Age Group Guidance for Junior competition
U9 are current school year 3
U11 are current school year 4 and 5
U13 are current school year 6 and 7
U15 are current school year 8 and 9
U17 are current school year 10 and 11
Cross Country 2023-24
U9 are school year 3 and 4
U11 are school year 5 and 6
U13 are school year 7 and 8
U15 are school year 9 and 10
U17 are school year 11 and 12
– Wessex League
– Alder Valley
– National Athletics League (NAL)
– Southern Athletics League (SAL)
– Hampshire Vets League
Juniors & Seniors – Hampshire League
Juniors – Basingstoke Junior Cross Country League
Seniors – Southern Cross Country League
Details of all the XC Leagues are available here
or for more specific information, please use the separate league specific links from the Fixtures tab.
Hampshire Schools’ Athletic Association organise County competitions for all Secondary Schools in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and select and accompany teams to Inter County fixtures and National Championships.
All County teams are accompanied by accredited Team managers.
HSAA website has more details, click HERE
You can also follow them on twitter @HantsSchAth1
Basingstoke Young Athletes Open
1st April 2023
BMH AC Club Event
Twinning with Eurskirchen
3rd September 2023
County, Regional & National Events
Hampshire XC Championships – Venue TBC, 6th January 2024
SEAA XC Championships – Beckenham, 27th January 2024
National XC Championships – Weston Park (Shropshire) , 24th February 2024
Other Regional Competitions (2023-2024)
Junior XC League
BMHAC will be competing in the Junior XC League for 2023-24
This is a local league that we will be contesting along with other local clubs.
Usually for all matches we ask that you e-mail Cheryll Ragan, with your availability, DOB, School year and Training group, at the following address email@example.com
2023-24 Dates, venues & host clubs:
Match 1 – 15th October – Wellesley Woods (AFD)
Match 2 – 26th November – Down Grange (Team Kennet)
Match 3 – 18th or 25th February – Hartley Wintney (Fleet)
Match 4 – 10th March – Down Grange (BMH)
Timetable for 2023-24:
Under 9 Girls 1.15 pm 1400 m approx
Under 9 Boys 1.25 pm 1400 m approx
Under 11 Girls 1.35 pm 2200 m approx
Under 11 Boys 1.55 pm 2200 m approx
Under 13 Girls 2.15 pm 3000 m approx
Under 13 Boys 2.30 pm 3000 m approx
Under 15 Girls & Boys 2.45 pm 4000 m approx
Please note U15 age group combined but scored by gender
Under 17s can run as guests in the U15 races.
Further details are on the league specific page, which can be found here
Hampshire Cross Country League
11th November – Popham, Basingstoke
All middle/long distance athletes are expected to compete in as many of these matches as possible. Please confirm your availability to your coach so that you can be pre-registered. There is no charge to enter these races. You can enter on the day but you must know your England Athletics registration number.
Further details on HCCL page
Southern Cross Country League
2023/2024 Race Diary
Sun 29 Oct: Basingstoke & MH AC – Benyon’s Enclosure, Silchester
Sun 26 Nov : Farnham Runners – Alice Holt
Sun 17 Dec : Hart Road Runners – Lord Wandsworth Col.
Sun 21 Jan: Alton Runners – Chawlton House
Sun 18 Feb: Farnham Runners – Bourne Woods
Sun 03 Mar: Fareham – Holywell Estate
More details of this league are available here
Track & Field
For those parents/guardians that are new to athletics and our club, we have put together a guide to help your understanding of what events are available and how they can be involved.
Club Track & Field Fixture List 2023
National Athletics League
Team Manager Men – Ben Hazell
Team Manager Women –
The 2023 Fixtures
Sunday 11th June – Down Grange
Saturday 15th July – Yate Outdoor Centre
Sunday 5th August – Bournemouth
Southern Athletics League
Team Managers : Jack Messenger (men) & Emma King (women)
The 2023 Fixtures
Saturday 20th May – Basingstoke
Sunday 18th June – Harrow
Sunday 9th July – Salisbury
Saturday 19th August – Wimbledon
Saturday 9th September – Reserve Date
Competition website is here
More details of the league here
Alder Valley Information (U13-U17)
Alder Valley competitions are for Under 13 to Under 17s
Up to and including 2022, boys and girls meetings were on different days. For 2023 competition will be merged onto the same day.
2023 sees a new trial format with girls and boys competing on the same day.
To gain capacity in the timetables to facilitate a higher number of non scorers, events will vary from match to match.
For example in match 2, the 1500m/1200m will be replaced by the 800m/600m and in the field, the hammer and discus will be replaced by the javelin & shot. As a result, event times may vary.
Note: there are no under 11 events for 2023 in the Alder Valley League.
If there any new athletes to the club (all age groups) or any athletes that have moved up to the Under 13s this year (current year 6s) who wish to compete in the Alder Valley league this summer, then please contact the relevant Team Managers so that they can add you to the e-mail distribution list:
Team Manager Girls – Tola Fafaide-Cole e-mail: AVGirls@bmhac.co.uk
Team Manager Boys – Rohan Chaffey e-mail: AVBoys@bmhac.co.uk
More details for each event will be sent prior to each meeting.
The 2023 Fixtures
23rd April – Reading
27th May – Guildford
2nd July – No fixture – clash with Wessex League
6th August – Hillingdon
Timetable for 2023 to follow
Wessex League Information (U11-U17)
U13, U15 boys & U17 men – Rohan Chaffey & Matt Edwards e-mail: WessexBoys@bmhac.co.uk
U13 & U15 girls & U17 women – Donna Mulholland e-mail: WessexGirls@bmhac.co.uk
U11 Quadkids – Cheryll Ragan e-mail: Quadkids@bmhac.co.uk
The 2023 Fixtures
More Details here
Wessex League website
BMH Quadkids (U9 & U11)
Under 11 Quadkids events at the Wessex League – See above
Southern Counties Vets League
Team Managers – Ray Gartland (M) – No Ladies team manager
Further details of this league here
Open Events held by other clubs
For these events, entries are the responsibility of the individual athlete. They are not organised by BMHAC but are open to all athletes subject to entry criteria. Please check the website links for each.
If you are unsure about whether to compete or not, please ask your coach.