Good Evening, Race Report fans. Before we start this week’s report, I’m sure you will all like to join me in welcoming Sofia Esme Fry, daughter of our very own Louise and Shaun, to the world. Sofia is already planning her Harriers debut. All our love to all three of you!
Hello Race Report fans! I hope you have enjoyed a nice break over the last three weeks (I certainly have), and heartfelt congratulations to all those who have been racing. It’s a relatively short report this week to ease your way back in. Before we get embroiled in this week’s results, a belated congratulations to Christine Burroughs and Caroline Stephens who completed the Valencia Marathon in PB-style last weekend (3.29.58 and 3.52.05, respectively).
Twenty-eight Chiltern Harriers athletes have been selected to take part for Buckinghamshire (or Hertfordshire) in the high standard Southern Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at Oxford on Saturday.
The highest level cross country race of the season so far for junior cross country runners in the south took place at Oxford Horspath on Saturday.
The Southern Inter-County Cross Country Championships features thirteen of the strongest counties in the south, racing in the U13, U15, and U17 age groups.
There were twenty-seven Chiltern Harriers running in total, the biggest representation of any of the Buckinghamshire clubs.
The weather was cool and grey and a strong wind added to the challenges for the runners.
Chiltern Harriers continued to make good progress in the Chiltern League with third place at Stopsley Park, Luton on Saturday. A total of 109 runners represented the club, which retains second place overall with two matches remaining.
A drizzly, overcast morning greeted the younger age groups. The courses for the youngsters are flat and fast, but the U17s and seniors have to cope with a tough muddy climb at the end of their circuit.
Twenty-three Chiltern Harriers took part for their schools at the English Schools Cross Country Cup Final at Woodbridge, Suffolk on Saturday.
Highlights were individual wins for Juniors Thomas Redmond and Lesedi Nkoane, and Lesedi led home the DCHS Junior team to victory. The DCHS Intermediates were third, and DCGS Juniors and Inters exceeded expectations to be fifth and thirteenth respectively. Chiltern athletes were also running for RGS and John Hampden.
Well done to all our Harriers who braved the rain and the mud at yesterday’s Chiltern League at Teardrop Lakes in Milton Keynes. Watch out for report to come from Steve Perkin.
Chiltern Harriers put in another good performance at Teardrop Lakes, Milton Keynes on Saturday. The club were third on the day and maintain second place overall.
The match also included Round Two of the British Cross Challenge series, so each race was supplemented by some of the strongest cross country athletes from around the UK.