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Barnet & District AC | Weekly Update 3rd May 2022
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Barnet & District Weekly Update

The latest news for the BDAC Stags

Coach Karen at the Vitality 10K
Training Sessions
BDAC Road Handicap Cup – more

Upcoming Races. The Summer Fixture List is here
  • MWRRL – Dates changed again!
  • Vets Track and Field
  • Herts 10000m Championships
  • Southern Athletics League
  • Young Stags …The Story Continues…. (Warning: contains PB’s and Club Records)
Other – Vitality 10K

 – Miscellany – Club Kit  / More Mile / Athletics Courses / Services
 – Steve Chilton’s Club History is here

Please mail contributions to website@barnetadac.com by 6pm each Tuesday

Training Sessions

Intervals session is in Trent Park. Please be warmed up and ready to start at 7 pm prompt at Go Ape or 6.45 at New Barnet leisure centre for warm up jog down.
Session is Hill reps on a tour of the park.   Karen is lead coach
For the 5km steady run meet 6.55pm New Barnet Leisure Centre. Several groups according to pace.
SAT 7TH MAY 2022
On Saturdays all groups meet at 9.15 am for individual group warm up near Go Ape Cockfosters End of Trent Park
Maggies Group- Rollercoaster based on time – Pauline is lead coach
AA Group – 3 x 2 km-  Andy is lead coach 
3MC – Fartlek travelling around the park on the Mid week league course- Richard is lead coach
Interval session is at Oak Hill Park. Session is (4,3,2,1 mins) x 2 sets on the grass football field in Oakhill Park- Des  is lead coach
Meet 6.15 at East Barnet end of Oak Hill Park or 6pm NBLC for jog down

Coaching coordinator

Road Handicap Cup – a little more 

Big surprise to see photo of me and my son Eric on page 1 of weekly report holding our respective Road Handicap Trophies. 

But also of considerable delight was to see the account of the Boys Relay Club Best Performance.  Back in 1977 I was Club Coach and YA Team Manager so was there when the Club record was established.  Last Saturday I was at Stevenage in my capacity as Country President to see the quartet set the new record.   Very well done.  Just a shame that as a composite team of Middx and Herts affiliated athletes I was not able to present them all with County medals.  

I did however have joy of awarding medals to Pam and Cate.

All good wishes to all competing in the Track and Field events in weeks to come.

Brian Fowler
Mid Week Road Racing League – Dates Changed Again!

The Mid Week Road Racing League has another change in dates, and great news, the races are now more evenly spread so recovery time should be sufficient.

The next few Saturday training sessions will be tailored towards 8k races and will be more stamina based which will help prep for this race series. More details about training will follow.

The League Event Fixtures list has been amended – so please make notes in your diaries…….

Event No:

  1. Wednesday May 18th at Stevenage/Hitchin – Ridlins Park (cycle paths)
  2. Wednesday June 1st at Harlow – (grass/closed roads and gravel pathways)
  3. Wednesday June 15th at Hitchin – Ridlins Park (different course) NEW DATE
  4. Thursday June 30th at Royston (closed roads)
  5. Wednesday July 6th at Welwyn – (mostly cycle paths)

Just as a note, the men’s team requires 12 runners  to score and the ladies team 8 to score.  Barnet were founders of this League and we know from experience that high turnouts by members significantly favour Barnet –  runners from lesser clubs get pushed to worse scoring positions – tough on them.

So all members can make a difference in this series.

Andy Welsh
MWRRL Team manager

Vets Track and Field

The first match for our Vets track and field team is on the 9th May at Lee Valley from 6.30pm. These events are friendly and fun competition , an opportunity for athletes aged 35 upwards to compete in their chosen event as well as to try a new event .  EVERYONE IS WELCOME AND NEEDED , everyone who competes scores for our team . If you are interested in taking part please contact Cate Scott who I’m delighted to announce is going to be our women’s team manager this year . 
Cate has asked to be contacted by either of the following emails.


Events of this match will be  2000m walk, 100m, 400m, long jump, discus, shot, 1500m and the finale of 4x100m relay.   🤗🤗🤗

The match details are here


Sandy, Thursday 28th July 2022


This event will be combined with the Beds champs and will be held within the Biggleswade Open meeting on that date.

Enter on the night.

Fee: £6.00

Andrew Cunningham

Southern Athletics League

The athletics season is almost here! We need as many competitors as possible to come and compete. We need runners, throwers, jumpers and anyone who is up for filling slots and having a go.

