In the 200m U13 Annabel Black made a good debut, running 30.20. Fellow U13 Mia Henson ran her first competitive 200m in a strong 28.60. U15 Abi Jones (29.04) and U13 Harry Brandon (30.27) put in solid runs in Race 3.
U15s Emily Baxter and Becca Jones gained more pole vault experience with Emily clearing 1.90m and Becca 1.70m.
Most of the evening was given over to 800m and there were several PBs and season’s bests from those taking part.
First year U13 Alex Aldred ran a solid 2.47.27
Under 13 Emma Kaye ran another PB of 2.38.55 in coming fourth in Race 2.
Further PBs came from U15 Maddy Lacey with an impressive 2.34.13 and U13 Emily Alderson in 2.38.29.
This one saw an amazing eight Chiltern female runners taking part. They were led home by Vet 40 Ali Young with an impressive 2.27.08 which puts Ali second in the age group rankings for the distance. In second, with a season’s best 2.28.48, was U20 Amy Harris and there were also good runs from U15 Charlotte Munn (2.30.33 PB), U15 Lizzie Barraclough (2.30.72 SB), U15 Orla Fawcett (2.32.42), U15 Jess Orr (2.33.46), U15 Sandie Pohlman (2.35.48 SB) and U20 Emma Barraclough (2.37.59 SB).
There were three PBs in Race 3 from U15s – George Brown with 2.21.78, Sophie Morton with 2.22.10 and Scarlett Wager-Leigh with 2.26.14.
U17 Richard Slade ran a great PB of 2.22.72 in this one.
U17 Hannah Thear ran a season best 2.22.80 in Race 8
There was a PB for U15 Will Brown of 2.18.01 in this one.
Yet another PB - this time for U15 Jake Alderson in 2.15.03.
There were two large PBs in this one. U15 Harry Kettle took six seconds off his previous best to record 2.06.25, just a quarter of a second away from English Schools qualifying, and U17 Jake Williamson was also well ahead of schedule with 2.08.61.
Three athletes all with tough targets were outside their goals in the final races of the evening. U20 Callum Neal was chasing a sub-two minute time but faded to 2.06.62, well outside his best. U17 Will Perkin worked hard but was also outside his best with 2.02.36, and U20 Michael Goddard put in a super-fast third 200m but couldn’t maintain, ending up with 1.58.83.