It was a mild and still evening perfect for middle distance running. From the 32 Chiltern runners 25 ran PBs.
U13 Olivia Clarke led the way with a new best of 2.38.64. Ellie Shield (U15) was just outside her recently set best with 2.39.63, and U13 Lily Jessop-Tranter set big new PB of 2.40.56. U13 George Fotherby ran a PB of 2.42.07, U17 Ella Watson a PB of 2.44.69, U13 Savarnah Pandya a PB of 2.46.72 and U13 Beth Togneri a PB of 2.49.76.
U13 Archie Pinder won this one impressively in a new best of 2.27.33 with fellow U13 Ethan McCall also in PB shape in second with 2.30.00. U15 Maddie Hughes set a new mark of 2.30.03 and Jinaan Lockwood (U17) ran a season’s best 2.32.17. All setting new bests were Marea Logan (U13) with 2.34.56, Alex Hughes (U13) with 2.36.53, and Danny Carruthers (U13) with 2.37.46.
U13 Euan Pinder logged a huge PB to win Race 3 with 2.22.38. Fellow U13 Callum Powell also a set a new mark with 2.29.53 whilst Gabriel Strutton-Smith was just outside with 2.33.37 and Alfie Clifford PB’d with 2.34.56.
Yet another race win came from Isaac Jessop-Tranter (U13) with a rapid 2.19.79. Max Baxter (U13) with 2.28.25, and Lesedi Nkoane (U13) with 2.29.24 also set new bests. Soraya Lockwood (U20) ran 2.36.70.
U13 Frankie Baxter ran another PB with a scorching 2.19.06 to put her second in the national rankings. See VIDEO of Frankie's Race
U15 Woody Jackson ran his first race for a while to score another race win in a PB of 2.17.86.
U17 Luke Martin ran a solid race to log 2.20.09
U17 Ben Jackson started well but faded to 2.16.37, a little off his best.
U13 Alden Collier has been setting the record books alight this season and ran a fantastic 2.09.52, comfortably top of the national rankings and 14th in the UK U13 Boys all-time list.
First year U17 Louis Peterson ran PB of 2.05.89 in this one.
U17 Angus Williams, coming back from an injury lay-off, ran a good 2.01.77.
U17s Alex Aldred and Alex Johnson confirmed their good recent form with superb English Schools qualifying times of 1.55.91 and 1.56.62 respectively.
U20 Cameron Reid was in the last race of the night and took 1.5 seconds off his PB to be third in 1.54.43, just outside the ESAA qualifying mark.