FRANCES RATCHFORD TAKES OVER AS SURREY CHAIRMAN -
The Executive Committee meeting on October 19th saw a changing of the guard for Surrey as Tom Pollak of Hercules Wimbledon AC stepped down as Chairman after almost 10 years and handed over the mantle to Frances Ratchford of Ranelagh Harriers and St Mary’s Richmond AC.
Tom took over in 2010 after serving as our President. He joined the Executive Committee following the 1997 AGM when he was the organiser of the road relays at Wimbledon Park and also led the team which manned the gate at our championships which he has done every year since. He also temporarily chaired the Officials Sub-Committee following the death of David Littlewood and was Chairman of the Competitions Sub-Committee for more than a decade.
In his farewell statement to the Association he said what an honour it had been to serve as Chairman and previously as President.
He added: "It has been a great privilege to lead a great team and I can assure you that until you sit in this chair you don't, and indeed can't, appreciate the enormous amount of work which is carried out on this Association's behalf.
I attended last night’s Officials Sub-Committee meeting and what has always impressed me is the workmanlike way in which our scores of officials carry out their most important roles. There may be athletes but without these officials volunteering and giving freely of their time there would be no sport. So we owe them a big debt of gratitude as well as all the other people who keep this county association ticking over.
If they and the other volunteers continue to strive then the county is in good hands and has a strong future.”
He then introduced the new Chairman. “So I’m delighted to introduce you to your next Chairman who you all know, Frances Ratchford, a widely experienced athletics official. I’m confident the County Association is in good hands and will continue to progress under her enthusiastic leadership.”
SURREY COUNTY U13/U15 SPORTSHALL, SPECTRUM, GUILDFORD, 14TH OCTOBER 2018 -RESULTS.
BRUCE JUDD JUNIOR (U17/U15/U13) CROSS-COUNTRY RELAYS, STOKE PARK, GUILDFORD, 27TH OCTOBER 2018 -ENTRIES OPEN. Team entries close at Noon on Saturday, 20th October. Squads need to be declared by Noon on Wednesday, 24th October.
SURREY COUNTY ROAD RELAYS, WIMBLEDON PARK, 15TH SEPTEMBER 2018 -
SURREY RECORD - UNDER-20 WOMEN 100M - Competing in the IAAF World Challenge meeting held in Berlin on 2nd September 2018, Kristal Awuah (Herne Hill Harriers) set a new record of 11.16/-0.1. This was an improvement on the previous record of 11.17/+1.7 set by Imani Lansiquot (Sutton & District AC) in 2016. Surrey Records for Under-20 Women.
ENGLISH SCHOOLS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BIRMINGHAM, 13TH - 14TH JULY 2018 - Emmanuel Thomas (Croydon Harriers) representing Surrey won the Senior Boys Pole Vault with a clearance at 4.60m to retain the title he won in 2017. We have been notified that the winner of the Junior Boys 300m, Amir Sultan-Edwards (Blackheath & Bromley), holds a Surrey County qualification and so his time of 34.81 becomes the new Surrey U15 record which improved the previous record of 35.21 set by Joseph Massimo (Crawley AC) which was achieved at the same meeting in 2014. Amir's time breaks the UK U15 record (held by Joseph Massimo) and is the fastest time recorded by a European U15. George Sudderick (Walton AC) who finished 2nd in 35.12 also broke the previous record. Zoe Tompkins (Herne Hill H) set a new U20 Women 1500m Steeplechase record when she finished 6th in the Senior Girls race in 5:07.07. This improved the previous record of 5:09.2 set by Suzannah Monk (Guildford & Godalming AC) in 2014. Medal winners with a Surrey County qualification. Surrey U15 Boys Records. Surrey U20 Women Records.
ENGLAND ATHLETICS U17/U15 TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEDFORD, 25TH/26TH AUGUST 2018 -
Surrey medal winners.
