Watford WD25 7HH. Please be aware of the parking restrictions and use Garston Manor School/St Catherine’s School car parks where indicated. Note: do not use the Francis Combe Academy car park (this one is up a slope and has a Motocross sign by the entrance). Timetable First Track Event starts at 11.50am and Field Events start at 11.45am.

Wednesday 17 April – Watford Open Graded Meeting
Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Garston,Watford WD25 7HH. Please be aware of the parking restrictions and use Garston Manor School/St Catherine’s School car parks where indicated. Note: do not use the Francis Combe Academy car park (this one is up a slope and has a Motocross sign by the entrance). Under 13s may only compete in those events allowed by UK:Athletics rules. Under 11s cannot compete at the Wednesday evening meetings. Start Times/Events 7.00pm 100m, 7.15pm Javelin, 7.20pm 400m, 7.40pm 200m, 7.45pm High Jump, 8.00pm 800m, 9.00pm 3000m. On the day entry form attached

Sunday 28 April – UK Youth Development League Southern Premier 1 (U17/U20) Match 1
Gloucester Park Arena, Gloucester Park, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon SS14 3RG. Timetable First Track Event starts at 11.00am and Field Events start at 10.15am.

Monday 29 April – Southern Counties Veteran League Match 1
Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Lee Valley Leisure Complex, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London N9 0AR
Timetable – 18.30pm Discus Women (A,50+,60+) and Shot Men (60+), 18.40pm 100m Men (A,B,50+,60+), 19.00pm 100m Women (A,B,50+,60+) and Shot Men (50+), 19.20pm 2000m Walk Men & Women (A,50+), 19.30pm High Jump Women (A,50+) and Shot Men (A), 19.35pm Discus Men (50+), 19.45pm 400m Men (A,B,50+) and Long Jump Men (A,50+,60+), 20.00pm 400m Women (A,B,50+), 20.00pm Discus Men (A), 20.10pm 1500m Men (A,B,50+,60+), 20.30pm 1500m Women (A,B,50+,60+), 20.45pm 4 x 100m Relay Men, 20.55pm 4 x 100m Relay Women. Non-Scoring and Guest runners allowed.

Tuesday 30 April – Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Schools Open Meeting
Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, London NW4 1RL Timetable Track Events - 16.30pm Years 7 to 9 Boys and Girls 60m Indoor Hurdles, 17.00pm Years 7 to 9 Boys and Girls Indoor 60m, 17.30pm Years 7 to 9 Boys and Girls Outdoor 800m, 18.00pm Years 7 to 9 Boys and Girls Outdoor 200m. Field Events - 16.30pm Years 8 and 9 Girls Shot 3.25kg, Year 7 Boys Long Jump, 17.00pm Years 8 and 9 Boys Shot 4kg, Years 8 and 9 Girls Long Jump, 17.30pm Year 7 Girls Shot 2.72kg, Years 8 and 9 Boys Long Jump, 18.00pm Year 7 Boys Shot 2.72kg, Year 7 Girls Long Jump.


The Bournemouth Bay 10k took place on 7 April. FRANK BAILEY U23 had an excellent win by 6 seconds (PB 32.52), taking 13 seconds off his PB set in 2010, REBEKAH GARDINER U23 finished in 19th place (PB 38.38 2nd Woman) taking 6 seconds off her PB set in 2011.

The Watford Minors Meeting took place on 7 April. 80m Race 1 MAAYAN RADUS U11 finished 5th (14.5), then in the 600m Race 1 MAAYAN finished 3rd (2:13.2), 800m Race 1 LIA RADUS U13 finished 4th (2:47.1)

The SFA Alumni Invitational took place in Nacogdoches, Texas, USA on 6 April. 800m HARRY SAGEL U20 (Rice University) continued his outstanding form of 2013 winning with another PB (1:51.64) taking 1.03 seconds off his run 2 weeks ago, and is ranked No.5 UK U20 in 2013.

The Sam Houston Invitational took place in Huntsville, Texas, USA on 6 April. 1500m CLAIRE MILES (Lamar University) opened her Collegiate season by finishing 3rd (SB 4:44.16) , then CLAIRE won the 5000m taking 24.80 seconds off her personal best set in 2010 (18:24.00).

