Saturday 7 January 2017
Images of last year's Championships [Photos: Paul Hammond]
After a successful debut for the venue in 2016, the 2017 Championships will return to Fairthorne Manor near Botley, about eight miles to the east of Southampton.
There will be a few minor changes to the course to reduce ground damage, but it will still take advantage of the whole estate and use all its facilities.
Fairthorne Manor includes a former golf course and is now run as a Family Park and Campsite by the YMCA. As it is private property, the general public cannot access the site other than for organised events.
Entry forms, including online entry, are now available.
The course is based on three laps:
- The Arena Lap, a loop of approximately 1200m on sloping grassland, which can be seen from the main spectator area at the start and finish.
- The Medium Lap, approximately 2500m long, which leaves the Arena Lap via the woods and uses part of the former golf course
- The Full Lap, approximately 3500m long, which adds to the Medium Lap by taking in a circuit of the Campsite field.
Various modifications have been made to adjust the race distances for each age group.
What's new this year?
The Under 17 and Under 20 Women's races will run together, as will the Under 17 and Under 20 Men's. In each case, the Under 20s will run an additional lap to the Under 17s, though the Under 20 Men's race has been reduced by 1000m since the last championships.
Also, the Under 17 and Under 20 team competitions, both for men and women, will be based on three to score; all other age groups are unchanged.
No animals or pets of any kind, except guide and hearing dogs, are allowed anywhere in the grounds.
Smoking: YMCA Fairthorne Manor and grounds are a smoke free environment.
Parking: Parking for as many cars as possible will be provided in the grounds. We plan to arrange alternative parking within 15 minutes' walk of the course - please refer back to this page later for details.
Please make sure that you fill in all your details, especially your club if you are making an individual entry.
The timetable will be similar to previous years', with Championship races in ascending age order from Under 11 right up to Seniors and Veterans.
|10:15||Under 11 Boys||4 to score||2150 metres|
|10:30||Under 11 Girls||4 to score||2150 metres|
|10:45||Under 13 Boys||4 to score||3400 metres|
|11:00||Under 13 Girls||4 to score||3400 metres|
|11:15||Under 15 Boys||4 to score||3950 metres|
|11:35||Under 15 Girls||4 to score||3950 metres|
|11:55||Under 17 Women||3 to score||5000 metres|
|11:55||Under 20 Women||3 to score||6200 metres|
|12:30||Under 17 Men||3 to score||6300 metres|
|12:30||Under 20 Men||3 to score||8700 metres|
|13:05||Senior and Veteran Women||Senior: 4 to score
Veteran: 4 to score
|13:55||Senior and Veteran Men||Senior: 6 to score
Veteran: 4 to score
Race day notes
Runners and spectators: Please bring suitable footwear, both for racing and spectating.
Changing: some changing and showering facilities will be available.
Refreshments will be on sale, provided by YMCA Fairthorne Manor.
Medical cover will be provided.
Race number collection
Race numbers will be available for collection from the main admin marquee near the Start/Finish from 09:00.
Team Managers: please ensure that you give athletes the correct numbers to avoid problems compiling the results later. Complete club start lists will be given to you with the numbers.
Notes on entries
- All competitors must have Hampshire qualification: a. birth or b. nine months continuous residence or service in H.M. Forces prior to the date of the Championships, in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight or Channel Islands, and MUST NOT have competed for another county or in another county's championships during the preceding year.
- This is a Hampshire Club competition, and so unaffiliated runners will not be accepted. All athletes must be registered with England Athletics.
- Age Qualification:
Qualification Date for Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 age groups is 31st August 2016.
Qualification Date for Under 20 age group is 31st December 2017*. (*This date is the same as for the UK Inter-Counties Championships and ensures that all athletes taking part in the Under 20 races are eligible for Hampshire team selection.)
Male Female Must be born between U11B U11G 1 September 2005 - 7 January 2008
Note: All Under 11 competitors must be 9 years or over on the day of competition.
U13B U13G 1 September 2003 - 31 August 2005 U15B U15G 1 September 2001 - 31 August 2003 U17M U17W 1 September 1999 - 31 August 2001 U20M U20W 1 January 1998 - 31 August 1999 SM SW on or before 31 December 1997 VM VW on or before 7 January 1977 (Men) or 7 January 1982 (Women)
- Veteran competitors pay one entry fee and score in both Senior and Veteran age groups.
- Teams consist of FOUR to score in all age groups apart from Senior Men, where SIX will score.
The entry fee is £8.00 per individual. Please make cheques payable to: Hampshire Athletics.
Please return postal entries by Friday 23 December 2016.
The closing date for online entries is Friday 30 December 2016.
No entries are guaranteed after these dates.
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