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At a High Class Hampshire County Championships, Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC athletes won 17 gold's, 14 silver and 11 bronze medals across all the age groups. In good weather conditions over the weekend a host of top quality performances were posted and the Clubs athletes also notched several Champion Best Performances. These were recorded by Mair Edwards in the Under 17 Women's 200 m where she ran a 24.30 sec clocking, Andy Blow in the Senior Men’s 110m Hurdles where he was timed at 14.34 to win for the 3rd year on the run. Andy has been competing in these championships for many years but newcomer Isabel Pinder only has year under her belt but that didn't prevent her from jumping 1.54 m in the Under 13 Girls High Jump to notch up a fantastic performance and score a great win.
Time and space prevents me from listing all our medallists but a full list of results can be found at http://www.hampshireathletics.org.uk/index.html . However outstanding efforts came from Ben Pattison 1st in the Under 15 Boys 800 m with 2.7.81 and 2nd in the 300m recording 38.43. Another double came from Cameron Newton, 1st U17 100 m with 11.21 and 2nd in the 200 m in 22.75. In the U20 age group Myles Richardson won the 400 m in 49.54, while younger brother Owen won the U17 200 m on his return after injury recording 22.18. In a great race over 1500 m Dave Ragan won the Senior race with a sprint finish to record a fast 3.53.74. Sam Sleap won the Senior Pole Vault going over 3.80 m while a 3rd in the High Jump came his way. Joe Flitcroft retained his Hammer title with a 46.91 m throw while Dan Spencer won his first title in the Discus throwing 36.86.
On the female side there were also exciting performances, Freya Davis winning the U20 3000 m in a time of 10.5.53 while Gemma Finch came home with triple gold of 100 m Hurdles with 16.35, High Jump 1.66 and Long Jump 5.23. Rebecca Sleap won her first ever Hampshire title when coming first in the Senior 1500 m recording 4.55.62. and Mair Edwards recorded a second win this time in the U 17 100 m clocking 12.06.
The one downside was that only 63 of the Club’s athletes entered the lowest number since before the year 2000 and continued the poor turnout and reluctance to compete in some of the age groups.
Alder Valley League
Well done to all that took part and represented the club across all events. Looking forward to Match 2!
At Hillingdon the boys chased some strong competition whilst the girls did equally well at this at Guildford with some great PB’s there also. The winners list is exhaustive however some to note:
· Ben Pattison 800m as an U15 1st in 2.05
· Amber Rowan came 3rd for the A string 75m in 10.4 PB and ran an amazing 1.48 in 600m
· Erin Whiteman, Megan French and Erin Hamill all with great times in U15 100m, Megan Bunting a 1st and PB in 200m
Thanks to everyone that took part! A great weekend for BMHA club…
Basingstoke Men Get Their BAL 2015 Campaign of to a start at Eton
Despite all sorts of difficulties with athlete availabilities due to illness and injuries Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC made a relatively good start to the British Athletics League season finishing 6th in the first fixture at Eton.
Final result 1 Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow 357, 2 Liverpool 346, 3 Southampton 298, 4 Blackheath & Bromley 277.5, 5 Kent 249 6 Basingstoke & Mid Hants 232, 7 Cardiff 224 & 8 Herne Hill 189.
On the Field there were lots of good performances with John Dickinson 3rd in the B Pole Vault going over 3.60 m, while Coach Rafer Joseph reappeared as an athlete to take 2nd in the B Hammer throwing 42.06 m. Another thrower Dan Spencer placed 3rd in the B Discus throwing a season best of 35.96.
In the High Jump newcomers Ryan Bonifas and under 17 Malachi Gair performed well both finishing 4th with Ryan going over 2:00 m and Malachi clearing 1:85, while another newcomer Ryan Burling placed 4th in the A 3000 m Steeplechase with 10.11.25 and Joe Flitcroft provided valiant support filling in gaps where the Team was short of athletes, his best performance coming in the A Hammer with a seasons best of 43.76 m
So an encouraging start with the next one at Southampton on the 6th June.Ian Byett
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