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Barnet & District AC | Weekly Update 27th July 2021
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Barnet & District Weekly Update

The latest news for the BDAC Stags

Group Shot at Bannister Stadium
Coaching Update
Introduction to running course finishes on a great note
Annual General Meeting 2021

Upcoming Races
  • Jonathan Kilsby Memorial Walk (& Run)
  • Chingford League Fixtures
  • Southern Athletics League
  • Herts Track Field Champs
Race Reports
  • An Evening at Bannister Stadium
  • Young Stags Medal Rush
Other Runs ‘n’ Suff
  • 10 miles for 10 Veterans virtual charity run
  • Athletics Library Update
 – Training Sessions
 – 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

Coaching Co-ordinator Update

Training sessions for the coming week are:

Intervals session is at Trent Park 7 pm or 6.45 meet at NBLC for warm up run to park
Session is 2 x 3 km trail reps with 5 x 20 sec Hill reps
Karen is lead coach 
5k improvers run – meet 6.55 for 7pm start at NBLC . Several groups according to pace
SAT 31ST JULY 2021 
All sessions start at 9.15 promt from Trent Park. Please meet 9.10 next to Go Ape
Maggies and Di group – 10 x 2 mins plus 6 short sprints
Andy and Annabelle’s group – 6 Fields session
3 MC group- Jonathan Kilsby memorial session (4 2 2 1 1 30 30) x 2. Des  is lead coach 
Interval session starts 6.15 in Oakhill Park Meet at New Barnet leisure centre at 6pm for group warm up and jog to the field or go direct to OHP
Session is 6 x (300m 200m) on grass. Karen is lead coach 
Coaching coordinator

Introduction to running course finishes on a great note

Numbers for our final evening were depleted due to school holidays having started the previous day, two of our ladies had also been isolating the previous two weeks and felt unable to attend so we were down to half, The session was run as FAR as YOU can. Each participant was allocated a Buddy or two and off they went. They  started with a hard climb up to the train line inside Hadley Common, from there it was through the woods to Jacks Lake then back out of the common onto the roads and a loop of Victoria Park. 

Incredibly they ALL completed 5k on the night, amazing in just 10 weeks, they showed strength and courage to get round on a warm evening especially Anneli who took a tumble which she rolled out in style to get up and carry on. Well done everyone. It was nice to see all the smiles, and feeling of accomplishment on the participants faces. 

Those who finished first came back and ran with the others giving loads of encouragement. Great camaraderie has been present in this group from the first evening. Thank you all,  for turning up each week and joining in with such enthusiasm.
I hope you carry on running and look forward to seeing some of you at club training and events. 

For those of you who decided running is not for you I hope you carry on being active and find something you enjoy. 
Finally a thank you to all the members of the club who turned up and helped out on a Thursday, to  the Thursday runners who made us all welcome for drinks after our sessions and showing just what a friendly club we are. 

A couple of quotes from the participants “ Huge thanks to you all for the fun and inspiration. I have really enjoyed it.”
‘Thanks to you all it’s been a great 10 weeks”. ‘Hi Di I have had a wonderful time with you all and wanted to thank all of your amazing helpers you have given me the skills to continue on my own journey”.

One final big thank you from me to Shayna, you were such a big help and kept a lot of sessions on track. Your help and presence made the course so much easier for me. 

Di Godin

Annual General Meeting 2021

In accordance with the Constitution and Rules of Barnet and District Athletic Club, notice is hereby given that the Club’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 7th October 2021, commencing at 8:00 pm. Given the current circumstances the meeting will be held virtually.

Resolutions and motions for consideration, and any other items for discussion must be formally notified in writing, to be received by me no later than 15th August 2021. Only items so notified will appear on the agenda and be considered at the meeting. All motions must be proposed and seconded by fully paid-up members.

The meeting agenda will be sent to members during the month of September. Joining details will be sent out with the agenda.

This is also a chance for club members to consider if they have time and the commitment to be on the Committee. If you are interested please speak to our Chairman Adrian Mason or myself or one of the other current Committee Members. New Committee Members are always welcome.

Andrew Cunningham
Hon. General Secretary

Jonathan Kilsby Memorial Walk (& Run)

Next Saturday 31st July, we will have a Memorial Walk in Trent Park to remember the super athlete & lovely person that Jonathan was.

Our Club 3MC session will also be dedicated to his memory & I’ve invited all of his former Club mates & training partners to join us at 09:15 if they’d like a run. We’ll meet for the (approx. 1M each way) Walk at 12:00, from the café/car park.

Please contact des.michael@tiscali.co.uk if you plan to attend either/both.


Chingford League Fixtures

Chingford League Fixtures: 2021/2022
Some dates for your diary:
Sat 18th September 2021 (afternoon) at Hog Hill (5K)
Sat 2nd October 2021 8K Cross Country. Venue tbc
Wed 20th October 2021 measured 5K at Lee Valley Velopark. 7.30pm
Sat 27th November 2021 Fraternity/Sorority Cup Collaboration at Trent Park
Sat 22nd January 2022 8K Cross Country in Epping Forest
Sat 5th February 2022 8K at Victoria Park
Sat 5th March 2022 4 x 3000 relays at Wanstead Flats 11am start
This is a very friendly, competitive and inclusive league suitable for all members and with a good turnout there is no reason why both the men’s and women’s teams should not achieve promotion not least because one of the races is a home fixture at Trent Park.

