Hampshire Athletics - Executive Committee
Minutes of meeting held on Friday 9 September 2016
Fleming Park, Eastleigh

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Carol Quinn (President), Mike Neighbour (Chair), Mike Williams (Secretary), Richard Dean (Treasurer), Mary Goater, Alan Cropp, Betty Tabor, Richard Pearson, Peter Newton, Jackie Tobin, David Churcher, Pam Rogers, Colin Goater


Mary Axtell (Vice Chair), Christine Weeks, John Fitzmaurice, Sheena Fitzmaurice, Eileen Williams, Terry Williams, Chris Benning, Michael Coker

Minutes from Meeting on 15 July 2016:

Minutes accepted.

Matters Arising:

Re letter of complaint, no response received from the party concerned, the matter is now considered closed.

Secretary: Mike Williams

We are still in URGENT need of an Administration Secretary.

England Athletics Registration - registration fee will increase to 14 per athlete for the 2017/18 Affiliation Year. No change in Club Affiliation.

SEAA Update:

  • T&F 10K Champs Stoke Mandeville Stadium 21/9/16
  • SEAA Road Relays Bedford 25/9 all age groups will run on this date
  • X/C Relay Champs Wormwood Scrubs 22/10/16
  • X/C Master & Inter Counties Horspath 10/12/16
  • Main X/C Champs, Parliament Hill 28/01/17

Treasurer: Richard Dean

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Development Committee Report

  • Hampshire Athletics Grand Prix - 20 July 2016, Basingstoke
    This was statistically one of the best Grand Prix events we have organised so far, helped by tremendous summer weather, with 395 athletes competing in 536 events. The team of Hampshire Officials and Volunteers worked tirelessly on the night. Leading Club participation was:-
    Basingstoke 78
    Southampton 65
    Portsmouth 43
    Winchester 41
    Aldershot 28
    Reading 15
    Bracknell 14
    Andover 12
    Havant 11
    Isle of Wight 11
    36 other Clubs were represented by 1 or more athletes.

    The Grand Prix events are building a great reputation for Personal Bests - the 2016 Basingstoke event topped all previous records with 152 athletes achieving Personal Bests as follows:-
    100m 38 PBs
    200m 12
    300m 10
    400m 7
    800m 30
    3000m 22
    300m Hurdles 1
    400m Hurdles 0
    High Jump 5
    Long Jump 6
    Pole Vault 3
    Shot 10
    Javelin 8

    5 Hampshire Club pacemakers worked hard in all 800m and 3000m events. Alton Sports attended as sports retailer, and provided kit. In excess of 4000 income was generated for Hampshire Athletics by the event.
  • Hampshire County Grant Application for 2017-18
    We are currently submitting a Grant Application to the Hampshire County Council Culture & Recreation Investment Fund to support the development of Hampshire Athletics. (This Fund realised 8385 income in 2016-17).
  • SIAB Schools International - 16 July 2016, Ashford
    4 Hampshire Clubs representatives achieved medals in the English Schools winning intermediate age-group at the Schools International:-
    3000m Walk - 1st Chris Snook, Aldershot
    Javelin - 2nd Tom Hewson, Andover
    1500m Steeplechase - 3rd Maisie Grice, Aldershot
    Shot - 3rd Gaia Osborne, Portsmouth
  • European Youth Championships - July 2016, Tbilisi, Georgia
    In the first edition of these Championships, Holly Mills, Andover achieved a gold medal in the Long Jump, and Lucy Pygott, Aldershot achieved a bronze medal in the 3000m. Alastair Chalmers, Guernsey won his heat of the 400m Hurdles.
  • IAAF World U20 Championships July 19-24 2016, Bydgoszcz, Poland
    A number of Hampshire Club representatives performed with distinction in these World Junior Championships:-
    Oliver Bromby, Southampton ran a 10.37 100m PB for 3rd in his semi final, and achieved a 6th place as part of the GB 4 x 100m relay team.
    Cameron Chalmers, Guernsey ran a PB of 46.51 in his 400m semi final.
  • Olympic Games - August 2016, Rio de Janeiro
    Hampshire Clubs had 3 representatives:-
    10000m -25th Andy Vernon, Aldershot
    5000m - 8th heat Stephanie Twell, Aldershot
    10000m - 16th Jessica Andrews IOW/ Aldershot
  • Hampshire Clubs 2016 Track & Field Season
    Most Hampshire Clubs enjoyed successful T&F seasons, with Southampton AC achieving promotion to the Premier Division of the British League in 2017, and promotion to Division 2 of the UK Womens League; also winning the UKYDL National U13/U15 Championships, and Southern Regional Masters Final.

