The team fought hard in very warm conditions against seven other clubs, to finish narrowly third on the day and confirm overall second in the final league table.
League points Event points
1st - Bedford and County 32 pts 3019.5
2nd - Chiltern Harriers 27 pts 2343
3rd - Vale of Aylesbury 24 pts 2261
4th - Wycombe Phoenix 21 pts 2210
5th – St Mary’s Richmond 14 pts 1971
6th – Thames Valley Harriers 12 pts 1768.5
7th – Winchester 9 pts 1851.5
8th – Ealing and Southall 5 pts 1414.5
Under 15 Boys
The strength in depth of the Chiltern U15s counted again as the boys churned out points throughout the afternoon. There was an A string win for Cameron Reid in the 800m, and a second spot in the 300m; and B string wins for Thomas Job in the 1500m and Phoenix Everiss in the javelin. Angus Williams was second in the A string 1500m, Alex Aldred second in the B string 800m and there were good efforts from Felix Hale, Ollie Ayres and Louis Greenaway in the sprints. Alex Burn (hammer, discus, 300m), Harry Brandon (high jump), Christian Grint (hurdles and shot), Kristian Everiss (javelin), Joe Rose (high jump) and Finbar Blount (hammer and shot) did a great job across a range of events. The 4x 100m relay team of Louis, Ollie, Joe and Finbar ran 54.0 and the 4 x 300m relay team (Cameron Reid, Alex Burn, Alex Aldred and Felix Hale) ran a scorching 2.47.5, only to be narrowly second to a fast Bedford quartet.
Under 15 Girls
The U15 girls have worked hard this season and there was an enjoyable double win in the high jump for Lily Holt (1.43m) and Soraya Lockwood (1.30m). Lily also did well in 75m hurdles and 100m, and Soraya in 75m hurdles and 1500m. Emily Alderson won the B string 800m in a PB of 2.30.0. Also contributing well were Millie Hughes (1500m, javelin and hammer), Sade Wallace (hammer, shot and discus), Beth Welham (300m, discus and javelin), Jane Williamson 300m and 800m (PB of 2.27.5), Katie Dyer and Lucia Gonzalez Bohr (long jump and sprints). The 4 x 100m relay team of Lily Holt, Sade Wallace, Lucia Gonzalez Bohr and Katie Dyer ran a season’s best 56.3. The 4 x 300m team also put in their best run of the season with Beth Welham, Emily Alderson, Jane Williamson and Soraya Lockwood running 3.15.7.
Under 13 Boys
Nathan Hackley ran a superb PB to win the 800m in 2.16.9 and also did well in 100m and javelin. Gabriel Baker won the B string 800m and threw a PB in the shot. Also scoring valuable points were Zach Rahaman (long jump, 1500m), William Shield (hurdles, high jump, javelin), Luke Martin (hurdles), Cormac Nisbet (1500m), William Mayhew (long jump, 200m, shot) and James Spicer (100m, 200m, high jump). A solid relay team of William Mayhew, James Spicer, Nathan Hackley and Zach Rahaman ran well for fourth in a season’s best 57.0.
Under 13 Girls
Laura Williams and Jinaan Lockwood gained a double win in the 1200m with Laura winning the A string in a PB of 4.11.6. Orla Willams and Katie Repper were also in PB form in the 800m, both girls coming second, in 2.29.0 and 2.42.9 respectively. Rachel Burn made an impressive debut, winning the A string shot with 7.55m. Eleanor Mayhew ran well in 75m and 150m, and Alice Brown made a useful contribution in 75m and long jump. Orla Williams, Eleanor Mayhew, Alice Brown and Laura Williams ran a season’s best 58.8 in the 4 x 100m relay.
Officials and team managers
Each club receives a maximum of 55 points at each match for having a full complement of officials and Chiltern earned top points at every match courtesy of Field Judge Martyn Cartwright, Track Judge Anne Underwood, and Timekeeper Doug Smith, plus a large number of parent helpers - Jerry Williams, Andrew Shield, Andrew Mayhew, Benise Hale, Will Alderson, Pete Hackley, Felicity Moffat, Nick Hughes, Sarah Wardley, Stephen Henderson, Alison Brandon, Anne Reid, Lainey Hunter, Melissa Rahaman, and Emma Henderson.
Angela Hughes for the girls, and Steve Perkin for the boys were the team managers, and Steve, Jamie Shepard, Nick Hughes, Martyn Cartwright and Felicity Moffat have helped with coaching at the matches.