YMCA Fairthorne Group

Hampshire Athletics
Cross-Country Championships
Saturday 7 January 2017

The 2017 Championships took place at Fairthorne Manor near Botley, about eight miles to the east of Southampton.

Fairthorne Manor includes a former golf course and is now run as a Family Park and Campsite by the YMCA. As it is private property, the general public cannot access the site other than for organised events.

We are once again indebted to Jon Osman for designing the course, and his club colleagues from Eastleigh RC for setting up the course and marshalling on the day.


Under 11 BoysUnder 11 Girls
Under 13 BoysUnder 13 Girls
Under 15 BoysUnder 15 Girls
Under 17 MenUnder 17 Women
Under 20 MenUnder 20 Women
Senior & Veteran MenSenior & Veteran Women
Men's Teams 

Results on the Power of 10 website


Championship winnersThis year's Championship winners, not forgetting some of the people who made the day a success [Photos: Paul Hammond]

Paul Hammond, from Eastleigh RC, took over 7,000 photos of the Championships. You're welcome to download any of them for free, but if you'd like to make a donation to the charity that Paul supports please do. Read about his charity appeal: Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity

If you use his photos on social media, please credit Paul "Copyright: hammy8241". Commercial copying/reproduction/selling is prohibited without prior written consent (hammy8241@hammondnews.co.uk)

Photos here taken by Paul Hammond.

Photos taken by J-P Bisson, over 900 in total, featuring mainly Guernsey AC athletes but also including other runners.

Course location

Map of Fairthorne Manor

Course details

The course is based on three laps:

  • The Arena Lap, a loop of approximately 1200m on sloping grassland, which can be seen from the main spectator area at the start and finish.
  • The Medium Lap, approximately 2500m long, which leaves the Arena Lap via the woods and uses part of the former golf course
  • The Full Lap, approximately 3500m long, which adds to the Medium Lap by taking in a circuit of the Campsite field.

Various modifications have been made to adjust the race distances for each age group.

Course map


Championship Secretary

Pam Rogers
99 Stride Avenue