Cross Country

Southern Cross Country League

Every year we take part in the Southern Cross Country League (formerly known as the Today’s Runner Winter League) which is a great cross country series with runners from 23 clubs in Hampshire. This is a very friendly series suitable for runners of all abilities.
There are some 300+ runners at each race and a team comprises 5 men and 3 women.
BMH were the overall winners for the past 4 years and in 2010/11. The official site can be found here.

Fixtures

The 2016/17 season races are listed below. Click the location for results (where applicable).

DateHostLocation
09-Oct-16Basingstoke & Mid Hants ACPamber Forest
13-Nov-16Portsmouth JoggersQueen Elizabeth Country Park
11-Dec-16Farnham RunnersThe Bourne Woods
02-Jan-17 (Monday)Hart Road RunnersLord Wandsworth College
22-Jan-17 Stubbington Green RunnersManor Farm Country Park
26-Feb-17Haslemere Border ACHindhead Common
TBCAlton RunnersChawton Park

The 2015-16 season ended at Haslemere, with Basingstoke completing the season as Southern Cross Country League Champions. Both the ladies and men came in second place to a very strong Haslemere team who came first in both. That was enough for Basingstoke to take the series and the trophy by one point! That’s our 4th year in a row, but Haslemere are going to be close on our tails this winter!

Click here for the results.

BMHAC Southern Cross Country League winners
BMHAC Southern Cross Country League winners

Hampshire Cross Country League 2016-17

The club also competes in the Hampshire league with fixtures taking part on Saturday afternoons.
Men and ladies race separately and there are senior and veteran categories.

2016-17 Races
15th October 2016 – Farley Mount, Winchester
12th November 2016 – King’s Park, Bournemouth
3rd December 2016 – Popham Airfield, Basingstoke
14th January 2017 – Prospect Park, Reading
11th February 2017 – QEII Country Park, Petersfield

Full details are available here

Other Cross Country Events

Hampshire County Championships
7th January 2017 – Botley

SEAA XC Championships
28th January 2017 – Parliament Hill

English National XC Championships
25th February 2017 – Wollaton Park, Nottingham