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Today's Date: 23 October 2014
SITUATIONS VACANT - We have the following roles that will require new volunteers:-
(1) ENGRAVER - Tom Richards has stated that he will not be continuing in his position of engraver after the January 2016 Cross-Country championships. This role includes maintaining a sufficient stock of county medals and then engraving medals prior to each championship. The county posseses its own engraving machine which Tom is willing to demonstrate to any potential engravers during 2015. If you are interested then please contact Keith Burchell.
(2) PHOTO-FINISH - Mike Scott has stated that he will not be continuing to support the photo-finish service after the end of the 2015 season. Anyone interested in taking on this role should contact Mike for more details of what is involved.
(3) FEMALE TRACK & FIELD RANKINGS - Pam Ball will be unable to continue to provide the Surrey Track & Field rankings for U13/U15 Girls and U17/U20 Women after the 2014 season. It would be possible to split the age groups so that more than one person could replace Pam. The successors will require access to a computer as the information is added on-line. If you are interested then please contact Keith Burchell.
SURREY ENDURANCE WORKSHOP, OXTED SCHOOL, 27 OCTOBER 2014 - Are you an ambitious young endurance athlete aged between 11 and 18 years? Do you want to be part of the Surrey Schools Cross Country team or the Surrey County team or just want to learn about new ideas to improve your performance during the winter? Then put the 27th October in your diary.
The Workshop Day will inspire you, with talks by Julia Bleasdale (Olympic athlete 2012 finalist over both 5000m and 10000m) and Ashley Bryant, Commonwealth Silver medalist this summer in Scotland. There will be tips on how to train successfully with Julian Goater, former National Cross Country Champion and on how to manage stress with Jo Davies and Amanda Wilding, both Sports psychologists; plus practical sessions from Stuart Butler and Adam Walker.
There will be dedicated sessions for athletes in the 16+ age group,led by Mick Woods, Senior coach at St Mary's University, a centre of excellence for endurance running and Mara Yamauchi, Britain's 2nd fastest female marathon runner and 6th in The Beijing Olympic Marathon 2008.
Coaches and parents are always welcome to attend all or some of the sessions.
Please make sure athletes bring plenty of dry warm clothes to change into after sessions and a packed lunch. There will be a tuck shop that will be open throughout the day.
If you are keen to come along, please email Jeff Manson (Surrey Schools Team Manager)
Venue details:- 9:30am - 4pm Oxted School, Bluehouse Lane, Oxted RH8 0AB
Crystal Palace was the premier UK athletics venue from 1984 until the early part of the 21st Century. It has seen many top class meetings and numerous UK All-Comers Records of which 23 still stand. Located within the ancient county of Surrey the County held its indoor championships there from 1994 to 2002.
The Mayor for London, Boris Johnson, is calling on people to have their say about the future of the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Consultation sessions will be run at 5pm - 9pm on October 16 and at 9.30am - 5pm on October 18 at the NSC Main Reception. There is a public exhibition of the proposals at the entrance to the NSC from 13th - 27th October. For more details and an online survey questionnaire go to

Photo & statistics courtesy of David Cocksedge.
SURREY COUNTY TRACK & FIELD RANKINGS 2014 - We shall be finalising these listings at the end of October 2014. Please ensure that any additions or corrections are submitted as soon as possible to our compilers:-
Senior Men & Senior Women Under 13/15/17/20 Girls/Women Under 13/15/17/20 Boys/Men
SURREY UNDER-13 / UNDER-15 SPORTSHALL 2014/15, SPECTRUM, GUILDFORD 26 OCTOBER 2014 - Clubs wishing to participate in the October Sportshall must declare their interest by emailing either Paul Andrews or Lynne Reed by Sunday 19th October giving the name of their club and the number of teams in each age group that they wish to enter (due to restriction on numbers, teams are limited to 3 per age group). Timetable for October meeting.
SCAN - OCTOBER 2014 - The latest edition of the county newsletter is available for download.
DOROTHY TYLER MBE 1920 - 2014 -

