Welcome to Basingstoke
& Mid Hants Athletic Club
Trackside Facilities Fund -£51,907
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Down Grange Consultation
The council want to hear your views on the proposed development work at Down Grange.
For the club it could mean an improvement to the indoor facilities along with a covered spectator stand.
As club members/parents please send your views in either on line at the following link:
Or use the paper copies available in the club hut later in the week.
Click to read the flyer
Grant Aid and Scholarships
The borough council allocates funds for grant aid for the support and development of local
sportsmen and women aged 10 to 25yrs. The Basingstoke Sports Trust (Sports Centre) and Community Leisure Trust (Aquadrome and Tadley Pool) also award scholarships to a selection
of top athletes (Over 15yrs), which provide them with free access to a personal trainer at their
The application form and full information for grant aid (Juniors 10 to 17yrs and Seniors 18 to
25yrs) scholarships can be found at - www.basingstoke.gov.uk/go/sportsfunding - Complete the
soon and get your coach to endorse it !
Border League Down Grange
The Border League Match 1 XC event held at Basingstoke on 9th November was a great success. Thanks to all those who volunteered to help and make this run so seamlessly on the day.
A great turn out also by club athletes across all age groups and some great results. Well Done!
The U9’s did us proud with both girls and boys teams winning this age category overall. The other
team age groups also worked hard with the U11 boys, U15 boys, U13 girls and U15 girls all taking
2nd spot on the team results board.
All of our athletes did amazingly well however a special mention should go to the following runners:
In the U9 girls category, Grace Kirby came in a fantastic 2nd with Harriet Duncombe coming in
closely behind in 8th. Isabelle Law, Jessie Hill and Lauren Sawers all came home in 11th, 12th
and 14th. A great job, well done the girls!
In the U9 boys category, Sam Graham also ran a fantastic race coming home in 2nd, with Eden
Clarke, Giuseppe Della Savina, Lochran Rowan and Aiden Sutton placed 10th, 11th, 13th and 16th
respectively. A great result for the boys!
In the U11 age group we also had some good placings, with Isabel Pinder, Olivia Rugman and
Daniella Nash-Oliver coming home in 6th, 14th and 21st in their race for the girls. The boys with an equally strong team was led by Richard Sutton who had a fantastic race coming home 1st, followed
by William Parkinson who came in 4th and then Alex Campbell, Alex Lakeland and Guy Stevens
running home in 14th, 15th and 19th. A great team effort by all the U11’s.
The U13 girls were also out in force at this match, with 7 BMHA Club athletes making the top 20.
Megan French, Ella Thompson and Isobel Manion ran a great race taking 9th, 10th and 11th
placings, with 4 other club athletes running in close behind. Catherine Edwards in 13th, Bryony
Henshall 14th, Amber Rowan 15th and Lottie Mobbs taking 16th. Well done the girls!
In the U13 boys category our athletes also ran well, with Reece Newell coming home in 8th place,
Jack Campbell 19th and Harrison Kreiner 22nd.
A 2nd Team placing for the U15 girls and U15 boys with Molly Goffin, Jessica Sutton, Emily Cornwall
For some, this will have been your first XC event where you will have been both excited and also
and Hannah Reed taking the 7th, 10th, 12th and 13th spots and for the boys a strong run by James Porter in 3rd and Marco Chiossone in 5th was backed up by the usual commitment and
determination from Jack Hempstead.
nervous perhaps. However it is only with your support that we achieve such great results. Thanks
and well done to all our runners that took part!
Sports Minister views Down Grange Facilities
Sports Minister Helen Grant and Local MP Maria Miller take a look at the Down Grange sports
facilities. A number of our younger athletes demonstrate some of their training as they look around.
We also take the opportunity to explain about future planned developments that would make the
Down Grange track complete.
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
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
their country. It also has a number of nationally
recognized officials who you will see at a number
local and national meetings making sure all goes smoothly.