This ensured the club maintained its overall position in third, but again the female teams and the junior teams were the strongest in the League. The Juniors had their best ever set of results at a Chiltern League match.
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As usual the first race was the Under 11 Girls and it was the third race in a row won by Chiltern’s Lesedi Nkoane, followed closely by Frankie Baxter. The duo were over thirty seconds ahead of third place. The team was completed by Marea Logan in sixth. Also having good runs were Roxy McLellan in 11th and Lily Jessop-Tranter in 12th. The girls have a good lead with two matches left.
The Under 11 boys have a very large and talented squad, demonstrated by the club having 11 of the top 20 runners. Leon Doran was the race winner this time, with Rowan Gawne in second and Alfie Clifford in fourth. Also having great runs were Alex Hughes (5th), Max Baxter (7th), Callum Powell (10th), Danny Carruthers (11th), John Broadis (14th), Isaac Jessop-Tranter (15th), Freddie Emery (16th) and Louis Kempe (20th). The boys have a commanding League lead
The Under 13 Girls saw another great team effort with 8 in the top 20. Abbie Henderson was second, Holly Henderson fourth, Rosa Williams sixth and Hannah Ashby seventh to secure yet another team win. Also well ahead were Ella Botha (10th), Alice Brown 16th), Olivia Conner (17th) and Maddie Hughes (18th). The girls still lead the League ahead of a very good St Albans team.
There was no let-up in Chiltern success with the Under 13 boys having 9 in the top 20. The scoring quartet were Cormac Nisbet (2nd), Matt Aldred (3rd), Thomas Redmond (4th) and Woody Jackson (5th). Also impressing were Tom Emery (8th), Teague Eaton (9th), Laurie Gawne (11th), Nathan Sweeney (15th), and Thomas Askey (18th). The boys go into the final matches with a lead of over 100 points.
Scorers in the Under 15 Girls race were Orla Williams (2nd), Jane Williamson (3rd), Alicia Bushell (4th) and Ella Peters (5th) - again a big Chiltern win. Millie Hughes had her best run of the season to be 18th and Jinaan Lockwood was 20th.
The momentum in what became the best ever performance in a Chiltern League match by Chiltern Juniors carried on with the Under 15 Boys. Angus Williams looked impressive winning the race from team mate Alex Aldred. Alex Johnson had his best race of the season to be third and the scoring was completed by Louis Peterson in ninth. Also running well were Rhys Arnold in 13th and Matt Clifford 18th. The boys have a big lead after three matches.
There was a pleasant surprise in the Junior Women’s race with the scoring trio of Sophie Morton (4th), Soraya Lockwood (11th) and Emily Alderson (12th) coming up with a narrow win. Emily Bannister (15th), Lizzie Barraclough (18th) and Jess Orr (24th) backed them up.
The Under 17 Men were fifth and stay third overall courtesy of Cameron Reid (6th), Mike Day (21st), Edward Watson (22nd) and Cameron Hathaway-Enright (35th).
The Senior Women were missing some high scorers but were still fifth and are in third place League-to-date. The team were led in by Bex Nkoane in 9th and Louise Fry in 12th. They were backed up by Ellie Bates (21st), Helen Cholawo (51st), Kate Loach (53rd) and Tessa Passey (58th). The Vets foursome of Bex, Kate, Tessa and Beth Lang were sixth but retain the overall lead.
The Senior Men had their best result of the campaign to be sixth which edges them up to seventh overall. Nick Hughes had his best finish so far to be 11th and again win the Vet 40 race. Also contributing in the top 100 were Allan Stewart (27th), James Repper (46th), Aran Davidson (56th), Adam Day (59th), Will Brown (62nd), George Gillingwater (81st), Tom Dixon (91st), and Andrew Wiseall (94th).
The Vets quartet of Nick, James, Simon Jackson and Pete Wootton were third and the team are third overall. The U20 trio of Adam, Will and George Brown were third and the team is third overall.
The next match is January 13th at Keysoe in Bedfordshire.