On a bleak, drizzly day, the races were high quality affairs with most of the best young cross country talent in the South of England taking part.
Also there were a handful of Chiltern athletes taking part in the Southern Masters Championships at Horspath on Saturday, held in conjunction with the Southern Inter Counties.
The first race featured the Under 13 girls and there were five Chiltern runners amongst the Buckinghamshire team of eight. The scoring four were all Chiltern girls, led home by Orla Williams in an excellent sixth place. Abbie Henderson in 20th, Holly Henderson in 22nd and Alicia Bushell in 31st completed the scoring for the team that finished fifth from the thirteen counties taking part. Jinaan Lockwood was sixth Bucks finisher in 47th. There were 90 finishers.
The Under 13 boys race also had a strong Chiltern presence. Nathan Hackley was the highest placed, coming in as first Middlesex finisher in 15th. Amongst the Bucks boys, Woody Jackson was first scorer in 24th, Cormac Nisbet was second scorer in 35th, and Matt Aldred third scorer in 55th. Also running well were Teague Eaton in 61st and Tom Emery in 76th. The Bucks team were eighth.
There were no Chiltern girls selected for Bucks in the Under 15 race, but two Chiltern girls were running for Hertfordshire. Jane Williamson was second Herts scorer in 26th and Emily Alderson was ninth Herts finisher in 89th from the 107 finishers.
The Under 15 boys race featured three Chiltern lads in the Bucks team. Angus Williams was third scorer in 27th in the team that came fourth and Cameron Reid was fourth scorer in 50th. Alex Aldred was just behind in 51st.
Adam Day was fourth Bucks scorer in the Bucks U17 men’s team in 53rd place. Will Brown was 80th and sixth Bucks finisher and George Brown was eighth finisher in 95th.
Robyn Watkins was first Bucks woman home in the U17 women’s race in 25th. Jess Orr was 85th for Bucks, Emily Bannister 86th for Herts, and Sandie Pohlman 87th for Bucks.
Southern Masters Championships
There were a handful of Chiltern athletes taking part in the Southern Masters Championships at Horspath on Saturday, held in conjunction with the Southern Inter Counties.
James Repper and Simon Brown were 28th and 61st respectively in the Vet 40 race with James 23rd in the 40-45 group and Simon 20th in the 45-49 group.
David Breingan was 71st in the over 50s race with Andrew Stewart 113th and Trevor Brawn 162nd. David was 44th in the 50-54 category, Andrew 27th in the 55-59 group and Trevor 20th in the 65-59 placings.