Saturday 7 January 2017
The 2017 Championships took place at Fairthorne Manor near Botley, about eight miles to the east of Southampton.
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.
We are once again indebted to Jon Osman for designing the course, and his club colleagues from Eastleigh RC for setting up the course and marshalling on the day.
|Under 11 Boys||Under 11 Girls|
|Under 13 Boys||Under 13 Girls|
|Under 15 Boys||Under 15 Girls|
|Under 17 Men||Under 17 Women|
|Under 20 Men||Under 20 Women|
|Senior & Veteran Men||Senior & Veteran Women|
This year's Championship winners, not forgetting some of the people who made the day a success [Photos: Paul Hammond]
Paul Hammond, from Eastleigh RC, took over 7,000 photos of the Championships. You're welcome to download any of them for free, but if you'd like to make a donation to the charity that Paul supports please do. Read about his charity appeal: Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity
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Photos here taken by Paul Hammond.
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.
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