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Barnet & District AC | Weekly Update 18th January 2022
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Barnet & District Weekly Update

The latest news for the BDAC Stags

Red and Blue in a Black and White Sea
  • Training Sessions
  • Membership Subs
  • Get your RED Shorts here
Upcoming Races
  • The Winter Fixture List is here
  • Chingford League Race Five – 22nd January
  • Met League – 19th February
  • National XC Entries – 26th February
  • Mini Stags Scrub Up Well
  • Met League Race 4 SENIORS and VETS Wormwood Scrubs
  • South of England U13/U15/U17 Champs – Middle Distance
  • South of England U13/U15/U17 Champs – Sprinters
  • Silvana puts the record straight
 – 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 (7 x 45 sec) x 2 sets. Long recovery & focus on speed. Meet Oakhill park 7 pm or New Barnet Leisure Centre 6.45 for warm up
Run down to park – Karen is lead coach
For the 5km steady run meet 6.55pm New Barnet Leisure Centre. Several groups according to pace.
SAT 22ND JAN 2022
All groups meet 9.15 am at Cockfosters end of Trent Park next to Go Ape
Maggie / Di group – No session – Chingford Leagie race
AA  session – Long Hill Reps – Annabelle is lead coach
3MC session – Mixed length reps on figure 8 field – Steve is lead coach
Trail shoes are advised for  the TP sessions
Session to be confirmed. We are looking to run a marathon focused session and a complimentary 10k/5k session alongside

Coaching coordinator

Membership Subs

Happy New Year from Lynne & Jenny (Membership Secretary)

Emails/Letters have been sent out to all those members who are now due to pay for 2023 membership and we would be grateful if you could pay as soon as possible so that we can update our files and avoid having to chase. If you haven’t received an email or letter then no fee is due. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you want clarification on this to membership@barnetadac.com
As a reminder the Current Membership fees are:



Membership Fees

(ages as at 1 Jan 2022)
£70 for 1st claim Adult members (age 23 – 59)
£55 for 1st claim Adult members (age under 23 and 60+)
£55 for 1st claim YA* members (age upto 18)
£20 for 2nd claim Adult/YA members
£15 for Supporters
£120 Family Group (2 members)
£170 Family Group (3 members)
£220 Family Group (4+ members)
For any other concessions please contact the membership secretary
*YA 1st year £70 which includes a vest

Membership fees should be made by bank transfer to:
Bank: HSBC

A/C Name: Barnet and District Athletic Club

A/C Number: 51277499
Sort Code: 40-05-07
Ref: MEB22[name]

If you do not want to pay by bank transfer then please we can accept cheque or cash and these should be sent to Membership BADAC, 9 Oakhurst Avenue, East Barnet, EN4 8DL.

If you do not want to continue being a member then please let us know by sending an email to membership@barnetadac.com to avoid receiving the any reminders.

 We would also like to take the opportunity to remind all members that if any member is facing difficulties in paying the membership fees, especially in these challenging times, then they should contact the membership team as we are able to assist in special cases and any discussions will be held in strict confidence. 

Lynne and Jenny

Get your RED Shorts Here

In the anticipation that we are going to have a warm summer season and running shorts will be required and RED shorts are hard to come by, the club have been investigating ordering some for our members.

We are not able to hold a stock of shorts however we are aware of the difficulty in getting them so it has been agreed that the club will place an order once a year before the summer season starts for any member who would like to purchase some shorts.
We are able to order Racing Style, Box Style and Mid-Thigh Lycra Style. See below pictures for styles, costs and sizes.
RACING STYLE – £16.50   BOX STYLE – £18.60
YA                             Ladies                             Men
9/10y                        Size 10 28/29″                Small 30/31″
11/12y                      Size 12 30/31″                Medium 32/33″
13/14y                      Size 14 32/33″                Large 34/35″
                                 Size 16 34/35″                XL 36/37″
If you would like us to order a pair for you then please send an email to membership@barnetadac.com with the style, size and transfer the payment to the bank account below and you will be added to the order. We hope to be able to accommodate everyone’s order but as there is a minimum requirement, we will let you know if we cannot and return any money transferred.  
A/C Name: Barnet and District Athletic Club
A/C Number: 51277499
Sort Code: 40-05-07
Ref: SHORT[Your Surname]
We would prefer the amount to be transferred to our bank however we can accept cash (either given to Jenny or posted to 9 Oakhurst Avenue, EN4 8DL). We cannot accept cheques.

