To those parents who have ordered a Surrey Running Vest for the meeting at Oxford on 10th December, Patricia and Michael Cole are now back from their holiday and are faced with Postal Strikes in the run up to the meeting. They have decided that NO running vests will be sent out via the post, they can be collected on arrival at the meeting after the athlete has registered with their Team Manager.
Postage that has been paid will be refunded.
If other merchandise has been ordered in addition to a vest this will be delivered by EVRI and normally takes three to four days from the date of dispatch.
Lea Adamson Bel, Natalie Beadle Bel, Katie Bingle AFD, Niamh Brown AFD, Serena Carter THH, Laura Gent AFD, Lizzie Goldie-Scot Bel, Laura Goodson Bel,
Sarah Grover HHH, Ella-May Hards Bel, Eliza Hawthorn Strag, Sarah Holt Strag, Katie Hopkins Wok, Mary James SLH,
Phoebe Law K&P, Naomi Lenane Bel, Grace Leyland HHH, Katie Lysons Clap, Orna McGinley Bel, Jennifer Nandi HHH,
Helen Record Clap and Julia Wedmore HHH.
Daniel Orbell, AFD; Blas Rivero-Stevenet, AFD; Jack Procopakis, AFD; Ernesto Kelly, Croydon; Samuel Tsolo, Epsom and Ewell; Jacob Duke, Epsom and Ewell; Daniel Street, Epsom and Ewell; Harry Allen, Hercules Wimbledon; Thomas Whorton, Hercules Wimbledon; Sam Dyson, Hercules Wimbledon; Max Williams, Hercules Wimbledon; Theo Creed, Hercules Wimbledon; Caspian Holmes, HHH; Edward Cunniffe, HHH; Thomas Clerkin, HHH; Lucas Heath, HHH; Albert Kadar, Kingston & Poly; Josh Emmerso, Reigate; James Beaty, Reigate; Fynn Jenkin, South London; Wilfred Hughes, South London; Aaron Morrell, South London; Finley Shaughnessy, South London and Jacob Bowyer, Woking.
Marcus Hibbins AFD, Rafferty Herd AFD, Benjy Carr E&E, Joe McDonald E&E, Tom Holland E&E, Edward Wilson G&G, Noah Fernandez HW, Archy Atkinson HHH, Alex Wilson HHH, Warren Wilson HHH, Benjamin Hilson Holland, Otto Dejong K&P, Joshua Harwood-White K&P, Harry Klein Optima, Max Orchard Reigate, Ewan Sone SLH, Alex Lennon Sutton, Christopher Cull Sutton, Ethan Newell Sutton, Elliott Manning Sutton, Monty Hudson Sutton, Rafferty Haigh Sutton, Toby Cloves Sutton and Oscar Sinnett Woking.
Alex Bishop AFD, Jacob Pearce AFD, James Dargan AFD, Kyron Bailee Burke Croydon, Dan Slaven E&E, Jack Piper E&E, Oli Corner E&E, Tim Adler E&E, Jack Hobden HW, Theodore Webb HW, Alex Jack HHH, Fabian Whitelock HHH, Harry Bell HHH, Joshua Lee Baum HHH, Mori Alimi HHH, Robin Bebbington HHH, Jacob Hunt Holland, Joseph Hunt Holland, Nathan D’Haese K&P, Euan Willis Reigate, Sam Rolaston Reigate, Samuel Stapley Reigate, Conrad Norman SLH and George Pitwood Walton.
Results have been included in our results database and existing athlete profiles have been updated.
NEW SURREY UNDER-17 MEN RECORD
Competing in the ESAA Combined Events Chaampionships at Bedford on 18th September 2022 Hayden Christian (Guildford & Godalming) set a new record of 12.84/+1.8 for the U17M 100m Hurdles. This was an improvement upon the previous electronic time of 12.97/+0.3 set by Kertis Beswick (Croydon H) in August 2012. The fastest manual timing is 12.8 by Brett St. Louis (Herne Hill) set in July 1985. Hayden joins his sister Elise as being a Surrey record holder
Brian Hewson died in Cape Town, South Africa on 13th September 2022 aged 89. Brian won the Mitcham Schools 440yds title in 1947 and subsequently joined Mitcham AC. In 1949 he won the Surrey Youths 880yds title - the first of 8 Surrey titles (7 at 880yds and 1 at one mile). His first major success came in 1951 when he won the AAA Junior 880yds title. In 1953 - 1959 he went on to win a further 6 AAA Senior titles (4 at 880yds and 2 at one mile. He competed in two Olympic Games 1956 (5th in 1500m final) and 1960 (4th in 800m heats). He competed in 2 European Championships: 1954 (5th in 800m semi-finals) and 1958 (1st in final). His victory in 1958 was notable because his selection for the 1500m rather than the 800m for which he was the reigning AAA champion was a surprise. However, the selectors were vindicated as Brian set a British record of 3:41.1 in the heats before winning the final in 3:41.9. Brian also competed in 2 Commonwealth Games - he was 2nd in the 1954 880yds and then in 1958 he was 2nd in the 880yds and 8th in the mile. Following his retirement from competition in 1960 he maintained his links with Mitcham AC and became their President..
