Wycombe Phoenix

2016 Wycombe Phoenix Schools Cross Country – RESULTS

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

13th Annual WPH Schools Cross Country Races
In some very mixed autumnal weather, WPH’s Schools’ Cross Country races took place on Saturday 1st October. In its 13th year, the event again secured entries of over 600 athletes from over 40 schools. The club was once again pleased to receive entries from several schools entering the competition for the first time.

Please use the link below to download a copy of the results.

2016 Results

Congratulations to Gateway School for retaining the Chris Aperghis Cup awarded to the top Year 5/6 school with a set of fantastic performances in both age groups. Individual medals were presented on the day. Uncollected team medals and the Chris Aperghis Cup will be sent to the winning schools as soon as possible.

2016 WPH Schools’ Cross Country Races

Monday, July 4th, 2016

2016 WPH Schools’ Cross County Races – Sat 1st October 2016

On Saturday 1st October 2016 Wycombe Phoenix Harriers hosts its 13th annual cross country races for schools in the Wycombe area. Once again, the venue is Hughenden Park very close to High Wycombe town centre.

Races are for junior and senior school athletes.  The junior school races are for years 5 and 6 pupils, boys and girls.  The senior schools races are for all school years, boys and girls.  Entry is free and schools may enter as many pupils as they wish, though, typically, the first three from each school count in the team event. Please note that due to the high number of entries expected in the junior school races, we are imposing a closing date for junior school entries. This year, the closing date for entries is Friday 23rd September 2016.

Hughenden Park is a superb and popular venue for cross country races and regularly hosts championship events. The courses are a mix of parkland, hills and possibly some water!  Viewing for spectators is superb!

For more details and an entry form for the October 2016 races please click onto the links on this page.  The links include the email inviting schools to participate, the entry form, the provisional race timetable and a map of the courses. Race results will also be added soon after the event. Schools entering athletes will receive an e-mail confirming their entry, race start times and general administration points including parking arrangements.

Entry Form

Race Timetable

WPH Cross Country Map

Important Information for Teachers, Parents and Spectators

WPH e –mail to Schools

Junior Club Champs and Invitational 2016 – Results

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Well done to everyone who took part in today’s Club Championships and to all those who help make it such a success. Results are now available from the links below:

Track Results

Field Results

Yr 3+4 Girls QuadKids

Yr 3+4 Boys QuadKids

Yr 5 Girls QuadKids

Yr 5 Boys QuadKids

Junior Club Championships 2016 – 17th April **Event Info and Timetable Added**

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

This year’s Junior Club Championships will be held on Sunday 17th April at Little Marlow. The competition is open to all U9s, U11s, U13s and U15s. As previous years, we have invited entries from Chiltern Harriers, Cookham Runners and a couple of local schools.

Entries are now closed.

Detailed information of the event can be downloaded from here.

The final timetable is also now available from here.


As usual, this event cannot run without the help of an army of volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, your time would be greatly appreciated. Please find details here.

3rd Chiltern League

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Wycombe Phoenix delivered on their aim of getting into the promotion places in the Chiltern Cross Country league with a fine team performance on Saturday which leaves them second in Division 2 with 2 matches to go. The match was held at Culham and fiendish course design meant that athletes had to climb up a muddy motocross course up to 6 times in the course of a race.

Kirsten Stilwell continued her domination of the under 13 girls age group with a gun to tape victory. She has now won all three matches this season. She was ably followed up by Emily Sanderson 5th, Izzie Wijsman 7th, Maddy Wood 17th, Ella Griffin 19th and Charlotte Warkcup 20th for a convincing team win on the day and overall lead for the season.

Seb Garry followed up his win at Milton Keynes with another 1st place in the under 17 men’s race. He judged his run perfectly hanging off the leaders for the first lap then moving up and overtaking as they came off the last hill into the finish. Cameron Almand ran his first cross country race after a long term injury to get 2nd in the division (15th overall) backed up by Dan Weathers 6th and Aidan Kingman, Sammy Taylor and Miles Kingman 9th, 10th and 11th respectively also meaning that the team won on the day and lead in the division so far this season.

The most surprising winner on the day was the senior men’s team. Kieran Gilfedder dashed back from university to record a 6th place. Bradley Lawrence in 10th, Mark Booth 11th, David Clarke 13th, Peter Finn 14th, Will Langley 27th, Mike Taylor 45th and Simon North 58th formed the backbone of the victorious team. Even team manager David Randall’s struggle round in 71st place made a scoring difference. Adding in the fact that Bradley, David and Peter repeated their feat from the last race as the first 3 under 20s home in division 2 made it a great day overall for the seniors.

Elsewhere Natasha Taylor was 2nd with the under 17/under 20 women 3rd. Harvey Bell was 3rd under 13 boy home leading the team also to 3rd, for the under 15s the girls were 2nd and the boys 3rd. Earlier in the day the under 11 boys were 3rd with Nick Cay 3rd and Rollo Parry 9th.

