YMCA Fairthorne GroupYMCA Fairthorne Group

Hampshire Athletics
Cross-Country Championships
Saturday 4 January 2020

Here are the confirmed results from each race:

Under 11 BoysUnder 11 Girls
Under 13 BoysUnder 13 Girls
Under 15 BoysUnder 15 Girls
Under 17 MenUnder 17 Women
Under 20 MenUnder 20 Women
Senior & Veteran MenSenior & Veteran Women
Men's Teams 


Paul Hammond, from Eastleigh RC, took over 4,700 photos of the event and they are all available for you to see. You're welcome to download them for free, but if you'd like to make a donation to the charity that Paul supports please do. Read about his charity appeal: Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity

If you use his photos on social media, please credit Paul "Copyright: hammy8241". Commercial copying/reproduction/selling is prohibited without prior written consent (hammy8241@hammondnews.co.uk)

Photos here taken by Paul Hammond.


The course is almost identical to last years', taking advantage of the whole estate and all its facilities.

Following recent weather, parts of the course are very wet which has prevented access by mowing equipment. Therefore a few minor modifications have been made without changing course distances.

Course map

Fairthorne Manor includes a former golf course and is now run as a Family Park and Campsite by the YMCA. As it is private property, the general public cannot access the site other than for organised events.

We are once again indebted to Jon Osman for designing the course, and his club colleagues from Eastleigh RC for setting up the course and marshalling on the day.

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.


To ensure your enjoyment of the Championships, please read the following information and plan your journey accordingly.

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  • Please allow extra time to find a parking place and to walk to the course if necessary;
  • Follow direction signs to parking places and, where we have provided parking marshals, please follow their instructions;
  • At all times, park with consideration to other road users and local residents;
  • Take care crossing roads, especially the A334 and A3051;
  • If possible, please carshare to reduce the number of vehicles requiring parking spaces.

The principal parking places are shown on the map:Parking map

Fairthorne Manor (postcode SO30 2GH, approximate capacity 250 cars) - entry via Main Entrance on A3051

  • As many cars as possible will be accommodated within the grounds, though we expect all spaces to be taken before 11:00. The majority of parking is situated inside the course, so after 11:15 vehicular access and exit will be restricted while races are in progress. Please be patient and obey marshals' directions. If you are concerned that you need to leave at a particular time, you are advised to park at one of the offsite parking places below.
  • After the car parking at Fairthorne Manor becomes full, marshals will admit cars to take up spaces vacated by those who have already left.

External Car Parks

If the car parks at Fairthorne Manor are full, cars will be directed to the following sites. Please do not attempt to drive instead to Fairthorne Manor, as there are limited opportunities to turn around and doing so might cause congestion and danger:

  • Pinkmead Farm Shop (SO30 2HA, approx. 70 cars) - about 10 minutes' walk from the course
  • Parish Council Car Park on B3035 (25 cars) - about 20 minutes' walk to course
  • Curdridge Reading Rooms (SO32 2HE, 60 cars) - about 20 minutes' walk to course
  • St Peter's, Curdridge Church (SO32 2DR, 50 cars) - about 25 minutes' walk to course
    • Runners and spectators using the above three car parks are advised to walk to Fairthorne Manor via Outlands Lane and the eastern estate entrance - see map.

If you decide to park away from the above parking areas, please obey parking restrictions and show consideration to other road users and, in particular, local residents.

We would like to thank Pinkmead Farm Shop and Curdridge Parish Council for their assistance in providing parking spaces.

Travelling by train

Botley Station is shown on the map above and is about 15 minutes' walk from the course. Trains arrive at 35 minutes past each hour from Portsmouth, Cosham, Portchester and Fareham, and at 38 minutes past each hour from Winchester and Eastleigh (connections available from Basingstoke, Southampton and Romsey). See www.southwesternrailway.com for details.

Timetable and race distances

The timetable and course will the same as last years', 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.


Championship Secretary

Pam Rogers
99 Stride Avenue