SURREY RECORD - SENIOR WOMEN 1000M - Competing in the Diamond League meeting held at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham on 18th August 2018, Adelle Tracey (Guildford & Godalming AC) set a new record of 2:34.59. This was an improvement on the previous record of 2:35.22 set by Shireen Bailey (Bromley Ladies AC) in 1986. Surrey Records for Senior Women.
SURREY COUNTY 5K ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP, WIMBLEDON, 12TH AUGUST 2018 -
CAU INTER-COUNTY TRACK & FIELD MEETING, MANCHESTER, 28TH/29TH JULY 2018 -
ENGLAND ATHLETICS COMBINED EVENTS, SPORTCITY, MANCHESTER, 4TH/5TH AUGUST 2018 -
Congratulations to Philip Kastner (Walton AC) who set a new Surrey County Record for U17 Men Decathlon with a total of 6044 points. The previous record of 5637 points was set in 2010 by Jacob Paul. Surrey U17M Records. Surrey medal winners.
EUROPEAN TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BERLIN, GERMANY, 6TH - 12TH AUGUST 2018 - The following Surrey athletes have been selected to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland:- Martyn Rooney (Croydon H) - 400m - 6th Semi-Final 3 (of 3) 45.73, 3rd Heat 3 46.27 Q; 4x400m - Leg 4 in Final team was 2nd 3:00.36, Leg 4 in Heat 1 team was 1st 3:01.62 Q. Dwayne Cowan (Hercules Wimbledon) - 400m - 5th Semi-Final 1 (of 3) 45.45, 1st Heat 4 45.75 Q; 4x400m - Leg 2 in Final team was 2nd 3:00.36, Leg 2 in Heat 1 team was 1st 3:01.62 Q. Adelle Tracey (Guildford & Godalming) - 800m - 4th Final 2:00.86, 2nd Semi-Final 2 (of 2) 1:59.86 Q, 1st Heat 2 2:01.91 Q. Imani Lansiquot (Sutton & District) - 100m - 6th in Final 11.14/0.0, 3rd Semi-Final 3 11.14/+0.3 q & 4x100m - Leg 2 in Final, team was 1st 41.88, Leg 2 in Heat 1, team was 1st 42.19 Q. Morgan Lake (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow) - High Jump - 7th in Final 1.91m, =1st in Qualification Group B 1.90m. Jade Lally (Shaftesbury Barnet H) - Discus - 11th in Final 57.33m, 5th in Qualification Group B 57.71m. Amy Allcock (Aldershot, Farnham & District) - 400m - 6th Semi-Final 3 51.91 & 4x400m - Leg 3 in Final team was 3rd 3:27.40. Rosie Clarke (Epsom & Ewell H) - 3000m Steeplechase - 10th in Final 9:32.15, 4th in Heat 2 9:33.78 Q. Mary Abichi (Enfield & Haringey) - 4x400m - Leg 3 in Heat 1 team were 2nd 3:28.12 Q. (NOTE. Although she did not run in Final she should receive a Bronze medal as GB were 3rd.). Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (Sutton & District) - 4x100m- Leg 4 in Final, team was 1st 37.80. Lily Partridge (Aldershot, Farnham & District) - Marathon - DNF.
DEREK CROOKES UNDER-13 INTER-COUNTY TRACK & FIELD MEETING, KINGSTON, 28TH JULY 2018 -
The results are available on the meeting website.
SURREY ROAD LEAGUE - RACE 5, CHIPSTEAD, 14TH JULY 2018 & RACE 6, WALTON-ON-THAMES, 22ND JULY 2018 -
RESULTS & LEAGUE TABLES.
SURREY RECORD - SENIOR WOMEN 100M - Competing in the Diamond League meeting held at the Olympic Stadium, London on 21st July 2018, Imani Lansiquot (Sutton & District AC) set a new record of 11.11/+0.1. This was an improvement on the previous record of 11.16 set by Andrea Lynch (Mitcham AC) in 1975. Surrey Records for Senior Women.
