We are sorry to report the death, on January 3rd 2019 aged 70 of Roger Taylor. Roger was a loyal servant of Surrey County AA and Kingston A.C. & Polytechnic H. as a Track Official for many years, officiating at many Surrey County Championships. His always cheerful contribution will be missed.
(4) UK INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, BIRMINGHAM, 9TH/10TH FEBRUARY 2019
Surrey teams gained 3 first places (U13 Boys, U15 Girls & U15 Boys) and one second place (U13 Girls). Therefore, the three winning teams have automatically qualified for the National Finals at Manchester on 13/14 April.
Overall Individual Top Point Scorers
U15 Boys: Mason Owusu-Dellimore (SLH)
U15 Girls: Lucy Atkins (K&P)
(8) EUROPEAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, GLASGOW, 1ST/3RD MARCH 2019
We are sorry to report the death, on February 24th 2019 aged 79 of Bob Harvey. Bob was a member of Croydon Harriers and featured in the Surrey top ten in five of the seven years from 1958 when he headed the U20 half mile list. The following year his senior county silver time of 1:52.0 placed him third in the rankings and 15th in the UK. He won the Surrey County Junior 880 yards and 1 Mile Steeplechase titles in 1958 and the Senior 880 yards title in 1962. As well as Army and Surrey County representation he was also selected to run for the Amateur Athletic Association, just below international level. In later years he was one of leading officers of the National Young Athletes League. Bob Harvey's Surrey Profile.
Image above from SCAN No. 15 showing Bob (No. 39) winning Surrey 880 yards in 1982.
(10) SURREY COUNTY DISABILITY TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, WAAC, KINGSTON, SATURDAY/SUNDAY, 6TH/7TH APRIL 2019
Following the publication of an article in Athletics Weekly about Thomas Staines we note that he is a Surrey-qualified athlete (Born in Epsom and holds a British passport) currently living in the USA. Checking back on his past performances we discover that in 2018 he improved Philip Norgate's 1984 Indoor 800m of 1:48.39 when he ran 1:47.23 at Pittsburgh KS on 9th March. In 2019 he improved his record when, on 8th February, he ran 1:46.27 in Allendale, Michigan. SURREY INDOOR RECORDS FOR SENIOR MEN.
(13) IAAF WORLD CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, AARHUS, DENMARK, 30TH MARCH 2019
Following her 6th place in the Inter-County Championships Charlotte Alexander (Herne Hill Harriers) was selected to represent Great Britain & Northern Ireland at the World Championships. She finished 49th (out of 102 starters) in the Under-20 Women race. The GB & NI team finished 7th - the highest placed European country. PERFORMANCES BY SURREY ATHLETES.
(14) SURREY RECORD - UNDER-20 MEN 6kg HAMMER
Competing in the Kingston & Poly Open Throws meeting held at Kingston on 6th April 2019, Sam Mace (Walton AC) set a new record of 64.07m. This was an improvement on the previous record of 64.02m which he set in June 2018. SURREY RECORDS FOR UNDER-20 MEN.
(15) NATIONAL SPORTSHALL FINALS, MANCHESTER, 13TH & 14TH APRIL 2019
Congratulations to our Under-13 Boys team who became National Champions on Saturday. Congratulations to our Under-15 Girls team who became National Champions on Sunday. Congratulations to our Under-15 Boys team who were 2nd on Sunday.
Report from Graham Maxwell, the U13 Boys Team Manager:- It was an amazing day with so much success for the boys both in the relays and individual events. The standard was also higher than I have seen at previous finals. Deji Bello from SLH jumped 7.79M in the triple Jump, a jump that would have won gold any other year yet another boy jumped 8.01! Andrew from HHH managed 65 in the Vertical jump but came away with Bronze, another jump that could have also won Gold previously.
Field results Standing Long Jump - Gold for Dante Clarke best jump 2.77m
Standing Long Jump - Silver for Frank Bostock Westland best jump 2.59m
Vertical Jump - Bronze for Andrew Barrett best jump 65
Standing Triple Jump - Silver for Deji Bello best jump 7.79m
Speed Bounce - Gold for William Odgers with 88 bounces
Individual Track Races
2 Lap - Silver for Deji Bello This does not do the others justice by only looking at medallist. Luis Richardson made the 4 lap final against some fantastic athletes and finished 5th, Matthew Opoku only just missed out on the final coming 7th out of 22 boys. Dante Clarke won his heat and made the final of the 2 lap but as he was ill he could not run in the final or the relays later in the day. We also saw good races by Jacob Allen and Jacob Ashworth who finished 10th and 12th in the 6 lap out of 22 boys.
Track Relays Obstacle Relay - Gold for Frank Bostock Westland, Andrew Barrett, William Ab Lowerth and Dwayne Francis 4x1 relay - Won our heat and then secured a Silver medal in the final - Dwayne Francis, William Odgers, Frank Bostock Westland and Andrew Barret 4x2 Relay - Won our heat and then came second in the final - Deji Bello, Matthew Opuko, William Odgers and Luis Richardson
(16) SURREY RECORD - UNDER-17 WOMEN 1500M STEEPLECHASE
Competing in the Bill Whistlecroft Spring Festival Open Meeting held at Yeovil on 20th April 2019, Martha Collings (Woking AC) set a new record of 5:08.39. This was an improvement on the previous record of 5:13.72 set by Katie Balme (Herne Hill Harriers) in July 2016.
(17) IAAF WORLD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN, SATURDAY/SUNDAY, 11TH/12TH MAY 2019
The following Surrey athletes represented Great Britain & Northern Ireland:- Amy Allcock (Aldershot, Farnham & Dist. AC) 4x400m Heat 1 - Leg 3 - 2nd 3:28.31 Q; FINAL - Leg 4 - 6th 3:28.96. Dwayne Cowan (Hercules Wimbledon AC) 4x400m Heat 1 - Leg 2 - 3rd 3:03.11 q; FINAL - Leg 2 - 5th 3:04.96. Martyn Rooney (Croydon H) 4x400m Heat 1 - Leg 4 - 3rd 3:03.11 q; FINAL - Leg 3 - 5th 3:04.96. Kristal Awuah (Herne Hill H) 4x100m Heat 2 - Leg 1 - DNF. Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (Sutton & Dist. AC) 4x100m Heat 1 - Leg 2 - 1st 38.11 Q; FINAL - Leg 2 - 3rd 38.15. Jamal Rhoden-Stevens (Shaftesbury Barnet H) Mixed 4x400m Heat 2 - Leg 4 - 4th 3:20.49.
(18) SURREY COUNTY TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, WAAC, KINGSTON, SATURDAY/SUNDAY, 11TH/12TH MAY 2019
In the Under-20 Men's Hammer Sam Mace (Walton AC) set a new Surrey record for the 6kg hammer with a throw of 64.17m which beat the previous recird of 64.07m which he set in April 2019. This was one of several Championship Best Performances set over the weekend. The others were:
U15G 300m Katie Sakaria (G&G) 41.45;
U20W 1500m Alexandra Brown (HHH) 4:28.55;
U20W 400mH Marcey Winter (G&G) 60.90;
U20W Javelin Nicola Bell (Walton) 43.12;
SW 400mH Jessie Knight (WSEH) 57.80;
U13B Shot Alexander Abebrese (HHH) 11.42m;
U17M PV George Hopkins (Woking) 4.32m and
U17M Javelin George Hopkins (Woking) 57.50m.