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Fleet Town Council Day of Action April 18th
Apr 17, 2015, 10:26 am

Fleet town council kindly allow us to stage our annual half-marathon HQ in Calthorpe Park. If you would like to return the favour by turning up to help clear litter and tidy up the club would be very grateful. Details are HERE.

Mar 31, 2015, 12:13 pm


March 2015

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Note from Head Coach:

So Cross Country Season is over, we have moved age groups and we are getting ready for Track and Field. Please check the web site for fixture dates and remember to enter the open meets.

Membership forms have all gone out as memberships need to be renewed by the 1st April. Please return coaching fees to either David Haines or myself.

Have a great Easter



The Border League at Frimley on 1st March and the fifth and final Lord Wandsworth race the following week brought the cross country season to a close. Here is a brief round-up of how the club has performed over this period. 

Hampshire League: Both the U13 Boys (6th overall) and Girls (9th overall) managed to finish a team in all five fixtures. The U15 boys fielded team in four of the matches, ironically missing out at the closest fixture at Popham in December. 

Border League: Overall the Boys team was ranked 4th and the Girls 7th. Our greatest success came from the U15 boys who won their age group overall while the U13 boys also did well to finish 4th. Individually Olly Webb was outstanding in the U9 boys placing third overall at the end of the season with two seconds and a third counting towards his points total. Zak Hansell also competed well for 8th overall. Elliot Allin (10th) and Ralph Ivey (6th) were the top ranked boys for the club over the season in the U13 and U15 boys competitions.

Lord Wandsworth Series: Catriona Farrell (U13), Hannah Blakiston (U15), Claire Read (U17) and Matthew Glass (U17) all won their respective age groups at the end of this friendly five race series.  Also a special mention for Head Coach Evelyn who won her age category.

LOYALTY POINTS TABLE (updated by David Fleming) 

This is an accumulated points total based on attendance and finishing position within the club. All Hampshire Leagues (plus county championships), Border Leagues and Lord Wandsworth races qualify. At the completion of the cross-country season the overall leaders are:

U9 Girls Lisa Duke 48 pts                            U13 Girls Caitriona Farrell 88 pts      U17 Girls Charlotte O'Connor 72 pts

U9 Boys Zak Hansell 46 pts                         U13 Boys Elliot Allin 91 pts               U17 Boys Brendan Geoghegan 29 pts

U11 Girls Madeline Eldridge-Head 55 pts     U15 Girls Hannah Blakiston 71 pts

U11 Boys Harrison Wray 59 pts                    U15 Boys Ben Carl 76 pts

Well done to Oliver Morris who competed in a total of 14 events (out of a possible 15) throughout the season. 35 athletes competed in 6 or more races while a total of 90 runners competed at least once. After a moan about lack of attendance at events at the end of last season, this has been a big improvement. Let's hope we can keep it up for the forthcoming track and field season. You can view the full Loyalty Points Table on the junior section of the F&C website. 


The Annual Aldershot District Schools cross country championships for U13 (year 7) and U14 (year 8) took place at Lord Wandsworth College on 3rd March. Over a dozen schools from Aldershot, Farnborough, Fleet, Yateley, Odiham and surrounding areas took part. There were around 80 runners in each of the four races including very strong teams from schools such as Salesian College and Robert Mays making for an extremely tough competition.

Caitriona Farrell made a good start in the year 8 girls race and put in a great deal of effort to move up from tenth after the first lap to a fine sixth place by the finish. The club had a big representation in the year 7 boys race run over the same course. Elliot Allin stayed with the leaders for most of the way before eventually finishing fourth just eight seconds behind the winner and just ahead of Tom Flower. Dale Fleming made a great start and eventually finished tenth while Ben Jewitt also finished inside the top twenty to qualify for the District team. Oliver Morris (21st) and Adam Duke (29th) also ran well. Good luck to all of you who qualified to represent Aldershot District Schools at the Hampshire Schools Championships on 17th March.


If your junior is unwell or injured please do not send them to an athletics session. We do not have the facilities or the manpower to look after sick or injured juniors and putting more stress on their bodies will not help them get better.

