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.
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:-
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:-
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.
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.