Cross Country 2015/16

Race 4 – Sunday 7th February at Lightwater Country Park

This is the last race of the season.  Please note the times are slightly different from the original posting.  The race is being hosted by Bracknell AC.

The course map and other details are on this link Lightwater Map and Details 2016.

Based on previous events at this venue, please note that parking can be difficult and please use the Public Car Park and not the parking area reserved for the Lightwater Leisure Centre.

The timetable for YAC athletes is as follows:

Race Report Time Start Time Race Distance Laps
Under 9 Girls 10.00 am 11.00 am 1,380 m 1 Small Lap
Under 9 Boys 10.10 am 11.10 am 1,380 m 1 Small Lap
Under 11 Girls 10.20 am 11.20 am 1,620 m 1 Large Lap
Under 11 Boys 10.35 am 11.35 am 2,760 m 2 Small Laps

YAC athletes should report to their Team Manager who will be by the blue YAC flag.  Coaches will be on hand to walk athletes around the course before the race.


Race 3 on 13th December

Venue – Stoke Park (opposite Spectrum)

Results as follows (these may be subject to amendment):

Race 3 U9 Boys Results

Race 3 U9 Girls Results

Race 3 U11 Boys Results

Race 3 U11 Girls Results

The Team results were:

U9 BOYS              3rd

U9 GIRLS             1ST

U11 BOYS            3RD

U11 GIRLS           1ST

Very well done to  all YAC athletes.

Photos will be available on Facebook.

Race 3 in the Border League will be on Sunday 13th December at Stoke Park.  YAC and GGAC are the joint hosts for this event.

The timetable for YAC athletes is as follows:

Race Report Time Start Time Race Distance Laps
Under 9 Girls 10.00 am 11.00 am 1,310 m 1 Small Lap
Under 9 Boys 10.15 am 11.15 am 1,310 m 1 Small Lap
Under 11 Girls 10.30 am 11.30 am 1,520 m 1 Large Lap
Under 11 Boys 10.45 am 11.45 am 2,620 m 2 Small Laps

YAC athletes should report to their Team Manager who will be by the blue YAC flag.  Coaches will be on hand to walk athletes around the course before the race.

The Course map and other details can be downloaded below:

Race3 Timetable

Race 3 Map

Race 2 on 29th November.

Results as follows:

Race 2 U9 Boys Results

Race 2 U9 Girls Results

Race 2 U11 Boys Results

Race 2 U11 Girls Results

Race 2 U13 Boys Results

Race 2 U13 Girls Results


Venue changed to

The Royal Junior School, Portsmouth Road, Hindhead, GU26 6BW

Note this is the Junior not Senior school

Directions as follows:
From A3 travelling south
Travel through the Hindhead tunnel, get into left hand lane. Exit immediately onto A333 signposted Hindhead/Grayshott. Take 2nd exit into Junior School drive.

We wish all our YAC competitors a good luck. Go to the blue YAC flag one hour before your race to see Sue your team manager.
Race times as before:
11.00   U9  Girls
11.15    U9  Boys
11.30   U11 Girls
11.45   U11 Boys
12.00  U13 Girls
12.15   U13 Boys
12.30   U15 Girls
12.45   U15 Boys

Download Course Map for Hindhead Race here

New map using Google Maps just received Hindhead New Race Map

Results for Sunday 18th October at Lord Wandsworth School. 

Full details of each race can be downloaded from the following links:

15-10-18 U9 Girls Results15-10-18 U9 Boys Results15-10-18 U11 Girls Results15-10-18 U11 Boys Results15-10-18 U13 Girls Results15-10-18 U13 Boys Results

The first race was held in dry and sunny conditions. YAC had a good turn-out for the first race of the season with 42 athletes taking part. For many of our young athletes, this is their very first cross country race so well done to all those who competed.

As in previous years, Young Athletes Club is strongest in U9 girls with YAC finishing the top club in this age group. We have won the trophy in the U9 girls for the last 2 years so the girls have made a good start to retaining the trophy this season.

YAC U9 Girls – 1st

With the first 4 to count on points, the YAC girls packed top placings with 6 athletes finishing together.

40 athletes took part in this age group.

