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Today's Date: 23 April 2017
The meeting will be held under WMA and UKA rules with Photo finish and EDM for long throws. Entry is £6 per event plus PayPal booking fee. The timetable will be sent to each athlete ASAP after the closing date, however the expected start time for the field events is 10am and the track is 12 noon. Information line 07968 131 577 up to 9pm
Closing date for entries 15th May – NO LATE ENTRIES and NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY
SOPHIE COWPER SELECTED FOR ENGLAND - Sophie Cowper (Rotherham H) has been selected to represent England in the Great Birmingham 10k on 30th April 2017. Despite now living in the North of England Sophie has retained her Surrey qualification and was a member of the winning Surrey Senior Women's team in the recent CAU Inter-County Cross-Country Championships. Furthermore, she has also volunteered to maintain the Surrey Track & Field Rankings for the Under-13 and Under-15 Girls for 2017.
FAST 100M BY HARRY AIKINES-ARYEETEY - Competing in the Pure Athletics Spring Invitational at Clermont, Florida USA on 15th April Harry A-A was timed at 9.90 over 100m which is faster than the 9.91/+1.1 County record set by James Dasaolu in 2013. Unfortunately there was a following wind of 4.4m/s which means that it is not valid for record purposes. Surrey Senior Men Records.
Senior Women: 1st Penelope Cummings (HHH) 59:24.0; 2nd Fiona Bishop (Woking) 68:58.9.
Senior Men: 1st Mick Harran (HHH) 69:40.3; 2nd David Delaney (Surrey WC) 77:58.9.
SURREY COUNTY ADO - Surrey Athletics are pleased to announce the appointment of Jake Waldron as the new County Development Officer. Jake will begin his new role on 2nd May 2017, and the role will include the creation of a county development plan, implement a coach education programme which will benefit Coaches, Clubs and Athletes, support coaching pathways that improve levels of athlete performance, build strong links with Surrey and London Schools Athletic Associations, and organise County Squad days. Further announcements will be made nearer Jake's starting date when contact details will be given.
SURREY TRACK & FIELD RANKINGS 2017 - We are aiming to start publishing this years rankings in late-April (ie. after the first round of YDL and Southern League fixtures). We wish to thank those who have responded to the request for volunteers. Currently we have 2 new people who will cover the Under-17 Women, Under-15 Girls & Under-13 Girls. If you would be prepared to take on one or more of the male age groups then please contact Keith Burchell.
SURREY COUNTY AA AGM, 7:15PM, THE INSTITUTE, HIGH STREET, LEATHERHEAD, 31 MARCH 2017 - Sue & Peter Shilling were elected as joint Presidents. Lynne Reed was elected as Hon. Secretary.
List of Officers.
ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, NORWICH, 18TH MARCH 2017 - We show below the Surrey athletes who finished in the top six places. The schools county they were representing is shown in brackets:-
Junior Boys: 4th Harley Norman (Surrey); 5th Jaden Kennedy (London).
Inter Girls: 2nd Claudia Lance Jones (Surrey); 3rd Charlotte Alexander (Surrey).
Senior Girls: 3rd Julia Tomczak (London), 6th Niamh Brown (Surrey).
ED WHITLOCK 1931 - 2017 - An obituary for Ed Whitlock who died on 13th March 2017 was published in The Times on 16th March 2017. It mentions that he was the first person over 70 to finish a marathon in under 3 hours when at the age of 72 he ran 2hrs 59mins 9secs; a time he improved a year later to 2hrs 54mins 49secs. In October 2016 at the age of 85 he ran the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 3hrs 56min 33secs!
He was born in South London and, although our records for the immediate post-war years are limited, they show that he finished 4th in the 1948 Surrey Youths Cross-Country Championship representing Surbiton Grammar School. By 1949 he had joined Walton AC and he finished 2nd in the Surrey Junior Mens One Mile championship and then in 1951 he was 7th in the Surrey Junior Mens Cross-Country Championship.
In 1952 he emigrated to Canada where his athletics career ceased until he took it up again in 1975 when his 14-year old son wanted to attempt a marathon. Subsequently Ed set many age group records from the Mile to the Marathon and was the World Masters Champion for 1500m in 1979. His last race was in December 2016 when he came back to London to run in a cross-country event that he had previously won as a schoolboy. Profile.
EA U17/U15 INDOOR COMBINED EVENTS, EIS, SHEFFIELD, 11/12TH MARCH 2017 - Pippa Earley (Kingston AC & Polytechnic H) set a new UK Indoor Record for the U17 Womens Pentathlon with her winning total of 3952 points. This is her second UK record this winter having previously broken the 60m Hurdles record at the Surrey Championships in February. Surrey Medal Winners.