IAAF WORLD UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIPS, TAMPERE, FINLAND, 10TH - 15TH JULY 2018 - The following Surrey athletes were selected to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland:- Chad Miller (Hercules Wimbledon AC) - 100m - 1st in Heat 3 (10.33/+0.5 PB). 3rd in Semi-Final 3 (10.38/+0.1) and did not qualify for Final. 4x100m - Ran 2nd leg in Heat 1 team did not finish. Kristal Awuah (Herne Hill H) - 100m - 1st in Heat 4 (11.35/+1.8 PB). 1st in Semi-Final 3 (11.37/+0.3). 3rd in Final (11.37/0.0). 4x100m - Ran 1st leg in Heat 1 (44.84) to finish 2nd and in the Final (44.05) to finish 3rd. TWO BRONZE MEDALS. Katy-Ann McDonald (Blackheath and Bromley H AC) - 800m - 2nd in Heat 5 (2:07.24). 2nd in Semi-Final 2 (2:03.20 PB). 7th in Final (2:04.08).
UNDER-17 INTER-COUNTY TRACK & FIELD MEETING, LEE VALLEY, 8TH JULY 2018 - RESULTS.
EUROPEAN UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIPS, GYOR, HUNGARY, 5TH - 8TH JULY 2018 - The following Surrey athletes were selected to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland:- Charlotte Alexander (Herne Hill H) - 3000m:- finished 9th in 9:41.18. Marcia Sey (Croydon H) - 100m Hurdles:- 2nd in Heat 2 (13.32/+2.5 Q); 1st in Semi-Final 1 (13.39/+2.7 Q) 7 4th in Final (13.44/+1.0). NB. Both heat & semi-final times were faster than Marcia's Surrey U17 Record of 13.41 but both were wind-assisted.
Oscar Heaney Brufal (Blackheath & Bromley) represented Gibraltar in the 400m Hurdles where he finished 5th in Heat 3 (54.65).
IAAF WORLD CUP, LONDON, 14TH - 15TH JULY 2018 - The following Surrey athletes were selected to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland:- Adelle Tracey (Guildford & Godalming) - 800m - 2nd 2:01.05. Morgan Lake (Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow) - High Jump - 2nd 1.93m. Jade Lally (Shaftesbury Barnet) - Discus - 4th 58.92m. Imani Lansiquot (Sutton & District) - 4x100m 2nd leg - 1st 42.52. Amy Allcock (Aldershot, Farnham & District) - 4x400m 2nd leg - 5th 3:26.48 Martyn Rooney (Croydon H) - 4x400m - DNS.
SURREY COUNTY 10K ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP, RICHMOND, 17TH JUNE 2018 -
SURREY COUNTY 10 MILES ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP, DORKING, 3RD JUNE 2018 -
ENGLAND ATHLETICS U23/U20 TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEDFORD, 16TH/17TH JUNE 2018 -
Congratulations to Sam Mace (Walton AC) who set a new Surrey County Record for U20 Men Hammer with a throw of 64.02m. The previous record of 63.80m was set in 1986 by Gareth Cook. Surrey U20M Records. Surrey medal winners.
SURREY COUNTY TRACK & FIELD TEAM MANAGERS FOR 2018 - URGENTLY REQUIRED. We still do not have any volunteers to manage both the Senior Men's and Senior Women's teams. If we do not get a quick response then the county will have to withdraw from the 8-counties match on 24th June at Colchester. If you are interested then please contact Paul Eales on email@example.com. We are grateful to Gloria Marshall (U15G), Bill Bingham (U15B) and Anthony Mayhew (U20M) for filling 3 of our previous vacancies.
SURREY RECORD - SENIOR WOMEN 3000M STEEPLECHASE - Competing in the Diamond League meeting held in Rome on 31st May 2018, Rosie Clarke (Epsom & Ewell Harriers) set a new record of 9:32.08 which was a two hundredths of a second improvement on the previous record which she set in Zagreb, Croatia in August 2017. Surrey Records for Senior Women.
TOM HOLDEN - Tom suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car whilst cycling in 2017. Click on YOU TUBE LINK to view a video showing his progress since then. Profile.