The order will take about 6 weeks to complete and you will need to place your order by 20 February 2022 at the latest if you want to be included.
Chingford League Race Five 
Epping Forest on Saturday 22nd January at 11am
Saturday 22nd January sees the 5th Chingford League Race and the opportunity to join the Stags in the promotion battle. The women are first and the men third in their respective divisions with promotion for the top two in each so let’s maintain the momentum. Turnout is important so let’s make this fixture count. This race could go a long way to securing our promotion.

It is 8km (2 laps) on a great new course starting 200m north of Orion’s Clubhouse. It’s fairly hilly (2 hills) but there are also long level sections: woodland/forest tracks, hedgerows, fields, meadows and 3 spectacular views per lap. It’s a fantastic course at a fantastic location so don’t miss out! 
Recommended footwear: spikes or trails.
Details as follows:
Race Times: 11AM (Men and Women together).
Venue: Epping Forest (Orion Harriers Clubhouse, Bury Road, E4 7QJ).
Facilities: The Clubhouse has toilets, changing facilities, bag drop, refreshments.
Parking: Chingford Plain Car Park is just down Bury Road towards Chingford. Charges apply. No parking at the Clubhouse.
Public transport: it’s a short (7/8 min) walk north along Bury Rd from Chingford’s Rail and Bus stations. 
Club Vests must be worn.
Keep your numbers for subsequent races.
Everyone is welcome and everyone is needed.

Those of you who obtained numbers at previous Chingford League races (not Met League!) should bring them for use in this race. If you have mislaid them, please let me know asap.

Unlike the Met. League numbers are not available on the day but have to be obtained in advance. For those of you who haven’t previously obtained a number please let David Scott know the following by close of play Wednesday 19th January so he can enter you for this race:

Full name
Date of Birth

If you cannot run but can marshal please let me know and I will pass on your details to Orion.

David Scott
Met League – Saturday 19th February 2022
Trent Park 

*** YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!!  (again…!) ***
Barnet & District AC are once again hosting the fifth and final fixture of the current season of cross country races in the prestigious Met League!

This is another of the Club’s biggest and most important promotions of the year and requires a lot of preparation, but even more importantly – a lot of help on the day – and this is where you all can play a part!
We will need as many Club members as possible to help with some officiating duties, course set up, course marshalling, car parking marshalling – among other things!
In addition, I am looking somebody to take responsibility for organising the post-race refreshments which will be at a nearby Scout Hut that we will be hiring. This will also be the venue for the end of season presentations!
Clearly we want as many members as possible to compete in the race! BUT…if you do not plan to run – please contact me as your help will be hugely appreciated!
Rob Scott
National XC – Entries

Race: Saturday, 26th February   Venue: Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath
WOMEN: 8km – 1:35pm – 4 to score
MEN: 12km – 3pm – 6 to score
Entries must be with me by close of Wednesday 26th for submission on Thursday 27th, Jan. Just email me on peter.ellis01@btinternet.com. Thx.
TMs for this race are Dave Byrne and me.
The Winter season builds to this, the final cross country race of the season and our sport’s premier all-inclusive fixture so do come along and race, or support if you fancy an afternoon walk across the Heath.

It may also be good to head for the Griffin in the evening to celebrate the end of the season together (although the Chingford league relays will be run the following week-end).

Mini Stags Scrub Up Well

The fourth Met League fixture of the winter was at Wormwood Scrubs.

Despite the advance doom-laden messages, the course was not too bad. It was muddy in some parts, but nowhere near the levels experienced the previous weekend. The weather was dry and calm, if just a bit chilly – perfect for cross country racing and spectating.

So it was a pity that only fifteen Mini Stags were there, the same regulars who have raced throughout the winter. Once again, they put in some terrific performances. They all had a great time cheering on their team mates, with some staying to support the seniors in their races.