We regret to report the death of Dorothy Tyler on 25th September 2014. Dorothy had been unwell for some time and had moved from her home in Sanderstead to live near one of sons.
She reached the highest levels in her athletic career which was also notable for its longevity. Dorothy Odam joined Mitcham AC as a young girl and at the age of sixteen won the silver medal for the High Jump in the Berlin Olympic Games a feat she repeated in 1948 at London by which time she was Dorothy Tyler with a husband, who survives her, and two sons. She also competed in the 1952 & 1956 Olympics - a rare spread of 20 years. She represented England in the British Empire Games (now the Commonwealth Games) in 1938 (Sydney), 1950 (Auckland) and 1954 (Vancouver) where, at various times, she contested the Javelin, 80 metres Hurdles and Long Jump in addition to the High Jump. Her profile lists many of her athletic performances amongst which are her 9 national outdoor titles stretching from 1936 to 1956. (NOTE. If anyone has details of missing preformances prior to 1970 then please contact Webmaster so that we can complete her record.) She regularly contested Surrey Championships over these 20 years and was elected president of Surrey County Womens AAA in 1964. She remained loyal to Mitcham AC and competed for them from the 1930s through to the 1960s and became their president. She was awarded the MBE in 2002.

We do not yet have any information regarding funeral arrangements.

CLIVE THOMAS 1947 - 2014 -

We regret to report the death of Clive Thomas on 22nd September 2014. Clive was a first-claim member of Thames Valley Harriers who he represented in Surrey Championships over 800m/1500m on the track and a second-claim member of Croydon Harriers who he represented in the cross-country championships during the 1970s and 1980s. He represented Surrey at 3000m Steeplechase in the 1975 CAU Inter-Counties and was county 1500m champion in 1974, 1975 & 1976. He won the AAA Indoor 1500m title in 1974. His best performances include 1:51.3 for 800m, 3:43.6 for 1500m, 4:01.0 for the Mile, 13:42.73 for 5000m and 8:37.8 for 3000m steeplechase. He competed in the first London Marathon where his time was 2:29:58.
Clive was born in Wales and won the Welsh 1500m title in 1973. Whilst he was a teacher at Stockwell Manor School he discovered a rare talent in Wayne Tarquini who, as a member of Herne Hill Harriers, won the AAA Youth 800 metres in 1973. Both athletes were coached by Frank Horwill. Clive is remembered by the Hercules Wimbledon middle-distance runners as he used to train from Lauriston on Sunday mornings. Later, Clive and his wife Angela moved to Somerset when he took up a teaching post at Millfield School. He became a well-respected coach at Wells City Harriers.
Contributions from Pete Mulholland, David Cocksedge, Mike Fleet, Bob Holt, Steve Smythe & Clive Williams.

The funeral will be held at 11:30am on Tuesday, 7th October at St Leonards Church, High Street, Butleigh, Somerset BA6 8SA

Clive Thomas en route to winning Surrey 1500m title at Motspur Park in 1975.
SURREY COMBINED EVENTS, STEEPLECHASES & TRACK RELAYS, DWLC CARSHALTON, 13/14 SEPTEMBER 2014 - BOTH DAYS RESULTS (MS Excel 52k xlsx). Results updated on 15.09.14 to show names of participants in Sunday's relays. All performances have been added to the results database and athlete profiles have been updated. Series data for all field events is now available. A set of photos.

EA U17/U15 CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEDFORD, 30/31 AUGUST 2014 - Surrey medal winners.
On Day 1 Surrey athletes win 3 out of 4 100m races and come 2nd in the fourth plus 1 further gold.
On Day 2 Surrey athletes win both Under-15 Hurdles finals plus 2 other golds giving a weekend total of 8 gold medals. Joseph Massimo sets a Championship Best in the Under-15 Boys 200m of 22.15 which would have been a Surrey record had it not been for a following wind of 3.6 m/s.

