Athletics

The world’s your oyster, Richard

By Danny Caro, February 7, 2014

Many of the world’s finest athletes have overcome barriers on their way to the top. After all, dealing with knock-backs, failure and rejection are character-building and although it may not feel like it at the time, one is all the better for it. Mental toughness is just important, if not even more important, than physical toughness.

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Goodman romps to BUCS victory

By Brian Sacks, February 7, 2014

Richard Goodman maintained his excellent start to the year by securing an emphatic win in the British Universities Cross Country Championships in Stirling.

He finished 22 seconds clear of long-time rival Jonathan Hay and he also led the St Mary’s University College Team, Twickenham, to victory.

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Rampant Richard wins by a country mile

By Brian Sacks, January 31, 2014

Richard Goodman claimed a resounding victory at the Southern Counties Senior Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill.

Having returned from a month’s altitude training in Kenya, Goodman’s performance also ensured that Shaftesbury Barnet won the team trophy.

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Magical Maayan makes her intentions clear

By Brian Sacks, January 10, 2014

Shaftesbury Barnet’s young distance runners braved wind, rain and mud to take top positions in the Herts and Middlesex Cross Country Championships.

Maayan Radus, aged nine, displayed a tactical sense that belied her age to take victory in the Herts under-11 race over 1,500m at Watford.

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JC Legends - Roger Bruck

By Brian Sacks, January 6, 2014

If one were looking for a living advertisement for the benefits of sport, one could find no better example than Roger Bruck. After a competitive career spanning more than half a century, Bruck is still winning trophies and gold medals at age 74.

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Stone and Hurley are streets ahead

By Brian Sacks, January 6, 2014

Shaftesbury Barnet Athletics Club members David Stone, 11, and Jessica Hurley, 14 have been named the winners of the 2013 Daniel Sacks Memorial Awards for Outstanding Young Athletic Achievement.

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Another gong for Goodman

By Brian Sacks, December 13, 2013

Richard Goodman ran a solid race to help Great Britain and Northern Ireland secure team gold medals in the European under-23 Cross Country Championships in Belgrade.

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Goodman books big Euro date

By Brian Sacks, November 29, 2013

Richard Goodman showed that he is back to his best with a storming performance at the European Cross Country trials in Liverpool.

Competing in his first year in the under-23 age group, Goodman placed fourth overall, and was the second finisher aged under-23, in the 9.8km Great Britain & Northern Ireland team selection race.

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Super Stone impresses once more

By Brian Sacks, November 22, 2013

David Stone, 11, placed fourth among the 759 runners taking part in the Battersea Park MoRun.

Stone completed the 5km event in 17:26, more than a minute-and-a-half ahead of the next placed runner aged under 20.

Stone’s Shaftesbury Barnet team-mate Lia Radus, 11, placed 19th in the London Youth Games Cross Country Championship at Parliament Hill.

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Ellie’s on course for win double

By Danny Caro, November 22, 2013

Not everyone likes the phrase ‘golden generation,’ just ask some of the leading lights from the England national football team. Overhyped and overpaid is how some would describe them. Perennial under-achievers in the eyes of many.

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