TRACK SEASON (Wessex League)

Last season the club struggled to field anything close to full teams for many of its track and field fixtures, so for 2015 we have decided just to concentrate on the Wessex League. The league consists of four fixtures, all held on a Sunday and is for all age groups from U11 (Quad Kids) to U20. Remember the club pays to be part of this league, there is no cost to enter. 

  1. 3rd May Oxford
  2. 14th June Winchester
  3. 5th July Woking (hosted by Camberley AC)
  4. 19th July Aldershot

Registration for this league is now open. Visit the Wessex league section of the F&C website and enter your juniors details along with the events they would like to do and a few days before the event Eve will confirm the team. It is a good idea to consult the timetable (which is the same for all fixtures) on the Wessex league website if you don't wish to be at the meeting all day.

If you are a runner, as the majority of club athletes are, try and enter a field event as well as there are very few field event specialists at these meetings and a very broad range on abilities. Adam, who is certainly not the ideal build for throwing events competed in the shot, discus and javelin last year and comfortably managed to avoid coming last often picking up more points than he did on the track. Wednesday training at the Aldershot track will now include hurdles and field event practice.


As is common in most leagues nowadays U11s (school years 4/5) take part in a Quad Kids competition which is a combination of four events (75m sprint, long jump, 600m run, vortex throw) with the overall positions being decided from a points scoring table as in the decathlon. This is to ensure young athletes experience a wide range of athletic events and do not specialise in one discipline at too early an age.

Once you enter your child they are expected to stay for the day (around four hours) and compete in all four events. This proved to be a very popular and enjoyable event in the league last year with around 50 athletes competing in both the boys and girls competitions. 


 It would be good to see some Fleet and Crookham AC representation at the following Hampshire AA events all of which are held at Portsmouth.

12th April (Sunday) Lakeside Road Relays (incorporating the Hampshire championships)

U13 and U15 run 3 x 3kms and U17 3 x 6km

Also a 2km road race for U11

Please see Eve if you are interested in competing in this event.

4th May (Monday) Hampshire Quad Kids Championships

U10/U11 age categories

Enter via the Hampshire AA website (entries close 3rd May)

24th & 25th May Hampshire Track & Field Championships

For age categories U13 and above

Enter via the Hampshire AA website (entries close 8th May) 


4th April (Saturday) Basingstoke Young Athletes Graded Meeting

Ages U11 to U17 at the Down Grange track

Enter via the Basingstoke & MH AC website (entries close 28th March) 

14th May (Thursday 7pm) Windle Valley Runners 10 x 1km Pairs Relay

A fun off road event at Windlesham for teams of two each running alternate 1km laps over a 10km course. Teams can be of mixed gender and age category but must be 11 or over on the day. Various team prizes on offer including one for the first junior team (both runners must be U15).

Limited to 120 pairs this event can fill up quickly so visit Windle Valley Runners website for entry. 

Don’t forget Parkrun (5km) held every Saturday at 9am. Closest venue for most of you will be Frimley but there are other local runs at Alice Holt, Woodley and Basingstoke. If you haven't run/jogged/walked one before you simply obtain a barcode via the Parkrun website so you time can be recorded on the day. It's a great form of training regardless of ability and is totally free.




Membership Fees are due before 1st April
Mar 27, 2015, 5:19 pm

Calling all members who have not renewed their club membership subscriptions - please read Penny's reminder sent out today!

Toronto Marathon - October 18, 2015
Mar 27, 2015, 5:17 pm

If anyone is interested there is a special flight deal & hotel offer for this event if you book by 30th April 2015. Details are here.

Fleet Half-marathon 2015
Mar 22, 2015, 4:36 pm

Congratulations to all our club runners who ran the half-marathon today on what turned out to be a magnificent day. Special thanks go to all our marshals and behind the scenes workers without whom the event couldn't take place.

