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
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
Please don't forget to promote this major event to your colleagues, family
The poster is
linked here (or download it from the
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
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:
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:
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
IPC ATHLETICS MARATHON WORLD CUP IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE 2013 VIRGIN
LONDON MARATHON ANNOUNCED
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
“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
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