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.

Zak earns England schools place at schools cross country championships

The English schools cross country championships took place at Wollaton Park in Nottingham yesterday with a number of the clubs young athletes in the Hampshire schools team.  Zak Mahamed was the best place finisher and whilst he may have been a little disappointed with his 8th placed finish in the intermediate boys age group, it was still good enough to earn him a place in the England schools team for the Home International cross country match to be held in Falkirk in Scotland in 2 weeks time.  Zak also had the consolation of winning team gold as part of the Hampshire team.  In the senior boys age group, Sam Costley was 44th and Toby Hales didn’t finish for the junior boys.

For the girls, Anna Sharp was 112th and Alana Spiers 121st and both were part of the Hampshire team that was 10th.  No Southampton AC representatives were in the Intermediate girls race but Izzy Richardson ran well to be 48th for the junior girls where Phoebe Moriarty-Palios was 122nd with both girls being part of the Hampshire team that were 4th.

Full results available on the England Atheltics website through the following link.