Congratulations are more than due to a number of our young athletes this weekend. Challoner’s boys and girls were crowned national champions at the English School’s Athletic Association Cross Country Cup Final yesterday at Sevenoaks, Kent, in the juniors’ race. In the Inter race, the boys came out as silver medalists and the girls – bronze. An all-round stunning performance. As the Chairman of ESAA said, there is something in the water in the Chilterns.
Dr Challoner’s Grammar School and Dr Challoner’s High School both became National champions at the English Schools Cross Country Cup Final at Sevenoaks School on Saturday.
Both schools had teams in Junior (Years 7 and 8) and Intermediate (Years 9 and 10) age groups, and hopes were high that a couple of teams could reach the podium. After a hugely exciting afternoon in glorious Kent sunshine, both schools’ Junior teams had won, with the DCGS Intermediates second and the DCHS Intermediates third. Chiltern Harriers athletes made up the bulk of all four teams.
Today Harriers were out in force to mark a quarter of a century since the first Herbert’s Hole Challenge. Under bright blue skies and in crisp conditions, nearly 300 runners lined up in Lowndes Park, ready to take on the undulating 10km route before being set of by Mayor of Chesham, Cllr Emily Culverhouse.
Good evening, Race Report fans! We’ve got quite a short report for you today - a tasty appetiser to Steve’s commentary from yesterday’s second Chiltern League match. Keep watching this space!
Chiltern Harriers had an excellent day at the second Chiltern League match of the season at Teardrop Lakes, Milton Keynes on Saturday. The team finished third with seven age group team victories, three individual wins, and a raft of top ten finishes.
The match incorporated the second round of the British Athletics Cross Challenge so each race featured some of the best cross country talent from around the whole of the UK.
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Chiltern Harriers AC runners put in some absolutely storming performances around the hills of Marlow in the Marlow Seven and Half. In the Half Marathon, Aran Davidson earned himself a PB (despite the tough course) of 1.23.11 and 10th place overall.
Chiltern Harriers U13s and U15s continued their superb seasons at the National Cross Country Relay Championships at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield on Saturday.
In races that featured over 100 teams from the best running clubs around the country, all four age group ‘A’ teams came in the top ten with bronze medals for the Under 15 boys being the highlight.