The short 1500m Year 5/6 boys race had Chiltern boys in the first six positions – Angus Williams (1st), Tom Hunter (2nd), Alex Aldred (3rd), Matt Clifford (4th), Zach Rahaman (5th), and Seb Porter (6th).
The Year 5/6 girls race saw great runs from Alice Moffat (6th), Orla Williams (7th), Millie Hughes (8th) and Olivia Cameron (9th). In a big field of 116 finishers there were also good efforts from Katie Repper (13th), Imogen Hunt Cooke (14th), Lottie Rowlins (17th), Jess Pullen (18th), Lily Holt (21st), Merryn Sutaria (22nd), Sophie Webb (23rd), Lily Maini (34th)
The Year 7 races were over 2000m and are classed as ‘Minors’. The Chiltern boys again showed their strength in the race with a win for Ben Smith. Cameron Reid was second and there were good runs from Rupert Empson (4th), Tom Hall (6th) and Kristian Everiss (12th). Harry Brandon Was 17th, Phoenix Everiss 19th and Alex Collison-Hough 41st. The Minor girls race saw Beth Welham have a good run in fifth.
The Junior (Years 8 and 9), Intermediate (Years 10 and 11), and Senior (Years 12 and 13) races are selection races to represent Bucks Schools at the English Schools Championship in Leicestershire in mid-March. Several Chiltern athletes were handed invitation letters to be in the squads of twelve.
The Junior Girls 3.5k race featured Jess Orr in second with Orla Fawcett in fourth and Maddy Lacey in ninth. Lizzie Barraclough was disappointed to be outside contention in 15th. The Junior Boys also had a few Chiltern boys in the mix over the tough 4k circuit. Will Brown had his best run of the season to be second and Seb Mills (5th), Harry Kettle (8th), and Ethan Kidd (12th) also ran well. George Brown was just outside contention in 14th.
The Intermediate Girls and Senior Girls run the same 4k course at the same time to build up numbers and competition in the race. The Intermediates saw a 1-2-3 for Chiltern with Hannah Morton winning the race outright with Hannah Thear not far behind. Sophie Chesterman was fourth overall but third Intermediate. Katie Bench was going well before having to pull up with injury. The Senior Girls saw a typically well-paced race from Sarah Needleman to be third.
The Intermediate Boys and Senior Boys have the same race set-up but going over a 5k route. Will Perkin continued his great season to win the race outright despite being a first-year Intermediate. Richard Slade also put himself in the mix coming eighth in the Intermediate race but Sam Henning dropped out. The Senior race was won by James McCarthy with Joe Cochrane having a solid run to be sixth.