All performances have been included in the Athlete Profiles. Field Event Series data has been included for both days.
SOUTH EAST REGION SPORTSHALL FINALS, BURGESS HILL, SATURDAY, 19TH FEBRUARY 2022
Stunning Surrey Results yet again:
U11 Girls Silver
U11 Boys Gold
U13 Girls Gold
U13 Boys Silver
U15 Girls Gold
U15 Boys Silver
The Under-13 Girls and the Under-15 Girls have qualified for the National Finals. We await the results of the other Regional Finals before we know whether the Boys teams have qualified plus any individuals as well.
Surrey Team selections:-
Quentin Pritchard (GGAC), Harry Findlay (CADAC), Joseph Johnson-Cole (HHH), Jamie Vacher (Waverley), Jon Goldston (HHH), Josh Picken (Waverley), Ollie Jermy (Waverley).
Samuel Tsolo (Epsom), Finnian Connelly (Waverley), Joseph Ely-Johnston (SLH), George Taylor (Guildford), Samuel Valcourt (SLH), Telemachus Critchlow (CADAC), William Farrar (Waverley), Euan Workman (Dorking), Tyreece Luceca (Wimbledon).
Ella Rennie (Herne Hill), Emily Winyard (Epsom), Elise Christian (Guildford), Maia Heward-Mills (Epsom), Elizabeth Gilligan (Waverley), Niamh Wells (Waverley), Olivia Tufts (Guildford), Mya Sleeman (Waverley), Jasmine Nkoso (Herne Hill), Freya Willis (Dorking), Martha Ab-Iorwerth (Waverley), Sophie Jennings (Guildford).
JACK PARKER 1927 - 2022
Frederick John (Jack) Parker died on 20th February 2022. As a pupil at Shene Grammar School he took up sprinting. He then read engineering at Liverpool University where he started hurdling. He became one of Britain's leading hurdlers during the 1950s. He became a leading civil engineer which led him to live abroad for many years. One of his postings was to Hong Kong where he worked on the extension of the runway of Kai Tak airport which opened up the colony to long-distance flights which enabled it to become one of the world's leading finance centres. Although he was a "Saturday only racer" he achieved much success as an athlete. He competed in the 1952 & 1956 Olympics and in 1954 he was 2nd in the European Championships 110m Hurdles final and 4th in the Empire Games 120yds Hurdles final. He was AAA Champion for the 120yds Hurdles 3 times between 1951 and 1955. He won the Surrey 120yds Hurdles title 7 times, the 220yds Hurdles title 4 times and the 440yds Hurdles title twice between 1949 and 1956. He represented Surrey in the CAU Inter-Counties on 8 occasions. Jack was a member of South London Harriers for 80 years and became their President in 2017.
John Parlett died on 8th March 2022 aged 96. John joined Dorking St. Paul's AC (predecessor club to Dorking & Mole Valley AC) as a schoolboy in 1942. His first major success came in 1943 when he won the Southern Junior Mile title. In 1947 he was 3rd in the AAA 880 yards and then in 1948 & 1949 he won that title. In 1948 he was selected for the Olympic Games where he reached the 800m final and finished 9th. In 1950 he won the European 800m and the Commonwealth 880 yards titles. He was injured in 1952 and announced his retirement the following year.
UPDATE I have managed to find the results that previously were missing for 1975 - 2001. The above listing of Surrey Team Performances now shows that the Senior Men's victory was the first since 1979 - 43 years ago! The results published in AW for 1999 and 2001 only included the first 3 and first 9 teams respectively hence the team placing for those teams not included are shown with a '?'. If anyone has access to this information then please contact Webmaster.
SURREY ROAD LEAGUE 2022
We are pleased to confirm that we are intending to have a complete schudule of events for this year's Road League. The first event will be the Wimbledon Dash 5k which is being held on 13th March 2022 (NOTE. this event has been held in August in previous years).
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
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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.
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