MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN DATED 27TH MARCH 2020 - Click here.
PETE MULHOLLAND, BEM 1939 - 2020 -
It is with great sadness that we report the death of our Past President, Pete Mulholland. The following tribute has been provided by Tom Pollak:
Pete was a lifelong member of Hercules Wimbledon Athletic Club, joining the former Wimbledon Athletic Club in the early 1960’s. He was Hercules Wimbledon president from 1983 to 1985. When Hercules AC and Wimbledon AC merged in September 1967 to form the present club, Pete, who had been cross country secretary at Wimbledon, continued in that role in the joint club, for 50 years until he stood down in 2017. He also produced a twice-weekly newsletter and went to the club twice a week to help out.
His involvement in our sport stretched well beyond his club. He has helped Surrey County Athletic Association, compiling their senior men’s and women’s rankings for six years until his health prevented him from continuing. In recent years he helped man the gate at county track and field championships and he was honoured to serve as president in 2016.
He was involved with the South of the Thames Cross-Country Association serving as their president in the 1984/1985 season.
He was also a founder of the Wimbledon Common parkrun in January 2007 and, almost without fail, would be up on the common every Saturday morning to help out.
As a dedicated athletics volunteer he was recognised by the Queen with the award of the British Empire Medal for services to athletics in 2015. Ironically, he almost missed out on the honour as he thought the official letter from the Cabinet Office was a tax demand. He initially declined to open the envelope. It was only when the Cabinet Office called him to see whether he had received the letter that he realised what it was. His volunteering was also recognised at the England Athletics London Region Awards in November 2014.
He was no mean athlete either. He ran the London marathon several times and in 1969 was a member of the Hercules Wimbledon’s winning Southern 12-stage road relay team. He was also member of the winning Hercules Wimbledon team which won the Surrey road relay titles at Woking in 1968 and 1969. He had a best three miles time of 14 minutes 10.4 seconds set in the Surrey championships at Motspur Park in 1968 which equates to a respectable 14 minutes over 5000m.
Just over two years ago Pete was found to be suffering from kidney failure. Since then he has been having dialysis three times a week. He became increasingly immobile. He was confined to a wheelchair and used a zimmer frame in his final years but was encouraged to attend and transported to events by his supportive Hercules Wimbledon clubmates. Just over a month ago, he suffered a fall which resulted in his breaking his hip. Unfortunately he contracted Coronavirus in hospital after undergoing surgery.
Athletics in England suspension extended until 31 May 2020 24 March 2020
Following the further restrictions on movement put in place by the UK Government last night, UKA and the Home Country Athletics Federations have made the following updates to our previous statement issued on 17 March:
Extending the suspension of all athletics activity in England to the 31 May. [Initially this had been agreed to the end of April]. This suspension includes all organised athletics activity in the UK, including all competitions, formal club activities, running groups, and all Education activity (coach, official, teacher).
Strengthening our position on coaching activity - We are now mandating that all physical coaching ceases, and only be conducted via virtual means during this period. Bringing groups of people together to train, however small, can no longer be permitted under the strict ‘Stay at home’ measures implemented by the UK Government.
CORONAVIRUS / COVID 19 - We have been monitoring the Coronavirus situation very closely and unfortunately we will have to postpone the Awards Evening scheduled for 3rd April. We hope to hold the evening later in the year, and as soon as we have a date we will be in contact again. The AGM and Executive Meeting scheduled for 27th March have been postponed. We hope to find a new date later in the year.
SURREY COUNTY TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, 30TH/31ST MAY 2020 - CANCELLED
SURREY COUNTY MASTERS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, 10TH MAY 2020 - CANCELLED
SURREY COUNTY DISABILITY TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, 4TH APRIL 2020 - CANCELLED
SOUTH-EAST REGION SPORTSHALL FINALS, 22ND MARCH 2020 - CANCELLED.
It is with regret that the English Schools Executive has cancelled the ESAA T&F Championships for 2020.
It is their intention to try and stage the ESAA Combined Events on the planned weekend of the Finals (September 19/20), but not having any Regional Qualifying Rounds.
THE ATHLETICS MUSEUM - Click here for information regarding a project that all athletic clubs are invited to join.
REQUESTS FOR PAYMENT FROM SURREY ATHLETICS OFFICIALS - We have noticed another round of requests for payment of monies in emails which appear to have been sent by an SCAA official. These are not genuine and should be ignored and certainly not replied to. It is not the practice of SCAA officials to request payment from individuals using a Surrey Athletics email address. The Surrey Athletics email addresses have been created to allow the athletics community to communicate with appropriate SCAA officials and are published on our website to facilitate this. Unfortunately, we are not able to stop unauthorised people sending emails that give the impression that they have been sent from an SCAA official. In general, scepticism is a good reaction to any such requests for money.
