DAVID LITTLEWOOD, MBE - Surrey vice-president David Littlewood, MBE, passed away in the early hours of Sunday, March 16th.
David, who received the England Athletics Services to Officiating Award in 2012, was one of Britain's best known athletics officials and has been involved in our sport for more than 60 years. He was a familiar figure at international meetings both at home and abroad and was UKA's representative on the IAAF Technical Committee. He was Out of Stadium Competition Director at the London Olympics and was the London marathon men's race referee for almost 30 years. He celebrated his 73rd birthday in 2010 by receiving his MBE from the Queen, awarded in recognition of his volunteer service to athletics.
He officiated at numerous Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth events and his involvement extended right across our sport and at the time of his death he had been honorary secretary of the English Schools Athletics Association, a post he held since 1992. Since 1981, he was Chairman of the British Technical Officials' Committee and Honorary Secretary of the UK Rules Revision Group with responsibility for producing the UK Athletics Rulebook every two years.
He was a lifelong member of Hercules Wimbledon AC and after serving as treasurer for a record 43 years was elected president in 2004. He never forgot the grass roots of our sport and regularly supported Surrey, club and other domestic events, international commitments permitting. Profile.
David had been seriously ill for three months before his death and his sister, Carole, is grateful for the many cards and messages David received during his period of ill health when she looked after him. An event to celebrate the life of David Littlewood, MBE, will be held at Sandown Park on Wednesday, May 7th, starting at 2pm. All are welcome.
David's sister Carole has asked for any donations in David's memory be made either to the Princess Alice Hospice, or to Hercules Wimbledon AC, as both were so important to David. Online donations can be made at their secure page www.lodgebrothers.co.uk. People should click on "make a donation" and when prompted put in David Littlewood, they will then be taken to David’s donation page.
NATIONAL SPORTSHALL FINALS, MANCHESTER, 5/6 APRIL 2014 - Great performances by the 3 Surrey teams:-
U15 Girls 1st (Fran Davey TM) - won by 55 points! (see photo ===>)
U13 Boys 2nd (Graham Maxwell TM).
U13 Girls 4th (Laura White TM).
Lots of individual medals as well.
SURREY TEAM MANAGER VACANCIES - We currently have 3 vacancies amongst our list of Track & Field Team Managers for 2014. We are seeking volunteers for the Senior Men, Under-15 Boys and Under-15 Girls Team Manager positions. If you are interested or wish for further information then please contact Paul Eales.
GERRY NORTH 1936 - 2014 - Cross country international Gerry North sadly died in Portsmouth at 11.15 pm on 1 April 2014, aged 77, after a long illness.
His early career was with Blackpool & Fylde AC and Lancashire. Gerry and his younger brother Geoff moved south to London in 1962 and joined Belgrave Harriers. Whilst Geoff retained his Lancashire affiliation, Gerry, who worked as a salesman and was an agent for Asics Tiger running shoes, quickly set about winning Surrey titles on the track and country from 3 miles upwards. Gerry's best times included 14:06.1 for 5000 metres; 28:08.4 for 6 miles, 29:21.0 for 10,000 metres, and 48:38.2 for 10 miles on the track. Profile.
In his later years Gerry moved further south to Portsmouth where he took up coaching and organised many road races, including the prestigious Victory 5 Miles event. He leaves two sons David (14:37.6 for 5000m) and Andy (14:55.8) who also inherited his ability to race well over the country.
Gerry North was a gentle, approachable character who was very popular with his all distance running rivals in Britain and the county, and he will be sadly missed. David Cocksedge
SURREY COUNTY RECORD - Competing at the Havering Spring Warm-Up Meeting held at Hornchurch on 30 March 2014, Joey Watson (WSEH) set a new Under-20 Record for the 6kg Shot with a throw of 17.31m. This improved the previous record of 17.02m he set the previous weekend. Surrey U20M records.
