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(1) SCAA AGM, 7TH MARCH 1922

The AGM of the Association was held at "The Edinboro", Milford Lane, Strand on 7th March 1922 at 6pm. The accounts showed a balance of £4 4s 5d. The following officers were elected:-

President: Sir George Rowland Blades Bart MP; Chairman: Harry J Barclay; Hon General Secretary: H Collden; Assistant Hon Secretary: N C Black & Treasurer: W M Crossley. A further 18 (leaving 2 vacancies) were elected to the Committee.

It was reported that the Cross Country Championship of Surrey, over 7 miles, would be held at Epsom on Saturday, 25th March 1922. It was agreed, without dissent: "That entries for the Cross Country & Road Walking Championships of Surrey be accepted from any Club having headquarters in the Ancient or Geographical County of Surrey, subject to every member of a team being qualified according to the rules of the Association."

At a meeting of the Committee held on 7th March 1922 at "The Edinboro", Milford Lane the application for membership by Garratt Walking Club was approved. The application by Belgrave Harriers was deferred pending the determination of whether their headquarters came under the jurisdiction of the Association. It was agreed to hold the 10 Miles Road Walking Championship at Sutton on 1st April 1922.

(2) SCAA COMMITTEE MEETING, 15TH MARCH 1922

A Committee Meeting of the Assiciation was held at "The Edinburgh", Milford Lane, Strand on Wednesday 15th March 1922 at 8pm. Arising from the previous minutes it was reported that Belgrave Harriers now had their headquarters at Wimbledon and were therefore eligible for affiliation. The affiliation of Croydon Sports Club was accepted. It was further agreed that Surrey AC be re-affiliated. The date of the Championship was provisionally fixed as 22nd July with the venue to be agreed later.

(3) (4) SURREY COUNTY 10 MILE ROAD WALKING CHAMPIONSHIP, EWELL, 1ST APRIL 1922

The altered conditions of the Surrey County Road Walking Championship resulted in a great improvement in the entry and performances generally. The race, held over a ten miles course in the Cheam, North Cheam, and Ewell districts, starting and finishing at the Glyn Arms, produced a fine contest for premier place between William Hehir and Gordon Reginald Goodwin, in which the Surrey AC man once again proved the better by a very small margin. The pair were together at half-distance well ahead of Horton, Watkin, Easto, and Clark, and though Goodwin forced the pace he could never get away from Hehir, who drew ahead on the last mile or so, and, despite a fine finishing effort by Goodwin, won by 25 yards. Surrey Walking Club, however, won the team event by a single point, their men staying the better over a good give-and-take course.

RESULTS

(5) SCAA COMMITTEE MEETING, 11TH APRIL 1922

A Committee Meeting of the Assiciation was held at "The Edinburgh", Milford Lane, Strand WC on Tuesday 11th April 1922 at 7pm. The meeting considered 3 venues for the General Championships: Redhill Sports Ground; Epsom College and Merton & Morden Sports Ground. After a vote it was agreed to accept the offer of Redhill. It was further agreed to hold the following events: 100 yards, ¼mile, ½mile, 1 mile, 4 miles, 2 miles walk, High Jump, Long Jump, Club Relay (¼mile, 2 x 220yds, ½mile) and a schools relay race (4 x 220yds). It was also agreed that a band should be provided (at no cost). The affiliations of Merton & Morden Harriers and Mitcham AC be accepted. The results of the County Cross Country and 10 Miles Race Walking Championships were reported.

(6) SCAA COMMITTEE MEETING, 10TH AUGUST 1922

A Committee Meeting was held on Thursday 10th August 1922 at the Edinburgh, Strand WC. A report was given of the County Championships held at Redhill on Saturday 22nd July. The meeting passed a "hearty vote of thanks" to the Redhill Local Committee and to Messrs E F Vowles and W E S Whitmore. Although the accounts had not been finalised the Association was facing a loss of approximately £58. It was agreed to hold a special geneneral meeting to review the Association's financial situation.

(7) SCAA SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING, 1ST SEPTEMBER 1922

A Special General Meeting was held on 1st September 1922 at The Edinburgh attended by 18 persons. A deficit on the Championships of £74 was disclosed. A proposal that each member should make himself responsible for collecting a portion of the amount was defeated. A proposal to hold a Private Sweepstake was agpproved. A suggestion was made to set up a Prize Fund for future years. Another suggestion was that "all the prominent gentlemen of the County should be appealed to for support".

(8) SCAA COMMITTEE MEETING, 12TH OCTOBER 1922

A Committee Meeting was held on Thursday, 12th October 1922 at the Edinburgh, Strand WC. It was reported that the Private Sweepstake had raised £88 18s 0d and a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Crossley for his successful efforts was unanimously agreed. Hatfield Park Harriers were elected to membership. The Country Cross Country Championship will be held at Epsom Downs on 2nd December 1922 - the date recommended by the SCCCA. The County 10 Mile Road Walking Championship will be held 3rd March 1923 - the date recommeded by the RWA. The 1923 Championships were provisionally fixed for 2nd June 1923. It was agreed that "an endeavour be made to promote an Inter-County meeting of the four home counties - Kent, Middlesex, Essex & Surrey. Wembley being suggested as the venue."

(9) SCAA COMMITTEE MEETING, 9TH NOVEMBER 1922

A Committee Meeting was held on Thursday 9th November 1922 at the Edinburgh, Strand WC at 7pm. The Secretary reported that he had communicated with the 3 other counties regarding an Inter-County match. He had received acknowledgements from Essex & Middlesex but no reply from Kent. The officials for the forthcoming Cross Country Championship were appointed.

(10) SCAA SCRUTINY MEETING, 29TH NOVEMBER 1922

A Scrutiny Meeting was held on Wednesday 29th November 1922 at the Edinburgh, Strand WC for the purpose of examing the entries for 5 Miles Cross Country Championship to be held at Epsom Downs on 2nd December 1922. The entries for 3 athletes were disallowed. The draw for positions was made.

(11) SCAA SCOMMITTEE MEETING, 14TH DECEMBER 1922

A Committee Meeting was held on Monday 14th December 1922 at the Edinburgh, Strand WC. The Secretary reported that Kent County had suggested an Inter-County Cross Country. Members felt that were already sufficient fixtures and that another would be undesirable. Middlesex County AA had suggested July 14th or 28th at Wembley as suitable for the proposed Inter-County Flat Contest. South London Harriers had written explaining the circumstances behind their absence from the Cross Country Championship (they had committed to sending 2 teams to a match with Cambridge University prior to date being changed). The Royal Military College, Camberley was admitted to membership.

 
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