Any of you that have visited Basingstoke track will be aware we have somewhat limited trackside facilities but have been fundraising for a number of years, starting this week BMHAC have been given a fantastic opportunity to win £200,000. This means our long standing plans to build proper trackside facilities and spectator seating can become a reality. Last year we secured planning permission and support from Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council. If we win the £200,000 we can move forward with the build.
Our aim is to win the public vote in the Persimmon Homes Healthy Communities Scheme. Voting is open until 16th March 2018. Voting is easy: A simple click. No need to register or log in. Each person can cast one vote every day until voting closes (only one vote per internet access point per day, but if you have home internet which is different from you mobile data/work internet you can vote daily on each )
We are appealing to the Athletics community for help. Please can you place a notice on your club website, with the links, and encourage your members to vote for us.
Social media will play a big role in the voting process so any sharing and promotion of our cause would be greatly appreciated. Every vote will count.
Link to Persimmon Homes voting page:
Vote Basingstoke & Mid Hants Athletics Club
Thank you for your time and hopefully votes!!
Voting is now open for the Athletes’ Athlete award. All athletes at the club are invited to consider the nominations and vote for one male and one female athlete who best represent just how great this club is.
To view the short list and place your votes, please follow the link:
Voting closes on Tuesday 30th January.
The club is pleased to announce the appointment of two new welfare officers who will take over with immediate effect. Dr Elizabeth Pugh joins us and is a parent of one of our athletes and a female, Team Manager. Andy Palmer will be working alongside her and is a retired, police officer with 34 years service.
You will be hearing from both Welfare Officers in due course but we wish them every success and support in their news roles. Please keep an eye on the “welfare” section of our website for more information. They can be contacted by telephone or via e-mail email@example.com
At the HRRL meeting last night Stuart Holloway remarked that there were less than 150 places left. As the club reps return to inform their club members of the situation it is highly likely the event will be closed to new entries within 48 hours. It is important that Southampton field two teams at the event , the ladies to continue their assault on Division 1 and the men to save face as they have fielded three incomplete teams from the first six races. The course is fast and rural , good times so do not be put off entering .
Unfortunately the race will not finish on the track due Salisbury’s ongoing negotiations with the new owners however the race will start/finish in close proximity of the leisure centure.
*UPDATE* Ashley who did a particularly good job in 2017 at the event has been in contact to say that he will not be able to reprise his role or be involved with the event this year. This gives an opportunity for an entirely new team to be assembled to take on the challenge!
After having been the main organiser and latterly joint organiser with Ashley Forbes for the Mile of Miles Event that takes place on a Wednesday in June each year (a non RR10 Wednesday) for 5yrs I am giving notice that I am stepping down and will not be involved with the event this year. It may well be that Ashley will take on the reins but it is a team event and realistically there would need to be plenty of support for him and ideally a person is needed to take on a major role as the event takes a lot of work is stressful and time consuming although ultimately rewarding.
Any S.A.C member who is interested in becoming involved in the running of this event please approach a committee member.
Any questions about Mile Of Miles? Contact myself at firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Johnson
A number of items were left at the county x country
Coat with name Rory Morgan
Pair Nike fit dri shorts
Pair grey gloves small
Black Nike running top
Pair black Kalenji long running socks
Pair Adidas shoes size uk 9uk in Nike shoe bag
Osprey rucksack with pair of Saucony spikes size 7 with water bottle
Let me know if any of the above is yours
If you wish to run the National X and you have not already done so contact your team manager. The closing date for this race is 12th January and no late entries will be accepted under any circumstances.