SURREY COUNTY RECORD - Competing at the London Throws Meeting held at Copthall on 29 March 2014, Sophie Mace (Walton) set a new Under-17 Record for the 4kg Hammer with a throw of 39.90m. This improved the previous record of 39.82m which she set in 2013. Surrey U17W records.
SURREY TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, KINGSMEADOW, 24/25 MAY 2014 - Details and Entry Form (includes link to Online Entry Facility).
SURREY COUNTY RECORD - Competing at the Arthur Killbery Memorial Meeting held at Crookham Common, Newbury on 22/23 March 2014, Joey Watson (WSEH) set a new Under-20 Record for the 6kg Shot with a throw of 17.02m. This improved the previous record of 17.01m set by Michael Wheeler in 2007. Surrey U20M records.
DOUG BIRCH 1932 - 2014 - Croydon Harriers regret to announce the passing of Doug Birch. Doug was a hammer thrower and regularly competed in the Surrey Championships from the late-1950s to the late-1970s. His funeral was held on Thursday, 20th March 2014.
SURREY COUNTY AA AGM & PRESENTATION OF AWARDS, THE INSTITUTE, LEATHERHEAD 14 MARCH 2014 - At the AGM Margaret Nelson was elected President for the year. All the existing officers were re-elected.
ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, DONINGTON PARK, LEICESTERSHIRE, 15 MARCH 2014 - Saskia Millard (HHH) representing London won the Junior Girls race.
Because the county qualifications for Schools events are different from those for competitions held under UKA rules; Surrey County qualified athletes can run for "counties" other than Surrey and athletes who are not Surrey County qualified can run for Surrey. This means that it is not always possible claim team titles for Surrey County as the following results show:- Junior Girls:- The London team which won contained 4 Surrey athletes (Saskia Millard - 1st; Alex Brown - 11th; Eloise O'Shaughnessy - 14th; Katy-Ann MacDonald - 19th). The Surrey team which came 3rd contained 5 Surrey athletes (Mollie O'Sullivan - 8th; Claudia Lance-Jones - 29th; Elsa Palmer - 40th; Bea Allan - 43rd; Eugenie Cockle - 60th). Intermediate Girls:- The Surrey team which won contained 4 Surrey County athletes (Naimh Brown - 6th; Vicki Robinson - 26th; Katie Shiel-Rankin 30th; Pippa Monk - 32nd). Senior Girls:- The Surrey team which came 2nd was 100% Surrey County athletes (Phoebe Law - 7th; Suzannah Monk - 26th; Becky Robinson - 41st; Sophie Foreman - 53rd; Stevie Lawrence - 55th; Eleanor Harrison - 58th). Senior Boys:- The Surrey team which came 2nd contained 5 Surrey County athletes (Jack Rowe - 9th; George Gathercole - 16th; Tom Holden - 18th; Daniel Wallis - 42nd; Jack Wyllie - 68th).
SURREY 10 MILES RACE WALKING CHAMPIONSHIPS, VICTORIA PARK, 9 MARCH 2014 - RESULTS.
EA U17/U15 INDOOR COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS, EIS, SHEFFIELD, 8/9 MARCH 2014 -
Sawa Yamakawa (Walton AC) finished 2nd in the Under-15 Boys Pentathlon with a score of 2554 points (60mH 8.78; LJ 6.01m; SP 11.41m; HJ 1.53m; 800m 2:42.65)
CAU INTER-COUNTY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, COFTON PARK, BIRMINGHAM, 8TH MARCH 2014 - Great Day for Surrey. Two individual winners - Alex Brown & Lily Partridge. Two team victories - Under-13 Girls & Under-13 Boys. Thanks to athletes & supporters for their efforts. RESULTS.
SURREY DISABILITY TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, KINGSMEADOW, 5/6 APRIL 2014 -
Online Entry System. CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS 15TH MARCH 2014.
EA U20/U17/U15 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, EIS, SHEFFIELD, 1/2 MARCH 2014 - 11 Surrey athletes gain top 3 placings on Day 1. 11 more on Day 2. Surrey medal winners.