LAURIE REED 1936 - 2018 - We regret to report the death on May 21st 2018 of Laurence David George "Laurie" Reed, one of Surrey’s top middle-distance runners in the 1950’s and 1960’s, at his home in Oxted, just seven hours short of his 82nd birthday. He represented Britain in the 1500 metres at the 1960 Rome Olympics were he finished ninth in his heat in 3:47.9 on the old cinder track. His best 1500 metres time was 3:46.2 at Paddington the same year.
Representing South London Harriers, he was Surrey junior men’s cross country champion in 1957 and finished third in the senior championship two years later. Representing Surrey, he won the CAU Inter-Counties six miles title at White City in 1957 in 28:35.6, his best time for the distance. In 1960, he was third in the AAA three miles championship, also at White City, in 13:38.8. His best mile time was 4:01.8 at Motspur Park also in 1960.
He requested there be no funeral and that not even his close family should attend his cremation. Profile.
SURREY COUNTY MASTERS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, EWELL COURT, 3RD JUNE 2018 -
Congratulations to everyone who achieved a Championships Best Performance for Surrey:-
Guildford & Godalming
Dulwich Runners AC
Guildford & Godalming
Guildford & Godalming
Guildford & Godalming
Good luck with the rest of your season.
SURREY COUNTY TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, WAAFC, KINGSTON, 12TH/13TH MAY 2018 - RESULTS (92.2k xlsx). Please note that (1) SM High Jump result was corrected on 14th May; (2) U13G Javelin was added on 14th May; (3) U17M High Jump result amended on 15th May; (4) SW High Jump result amended on 15th May; (5) U20W 400m times greater than 60 seconds were amended on 16th May and (6) the times for the U13B 800m Heat 3, U15B 800m Heat 3, U15B 1500m Heats 1 & 2 have had their hundredths adjusted and U15G High Jump competitor in 15th place was previously omitted were amended on 24th May. All changes to information originally published are highlighted in yellow.
The Surrey Rankings and athlete profiles for all age groups have been updated with these performances.
SURREY COUNTY HALF-MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIP, RICHMOND, 6TH MAY 2018 -
RESULTS (revised 6th July 2018).
AUSTIN FOX - We regret to report the death of Austin Fox. Austin was the longest-serving member of Croydon Harriers. For many years he was the Clerk of the Course at the Surrey Track & Field Championships. He also used to mark the course for cross-country events held at Croydon including the Surrey County Championships.
BILL LUCAS DFC 1917 - 2018 - We regret to report the death of Bill Lucas on 22nd March 2018. Bill competed in the 5000m in the 1948 London Olympics. He later became a very successful manager of the Surrey County Senior Men's Cross-Country team.
Any body wishing to make a donation is requested to make it to The Mosquito Pathfinder Trust. Charity Number 1173706. The aim of this charity is to have a restored mosquito flying in the UK within 2 years. There are at present 2 examples flying in the world, one in New Zealand and one in North America.
Donors may reference their gift to Squadron Leader Bill Lucas DFC., and this address may help:- https://www.nowdonate.com/checkout/6zstc27mb508492ezls1
SURREY COUNTY TRACK & FIELD RANKINGS FOR 2018 - With the 2018 T&F season now underway we are starting to compile the Surrey rankings for the Senior, Under-20, Under-17, Under-15 and Under-13 age groups. As usual we are looking to share the workload so we are seeking volunteers to take on one or more age group. Sophie Cowper is currently unable to commit to continue with the Under-13 and Under-15 Girls. Please contact Keith Burchell if you are willing to help.
LONDON MARATHON, 22ND APRIL 2018 - Lily Partridge (Aldershot, Farnham & District AC) set a new best performance by a Surrey athlete for the Women's Marathon when she finished 8th in the Women's Elite Race with a time of 2:29:24. This was an improvement on the previous best of 2:32:10 which she set in February 2017. Best Road Performances by Surrey Athletes.
