The U13 Girls achieved a very impressive result in retaining the title they won last year. In addition the Under 13 Boys won team bronze and Angus Williams an individual bronze in the Under 15 Boys race where the team was a creditable fourth.
Highest hopes for team prizes were in the next two races, the Under 13 Girls and Boys, both run over 3k.
After the first lap of the U13 Girls race, Frankie Baxter, Abbie Henderson and Holly Henderson were all well up. With a fast finish Abbie pushed up to finish 6th, Frankie was 8th and Holly 11th. Ella Botha had a great run to be 41st and leave the team on 66 points just one ahead of silver medallists Windsor. Also running well were Alice Brown (52nd), Rosa Williams (56th), Maddie Hughes (92nd) and Ellie Shield (11th). There were 222 finishers and 25 complete teams.
The Under 13 Boys were the next race off and in very tightly fought contest the Chiltern quartet were third on 96 points, with Aldershot winning on 87 and Bracknell second on 95. First year Thomas Redmond continued his good recent form to be first home in 12th. Woody Jackson was 18th, Cormac Nisbet 30th and Tom Emery 36th. Laurie Gawne ran well for 38th, Matt Aldred was 91st, Max Baxter 101st, Rowan Gawne 117th, and Jamie Powell 131st.
Next up were the Under 15 Girls, running 4k and a collision at the first bend, affecting Ella Peters, Alicia Bushell and Millie Hughes, put paid to top-ten team chances. Orla Williams however had a great run to be seventh, Ella worked through to be 70th, Alicia 86th and Jinaan Lockwood was 127th. The team was 12th from 24 and Millie, from being last after the fall, made up many places up to be 166th from 211 finishers.
Elsewhere individuals in other age groups all ran well. Sophie Morton was 46th (from 115) in the Under 17 Women’s race, Oliver Jackson was 58th (from 169) in the Under 17 Men’s race and Richard Slade was 22nd (from 69) in the Under 20 Men’s race. David Breingan was sole representative amongst the seniors running well in by now very wet conditions for 526th.