Basingstoke and Mid Hants Athletics Club









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New Stand
A vision of a spectator stand that we are aiming to get built.


The clubs very distinctive vests can be obtained from Andy Sleap or Carol Quinn (if she is down at the track), at the end of the coaching sessions Tuesday and Thursday (usually just before 8pm). OR Liz Flitcroft who finishes coaching at 7.30
Please make sure the athlete for whom the vest is for, attends to try on in order to get the right size.
Cost is £15.00 cash or cheque (made payable to BMHAC or Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC)
Should you want a ‘CROP TOP’ you will need to do this direct with ‘Wasp’ - details of which can be found in the club hut (far left notice board)

SWEAT TOPS – we still have some available £5.00 (more info click clothing on the left menu)

Home-Start North West Hampshire

We recieved a letter a of thanks for the donation of £87 from Dream Mile entry fees. They stated: "Please do pass on our sincere thanks to all your members who contributed towards this donation".


Athletics Twinning Co-ordinator Needed.

Over the years many of our youngsters and parents have enjoyed being involved in the Twinning festival of sport run by the town. Unless Geoff Butler can find someone to take over from him, he will have to withdraw the club from this event. So please if you want this event to continue next year with athletics, please contact Geoff at

These events can only continue if we have volunteers willing to get involved.


Hampshire Cross Country League

The Clubs athletes had a good day when the second of this season’s Hampshire Cross Country League meetings took place at Popham Airfield. Hosted by BMHAC, the deluge of rain at the latter end of last week made organisation difficult and the course was saturated for the races. Nevertheless despite the wind and the rain the Clubs athletes that competed did well and with places in the Hampshire team to compete in the Southern Inter Counties up for grabs a number ran well enough to secure a place.

The first race of the day the under 13 girls race over 3K, saw the athletes face strong winds and first home for the Club was Lucy Hempstead in 27th position. Next up the under 13 boys race runners were also facing testing conditions but Cameron Coveney was in fine form finishing 7th just 21 seconds down on the winner, Cameron who has been in good form all through the winter so far, maintained his form to secure another high placing. In the under 15 girls race over 4K again there were some great performances with Rebecca Poole having her best race for sometime to place 6th and with team mates Rebecca Bullock 12th and Isobel Mannion 18th the Team has moved into 3rd in the League. Ben Pattison was the Club’s lead under 15 boy finishing 7th as the runners finished well spread out. Up another age group and Maddie Deadman put in the best performance among the younger age groups to finish 5th, 3rd Hants runner as the wind tested the athletes, overcoming a recent injury scare this was a very encouraging performance. James Beeks ran equally well the under 17 Men’s race placing 6th in a classy race

In the Senior races with the Ladies running 6K and the Men 10K the Clubs teams were well to the fore. In the Senior Men’s race with course turning into a quagmire in places Jermaine Mays led home the Clubs 20 runners in 10th spot, followed by Tom Sycklemore 15th, Alex Hamilton 17th, Brendan O’Connor 21st and Hayden Carter 33rd for 3rd Team overall. Newcomer to senior ranks Dylan Bardwell finished a very good 63rd on his debut in the event.  The Women were led home by Lucy Wildash returning after a layoff finishing 35th, next came Rebecca Sleap 46th while Krissy Lloyd finished 51st to put the team in 5th spot.

On a atrocious day thanks must go to everyone that assisted with this event, officials, course builder, marshals and the team management.  

Ian Byett

Full, results can be found at



Senior Awards Evening 2015

Senior Performance of the year Track:    Kieran Showler-Davis
Senior Performance of the year Field:     Ryan Bonifas    
British Athletics League Clubman:          Ben Hazell  
Senior Man Cross Country:                       Dave Ragan 
Most promising New Male Athlete to BAL Ryan Bonifas
Southern Men’s League Clubman:          John Dickinson  
Veteran Athlete Man:                                   Tim Ellis   
U20 Winner                                                  Myles Richardson

Senior Performance of the year Track:          Rebecca Sleap
Senior Performance of the year Field:           Emma  Buckett  
Southern Women’s League Clubwomen:    Jenny Heylar
Senior Women’s Newcomer to the Team:   Lydia Sommers
Senior Women Cross Country:                      Freya Davis 
Most promising New Female Athlete:         Mair Edwards
Veteran Athlete Women:                                Sue Pett  
U20 Winner                                                      Gemma Finch

Roger Hazell Memorial Trophy (Official);     Darryl Quinn   

Leading contenders for Runner of the year

Chris Furness
Krissy Lloyd
Mark Bevan
Pete Grigoleit
Tim Ellis
Wally Thorpe

Leading Contenders for Most Improved Runner

Aaron Oliver
Charlotte Earl
Michael Hickey
Rohan Chaffey
Sue Hurst
Tony Bradbury
Trevor Perrett



National Road Relays Birmingham 2015 : U13B

Three of our under 13 boys competed in the National road Relays Sunday 4th Oct. Cameron Coveney 1st leg, Will Parkinson ran the 2nd leg, with Richard Sutton following up with the 3rd for the 3.8k lap course. A lovely day and lovely setting. Special thanks goes to Dave Ragan for making the journey and supporting the boys.
The boys did not disappoint...Cameron, after carefully negotiating around fallers at the start, ran a great 1st lap coming in 18th in a fast time of 14.23. He handed over to Will who made up 6 places completing his lap in 14.36. Richard ran a comfortable final leg, registering an overall team time of 44.39 and securing a great 16th place for the club! A great experience for what was a great day of running by the BMHA boys.

