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The fourth match of the season is being hosted by Aldershot, Farnham & District at the Aldershot Military Stadium on Monday 11 July. Please click for details of the venue and links to local area maps:
http://www.runtrackdir.com/details.asp?track=aldershot

Please download the site map for the venue with the positions of car parks.  Parking map

Car parking for this venue is in Rawlinson Road opposite the Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre (car park 6 on the map). Turn into Prince's Avenue at the traffic lights on the junction of Queen's Avenue and Prince's Avenue. Follow Prince's Avenue until you have to turn left at the military road block. The entrance to the car park is on the left opposite the Sports Centre. The post code for the Sports Centre is GU11 2LQ.

After leaving the car follow the footpath from the Sports Centre towards the Stadium. The footpath comes out adjacent to the stadium entrance.

Coaches should not use this car park but should park in the car park at the junction of Queen's Avenue and Prince's Avenue(car park 1 on the attached map) From this car park walk about 200 metres along Queen's Avenue to the stadium entrance.

Visiting clubs should not try to use the small car park adjacent to the stadium entrance in Queen's Avenue (car park 7 on the attached map). This has limited space and is reserved for local officials who may have significant amounts of equipment to offload.

Stagecoach bus service number 1 from Farnborough Main railway station stops outside the stadium.

The track surface at Aldershot is a Mondo surface. The maximum allowable spike size on this surface is 6mm for all track and field events including high jump and javelin. Evidence from the manufacturer is that there is no advantage in any events from wearing a spike length longer than 6mm but that wearing longer spikes may damage the surface. Please ask all your athletes to conform with this regulation.

IMPORTANT

Because this is a military establishment please note the following regulations which should be cascaded out to ALL attendees:

  • There is a strict no photography policy within the bounds of the stadium. This includes photographs taken on mobile phones.
  • No dogs (except guide dogs) are allowed within the stadium.
  • There is no smoking in the stadium.

All visitors are required to read the government's RUN,HIDE,TELL policy (download) with respect to a terrorist attack. Please bring this to the attention of all visitors of sufficient maturity.

Attendees are requested not to bring excess bags into the stadium. Leave them at home or out of sight in a car. Bag searches may be implemented.

Unfortunately we have still not been able to find a Field Referee nor a Starter's Assistant for this busy fixture. If anybody from your club is able and willing to undertake this role we would be delighted to hear from you.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further help or information. We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Peter Bennett
AFD Home Meeting Manager

In the latest match, Winchester & District's women turned the tables on host club Southampton in the latest fixture with a five-point victory, which narrowed the gap at the top of the league table to a single point and 18 match points.

Meanwhile, the Basingstoke & Mid Hants men's team reinforced their lead over Southampton at the top of the men's section with a  third victory this season. They remain unbeaten for just over three years.

Men's results                    Women's results

The event timetable and team declaration sheets for the fourth and final divisional match at Aldershot on 11 July can be downloaded from the fixtures page.

About the league

Hampshire is one of seven divisions of the Southern Counties Veterans AC Track & Field League. It was known as the Hants & Surrey Division until 2016, but was renamed as all member clubs were then based in Hampshire.

The other divisions are:

  • Herts & North Middlesex
  • Kent
  • Mid London
  • South London
  • Sussex (currently operating independently of League)
  • Western

Each division stages a series of matches, usually on Monday evenings in April, May, June and July, at various venues within its geographic area. The men's and women's champions, plus the runners-up in the Kent Division, then compete against each other in the League Finals which take place in early September.

This site is intended for clubs and athletes competing in the Hampshire Division. It is not directly connected to the Southern Counties Veterans AC and any views expressed on it are independent of and not necessarily those of SCVAC.