In bright, mild conditions and on a relatively firm course, the club secured three team medals including a superb gold medal performance from the Under 13 girls.
Under 13 Boys Under 13 Girls Under 15 Girls Under 15 Boys
Under 17 Women Under 17 Men Under 20 Men
The first three races on the programme featured Chiltern’s strongest teams and it was the Under 15 Boys that got things started. Angus Williams had a very good run to lead the team home in 16th place. Completing the scoring were Ben Smith in 37th, Alex Aldred in 48th and Thomas Job in 49th. The team score of 150 points put Chiltern comfortably in third spot, forty points ahead of fourth. Cameron Reid in 75th and Cameron Hathaway-Enright in 205th completed the team. The race featured 291 finishers and 36 teams.
Next up were the Under 13 girls and, after bronze medals last year, hopes were high that the girls could get amongst the honours again. Orla Williams had a great run to be fifth and not far behind were Abbie Henderson in 9th and twin sister Holly in 11th. Alicia Bushell ran well to be fourth scorer in 34th and the points total of 59 saw the girls victorious by nearly seventy points. Also taking part, but struggling with colds, were Laura Williams in 127th and Jinaan Lockwood in 134th. Year 6 runner Maddie Hughes gained good experience to be 205th. There were 283 finishers and 32 complete teams.
The Under 13 Boys were next on the start line with a big field of 312 runners. Woody Jackson continued his great season with 13th place and was backed up by Nathan Hackley in 33rd, Louis Peterson in 36th and Cormac Nisbet in 48th. The points score of 129 put the lads third from 37 complete teams. Also running well were Zach Rahaman in 169th and Year 6 debutant Jamie Powell in 225th.
Jane Williamson had another good run in the Under 15 Girls race to be 25th from 270. Soraya Lockwood in 124th and Millie Hughes in 168th also had solid runs.
The Under 17 men saw Will Brown in 64th, Harry Cox in 68th, and Ollie Jackson in 82nd pack well in a field of 183 finishers. The Under 17 Women also had three runners, one away from being able to complete a scoring team – Robyn Watkins was 44th, Emily Bannister 109th and Sandie Pohlman 133rd.
Hannah Morton came back from university to take part in the U20 Women’s race and had a great run to finish 12th from 78. In the Senior Men’s race Nick Marsh was 953rd and, despite a valiant last lap on the tough 15k course, Vet 65 Trevor Brawn just missed the ninety minute cut-off barrier so did not record a time.