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.
Many thanks today to Winchester & District AC for hosting the first fixture of the 2016-17 season. The weather was fantastic as always. Thanks to our sponsors Alton Sports for coming with kit to sell - you seemed to do a roaring trade!
Thank you to the Team Managers who had sent the requested lists of athletes' details including EA Registration Numbers beforehand. Although Pam and I worked long and hard to check every number, we felt that it was worthwhile. However, not all clubs sent those lists. We need them please as soon as possible. If you know, or suspect that your club did not send lists to either Pam or myself we need them as soon as you can please. I will not "name and shame" at this point, but it might have to come to that!!
Ladies Results Secretary
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
Under 11 Boys' and Girls' results
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.