Several Surrey athletes were contesting the National Championships. Those finishing either 1st or 2nd and having the qualifying standard would be selecyed for the British team for the World Championships being held in Eugene, USA in July. It was also an opportunity to be recognised as potential team members for the World U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia in August and the European Championships in Munich, Germany in August.
DEREK CROOKES UNDER-13 INTER-COUNTY, WEIR ARCHER ATHLETIC & FITNESS CENTRE, KINGSMEADOW, 24TH JULY 2022
We are pleased to be holding this fixture after a gap of two years. You will find this year's timetable plus details of the results from previous editions on the meeting website:
Team selections for the U13 Girls and Boys Surrey teams for the Inter-County match on Sunday 24th July, at Kingston, will be made next week , based on the results from the Power of 10 for Surrey eligible athletes. Please ensure all recent performances are submitted to the site by this time. The top 2 athletes in the events at the meeting will be selected with the exception of high jump, where only an A athlete is selected.
PETE MULHOLLAND BEM TRIBUTE, WIMBLEDON PARK, 23RD JULY 2022
Hercules Wimbledon AC are holding a tribute for Pete Mulholland at Wimbledon Park at 12 noon on 23rd July 2022. Pete, who was a past president of Surrey County Athletic Association passed away during the COVID-19 pandemic and this is the first opportunity for people to pay their tributes to him.
All are welcome, but please could you indicate here if you are likely attend, just to give the Club an idea of numbers for catering.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, EUGENE, OREGON, USA, 15TH - 24TH JULY 2022
UK Athletics has announced the athletes who will represent Great Britain & Northern Ireland. The following Surrey athletes are in the team:-
The following Surrey athletes have been added to the team following invitations issued by World Athletics:- Morgan Lake (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow) - High Jump Chris McAlister (Thames Valley Harriers) - 400m Hurdles
Competing in England Athletics U18 Qualifying Events at Bedford on 19th June 2022 Arabella Wilson (Winchester & District) set a new record of 59.99 for the U17 Women 400m Hurdles. The previous record of 60.64 was set by her in the Surrey Championships on 15th May. Her time of 59.99 is the fastest ever by a British 15-year old.
Competing in the Welsh Championships at Cardiff on 12th June 2022 Jade Ive (Sutton & District) equalled the existing outdoor record of 4.35m for the Senior Women Pole Vault. The existing record was set by Janine Whitlock (Belgrave Harriers) in 2006. Jade's best performance indoors is 4.43m which she achieved in 2019.
Congratulations to Arabella Wilson (Winchester & District) who set a new COUNTY RECORD of 60.64 for the U17 Women 400m Hurdles. She achieved this when finishing 4th in the Senior race. The previous record of 60.75 was set by Laura Burke (WSEH) at the European Youth Olympics held in Tampere, Finland on 20th July 2009.
All performances have been incorporated into the Surrey Outdoor T&F Rankings. All existing athlete profiles have been updated with the results. Those participants who previously did not have a profile now have one.
Details from the result card for each field event have been included.
Mike Fleet took a large number of photos on each day of the championships. There are 6 pages (3 for Saturday and 3 for Sunday). Click on the links below:-
NATIONAL SPORTSHALL FINALS, ESSEX UNIVERSITY, COLCHESTER, SUNDAY, 10TH APRIL 2022
U13 Girls GOLD National Champions!
U15 Girls SILVER
U13 Boys BRONZE
Congratulations to Laura, Fran and Graham and their teams for their amazing results yet again.
Special mention to Graham's boys who did not know they were going until a late call up last week and many reserves had to be called in to complete the team.
Thanks to everyone involved, athletes, parents, club team managers, Surrey officials and all committee members for their continued financial support in this particularly financially challenging season.
SURREY COUNTY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 25TH MARCH 2022
Message from our President:-
Spring Full of Hope
Welcome to the 2022 track and field season. As your newly elected President, I am extremely proud to follow in the footsteps of so many of those who have made athletics in Surrey great. As the country re-opens and adapts to the impact of the COVID pandemic, I feel there is much to look forward to. Fittingly, 10 years after Channel 4 and London 2012 showcased the exploits of some of our amazing Paralympic athletes, we will be at the Weir Archer stadium on April 9th to welcome the return of the Surrey Disability Athletics Championships. Athletes, coaches, supporters and spectators will join together to celebrate the beginning of the 2022 track and field season. I wish all our athletes the best for the year ahead - whatever your hopes and dreams. I will enjoy seeing the fruits of a hard winters training and maybe some putting down seasons markers in a year that sees a home Commonwealth Games which will once again include Para Athletics events.
Best wishes to all for the year ahead.
Zara Hyde Peters OBE
SURREY COUNTY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 25TH MARCH 2022
The AGM was held on Friday 25th March 2022. Zara Hyde Peters OBE was elected President. The new constitution was agreed. Frances Ratchford, David Clarke and Gordon Campbell were re-elected as Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Treasurer respectively. In the absence of s volunteer, Lynne Reed agreed to continue to act as Secretary. There were no new Life Members elected and the existing Vice-Presidents were re-elected. Patricia and Michael Cole were thanked for their long service to SCAA and accepted a gift from the Association.
We are seeking a volunteer to be the Team Manager for the Surrey Under-13 Girls Cross-Country team for the 2022/2023 season. The team currently has 2 fixtures each year - the Southern in December and the CAU (National) in March. For further details please contact Frances Ratchford.
SURREY COUNTY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 25TH MARCH 2022
MESSAGE FROM OUR PAST PRESIDENT: 2022 promises to be a really exciting year for Surrey County sport as well as Globally, Nationally and Regionally and reminds us of the power and importance of sport to enrich our lives. Athletes, parents, coaches and officials as you emerge from COVID restrictions; anyone involved in athletics will see that it is your involvement that really does make amazing things happen.
