NEWS added 15 February 2017
Sadly we have to report that Mike Clarke, former Chairman of Stubbington Green Runners, passed away last week.
Many of the Hampshire athletics community will know Mike, who was Club Chairman from 1996 to 2009. His daughter has told us that he "had planned a few aspects of his funeral already, as most of you can imagine with very strict instructions!"
The funeral will take place on Monday 27 February at 1:00pm at Portchester Crematorium, Upper Cornaway Lane, Portchester, PO16 8NE. Dress Code: NO black, NO suits, NO ties; casual wear, shorts, t-shirts, football tops or running tops. Ladies bright summer dresses! No flowers, all money to the Rowans Hospice. All will be welcome back to The Crofton Pub, Stubbington, afterwards for drinks and food.
NEWS updated 12 November 2016
The whole athletics world has been shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic incident which led to the deaths of two young Aldershot, Farnham & District athletes, Stacey Burrows and Lucy Pygott, on the evening of 8 November. read more
NEWS added 28 November 2014
John receiving the Services
to Officiating within the South East award from Christine Benning
(England Athletics) in 2009 (photo: England Athletics)
Everyone connected with Hampshire Athletics was sad to hear of the death of John Lofts in the early hours of Friday 21 November.
Although John suffered from ill health over recent years, he was very happy in Knellwood Carehome in Farnborough, where they looked after him really well.
His sister, Sheena Fitzmaurice, and her husband John would visit John twice a week. "John was always pleased to see us, and we kept him up to date with all the news.
"John looked really well on Friday 14 November, when we went to the Mayor of Rushmoor's afternoon tea at the council offices. John was wearing his AFD President's chain of office, and he enjoyed chatting to many of his close friends from his wheelchair. John even won two prizes in the raffle! This is how a lot of people will remember John as his last meeting."
John's funeral is on Friday 12 December at 12.15pm at the Aldershot Crematorium, Guildford Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU12 4BP and afterwards for refreshments at The Royal British Legion, 51 Cambridge Road East, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 6QB
Family Flowers only with Donations to Knellwood c/o The Co-operative Funeralcare, 68 Victoria Road, Farnborough, Hants GU14 7PH.
John achieved and contributed so much in athletics during the decades, and will be missed by so many in the world of athletics.
NEWS updated 7 April 2014
We were sad to hear that Gerry North passed away late on Tuesday 1 April after a period of illness.
A past President of Hampshire Athletics, Gerry was an invaluable coach, team manager and road race director for City of Portsmouth AC, and before that a renowned cross-country and road athlete representing Great Britain and England, and his clubs Blackpool & Fylde and then Belgrave Harriers.
Gerry's funeral will take place at Portchester Crematorium on Monday 14 April at 15:00. Before the service, at 14:00 the coffin will be carried along the home straight at the Mountbatten Centre Athletic Track. Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome. After the cremation there will be a reception back at the Mountbatten Centre.
NEWS added 16 January 2014
Everyone connected with Hampshire Athletics has been sorry to hear of the sudden death of Graeme Lowndes on Wednesday morning.
Graeme was involved with Winchester & District AC since the 1990's and had been a Hampshire Team Manager for several years. In particular, he helped organise the Hampshire teams that have visited Coutances in France every November for 30 years and the return visit of the French athletes to Portsmouth last October.
Graeme was as passionate about athletics as he was about game angling, where he was a professional angler and instructor, both of which he approached with his typical enthusiasm.
We send our condolences to Graeme's family at this sad time.
NEWS added 30 September 2013
Hampshire Athletics have invited a number of athletes from Coutances to compete in the forthcoming BUPA Great South Junior 5k which takes place on Saturday 26 October. Read more
NEWS added 19 September 2013
We have arranged a Level 2 Course for all Disciplines at The Sports Academy, Andover on 6 October. Read more
NEWS added 21 June 2013
The UK CAU are looking for someone to take on the role of Secretary. Read more
NEWS added 23 January 2013
We have a new web address...!
...but we haven't gone far - like moving to a new house just round the corner from the old one. We've brought all our content with us, and even given the oldest stuff a lick of paint so it matches the rest. And with twice the space, pages won't have to be deleted to make room for new ones.
We'll also add some new features - keep a look out for these in the coming weeks.
So that you don't get lost, visitors are being redirected here from our old address. But that might not last for ever - update your favourites or bookmarks now, before you forget. And if your club website has links to this site, please update those as well: just replace athletics.hampshire with hampshireathletics.
Now, how long before those nice people at Google notice that we've moved...?
CLUBS added 13 January 2013
We welcome Hedge End Running Club
Hedge End Running Club, a recently-formed club for the Hedge End, West End and Botley area, have affiliated to Hampshire Athletics.
We welcome them to the Hampshire Athletics community and wish them every success for the future. Club website
ABOUT US added 27 December 2012
NEWS added 16 November 2012
England Athletics is to hold three meetings where plans for affiliation and membership for 2013 will be discussed with clubs. Read more
NEWS added 19 October 2012
The South of England Athletic Association are looking for someone who can represent the South on the Virtual Eligiblity Committee. Read more
ABOUTUS added 26 September 2012
For personal reasons, Steve Squires has resigned as Treasurer with immediate effect. Read more
NEWS added 12 September 2012
The 2013 Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme is open now for applications (generally for those ranked in top 15 'Power of 10' Track & Field in 2012 - see detailed criteria in link below). Read more
ABOUT US added 13 June 2012
NEWS added 28 April 2012
Hampshire Athletics website
The website has been "rebranded" following the renaming of the Hampshire Athletic Association as "Hampshire Athletics".
The web address (URL) will still be www.athletics.hampshire.org.uk to qualify for free hosting by Hampshire County Council, and so all existing links from other sites and bookmarks will continue to work.
But you can also get here by entering www.hampshireathletics.org.uk.
Finally, typing "Hampshire Athletics" into search engines should rank the home page at the top of the list.
NEWS added 26 April 2012
Minutes of the Hampshire Athletics AGM held on 16 March are now online, as well as all the reports presented at the meeting. Read more
NEWS added 24 April 2012
We are rapidly transitioning from winter training and competition to the 2012 Olympics Summer Track & Field season! Read more
ABOUT US updated 24 April 2012
REMINDER - 2012 Affiliation Fees are now due
Please send cheque for £50.00 payable to "Hampshire Athletic Association" to:-
Hon Treasurer, Steve Squires, 65 Oval Gardens, Alverstoke, GOSPORT, Hampshire, PO12 2RD
PLEASE NOTE NEW ADDRESS
NEWS added 3 April 2012
"I have pleasure in forwarding information on the two conferences taking place in Leatherhead on 25/26th May." Read more
NEWS added 5 February 2012
There's a new date and venue in Hampshire for a consultation on the UK Youth Development League proposals:
Monday 20th February 2012: Winchester Sports Stadium - 18:45-21:00
NEWS added 7 January 2012
Saucony and Hampshire Athletics have announced a three year
partnership agreement which sees the UK's fastest growing running brand
join forces with its local county athletics association.
NEWS added 30 November 2011
Nominations are now being accepted for the Hampshire & IOW Sports Awards 2012. Read more
NEWS added 4 April 2011
At the AGM on 11 March, Graeme Lowndes was elected President for
Updated Executive and Meeting dates for 2011/12
NEWS added 24 December 2010
Sheena Fitzmaurice, Hampshire Ladies' Cross-Country and Track & Field Team Manager, has recently been presented with the highest National Distinction for involvement in Sport and Education of young people in France. This is the Gold Medal of Sport & Youth, which is the French equivalent of a British M.B.E. in Sport. Read more