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Hampshire Cross Country League

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The league season runs from October to February and comprises five races in Hampshire and neighbouring counties.

Popplewell Trophy 2014

A reminder that nominations for the Popplewell Trophy should be returned to Alan Ive or Ken Littlejohns by 30 April.

The Trophy was purchased by monies donated by league clubs in acknowledgement of the 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 in the League:- runners, team managers, officials and organisers (not committee members).

Previous winners:-2011Alan CoveneyWinchester & District AC
 2012Tim RichardsonReading AC
 2013David VosserWinchester & District AC (see below)

Please download the nomination form (as Word document) or download the form (as PDF)

Latest news

Firstly, huge thanks to Dave and the Salisbury team who worked so hard to put on yesterday's fixture in atrocious weather. Secondly, thanks to all officials who again stood out in the weather to make the fixture happen. Please note, if you have either an Individual or Team prize to come (U20, Combined and Veterans) these are to presented at the League AGM. We would appreciate either the athlete themselves or a representative from your club to come to that meeting.

Pam Rogers

Lost property

A small Skin's top (definitely a small junior size) was found on Hudson's Field after the last match. The boot bag, trainers and spikes that were also found have been claimed by their owner.

Please contact Karen Mundell (City of Salisbury A & RC) if this item belongs to you.

Unsporting behaviour

I regret that I have to report that there have been incidents at league events which the committee consider to be unsporting and against the spirit of Cross Country as well infringing UKA rules.

At the first event at Reading a junior runner was paced by a fellow club member for a large part of the course. When questioned the pacer was unaware that his conduct could have led to the club mate being disqualified.

Whilst we all like to see competitors receiving support we ask all team managers and coaches to remind their members not to act as pace makers.

At Bournemouth a coach was seen running alongside his runner for some distance giving instructions.

We consider this completely against the spirit of the sport and infringing UKA rule 21(a) and in the future will lead to any competitor coached in this manner to be disqualified from the race.

Ken Littlejohns
Chairman

Download letter as Word document or as PDF

Photos

Match 5 - Salisbury

Photos on the Winchester & District AC website

Match 4 - Bournemouth

Photos on the Winchester & District AC website

Match 3 - Popham Airfield

Paul Hammond took more than 6300 photos at the match at Popham.

All photos here are free to download for personal use. However, so many people have offered to pay for the free photos that Paul takes at events, you might like to make a donation to a charity of his choice: http://www.justgiving.com/photosfromhammy

If you want to download the photos, please do. If you use Paul's photos, please credit him. Thank you.

Paul Hammond's photos

Match 2 - Goodwood

J-P Bisson from Guernsey Island AAAC braved the conditions to take some photos of the action, mostly featuring Channel Islands athletes but obviously showing other runners as well. As ever, we appreciate the time, effort and expense that they put in to attend our county fixtures.

Link to J-P's photos

More photos on the Winchester & District AC website
More photos on the Andover AC website

Popplewell Trophy presented to David Vosser

David Vosser, winner of the Popplewell Trophy 2012/13The winner of the Trophy for the season 2012/13 is David Vosser of Winchester and District AC. David was presented with the Trophy at the first of this season's fixtures in Reading on October 19th by the League Chairman, Ken Littlejohns. A worthy recipient of the Trophy, his citation reads:

"Dave Vosser has had a long involvement with the Hampshire League. During the many years that he was with Overton Harriers he consistently turned out for the club and when he became Men's Team Captain ensured a good turnout from Overton in League meetings.

"Since moving to Winchester, his emphasis has changed and he has moved into coaching with good success at League fixtures with the younger age groups. He encourages the athletes he coaches to participate in League fixtures whenever possible. I believe Dave thoroughly deserves the nomination for this prestigious award."

Annual General Meeting - 7 June 2013

The Annual General Meeting of the Hampshire Cross-Country League took place at the River Park Leisure Centre, Winchester at 19:30 on Friday 7 June:

AGM minutes and Treasurer's report in full - 7 June 2013

Download AGM minutes as Word doc or Download AGM minutes as pdf

Amendment to League Constitution - Download league notice (Word doc)
Amendment to League Constitution - Download league notice (PDF)

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

2013/2014 fixtures

Saturday 19 October 2013 - 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

Saturday 9 November 2013 - Goodwood, Chichester

venue details for Goodwood   hosted by Chichester Runners & 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 30 November 2013 - 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 January 2014 - 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 8 February 2014 - Hudson's Field, Salisbury

venue details for Hudson's Field   hosted by City of Salisbury A.R.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

Individual Aggregates

Men Veteran Men Under 20 Men
Under 17 Men Under 15 Boys Under 13 Boys
Women Veteran Women Under 20 Women
Under 17 Women Under 15 Girls Under 13 Girls

Timetable for Season 2013/14

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