SURREY UNDER-17 HAMMER RECORD - Competing in the Open Throws Meeting held at St. Mary's, Twickenham on 24 August 2014, Sophie Mace (Walton AC) improved her record (50.54m set in June this year) for the Under-17 Women 3kg Hammer with a throw of 50.60m. Surrey U17W records.
CAU INTER-COUNTY, BEDFORD, 23/24 AUGUST 2014 - Surrey performances & team scores.
SURREY 10,000M TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP, TOOTING BEC, 23 AUGUST 2014 - Pictures by David Cocksedge
Provisional result:-
MEN: 1 Matthew Sharp (HW) 32:45.49; 2 Robert Tuer (HW) 33:56.61; 3 George Howard (Rane) 34:58.46; 4 Sean Crummy (HW) 35:02.53; 5 Mark Blee (HHH) 40:18.01; 6 Karl Corpes (AFD) 41:22.07; 7 Alex Marks (HHH) 41:45.82; 8 Malachi Kidd (HHH) 41:48.11; 9 Rupert Mainwaring (HHH) 44:36.36; 10 Glen Keegan (HHH) 47:42.36.
WOMEN: 1 Samantha Whiting (HHH) 44:56.97; 2 Nichola Atkins (K&P) 45:56.62; 3 Liz Richardson (K&P) 47:35.66.
SURREY ROAD LEAGUE 2014 - The results from the final race has been recorded. Surrey Road League 2014 Final Positions.
SURREY UNDER-15 800M RECORDS - Katy-Ann McDonald (Blackheath & Bromley) set a new Surrey record for Under-15 Girls 800m of 2:06.47 whilst competing in the BMC Meeting held at Eltham on 20 August 2014. It is also a UK Age 15 Best Performance. This beat the previous County record of 2:08.34 she set on 16 August 2014 at Crystal Palace at the South of England Championships which was an improvement of her previous record of 2:10.99 set in May 2013. Surrey U15G records.
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, ZURICH, 12 - 17 AUGUST 2014 - 5 Surrey athletes were included in the Great Britain & Northern Ireland team announced on 15th July:- 100m & 4x100m - Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (Sutton & District); 100m & 4x100m - James Dasaolu (Croydon); 400m & 4x400m - Martyn Rooney (Croydon); 5000m Emelia Gorecka (Aldershot, Farnham & District) & High Jump Morgan Lake (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow).
DAY 1: 3 Surrey athletes = 3 first places.
DAY 2: James Dasaolu wins 100m Final & Harry Aikines-Areetey finishes 3rd. James is first Surrey athlete to win a European individual outdoor title since Paul Nihill (20k Walk, Athens 1969). Surrey had 3 athletes in Semi-finals (Rooney, Aikines-Aryeetey & Dasaolu) and each came first.
DAY 4: Martyn Rooney wins 400m Final. First time since 1950 that 2 Surrey athletes have won European titles at a single outdoor championship. Then, in Brussels it was Derek Pugh (400m) and John Parlett (800m).
DAY 5: Both men's relay teams, containing Surrey athletes, won their heats to qualify for the Final.
DAY 6: Victories for both men's relay teams.

Performances by Surrey athletes.       Performances by Surrey athletes at previous European Championships.
SEAA UNDER-15 / UNDER-20 INTER-COUNTIES, ALLIANZ STADIUM, HENDON, 3 AUGUST 2014 - Performances by Surrey athletes and team scores.
Rushane Thomas (Herne Hill) set a new Surrey U20 record for 110m Hurdles with his winning time of 13.81/+0.4. This improved the previous record of 13.94/-0.5 set by Blade Ashby (Herne Hill) in July 2012. Surrey U20M records.
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 - Over the past months David Cocksedge, Pete Mulholland and Keith Burchell have been compiling lists of the best performances for each of the standard track and field events for Men and Women. Further assistance has been provided by Liz Sissons, Alan Mead and Tom Pollak. The results of their efforts are now available by clicking on the "All-time Track & Field Rankings" button above. 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 the results of previous County Championships. To find out what is available then click on the buttons below:-
Thanks to Don Turner, Michael Cowlard & Keith Burchell for compiling these results. Further results will be added later.
The Track & Field Championships database has recently had the complete results of the 2013 Combined Events, Steeplechases & Relays Championships plus the fullresults of the 1978 Surrey Women's Championships. If you are able to add this information then please contact Webmaster. There are over 73,000 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.