In the team placings - Under-13 Boys, Under-17 Women & Senior Women were FIRST and the Senior Men were 2nd. The Under-13 Girls, Under-15 Girls, Under-15 Boys & Under-20 Women were 4th.
Individual victories for Jaden Kennedy (U13B) & Claudia Lance Jones (U17W). Alex Brown was 2nd in the U17W. Andy Maud was 3rd in the SM. Ethan Scott (U13B) & Julia Tomczak (U17W) were 4th. Phoebe Law (SW) & Phil Wicks (SM) were 5th.

The winning Under-17 Women team
of Claudia Lance Jones, Alexandra Brown, Julia Tomczak & Katie Hopkins.
More photos.

EUROPEAN INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BELGRADE, SERBIA, 3/5 MARCH 2017 - 3 Surrey athletes have been selected for the GB & NI team:-
60m - Theo Etienne (Hercules Wimbledon)
HJ - Morgan Lake (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow)
4x400m - Mary Iheke (Enfield & Haringey)

FRIDAY, 3RD MARCH - Morgan Lake qualified for the Final of the High Jump by clearing 1.90m.
SATURDAY, 4TH MARCH - Morgan Lake finished 8th in the High Jump Final with a clearance of 1.85m. Theo Etienne finished 5th in the 60m Final with a time of 6.67. Previously he had won Heat 3 with a time of 6.62 followed by a victory in the second semi-final with a time of 6.59.
SUNDAY, 5TH MARCH - Mary Iheke ran the third leg for the GB & NI team which finished second in the Final of the 4x400m Relay with a time of 3:31.05


Well done to absolutely everyone involved especially the team managers Laura, Graham, Fran and Natalie (plus Patricia who was there to assist with kit etc). Full info results to follow on website when available. Two teams may be more (once top scorers calculated from all regionals) through to the National Finals at The City of Manchester Stadium on April 22nd/23rd.
OLIVE LONG - We regret to report the passing of Olive Long over the last weekend in February. She was active as a Timekeeper, alongside husband Bill. The funeral will be at Randall's Park, Leatherhead KT21 2DA on Wednesday 29th March at 11.45 followed by drinks and a buffet lunch at The Woodman, Ashtead. Please contact Martin 01737 352507 or to assist with catering numbers.
EA U20/U17/U15 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, EIS, SHEFFIELD, 25/26TH FEBRARY 2017 - Sam Talbot (Exeter H) set a new Surrey County Record of 7.83 for the U20 Mens 60m Hurdles. Surrey Medal Winners. Surrey County Indoor Records
ENGLISH NATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, NOTTINGHAM, 25 FEBRUARY 2017 - Congratulations to the following Surrey athletes who finished in the top 3 places:-
U13 Boys - 1st Jaden Kennedy (Herne Hill Harriers)
U15 Girls- 2nd Charlotte Alexander (Herne Hill Harriers)
U17 Women - 3rd Alex Brown (Herne Hill Harriers)
NEW SURREY MARATHON RECORD FOR LILY PARTRIDGE - Running in the Seville Marathon on 17th February 2017 Lily Partridge's time of 2:32:10 beat the previous best time of 2:33:07 set by Nicole McCracken in the 1990 London Marathon. Surrey Road Best Performances.
SURREY COUNTY INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, DWLC, CARSHALTON, 18/19 FEBRUARY 2017 - Pippa Earley's winning time of 8.41 in the Under-17 Women's 60m Hurdles was a UK Indoor Record (the previous record was set by Helen Worsey in 1998). Jade Ive improved the County Record for the Senior Women's Pole Vault which she had set at last week's National Championships with her winning vault of 4.36m. Both day's Field Results     Both day's Track Results
NEW SURREY MARATHON RECORD FOR LILY PARTRIDGE - Running in the Seville Marathon on 17th February 2017 Lily Partridge's time of 2:32:10 beat the previous best time of 2:33:07 set by Nicole McCracken in the 1990 London Marathon. Surrey Road Best Performances.
ENDURANCE OFFICIALS COURSES MARCH 2017 - Two courses for endurance officials are being held at Belgrave Hall on 13th and 22nd March 2017. Those who currently help out at road and cross country events would be ideal candidates. DETAILS.
DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - Surrey County Athletic Association is intending to appoint an athletics development officer to work with athletic clubs in the county and other stakeholders to drive forward a development strategy aimed at improving performance across all disciplines. Emphasis will be on those events where the county is weak and lacks depth. Another aim is to increase the number of coaches, officials and volunteers supporting clubs and the county association.
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We congratulate John Beer on celebrating his 90th birthday. John has been a member of Dorking St. Pauls AC and its successors and represented them as a member of the Surrey County Athletic Association Executive Committee for many years and was the Associaion's representative to the Surrey County Playing Fields Association.
UK INDOOR COMBINED EVENTS, EIS, SHEFFIELD, 11/12TH FEBRARY 2017 - Congratulations to Jade Ive (Pole Vault) and Morgan Lake (High Jump) for their Gold Medals. Jade's clearance at 4.35m was a new Surrey Indoor Record (previous best was 4.26m by Ellie Spain in 2007). Surrey Medal Winners.
PAM DAVIES - We regret to report the passing of former Surrey president Pam Davies, winner of the English women’s cross country title a record-equalling four successive times. She died in a North London hospital after a short illness, aged 82.
She took up athletics in 1953 when she was a student at Leicester University after she discovered there were races further than 100 yards. She began at 880 yards and was the Women’s AAA national one mile champion in 1963. After finishing runner-up in the English women’s cross country championship in 1964, she won the event in 1965, 1966, 1967 and 1968, only the second runner to win the title four consecutive occasions. Diane Leather (1953 to 1956) was the first runner to achieve the feat. She also represented England three times in the international championship.
Although she achieved further success on the track she admitted cross country running was her favourite event. She was a regular competitor in the Surrey Championships between 1961 and 1973 winning the one mile title four times in 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1968 and the county senior women's cross country title in 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965,1966 and 1967.
She and her late husband John were the 20th century Bow Street runners as they frequently trained from their home in Bow Street where they had two sons. She was also a full-time teacher as head of science at a South London school. She lived the last few years of her life at the Highbury development in North London to be near one of her sons. After retiring from competitive athletics in the 1980’s she continued to support the sport as a qualified official. She was elected Surrey president in 2001 and from 2002 to 2013 she was assistant secretary taking the minutes of executive committee meetings. Profile.
Belgrave Harriers celebrated Bill’s 100th birthday in style with a great party at Belgrave Hall on January 15th where Bill and his wife Sheena were the guests of honour.
They were photographed in front of a 100th birthday cake and they were interviewed by TV and newspaper reporters.
Among almost 100 guests were South of England president John Gebbels, Surrey president Pete Mulholland, Surrey chairman Tom Pollak and three other Belgrave Olympians Snowy Brooks, Pascar Owor (Uganda) and John Bicourt.
There was a half-page report of the event in the Daily Mirror on January 16th and coverage of the celebrations on ITN London through January 16th.