Team Managers Mark Delgado and David Randall were satisfied on a good day’s work right across the age groups, “there’s still a lot of racing to be done to bounce straight back into the top division though with 2 more fixtures one of which is a home fixture for our main rivals.

Photos on the club Facebook page.

2015 WPH Schools Cross Country – RESULTS

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

12th Annual WPH Schools Cross Country Races
In fantastic early autumn weather, WPH’s Schools’ Cross Country races took place on Saturday 3rd October. In its 12th year, the event again secured entries of over 650 athletes from over 40 schools. The club was once again pleased to receive entries from several schools entering the competition for the first time.

Please use the link below to download a copy of the results.

2015 Results

Congratulations to Gateway School for winning the Chris Aperghis Cup awarded to the top Year 5/6 school with a set of fantastic performances in both age groups. Individual medals were presented on the day. Uncollected team medals and the Chris Aperghis Cup will be sent to the winning schools as soon as possible.

WPH Have 25 County Champions!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

The Buckinghamshire County Athletics Championships were held on the weekend as a combined event with Oxfordshire. Athletes from Wycombe Phoenix Harriers came home as champions in 25 events followed up by 19 silvers and 19 bronze medals.

In the U13 age group, Emily Sanderson and Kirstin Stillwell dominated. Emily came 1st in 100m (14.23), 200m (29.29 and long jump (4.45m), while Kirstin showed national ability by winning the 800m in 2.30.98 nearly 7 seconds ahead of her rival, and the following day storming to 1500m victory in 5.01.09, a county championship record.

The U15 ages showcased the ability of Jasmine Presho in the throws, who won the shot putt (8.77m), discus (22.85) and came third in the hammer (15.61), as well as clearing 2.50m in the pole vault to gain gold. On the track, Olivia Lowrie dominated with a gold in 300m (42.95), silver in 800m

(2.21.65) and bronze in 1500m (5.09.72). The boys also had stronge performances with Issac MacDonald gaining gold in 300m (40.30) and silver in 200m (25.58), while Fraser Kilsby won the shot with a throw of 10.32 and gained second place in 300m (40.76).

Tim Rogers U17 won the 400m with an outstanding PB of 50.20, a club record, and top ten countrywide time for his age group. Gold medals were also achieved by Kai McKenzie in high jump (1.80m) and Scott Clare in long jump (5.93m). Anna Jones gained gold and a PB in the pole vault (2.40m).

The U20 boys events saw Jordan Layne come first in 400m (49.13), also a club record, which betters his own championship best performance from last year.

Ben Sendell gained gold in 1500m (4.19.47), while the girls competition saw Emma Delgado win both 800m (2.20.61) and 1500m (5.03.41), Ellie Claessens won pole vault (2.00m) and Caitlin Neale gained gold in the shot putt (5.88) and silver in discus (20.63).

The senior events saw Kieran Gilfedder win the 1500m (9.16.55) with silver from Tom Claessens (9.23.33), Ian Parkinson pole vaulted his way to gold with a height of 3.90m  while Sophie Matthews won gold in 200m (26.97) and silver in 100m (12.63) and Caroline Parkinson came first in the pole vault with a jump of 3.20m

Junior Club Champs and Invitational 2015 – Results

Monday, April 20th, 2015

A big thanks to everyone who officiated, helped at, supported and took part in this year’s competition. A full set of results can be downloaded below:

Track Results

Field Results

QuadKids Results

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Junior Club Championships 2015 – 19th April – *** Timetable Now Available ***

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

This year’s Junior Club Championships will be held on Sunday 19th April at Little Marlow. The competition is open to all U9s, U11s, U13s and U15s. As previous years, we have invited entries from Chiltern Harriers and a couple of local schools. This year, we have also invited Cookham Runners to the competition.

An information sheet and application form can be downloaded from here. Entries must be returned by Saturday 11th April, please.

*** The final timetable is now available from here. ***

As usual, this event cannot run without the help of an army of volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, your time would be greatly appreciated. Please find details here.

2014 WPH Schools Cross County Races – Results (Updated 7/10/14)

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

11th Annual WPH Schools Cross Country Races
In truly atrocious weather, WPH’s Schools’ Cross Country races took place on Saturday 4th October. In its 11th year, the event again secured entries of over 650 athletes from a record 53 schools. The club was again pleased to receive entries from several schools entering the competition for the first time.

The conditions presented significant challenges for athletes and officials alike. The results team have done a fantastic job despite a large proportion of athletes finishing a number of races without numbers! Inevitably, though, there are some gaps for which we apologise. Please use the link below to download a copy of the results.

RESULTS – 07/10/14

Congratulations to St Teresa’s School for retaining the Chris Aperghis Cup awarded to the top Year 5/6 school with a set of fantastic performances in both age groups. Individual medals were presented on the day. Team medals and the Chris Aperghis Cup will be sent to the winning schools as soon as possible.