The Oxford/Cambridge v Penn/Cornell University took place Cornell, New York, USA on 6 April. 1500m JAKE SHELLEY U23 (Oxford University) finished in 2nd place (SB 3:57.42). Javelin 800g AIDAN REYNOLDS U20 (Oxford University) had an impressive win (65.49m).

The Bedfordshire AAA Open Meeting took place on 6 April. 200m Heat SX1 SHAQUILLE THOMAS U20 improved his Watford run with a (PB 23.6). 800m Heat SX1 DEREECE O’CALLAGHAN U20 had an impressive win (SB 2:01.3) only .7 of a second off his PB. Heat SX3 SABRINA BAKARE U20 had an excellent race finishing 2nd (PB 2:27.0). Shot 4kg JOANNA BLAIR in her first competition of the year produced a PB (9.93m), and in the 600g Javelin JOANNA had an emphatic win (PB 46.97m).

The Sun Angel Classic took place in Tempe, Arizona, USA on 5-6 April. 800m LUCY YATES (University of Utah) finished in 15th place (SB 2:17.55).

The Watford Open Graded Meeting took place on 3 April. 200m Heat SX4 SABRINA BAKARE U20 showed good early season form with a comfortable win (SB 25.12 w-1.9) just outside the UK top 10 in 12th place, Heat SX5 recent new member SHAQUILLE THOMAS U20 finished in 3rd place (SB 25.02 w-3.8). 400m Heat SX2 recent new member GEORGE GROOM U15 in his first ever 400m broke 60 seconds (PB 59.76), and is ranked No.8 UK U15 in 2013, Heat SX3 DANIEL ABREY U23 had an excellent win (PB 54.39) taking 4.61 seconds off his 2009 time, Heat SX4 DEREECE O’CALLAGHAN U20 in his first race as a Junior had a very comfortable win (SB 50.66). 800m Heat SX1 JACK BLOOM U13 finished in 7th place (2:49.30), Heat SX3 SAM GRIFFITHS U17 following an excellent winter had a good win (SB 2:10.62), NATHAN BLOOM U17 finished in 6th place (PB 2:20.17) taking 23.93 seconds off his 2010 time, CIARA STEWART U20 finished in 7th place (SB 2:24.06), Heat SX5 BILLY KELSEY U17 up against 2 good senior runners finished in 3rd place (SB 2:00.81), JAMES SOTHCOTT U20 finished 5th place (SB Outdoors 2:01.62). 1500m Heat SX5 MOHAMED MOHAMED U23 finished in 6th place (SB 4:11.23). 3000m MELISSA COURTNEY U23 first time outdoors in 2013, ran a superb race finishing 18th, 2nd Woman (PB 9:37.39) taking 13.79 seconds off her 2010 time, and is ranked No.3 UK U23 in 2013, KHALID-ALI AHMED U17 first time ever on the track, finished 19th (PB 9:47.79).


6 April – OAK HILL – MARIE SATO U15 finished 4th with a new PB (20.10), SAAM KYU SMART U15 finished 5th (20.20), STUART SINGER V50 finished 6th (20.32), SUZU SATO U20 finished 8th (21.24), EMMA DWAN U17 finished 9th (21.25), NICOLE BOWEN U13 running for the first time finished 17th (22.54), OLIVIA BOWEN U17 finished 19th with a new PB (23.05), NATALIA PEREVERZINA U20 finished 29th (25.14), LYDIA HERRIDGE U17 finished 36th (27.12), TATIANA KARPOVA V50 finished 48th (31.37), ANDREY PEREVERZINA V50 finished 49th (31.55).

6 April – BROCKWELL – JAMES TRAPMORE V35 finished 4th (17.26).

6 April – OLD DEER PARK V45 – MAGGIE COOPER V45 finished 93rd (20.55).

6 April – ST ALBANS – ELEANOR HUNT U20 finished 11th running a new PB (18.52 1st U20).

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 for fixtures and results, news items, statistics etc. You can view this newsletter on the “home” page, and previous issues are on the “club news” page. We would welcome any comments you may have on the website.

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