Mike Gowan died recently. He was a member of Herne Hill Harriers throughout his athletic career. He won the Surrey Youth Mile title in 1960 with a Championship Best Performance of 4:31.2. Subsequently
he won the Junior Men Mile and 2 Miles titles in 1962. In his Senior career he competed against a strong group of middle distance runners at the Surrey County Championships held at Motspur Park during the 1960s - winning the Mile title in 1964.
CAU INTER-COUNTY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, PRESTWOLD HALL, LOUGHBOROUGH, 11TH MARCH 2023
SENIOR WOMEN 1ST; UNDER-13 GIRLS 2ND & UNDER-13 BOYS 3RD.
Individually Caspian Holmes (Herne Hill) was 2nd in the U13 Boys race and Kitty Scott (Aldershot, Farnham & District) was 3rd in the U13 Girls race.
All performances have now been included in the Surrey Championship Results database. Athletes with pre-existing profiles will have had them updated. Details from the field event cards have been included.
EUROPEAN INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, ISTANBUL, TURKEY, 2ND-5TH MARCH 2023
The following Surrey athletes have been selected for the GB & NI team:-
Thurs 2nd March pm - Morgan Lake cleared 1.91m in the High Jump qualification to qualify for Sunday's Final.
Fri 3rd March am - Katie Snowden was third in her heat of the 1500m to qualify for Saturday's Final.
Sat 4th March am - Jack Rowe was 5th in his heat of the 3000m to qualify for Sunday's Final.
Sat 4th March pm - Katie Snowden was 5th in the final of the 1500m.
Sun 5th March am - Morgan Lake was =7th in the High Jump final.
Sun 5th March pm - Nicole Kendall (3rd leg) & Mary Abichi (4th leg) ran in the 4x400m relay where the British team finished 6th. Jack Rowe was 9th in the 3000m final.
SURREY COUNTY DISABILITY TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, WEIR ARCHER ATHLETICS CENTRE, KINGSMEADOW, 1ST APRIL 2023
IPC Endorsed held under UKA Rules.
Entry closes 25th March 2023 - No late entries and no entries on the day.
Medals will be awarded to Surrey Athletes only, details for qualification can be found here.
Meeting held under UKA / WMA rules / EDM for Long Throws / Photo Finish for Track. Entry £8 per event plus PayPal booking fee.
Timetable and entry information will be sent to each competitor by email after the 25th March 2023 closing date and will also be posted on KACPH website.
Please make sure you enter the correct event. Surrey County Athletic Association Disability Championships is now open via this link.SOUTH EAST REGION SPORTSHALL FINALS, BURGESS HILL, 26TH FEBRUARY 2023
Congratulations to the Surrey teams on their amazing results:-
U11 Girls won team Gold
U11 Boys won team Silver
U13 Girls won team Silver
U13 Boys won team Gold
U15 Girls won team Gold
U15 Boys won team Gold
Congratulations to our wonderful Team managers, Laura, Fran, Graham and Josh.
The U11s do not have a national final but the u13 and 15 winners do, so our three winning teams qualify for the National Finals to be held at Stoke-on-Trent on the 1st April 2023. We wait to hear if the U13 girls may still qualify as a highest scoring team compared with the other regions.
SOUTH EAST REGION SPORTSHALL FINALS, BURGESS HILL, 26TH FEBRUARY 2023
Our Under-11 Sportshall teams
Our Under-13 & Under-15 Sportshall teams
UK INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, NIA BIRMINGHAM, SATURDAY/SUNDAY, 18TH/19TH FEBRUARY 2023
Congratulations to Jade Ive (Sutton & District) and Morgan Lake (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow)on their victories in the Pole Vault and High Jump. Surrey athletes won 6 medals at the championships - 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze.
Competing in the World Athletics Tour meeting held on 4th February 2023 in Hustopece, Czech Republic, Morgan Lake (WSEH) set a new British Record for the Senior Women High Jump when she cleared 1.99m. This is higher than the current British outdoor record of 1.98m. The previous Surrey Indoor record of 1.95m was set by Debbie Marti (Bromley Ladies) in 1997.
SURREY COUNTY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The AGM of the Association will be on Friday 31 March 2023 in the Abraham Dixon Hall, The Leatherhead Institute, 67 High Street, Leatherhead, KT22 8AH at approx.. 8.45pm. (Please note, the AGM will follow the Annual Awards Presentation so start time is approximate.)
ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Under our new Constitution, agreed in 2022, officers and members of the Management Committee are elected for a 3-year term and they do not need to be re-elected annually. One position, noted below, was not filled at the 2022 AGM and will be open for election at the 2023 AGM. Any nominations for this position should be notified to the Honorary Secretary in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org more than 14 days before the AGM (latest Thursday 16 March 2023). Please include a short CV outlining the credentials of the candidate. All nominations will be listed on the Agenda of the AGM. NOTE: that if a nomination or nominations are received for any position prior to the AGM no further nominations will be taken at the meeting. If there is more than one nomination for any position a vote will be taken at the AGM.
Chair of the Competitions sub-committee
RESOLUTIONS: Member Clubs are also entitled to submit motions for consideration at the AGM. These must arrive, in writing, with the Hon Sec at least 28 days before the meeting (latest Thursday 2 March 2023).
Following the AGM there will be a short meeting of the new Committee.
SURREY INDOOR RANKINGS
The latest indoor rankings are now available by clicking on Rankings (Indoor) in the left-hand column. They cover the current competition year which started on 1st October 2022. We have only recently been compiling indoor rankings; therefore, only a few past years can be viewed. If you are interested in becoming a member of our team of compilers then please contact Keith Burchell. We are seeking volunteers for the following age groups: U17 Women, U15 Girls, U13 Girls and U20 Men.
SURREY 2022 CLUB RANKINGS FOR YOUNG ATHLETES
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.