The team were in 6th place overall in the Met League after the first fixture, dropping to 7th after the third match and now down to 8th. There is a direct correlation between the numbers racing and the team’s results. So let’s see a full turn-out for the last match of the season in Trent Park on 19 February. It is our home fixture, promoted and staged by the club, and will also double as the Club XC Champs for the young athletes. Good numbers on the day will push the team back up the league. Every reason to be there.

Barnet Placings:

U11 Girls – Capree Cooper 13.

U13 Boys – Oliver Flemming 18; Josh McDonagh 37

U13 Girls – Jorjia March 2

U15/U17 Boys – Callum Sydenham 25; Noah Clarke 37; Eddie Powell 47; Joe Ward 54; Louie Samuels 58; Monty Omell 59; James Andrews 62; Harrison Lee 69.

U15/U17 Girls – Charlotte Harris 12; Emma McCluskey 16; Flo Humphrey 48

John C

Met League Race 4 SENIORS and VETS Wormwood Scrubs

Dire mudflood warnings from Met League were not enough to put off a fairly good turnout at the Scrubs on Saturday.

In fact the mud was not too bad, the weather was calm and dry and as well as getting the Herts champs medals from Richard Bloom, Linda arrived (without security but she can probably handle herself) carrying a bag of silver cups and plates for the WPT and Stag mile winners.

A number of photos of our Chairman John Owen making the presentations are on the Facebook page, as well as lots from the race.

Josie and Ted were there to support us all plus Charlie W and Milo. Team managers are very grateful to everyone who made the trip and ran for the teams and our struggling league positions. Great to see Rob Suddaby after a while and Scott and Jerry.

Jo Kent, Karen Murphy and Kath March were our 1st three ladies with Kathryn and Annabelle having great runs. Steph H, Sarah, Linda and team manager Anna completing the team.

Chris Price brought the men home (30 minutes for a muddy 8k!) with Alex, Calvin and Rob Scott the first four. Jamie March (is there a BADAC family award?) and the others as listed further below.

Our young athletes who stayed around on a pretty grey and miserable day to cheer on the senior runners or who offered encouragement on the lonely bits of the course as they were doing their warm downs, deserve credit for their club spirit. (And our admiration, as some of them went on to perform brilliantly indoors the following day!)


58th Jo Kent      34m 24s

60.   Karen M.   34m28s

67.   Kath M.     34m58s

114. Kathryn E. 38m56s

128. Annabelle. 40m12s

147. Steph H.    41m45s

161. Sarah R.    43m03s

178. Linda D.     47m49s

186. Anna M.     51m40s


158.  Chris P.     30m35s

190.  Alex H.      31m29s

268.  Calvin W.   33m46s

299.  Rob S.       34m53s

313.  Jamie M.   35m19s

345.  Paul B.      36m19s

358.  Pete E.     36m44s

373.  Scott F.     37m50s

376.  Jerry B.     37m58s

399.  Matthew S.39m14s

412.  Rob S.       40m53s

415.  Dave B.      41m44s

Team positions after 4 of 5 races with only the race in TRENT PARK in February to come!!


Senior. Division 1.  12th of 12
Senior B.  Division 3.  12th of 19
Vets.    Division 1.   5th of 12
Vets B. Division 2.  10th of 12


Senior. Division 2.  8th of 12
Senior B. Division 3.  19th of 23
Vets.    Division 1.  11th of 12
Vets B. Division 3.   15th of 19

Dave B and Anna M

South of England U13/U15/U17 Champs – Middle Distance

Indoor Championships, Lee Valley; 15th January

Charlotte, Emma, Jorjia, Callum and Noah entered the Southern Indoor Champs 800m races at Lee Valley on Sunday, 16 February, despite having raced in the Met League the previous day at Wormwood Scrubs.

Noah and Callum, racing in the same race of three heats, were unable to make it in to the six qualifiers for the final The standard was very high. However, they both came away with shiny new PB’s.

