There was an excellent level of success for Chiltern Harriers at the Buckinghamshire Cross Country Championships on Saturday.
The Championships were held in conjunction with the Bedfordshire Championships at the scenic surroundings of Shuttleworth College near Biggleswade. It was a cold, grey day but the underfoot conditions stayed firm so some good racing ensued. FULL RESULTS ON BUCKS AA WEBSITE
The Under 13 Boys tackled the same long 3k course with a dominant display, the first five Bucks runners wearing green. Woody Jackson won the race, Thomas Redmond second, Matt Aldred third, Laurie Gawne fourth and Tom Emery fifth. Also in good shape were Rowan Gawne (9th), Alfie Clifford (11th), Max Baxter (13th), Thomas Askey (14th), Nathan Sweeney (15th), Zak Fisher (16th), and Charlie Ventress (26th).
The Under 15 Girls race was being led by Orla Williams, but Orla had to drop out with stomach pain. This left Olivia Cameron to run a strong race for the victory with Alicia Bushell running very well for the silver medal. Completing the scoring was Jinaan Lockwood in 8th. Millie Hughes completed the Chiltern contingent in 10th.
Alex Aldred was a comfortable winner of the Under 15 Boys race. Completing the winning team were Alex Johnson (third), Louis Peterson (fifth), and Matt Clifford (seventh). Also running well were Tom Hunter (8th), Jamie Carruthers (10th), Charlie Stone (15th), Finn O’Brien (16th) and Joe Day (21st).
The Junior Women got a full team out with Soraya Lockwood 9th, Lizzie Barraclough 12th and Jess Orr 14th. The trio were third team.
The Under 17 Men were thin on the ground with Oliver Jackson 6th, Edward Watson 11th and Tommy Davies having to drop out. The Under 20 Men’s race saw Richard Slade silver medallist and Will Brown 4th.
The Chiltern Senior Women were just four strong and the scoring trio of Ellie Bates fifth, Kate Loach 12th, and Fiona Williams 23rd, were third. Fiona Calder was 25th. The Senior Men also just had a scoring team of six and they did well to be second placed team. James Repper led the team in ninth, with Peter Gould (14th), Aran Davidson (16th), George Gillingwater (29th), Nick Marsh (34th) and David Breingan (38th). Martyn Cartwright was sixth in the Vet 60 race.