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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Edwards wins top Maccabiah award

By Danny Caro, November 22, 2013

It was a golden summer for track queen Ellie Edwards, and she has managed to maintain her winning formula by scooping the prestigious MVP Award at the 19th Maccabiah Games.

It was the perfect birthday present for Ellie, who turned 17 earlier this week, as she fought off the challenge of thousands of elite Jewish athletes from across the globe to the title of Most Valuable Participant.


Goodman is back in the game

By Brian Sacks, October 25, 2013

Richard Goodman says it "feels great to be injury-free and competing" again after making a triumphant return to competition in his first race since 2011.

Competing for Shaftesbury Barnet in the first fixture of this season’s Metropolitan Cross Country League in Woodford, Goodman recorded 24:25 for the 8,000m course, 35 seconds clear of runner-up Nick Torry.


Super Stone impresses again

By Danny Caro, October 17, 2013

David Stone won gold at the National Road Relay Championships. Running for Shaftesbury Harriers under-13’s,

Stone, who is 11 and studies at JFS, excelled on his national debut at the in the English Young Athletes Road Relay Championships at Birmingham.


Furman has been in a league of his own. Now for the big award ...

By Danny Caro, October 4, 2013

Anglo-Jewry’s finest sporting talent will be showcased at Maccabi GB’s biannual Sports Awards next month and I’d like to take this opportunity to pinpoint my favourites for the various accolades.


Peters sets the pulses racing on Fifth Avenue

By Brian Sacks, September 25, 2013

David Peters, 42, overcame recent disruptions of travel and injury to complete the New York Fifth Avenue Mile in 4:19.9.

Running the elite race, his performance was more than 10 seconds faster than the winner of the “non-elite” 40-49 age category.

JFS pupil David Stone, 11, continued his outstanding run of form by