SURREY SAYS NO TO CHANGING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS - The Surrey County AA Executive Committee at its meeting on July 21st discussed a proposal from Leighton Buzzard AC to allow first claim members of county affiliated clubs who did not have either a birth or residential qualification to compete in that county's championships.
After considerable discussion, the executive committee voted unanimously against any rule change.
CAU INTER-COUNTY TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEDFORD, 29TH/30TH JULY 2017 - Any athletes wishing to take part should ensure that they read the information for the event, including regarding County selection which can be found at the following link:
Please can athletes pay particular attention to the instructions regarding how and when to register for their event.
Surrey athletes also need to make themselves known to the Surrey team managers when they arrive:
Rob Russell (senior men)- 07810 862842 and Rachel Brunswick (senior women) 07718 484881.
Club or county vests must be worn.
COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES, BAHAMAS, 20TH-23RD JULY 2017 - The following Surrey athletes were selected for the England team:-
Women 3000m - Claudia Lance Jones (Guildford & Godalming AC); Women 100m Hurdles - Pippa Earley (Kingston AC & Polytechnic H) and Men 200m - Chad Miller (Hercules Wimbledon AC).
Chad Miller wins BRONZE MEDAL in the individual 200m followed by a SILVER MEDAL in the Mixed 4x200m Relay.
EUROPEAN JUNIOR (UNDER-20) CHAMPIONSHIPS, GROSSETO, ITALY, 20TH-23RD JULY 2017 - The following Surrey athletes were selected for the GB & NI team:-
Women 100m & 4x100m - Olivia Okoli (Guildford & Godalming AC); Women 200m - Maya Bruney (Blackheath & Bromley H); Women 4x100m - Jazz Crawford (Blackheath & Bromley H); Men 100m & 4x100m - Rechmial Miller (Hercules Wimbledon AC); Men 110m Hurdles - Robert Sakala (Croydon H) and Decathlon - Sam Talbot (Exeter H).
Robert Sakala won the SILVER MEDAL and set a new Surrey U20 Record for the 110m Hurdles (99cm) when he finished second in the Final. His time of 13.48/0.0 beat the previous record of 13.60/+1.6 which he set on the 5th July. Surrey Under-20 Men Records.
Maya Bruney won the GOLD MEDAL and set a new Surrey U20 Record for the 200m when she won the Final. Her time of 23.04/-1.0 beat the previous record of 23.07 which set in the semi-finals (see above). Surrey Under-20 Women Records.
WORLD PARA ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS, LONDON, 14-23 JULY 2017 - Congratulations to the following Surrey athletes for their medal-winning performances:
Georgina Hermitage (Guildford & Godalming) T37 400m Gold Medal & World Record and T37 100m Gold Medal & Championship Record.
Toby Gold (Kingston & Polytechnic) T33 100m Silver Medal.
DEREK CROOKES UNDER-13 INTER-COUNTIES, KINGSMEADOW, 29TH JULY 2017 - Marilyn Parsons, the Surrey Under-13 Girls Team Manager has made the following announcement:-
"After a number of girls who have injuries and holiday commitments, the Surrey Team Selection is now as attached. Hopefully you all now have a timetable and times of your event.
Any Under-13 girls with a PB of 14.0s or less can come and do the 100m non scoring, which is at 2.20pm and any Under-13 girls with a PB 2:36.0 or less can do the non scoring 800m at 4.10 pm. Please let me know if you have not notified me already." Terry Letheby, the Surrey Under-13 Boys Team Manager has announced:-
"The Surrey Team Selection is attached.
Any Under-13 boys with a PB of 13.4s or less can come and do the 100m non-scoring, which is at 2.20pm and any Under-13 boys with a PB 2:26.0 or less can do the non scoring 800m at 4.10 pm. Please let me know if you wish to run and have not notified me already." Selection Criteria for Surrey Inter-County Teams. U13 Inter-Counties Meeting website (for previous results).
