The Under 11 girls tackled the first race of the day and the Chiltern threesome of Abbie Henderson (3rd), Katie Repper (8th) and Holy Henderson (12th) scored another win to leave the girls with a good lead going into the final match.
The Under 11 boys also won with Nathan Hackley gaining his first league victory. Zach Rahaman was fourth and Matt Aldred sixth to provide another win on the day. The boys have 20-point lead going into the last match.
The U13 girls saw a great run by in-form Emily Alderson to be ninth. Millie Hughes (22nd), Alice Moffat (26th) and Isobel Swann (54th) made up the rest of the team that came sixth.
The Under 13 boys were missing two usual scorers but still managed a team win and have a strong lead with one match left. Ben Smith ran well to be second, as did Angus Williams in fourth. Alex Aldred in 12th and Ben Howell in 13th stepped up to complete the scoring foursome. There were also good runs from Edward Watson (17th), Tommy Davies (18th) and Tom Job (20th).
There was a scintillating performance form the Under 15 girls. This age group has been dominated by Bedford and County this season but Sophie Morton (first), Emily Bannister (third), Scarlett Wager-Leigh (fifth), and Emma Kaye (eighth) combined to provide a Chiltern win on the day. There were also good runs from Maddy Lacey (13th), Orla Fawcett (17th) and Jess Orr (21st). The girls are a clear second going into the final match.
The Under 15 boys had a small but strong group out and finished third. In-form Harry Kettle was fourth, Will Brown 10th, George Brown 11th, and Ethan Kidd 24th, backed up by Oliver Jackson in 39th.
Chiltern’s Junior women were out in force and Hannah Morton (second), Hannah Thear (10th) and Amy Harris (17th) ran well for third. Sophie Chesterman (19th), Katie Bench (22nd) and Rachel Padwick (27th) provided back-up.
Chiltern’s Under 17 men did well to be second on the day and are narrowly in third in the league table so could move up to silver with a good performance at the final match. Will Perkin was second, Jonty Wager-Leigh fourth, Richard Slade 11th and Sam Howell 20th.
The Senior women had their best match of the campaign so far with third place on the day, courtesy of Sian Thomas (8th), Sandra Reynolds (13th), Bex Nkoane (16th) and Ali Young (17th). Ellie Bates also had a good run to be 21st as did Kirstie Elliott in 25th. The Vets team of Sandra, Bex, Ali and Kirstie won their event and are second in the league after four matches.
The Senior men, however, were well down on their turnout in previous matches and were only tenth on the day. As ever this season, the team was led by the vets as Eddie O’Gorman (12th), Nick Hughes (24th) and James Repper (26th) were the main scorers. Michael Goddard in 64th and Alastair Melville-Smith in 67th also scored good points. The Vets foursome of Eddie, Nick, James and David Breingan won on the day and look set to repeat last year’s league victory.
The club are third in the league overall with several teams and individuals battling for medals at the final match of the season on February 7th at Tear Drop Lakes, Milton Keynes.