Victories were achieved by the following:-
SOUTH-EAST REGION SPORTSHALL, BURGESS HILL, 23 FEBRUARY 2014 - AMAZING SURREY results today at the Regional Final of Sportshall:-
U13 Boys 1st (Graham Maxwell TM)
U13 Girls joint 1st (Laura White TM)
U15 Girls 1st (Fran Davey TM)
U15 boys 6th (Steve Bosley TM)
Three teams through to the National finals on 5th & 6th April 2014 at Sportcity in Manchester.
The UK Final will be held over two days with U13s competing on the Saturday and U15s competing on the Sunday. Each event will start at 12.30pm with doors opening at 11am. We expect the events to finish by 5.00pm on each day.
SURREY INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, DWLC, CARSHALTON, 15/16 FEBRUARY 2014 -
BOTH DAY'S RESULTS (amended at 24:00 on 16th February - changes are highlighted). Athlete Profiles updated 21.02.2014.
SURREY INDOOR RECORDS - Competing in the British Grand Prix in Birmingham on 15th February 2014, James Dasaolu (Croydon) set a new record of 6.47 for the Senior Men's 60 metres improving his existing record of 6.48.
Competing in the Irish Championships in Athlone on 16th February 2014, Alex Wright (Belgrave) set a new record of 19:25.48 for the Senior Men's 5000 metres walk improving the previous record of 20:01.65 set by Mark Easton in 1990. Surrey Indoor Records for Senior Men.
WORLD INDOOR UNDER-18 WOMEN PENTATHLON RECORD, VAXJO, SWEDEN, 9 FEBRUARY 2014 - Competing as a guest in the Swedish Under-18 Championships, Morgan Lake (WSEH) scored 4284 points (60mH/8.97, HJ/1.85m, SP/13.38m, LJ/5.87m, 800m/2:24.8) to beat the previous record of 4261 points set by Carolina Kluft.
LONDON SCHOOLS CROSS_COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, PARLIAMENT HILL, 12 FEBRUARY 2014 - EVENT CANCELLED. See LSAA website for further information.
SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUE DIVISION 1 RESULT, 8 FEBRUARY 2014 - RESULTS.
UK INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, EIS, SHEFFIELD, 8/9 FEBRUARY 2014 -
SM 60M 1st James Dasaolu (Croydon) 6.50.
SW 3000M 3rd Rosie Clarke (Epsom & Ewell) 9:10.99.
BILL WORSFOLD - We have been notified by his daughter Clare of the recent death of Bill Worsfold. He became involved with the sport when Clare joined Surrey Beagles in the 1970s. He was a track judge and a starter for many years and continued in and around Cheltenham after he retired to the Cotswolds in the 1980s. Clare would appreciate receiving any memories of Bill that readers could share with her. Please reply to Webmaster who will forward.
STAN ALLEN 1934 - 2014 - With regret we pass on the news from Herne Hill Harriers that Stan Allen died, aged 79, on 1st January 2014 at St George's Hospital, Tooting following a long period of illness. He was a stalwart of HHH and regularly contested the Surrey Championships from the 1950s through to the 1980s. Profile.
The following arrangements for his funeral on Wednesday, 26th February have been announced:-
1.00pm Committal Service at Streatham Vale Crematorium, SW16 5JG, for Family, but others may attend, limited space.
2.00pm Celebration of Life Service at St.Michael's Church, Stockwell Park Road, SW9 0DA, followed by refreshments in the Church Hall.
NOTE. There is limited metered parking at the Church so would suggest using public transport. John Gebbels
SCAN - FEBRUARY 2014 - The latest edition of the county newsletter is available for download. It includes a reference to the Analysis of Track & Field rankings for 2013 which compares performances over 9 years for the Under-13, Under-15 & Under-17 Age Groups.
REVISED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THROWING IMPLEMENTS FROM 1ST APRIL 2014 - UKA have announced the specifications for the new throwing implements to be introduced from April. These changes affect Under-15 Girls and Under-17 Women and will mean that implements used in domestic competition will be the same as those used in international competition for the equivalent age groups. The fact sheet details the new specifications and gives details of suppliers approved by UKA.
