Good Evening, Race Report fans. Before we start this week’s report, I’m sure you will all like to join me in welcoming Sofia Esme Fry, daughter of our very own Louise and Shaun, to the world. Sofia is already planning her Harriers debut. All our love to all three of you!
The highest level cross country race of the season so far for junior cross country runners in the south took place at Oxford Horspath on Saturday.
The Southern Inter-County Cross Country Championships features thirteen of the strongest counties in the south, racing in the U13, U15, and U17 age groups.
There were twenty-seven Chiltern Harriers running in total, the biggest representation of any of the Buckinghamshire clubs.
The weather was cool and grey and a strong wind added to the challenges for the runners.
Chiltern Harriers continued to make good progress in the Chiltern League with third place at Stopsley Park, Luton on Saturday. A total of 109 runners represented the club, which retains second place overall with two matches remaining.
A drizzly, overcast morning greeted the younger age groups. The courses for the youngsters are flat and fast, but the U17s and seniors have to cope with a tough muddy climb at the end of their circuit.
Twenty-three Chiltern Harriers took part for their schools at the English Schools Cross Country Cup Final at Woodbridge, Suffolk on Saturday.
Highlights were individual wins for Juniors Thomas Redmond and Lesedi Nkoane, and Lesedi led home the DCHS Junior team to victory. The DCHS Intermediates were third, and DCGS Juniors and Inters exceeded expectations to be fifth and thirteenth respectively. Chiltern athletes were also running for RGS and John Hampden.
Well done to all our Harriers who braved the rain and the mud at yesterday’s Chiltern League at Teardrop Lakes in Milton Keynes. Watch out for report to come from Steve Perkin.
Chiltern Harriers put in another good performance at Teardrop Lakes, Milton Keynes on Saturday. The club were third on the day and maintain second place overall.
The match also included Round Two of the British Cross Challenge series, so each race was supplemented by some of the strongest cross country athletes from around the UK.
Several Chiltern Harriers U13s and U15s were taking part for their schools in the ESAA Cross Country Cup Regional Rounds on Saturday. Most were at the East Central match at Bedford, but Chiltern athletes were also involved in the South West and London North rounds.
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Good Evening Race Report fans, from a thoroughly soggy Amersham (albeit a lovely, dry sofa). Well done to anyone who went for a run today. You are a hero for even braving it out of the front door!
Before we get into the detail of this week’s results, a big shout out to everyone who took part in the first match of the 18-19 Chiltern Cross Country League yesterday. The Club had a fantastic turnout and some really impressive performances across the board. Keep watching the website for Steve Perkin’s report of the action.
Chiltern Harriers had a superb start to their cross country league season with second place at Oxford Horspath on Saturday. There was a record Chiltern turnout of 121 runners across all age groups.
Fast races were the order of the day on firm courses under blue skies. Chiltern ended up with eight team victories and seven individual wins.