The match incorporated the second round of the British Athletics Cross Challenge so each race featured some of the best cross country talent from around the whole of the UK.
The Under 11 boys put on another impressive display with eight in the top twenty. Max Baxter was third, Alfie Clifford fourth and Rowan Gawne fifth to clinch a second win. Also well up were Callum Powell (8th), Alex Hughes (9th), Louis Kempe (11th), Isaac Jessop-Tranter (13th), and Danny Caruthers (18th).
The Under 13 girls turnout was affected by a schools match and they were third on the day. Rosa Williams was fifth and the other scores were Olivia Conner, who made an impressive debut to be ninth, Carys Arnold (15th) and Maddie Hughes (19th). Ellie Shield was close behind in 20th. The girls still retain the lead after two matches.
Cormac Nisbet continued his great season with second in the league race but also third in the Cross Challenge, earning himself a cash prize. Mac was backed up by Matt Aldred in third, Woody Jackson in fifth and Tom Emery in eighth. Further good efforts came from Laurie Gawne (12th), Jamie Powell (18th), and Teague Eaton (19th). The team extended their League lead.
Chiltern’s Under 15 girls had a strong team out and won convincingly. Jane Williamson was second and also 12th in the Cross Challenge. Orla Williams was an impressive third and Ella Peters had her best ever finish to be fourth. The scoring was completed by Alicia Bushell in 10th. Jinaan Lockwood in 12th also had a good run.
Angus Williams won the Under 15 boys race (ninth in the Cross Challenge) and led home yet another team victory. Louis Peterson had a great run to be third and Rhys Arnold (15th) and Matt Clifford (20th) completed the scoring. Charlie Stone (24th) and Dan Beatty (29th) both ran well.
The Junior Women ran well to be third with Sophie Morton (9th), Emily Alderson (17th) and Emily Bannister (19th) scoring the points. A small Under 17 men’s team still did enough for second place with Tommy Davies fourth and Cameron Reid eighth, leading the way. Mike Day 19th and Edward Watson 27th completed the team.
The Senior women could not quite repeat the win of the first match but their third place was enough to maintain the league lead. Scoring were Louise Fry in 11th, Bex Nkoane 12th, Ellie Bates 27th, Ali Young 30th, Sandra Reynolds 34th, and Tessa Passey 71st. The Vets foursome of Bex, Ali, Sandra and Tessa won, and the Vet ladies have a good league lead. Bex was third individual Vet 35 and Sandra third Vet 45.
The Senior men were bolstered by the presence of several under 20s and were a solid seventh. Nick Hughes was 14th and first Vet 40. Harry Cox was 30th and third U20, Richard Slade 43rd (4th U20), Adam Day 81st (10th U20). Aran Davidson was 82nd and Will Brown 91st (12th U20). The Under 20 men’s trio of Harry, Richard and Adam won their age group race and the Veteran men were tenth.
The juniors were again the highest scoring amongst all the clubs in the league.
The third match is on December 2nd at Stopsley Park Luton.