PHIL TOMKINS 1935 - 2017
It is with great sadness that we learn of Phil's passing. The following is an extract from the tribute to him placed on the Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers website:
“Phil Tomkins was a former UK Chief Starter and a prolific, highly-skilled and supportive mentor and lecturer in the arts of Starting in the UK and abroad. He died in Newmarket at the age of 82 on July 9th. He was born in the Kingston area on April 1st 1935. He was much involved with Surrey AC and coached groups in the Tiffins School Gym, including Doris Dean when she was General Secretary during the 1960s. He also forged a career as a volunteer official, becoming a senior mentor for many past, future and present Starters and Starter’s Assistants/Marksmen who benefited from his expertise,not least Alan Bell,who was his modern counterpart. Phil was much travelled,and much in demand,and climbed the national and international ladder both as an active Chief Starter and as a Lecturer abroad, but he was also fully active in the UK in the South of England and in Surrey.
He was elected to the Presidency of Surrey County AAA for 1975 following a spell as the County’s Coaching Secretary in the 1960s. For many years he was a National Officials Secretary for Technical Officers. Having qualified in education he taught in Surrey initially. Subsequently, he was offered a Subject Leader post at Castle Manor School in Haverhill in Suffolk,and was promoted in time to Senior Teacher. He moved to the Bury St Edmunds area, affiliating to West Suffolk AC.
His funeral will be held at the West Suffolk Crematorium in Risby, near Bury St Edmunds on Thursday, July 27th at 12.45. If anyone wishes to donate to the Alzheimers Society, then that would be the family’s preference.”
Our chairman Tom Pollak writes: “I remember Phil as a very pleasant, amiable and friendly man. He was also the county coaching secretary for about five years in the 1960’s prior to his becoming president of the men’s association. His move to East Anglia in the 1970’s was certainly Surrey’s loss and Suffolk’s gain as he continued to throw himself into our sport. He served as both Suffolk president (1995 to 1997) and chairman (1989 to 1998 and 2004 to 2006). Phil was instrumental in getting the English Schools AA to stage their track and field championships in Bury St Edmunds in 1999 and then masterminded the staging of a very successful event where he was, of course, chief starter”.
Joe Mower, the current Suffolk chairman commented: “Phil was admired throughout the sport as one of life's true Gentlemen”. Those who had the great pleasure of knowing Phil would certainly endorse those sentiments.
SURREY COUNTY COMBINED EVENTS, 3000M TRACK WALK & STEEPLECHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS, DWLC, CARSHALTON, 9TH/10TH SEPTEMBER 2017 - On-line entries open.
EUROPEAN UNDER-23 CHAMPIONSHIPS, BYDGOSZCZ, POLAND, 13TH-16TH JULY 2017 - The following Surrey athletes were selected:-
Women 100m & 4x100m - Imani Lansiquot (Sutton & District AC); Women 10,0000m - Phoebe Law (Kingston AC & Polytechnic H); Men 400m Hurdles - Jacob Paul (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC); Men 4x100m - Theo Etienne (Hercules Wimbledon AC). RESULTS for Surrey athletes
IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, LONDON, 4TH - 13TH AUGUST 2017 -
UKA have announced the selections for the GB & NI team. It contains the following Surrey athletes:-
EBBISHAM LEAGUE CHARITY COLLECTION, COULSDON, 9TH JULY 2017 -
Following collections at Croydon & Kingston a cheque for £110.50 has been received by the Lennox Children's Cancer Fund. LCCF have expressed their thanks to those who contributed to this generous donation.
NEW SURREY RECORD FOR U20 MEN'S 110M HURDLES - Competing at the Belfast International Meeting on 5th July Robert Sakala (Croydon Harriers) was timed at 13.60/+1.6. This was an improvement on the previous record of 13.66 which he set in 2016. Robert hopes that this will be sufficient to persuade the selectors to include him in the "2nd pick" for the GB & NI team for the European Junior Championships as their standard for the event is 13.75. Surrey Under-20 Men Records.
