The young athletes came away with thirty-eight medals, with the middle distance runners accounting for the lion’s share.
Both days saw mild, mostly sunny weather with a slight breeze so conditions were good for the most part. Full results on Bucks AA website
The first day saw 100m and 1500m races taking up most of the day on the track. Eleanor Mayhew looked strong in the Under 13 girls final, winning in 13.58, after a PB in the heat of 13.53. Jemma Thomson also made the final and recorded a PB of 15.02 in the heat, just edging Gabi Riley who ran 15.03. Oliver Ayres and James Spicer were taking part in the U15 boys 100m straight final, but both just missed out on medals with Ollie fourth in 12.81 and James fifth in 12.90. Felix Hale was eighth in the Under 17 men’s final in 12.76.
In the U15 girls 300m Laura Williams made the final on her debut in the event running 47.27. In the U17 women’s race Sandie Pohlman also made the final, running a season’s best 45.07.
The 1500m races saw a highlight for Chiltern with the U13 boys first six finishers all wearing green. Woody Jackson came away with gold in 4.50.25, Cormac Nisbet with silver in 4.55.40, and Matt Aldred with bronze in 4.57.28. Tom Emery in fourth, Teague Eaton in fifth and Laurie Gawne in sixth were not far behind. Further U13 1500m medals came from Abbie Henderson who won gold in PB of 5.14.31, and Holly Henderson silver in a PB of 5.15.31. Rosa Williams was fourth in 5.24.78, Hannah Ashby fifth in 5.27.78, Ella Botha seventh in 5.28.95, Eleanor Shield 16th in 5.51.31 and Maddie Hughes 18th in 6.01.38.
The Under 15 Boys race saw Angus Williams run aggressively to set a new Championship Best time of 4.18.68. Alex Aldred was second in 4.31.25. James Watson was 10th in 5.04.59, Matt Clifford 14th in 5.12.95, Ben Jackson 16th in 5.15.88, and Joe Day 17th in 5.16.65. The Under 15 girls race saw Orla Williams win silver in a season’s best of 5.00.25. Olivia Cameron just missed out on bronze to be fourth in a PB of 5.04.42, and Jinaan Lockwood was 7th in 5.14.41 (PB), Alicia Bushell 11th 5.18.06 (PB), and Millie Hughes 13th in 5.23.00.
In the Under 17 women’s race Robyn Watkins was fourth in 4.59.38, Soraya Lockwood 10th in 5.26.34 and Beth Welham 13th in 5.37.22. The U17 men’s race saw Cameron Reid fourth in a PB of 4.20.98. Tommy Davies was eighth in 4.37.25 and Ed Watson 17th in 4.55.60.
Harry Cox gained a PB to be sixth in the U20 men’s race in 4.23.28 with Richard Slade just behind in 4.24.04. In the U20 women’s race Lizzie Barraclough was fourth in 5.18.75 and Jess Orr eighth in 5.23.65.
Lily Holt ran very well to win bronze in the U15 girls 75m hurdles, recording a PB in the heat of 12.51. Christian Grint won silver in the U15 boys 80m hurdles.
There was also success on the field on Saturday with Sarah Cross winning gold in the senior women’s javelin with 32.22m. U15 girl Millie Hughes won bronze in hammer (PB of 22.00m) and javelin (PB of 28.13m). Ben Jackson (U15) also won hammer bronze with 15.61m, James Spicer (U15) won javelin bronze with 20.41m. Sade Wallace was fourth in U15 hammer with 19.89m
U13 girl Gabi Riley won long jump bronze with 3.42m, Jemma Thomson fifth in 3.30m. Will Mayhew was fifth in U13 long jump with a PB of 4.29m.
Apart from a short shower Sunday was another good weather day and there were several Chiltern golds to enjoy.
Eleanor Mayhew won her second gold of the weekend in the 200m with a PB of 28.20. There was further 200m success in the Under 15 boys event where Louis Greenaway won silver and Ollie Ayres bronze, with James Spicer fourth.
There was more middle distance success with wins in the 800m for Will Perkin (U20 men), Alex Aldred (U15 boys) and Robyn Watkins (U17 women).
The Under 13 girls 800m race saw more good performances from the Henderson twins with Holly gaining her second silver of the weekend with a big new PB of 2.29.82. Abbie won bronze, again in a PB of 2.30.80. Carys Arnold was fifth (2.37.17), Ella Botha sixth (2.38.65), Rosa Williams seventh (2.39.49), Alice Brown 12th (2.42.47), Hannah Ashby 12th (2.43.28), and Maddie Hughes 178th (2.57.31).
The Under 13 boys again excelled with Matt Aldred taking silver in a PB of 2.24.20, just pipping Cormac Nisbet who also ran a PB of 2.24.56. Tom Emery was fourth in 2.25.24 (PB), Woody Jackson fifth (2.30.48), Laurie Gawne sixth (2.32.09) and Teague Eaton seventh (2.33.85 (PB)).
The Under 15s and U17s went through heats and finals. The Under 15 girls final saw Orla Williams and Olivia Cameron take part. After an easy heat Orla was able to power to bronze in a new best of 2.24.22. Olivia was fifth in 2.28.09. Laura Williams (2.32.24), Erin Pitts (2.36.85) and Jinaan Lockwood (2.39.77) all ran PBs in the heats.
In the boys event Alex Aldred, Thomas Job and Tom Hunter had an easy passage to the final where they were joined by Zach Rahaman who ran a season’s best to be second in his heat. Ben Jackson and Jamie Carruthers completed the Chiltern presence in the heats. The final was a two way battle with Alex just holding off Thomas 2.08.57 to 2.08.96. Tom was fifth and Zach seventh.
In the U17 girls final Robyn Watkins produced a great final burst to overhaul the long-time leader and win gold in 2.20.18. Soraya Lockwood was seventh after a season’s best 2.33.26 in the heat and Beth Welham ran in the heats. The U17 men’s race was a fast-paced affair with Cameron Reid running very well to be second in 2.01.25. Mike Day and Cameron Hathaway-Enright had run in the heats.
In the U20 women’s final Mimi Houlihan-Burne ran a PB to be fourth in 2.29.59. Jess Orr was fifth in 2.32.98 and Hannah Thear seventh in 2.43.87. The U20 men’s final saw a Chiltern 1-2 with Will Perkin winning gold in 1.57.66 and Adam Day silver in 2.00.66. Seb Mills was fifth in 2.08.36.
In the field Lily Holt was a convincing winner of the U15 girls high jump. Oakley Denson was third in U13 boys high jump. Ollie Ayres won silver in the U15 boys long jump with a PB of 5.11m. Sam Turner O’Toole won the U17 men’s triple jump with a PB of 12.55m and was third in long jump with 4.91m. Felix Hale was fourth in 4.51m. Ben Jackson won bronze in U15 boys shot, Sade Wallace silver in U15 girls discus (21.51m) with Millie Hughes in fifth (19.61m). Caitlin Gregory came away with two medals, silver in U13 girls discus (18.94m) and bronze in shot (6.48m) – both PBs.