In grey but mild conditions the Under 13 boys race comprised forty athletes from clubs across the three counties. There were three to score and Angus Williams, the individual bronze medallist, Tom Hunter in fifth and Tom Job in ninth did enough to secure the win on a long 3.5k course. There were other great runs from Edward Watson in 11th, Rupert Empson in 12th, and Phoenix Everiss in 13th to put the B team as fourth from the ten complete teams. The next three Chiltern runners, Tommy Davies in 15th, Kristian Everiss in 21st and Matt Clifford in 23rd were sixth as the Chiltern C team.
The U15 girls tackled the same 3.5k route and, from a field of 50, Scarlett Wager-Leigh in fourth, Robyn Watkins in seventh and Emily Bannister in 13th secured team silver. Jess Orr in 21st also had a good run.
Chiltern’s boys had their best U15 team of the season out in the highest calibre race of the day. The Chiltern A team of Will Brown (11th), Angus Denison-Smith (15th) and George Brown (16th) were fifth from the ten complete teams, and the B team of Ethan Kidd (18th), Seb Mills (22nd), and Redford Denson (31st) were seventh. Michael Job also gained good experience to be 37th.
The U17 men and women run together and Hannah Thear was the sole female Chiltern competitor, running well to be 9th female. The U17 men had four runners out and Jonty Wager-Leigh (third), Will Perkin (fourth), and Sam Howell (15th) were the silver medal-winning team. Toby Smith also had a solid run to be 17th.
The Veteran men’s race was part of the Senior men’s event and saw a gold medal winning performance from Eddie O’Gorman. James Repper in fourth and David Breingan in 22nd completed the scoring for the Chiltern team that won bronze medals. The Senior men’s team was fifth with the scorers being Eddie O’Gorman (5th), James Repper (21st), Peter Gould (40th), George Gillingwater (44th), Nick Marsh (51st) and David Breingan (70th).
Sandra Reynolds was the sole Chiltern senior female and had a great run to be 9th overall and third vet in the women’s race.
Earlier, the Under 13 girls team were involved in the biggest age group race of the day with 81 finishers. Emily Alderson (24th), Beth Welham (37th) and Millie Hughes (48th) were the scorers that came tenth from twenty teams. Merryn Sutaria in 52nd and Isobel Swann in 59th also gained good experience.