ENGLISH SCHOOLS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BIRMINGHAM, 7TH/8TH JULY 2017 -
Surrey County qualified athletes gained 26 medals in individual events including 14 Gold medals. Most were representing Surrey Schools followed by London Schools and one from Somerset Schools. Surrey County qualified medal winners.
In the Intermediate Girls 80m Hurdles Marcia Sey (Croydon H), who was representing Somerset Schools, broke the County Record with her winning time of 11.07/+0.2. This beat the previous record of 11.12/+1.0 which was set by Sam Farquharson (Croydon H) in 1986! Surrey Under-17 Women Records.
SENIOR TRACK & FIELD INTER-COUNTY, KINGSMEADOW, 2ND JULY 2017 - RESULTS (46k xlsx).
NOTE. Results now include full series data for field events. The team scores have been amended - these do not affect any team positions.
In the Senior Women's 4kg Hammer Pippa Wingate's winning throw of 59.76m was a new Surrey County Record. The previous record of 59.14m was set by Pippa in 2016. Surrey Senior Women Records.
UK CHAMPIONSHIPS & WORLD TRIALS, BIRMINGHAM, 1ST/2ND JULY 2017 - DAY 1 (SATURDAY) Morgan Lake (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow) set a new Surrey Senior record when she won the Womens High Jump title with her clearance at 1.96m. This was an improvement on the previous record of 1.94m which was held jointly by Debbie Marti (Bromley Ladies) twice in 1996 and by Morgan once in 2014 and once in 2017. Surrey Senior Women Records.
Morgan's victory and James Dasaolu's 2nd place in 100m means that they have gained selection for the World Championships to be held in London in August. DAY 2 (SUNDAY) Jade Lally's victory in the Discus and Adelle Tracey's 2nd place in the 800m mean that they should be included in the First Round of selections for the World Championships. Surrey medal winners.
WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES, TAIPEI, TAIWAN, 19TH-30TH AUGUST 2017 - UKA have announced the selections for the GB & NI team. It contains the following Surrey athletes:-
Women 800m - Adelle Tracey (Guildford & Godalming AC)
Men 100m - Sam Osewa (Croydon H)
Men 400m Hurdles - Jacob Paul (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC)
ENGLAND ATHLETICS U23/U20 CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEDFORD, 17TH/18TH JUNE 2017 - Romell Glave (Croydon H) won both the 100m & 200m Under-20 Men titles. In the final of the 100m his time of 10.21/+1.0 was a new Surrey Under-20 record. The previous record of 10.25 was set by Jason Livingston (Croydon H) in the 1990 World Junior Championships held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Surrey Under-20 Men Records. Pippa Earley (Kingston AC & Polytechnic H) won the Under-18 Women 100m Hurdles in 13.61/-0.5 which is a new Surrey Under-17 record. As this event (100m Hurdles @ 76.2cm) is rarely run we have not, until now, shown it as a County Record. We think that the progression in this event goes from 13.82 by Claire St. John (Epsom & Ewell) in 1979; then 13.71 by Shirin Irving (Croydon H) in 2013; then 13.66 by Pippa in May this year. Surrey Under-17 Women Records. Morgan Lake (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow) equalled the Surrey Senior record when she won the Under-23 Women High Jump title with her clearance at 1.94m. There had been 3 previous clearances at this height - 2 by Debbie Marti (Bromley Ladies) both in 1996 and one by Morgan in 2014. Surrey Senior Women Records.
Surrey athletes gained 7 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals in these championships. Many of these will be hoping to have been recognised by the Selectors for the forthcoming World Youth Championships (12th-16th July, Nairobi, Kenya); European U23 Championships (13th-16th July, Bydgoszcz, Poland); European U20 Championships (20th-23rd July, Grosseto, Italy) and Commonwealth Youth Games (18th-23rd July, Bahamas). Surrey medal winners.
EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS, LILLE, FRANCE, 23RD-25TH JUNE 2017 - The performances by the Surrey athletes were:-
Men 100m & 4x100m - Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (Sutton & District) 100m: 1st 10.21/-0.7; 1h1 10.33/+0.9. Ran 4th leg in relay for team which finished 1st in a Championship Record of 38.08.
