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Hampshire Athletics
Cross-Country Championships
Saturday 8 January 2022

The 2022 Hampshire Athletics Cross-Country Championships will take place at Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge on Saturday 8 January.

Course location

Fairthorne Manor is located about a mile to the east of Botley village centre on the A3051. Its postcode is SO30 2GH.

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 2000m long, which leaves the Arena Lap and follows a series of paths through the woods
  • The Full Lap, approximately 3600m 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

Please note

No animals or pets of any kind, except guide and hearing dogs, are allowed anywhere in the grounds.

Smoking: YMCA Fairthorne Manor and grounds are a smoke free environment.

Parking: Parking for as many cars as possible will be provided in the grounds. We plan to arrange alternative parking within 15 minutes' walk of the course. Details will be available nearer the event.

Entry form

Enter online

Alternatively, download the entry form as a Word document or PDF.

Please make sure that you fill in all your details, especially your club if you are making an individual entry.

Timetable and race distances

The course will be similar to when the Championships were last held in 2020, with minor alterations to avoid parts of the woodlands which are no longer available and a few extra sections to compensate. The timetable will be exactly the same, with Championship races in ascending age order from Under 11 right up to Seniors and Veterans. Under 17s and Under 20s will start together and teams in these age groups will be based on three to score. Distances shown below are approximate.

10:15 Under 11 Boys 4 to score 2000 metres
10:30 Under 11 Girls 4 to score 2000 metres
10:45 Under 13 Boys 4 to score 3300 metres
11:00 Under 13 Girls 4 to score 3300 metres
11:15 Under 15 Boys 4 to score 4100 metres
11:35 Under 15 Girls 4 to score 4100 metres
11:55 Under 17 Women 3 to score 5200 metres
11:55 Under 20 Women 3 to score 6400 metres
12:30 Under 17 Men 3 to score 6100 metres
12:30 Under 20 Men 3 to score 8100 metres
13:05 Senior and Veteran Women Senior: 4 to score
Veteran: 4 to score
8400 metres
13:55 Senior and Veteran Men Senior: 6 to score
Veteran: 4 to score
12000 metres

Medal presentations will be made as soon as possible after each event.

Race day notes

Runners and spectators: Please bring suitable footwear, both for racing and spectating.

Changing: some changing and showering facilities will be available.

Refreshments will be on sale, provided by YMCA Fairthorne Manor.
To minimise waste, please bring your own cup if you can (you might even get a discount!)

Medical cover will be provided.

Race number collection

Race numbers will be available for collection from the main admin marquee near the Start/Finish from 09:00.

Team Managers: please ensure that you give athletes the correct numbers to avoid problems compiling the results later. Complete club start lists will be given to you with the numbers.

Notes on entries

  1. All competitors must have Hampshire qualification: a. birth or b. nine months continuous residence or service in H.M. Forces prior to the date of the Championships, in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight or Channel Islands, and MUST NOT have competed for another county or in another county's championships during the current Competition Year.
  2. This is a Hampshire Club competition, and so unaffiliated runners will not be accepted. All athletes must be registered with England Athletics.
  3. Age Qualification:
    Qualification Date for Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 age groups is 31st August 2021.
    Qualification Date for Under 20 age group is 31st December 2022*. (*This date is the same as for the UK Inter-Counties Championships and ensures that all athletes taking part in the Under 20 races are eligible for Hampshire team selection.)
    Male Female Must be born between
    U11B U11G 1 September 2010 - 8 January 2013
    Note: All Under 11 competitors must be 9 years or over on the day of competition.
    U13B U13G 1 September 2008 - 31 August 2010
    U15B U15G 1 September 2006 - 31 August 2008
    U17M U17W 1 September 2004 - 31 August 2006
    U20M U20W 1 January 2003 - 31 August 2004
    SM SW on or before 31 December 2002
    VM VW on or before 8 January 1982 (Men) or 8 January 1987 (Women)
    Athletes wishing to compete in an older age group, e.g. Under 17 athletes wishing to compete in the Under 20 event, must specify clearly which age group is being entered, or you will be placed in the correct age group category according to your birth date.
  4. Veteran competitors pay one entry fee and score in both Senior and Veteran age groups.
  5. Teams consist of FOUR to score in all age groups apart from Senior Men, where SIX will score, and Under 17 and Under 20, both Men and Women, where THREE will score.

Entry fee

The entry fee for members of clubs affiliated to Hampshire Athletics is 8 per individual.
Members of clubs not affiliated to Hampshire Athletics must pay an additional fee of 2, i.e. 10 in total.

Please return postal entries by Friday 17 December 2021.

The closing date for online entries is Friday 31 December 2021.

No entries are guaranteed after these dates.


Championship Secretary

Pam Rogers
99 Stride Avenue