In the middle were twenty 800m races, most containing at least one Chiltern middle distance runner. There were several race wins and a great number of PBs.
U15 Millie Hughes ran positively to record a PB of 2.44.88.
This one had a high Chiltern factor – Abbie Henderson (U13) made her 800m debut with 2.43.58; Alice Moffat (U15) was just off her recently set PB with 2.44.93; Harry Vintner (U13) debuted with 2.45.56; Joe Day (U15) ran a PB of 2.46.74; Holly Henderson (U13) debuted with 2.51.53 and Joel Lewis (U13) ran 3.08.77 suffering from foot pain.
Newcomer Cameron Hathaway-Enright (U15) made a very positive debut with a race win, recording 2.31.59.
Beth Welham (U15) confirmed her recent good training form to run 2.35.65. U15 Matt Clifford, struggling with a foot problem, came in at 2.49.20.
U17 Robyn Watkins looked strong to be second in 2.27.18 with fellow first year Sandie Pohlman running 2.33.17.
Zach Rahaman (U13) logged a PB of 2.33.73, closely followed by U17 Jess Orr who ran 2.34.63, her best time for a couple of years.
U23 Emma Barraclough ran a very classy race to run 2.27.08. U20 Hannah Thear ran 2.39.68.
Under 13 Nathan Hackley continues to have a very impressive season and recorded yet another PB of 2.24.83 to go into the top 20 in the national rankings.
Alex Aldred (U15) confirmed his good recent form with a bold front run to win Race 9 in a new PB of 2.19.37. U17 Scarlett Wager Leigh also had a solid run with 2.23.26.
A good battle included Vet 45 Nick Hughes (PB of 2.13.33), U15 Angus Williams (PB of 2.14.47) and U17 Harry Cox (PB of 2.14.48).
U20 Toby Smith had his first track race for nearly two years and ran well to be second in 2.13.16.
This was a great battle with three strong Chiltern lads to the fore. Seb Mills powered home to win in a new best of 2.06.23. He was closely followed by fellow U17 Jake Alderson who was slightly outside his PB with 2.07.38. U15 Cameron Reid ran an excellent race to record a new best of 2.08.23.
Harry Kettle (U17) put in a solid performance with 2.07.33.
U20 Will Perkin timed his effort well to win Race 18 in a new best of 1.55.27. Senior Man Allan Stewart also recorded a new PB in second place with 1.55.89.
James McCarthy, home from Warwick University for the holidays, battled hard with GB age group international Canaan Soloman and was just pipped at the finish. His time of 1.51.30 was a new best however.