If you’d like to give throwing or long jump a go, please come along to the session on 1 May at StoneX.

It’s less than 6 weeks until the first fixture at St Albans. Women’s events will include 3000m and  2000m steeple chase. Men’s events will include 5000m and 2000m steeple chase. The full timetable can be found here: https://www.southernathletics.org.uk/assets/files/SALtimetablex.pdf

The dates and locations for SAL are:

May 22nd – St Albans AL1 2DJ 

June 12th – Watford WD25 7HH 

July 16th – Ware SG12 0OQ

August 13th – Watford WD25 7HH

If you would like to compete, please email us on: stephanie.harrison1@googlemail.com and s.a.ralphs@hotmail.co.uk or let us know if you’d like to be added to the WhatsApp group.


Young Stags …The Story Continues…. (Warning: contains PB’s and Club Records)

This week the Young Stags took part in two Open meetings. On Thursday 28 April, a dozen of them made the short trip to the Bannister Stadium in Harrow Weald, and every one of them got a PB. Not only that, but two Club Records were set, with Monty breaking Noah’s U15 Boys 600m record, and Charlotte breaking Emma’s U17W 600m record.

On Saturday 30 April, five travelled to Battersea Park to take part in the Mile in the London Open. Three more PB’s were achieved, and, this time, Emma broke Charlotte’s U17W Mile record. May the record swapping continue!

Harrow Open 28 April


Callum Sydenham 1.31.47 (PB); James Andrews 1.34.21 (PB); Joe Ward 1.34.37 (PB); Charlotte Harris 1.35.98 (PB and U17W Club Record); Emma McCluskey 1.37.07 (PB); Monty Omell 1.43.28 (PB & U15B Club Record)


Noah Clarke 2.08.61 (PB); Louie Samuels 2.16.61 (PB); Jai Daryanani 2.20.83 (PB); Guy Fawcett 2.24.58 (PB);

Oliver Flemming 2.30.05 (PB); Harrison Lee 2.31.97 (PB)

London Open (Battersea Park) 30 April


Callum Sydenham 4.53.78 (PB); Noah Clarke 5.04.74; Jai Daryanani 5.18.63 (PB); Emma McCluskey 5.19.29 (PB and U17W Club Record)); Charlotte Harris 5.22.22.

John C

Other – Vitality 10K
Charlie White 38:46 (PB)
Calvin Wu 40:00 (PB)
Karen Murphy 40:36
Kelvin Koloko 41:46
Kathryn Ellis 47:43 (PB)
Steph Harrison 48:52 (PB)
Sarah Ralphs 49:27 (PB)
Annabelle White 55:51
Alessandra Jones 57:48
Rosalind Thompson 1:00:02
Michelle Legate-lines 1:01:27
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Club Kit

Some new items of club kit have been added to our selection at Ipro sports. They include a shoe bag, ideal for spikes or road racers, some red sprinter style lycra shorts, and jogging bottoms with the club badge. Please see the full range at https://www.iprosports.co.uk/club-zone/barnet-district-ac/. Please be aware that there is usually a waiting time of around a month for delivery of most of these items because they are made to order.

We have entered into a partnership with iProsports to provide a range of club kit. The link below will take you to our Club Zone on the iProsports website. There you will find an initial range of items available for direct purchase through the website for delivery to your home or your preferred delivery address, with payment by credit card or Paypal.


Initially we have launched without ‘red’ shorts, as we have yet to agree on styles, and these will follow.

We will be looking to add extra sizes for Young athletes and other kit, with some blue options.

As outlined in the Club Magazine, club vests are currently being managed by our fantastic Membership Secretary team and orders can be made via their email address: membership@barnetadac.com and remain keenly priced at £15.00.

More Mile Discount

A reminder to members – please encourage family & friends to use the more20 code on startfitness.co.uk on Moremile kit only. You can take advantage of a 20% discount – the more it is used the more the club can (potentially – we don’t know if the deal still works for the club) get back. Moremile kit is of good quality & very good value for money especially with the discount.

Happy Shopping

England Athletics Courses

For all the latest England Athletics Courses and Workshops visit:

Coach/Officials’ Education courses:

England Athletics events & workshops:

The club will reimburse course fees for those who apply their qualifications for the benefit of the club.

Fellrunning books

Signed fellrunning books – Steve Chilton – https://itsahill.wordpress.com/
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