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Today's Date: 23 February 2024

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(1) SURREY COUNTY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, LLOYD PARK, CROYDON, SATURDAY, 7TH JANUARY 2023

The results of each race are accessable from the links below:-

10:30Under-13 Boys 3kRESULTS
10:50Under-13 Girls 3kRESULTS (revised)
11:15Under-17 Men 6kRESULTS
11:15Under-20 Men 6kRESULTS
11:45Under-17 Women 6kRESULTS
11:45Under-20 Women 6kRESULTS
12:05Senior Women 8kRESULTS (revised)
13:00Under-15 Boys 4kRESULTS (revised)
13:20Under-15 Girls 4kRESULTS
13:45Senior Men 12kRESULTS (further revised 13th Jan.)
We apologise for the late confirmation of the Senior Men result. Several "chips" were not recorded at the finish and, as a consequence, some finishers were not included in the initial results.

SOME PHOTOS

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF COUNTY CHAMPIONS FOR EACH AGE GROUP.

(2) ENGLAND ATHLETICS SENIOR & U20 INDOOR COMBINED EVENTS, EIS, SHEFFIELD, SATURDAY/SUNDAY, 7TH/8TH JANUARY 2023

Congratulations to Bryony Bovell (Guildford & Godalming AC) on her victory in the U20 Women Pentathlon with a score of 3727 points.

(3) SCAA SPORTSHALL, GUILDFORD SPECTRUM, 22ND JANUARY 2023

CLUB WINNERS
U13 BOYSDorking & Mole Valley AC
U13 GIRLSGuildford & Godalming AC
U15 BOYSWaverley Harriers
U15 GIRLSWaverley Harriers

INDIVIDUAL WINNERS
U13 BOYSMatthew Wellinger (Cleves School, Weybridge)
U13 GIRLSSasha Nolan (Herne Hill Harriers)
U15 BOYSOwen Firth (Waverley Harriers)
U15 GIRLSTilly Farar (Waverley Harriers)

FULL RESULTS

(4) SCAA U11 SPORTSHALL, GUILDFORD SPECTRUM, 29TH JANUARY 2023

The event was pleased to have Sir Mo Farah in attendance.
He presented the medals at the end of the meeting. He also gave a fantastic motivational speech, telling them that he started in Sportshall athletics as a junior and they "should not be scared to dream big".

© 2023 Stephen Wilder

More photos from the event

(5) NEW SURREY INDOOR RECORD FOR HIGH JUMP

Competing in the World Athletics Tour meeting held on 4th February 2023 in Hustopece, Czech Republic, Morgan Lake (WSEH) set a new British Record for the Senior Women High Jump when she cleared 1.99m. This is higher than the current British outdoor record of 1.98m. The previous Surrey Indoor record of 1.95m was set by Debbie Marti (Bromley Ladies) in 1997.

SURREY SENIOR WOMEN INDOOR RECORDS      PROGRESSION OF SURREY INDOOR RECORD FOR SW HIGH JUMP

(6) NEW SURREY SENIOR WOMEN MILE & 1500M RECORDS

Competing in the Milrose Games in New York on 11th February 2023 Katie Snowden (Herne Hill Harriers) set a new Surrey Senior Mile record of 4:21.19. This was an improvement on the previous record of 4:31.2 which was set by Jo White (Mitcham) in 1988. Katie also set a new 1500m record during the race of 4:03.98 which was improvement of the previous record of 4:10.09 which she set in 2018.

SURREY SENIOR WOMEN INDOOR RECORDS      PROGRESSION OF SURREY INDOOR RECORD FOR SW 1500m

(7) ENGLAND ATHLETICS U20/U17/U15 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, EIS SHEFFIELD, SATURDAY/SUNDAY, 11TH/12TH FEBRUARY 2023

Surrey athletes won 8 medals including a Gold Medal in U15B 50M for Farrell Fabusiwa (Croydon).

SURREY MEDAL WINNERS

(8) UK INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, NIA BIRMINGHAM, SATURDAY/SUNDAY, 18TH/19TH FEBRUARY 2023

Congratulations to Jade Ive (Sutton & District) and Morgan Lake (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow)on their victories in the Pole Vault and High Jump. Surrey athletes won 6 medals at the championships - 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze.

SURREY MEDAL WINNERS

(9) SOUTH EAST REGION SPORTSHALL FINALS, BURGESS HILL, 26TH FEBRUARY 2023

Our Under-11 Sportshall teams
Our Under-13 & Under-15 Sportshall teams

(10) SOUTH EAST REGION SPORTSHALL FINALS, BURGESS HILL, 26TH FEBRUARY 2023

Congratulations to the Surrey teams on their amazing results:-

U11 Girls won team Gold     U11 Boys won team Silver
U13 Girls won team Silver     U13 Boys won team Gold
U15 Girls won team Gold     U15 Boys won team Gold

Congratulations to our wonderful Team managers, Laura, Fran, Graham and Josh.

The U11s do not have a national final but the u13 and 15 winners do, so our three winning teams qualify for the National Finals to be held at Stoke-on-Trent on the 1st April 2023. We wait to hear if the U13 girls may still qualify as a highest scoring team compared with the other regions.

