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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

Many thanks to Reading AC for hosting the re-scheduled fixture at Prospect Park yesterday. Although fields were slightly down, we had some good competition and Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 prizes were awarded at the venue. A reminder please that Under 20, Senior and Veteran prizes will be presented at the League AGM in June.

Also, nominations for this year's Popplewell Trophy recipient need to be submitted to the League Chairman for consideration, and suggestions for a new League Chairman, as Ken Littlejohns is stepping down at this year's AGM.

Pam Rogers
Women's Results Secretary

Owing to a points miscalculation for the Under 13 Girls' team competition, third-place medals were mistakenly awarded to Reading AC on Saturday. Additional medals will be purchased for the rightful winners, Basingstoke & Mid Hants. We apologise for the error.

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

Awards for the following will be presented at the League's AGM to be held at the Winchester Sports Centre at 20:30 on Friday 23rd June 2017:

  • Under 20 / Senior / Vet Women
  • Under 20 / Senior / Vet Men

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

Annual General Meeting 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Hampshire Cross Country League will be held on Friday 23 June at the River Park Leisure Centre in Winchester.

Any proposals for the agenda must be received by Friday 26 May.

Popplewell Trophy 2017

We have now come to the end of our league season and it is time for you to make your nomination for the Popplewell Trophy. The Trophy was purchased by monies donated by league clubs in acknowledgement of many years' work by Maureen and John Popplewell in establishing the league to its current strength.

The Trophy will be presented for outstanding achievement and to any person involved: Runners, team managers, officials and organisers (not committee members).

Download nomination form (Word doc)
Download nomination form (pdf)

Previous winners

2011Alan CoveneyWinchester & District AC
2012Tim RichardsonReading AC
2013David VosserWinchester & District AC
2014Graeme LowndesWinchester & District AC
2015Helen DobinsonAndover AC
2016John HoareOverton Harriers & 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.

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.