Men 400m - Dwayne Cowan (Hercules Wimbledon AC) 1st 45.46; 1h1 46.06 Q.
Women 400m - Mary Iheke (Enfield & Haringey) 6th 52.60; 5h2 52.92 q.
Women 800m - Katie Snowden (Herne Hill) 9th 2:05.19.
Women High Jump - Morgan Lake (Windsor SEH) =7th 1.85m.
Women Discus - Jade Lally (Shaftesbury Barnet) 10th 54.01m.
SURREY MASTERS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, EWELL COURT, 4TH JUNE 2017 -
SURREY COUNTY TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, KINGSMEADOW, 13TH/14TH MAY 2017 - RESULTS. All performances have been added to athlete profiles and have updated the rankings where appropriate. All the data from the field events has now been added so that you view the details of every jump and throw by clicking on "Result Card" for each event.
Mike Fleet has supplied a set of 42 photos taken at the Championships.
SURREY COUNTY ADO -
Jake Waldron the new Athletics Development Officer for Surrey started his new role on the 2nd of May and already attended the Surrey County Athletics Championships meeting many clubs.
Jake's remit will be to identify the areas for development across Surrey through initial research, insight analysis, and consultation, which will be feeding into the creation of a County Development Plan for Surrey. Jake will be focusing on areas such as throwing and jumping events which have been identified as an area which clubs have historically struggled with at all levels. Jake's work plan will also include developing a bigger and better coaching workforce across the county and bridging the gap between school athletics and club athletics.
To support our new ADO in the initial research and planning stages, it would really help us in working with all the clubs in Surrey, if you could fill in the following survey short survey Jake has created which shouldn’t take no more than 5 minutes of your time and will help shape the future development work of Surrey Athletics, and positively impact athletics across the county and your club.
NEW SURREY RECORD FOR U20 MEN'S DECATHLON - Competing in the Somerset Schools Combined Events Championships at Street, Somerset on 29th/30th April Sam Talbot (Exeter Harriers) scored 7377 points for the U20M Decathlon. This was the best score by a Surrey athlete for a Decathlon with Under-20 events and is the 5th best performance on the UK all-time lists. His performances in each event were: 100m 10.97/+1.1, LJ 7.19m/+1.8, 6kg SP 12.92m, HJ 1.96m, 400m 49.89, 110m Hurdles (0.991m) 14.36/-2.9, 1.75kg DT 35.83m, PV 4.10m, 800g JT 49.87m, 1500m 4:43.12. Surrey Under-20 Men Records.
NEW SURREY RECORD FOR SENIOR WOMEN'S 3000M STEEPLECHASE - Competing in the Payton Jordan Invitational at Palo Alto, California, USA on 5th May Rosie Clarke (Epsom & Ewell Harriers) was timed at 9:36.75 when winning the 3000m Steeplechase. This was an improvement of more than 15 seconds on the previous record of 9:51.97 which she set at the London Olympic Stadium in July 2016. Surrey Senior Women Records.
SOPHIE COWPER WINS ENGLAND 5K ROAD TITLE - Sophie Cowper (Rotherham H & AC) won the inaugral England 5k Championship which was held at Kingsley, Cheshire on Friday, 28th April 2017.
NATIONAL SPORTSHALL FINALS, MANCHESTER, 22ND/23RD APRIL 2017 -
NEWSFLASH FROM PAUL ANDREWS: SURREY UNDER-13 GIRLS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
SURREY UNDER-15 GIRLS SILVER MEDALS
SOPHIE COWPER SELECTED FOR ENGLAND - Sophie Cowper (Rotherham H & AC) 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. Sophie finished in 7th position.
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.
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 DISABILITY CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1ST/2ND APRIL 2017 - RESULTS.
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.
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 2017 Main Championships plus the full results of the 1975 Championships included. This means that we now have full results for over 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 90,000 individual performances from past Track & Field Championships stored within the database.
FORMS FOR PHOTO-FINISH, RACE CLOCK & RADIOS 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.