Preliminary results may be found via the FR Systems website: http://www.frsystems.co.uk


Fifth and final HRR LWW - club results
Mar 9, 2015, 8:24 pm
Age Group Distance First Name Surname Club Place Time
Under 9 Girls 600m Lisa Duke Fleet & Crookham AC 6 2.45
Under 9 Girls 600m Evie Hearn Fleet & Crookham AC 10 3.11
Under 9 Girls 600m Evie Coles Fleet & Crookham AC 11 3.15
Under 11 Girls 1000m Madeleine Eldridge Head Fleet & Crookham AC 2 4.18
Under 11 Girls 1000m Daisy Owen Fleet & Crookham AC 3 4.25
Under 11 Girls 1000m Emily Patel Fleet & Crookham AC 6 4.47
Under 11 Girls 1000m Bethan Howard Fleet & Crookham AC 7 4.49
Under 11 Girls 1000m Lucy Jewitt Fleet & Crookham AC 8 4.50
Under 11 Girls 1000m Stefanie  Heine Fleet & Crookham AC 9 4.51
Under 11 Boys 1000m Harrison Wray Fleet & Crookham AC 3 4.12
Under 11 Boys 1000m Daniel Stickley Fleet & Crookham AC 6 4.19
Under 11 Boys 1000m Ben Newman Fleet & Crookham AC 12 4.46
Under 13 Girls 1500m Jessica Neat Fleet & Crookham AC 2 7.07
Under 13 Girls 1500m Caitriona Farrell Fleet & Crookham AC 3 7.44
Under 13 Girls 1500m Danielle Jackson Fleet & Crookham AC 5 8.07
Under 13 Boys 1500m Dale Fleming Fleet & Crookham AC 2 6.26
Under 13 Boys 1500m Ben Jewitt Fleet & Crookham AC 3 6.31
Under 13 Boys 1500m Oliver Morris Fleet & Crookham AC 4 6.45
Under 13 Boys 1500m Ross Davidson Fleet & Crookham AC 6 8.00
Under 15 Girls 3000m Hannah Blakiston Fleet & Crookham AC 1 12.53
Under 15 Girls 3000m Victoria Hansell Fleet & Crookham AC 2 13.57
Under 15 Girls 3000m Emily Rich Fleet & Crookham AC 3 14.35
Under 15 Boys 3000m Ralph Ivey Fleet & Crookham AC 2 10.54
Under 15 Boys 3000m Peter Fleming Fleet & Crookham AC 4 11.59
Under 15 Boys 3000m Ben Carl Fleet & Crookham AC 5 12.23
Under 15 Boys 3000m Ryan Powell Fleet & Crookham AC 7 13.33
Under 17 Girls 4500m Claire Read Fleet & Crookham AC 1 22.08
Under 17 Girls 4500m Charlotte O'Connor Fleet & Crookham AC 2 24.03
Under 17 Girls 4500m Imogen Thompson Fleet & Crookham AC 3 28.46
Under 17 Boys 4500m Matthew Glass Fleet & Crookham AC 1 18.29
Under 17 Boys 4500m Matthew Patel Fleet & Crookham AC 2 21.03
Senior Female 8000m Yvonne Farrell Fleet & Crookham AC 2 42.08
Vet Female 8000m Joanna O'Connor Fleet & Crookham AC 3 51.43
Vet Male 8000m Ben O'Connor Fleet & Crookham AC 3 38.56
Vet Male 8000m David Fleming Fleet & Crookham AC 6 45.40
Supervet Female 8000m Evelyn Farrell Fleet & Crookham AC 1 44.12


Full results and overall results on Junior Reults page

Bracknell Open Meeting on April 4th
Mar 8, 2015, 12:48 pm

Entries for Bracknell Open Meeting close on March 13th, or once they have 600 registered Athletes. Get your entries in. http://www.bracknellac.com/openmtg.html

Winter Handicap Races
Feb 24, 2015, 9:12 am

Well done to all those runners who turned out to brave the cold weather to compete in the 2014-15 Winter Handicap Race Series. Congratulations go to Vix Smith, who was the fastest lady, and Mark Skennerton, who was the fastest man. Results for all races are HERE and tables of times & points are HERE.

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