Sainsbury's UK Schools Games

Basingstoke & Mid Hants athletes brought home 4 Golds and 1 Silver medal from the Sainsbury's UK Schools Games held on Friday in Manchester as Mair Edwards, James Beeks and Owen Richardson won individually the Girls 200 m, Boys 1500 m Steeplechase and Boys 400 m respectively. Representing South West Schools Mair’s time for the 200 was 24.86 secs, James recorded  4 m 27.04 s for the Chase and Owen 48.73 s for the 400 all great performances at the end of the season. Then in the 4 x 400 m Relay, Owen anchored the squad home to win that event while on the Field, Millie Cook with a 12.88 m Putt won the silver in the Girls Shot Putt and helped the South West to win overall another fantastic day for  Basingstoke. 

Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme

Hampshire and IOW announce that applications for the Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme are now open and will close on 11th October. 
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Level 2 Officials Courses at The Andover Sports Academy
Sunday 8th November.

Registration will be from 9.00 with the Generic and Health & Safety modules starting at 09.30.

Track, Timekeeping , Field and Starters/Starters Assistant modules will follow at around 11.15. It is estimated that all modules will be completed by 14.30. Thereafter we will in all probability go to the Andover Track for some practical introductory work and the whole day will finish by 16.00.

Tea and coffee will be available during the day but please bring your own packed lunch and also wet weather clothing for the outdoor session.

We are attaching a Course flyer with details of the Course reference numbers for you to display. Full details are on the England Athletics website. Also attached is a Course Application form although these are also available on the England Athletics website.

Please ensure that payment is sent with the Application Form as without this your Application is unlikely to be accepted.

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Eileen & Terry
Joint Hampshire Technical Officials Secretaries

U17 South Of England Champs & SAL

Two of Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC under 17 athletes won South of England Titles at Ashford over the weekend. Firstly James Beeks won the 1500 m Steeplechase in a new Club record and Personal best time of 4 m 23.86 s. The English Schools Champion won easily and enhanced his position at the top of the national rankings. Then Owen richardson scored a good victory in the 400 m recording an excellent time of 48.97 s a season’s best which puts him 4th in the national rankings this year.

Meanwhile at Down Grange, the Joint Senior Men’s and Women’s team scored a good win in Division 1 of the Southern Athletics League. Finishing the match strongly with a series of individual victories they finally piped long time leaders Chelmsford. Final result being 1 Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC 198, 2 Chelmsford 194.5, 3 Colchester 176 and 4 Brighton & Hove 157.5.

It was a very competitive match throughout the afternoon and Basingstoke had to be at its best but the home athletes responded well. Double A string wins came from Myles Richardson in the 100 and 200 m, Sam Sleap High Jump and Discus  and Jenny Helyar Javelin and 2000 m Steeplechase while there was numerous single individual wins. As a result of the win Basingstoke climbed up the table to finish 9th of the 16 Team Division.

See results for detailed info

Report by Ian Byett



British Athletic League Finish 4th in Div 1

BAL team

With a series of gritty performances the Club’s senior men finished 5th in the last of the British Athletics League matches this season held at Liverpool, this gave them 4th overall in the Division their 2nd best ever finish. Certainly everyone in the Team contributed to the result as there was few winners but lots of good placing's. The final result was 1 Liverpool 327, 2 Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow 324, 3 Southampton 307, 4 Herne Hill 282, 5 Basingstoke 265,
6 Kent 250, 7 Blackheath & Bromley 229, 8 Cardiff 202.

The Clubs winners were Ryan Bonifas in the High Jump clearing 2.05 m while the 4 x 100 m Team of Myles Richardson, Owen Richardson, Andy Blow and Dean Showler-Davis, won in 49.92 secs with some slick baton changing.

The other top 3 placing’s on the track came from Jermaine Mays 3rd in the 800 m in 1 min 52.64 secs, Ryan Burling 2nd A 3000 m Steeplechase in 9.53.89, Andy Blow 2nd A 110 m Hurdles in 14.60 while Dean Showler Davis had a double 3rd in the sprints with 10.80 in the 100 m and 21.85 in the 200 m. In the B string races Jonty Davison scored an unexpected 2nd in the 400 m Hurdles clocking 59.48 and Owen Richardson was 2nd in the 200 m recording 22.08.

On the Field apart from Ryan Bonifas other top 3s came from Sam Sleap 3rd B High Jump clearing 1.85 and Ben Hazell 2nd B Long Jump going out to 6.25, while Ryan Bonifas threw 41.91 to place 3rd in the B Javelin.

As previously stated the whole Team contributed but Jonty Davison with his 400 m Hurdles performance along with being a late substitute in the 400 m flat and the 4 x 400 m Relay certainly helped the Team and deserved a special mention.

So the season ends with the Team ranked 12th in the Country with all the Teams in front and some behind big City Clubs. There have been some great individual performances during the season with new athletes blooded and things look good for the future.

Ian Byett


The Club welcomes all participants both young and old and is always on the lookout for the new
talent of the future. So if you would like to get involved in an active sport or think you have what it
takes to be a future champion come and join us.
The main club training sessions are every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
at the Down Grange track. Click here for more information

The competetion last year was tough but the senior men's team find themselves back in Division 1
of the British Athletics League (BAL) .

The club has a well established coaching team and boasts some international athletes competing
for their country. It also has a number of nationally recognized officials who you will see at a number
of the local and national meetings making sure all goes smoothly.


Last Updated:
24 November, 2015

200 Club Draw
The winner for
November 2015 is: Michael Gair

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