Cross Country Championships: Pam Rogers

Date for 2017 is Saturday 7 January at Fairthorne Manor. Pam thanked Colin for securing the venue. Entry fee to be increased to 8 per athlete to cover additional hire costs. Start/Finish area and the tented village will have to be re-sited. Scoring for the U17/U20 races will change from 4 to 3. U17 and U20 races to start together with U17s running a shorter distance. Propose to increase the individual veteran trophies. Colin to arrange an on-site meeting.

Track & Field Championships: Richard Dean, Mike Williams and Christine Weeks

Multi-Events Championships and Quadkids - Date for 2017 Monday 1st May
Track and Field Championships - Date for 2017 13/14 May

Track booked for both events, no further report.

Team Managers:


For the second time these Championships incorporated the newly resurrected England AAA Championships.

The last minute ambiguity of the timetable caused confusion for many athletes, so to overcome this, they just turned up at the earliest time quoted.

For the Hampshire Women - Natalie Whitty (Guernsey Island) took 8th place in the 1500m Final, whilst Corin Bearpark (Havant) came 7th in her 800m Final.
Louise Small (AFD) lead all the way in the 3000m Final, but was unfortunately pipped at the post for the Gold medal.
The 3000m S/Chase Final saw Amy Bream (Havant) finish 11th.

In the Field, Sarah Ellis (Soton) came 10th in the Javelin, whilst Phoebe Dawson (B`mouth) took the Bronze medal in the Discus.

(Out of the 45 Counties and Regions)
The Hampshire Ladies finished 9th out of 13 in the CAU Division 1 (Aggregate 6th overall with the Men's Team)

David Churcher
Team Manager

With sudden tragic loss of Kate Longhurst the Men's Team Manager - I stepped in to look after what of course was "her team".

In the Sprints, Kieran Showler-Davis (BMH) came 5th in the semi-final of the 100m, whilst Owen Richardson (BMH) also finished 5th in the semi-final of the 200m, with Jamie Robinson (Soton) coming 8th in his heat.
Harrison Pocock claimed 5th spot in the heats of the 400m.
The Mile final saw Tom Bowerman (AFD) and Thomas MacSwayne (CoP) finish 10th and 11th respectively.
Alex Tuetin (CoP) won the Silver medal in the 3000m S/Chase, with Edward Mason (Guernsey I) finishing 14th.
Andy Blow (BMH) claimed 4th place in the final of the 110m Hurdles, with Sean Adams taking 7th spot in the longer 400m Hurdles final.
The Silver medal went to Chris Snook (AFD) in the 3000m Walk.

In the Field, Samuel Bass-Cooper (Soton) and Tom Farres (CoP) finished 7th and 8th respectively in the Pole Vault final.

The Hampshire Men finished 6th out of 12 in the CAU Division 1

Secretary to apply to EA for refund of entry fees.

Hampshire Schools: Eileen Williams

No report as schools on holiday.

Technical Officials Report: Eileen and Terry Williams

Nothing much to report other than we are holding Field and Timekeepers Courses for City of Portsmouth AC on 18 September and same weekend Pam Rogers is holding Endurance and Risk Assessment Courses in Guernsey. We are intending to hold Field, Track, Timekeepers and Starters Courses at the beginning of December, details to follow.

Road Running: Colin Goater

Report circulated.

Sportshall: Michael Coker

We plan to continue broadly with the new competition format for the 2016-17 Hampshire Sportshall League, and refine the recently introduced changes. Initial bookings have been made for the 2016-17 Sports Hall season as follows:-

  • 16 October 2016 - League Match 1 - Andover Leisure Centre
  • 20 November 2016 - League Match 2 - Andover Leisure Centre
  • 22 January 2017 - League Match 3 - Mountbatten Centre tbc
  • 11 February 2017 - Regional U11s - Olympos Centre, Burgess Hill
  • 4 March 2017 - Regional U13 & U15 Championships - Burgess Hill
  • 12 March 2017 - League Match 4 - Mountbatten Centre tbc
    • New Forest Juniors are planning to re-enter the League in 2016-17.

      England Athletics: Christine Benning

      Report circulated.

      Any Other Business

      Pam Rogers reported that we had a rep in Rio for the Paralympics, John Hansfield, a field official.

      It was also pointed out that Dave Henson was out there as a competing athlete.

      Meeting closed 2105

      Dates of next meetings:

      Friday 11 November
      Friday 13 January 2017

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