CAU INTER-COUNTY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, PRESTWOLD HALL, LOUGHBOROUGH, 11TH MARCH 2023
Our Team Managers have selected the following athletes to represent Surrey:-
U13 Boys - Jacob Bowyer (Woking AC), James Clement-Nash (HHH), Thomas Clerkin (HHH), Caspian Holmes (HHH), Albert Kadar (Kingston), Daniel Orbell (AFD), Aidan Whitton (Woking) & Thomas Whorton (Hercules Wimbledon). Reserves (not in Order) - Harry Allen (Hercules Wimbledon), Fynn Jenkin (South London), Jack Procopakis (AFD) & Blas Rivero-Stevenet (AFD).
U15 Boys - Alex Lennon (Sutton), Marcus Hibbins (AFD), Ewan Sone (SLH), Elliott Manning (Sutton), William Smith (AFD), Ethan Newell (Sutton), Monty Hudson (Sutton) & Ollie Jermy (Waverley). Reserves (not in order) Alex Wilson (HHH), Archy Atkinson (HHH), Ben Hilson (Holland) & Rafferty Herd (AFD).
U17 Men - James Dargan (AFD), Conrad Norman (SLH), Christo Chilton (SLH), Alex Bishop (AFD), George Pitwood (Walton), Theo Webb (HW), Jacob Pearce (AFD) & Tim Adler (E&E). Reserves (not in order) - Dan Slaven (E&E), Euan Willis (Reigate), Mori Alimi (HHH) & Samuel Stapley (Reigate).
SCAA U11 SPORTSHALL, GUILDFORD SPECTRUM, 29TH JANUARY 2023
The event was pleased to have Sir Mo Farah in attendance.
He presented the medals at the end of the meeting. He also gave a fantastic motivational speech, telling them that he started in Sportshall athletics as a junior and they "should not be scared to dream big".
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.
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.
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