The Junior ranks also had their best season ever. From nine age groups the club won six golds and two bronzes. There were also several individual successes. Overall the club was third, matching the result of the past couple of years.
The Under 11 Boys also had a big team win and a clean sweep of the medals. Leon Doran completed his third consecutive win to confirm him as league champion. Rowan Gawne was sliver medallist, Max Baxter won bronze, and Alfie Clifford finished up in fourth. Also high up in final placings were Alex Hughes (6th), Callum Powell (9th), Isaac Jessop-Tranter (11th), and John Broadis (13th).
A strong finish from Abbie Henderson saw her win the U13 Girls race and be crowned league winner. Sister Holly was third on the day and third overall. Rosa Williams ended up sixth, Ella Botha seventh, Alice Brown 12th and Maddie Hughes 19th. The girls ran out team winners ahead of a strong St Albans team.
The Under 13 Boys race saw a big Chiltern contingent battling at the front of the field. Woody Jackson was second, Cormac Nisbet third, Matt Aldred fourth, Tom Emery fifth, and Laurie Gawne sixth. Overall Cormac was silver medallist and Matt bronze medallist, with Woody fourth, Tom fifth and Laurie seventh. Jamie Powell had a good debut season to be 14th overall.
Orla Williams is running into good form and ran away from the field on Saturday. Jane Williamson was second, Alicia Bushell third and Jinaan Lockwood tenth to complete a final league win and confirm the team as league winners. Jane ended up gold medallist by a point with Orla a further point behind in bronze. Alicia was 4th and Jinaan 11th.
Alex Aldred ran well to win the Under 15 Boys race and be confirmed league champion. A team win came courtesy of Louis Peterson (5th), Matt Clifford (11th) and Nathan Hackley (14th). Jamie Carruthers also ran well for 18th. Overall Louis was fourth and Matt tenth. The team won their league by 200 points.
A committed group of Junior women have run well this season and worked hard to secure overall bronze medals. On the day Lizzie Barraclough was impressive in 8th, Soraya Lockwood was 15th and Jess Orr 17th. Overall in the U17s Sophie Morton was fourth and Soraya eighth. In the U20s Lizzie was fourth, Emily Bannister sixth.
The U17 Men ended up fourth. On the day Tommy Davies was 8th, Edward Watson 14th and Cam Hathaway-Enright 29th. Overall Tommy was fifth and Ed 16th.
The Senior Women had a strong team out. The scoring sextet - Louise Fry 6th, Mairead O’Rourke 9th, Ellie Bates 14th, Natalie Hallas 18th, Ali Young 22nd and Sandra Reynolds 26th all ran well. The veteran’s foursome of Mairead, Natalie, Ali and Sandra also won on the day, and both teams ended up overall league winners. Despite missing the match through injury, Bex Nkoane won the Vet 35 title. Louise was fifth Senior Woman and Ellie seventh.
The Senior Men have scored good points all season. On Saturday the men were fifth, finishing the season in sixth. Allan Stewart had a best-ever finish to be fourth. Nick Hughes was 27th to confirm him as Vet 40 winner. Also contributing with solid points were Harry Cox (42nd), Sam Howell (57th) Aran Davidson (62nd), Andrew Wiseall (77th), George Gillingwater (91st), Tom Dixon (97th) mike Worsfold (119th) and Neil Bates (138th). Harry and Sam did enough to be third U20 men’s team, winning bronze medals for the season. The Vets ended up ninth overall.