Hampshire Cross Country League
The league season runs from October to February and comprises five races in Hampshire and neighbouring counties.
Annual General Meeting - 13 June 2014
The Annual General Meeting of the Hampshire Cross-Country League took place at the River Park Leisure Centre, Winchester on Friday 13 June:
Proposed Amendment to League Rules
The following amendment is proposed for adoption in the coming season.
Votes must be received from affiliated clubs by 15 August.
Amendment to Rule with regard to the participation of Under 13 athletes for both Boys and Girls in the Hampshire Cross Country League
The lower age for Under 13 athletes is for those who have their 11th birthday between 1st September in the year of competition (2014 for the coming season) and 31st August the following year (2015).
The upper age for Under 13 athletes remains per the current UKA rule (under 13 on the 31st August 2014).
29 June 2014
Promotions and Relegations for the 2014/2015 Season
|Division||Promoted from||Relegated from|
|Senior Men Division 1||-||Wimborne|
|Senior Men Division 2||Stubbington Green Runners||City of Salisbury|
|Reading Roadrunners||Totton RC|
|Senior Men Division 3||University of Portsmouth||-|
|Fleet & Crookham|
|Veteran Men Division 1||-||Haslemere Border|
|Veteran Men Division 2||Stubbington Green Runners||-|
Popplewell Trophy 2014
The Committee of the Destination Basingstoke Hampshire Cross Country League decided to award the Popplewell Trophy to Graeme Lowndes, in recognition of his contribution to Cross Country running for the League and the County. This was a unanimous decision.
As we all know, Graeme has been involved in Cross Country since the 1980's and was one of the organisers of the Farley Mount fixture with Alan Coveney. He was a team manager for one of the Hampshire teams at Inter-County and National level, was County President in 2011 and had taken athletes to Coutances and Bolbec for competitions for over 25 years. He also instigated the Popplewell Trophy, contacting clubs and organising the collection of funds to purchase the trophy. He nominated Alan Coveney as the first recipient.
His wife Irene attended the AGM along with their two daughters Emily and Lauren and other family members. She asked especially that the trophy be awarded at the meeting, as she felt that it would be too overwhelming to attend the Farley Mount fixture, with all its memories.
On accepting the trophy, Irene said that Graeme would have been surprised, delighted and honoured, as he felt that he had done nothing special. Such was the man.
|Previous winners:-||2011||Alan Coveney||Winchester & District AC|
|2012||Tim Richardson||Reading AC|
|2013||David Vosser||Winchester & District AC|
Saturday 11 October 2014 - Farley Mount, Winchester
Saturday 8 November 2014 - Goodwood, Chichester
Saturday 6 December 2014 - Popham Airfield, Basingstoke
Saturday 10 January 2015 - Prospect Park, Reading
Saturday 7 February 2015 - King's Park, Bournemouth
Timetable for Season 2014/15
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 (to be confirmed).