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.
There was also strong Chiltern representation in the Under 13 Boys race with six in the Bucks team and also two in the Herts team. Thomas Redmond continued to challenge at the highest level and was sixth here, leading home the Bucks team that was tenth. Oakley Denson ran well to be third Bucks scorer in 61st, as did Max Baxter, fourth scorer in 64th. Rowan Gawne was fifth Bucks finisher in 78th, Alden Collier seventh Bucks finisher in 102nd and Alfie Clifford eighth Bucks finisher in 107th. Euan Pinder was sixth Herts finisher in 77th and Leon Doran eighth Herts finisher in 109th.
Abbie Henderson had another very good run in the Under 15 girls race to be sixth, leading home the Bucks team that was seventh. All four Bucks scorers were Chiltern athletes with Holly Henderson 13th, Alicia Bushell 29th and Alice Brown 59th.
There were five Chiltern lads in the Bucks U15 team. Louis Peterson was second Bucks boy home in 61st, with Finn O’Brien third Bucks in 64th and Ben Jackson fourth home in 73rd. Matt Aldred was fifth Bucks in 89th and Cormac Nisbet seventh in 96th. The Bucks team was twelfth.
Soraya Lockwood was sixth Bucks finisher in the Under 17 Women’s race in 84th. The Under 17 Men’s race saw three Chiltern athletes take part with Angus Williams having a good run to lead home the Bucks team in 13th. Tommy Davies was fourth Bucks scorer in 35th and Alex Johnson, after tweaking an ankle, was seventh Bucks finisher in 58th.