Adelle Tracey (Guildford & Godalming AC) set a new Surrey record for 800m indoors when she won in Vienna on 30th January 2016. Her time of 2:02.15 improved the previous record of 2:04.35 which was set by Katie Snowden (Herne Hill Harriers) in 2014.
Former Surrey president and team manager Bill Lucas, DFC, was guest of honour at a celebration tea at Belgrave Hall on Sunday to mark 80 years' membership of Belgrave Harriers. Bill, who is in his 100th year, represented Britain in the 5000m at the Wembley Olympics in 1948 after just one year's training after serving in the RAF's Bomber Command for seven years and flying 81 missions, surviving unharmed. When he retired from active athletics, Bill was a valuable asset for the county as team manager during one of the most successful periods for Surrey in the UK Inter-Counties cross country championships.
Many older members of Belgrave Harriers and representatives of the South of England AA and Surrey County AA were at the celebration tea which was attended by about 50 people.
Bill thanked those present with an amazingly lucid and fascinating address which included explaining how he came to join Belgrave in 1936.
In one of the two pictures taken by Mike Fleet, Belgrave chairman John Powell is presenting Bill with a commemoration vase and, in the other, Bill is surrounded by many of the athletes he managed during his period as Belgrave's cross country team manager. In the centre is a painting of him running in June 1952 at a meeting to mark the opening of the Wimbledon Park track. Profile.
From left to right: George Flanagan, John Stow, Leo Coy, Tony Binda, Bob Taylor, Bill Lucas, Lionell Mann, Tony Fairclough, Alan Black, Bill Laws, Ken Miller, Charlie Dabbs, Pat Newall & Charlie Dickenson.
(5) SURREY MILE RECORD FOR OLI AITCHISON
Competing in the Husky Classic meeting in Seattle, USA Oli Aitchison (Aldershot, Farnham & District AC) set a new Surrey record for 1 Mile indoors on 13th February 2016. His time of 3:58.59 improved the previous record of 3:59.54 which was set by John Gladwin (Belgrave Harriers) in 1987.
Competing in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th February 2016 Jade Lally (Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers) set a new Surrey record and English National record for the Senior Women's Discus. Her throw of 64.22m improved the previous record of 61.22m which was set by Shelley Newman (Belgrave Harriers) in 2003.
Competing in Sydney, Australia on 27th February 2016 Jade Lally (Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers) set a new Surrey record for the Senior Women's Discus. Her throw of 65.10m improved the previous record of 64.22m which she set 2 days earlier (see below). This will also be an English record.
Malcolm died peacefully at St Helier Hospital in February. He had been ill for a few months. As a member of Mitcham AC during the late-1950s and the 1960s he won the Surrey Junior Men's Mile title in 1960. He maintained an interest in athletics during his later years through spectating at Crystal Palace and in 2012 by going with his granddaughters to the London Olympics. Profile.
(13) U13/U15 SPORTSHALL - SOUTH-EAST REGION FINALS, BURGESS HILL, 6TH MARCH 2016
(15) CAU INTER-COUNTY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, COFTON PARK, BIRMINGHAM, SATURDAY, 12TH MARCH 2016
Another fantastic day for Surrey at Cofton Park. 6 Surrey teams finished in the top five. We thank all the athletes for their hard work and commitment over the year. We say a special thank you to the coaches, parents and friends for their support of the athletes week-in and week-out. We also thank Patricia & Michael Cole for stepping-in at the last minute to act as team managers, put up the County tent and hand out the team vests.
(16) IAAF WORLD INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, PORTLAND, OREGON, USA, 17TH/20TH MARCH 2016
Congratulations to the following Surrey athletes who were selected to represent Great Britain & Northern Ireland:-
60 metres James Dasaolu (Croydon H);
800 metres Adelle Tracey (Guildford & Godalming AC);
Pentathlon Morgan Lake (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC).
David passed away suddenly, but peacefully, aged 83 on 10th April 2016. He had been an active Field Judge and Timekeeper for many years.
(19) SURREY UNDER-20 HAMMER RECORD
Gareth Cook has informed us that he threw the 6kg Hammer 63.80m whilst representing England Schools in the ISF World Gymnasiade held in Nice on 4/6 June 1986. This performance is now recognised as the Surrey Record. Gareth's 1986 performance was previously shown as the County record because, in 1986, in the UK, Under-20 Men were throwing a 6.25kg Hammer and Gareth's throw being achieved under International Rules which prescribed a 6kg Hammer meant that his throw was not included in the UK rankings. SURREY UNDER-20 MEN OUTDOOR RECORDS.
(20) U13/U15 SPORTSHALL - NATIONAL FINALS, SPORT CITY, MANCHESTER, 16TH/17TH APRIL 2016
Following the conclusion of all the Regional rounds it was announced that the Surrey Under-13 Girls team plus Marcus Austin in the Under-13 Boys Long Jump have qualified for the national finals.
It was a great day - The Under-13 Girls team did Surrey proud - finishing 2nd out of 11 - Norfolk turned the tables on us - last year they went as best runners-up and came 2nd to us & this year was the reverse.
There were 8 individual medals for the Surrey girls. Also GOLD for Marcus Austin (DMV) in his individual event the standing long jump with a leap of 2.63m.