Barbara Lawton has passed away peacefully at home on 3rd September aged 71 following a long illness. She was Britain's leading High Jumper in the 1970s winning the Commonwealth Games title in 1974 (Christchurch); was 2nd equal in the 1971 European Champiomships (Helsinki) and was 4th in the 1972 Olympic Games (Munich). Her Surrey Profile shows that she represented Surrey in inter-county fixtures from 1964 through to 1974. Barbara was a member of Aldershot, Farnham & District AC and married Carl Lawton, the Belgrave International walker. We extend our condolences to AFD and to Carl and his family.
SURREY COUNTY RECORD UNDER-20 WOMEN 3000M STEEPLECHASE, 18TH AUGUST 2021
Running in the Manchester International meeting held at Sportcity on the the 18th August 2021 Martha Collings (Woking AC) set the inaugral record for the U20 Women 3000m Steeplechase when finishing 3rd in a time of 10:50.01.
EA U17 & U15 TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, SPORTCITY, MANCHESTER, 7TH - 8TH AUGUST 2021
Congratulations to Victoria Alicante-King (HHH, U15G Shot), Alexander Abebrese (HHH, U15B Shot) and Noah Ridgeon (Sutton & District, U15B 300m) on their victories. Surrey athletes also gained 5 silver medals and 5 bronze medals.
SURREY COUNTY TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, 31ST JULY & 1ST AUGUST 2021
The results have now been included in the database so that existing profiles will have been updated to include the weekend's performances. Profiles for those participants who do not have one already will be created this week. All performances will be incorporated in the Surrey rankings by the end of Wednesday.
FRIDAY, 30TH JULY: Lawrence Okoye failed to make a valid mark in the Discus qualifying round so he did not qualify for the final.
SATURDAY, 30TH JULY: Jessie Knight fell whilst approaching the first hurdle and did not finish in heat 3 of the 400m Hurdles.
MONDAY, 2ND AUGUST: Katie Snowden was 6th in heat 3 of the 1500m with a personal best time of 4:02.77 to automatically qualify for the semi-finals.
WEDNESDAY, 4TH AUGUST: Katie Snowden finished 9th in the first semi-final of the 1500m with a time of 4:02.93.
THURSDAY, 5TH AUGUST: Morgan Lake cleared 1.95m in Pool B of the High Jump to qualify for Saturday's final. Imani Lansiquot ran the second leg in 4x100m for team which won heat 1 in a time of 41.55 which was a National Record.
FRIDAY, 6TH AUGUST: Imani Lansiquot ran the second leg in 4x100m for team which won the bronze medal in a time of 41.88.
SATURDAY, 7TH AUGUST: Morgan Lake did not take part in the High Jump final following an injury sustained in the qualifying round.
We also congratulate Phoebe Anderson (HHH) on her selection for the 5000m. She has been eligible to compete in Surrey championships since October last year but has been unable to do so because of the COVID restrictions.
15TH (Thursday): Will Barnicoat was 2nd in the first heat of the 3000m in 8:25.62 to automatically qualify for Saturday's final.
16TH (Friday): In the 100m Hurdles Mallory Cluley ran 13.88/+3.1 in heat 5 of 5 to qualify for the semi-finals in 5th place. In semi-final 2 of 3 she was 7th in 13.95/+0.3. In the 200m heats Derek Kinlock ran in heat 3 of 3 and finished 3rd in 21.04/+1.2 to qualify for Saturday's semi-finals.
17TH (Saturday): In the 200m Derek Kinlock set personal bests when winning both the second semi-final in 20.97/-0.5 and the final in 20.72/+0.7. In the 3000m final Will Barnicoat was 5th in 8:20.36.
18TH (Sunday): In the 5000M A FINAL Phoebe Anderson was 7th in 16:43.35 and Ellen Weir was 12th in 17:06.95.
Please go the SEAA website for details of their plans for Southern Championships in 2021.
THE ATHLETICS MUSEUM - Click here for information regarding a project that all athletic clubs are invited to join.
REQUESTS FOR PAYMENT FROM SURREY ATHLETICS OFFICIALS - We have noticed recent requests for payment of monies in emails which appear to have been sent by an SCAA official. These are not genuine and should be ignored and certainly not replied to. It is not the practice of SCAA officials to request payment from individuals using a Surrey Athletics email address. The Surrey Athletics email addresses have been created to allow the athletics community to communicate with appropriate SCAA officials and are published on our website to facilitate this. Unfortunately, we are not able to stop unauthorised people sending emails that give the impression that they have been sent from an SCAA official. In general, scepticism is a good reaction to any such requests for money.NATIONAL UNION OF TRACK STATISICIANS (NUTS) - NUTS is due to open its athletics archive/museum later this year 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, please contact Mike Fleet 020 8647 1341 or email email@example.com. 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.
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.