Ben started cautiously but worked his way through the field to a great final position. Angus Williams also had a great run to be 25th and Alex Aldred in 162nd and Tom Hunter in 172nd completed the scoring. From a large field of 395, there were also good runs from Nathan Hackley (178th), Phoenix Everiss (198th), Kristian Everiss (238th), Matt Clifford (289th), and Joe Day (348th).
The Under 15 girls were missing several key runners but still managed a creditable 15th from the 40 complete teams. Sophie Morton had a very good run to be 21st, and was backed up by Robyn Watkins (97th), Jess Orr (147th), and Sandie Pohlman (208th). Lizzie Barraclough was 232nd and Jemima Taswell-Fryer 295th.
In the Under 17 men’s race Jonty Wager-Leigh, who had been battling a cold all week, had to retire so Chiltern couldn’t field a complete team. However, Will Perkin (39th), Richard Slade (84th) and Toby Smith (248th) all had solid runs.
The Under 13 girls did field a complete team. Emily Alderson (180th), Olivia Cameron (183rd), Millie Hughes (250th), and Alice Moffat (295th) were the scorers and Year 6 girls Katie Repper (317th) and Lucy Brissimitzakis (407th) gained great experience. The total of 433 was the biggest age group field of the day.
There were five Chiltern U15 Boys running. In another big race of 371 finishers, Angus Denison-Smith (131st), Will Brown (192nd), George Brown (198th), Jake Alderson (268th), and Seb Mills (286th) all found the going tough.
There were just two U17 Chiltern women taking part. Hannah Morton (53rd) and Hannah Thear (108th) both performed creditably from a field of 235. Back from Loughborough University, Hannah Wardley had a good run to be 108th in the Junior Women’s race.
The Senior Men’s race featured five Chiltern runners. Nick Hughes was 387th, Peter Gould 812th, Peter Wootton 1067th, David Breingan 1503rd and Trevor Brawn 1959th from a field of just over 2000 finishers.