As I finish my enjoyable time as Surrey President, I am looking forward to a busy programme of indoor athletics, cross-country along with a Home Commonwealth Games and summer full of Track & Field events. I hope everyone involved (athletes, coaches, Officials, parents) will continue to start the year strong and go for that ‘PB’ where ever (and whatever) it may be.
I would like to pay tribute to all who create an environment that is inspiring and filled with creative energy. Long may we create pathways to enable young athletes to move through school, club and County athletics to compete for Great Britain as young Will Barnicoat most recently did. We should never doubt that sport has the power to change lives. Let us all continue to try to do everything we can, to extend the advantages that we all know come from playing sport, to every part of Surrey in 2022.
JOHN BEER RIP
We regret to announce the recent death of John Beer. John represented Dorking St Pauls AC and its successor clubs upto Dorking & Mole Valley AC on the Surrey County committee until recently. He also represented Surrey Athletics on the Surrey County Playing Fields committee. For most of us our memories of John are as a committee member but in his younger days he was a fine cross-country runner.
URGENT NEWS. We have just heard that John Beer's widow Joan passed away in her sleep yesterday, Sunday 3rd April. There will now be a joint funeral at 11.30am on Wednesday 20th April 2022 at Dorking Cemetery, Reigate Road, Dorking. (Limited Parking) and afterwards at the Royal Oak, Chart Lane, Dorking.
WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, BELGRADE, SERBIA, 18TH-20TH MARCH 2022
We congratulate the following Surrey athletes on their selection for the British team:-
FRIDAY 18TH: Cheyanne Evans-Gray was 3rd in Heat 6 of 6 in the 60m. She then set a personal best of 7.19 when finishing 6th in the second (of three) semi-finals. Jessie Knight was initially disqualified in heat 3 of 5 in the 400m but she was been reinstated in 2nd place. She then placed 4th in the second (of two) semi-finals with a season's best of 51.93.
SUNDAY 20TH: Jessie Knight ran the final leg for the British 4x400m team which finished 4th in Heat 1 to qualify for the final. Jessie again ran the final leg in the final where the British team finished 5th.
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).
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.
You can select news items for other years by clicking on the year below:-
England Athletics has confirmed that the new restrictions announced by the Government on 22nd September 2020 do not affect OUTDOOR activities but they do affect INDOOR activities in our sport. See EA Guidance Update dated 23 September 2020 for details.
England Athletics has confirmed that the new restrictions announced by the Government on 9th September 2020 do NOT apply to those activities in our sport that have previously been approved. For the latest on Coronavirus go to EA update issued on 10th September 2020/.
SEAA COMPETITION LIMITED have issued a further update on 2nd November 2020.
The previous update was issued on 17th July 2020.
Before that an update was issued on 6th July 2020 which updated the statement below dated 1st May 2020:-
SEAA Competition Limited is working with England Athletics to reschedule individual championships if possible. As a result, we will be postponing the U20/Senior Championships that are scheduled to be held at the end of June. The U13/15 and U17 Championships are under review and further information will be posted in due course.
The All Age Group Combined Events Championships scheduled for July and the U15/17 Inter Counties Championships scheduled for September have been cancelled.
SEAA Competition are still working on providing a full Indoor, Cross Country and Road Running season if circumstances permit.
John Gandee - SEAA Competition Chairman
CORONAVIRUS / COVID 19 - Surrey County AA has been monitoring the Coronavirus situation very closely and unfortunately we will have to postpone the Awards Evening scheduled for 3rd April. We hope to hold the evening later in the year, and as soon as we have a date we will be in contact again. The AGM and Executive Meeting scheduled for 27th March have been postponed. We hope to find a new date later in the year.
Our Endurance Officials Secretary, David Clarke has issued the following on 25th September 2020:-
1. England Athletics will not issue permits for any XC events until some ‘COVID secure’ test events have been completed. So no events will be possible in October and the season will start in November at the very earliest.
2. Because of social distancing, current guidance does not allow “massed starts”. So if events do go ahead they may have to be on a time trial basis.
3. Even if we resolve these two issues it is proving extremely difficult, if not impossible, to get permission from the land owners to hold XC events because of COVID fears.
THE ATHLETICS MUSEUM - Click here for information regarding a project that all athletic clubs are invited to join.
REQUESTS FOR PAYMENT FROM SURREY ATHLETICS OFFICIALS - We have noticed recent requests for payment of monies in emails which appear to have been sent by an SCAA official. These are not genuine and should be ignored and certainly not replied to. It is not the practice of SCAA officials to request payment from individuals using a Surrey Athletics email address. The Surrey Athletics email addresses have been created to allow the athletics community to communicate with appropriate SCAA officials and are published on our website to facilitate this. Unfortunately, we are not able to stop unauthorised people sending emails that give the impression that they have been sent from an SCAA official. In general, scepticism is a good reaction to any such requests for money.NATIONAL UNION OF TRACK STATISICIANS (NUTS) - NUTS is due to open its athletics archive/museum later this year 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, please contact Mike Fleet 020 8647 1341 or email email@example.com. 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.
FORMS FOR PHOTO-FINISH, RACE CLOCK & RADIOS
SCAA has (a) photo finish, (b) a race clock and (c)
radios for hire. You can download forms to book either the race clock or
the radios by clicking on the buttons below. The forms come in either MS
Word or Adobe PDF format. Please note that there are two different forms
for the photo finish - one for organisations affiliated to SCAA and one
for other organisations.