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BA Athletics Club News Digest 17th September 2012

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STOP PRESS - Norfolk Relay Result

According to Paul K's facebook page entry the BA team finished the event in 15th place and in just over 25 hours.  More details next week (if submitted).

Forthcoming Events

Don't forget the following priority club events:

THIS SUNDAY 23rd September    BAAC Planesaver Track&Field Championship and Family Fun Day at Eton Track

Wednesday 26th September Club In-house Event: Brian's Relay - Concorde Centre from 18:00.  Social in the clubhouse afterwards.

Wednesday 3rd October Equinox 5k - meet at the Concorde Centre by 17:45 or in Church Road from 18:00.  Social in the clubhouse afterwards.

New members and non-members of all fitness levels and abilities are welcome at all of these events. 

The full events diary is on the club website at:

BAAC Planesaver Track&Field Championships and Family Fun Day - Sunday 23rd September

Please don't forget to promote this major event to your colleagues, family and friends.  The poster is linked here (or download it from the website).  Please print this off, in colour if possible, and display it where your colleagues can see it.  There is space towards the foot of the poster for you to add your name as a contact.

Level 2 Officials Course: Sutton - Sunday, 30th September

In short - if anyone is interested in the course detailed below or any of those also listed below then check out the details and tell Steve Hillier [] ASAP.  The Club will be prepared to subsidise a proportion of the cost.

The above course has been flagged on the SCAA website for some weeks, and I have also advertised it via existing Surrey affiliated officials. Details can be found on the England Athletics website at:  and

Both modules (i.e. Track Judging and Field Judging) on this course have sufficient numbers registered with EA to ensure that they should definitely go ahead: most of those have been supplied by the South London Athletics Network, whom I congratulate for getting this course off the ground. However, I understand that there are still places available: these should be booked directly with EA if anyone from British Airways A.C. is interested. As you will know only too well, we can never have enough qualified officials at any level. Please note that SCAA are not currently intending to offer any additional UKA Level 2 courses within Surrey this autumn, as I am expecting that the above courses will satisfy local demand in the two main disciplines. If you think that there may be additional demand from within your club, please let me know: I may consider arranging some courses in March. Please note that there are courses for Timekeepers and Starters / Marksmen being run just across the county border (we all need to work together these days and Surrey based officials can affiliate to SCAA wherever they take the course) in Ealing on 13th October, see:  and 

There are further Track Judging and Field Judging modules scheduled there that day. There is also an Endurance (including Risk Assessment) course being run (under the auspices of South West London Network: again, well done to them) at St Mary’s University College Twickenham, see  on 6th October. I know that there are places still available on this: again these can be booked directly with EA.


Peter Crawshaw Officials Secretary Surrey County AA


Having watched the Paralympics you may be interested to know that...

IPC ATHLETICS and the Virgin London Marathon are very pleased to announce the IPC ATHLETICS Marathon World Cup to be held in next year’s 2013 Virgin London Marathon, which takes place on Sunday April 21st 2013.

This new event will feature IPC ATHLETICS CLASSES T42 -T46, and T11 - T13 athletes, for both men and women.

Hugh Brasher, race director of the Virgin London Marathon said; “We are delighted to have the opportunity to further develop events within marathon running, especially after the amazing exploits of our athletes over the last 10 days”.

“It was superb to have our 2012 London Marathon wheelchair champions David Weir and Shelly Woods bring home gold and silver in the T54 London 2012 Paralympic Games marathons and this will be a great legacy from London 2012”.

“Over the next five years, in the lead up to the World Championships in London in 2017, we feel we can really work with IPC Athletics to improve standards and help develop the sport of elite marathon running within these classes. We believe this is a natural progression from the work we have done within elite wheelchair marathon racing’’.

Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of IPC Athletics said; “This is fantastic news and I would like to thank the organisers for their support, the profile of para-marathon running will be increased by this partnership and I look forward to the first event next year”.

For more information contact the Virgin London Marathon press office:

Nicola Okey: 020 7902 0182; 07799 661345;

Hannah Finch: 020 7902 0199;

BA Clubs AGM

All members of BA Clubs are invited to the AGM being held on Thursday 27th September from 18:30 in the Olympus Hall at the Concorde Club.

The agenda includes a proposal to leave subscriptions unchanged, some rule changes and the Tom Mitchell and Adrian Lee Awards to which the Athletics Section have made a nomination.

Correction - the correct link for the 2010 Equinox 5k results is here.

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