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Popham XC

Hampshire Cross Country League Match 2 – Popham

In a change to the schedule, a wind swept stormy Popham became the venue for the second match in the Hampshire Cross Country League. With torrential overnight rain which continued most of the day the course, which had been modified to incorporate a stretch of [...]

Hampshire Cross Country League

Match 1 – Farley Mount

Farley Mount, near Winchester, hosted the first cross country match of the season. The weather provided near perfect running conditions and the lack of mud a pleasant surprise.

First winner of the day was Helen Dobson, who received the Popplewell Trophy. Helen is the first female [...]

Popplewell Trophy

Andover Athletics celebrated one of their favourite coaches and athletes receiving the coveted Popplewell Trophy this year. Every year clubs in the Hampshire Athletics League nominate coaches, helpers, athletes & supporters whom deserve the accolade for commitment to the sport.

Helen Dobson has a wealth of experience coaching middle distance running, [...]

Goodwood – Hampshire Cross Country League

Goodwood – Match 2 Hampshire Cross Country League

A small contingent of athletes made the journey to glorious Goodwood for the second round of the Hampshire Cross Country League. The hilly course is very exposed and the extreme wind made conditions tough for even the fittest.

First off the start line [...]

Hampshire Cross Country League – Match 1 Farley Mount

Farley Mount was the venue for the first cross country event of the season for Andover Athletic Club. An undulating and wet course awaited all the nervous athletes itching to get their first race under way. The start of each race is always fast due to a bottle neck being only 100 metres [...]

Hampshire Cross Country League – Salisbury

The final round of the Hampshire Cross Country League took place on a very soggy and windy venue in Salisbury. A small but talented contingent from Andover Athletic Club battled the elements to complete this season’s competition with some fine results. The day started with the youngest runners, Under 13 girl Sarah Brett [...]

Cross Country – January 2014

January has been a busy month for the middle distance group at Andover Athletic Club with major events dominating the calendar.

Sarah Brett won her first County Vest following her 3rd position at the Wiltshire Championships, she represented her county in the South West Inter Counties held at Killerton House near [...]

Hampshire Cross Country League

The Hampshire Cross Country League kicked off the 2013/14 season with an event at Prospect Park, Reading. A steep hill which had to be negotiated several times made the course a tough one however luckily the rain held off making it a pleasant day for the Andover athletes and their supporters.

The [...]

Salisbury Cross Country

The final Hampshire Cross Country League took place around Old Sarum Castle in Salisbury over a challengingly muddy course.

An athlete that fell foul to the mud was under 15 boy Ben Reed. Ben did not have the best start and was working his way strongly through the field as he [...]

Hampshire XC Bournemouth

Hants Cross Country – Race 4 Kings Park Bournemouth 12/01/13

With rain and cold winds in the morning, the sun tried to break though at Bournemouth without success, but the rain did hold off until the 2nd lap of the Men’s races, then it came down in torrents… on