Our 5 rankings compilers have concluded updating the track & field rankings for the 2022 season. As a result of their efforts we are able to publish club rankings for this past season for the Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17 age groups. These listings provide an annual comparison going back to 2003. What they clearly show is that the number of participants has not yet recovered back to the pre-Covid levels.
REQUESTS FOR PAYMENT FROM SURREY ATHLETICS OFFICIALS
If you are asked for an unexpected payment appearing to come from SCAA then please contact the Treasurer email: email@example.com.
NATIONAL UNION OF TRACK STATISICIANS (NUTS)
The NUTS athletics archive/museum has been installed at Coombe Wood School, Melville Avenue, Croydon CR2 7NY. They are on the lookout for donations and or loans of the following:-
(1) Books; (2) Programmes; (3) Photos; (4) Trophies; (5) Medals; (6) Club Badges & Vests (including clubs that no longer exist); (7) Old or Olympic kit; (8) Unwanted stopwatches (Do not have to work); (9) Documents; (10) Old running shoes, any pre-war would be wonderful. especially Laws, Fosters etc; (11) Other relevant items suitable for display or reference. Should you have any of the above that you would like them to consider or if you wish to make an appointment to visit, please contact Mike Fleet 020 8647 1341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SURREY COUNTY ATHLETICS HISTORICAL INFORMATION - CAN YOU HELP?
Keith Burchell currently holds the archives for the Surrey County AAA and Surrey County WAAA. These are far from being complete. If you have any past information such as programmes, committee minutes, championship results etc that you are thinking of disposing then please contact Keith Burchell. In particular, sets of County Championship results prior to 1980 are sought.
RESPECT TO OUR TEAM MANAGERS
Surrey County Athletic Association does not accept or condone the use of offensive behaviour towards or abuse or bullying of team managers under any circumstances. Team managers are all volunteers and make their decisions on the basis of information available to them. While not everyone is likely to agree with all of their decisions they must respect them and all the hours of work and agonising that go into the difficult task these team managers carry out in the interests of encouraging athletics in the county.
CARDIAC RISK IN THE YOUNG
England Athletics is publicising this charity.
CRY is a charity that was established to raise awareness of conditions that can lead to the sudden cardiac death of young people. They operate a screening programme at a number of clinics around the UK and support this with mobile units that travel to other locations.
Full information about CRY and their services can be found on their website at www.c-r-y.org.uk. Young people between the age of 14 and 35 who would like to have cardiac testing can go to www.testmyheart.org.
You can also see www.uka.org.uk/governance/health-safety/cardiac-screening-for-athletes/ for information on work being done by UKA in this area.
Following the death of a young member of Croydon Harriers, Mike Fleet has been promoting this charity for several years and anyone wishing to have copies of his photographs has been asked to make a donation to CRY. Further, he has been exchanging for donations bookmarks signed by famous athletes to raise funds for this charity. We thank those of you who have shown your support in the past.
Mike Fleet has started an Olympians Charity "Art" project. His request is to Olympic athletes who would be willing to contribute a drawing, sketch or even a "work of art". The target is to obtain 100 items. Currently contributions include matchstick men and women, smiley faces, fine portraits, crayoned landscapes and water colours. Amongst the Surrey contributors are Shirley Cawley, Judy Vernon, Jack Parker and Martyn Rooney with promises from Shireen Bailey and Donna Fraser. Mike has also received pictures from Olympic Gold medallists, David Hemery, Kelly Holmes, Anne Packer and Tessa Sanderson. The plan is for a one-off book of the boldly signed originals to be publicly auctioned, and for the submitted art, to feature in a limited edition book of prints for general sale.
Contributions on A4 duplicating paper should be sent to Mike at 2 Ridge Park, Purley, Surrey, CR8 3PN. Any queries, please call 020 8647 1341.
FORMS FOR PHOTO-FINISH, RACE CLOCK, RADIOS & FIELD COUNTDOWN CLOCKS
SCAA has photo finish, race clock, radios and field countdown clocks for hire. You can download forms to request a booking for any of these by clicking on the buttons below. The forms come in either MS
Word or Adobe PDF format.