2014 has been a very mixed year during which we have had to bid farewell to some longstanding stalwarts of Surrey Athletics. However, thanks to the continuing efforts of numerous unsung heroes who work tirelessly to stage events and organise training sessions, it has been a pleasure to see Surrey Athletes featuring highly in a multitude of results and ranking lists throughout the year.
I wish you all a very “Happy Christmas” followed by a healthy and happy year in 2015.
SEAA INTER-COUNTY CROSS-COUNTRY, HORSPATH, OXFORD, 13TH DECEMBER 2014 -
SURREY TEAMS WERE FIRST IN UNDER-13 GIRLS, UNDER-15 GIRLS, UNDER-17 WOMEN, SENIOR WOMEN and UNDER-13 BOYS.
Oscar Millard (Herne Hill) won the Under-13 Boys race with Luke van Outdshoorn (Aldershot, Farnham & District) finishing 2nd. Niamh Brown (Aldershot, Farnham & District) in the Under-17 Women and Georgie Bruinvels (Aldershot, Farnham & District) in the Senior Women were both second. SURREY INDIVIDUAL & TEAM PERFORMANCES.
Photos below sent by Rachel Disley.
Senior Women who won.
Under-15 Girls with their winning team medals
Under-17 Women who won.
Georgie Bruinvels (1508) and Sophie Cowper.
Surrey Senior Women's team with Team Manager, Robin Dickson.
EUROPEAN CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, SAMOKOV, BULGARIA, 14TH DECEMBER 2014 - RESULTS:-
Senior Men - Luke Caldwell (Dorking & Mole Valley AC) 40th 34:23 (Team: 5th)
Senior Women - Lily Partridge (Aldershot, Farnham & District AC) 11th 29:22 (Team: 1st)
Under-23 Men - Jonny Hay (Aldershot, Farnham & District AC) 4th 25:46 (Team: 2nd)
Under-23 Women - Emelia Gorecka (Aldershot, Farnham & District AC) 12th 23:10 (Team: 2nd)
Under-20 Men - Peter Chambers (Croydon Harriers) 26th 21:07 (Team: 5th)
Under-20 Women - Phoebe Law (Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers) 14th 15:03 (Team: 1st)
BBC will be providing coverage on the Red Button from 08:10 - 13:25 GMT.
AGE DOES NOT WEARY THEM - We are pleased to forward the following information from Tony Harris (Mitcham AC) and John Thresher (Belgrave Harriers):- Dick Tyler (Mitcham), widower of Dorothy, was 98 on 1st December; Bill Lucas (Belgrave), England's oldest living Olympian from 1948, will be 98 in January.
SURREY COUNTY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, LLOYD PARK, CROYDON, 3RD JANUARY 2015 - Entry Form & Course Map now available.
JOHN LOFTS - We regret to report John's death on 20th November 2014. Through his work on behalf of Aldershot, Farnham & District AC and the South of England Athletic Association John was well known to Surrey officials and he will be a great loss to our sport. The funeral will take place at 12:15 on Friday the 12th December at Aldershot Crematorium.
CECIL GITTINS 1928 - 2014 - We regret to report Cecil's sudden death on 11th November 2014. Although his primary affiliation was to Middlesex he had been a regular attender at Surrey County Championships as a Timekeeper and Race Walking Judge. The funeral will take place at 1:40pm on Monday, 15th December 2014 at Kingston Crematorium, Bonner Hill Road, Kingston KT1 3EZ (020 8546 4462) to be followed by a reception at the nearby Antoinette Hotel. Anyone intending to attend the reception should contact Bill O'Connor of Queens Park Harriers (020 8445 3031) by 10th December so that the caterers can be advised.
ANNUAL STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF TRACK & FIELD RANKINGS - The listings by event and by club for the Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17 age groups are now available. These are based upon the Surrey County Ranking Lists. If your club's performances have not been submitted then its score may be lower than it should be! Please ensure that any further additions or corrections are submitted as soon as possible to our compilers:-
ENGLAND ATHLETICS - LONDON REGION 2014 VOLUNTEER AWARDS - Congratulations to Pete Mulholland of Hercules Wimbledon AC on his award as Volunteer of the Year.
BRUCE JUDD CROSS-COUNTRY RELAYS, STOKE PARK, GUILDFORD 25 OCTOBER 2014 - RESULTS (44k Excel xlsx) or RESULTS (101k Excel xls). Correction has been made to the Under-13 Girls result which does not effect team placings but does change the finishing times of the 3rd leg runners for Holland Sports AC 'A' and Woking AC. This is included in the redrawn table of individual lap times. We apologise to the 2 athletes concerned - no other athletes / teams are affected.
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 - We are grateful to Melanie Mason who has offered to take over from Pam Ball. We send our sincere thanks to Pam for her work over the past 5 years and we hope that Melanie will find the task equally rewarding.
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 www.tinyurl.com/crystalpalaceconsultation.
Photo & statistics courtesy of David Cocksedge.
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.
SURREY 5K ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMBLEDON 17 AUGUST 2014 - RESULTS.
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). SURREY ATHLETES MAKE THEIR CONTRIBUTION (4G & 1B) TO ONE OF BRITAIN'S MOST SUCCESSFUL CHAMPIONSHIPS.
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.
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 - 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.
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.