For the U13, U15 and U17 age group teams competing there was one win, two bronze medals and each of the six ‘A’ teams was in the top eight. A grey but humid day gave way to heavy drizzle later but conditions were good for the most part on a fast road circuit in Crystal Palace Park. Most age groups ran the 3.1k route but U17 Men ran 4.8k.
Meanwhile the U13 boys featured a very fast first leg by Alden Collier of 10.23 which proved enough to win the fastest lap prize. Euan Pinder maintained the lead on leg 2 with 11.34. Alex Hughes ran 11.43 to come in second and Max Baxter ran 11.01 to have the team finish third. The B team were ninth with strong efforts from Isaac Jessop-Tranter (11.40), Leon Doran (11.41), Callum Powell (12.00) and Archie Pinder (11.45). The C team were 21st with good runs from Rowan Gawne 11.56, George Fotherby 12.41, Alfie Clifford 12.16, and Danny Carruthers 13.11.
The U15 girls kept the medal count going with a hard fought bronze. Holly Henderson ran 11.48 on the first leg to come in sixth and Maddie Hughes ran 11.37 on the second leg to take the lead. Up against top runners on leg 3 Abbie Henderson ran well to record 11.38 to ensure the bronze. The B team of Hannah Ashby 12.43, Ellie Shield 12.47 and Charlotte Docwra 12.58 were 28th from 58 complete teams.
An inexperienced U15 boys team ran well for seventh. Oakley Denson came in 16th with a leg of 10.38. Thomas Askey ran 11.00 to move up to 11th and Thomas Redmond had a good run of 10.32 to move up to sixth. Angus Stoneham ran 11.08 and the team ended up 7th from 41 complete teams. Sammy Bennetts 12.03, and Laurie Gawne 11.50 ran as an incomplete B team.
There were two Chiltern U17 women teams in action. The A team had a great run to finish a creditable fifth. Orla Williams ran 11.29, Alicia Bushell 11.43 and Olivia Cameron 12.06. The B team of Jinaan Lockood 12.49, Charlotte Gilbody 12.37 and Ella Watson 14.35 were 36th.
The final Chiltern action of the day saw the U17 men come 8th. The lads ran a longer 4.8k two lap circuit. Alex Aldred 15.33, Angus Williams 15.20, Luke Martin 17.02, and Alex Johnson 15.41 comprised the team and Ben Jackson 17.06 ran the first leg of an incomplete B team.