David Scott

Southern Athletics League Fixtures

This Summer 

Match 1) Lee Valley – June 20th
Match 2) Mile End – July 11th

Match 3) Finsbury Park – August 14th
Match 4) Lee Valley – September 11th

Open to all 1st claim members (and 2nd claim if your 1st claim club does not participate in the SAL) of all abilities but you must be at least 15 years old by the 31st August.

Please contact Annabelle Lee (annabellelee1993@googlemail.com) if you would like to take part of if you would like any more information.

Herts Track and Field Champs
Saturday July 31st and Sunday 1st August at Woodside Watford

It has not been possible to hold in its usual calendar place in May and will now be staged on Saturday July 31st and Sunday 1st August at Woodside Watford.  All details, prospectus and entry forms etc are on the Hertfordshire County Athletic Association web site.  It would be great to see many more STAGS, especially the young ones, taking part than in previous recent years.

Brian Fowler

An Evening at Bannister Stadium
Harrow, 26th July

A small but splendid ladies team each had at least 2 events. It was particularly nice to have 3 new athletes to the Barnet vet women’s team, Yllka, Tracey and Anna.

When I have 2 events in one evening I target the first in terms of effort, this dispels my nerves and I’m nicely warmed up, if tiring, for the second one. Having said that if we have more athletes competing ….. Even better. Anna and Piji were delighted with their high jump PBs, then went on to running events.

It was great to see so many men competing in events for the first time. Dave Byrne ran 800m first time in vets track and to have Adrian return in 3k.

Please note that the 3rd and last vets track this season is the 6th September at Lee Valley.

Sarah Boxer

Young Stags Medal Rush

A quartet of Young Stags competed in the Middlesex Track & Field Championships at Lee Valley on Saturday 24 July. Between them, they came away with six medals – one gold, three silver, and two bronze.

Charlotte took part in three field events – discus, javelin and long jump – achieving personal bests in all three, and medals in all three, with two silvers and a bronze.

Jorjia and Monisade competed at 200m, and both qualified from their heats for the final. In the final, Jorjia hauled herself from fourth to second in the final few metres, whilst Monisade achieved a good sixth place.

In the 800m, Eddie found himself in a strong field, but stayed with the leaders throughout and fought off challenges to take third place. Jorjia led her race from gun to finish in an impressive display of running, and is now U13 Girls 800m County Champion.

Brilliant performances by all, reflecting the hard work that they have put in.

U13 Girls

Discus: Charlotte Parsons 18.17m (PB) – 2nd; Javelin: Charlotte Parsons 21.84m (PB) – 2nd; Long Jump: Charlotte Parsons 3.67m (PB) – 3rd

200m – Jorjia March 27.98 (PB) – 2nd; Monisade Ayodeji 31.53 – 6th

800m – Jorjia March 2.28.15 – 1st

U15 Boys

800m – Eddie Powell 2.17.60 – 3rd

Full results are on Power of 10

John C

Other Runs

SOAR MK 5000 PB Special
Milton Keynes, 17 July 2021

Jonney Yeates   15:55.34
Will Morris          17:27.06
Ed Fraser             19:09.42
Karen Murphy   19:22.49.
10 miles for 10 Veterans virtual charity run

Yesterday, 21st July, Tracey Deeks and Di Godin ran 10 miles  for the Care for Veterans charity – 10 miles for 10 veterans. I had to follow them by bike as I’m only just running again after injury. Both Di and Tracey have made big improvements on their times over the last year, getting first place in their age groups in separate races last Sunday 18th July, and as a novice and very wobbly cyclist I had a hard time trying to keep up with them!

At Stanborough Lake

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Athletics Library

Three additions to the library this month
Daley Thompson.  The subject is winning.    By Skip Rozin.

For most of us just a single event, or possibly “jumps” or “middle distance”, demands all of our time and energy.  Here’s how it is when you commit to the Decathlon.

The Ghost Runner.  John Tarrant’s own Story.

Aged 18, John Tarrant earned £17 from boxing at the town hall in Buxton.  When he applied to join Salford Athletics Club, scrupulously honest, he declared this and was banned from amateur athletics for life.  He fought this ban, running at the front of top road races without a number.  Athletics officialdom went berserk but could not stop him running along a public road.  Bill Jones’ excellent account of John Tarrant’s career is already in the library.  This is John Tarrant’s own account, written not long before he died, aged 42 in January 1973.  Athletics Weekly arranged publication of John’s manuscript and it is edited by Mel Watman.

Champions in the making.  By Payton Jordan and Bud Spencer.

This is a detailed text book on all of track and field  –  running, hurdling, vaulting, relay baton changing, everything.  The authors are top US coaches.  It’s a 1960s take, very much of the American college scene.  
There are now nearly 60 books in the club library.  Click here for the full list.  If you want to borrow a book contact Steve Harris, steve.h61@outlook.com, 07976 940 366

Training Sessions

The outline of the training sessions is on the club website: Training; Training Sessions

Richard/Des/Steve’s calendar of sessions are on the website: Training; Training Calendar

Maggie’s and updates from all coaches are posted adhocly to the club Facebook Page 

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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