  • Arabella Wilson          5th
  • Esme Finch                  6th
  • Tabitha Brown             7th
  • Robin Simons              8th
  • Annabel Bailey            9th
  • Sophie Robinson          10th
  • Hollie Tappin               11th
  • Fran Long                    13th

YAC U9 Boys – 5th

With more competition and fewer athletes, the YAC team is in 5th place after race one.

Jack Burke was the first YAC finisher in 11th place and Sam Allen and Kian Hooker came 21st and 22nd.

Alex Didaskalou ran well for 25th with Joe Claydon in 30th and Ben Cadge in 51st place.

62 athletes took part.

YAC U11 Girls – 2nd

The YAC girls did very well to come 2nd team with Ayla Darcy leading way in 3rd and Charlotte Burnham close behind her in 5th place. The next finisher was Libby Daunter in 17th and Cariad Norris in 20th.

We then had a spread of athletes through the field;

  • Jodie Mandeville         27th
  • Lucy Taylor                  31st
  • Sofia Sherratt              33rd
  • Hannah Underdown    39th

YAC U11 Boys  – 4th

In the largest field with 80 athletes, our YAC team ran well to take 4th place.

Nicholas Didaskalou came first for YAC in 7th place with Toby Long and Luke Stables having their own battle in 16th and 17th. The next two close together were Aiden Roe in 26th and Connor Tinker in 28th.

  • James Garner              47th
  • Fergus Atkinson          52nd
  • Fynn Tinker                 57th
  • Kay Davies                   61st                                                            


The following letter was sent to all parents in September 2015 and is reproduced here for reference.

Dear Parents,

We are offering your child the chance to compete for Young Athletes Club in the Border League cross countries.   We have 4 races over the winter. The first one is on Sunday 18th October 2015 before half term.

Please let us know if your child wishes to compete in the following;

 Sunday 18th October 2015     –  Lord Wandsworth School, Hook, RG29 1TB

Sunday 29th November 2015 – Royal Junior School in Hindhead GU26 6BW (New Venue)

Sunday 13th December 2015  –  Stoke Park (opposite Spectrum)hosted by G&G and YAC

Sunday 7th February 2016     – Lightwater Country Park GU18 5RG

Race Details & Timings

  • All matches to be on Sundays, with the first race at 11am
  • There will be separate races for all age groups, boys and girls
  • Times, order of races and guidance on distances are normally as follows, specific information for each event will be published as soon as we receive it:
11.00 am Under 9 Girls Maximum 1600m
11.15 am Under 9 Boys Maximum 1600m
11.30 am Under 11 Girls About 1700m
11.45 am Under 11 Boys About 2500m
12.00 noon Under 13 Girls About 2500m
12.15 pm Under 13 Boys About 3000m
12.30 pm Under 15 Girls About 3000m
12.45pm Under 15 Boys About 4000m

What to do next

Sue Goode is our Cross Country Team Manager.

Please reply to Sue Goode directly or myself or Gillian if your athlete would like to compete;


There is no limit to numbers so if your child would like to run, tell us and Sue will put your child’s name on the team sheet. Please be prepared to arrive at the course 1 hour before race time. This will allow us to take your child on a lap of the course and do a warm up. Some cross country venues do not have much space for parking so allow plenty of time to get your child to the YAC base which will be by the YAC flag!

Age Groups

The age groups are age at 31st August 2015.

If your child is 8 or less before 31st August 2015 they will be in U9s.

If your child is 9 before 31st Aug 2015, they will be in U11s.

If your child is 11 before 31st Aug, they will be in U13s

Minimum age – we suggest your child should be at least 7 to compete in the U9s races.

Otherwise they may find the experience somewhat daunting. Please check with us if you need advice.

Parent Helpers

We would also like to hear from parents who are attending the races and who are interested in helping

Sue Goode our YAC team manager to organise the children.

This involves helping them with pinning numbers on vests, helping with warm ups and cheering them on! We also need race marshalls who can be on the course.

YAC Website

Please check our website and or Facebook for more cross country information as we get it. We will post course details and race updates nearer the time. All information will be put on the website so check it out!!

Virginia Mitchell