(11) EUROPEAN INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, ISTANBUL, TURKEY, 2ND-5TH MARCH 2023

The following Surrey athletes have been selected for the GB & NI team:-

Katie Snowden (Herne Hill) - 1500m
Morgan Lake (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow) - High Jump
Mary Abichi (Enfield & Haringey) - 4x400m relay
Nicole Kendall (Thames Valley) - 4x400m relay
Jack Rowe (Aldershot, Farnham & District) - 3000m.

Thurs 2nd March pm - Morgan Lake cleared 1.91m in the High Jump qualification to qualify for Sunday's Final.
Fri 3rd March am - Katie Snowden was third in her heat of the 1500m to qualify for Saturday's Final.
Sat 4th March am - Jack Rowe was 5th in his heat of the 3000m to qualify for Sunday's Final.
Sat 4th March pm - Katie Snowden was 5th in the final of the 1500m.
Sun 5th March am - Morgan Lake was =7th in the High Jump final.
Sun 5th March pm - Nicole Kendall (3rd leg) & Mary Abichi (4th leg) ran in the 4x400m relay where the British team finished 6th. Jack Rowe was 9th in the 3000m final.

PERFORMANCES BY SURREY ATHLETES AT PREVIOUS EUROPEAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS.

(12) SURREY COUNTY INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, DWLC, CARSHALTON, 4TH/5TH MARCH 2023

RESULTS       PHOTOS

All performances have now been included in the Surrey Championship Results database. Athletes with pre-existing profiles will have had them updated. Details from the field event cards have been included.

(13) CAU INTER-COUNTY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, PRESTWOLD HALL, LOUGHBOROUGH, 11TH MARCH 2023

SENIOR WOMEN 1ST; UNDER-13 GIRLS 2ND & UNDER-13 BOYS 3RD.

Individually Caspian Holmes (Herne Hill) was 2nd in the U13 Boys race and Kitty Scott (Aldershot, Farnham & District) was 3rd in the U13 Girls race.

RESULTS

PHOTOS

LISTING OF SURREY TEAM PERFORMANCES AT NATIONAL INTER-COUNTY BY YEAR

(14) MICHAEL GOWAN 1943 - 2023

Mike Gowan died recently. He was a member of Herne Hill Harriers throughout his athletic career. He won the Surrey Youth Mile title in 1960 with a Championship Best Performance of 4:31.2. Subsequently he won the Junior Men Mile and 2 Miles titles in 1962. In his Senior career he competed against a strong group of middle distance runners at the Surrey County Championships held at Motspur Park during the 1960s - winning the Mile title in 1964.

Mike's Surrey profile

(15) VALERIE WINN (nee BALL) 1929-2023

Valerie Winn died on 27th March 2023 aged 93. Valerie Ball broke the World Record for 880 yards in 1952 with a time of 2:14.5. She was unfortunate that, at that time, the International Olympic Committee did not permit women to run further than 200m in the Olympic Games and so she was denied the opportunity to gain an Olympic medal. She joined Spartan Ladies AC in 1947. In 1948, aged 18, she won the WAAA 400 metres in 60.8. This was the first of 6 successive national titles at 400m/440yards. After her retirement from athletics she coached various sports at the Barn Elms Sports Club. She developed an even greater passion for tennis, competing in the Wimbledon Ladies Veterans Tournament.

Valerie Ball - Surrey profile

(16) RAY HALL 1933 - 2023

Ray died recently. He was a member of Belgrave Harriers. He competed regularly during the 1950s and 1960s in walking events at a time when Surrey was very strong in this discipline. In 1962 he finished 13th in the European Championships 50k Walk.

(17) SURREY COUNTY DISABILITY TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, WEIR ARCHER ATHLETICS CENTRE, KINGSMEADOW, 1ST APRIL 2023

RESULTS.

(18) NATIONAL SPORTSHALL FINALS, STOKE-ON-TRENT, 1ST APRIL 2023

Congratulations to the 4 Surrey teams on their performances:-

Under-15 Boys

1st Lancashire 1188
2nd Oxfordshire 1170
3rd Devon 1139
4th SURREY 1138

Owen Firth was 4th individual.

Under-15 Girls

1st Buckinghamshire 1271
2nd Essex 1226
3rd SURREY 1216
4th Birmingham 1105

Claudia Warren was 4th individual

Under-13 Girls

1st Norfolk 1237
2nd SURREY 1131
3rd Berkshire 1082
4th Derbyshire 1075

Under-13 Boys

1st SURREY 1292
2nd Warwickshire 1155
3rd Avon 1153
4th Derbyshire 1068

(19) NEW SURREY UNDER-15 GIRLS JAVELIN RECORD

Competing in the Crawley Open Meeting on 10th April 2023 Elise Christian (Guildford & Godalming) set a new record of 45.44m for the U15 Girls 500g Javelin. She had set the previous record of 44.52m in August 2022. This places her number 5 on the UK All-time listings.

SURREY UNDER-15 GIRLS OUTDOOR RECORDS      PROGRESSION OF SURREY OUTDOOR RECORD FOR U15G 500g JAVELIN

(20) NEW SURREY UNDER-20 MEN 3000M RECORD

Competing in the BMC Gold Standard Meeting at Birmingham University on 10th May 2023 James Dargan (Aldershot, Farnham & District) set a new Surrey record for 3000m of 8:04.53. This beat the previous record of 8:05.1 set by Jon Dennis (Camberley & District nearly 35 years ago in August 1988.

SURREY UNDER-20 MEN OUTDOOR RECORDS      PROGRESSION OF SURREY OUTDOOR RECORD FOR U20M 3000m

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