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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.

Download League Constitution (last updated July 2012) or Download League Constitution as pdf
Download League Rules (last updated June 2010) or Download League Rules as pdf

Latest news

Thanks to City of Portsmouth AC for organising today's fixture on a new course at Staunton Country Park. Here are all the results of the league races; the results of the Under 11 races will appear as soon as possible:

Senior, Veteran and Under 20 Men's results
Under 17 Men's, Under 15 and Under 13 Boys' results
Senior, Veteran and Under 20 Women's results
Under 17 Women's, Under 15 and Under 13 Girls' results

4 March - Prospect Park, Reading

The fixture at Prospect Park, Reading that had to be cancelled on 14 January has been re-arranged for 4 March, which is a designated date for league events.

To avoid clashing with junior football matches, the timetable has been put back by 30 minutes, with the first race starting at 12:30.

For similar reasons and to help with parking, there will be NO UNDER 11 RACE at Reading.

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.

Thanks
Pam Rogers, Ladies results

Popplewell Trophy 2016

John Hoare receiving the Popplewell TrophyThe 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.

Previous winners

2011Alan CoveneyWinchester & District AC
2012Tim RichardsonReading AC
2013David VosserWinchester & District AC
2014Graeme LowndesWinchester & District AC
2015Helen DobinsonAndover AC

2016/2017 fixtures

Saturday 15 October 2016 - Farley Mount, Winchester

venue details for Farley Mount   hosted by Winchester & District A.C.

Senior, Veteran and Under 20 Men
Under 17 Men, Under 15 and Under 13 Boys
Senior, Veteran and Under 20 Women
Under 17 Women, Under 15 and Under 13 Girls
Under 11 Boys and Girls

Saturday 12 November 2016 - King's Park, Bournemouth

venue details for King's Park   hosted by Bournemouth A.C.

Senior, Veteran and Under 20 Men
Under 17 Men, Under 15 and Under 13 Boys
Senior, Veteran and Under 20 Women
Under 17 Women, Under 15 and Under 13 Girls
Under 11 Boys and Girls

Saturday 3 December 2016 - Popham Airfield, Basingstoke

venue details for Popham Airfield   hosted by Basingstoke and Mid Hants A.C.

Senior, Veteran and Under 20 Men
Under 17 Men, Under 15 and Under 13 Boys
Senior, Veteran and Under 20 Women
Under 17 Women, Under 15 and Under 13 Girls

Saturday 11 February 2017 - Staunton Country Park, Havant

venue details for Staunton Country Park   hosted by City of Portsmouth A.C.

Senior, Veteran and Under 20 Men
Under 17 Men, Under 15 and Under 13 Boys
Senior, Veteran and Under 20 Women
Under 17 Women, Under 15 and Under 13 Girls
Under 11 Boys and Girls

Saturday 4 March 2017 - Prospect Park, Reading

venue details for Prospect Park   hosted by Reading A.C.

MATCH RE-ARRANGED FROM 14 JANUARY

Senior, Veteran and Under 20 Men
Under 17 Men, Under 15 and Under 13 Boys
Senior, Veteran and Under 20 Women
Under 17 Women, Under 15 and Under 13 Girls

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.

At Prospect Park, Reading, all races will start 30 minutes later.