BASINGSTOKE and Mid Hants Athletics Club enjoyed a great medal haul at the Hampshire Athletics Track and Field Championships in Portsmouth.
Competing against athletes from many much larger clubs across the county and from the Channel Islands.
They punching well above their weight and notching up a remarkable 53 medals – 16 golds, 19 silver and 18 bronze.
There were also seven championship records broken by Basingstoke athletes.
Ayomide Cole, in the under-13 girls category, broke a record set 15 years ago with her 100 metres sprint.
Cole came back the following day and also broke the record for the 200m. Team mate Iona Irvine, also under 13, broke two records – firstly in the 70m hurdles and then the long jump, winning gold in the high jump, and silver in the 100 and 200m too.
Isabel Pinder won three gold medals in the 100m and 200m as well as matching the championship best performance from 2006 in high jump for the under-15 girls.
Mair Edwards won the under 20 women’s 100m in 11.71 seconds breaking the record set in 2008.
Edwards has won this event now four years running and has just been selected to run for Great Britain Juniors this coming weekend in Loughborough.
Kieran Showler-Davis won gold in the senior men’s 100m, in a thrilling race dominated by him and the Southampton athlete, Oliver Bromby, breaking the championship record by three hundredths of a second, in a photo finish result of 10.37s. Showler-Davis will be running for England in Loughborough this weekend too.
Overall there were 76 athletes from the Basingstoke club, based at Down Grange and the other golds came from Isabel Mannion (under-17 women 1500m), Rebecca Poole (under-17 women 1500m steeplechase), Hannah Haugvik (under-20 high jump), Jordan Ford (under-15 boys long jump), Ben Pattison (under-17 men 400m), Cameron Newton (under-20 men 100m) and Harry Richardson (under-20 men 800m).