A dry, still, cool evening provided quite good conditions but it was a quiet meeting with Chiltern providing 22 of the 70 runners taking part in the mile races.
James McCarthy (8.38.18) and George Gillingwater (9.20.54) ran well in the 3000m later in the evening.
Unusually one mile was the distance chosen as the first middle distance race at Watford this season and there were some good efforts by the Chiltern contingent.
Under 15 Ben Jackson measured his effort well to finish second in this one with 5.38.36. Vet 55 Andrew Stewart ran 5.47.14, Under 15 Laura Williams ran 5.49.41, and first year U13 Oakley Denson made his track debut with 6.00.19.
Under 13 Tom Emery ran a mature race to record 5.26.59. Under 15 James Watson ran 5.33.03, and U17 Sandie Pohlman came in with 5.37.68.
Cameron Hathaway-Enright (U17) ran well for second place in 5.15.18 in Race 3. Under 13 Teague Eaton had a good run with 5.29.50. U15 Zach Rahaman ran 5.40.12.
This one spanned the age groups with Under 13s Woody Jackson (5.11.83) and Cormac Nisbet (5.18.02) looking good. Under 20s Hannah Thear (5.18.44) and Hannah Morton (5.21.17) also had solid runs.
Under 17 Edward Watson had a good run to record 5.05.93 and Nathan Hackley (U15) ran 5.07.23.
This one was packed with Chiltern lads. Sam Howell had the best speed on the last lap to come away with a win (4.43.30). Harry Cox (U20) was just behind in 4.43.86, Cameron Reid (U17) was third in 4.48.90, Seb Mills (U20) fourth in 4.50.67 and Ollie Jackson (U17) eighth in 4.58.98.
The final mile of the night saw a win for U20 Will Perkin who won comfortably in 4.25.78.