CAU INTER-COUNTY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, PRESTWOLD HALL, LOUGHBOROUGH, 7TH MARCH 2020 - RESULTSPHOTOS
A big Thank You from the Team Managers to team Cole for organising the tent and all the kit and to all the parents, coaches & supporters for making today such a succesfull day.
EA U20/U17/U15 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, EIS SHEFFIELD, 22ND/23RD FEBRUARY 2020 - SURREY MEDAL WINNERS.
SURREY COUNTY INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, DWLC, CARSHALTON, SATURDAY/SUNDAY 15TH/16TH FEBRUARY 2020 - RESULTS. Field Card details have been included and existing athlete profiles have been updated.
SURREY COUNTY INDOOR 400M, 800M & 1000M RECORDS - Running in the International Gugl Meeting in Linz, Austria on 8th February 2020, Jessie Knight (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC) set a new record of 52.21. The previous record of 52.83 was set by Donna Fraser (Croydon Harriers) in 2009. Jessie then won the Muller Indoor Grand Prix 400m on 15th February 2020 at Glasgow with a time of 51.57 to further improve her record.
Running in Glasgow on 1st February 2020, Adelle Tracey (Guildford & Godalming AC) set a new 800m record of 2:00.23 to improve the previous record of 2:01.95 which she set in 2019. Running in the Muller Indoor Grand Prix on 15th February Adelle broke the 1000m record with her time of 2:37.95 which improved the previous record of 2:42.9 set in 1981 by Jo White (Mitcham AC). Surrey Senior Women Indoor Records.
SURREY SPORTSHALL, SPECTRUM, GUILDFORD, 26TH JANUARY 2020 - RESULTS
WORLD UNIVERSITY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO, 7TH MARCH 2020 - Congratulations to Charlotte Dannatt (Camberley & District AC) on her selection for the GB team. Unfortunately for Charlotte this event was cancelled because of the Coronavirus outbreak. Fortunately for Surrey, this meant that Charlotte was available to run in the CAU Inter-Counties where she won the Senior Women's race.
SURREY COUNTY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, DENBIES VINEYARD, SUNDAY 5TH JANUARY 2020 - RESULTS (All age groups). Performances have been included in the Results database and existing athlete profiles have been updated. PHOTOS (4 Pages).
SURREY COUNTY MARATHON RECORD - Running in the Valencia Marathon in Spain on 1st December 2019, Steph Davis (Clapham Chasers) set a new record of 2:27:40. The previous record of 2:29:24 was set by Lily Partridge (AFD) in 2018.
EUROPEAN CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, LISBON, PORTUGAL, 8TH DECEMBER 2019 - Congratulations to Saskia Millard (Herne Hill Harriers) and Will Barnicoat (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC) on their selection for the GB & NI Junior teams. Saskia was 11th (93 finishers) and was the 2nd scorer for the GB & NI U20 Women team which won the team gold medals and Will was 22nd (99 finishers) and was the 4th finisher (3 to score) for the GB & NI U20 Men team which was also first.
OFFICIALS TASTER SESSIONS - England Athletics are organising taster sessions for Officials. Click here for details.
SURREY SPORTSHALL, SPECTRUM, GUILDFORD, 24TH NOVEMBER 2019 - RESULTS
BRUCE JUDD CROSS-COUNTRY RELAYS (SURREY COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS), STOKE PARK, 26TH OCTOBER 2019 - .
ENGLAND ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME & NATIONAL VOLUNTEER AWARDS, BIRMINGHAM, 12TH OCTOBER 2019 - Congratulations to Liz Sissons (Epsom & Ewell Harriers) on her award as Coach of the Year. Congratulations to Jenny Archer on her induction into the Hall of Fame in recognition of her services as a coach to disabled athletes.
SURREY ROAD RELAYS, WIMBLEDON, 14TH SEPTEMBER 2019 - RESULTS. PHOTOS.
MICHAEL MAY - 1960 - 2019
Michael May, athlete and official, passed away peacefully on Saturday 7th September. There was a memorial service at his club, Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers at the Weir Archer Athletics Track, Kingsmeadow on Sunday, 6 October 2019.
NATIONAL UNION OF TRACK STATISICIANS (NUTS) - NUTS is scheduled to open its athletics archive/museum in Croydon in 2020. They are on the lookout for donations and or loans of the following:-
(1) Books; (2) Programmes; (3) Photos; (4) Trophies; (5) Medals; (6) Badges; (7) Old or Olympic kit; (8) Unwanted stopwatches (Do not have to work); (9) Documents; (10) Other relevant items suitable for display or reference. Should you have any of the above that you would like them to consider, please contact Mike Fleet 020 8647 1341 or email email@example.com.
Please consider the following 2 items which have been on this website for several years.
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 Burchell. 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.
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 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 Keith Burchell 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.