Up against seven other clubs from the area, the Chiltern team, consisting of U13 and U15 athletes, battled hard all day in a close fought match. Mild, grey, dry conditions were welcome after a forecast of rain had threatened to dampen spirits. However a gusty wind made some events tricky.
Chiltern‘s U13 girls are a small but talented and hard-working unit and there were many excellent performances. Orla Williams won the A string 1200m to go second in the club all-time list with 3.56.17. Abbie Henderson joined the party winning the B string 1500m in a PB of 4.13.79, and B string high jump with 1.15m. Eleanor Mayhew was in PB form winning the long jump with 4.15m, and coming second in the 75m and 150m in electric new bests of 10.69 and 21.54. Jinaan Lockwood and Carys Arnold had a double win in the javelin, with 17.90m and 16.38m respectively. Jinaan was also second in the B string 800m and Carys was fifth in A string high jump and third in B string long jump. Holly Henderson helped out in the B string sprints and Laura Williams had a good run to be third in the A string 800m. Charlotte Hilton and Alicia Bushell did well across a range of events. Charlotte, Eleanor, Holly and laura did well to be fourth in the 4 x 100m relay.
Under 13 Boys
A depleted team worked very hard all day. Nathan Hackley won the A string 1500m in a great time of 4.51.06, was second in A string javelin and was fourth in A string 200m. Zach Rahaman did well in A string 100m and 800m and the B string long jump; William Mayhew was third in A string long jump, and B string 200m and shot; Luke Martin did well in B string 1500m and 75m hurdles; Ben Jackson was third in A string shot; Matt Aldred did well in B string 100m and 800m; and William Shield gained valuable points in javelin, high jump and hurdles.
Under 15 Girls
Millie Hughes had a great day in the throws, second in A string hammer with 18.68m and second in B string discus. Lily Holt did her usual excellent job in the high jump, 100m and hurdles, and Beth Welham scored valuable points in 1500m, javelin and discus. Olivia Scarles was on PB form in A string javelin (25.09m to be second), 200m and long jump, and Soraya Lockwood and Alice Moffat worked hard in 300m and 800m, with Soraya also doing well to be second in B string high jump. Emily Alderson was third in B string 1500m. Mehma Bhandal got a 100m PB and Sophie Webb and Lucia Gonzalez Bohr also scored useful points.
Under 15 Boys
Chiltern’s middle distance lads were in good form. There was a double win in the 800m, Angus Williams setting a new PB in the A string with 2.11.07 and Alex Aldred winning the B string. Tommy Davies got a new best in the A string 1500m (4.37.33) to be second, and Thomas Job won the B string in a new best of 4.40.69. Felix Hale, Harry Russell, Ollie Ayres, and Louis Greenaway all scored well in the sprints and Sam Tuner-O’Toole did well in hurdles, long jump (new PB of 5.16m) and shot. Felix scored a new best of 5.10m in B string long jump. Kristian Everiss and Harry Brandon did well in the field events. Cameron Hathaway-Enright gained a new PB in the non-scoring 800m, as did Joe Rose in the non-scoring 100m.
The third match is at Little Marlow on June 19th with Chiltern placed second in the league standings.