Competing in the Open Meeting at the Community Track, Stratford on 29th May 2023 Imani Lansiquot (Sutton & District) set a new record of 11.03. Earlier in the day she ran 11.06 which also beat the previous record. She had set the previous record of 11.09 in June 2019. This retains her third place on the UK All-time listings.
Competing in the USATF Grand Prix Meeting at Los Angeles on 27th May 2023 Katie Snowden (Herne Hill H) set a new record of 4:00.04. This improved the previous record of 4:02.32 set by Shireen Bailey (Bromley Ladies) in Seoul, Korea at the 1988 Olympics. This places her sixth on the UK All-time listings.
Performances for all age groups have been incorporated into the Surrey rankings. All the field card details for both day's events have been added. This means that every jump and every throw from the championships is available to view.
Competing in the Crawley Open Meeting on 10th April 2023 Elise Christian (Guildford & Godalming) set a new record of 45.44m for the U15 Girls 500g Javelin. She had set the previous record of 44.52m in August 2022. This places her number 5 on the UK All-time listings.
Ray died recently. He was a member of Belgrave Harriers. He competed regularly during the 1950s and 1960s in walking events at a time when Surrey was very strong in this discipline. In 1962 he finished 13th in the European Championships 50k Walk.
VALERIE WINN (nee BALL) 1929-2023
Valerie Winn died on 27th March 2023 aged 93. Valerie Ball broke the World Record for 880 yards in 1952 with a time of 2:14.5. She was unfortunate that, at that time, the International Olympic Committee did not permit women to run further than 200m in the Olympic Games and so she was denied the opportunity to gain an Olympic medal. She joined Spartan Ladies AC in 1947. In 1948, aged 18, she won the WAAA 400 metres in 60.8. This was the first of 6 successive national titles at 400m/440yards. After her retirement from athletics she coached various sports at the Barn Elms Sports Club. She developed an even greater passion for tennis, competing in the Wimbledon Ladies Veterans Tournament.
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
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