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Hampshire Cross Country League
Basingstoke’s athletes performed well at the Hants Cross Country League event held at Reading. Top performance came from Maddie Deadman in the Under 17 Women’s race, (photo 1 Maddie leaves the rest of the field behind) winning by 18 secs. Cameron Coveney finished 2nd in the Under 13 Boys race narrowly missing out on a win (photo 2 Cameron battles for a win in a sprint finish). There were two other top 3 finishes, James Beeks in the Under 17 Men’s event and Jaden Harper in the Under 11 Boys race both finishing 3rd. Top Senior Man was Alex Hamilton (photo 3 Alex in action up the hills) placing 15th of 166 runners.
The 30 athletes from the Club that competed did the Club proud again but the numbers competing with those that could was again disappointing and an insult to the Coaches that give their timely freely for this to happen.
Full results can be found at http://www.hampshireathletics.org.uk/
Athletes from BMHAC put in some superb performances at the Hampshire Cross Country Championships held at Fairthorne Manor near Southampton. This new venue proved to be extremely testing with the course seriously muddy, however this proved to be to the liking of Basingstoke’s athletes who in total won 5 Individual and 2 sets of Team medals. The star performance came from Maddie Deadman who in the Under 17 Women’s race over 5K scored a great win, racing home over over the last 400 m to take the gold medal in 19 mins 36 secs. In the Under 15 Girls race there was Individual and Team success, Rebecca Bullock wining the Silver with a strong performance throughout and recording 15.19. Then with her team mates Izzy Mannion 10th, Rebecca Poole 12th and Megan French 28th the Team won the bronze medals
There was the same ratio of success in the Under 13 Boys race over 3200 m as Cameron Coveney won the bronze with another fine display recording 11.59, while along with team mates Will Parkinson 12th, Oli Morgan 22nd and Alex Lakeland 28th there total score gave them 2nd and the Team silver Medals. James Beeks was the Clubs best placed athlete in the Under 17 Men’s race wining the bronze in a good class field with a time of 20.44 over 6200 m. The final Individual award went to Alex Hamilton in the Senior Men’s race over 11800 m winning the over 40 award when finishing 15th of the 168 finishers in a time of 44.51. A total 43 athletes from Basingstoke took part with all showing good fortitude in the conditions. Full results can be found at http://www.hampshireathletics.org.uk/index.html
South East England indoor multi events championship
SUCCESS at the South east England indoor multi events championship Lee Valley London 19th 20th December
All competing for the first time in an indoor multi event and on an indoor 200m banked track:
u17 Malachi Gair in his first Heptathlon finished 8th with 3584 points for the seven events with a pb of 7.64 in 60m 9.32 shot, and a high jump of 1.92m just short of his pb.
Under 17 Emily Cornwall was 14th in the Pentathlon (5 events) with 2559 points, a pb in high jump of 1.48m 11.22 in 60m hurdles and a long jump of 4.65m just short of her pb.
Also competing in the u17 Pentathlon Hannah Haugvik had a pb in the 800m of 2.39.31 and solid performances in the remaining 4 events to give her 3032 points equalling the first placed athlete but taking the SILVER medal on count back on number events the two athletes beat each other, with Hannah being ahead in two of the five events.
Hampshire Cross Country Champs
The 2016 Hampshire Championships will be held at Fairthorne Manor near Botley, about eight miles to the east of Southampton on Saturday 9th January
Hampshire Cross Country League
The Club had a very successful day at the Hampshire Cross Country League meeting held at Kings Park, Bournemouth. The runners had to face strong winds during the afternoon but the Club’s athletes over came this to chalk up 2 Individual wins and a Team win. The ground conditions were not very muddy and Jermaine Mays enjoyed these to record a good win in the Senior Men’s 9.6 K race with a time of 30m 31s, 8 seconds clear of the second placed athlete. He was followed by Club mates Brendan O’Connor 8th, Tom Sycklemore 10th, Dave Ragan 13th and Alex Hamilton 14th of the 206 runners to give the team a win with 46 points with League leaders Southampton second scoring 69 points a convincing win. This is first Team win in the Senior Men’s League for over a decade and takes the Club into 2nd spot overall.
The other individual win came in the Under 17 Women’s race where Maddie Deadman (picture) showed good tactical presence by sheltering in the leading pack until a kilometre from home and then surging home to win in 15.23 some 6 seconds ahead of the 2nd place athlete. This was Maddie’s best run for sometime after injury in the Summer and puts her 3rd overall in the Division. In the under 17 Men’s race James Beeks led home a quartet of Club runners finishing 8th and with Harry Richardson 22nd, Ethan Hartley 26th and Marco Chiossone 28th the Team finished 3rd and remain in that position in the League.
The Under 15 Girls team were led home home by Rebecca Bullock in 8th and along with Rebecca Poole 14th and Izzy Mannion 15th the Team finished 4th and are 4th overall. The same age Boys had Ben Pattinson 14th, James Porter 32nd and debut tee Harry Taylor 38th and they finished 6th Team. The under 13 Boys also finished 6th with Cameron Coveney in the top 10 again with a 7th, while Will Parkinson was 16th and Alex Blackburn 38th. Two Under 13 Girls ran with Lucy Hempstead 29th and Lottie Mobbs 39th.
The Clubs Senior Women were also in action over a 6 K course and Lucy Wildash led them home in 20th spot while Freya Davis was next, back after injury in 26th and Charlotte Earl wrapped up the scoring in 36th place of the 127 runners in the race. That put them 6th in the race and League of the 13 Clubs that scored a Team .
4 medal Winners for BMHA athletes at District Interschool’s XC Championships 2015
On Tuesday 1st December the District Interschool’s XC championships took place at Down Grange.
William Parkinson, Reece Sharman-Newell and Ben Pattison all came 1st in their races and Megan French, although full of cold, achieved a fab 3rd.
Congratulations to them all and to the other BMHA athletes that took part for their respective schools!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 ByettFull, results can be found at http://www.hampshireathletics.org.uk/events/hxcl.html
The Club welcomes all participants both
young and old and is always on the lookout for the new
The competetion last year was tough but the senior men's
team find themselves back in Division 1
The club has a well established coaching
team and boasts some international athletes competing