In the London Boroughs Mini-Marathon events the following Surrey athletes finished in the top three positions:
SURREY RECORD - SENIOR WOMEN HAMMER - Competing in the Sward Trophy meeting held at Kingston on 21st April 2018, Pippa Wingate (Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers) set a new record for 4kg Hammer with a throw of 62.53m. This was an improvement on the previous record of 61.56m which she set the previous weekend. Surrey Records for Senior Women.
SURREY RECORD - SENIOR WOMEN HAMMER - Competing in the Southern League at Walton on 14th April 2018, Pippa Wingate (Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers) set a new record for 4kg Hammer with a throw of 61.56m. This was an improvement on the previous record of 59.76m which she set in July 2017. Surrey Records for Senior Women.
NATIONAL U13/U15 SPORTSHALL FINALS, MANCHESTER, 14TH/15TH APRIL 2018 - U13 Girls (Saturday)RESULTS
1205 Points Gold Cheshire
1162 Points Surrey Joint Silver with Berkshire
Surrey girls also medal:
Standing Triple Jump Gold and Silver; Standing Long Jump Gold; Vertical Jump Gold; Obstacle Relay Silver and 4 x 1 Silver.
SOUTH EAST REGION U13/U15 SPORTSHALL, BURGESS HILL, 4TH MARCH 2018 - Congratulations to the 4 Surrey teams who finished as follows:
Under-13 Girls 1st
Under-13 Boys 2nd
Under-15 Girls 2nd
Under-15 Boys 4th
Following a re-calculation of the results it was found that our Under-13 Girls team finished 1st and, therefore, the team has won a place at the National
Finals held on 14th April in Manchester.
SURREY U13 Girls, U13 Boys and U15 Girls are now all going to the National Sportshall Finals to be held in Manchester over the weekend April 14th/15th:-
U13 Girls as Regional winners
U13 Boys as best overall runner-up
U15 Girls as best overall runner-up.
Plus Morgan Lewis as TOP SCORING individual U15 Boy.
CAU INTER-COUNTY CROSS-COUNTRY, PRESTWOLD HALL, LOUGHBOROUGH, 10TH MARCH 2018 - RESULTSPHOTOS.
Congratulations to our 3 individual winners: Will Barnicoat (Under-15 Boys), Niamh Brown (Under-20 Women) and Phoebe Law (Senior Women).
ENGLAND ATHLETICS U20/U17/U15 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, EIS SHEFFIELD, 24TH/25TH FEBRUARY 2018 - Congratulations to George Sudderick (Walton AC) who won the Under-15 Boys 300m with a time of 36.35 which was a UK best and Championship Best.
Surrey medal winners.
SURREY COUNTY INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, DWLC, CARSHALTON, 17TH/18TH FEBRUARY 2018 - RESULTS (Please note that corrections have been made to the results for SM HJ, U17M HJ & U15B LJ). Performances have been included in existing athlete profiles.
UNDER-11 SPORTSHALL, 10TH FEBRUARY 2018 - At the South East Fun in Athletics Regional Final held at the Surrey Sports Park, the Surrey Girls team were first and the Boys were third.
SURREY U13/U15 SPORTSHALL, SPECTRUM, GUILDFORD, 28TH JANUARY 2018 - RESULTS.
EA SENIOR/UNDER-20 INDOOR COMBINED EVENTS, EIS, SHEFFIELD, 6TH/7TH JANUARY 2018 -
Surrey medal winners.
SURREY COUNTY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, DENBIES VINEYARD, DORKING, SUNDAY 7TH JANUARY 2018 -
RESULTS & PHOTOS.
Performances have been included in existing athlete profiles.
NEW YEARS HONOURS JANUARY 2018 - We congratulate David Clarke on his award of an CBE. David, of Epsom & Ewell Harriers, regularly officiates at Surrey County events but his award is for services to the British Food and Farming Industry. He was founder chief executive of Red Tractor Assurance, which was launched in 2000 with the Red Tractor logo in the wake of many food scares in the 1990s, including BSE. The organisation which now has 60,000 members aims to assure consumers about the reliability and safety of British food. David stood down as chief executive in May.
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.