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British Athletic League
Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC senior men’s athletes put in a rear guard performance to finish 6th in the 3rd British Athletics League Division 1 match of the season, this was despite being without 15 athletes that had competed in either of the 2 previous matches. However this performance kept Basingstoke in a mid table position with just one match to go at Liverpool in August. It was mixture of star performances and dogged determination to pickup points that saw Basingstoke keep out of the bottom two.
Top performances came from Andy Blow winner of the 110 m Hurdles in 14.45 secs, while Jermaine Mays led all the way in the 1500 m with a 3 min 56.80 sec clocking. there were several personal bests notched up with Martin Broderick, Ryan Burling and Ollie Thomas all producing the goods. however it was the multi eventers that scored the big points with Ben Hazell recording 44 and Ryan Bonifas 28. Several newcomers were brought in to fill in the spaces left and they did not disappoint with Charlie Marsh and Ollie Thomas scoring a vital 11 points.
On the Field Ryan Bonifas scored 2nd in the High Jump going over 2.00, while Sam Sleap was 2nd in the B discus with 37.83 and Ben Hazell threw 53.74 in the Javelin for 3rd in the A string. However a number of athletes stepped up to gain good points with John Dickinson getting 12 from his 3 events, Jonty Davison scoring 8 in the 400 m hurdles and High Jump while Joe Flitcroft got 8 in the Hammer and 5K.
Another good performance at Liverpool will see the Club stay in Division 1 of the BAL and they could finish as high as 4th. Once again punching way above their weight.
Report by Ian Byett
Basingstoke Athletes representing Hampshire Schools scored some great results at the English Schools Championships held at Gateshead Stadium during Friday and Saturday.
Owen Richardson also got the Final of the Inter Boys 400 m after 2 rounds and won the bronze in 50.15 secs after getting to the Final with a 49.27 clocking. There were numerous other finalists and Evie Wilcox now with Andover AC was 4th in the Inter Girls Discus throwing 38.96 m. This was matched by Caius Joseph in the Long Jump with a 6.34 m jump. There were two 5th places, Ben Pattinson finishing in that position in the Junior 800 m running 2.1.24 in the Final and Millie Cook did the same in the Junior Shot Putt, with a 13.12 putt.
Further good results came from Tobin Hatton-Brown 6th in the Senior Boys 110 m Hurdles with 15.05 and Freya Davis 8th in the Senior Girls 3000 m running 10.21.18 There were 3 other athletes from the Club in action with Cameron Newton running 11.82 in the Inter 100 m, Myles Richardson 49.82 in the Senior Boys 400 m and Malachi Gair jumping 1.82 in the Inter High Jump.
So a very successful Championships and good news for the future of the Club.
Report by Ian Byett
ISA National Track and Field Championships Birmingham
On Monday 22nd June William Parkinson and Milly Cook both attended the ISA National event at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.
Will to compete in the Long Jump and 600m and Milly the Shot, 80m Hurdles and relay. This was to be a great day for both athletes.
William won Gold in both his events. He got a poor start in his 600m event but after all the training and great advice received from BMHA coaches he kept his cool, picked them off one by one, finally taking the leader 200m before the finish and still enough in the bag to fend off a final challenger and finish a comfortable 1st. He ran a mature race and achieved PB's in both his events, well done to him!
Milly took Gold for both the Intermediate Girl's Shot, for which she set a new National Record of 12.21m and for the London West's Intermediate Girl's Relay Team. Despite the fact the girls had only met half an hour before the relay they ran a text book race and won by a long way. Milly also won the Silver medal in the 80mH, well done to her especially given she was the younger year for this age category!
BAL Match 2
Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC’s senior men confounded expectations of a place in the lower half of the British Athletics League National Division 1 by finishing 3rd on Saturday at Southampton and leaping up to 4th overall in the division at the half way stage. Performing with great confidence, Hayden Carter
and Ryan Bonifas scored A string wins while Tom Sycklemoore and Tony Higbee notched up B string victories and returning Decathlete Ben Hazell scored 46 points from the 5 events he did.
The final result saw City of Liverpool win with 342, 2nd were Southampton AC with 311, 3rd Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC 287, 4th Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow 278, 5th Herne Hill Harriers 258, 6th Blackheath & Bromley 252, 7th Cardiff AC 228 & 8th Kent AC 213.
The basis of this high position, up from 6th last time out, was two early wins in the 800 m with both Hayden Carter and Tom Sycklemoore leading their races from start to finish, Hayden winning the A race in 1.53.7 and Tom going even faster in the B recording 1.52.59. This gave the team momentum throughout the afternoon which they maintained with a string of good performances. Following on Ryan Bonifas cleared 2.00 m for a joint win in the High Jump his first since joining the Club and then Tony Higbee won the B 110 m Hurdles with a 15.30 clocking. Meanwhile Ben Hazell had a great afternoon scoring 46 points overall which included a 2nd in the A Triple Jump with a personal best 13.24 m and a 4th in the Javelin throwing 49.91 m. there were good 2nd placing’s from Dave Ragan in the A 3K Steeplechase and Ryan Burling B 3K Steeplechase recording 9.14.68 and 9.45.67 respectively the latter a personal best.
These were the headline performances, but throughout the team there were good points scoring efforts and these included Sam Sleap with a total of 34 points his best a 3rd in the B Discus with 36.14 m and John Dickinson with 18 and Joe Flitcroft 12, 8 coming from the Hammer with a personal best of 46.93 m. At the end of the afternoon, two good Relay performances were needed to consolidate 3rd spot and the guys produced the goods finishing 3rd in the 4 x 100 m and 4th in the 4 x 400 m.
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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 and some more below. 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.
More great competition results for BMHA Club, thanks to all our amazing athletes that took part. The guts and determination shown by all athletes is always an absolute pleasure to watch!!
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.
Ian Byett & Karen Parkinson
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