SIR CHRIS CHATAWAY 1931 - 2014 - We regret to report the death of Chris Chataway, aged 82, after suffering from cancer for two and a half years. There will be many accounts of his illustrious career as an international athlete and world record holder in the national media. What is less well known is his career as a Surrey athlete during the late 1940s and early 1950s as a member of Walton AC. In his later years he ran for Achilles Club and Thames Hare & Hounds. His profile shows third places as a Junior Man in the County 880 yards final in 1949 and the County Cross-Country Championship in 1950. He won the County Senior Mile Championship in 1950.
The large number of finishers in both of the Senior races has raised the question of whether these were the highest ever. We have gone through our archives which, although not complete, include results back to 1922-23 for the Men and 1966-67 for the Women and found the following largest number of finishers for each age group or their historical equivalent:-
No of finishers
No of finishers
This would suggest that the Senior races were the largest ever. The previous highest were 240 for the Men in 1990-91 and 143 for the Women in 2011-12.
If you have copies of results for the following years then please contact Webmaster:
Males: 1948-1958 & 1920-1939;
Females: 1975-1978, 1972-1974 & pre-1966.
EA INDOOR COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS, EIS, SHEFFIELD, 4TH/5TH JANUARY 2014 - Jo Rowland (Crawley AC) was 2nd in the SW Pentathlon with a score of 4062pts (60mH 8.91, HJ 1.66m, SP 12.93m, LJ 5.91m, 800m 2:23.10). NB. Morgan Lake (WSEH), competing as a guest, scored 4146pts (8.91, 1.81m, 13.02m, 5.91m, 2:31.45).
SURREY U13/U15/U17 SPORTSHALL, SPECTRUM, GUILDFORD, 26TH JANUARY 2014 - TIMETABLE.
MARK SHEARMAN MBE - Congratulations to Mark on his award for services to sports photography in the New Years Honours List. Mark is recognised as one of the worlds top photographers particularly of athletics. His career started in Surrey with many of his pictures appearing in the editions of SCAN published in the 1960s.
SEAA INTER-COUNTY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, BIGGLESWADE, 14 DECEMBER 2013 - RESULTS.
SURREY U13/U15/U17 SPORTSHALL, SPECTRUM, GUILDFORD, 24TH NOVEMBER 2013 - RESULTS.
EUROPEAN CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, BELGRADE, SERBIA, 8TH DECEMBER 2013 - Congratulations to the Surrey athletes representing Great Britain & Northern Ireland for their excellent performances. They all come home with Gold Medals. RESULTS:-
Under-23 Men: 5th IndividualLuke Caldwell (DMV) & 12th IndividualJonny Hay (AFD) 1st Team;
Under-23 Women: 5th IndividualLily Partridge (AFD) 1st Team;
Under-20 Women: 1st Individual Emelia Gorecka (AFD) 1st Team.
BRENDA FORD - We send our congratulations to Brenda Ford following her receipt of the Volunteer Award from Kingston Sports Council.
ENGLAND ATHLETICS LONDON REGION ANNUAL AWARDS, 4TH DECEMBER 2013 - We congratulate the following who received awards:-
Peter Shilling - Official of the Year;
Matt Keirnan - Young Volunteer of the Year;
James McDonald - Development Coach of the Year;
South West London Athletics Network (SWLAN) - Network of the Year;
Anne Davidson (leader of Sutton Blind and visually impaired runners) - Run England Leader of the Year;
Sutton Blind and visually impaired runners - Run England Project of the Year.
NIGEL BONGERS - UNSUNG HERO - Congratulations to Nigel for the award for his work with Holland Sports AC. You can view the report on BBC News.
BBC SURREY RADIO 104FM, 23RD NOVEMBER 2013 - Our Chairman, Tom Pollak, was interviewed at 7.50am regarding cross-country performances by Surrey athletes. You can catch-up the interview on BBC iPlayer Radio.
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.