Alton Sports Hampshire Cross Country League
We are pleased to have received support and sponsorship for the Hampshire Cross Country League for two seasons from Alton Sports.
They will be attending most of our fixtures, offering an excellent range of running clothing and accessories.
The league season runs from October to February and comprises five races in Hampshire and neighbouring counties.
Under 11 races at Prospect Park, Reading, 14 January 2017
Reading AC will be holding Under 11 races at Prospect Park at the following times:
- 11:00 Girls
- 11:20 Boys
These races are for athletes who are 9 and 10 years old on 14 January 2017. (11 year olds are able to compete in the Under 13 races)
The distance will be approx. 2K. Registration will be between 10:00 and 10:45 with an entry fee of £2.
Many thanks to Basingstoke and Mid Hants for a good meeting at
Popham. The weather kept fine, even though the Results tent was a bit
chilly! A reminder please for those eligible for Hampshire's County
Championships in January, forms are available, send in an individual
entry or make your Team Manager aware that you wish to enter. The
closing date is not far now! It is important that you include your EA
Registration Number on the entry; it must be current, so check that you
have paid this year's EA Affiliation. Have a good Christmas and we look
forward to seeing you all in January at Reading.
The results of all races at Popham are now complete:
Photos from Bournemouth
J-P Bisson of Guernsey Island AAC took over 500 photos of some of the races, featuring Guernsey athletes but also other runners:
Registration of athletes
A reminder please that lists of competing athletes are needed for our records. We need to have correctly spelt names, dates of birth, age categories the athlete is running in and EA Registration Numbers for everyone intending to run for your club.
Also to remind clubs that they need to be affiliated to England Athletics before they can join the League.
On a personal note, a reminder about the Veteran age categories that we use:
- Men: M40, M50, M60 and M70
- Women: W35, W45, W55 and W65
In other words, ten year categories from when the athlete becomes a Veteran.
Pam Rogers, Ladies results
Popplewell Trophy 2016
The recipient of the Popplewell Trophy for 2016 is John Hoare of Overton Harriers.
John began his association with athletics as a runner himself, then with his sons as a coach, and now as an official and Team manager. As a staunch supporter of the League for many years, John's contribution is immense. He not only is the Team Manager for Overton's Senior Teams, but regularly has been Referee at League matches. He and other members of Overton Harriers give much support to Basingstoke and Mid Hants when they stage the fixture at Popham Airfield.
It was again difficult for the Committee to choose the recipient this year, as all nominations were extremely worthy, but John's citation from Overton Harriers carried the decision.
|2011||Alan Coveney||Winchester & District AC|
|2012||Tim Richardson||Reading AC|
|2013||David Vosser||Winchester & District AC|
|2014||Graeme Lowndes||Winchester & District AC|
|2015||Helen Dobinson||Andover AC|
Saturday 15 October 2016 - Farley Mount, Winchester
Saturday 12 November 2016 - King's Park, Bournemouth
Saturday 3 December 2016 - Popham Airfield, Basingstoke
Saturday 14 January 2017 - Prospect Park, Reading
Saturday 11 February 2017 - Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Petersfield
Timetable for Season 2016/17
showing race times and maximum course distances
|1200||Under 13 Girls||3.0km|
|1215||Under 13 Boys||3.0km|
|1230||Under 15 Girls||4.0km|
|1250||Under 15 Boys||4.0km|
|1305*||Under 17 Women||4.0km|
|1335*||Senior Women (including Veteran and Under 20 Women)||6.0km|
|1410*||Under 17 Men||6.0km|
|1430*||Senior Men (including Veteran and Under 20 Men)||10.0km|
* At Farley Mount only, these races will start 5 minutes later.