Emma and Charlotte raced in two separate heats. Emma stuck right behind three others, and then overtook two of them in the final 200m to go through as an automatic qualifier. Charlotte came third in a fast race,and also qualified for the final with the fastest time outside the first two. In the final, the girls probably felt the effects of the cross country, and of their previous heats, but still had great runs. To reach the final six of the Area Champs is a great achievement in itself

In the U13 Girls, Jorjia raced in a straight final. One girl led from the gun at a phenomenal pace, but Jorjia did not panic and steadily closed the gap, cruised past as the bell sounded, and then accelerated away on the final lap to win by a large margin with a Championship Best Performance. Well done Jorjia, South of England U13 Girls Indoor 800m Champion!

A hugely enjoyable and rewarding day for the five Mini MD Stags.

The full results will be on Power of 10, eventually, but here are the Barnet times and positions:-

U17M 800m Heat 2: 6 – Noah Clarke 2.13.46 (PB); 7- Callum Sydenham 2.14.49 (PB)
U17W 800m Heat 1: 3 – Charlotte Harris 2.22.87 (SB)
U17W 800m Heat 2: 2 – Emma McCluskey 2.23.43 (SB)
U17W 800m Final: 5 – Charlotte Harris 2.23.10; 6 – Emma McCluskey 2.27.10
U13G 800m Final: 1 – Jorjia March 2.22.43 (SB and CBP)

John C

South of England U13/U15/U17 Champs – Sprinters

Indoor Championships, Lee Valley; 15th January

We had five young sprinters competing in the 60 metres at Lee Valley on Saturday – four U15B’s (Damien Mutch, Alex Konstantaros, Jaian Saunders and Moyo Adesanya) and one U17M   (Wallace Wong).  The championships are a high level of competition and two of them had not raced indoors or over 60 metres before so it was quite a challenge.  However, they produced a fantastic set of performances, that surpassed our wildest expectations.

There were four heats in the U15s and Damien, Jaian and Moyo were all in the second heat.  Damien qualified comfortably for the semi-finals in second place, with a time of 7.82, with Jaian just behind.  Moyo had not competed on the track before so his performance in achieving a PB of 8.93 was a very creditable.  Alex was in heat four and came in third with exactly the same time as the athlete marginally in front of him.  His time of 7.78 broke the previous club record set by Damien a week before despite it being the first time he had run 60 metres competitively.  Both Jaian and Alex did well enough to qualify for the semi-finals as fastest losers.   In the Under 17 mens, Wallace started well in his heat but was hauled in towards the end and finished in 5th.  However, he still managed to set another club record for U17s in the process, with a time of 7.74.
In the U15 semi-finals,  Damien and Alex were up first and finished fourth and fifth respectively.  It was a very fast race, won in 7.28.  Damien managed to snatch back his club record with a time of 7.71 and qualify for the final as fastest looser.  Alex was only just behind him, recording 7.83.  Jaian was in the second semi-final and finished 5th, smashing his PB with a time of 7.84. In the final, Damien started strongly and was leading after 20 metres but was caught by the rest of the field though and finished in 6th, the exertions of three races in the space of a couple of hours catching up with him.
Full Results:
U15B 60m Heat 2: 2.  Damien Mutch 7.82; 3. Jaian Saunders 8.06 (PB); Moyo Adesanya 8.93 (PB)
Heat 4: 3. Alex Konstantaras 7.78 (PB and club record)
Semi-final 1: 4. Damien Mutch 7.71 (PB and club record); 5. Alex Konstantaras 7.83
Semi-final 2: 5. Jaian Saunders 7.84 (PB)
Final: 6. Damien Mutch 7.90
U17M 60m Heat 5: 5. Wallace Wong 7.74 (PB and club record

Rob M

Silvana Puts the Record Straight

The 20km race walk was established as the Olympic distance for women at the Sydney Games in 2000. 

We now have a club record for the event. Competing in the Copa Brasil Caixa de Marcha Atlética 2022, at Bragança Paulista, Brazil, on 9 January, Silvana Alves recorded 2:15:33.  

Silvana reports that she entered at the last minute, not in good form, intending to go to half way.  However, finding things to her liking, she carried on to the finish. 

Silvana will be back in the UK in April, hopes to be at the European Masters championships in Italy in May and will be aiming to cross the line inside two hours.  We are with you all the way Silvana!
John O

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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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