The U17 men tackled their tough, hilly 6k circuit in a field of 157 runners. After a short first lap with a long steep climb, Jonty and Will were in the leading group, and despite the course being long and tough, they maintained good positions throughout. Jonty in 12th and Will in 15th had great runs. A bit further back Richard Slade in 52nd and Sam Howell in 59th completed the scoring and 138 points was good enough for bronze, edging out local rivals Bedford and County. Henry Turnbull worked hard and finished 142nd. There were 15 complete teams.
The Under 13 boys had the biggest Chiltern contingent out. Ben Smith had the best Chiltern finish of the day, coming an excellent fifth, just six seconds behind the winner. Angus Williams in 25th, Cameron Reid in 35th, and Ben Howell in 94th completed the scoring. The boys finished a creditable fifth from 34 complete teams.
There were also good runs from Tommy Davies (98th), Nathan Hackley (100th), Alex Aldred (113th), Phoenix Everiss (129th), Edward Watson (152nd), Kristian Everiss (171st), Harry Brandon (198th) and Joe Day (200th) from 227 finishers.
The Under 15 Boys were 19th from 35 teams with Angus Denison-Smith (71st), Seb Mills (113th), Will Brown (125th) and George Brown (126th) making up the scorers. Jake Alderson was 134th and Ollie Jackson was 200th.
George Gillingwater was the sole representative in the U20 race, coming 76th.
On the girls side, there were hopes of a top six team position for the Under 15 girls. Unfortunately Scarlett Wager-Leigh had to pull out of the race midway but the girls still ended up a respectable 12th from 34 teams. Sophie Morton led the way with an excellent 13th. She was backed up by Emily Bannister in 46th, Robyn Watkins in 52nd and Orla Fawcett in 162nd. Sandie Pohlman was 170th and Lizzie Barraclough 202nd.
Hannah Thear was the sole U17 runner, finishing in a solid 45th from 146. The U13 girls had just three runners with Emily Alderson (82nd), Alice Moffat (132nd) and Millie Hughes (192nd) all doing well.
The Senior men featured Eddie O’Gorman in 94th, Nick Hughes 199th, Peter Wootton 516th, and Trevor Brawn 849th.