Alton Sports Hampshire Cross Country League
We are pleased to have received support and sponsorship for the Hampshire Cross Country League for the next 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.
Here are the results from Prospect Park, also the results of the Under 11s' race. Thanks to Reading AC for a good course and good weather.
Senior, Veteran and Under 20 Men's results
Under 17 Men's, U15 and U13 Boys' results
Senior, Veteran and Under 20 Women's results
Under 17 Women's, U15 and U13 Girls' results
Under 11 Boys' and Girls' results
Match 5 at Dibden Inclosure, 13 February
Dibden Inclosure has hosted the Hampshire Cross-Country Championships on several occasions, most recently in 2012, as well as CC6 League meetings, but this is the first time ever that it has been used for a Hampshire Cross-Country League fixture. For many from outside the county, this will be your first chance to visit this popular and traditional venue. We are particularly grateful to Mick Anglim and his colleagues at Hardley Runners for agreeing to stage the climax of this year's League season.
Maps showing the courses, parking arrangements and assembly details can be downloaded from the Dibden page.
At the Bournemouth fixture in December, many clubs volunteered marshals in order for the last fixture to take place. The clubs were:
- Ryde Harriers x2
- Isle of Wight AC x2
- Southampton AC x4
- Fleet & Crookham AC x2
- Aldershot, Farnham & District AC x4
- New Forest Junior AC x2
- Stubbington Green Runners & AC x2
We would ask those clubs, and those individual runners/coaches/Team Managers who volunteered, to report to the Chief Marshal (to be appointed) at the Start/Finish area at 11:00, for briefing and distribution of course maps. We wish to thank those volunteers and if any others wish to help out, would they also report at 11:00 please.
Important - coaches and minibuses
The organisers would like to know if any clubs are travelling to Dibden in a coach or minibus, as provision for these vehicles to park needs to be made. Would you contact or with this information please.
Under 11 races at Dibden
We are pleased to announce that there will be U11 boys' and girls' races at Dibden Inclosure. The boys' race will start at 11:30 and the girls will start at 11:45. The course will be 2km with 2 flat laps all on grass.
The competition is open to all year 4, 5 and 6 children who are under 11 on the race day. Year 6 children over 11 on race day and who are not ready for the Under 13 race can take part in the Under 11 event.
Please if your child would like to enter (with their full name, club and date of birth). The numbers can be picked up on the day of the race and there will be a £1 registration fee per child.
Popplewell Trophy 2015
The winner of the Popplewell Trophy for the season 2014-15 is Helen Dobinson of Andover AC. She was presented with the trophy at the first of this season's fixtures, at Farley Mount, Winchester.
Helen is a Coach at Andover AC, and has been the Team Manager for the younger age groups for many years. She works tirelessly on behalf of the athletes, often to be found on race days walking the course with the younger athletes. She is also one of the first Team managers to return the completed envelopes to the Results Team. At the end of last season, Helen even donned spikes and competed for the Senior Ladies!!
Helen is our first female recipient of the Popplewell Trophy that was set up to acknowledge the work of coaches, parents, helpers and athletes from the affiliated clubs. Money to pay for the trophy, and engraving the names of the recipients each year, came from donations from the clubs themselves.
|2011||Alan Coveney||Winchester & District AC|
|2012||Tim Richardson||Reading AC|
|2013||David Vosser||Winchester & District AC|
|2014||Graeme Lowndes||Winchester & District AC|
Saturday 10 October 2015 - Farley Mount, Winchester
Saturday 7 November 2015 - Popham Airfield, Basingstoke
Saturday 5 December 2015 - King's Park, Bournemouth
Saturday 16 January 2016 - Prospect Park, Reading
Saturday 13 February 2016 - Dibden Inclosure, New Forest
Timetable for Season 2015/16
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.