Bill with 3 other Olympians. L-R Snowy Brooks, Paskar Owor & John Bicourt.
EA SENIOR / UNDER-20 INDOOR COMBINED EVENTS, EIS, SHEFFIELD, 7/8TH JANUARY 2017 - Congratulations to Dylan Carlsson-Smith (Shaftesbury Barnet) for his 3rd place in the U20M Heptathlon.
Performances have been added to athlete profiles.
For earlier items of news click on News Headlines
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 Young people between the age of 14 and 35 who would like to have cardiac testing can go to
You can also see 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.
NEW DATABASE FACILITY - It is now possible to review the performances by Surrey athletes at the Major International Championships. For example you can view all performances at the Olympic Games or finalists at the European Indoor Championships or medal winners at the Commonwealth Youth Games etc....... Click on "Results" above and then select "Major Championships". As always please let us know of any errors or ommissions. Webmaster.
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. In particular, sets of County Championship results prior to 1980 are sought.
SURREY SCHOOLS ATHLETICS HISTORICAL INFORMATION - CAN YOU HELP? - Surrey Schools AA have had a request from Michael Stenning, as part of his family history research. He wants to know if his aunt, Iris Marshall, won the girls hurdles at Surrey Schools T&F at Motspur Park between 1934-39.
Another request for any old programmes from Surrey Schools in the 1934-39 period, and also for 1954 Surrey Schools T&F Champs. Please contact Peter Shilling.
SURREY ALL-TIME RANKINGS - We have compiled "All-time Rankings" based upon data we have for previous rankings. As these are incomplete it is possible that some performances have been missed - please contact Pete Mulholland with any further performances that should be included. Performances are only eligible for athletes who were Surrey-qualified at the time of setting the performance. The names and clubs shown are those of the athlete at the time the performance was set.
RESULTS ARCHIVE- On this website you will find results of previous County Championships. To find out what is available then click on the buttons below:-
The Track & Field Championships database has recently had the complete results of the 2015 Main Championships plus the full results of the 1975 Championships included. This means that we now have full results for 40 years available for you to access. Result sheets in the past did not show the first names of athletes so many are missing from the database. If you are able to add to this information then please contact Webmaster. There are over 83,000 individual performances from past Track & Field Championships stored within the database.
SCAA has (a) photo finish, (b) a race clock and (c) radios for hire. You can download forms to book either the race clock or the radios by clicking on the buttons below. The forms come in either MS Word or Adobe PDF format. Please note that there are two different forms for the photo finish - one for organisations affiliated to SCAA and one for other organisations.
Photo-finish + clock
Photo-finish + clock
Race Clock (Road /
Cross Country)
MS Word photofinish.doc (43k) photofinish.doc (43k) clock.doc (35k) radios.doc (37k)
Abobe Acrobat photofinish.pdf (14k) photofinish.pdf (14k) clock.pdf (42k) radios.pdf (58k)

Annual Statistical Analysis of U13 / U15 / U17 Track & Field Performances.