January 31st saw Chiltern Harriers young athletes taking part in a diverse range of events.
James McCarthy made a great start to the 2015 track season with a 1500m gold medal at the South of England Under 20 Indoor Championships in a Championship Best performance.
On a cold day in January Chiltern Harriers AC’s Seniors were pounding the streets in St Albans in the Fred Hughes 10 Mile 2015. David Breingan (MV40) was the first Harrier home on 18th January, with a time of 1.08.46. He was followed by Thomas Powell (1.16.24), Philippa Harris (1.28.24), David Holmes (MV60, 1.30.08), Isabelle Winter (FV45, 1.31.20) and Reginald Gilbert (MV60, 1.39.19).
Chiltern Harriers continued their consistent Chiltern Cross Country League season with third place at Campbell Park, Milton Keynes on Saturday. In particular the female side of the club had a very good day.
Chiltern Harriers had a small but strong group of athletes taking part in the Hertfordshire Cross Country Championships at Verulamium Park, St Albans on Sunday. The weather was cold and foggy, making the long, undulating courses even more demanding than usual.
Chiltern Harriers had an extremely successful Bucks county cross country championships at Hughenden Park, High Wycombe on Saturday. In grey, drizzly conditions on tough, hilly courses, the club won several medals and had their best championships for some time.
Winter Roundup: Watlington 10k, Aylesbury and Enfield & Haringey Boxing Day 5ks, Pednor 10, Bucks Cross Country Championships and Cliveden Cross Country
I hope that you can forgive this humble reporter for having taken a couple of weeks’ holiday over the festive period. To make up for the laxity, please find a bumper ‘Winter Roundup’. Even if I was taking it easy, it looks like Chiltern Harriers’ seniors have certainly not been resting on their laurels.