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Hampshire Athletics
Cross-Country Championships
Saturday 5 January 2019

The 2019 Cross-Country Championships will be held at Fairthorne Manor on Saturday 5 January.

Championship Winners 2018The 2018 Championship winners in each age group, not forgetting Jon Osman, who designed the course, pictured hard at work [Photos: Paul Hammond]

I think that it is appropriate for me to thank all those concerned with the 2018 Championships.

There have been many positive comments from athletes, parents and coaches about the course and thanks have been sent to me to pass on to those concerned in the organisation of the event. Jon Osman, Colin Goater, Malcolm Price and Richard Dean worked for many hours designing the course, checking distances and laying out the course that you ran on. The volunteer marshals from Eastleigh RC have supported the Championships for many years, often a thankless task but a vital one if things are to run smoothly.

We have in Hampshire a team of Technical Officials without whom the Championships could not happen. Thank you then to the Referee/s, Judges, Timekeepers, Scribes, the Starter, Starter's Assistants and anyone else who worked for the success of the Championships. We also have the services of an Announcer who spends many hours researching the successes of athletes in order to keep people up to date with how athletes are performing. Our Registration and Presentation team keep the meeting on track and of course our Results team. Few counties can say that their results are 'live' on-line, as ours are.

Thank you to the athletes, who entered and ran in what were not ideal conditions and to parents and coaches who supported you.

I may receive the praise for the Championships, but everyone should know the work that is put in by our officials and volunteers on your behalf. Thank you everyone.

Pam Rogers
Championship Secretary


Under 11 BoysUnder 11 Girls
Under 13 BoysUnder 13 Girls
Under 15 BoysUnder 15 Girls
Under 17 MenUnder 17 Women
Under 20 MenUnder 20 Women
Senior & Veteran MenSenior & Veteran Women
Men's Teams 


Paul Hammond, from Eastleigh RC, took over 4,500 photos of the event and they are all available for you to see. You're welcome to download 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

If you use his photos on social media, please credit Paul "Copyright: hammy8241". Commercial copying/reproduction/selling is prohibited without prior written consent (hammy8241@hammondnews.co.uk)

Photos here taken by Paul Hammond.

Course location

Map of Fairthorne Manor

Course details

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.

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 2200m long, which leaves the Arena Lap via the woods and uses part of the former golf course
  • The Full Lap, approximately 3400m long, which adds to the Medium Lap by taking in a circuit of the Campsite field.

Various modificatbions have been made to adjust the race distances for each age group.

2018 Course map

Please note

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.

Technical T-shirts and Hoodies

Championship Technical T-shirtChampionship hoodieIf you missed out on buying a technical T-shirt or hoodie before they sold out, you can order direct from the supplier:


Championship Secretary

Pam Rogers
99 Stride Avenue