There were several individual and team wins and the female side of the club and the juniors were again the best in the league.
It was a cold and grey afternoon at Keysoe and the undulating course cut up to be quite a muddy challenge by the end of the meeting.
The Under 11 Girls race saw a fourth 1-2 for Lesedi Nkoane and Frankie Baxter. There was great support from Lily Jessop-Tranter in fifth, Marea Logan in fifth and Roxy McLellan in ninth. The team scored their fourth consecutive win and have a commanding lead going into the final match. Lesedi and Frankie are already confirmed as individual gold and silver medallists.
There was a similarly dominant performance from the Under 11 Boys. Leon Doran recorded his second win, with Max Baxter second and Alex Hughes third. Also running well were Alfie Clifford in fifth, Rowan Gawne seventh, Isaac Jessop-Tranter 11th , Gabriel Strutton-Smith 12th and Callum Powell 14th. The boys have a big team lead but individual medals are up for grabs with Leon, Rowan and Max currently 1-2-3.
More success came from the Under 13 girls with Abbie Henderson first, Holly Henderson third, Ella Botha seventh, and Rosa Williams eighth. Hannah Ashby was 11th , Alice Brown 12th, Ellie Shield 19th and Maddie Hughes 27th. Several of the girls suffered from a pile-up at the start with Hannah requiring hospital treatment. The team has a good lead going into Match 5, with Abbie and Holly first and third individually.
Thomas Redmond was best-placed of the Under 13 boys in second. Backed up by Woody Jackson third, Cormac Nisbet fourth, and Laurie Gawne sixth, the boys had an easy win and have an unassailable lead. Also running well were Tom Emery eighth, Nathan Sweeney 20th, Jamie Powell 23rd and Thomas Askey 24th. Individually league-to-date, Cormac is second, Thomas third, Matt Aldred fourth and Woody fifth.
Jane Williamson had a good win in the Under 15 girls race with Orla Williams in second. The other scorers were Alicia Bushell fifth and Ella Peters sixth to enable a comfortable win and create a big lead in the team stakes. Jane is equal first, Orla third and Ella fourth in the individual medal mix.
There was a further Chiltern 1-2 in the Under 15 boys race with Angus Williams and Alex Aldred pulling away form the field on the second lap. Alex Johnson in eighth and Nathan Hackley tenth completed the scoring, and Tom Hunter 12th and Matt Clifford 13th also ran well. The boys made it the sixth Chiltern team odds-on for the league title.
The Junior Women ran well with Sophie Morton fifth, Emily Alderson ninth, and Emily Bannister 18th. The team finished second and moved into second overall. Completing the Chiltern presence were Lizzie Barraclough and Soraya Lockwood.
The U17 Men’s foursome of Tommy Davies eighth, Ollie Jackson 14th, Mike Day 17th, and Ben Howell 32nd were third and the team are overall fourth.
The Chiltern Senior Women were out in force and were third in a closely fought contest. Scorers were Bex Nkoane sixth, Louise Fry seventh, Mairead O’Rourke 11th, Ellie Bates 12th, Sandra Reynolds 21st and Kirstie Elliott 48th. The women are still leading narrowly with one match to go. The Vets quartet of Bex, Mairead, Sandra and Kirstie won their match, and the vets have a good lead. Sandra was leading Vet 45.
The Senior Men had a solid match to be sixth, led home by Allan Stewart in ninth. Other scorers in the top 100 were James Repper 40th, Will Brown 50th, Aran Davidson 64th, George Gillingwater 75th, Alastair Melville-Smith 84th, and Andrew Wiseall 89th. The Vets were sixth and are fourth overall.
The final match is at Campbell Park, Milton Keynes on February 10th.