CC6 kicks off cross country league season

The cross country league season got under way at Fleming Park on Sunday with the first round of races in the CC6 league.

This well organised social league is a pleasure to race in and the clubs men won the team race with the women coming 3rd.

For the men, Andy Griggs also won the individual race with Ashley Forbes 3rd and Rob Finch in 5th.  Dave Blackman completed the scorers in 17th to see the mens team win ahead of Lordshill Road Runners.  Jon Ward was 21st, Michael Tanner 24th, Dave Madelin 55th and John Compton in 58th.

For the women, Bryher Bowness was 2nd, Siri Froystad was 9th and Sandra Dancer completed the scorers in 28th.  Lynn Massey was 50th.

Full results on the CC6 website through the following link.

3 in top ten at national colleges championships

The very last cross country race of the season took place as part of the national colleges championship on Tyne & Wear on Saturday.

For the men, Mo Mahamed, Luke Powell & Sam Costley made the 650 mile round trip to represent their colleges and all were rewarded with top ten finishes with Alana Spiers and Hannah Polden also making the long journey for the women.

Mo & Luke were represeting Itchen College and Mo took the title with Luke putting in his best cross country run of the season to finish 5th.  Sam was representing Barton Peveril and finished 9th.

For the women, Alana Spiers also representing Barton Peveril was 20th and Hannah Polden representing Peter Symonds was 22nd.

Full results through link below.

Zak is 2nd in schools Home International match

Zak Mahamed took 2nd place for England schools in the intermediate boys age group in the schools Home International cross country match in Falkirk yesterday.

Zak finished just 4 seconds behind Wrexham’s English schools champion Matthew Willis (Matthew goes to school in England), to be part of a dominant england schools team who took the first 4 places and 6 of the first 7 places to win the match in a landslide.

This was Zak’s last cross country race of what has been another fantastic winter season for the Pete Haynes trained young athlete.

Full results through the link below.



Ben & Meg impress at U13 inter county xc champs

The very last of the seasons cross country events took place yesterday at Pophaim Airfield with the South East inter-counties cross country championships for those in schools years 6, 7 & 8 only.

The clubs athletes were running for Hampshire schools and in the U13 girls race the first Hampshire athlete home was Meg Hulbert in 9th place.  This is a great result for Meg who is still in primary school with the majority of runners in their first year in secondery school.  Isabelle Robinson was 68th.

In the U13 boys race, Ben Brown was the 2nd Hampshire athlete to finish in 7th place and like Meg, Ben is also still in primary school.  Matt Dyer was 11th and Tommy Brammer 34th.

In the U14 girls race, Elizabeth Adamson was the first Hampshire athlete home in 9th with Olivia Reavey the 2nd Hampshire athlete to finish in 18th, Margot Broome was 50th.

None of the clubs athletes took part in the U14 boys race and full results are available through the following link to the Hampshire Atheltics website.

Zak takes UK inter-counties title

Zak Mahamed bounced back to form in fantastic style by winning the U15 boys race at the UK inter-counties championships at Cofton Park in Birmingham yesterday.

Zak repeated last years race win to add to his growing list of titles and was also part of the Hampshire team that won the team race on the day.  Toby Hale was 150th in the same race.

In the senior mens race, the clubs athletes made up half the Hampshire team with Matt Bennett first club runner home in 54th followed by Richard Waldron in 120th and Abdi Mahamed in 147th with all 3 being part of the Hampshire team that were 12th.  Max Costley was 191st.

Mo Mahamed ran his usual excellent race to be 4th in the U20 mens race and was part of the bronze medal winner Hampshire team.

In the U13 boys race, Matthew Dyer continued his good form to be 26th and was part of the 5th placed Hampshire team.  Ben Brown having turned 11 finally got to run under UKA rules in an U13 race and was 69th.

Ellie Monks was 101st in the senior womens race and was part of the Hampshire team that were 6th on the day.

Alana Spiers was 84th in the womens U20 race and was part of the Hampshire team that were 15th.

No club runners took part in the the U17 womens race but in the U15 girls age group, Izzy Richardson was 48th and Phoebe Moriarty-Palios was 148th with both girls being in the first 4 for Hampshire and therefore part of the team that were 21st.

In the U13 girls age group, Elizabeth Adamson was 108th and part of the Hampshire team that were 17th.

All results from those running for Hampshire can be found on the Hampshire Athletics website through the following link.


Hulbert & Brown take Hampshire schools cross country titles

The Hampshire U12, U13 & U14 cross country championships took place on Tuesday in the grounds of Gang Warily Leisure Centre near Holbury.  This event for children in school years 6, 7 & 8 featured many of the clubs young athletes who were running for their respective school districts.

In the U12 age group, Megan Hulbert won the girls race ahead of Annie Mann in 2nd.  Grace Colmer was 11th, Melissa Cooper 25th, Katie Glasspoole 28th, Kiera Bessant 29th, Gracie Jenvey 35th, Eve Emm 41st, Amy Wall 47th, Poppy Shroff 62nd and Ellie Thatcher 74th. Ben Brown won the boys U12 age group ahead of Theo Abbt in 8th with Morgan Vinen in 67th.

In the U13 age group, Madeline Cooper was best placed from the club in 11th.  Isabelle Robinson was 14th, Molly Chalk 30th, Hannah Sherman 33rd and Abigail Warrington 63rd.  In the boys race, Matthew Dyer ran a fine race to take 2nd place.  Tommy Brammer was 8th, Harry Crosby 18th, Nolan Holloway 39th and Ben Bagust 42nd.

In the U14 races for the girls, Elizabeth Adamson was 5th, Olivia Reavey 7th, Margot Broome 16th, Elisha Parham 41st and Chloe Errington 58th.  For the boys, Bradley Jenvey was 81st, Jack Greatorex 92nd and Oliver Thatcher finished the course 106th despite being unwell on the day.

Full results can be found on the Hampshire athletics website through the following link.





Graham finishes the CC6 cross country league in style.

The 7th and last of this seasons CC6 cross country league races took place at Wilverely Plain in the New Forest yesterday.  Graham Fisher won the mens race as he had done race 6 and he was followed by teammates Tom Cully in 4th, Sam Costley in 6th and brother Max in 9th to take the mens team race on the day.  This ensured the mens team wrapped up the overall league team title. Also on the day Jon Hannan was 26th, Jon Ward 29th, John MacInnes 42nd, Chairman Richie Pearson in 63rd, Pete Haynes in 69th and Steve Till in 75th.  you needed to complete 4 races to qualify for the individual league standings which Richard Waldron had already done with a perfect score of 4 wins from 4 to take the overall individual mens league title.    Tom Cully was 5th overall, Ashley Forbes 7th and Rob Dempster 8th.  Jon Hannan was equal 17th, Jon Ward 24th and Steve Till 78th.

Lynne Massey was the only woman to take part in race 7 and finished 33rd and was also the only woman to run in the requsite 4 races to qualify for an overall league position and took a fine 20th place in the overall league standings.  The womens team finished 9th in the overall league team standings.

Full results of all 7 races and the overall league standfings can be found through the following link to the CC6 website.  Huge thanks to the organisers and all the teams who took it in turns to host for a fantastic season in what must be one of the friendliest cross country league’s in the country.