We congratulate Peter Crawshaw on his award of an MBE for Services to Athletics. In addition to his attendance as a technical official at major national and international meetings held in the UK, Peter has been a loyal servant to Surrey Athletics in several capacities including being the County Officials Secretary. For example, in September he was the Meeting Manager for our Combined Events Championships.
EUROPEAN CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, TURIN, ITALY 11TH DECEMBER 2022
WILL BARNICOAT IS EUROPEAN CHAMPION
Congratulations to Will Barnicoat (AFD) who won the Under-20 Men race and led GB to victory in the team result. Jack Rowe (AFD) was 44th in the Senior Men race.
To all those who were part of the Surrey team at this year's event we say a big "THANK YOU" to all the athletes, parents, supporters and coaches who gave up their Saturday to either run or support the athletes and to all the team managers who spend a lot of time selecting and organising their teams and to Ray and Marie Anne Cowper who have made themselves indispensable to us and to Patricia and Michael Cole who have the relentless task of organising the kit.
We look forward to seeing everyone over the forthcoming season and a very Happy Christmas to you all.
The latest indoor rankings are now available by clicking on Rankings (Indoor) in the left-hand column. They cover the current competition year which started on 1st October 2022. We have only recently been compiling indoor rankings; therefore, only a few past years can be viewed. If you are interested in becoming a member of our team of compilers then please contact Keith Burchell. We are seeking volunteers for the following age groups: U17 Women, U15 Girls, U13 Girls and U20 Men.
SURREY 2022 CLUB RANKINGS FOR YOUNG ATHLETES
Our 5 rankings compilers have concluded updating the track & field rankings for the 2022 season. As a result of their efforts we are able to publish club rankings for this past season for the Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17 age groups. These listings provide an annual comparison going back to 2003. What they clearly show is that the number of participants has not yet recovered back to the pre-Covid levels.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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
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.