The U17 women were off first and Hannah Morton was the sole Chiltern athlete in this one. Hannah had a solid run to come 44th from the 211 runners, completing the 5k course in 20 minutes dead.
Next came the U15 boys and Will Perkin continued his good winter form to finish an excellent 11th from the 344 finishers. The team that finished 12th from 33 complete teams was completed by Richard Slade (112th), Will Brown (117th) and Angus Denison-Smith (174th). Jake Alderson was 190th and George Brown 242nd.
Sophie Morton led the Chiltern girls home in the U13 girls race, matching Will with her 11th place finish. The U13 girls had 432 finishers, the biggest age-group race of the day. The girls also had a 12th place finish but this time from 53 complete teams. Sandie Pohlman (141st), Robyn Watkins (154th), Emily Alderson (168th) and Charlotte Munn (202nd) were all well inside the first half of the field in this high standard race.
The Under 17 men featured Jonty Wager-Leigh who was disappointed with 80th out of 272, but did well despite dealing with a persistent cold.
Sarah Needleman was 82nd from 134 in the Junior women’s race and Scarlett Wager-Leigh was the highest finisher in the U15 girls race in 82nd. Rachel Padwick (180th), Orla Fawcett (186th) and Hannah Thear (187th) made up the team that came 18th from 37 and Maddy Lacey was the other Chiltern runner in 235th from 355 finishers.
Another large field of 385 runners graced the U13 boys race. The Chiltern boys were 14th from 42 teams with Ben Smith (23rd) and Cameron Reid (49th) continuing their good seasons. The other scorers were Edward Watson (185th) and Kristian Everiss (239th). Harry Brandon in 272nd, Phoenix Everiss in 281st and Ben Howell in 298th were the other Chiltern boys running.
The Senior men had the biggest field of the day with 1657. David Breingan, (1170th) and Trevor Brawn (1633rd) were the Chiltern men involved.