It is with sadness that we report the death on 19th June 2021 of Clive Shippen. Clive was President of the Surrey County AAA in 1981. He represented Surrey in the Inter-Counties Cross-Country in 1962 after finishing 11th in the Surrey County Championship. In 1969 he became the co-editor of SCAN. He died in Australia where he lived.
SURREY COUNTY RECORD UNDER-20 WOMEN 1500M STEEPLECHASE, 5TH JUNE 2021
Running in the BMC meeting held at Milton Keynes on the the 5th June 2021 Martha Collings (Woking AC) set a new record for the U20 Woman 1500m Steeplechase when winning the race in a time of 5:01.86. This beat the previous County record of 5:07.07 set by Zoe Tompkins in 2018.
and Imani Lansiquot (Sutton & District) who was 3rd in 100m with a time of 11.27/+1.3 and ran the 2nd leg in the 4x100m relay which they won in 43.36.
LOUGHBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL, SUNDAY 23RD MAY 2021
Pippa Roessler (Aldershot, Farnham & District AC) represented GB Juniors in the 3000m where she finished 10th in 9:46.72.
TRACK & FIELD RANKINGS 2021
We are grateful to the following volunteers who have agreed to look after some of the age groups:- Sirkka Kirkby (U17W), Jess Wilson & Sarah Pye (U15G & U13G) and Ashley Burridge (U15B & U13B).
Therefore, I am seeking volunteers to compile the lists for one or more of the following age groups:-
U20 Men, U20 Women & U17 Men.
We try to update the rankings once a week, primarily using the data held on Power of Ten, and it can take a couple of hours at busy times of the year. If you are interested in finding out what is involved then please contact Keith Burchell.
SURREY SCHOOLS OPEN TRIALS, SATURDAY 12TH JUNE 2021
****Under 15 Boys Triple Jump****
Due to an administrative error, the Boys Under 15 Triple Jump was omitted from the Trials Entry Procedure.
If there is anybody in your Club who can jump over 10m (ESAA District Standard) and wishes to enter please get in touch with Peter Shilling (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ENTRY OPPORTUNITY FOR THIS CLOSES ON MONDAY JUNE 7TH AT 18.00.
ENTRIES FOR ALL OTHER EVENTS CLOSED ON SUNDAY MAY 30 AT 18.00.
Under 15's in the Morning and Under 17's in the Afternoon.
This will be a Covid Safe Meeting - all public health regulations will apply.
SURREY SCHOOLS SUBMISSIONS FOR ENGLISH SCHOOLS TEAM ENTRY
THIS IS ONLY FOR ALL SENIOR EVENTS, PLUS STEEPLECHASE (INTERS ) AND POLE VAULT (ALL AGE GROUPS)
Click HERE, and fully complete the form that is provided. Submissions close on Sunday June 13th at 19.00.
SURREY COUNTY RECORD UNDER-15 GIRLS SHOT, 16TH MAY 2021
Competing in the SLAN meeting held at Carshalton on the the 16th May 2021 Victoria Alicante-King (Herne Hill Harriers) set a new record for the U15 Girls 3kg Shot with a put of 12.99m. This beat the previous County record of 12.63m which she set in April 2021. It also bettered the record for the 3.25kg Shot of 12.76m set by Michella Obijiaku (Herne Jill Harriers) in 2012.
SURREY COUNTY BEST PERFORMANCE UNDER-20 WOMEN 1500M STEEPLECHASE, 8TH MAY 2021
Martha Collings (Woking AC) set the fastest time by an U20 Woman for the 1500m Steeplechase when she finished second with a time of 5:00.80 at the Yeovil Open Meeting on 8th May. Unfortunately, because the organisers included some Under-15 Boys in the race it was a mixed gender event and so Martha's time does not qualify as a County record. The County record remains as the performance of 5:07.07 set by Zoe Tompkins in 2018.
After further discussions it has been decided not to stage the Derek Crookes U13 Inter County meeting in 2021 and this now is cancelled.
As a result it has been decided to move the County Track & Field Championships from the weekend of 22/23 May to the weekend of 31st July / 1st August when the bulk of the Covid restrictions should have been lifted. This meeting will be held at the Weir Archer Athletic & Fitness Centre, Kingston. CLICK HERE TO ENTER
The Masters Track & Field Championships (with the Sussex Masters County Championships) will be held on Sunday 18th July at the Weir Archer Athletic & F C Kingston. CLICK HERE TO ENTER
The Road Relay Championships will be held on 4th September at Wimbledon Park.
The Combined Event Championships & Track Relays (with the Sussex Combined Events Championships) will be held over the weekend 11/12th September at the David Weir Leisure Centre, Carshalton.
The list of officials for the Track & Field Championships can be found on the Officials page.
BELOW WE SHOW GUIDANCE ISSUED BY ENGLAND ATHLETICS RELATING TO COVID-19:-
Please go the SEAA website for details of their plans for Southern Championships in 2021.
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 & FIELD COUNTDOWN CLOCKS
SCAA has photo finish, race clock, radios and field countdown clocks for hire. You can download forms to request a booking for any of these by clicking on the buttons below. The forms come in either MS
Word or Adobe PDF format.