Southampton (previously New
Forest Junior AC)
Forse (previously Tim
16 May 2004
under-13 and under-15 girls are sporting a golden glow this week after
triumphing in the Reebok UK Inter-Counties Championships at Woollaton
Aldershot athletes dominated the under-15 placings, the under-13 triumph
was very much a south coast affair with Southampton City, New Forest
Juniors and Stubbington Green Runners providing three of the four scorers.
Preston of Aldershot, Farnham & District was the individual silver
medallist and then came Southampton City's Jodie Bowers in a battling
ninth place from 292 finishers.
Gough of Stubbington was next home for Hampshire in 23rd spot followed
by the New Forest's Hayley Pointer in 27th.
Hayley was 4th in Junior
Girls' race on her home course at the Southern Districts cross-country at Gang
Hayley was 83rd at English
Schools Cross-Country Championships (Stanmer Park, Brighton) in March.
Hayley was last in her heat
in the English Schools Junior Girls' 800m at the Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield
in a time of 2:30.59, over 10 seconds off her personal best time.
Hayley was 2nd at Hampshire
Hayley was 10th in the Inter
Girls race at the South-East English Schools Cross-country Championships on 14th
February at Wellington College in Berkshire. Hampshire won the Team Score.
6th in the Hampshire Cross-country League Series 2003/2004.
was 56th in the
U15s race at the Reebok
Inter-counties in Nottingham.
Hampshire won the Team Gold.
was 2nd in the Wessex Cross-country League Series 20043/2004. NFJAC also picked
up the Team Silver.
In March, Hayley was 74th in the Inter Girls'
race at English Schools in Maidstone, Kent.
Hampshire & Vectis were 2nd in the team score.
was 8th for Hampshire County in the 15-17 Girls London
took the Under 17 girls 3000m silver medal at the Hampshire Track and Field
Championships, in a time of 10:22.63, behind AFD's India Lee.
Pre-race - English
Schools Track & Field Championships:
HAMPSHIRE will be out to rediscover their golden touch at the English Schools'
Track & Field Championships, which begin in Gateshead today. Hayley will be
part of the talent-filled line-up in the Intermediate girls' 3,000m.
Hayley was 11th in the
Intermediate Girls' 3000m at English schools, beating many class athletes,
including Hampshire rival India Lee,
and Suffolk's Laura Dowsing. She ran a personal best time of 10:22.04 in a class
race, won by Gloucestershire's Emily Pidgeon.
Hayley won the Under-17
Inter-counties 3000m at Kingsmeadow in August in 10:27.36. Hampshire U17 women
took equal third place with Sussex in the team score.
ATHLETICS - Hampshire go close
at hilly Stowe
Hampshire sent a
large contingent of runners to the annual South of England Cross-Country
Championships, run on a tough, hilly course at Stowe School in
A strong under-17
women's team failed to win their group by just one point from Essex
despite Aldershot's Stephanie Twell
recording a fine win.
Two other Aldershot
girls, Emma Pallant and Hannah Jones, were fourth and sixth, followed by
Sasha Mucci (Southampton) 16th, Polly Keen (Havant) 20th, Hayley Pointer
(New Forest) 25th, India Lee (Aldershot) 26th and Lucy
Bowers (Southampton) 40th.
Charlotte Purdue leading the way in second place, Hampshire were third in
the under-15 girls' race.
Webb had a good run for fourth and behind here were Sarah Burgin in
tenth, Michelle Hallett (Southampton) 35th, Rebecca Jones (Aldershot)
45th, Rio Brookes-Gibbs (Southampton) 51st and Georgina Gair (Portsmouth)
senior women's squad finished last despite a great run from Winchester's
Rachel Townend for fourth.
Next came Natalie
Coveney (Winchester) 27th, Heather Buckingham (Southampton) 30th, Rachel
Kinchington (Overton) 40th, Emily Lowndes (Winchester) 52nd, Tahli Gill
(Aldershot) 53rd, Sam Stewart (Southampton) 57th and Sarah Bolton
under-20 women's runner was Jade Davies (New Forest) in 15th. Pick of the
county's under-13 girls was Winchester's Nicola Ferris in 11th.
Aldershot pair Andrea
McCarthy and Claire Arnold were 30th and 31st respectively. They were
followed by Alice Cole (New Forest) 37th, Hannah Vosser (Winchester) 38th,
Brogan Percy (Isle of Wight) 45th, Ollie Berry (Winchester) 47th and
Catriona McGill (Aldershot) 56th. The county placed seventh.
||Hayley was invited to run
at the Iris Lotto Crosscup in Brussels on 19th December, representing the
South of England. She ran as a Junior woman,
and came in 26th position, credible considering she was running against
girls several years older than herself.
||Hampshire XC Championships
||Hampshrie Schools XC
||English Schools XC
the track, Hayley took the Hampshire Championships and South-East Schools
Inter-counties titles and Hampshire Schools silver over 3000m.
Schools Track & Field Championships 2005 -
During the August of 2005
she transferred her coaching to Penny Forse, who coaches a group of athletes
including Southampton's Rebecca Gough. Hayley eventually ended her five-year
stint at New Forest Junior AC at the South of England Road Relays at Rushmoor,
where she returned from injury to finish ?th fastest individual overall.
Hayley raced sparingly over
the first half of the Cross-country season, as she waited for her affliation
with Team Southampton to begin.
She finished 5th in the
South-East Colleges Cross-Country in Chichester, and 3rd at her first Hampshire
League race at Overton, but improved to finish 10th at
the Southern Inter-Counties
Cross-country in Thetford.
|| Staunton Park,
|| Hampshire Schools
Gang Warily, Fawley
||UK Inter-Counties XC
Colleges Sport XC
||English Schools XC