In an unprecedented show of ability in the junior age groups the club won all six team prizes, across U13, U15 and U17s. There were also successes individually and amongst the Seniors and U20s.
Thomas Redmond was the favourite in the U13 Boys race and he duly delivered a convincing win. Alden Collier had an excellent run to be second; and Oakley Denson in fourth and Max Baxter in fifth completed the scoring. Rowan Gawne in seventh and Isaac Jessop-Tranter in twelfth also ran strongly in a race where Chiltern provided fourteen of the thirty finishers. Also involved were Alfie Clifford (15th), Charlie Ventress (17th), Danny Carruthers (18th), Jacob Moore (19th), Ethan McCall (23rd), Matthew West (24th), Rory Conner (27th) and Matthew Peckham (28th).
The Chiltern U15 Girls have been in good shape this season and provided the first five finishers on Saturday. Orla Williams won the race and Abbie Henderson and Holly Henderson were the other scorers. Alicia Bushell in fourth, Alice Brown in fifth and Katie Repper in seventh also ran impressively. A record turnout of Chiltern U15 girls was completed by Jinaan Lockwood (15th), Tia Lomas (21st), Charlotte Docwra (23rd), Olivia Conner (27th), Antonia Heath (28th) and Sammi Grice (29th).
Good packing helped the Under 15 Boys to victory. Louis Peterson was first scorer in bronze medal position and he was backed up by Ben Jackson in fourth, Finn O’Brien fifth and Cormac Nisbet seventh. Also having good runs were James Watson in eighth, Jamie Carruthers ninth, Luke Martin tenth, Laurie Gawne twelfth and Thomas Askey 17th.
Only eleven girls took part in the U17 Women’s race and the Chiltern trio of Ella Peters (4th), Soraya Lockwood (7th), and Francesca Luker (10th) won team gold.
In a closely fought battle in perhaps the best quality race of the day, Chiltern’s U17 Men gained a hard earned victory over Milton Keynes. Angus Williams won the silver medal and the scoring was completed by Alex Aldred (7th), Tommy Davies (8th) and Alex Johnson (11th). Ed Watson was 17th and Cam Hathaway-Enright 19th.
In both Senior races, the U20s started at the same time but ran shorter courses. In both cases there were only three U20 competitors. In the men’s case Harry Cox won gold and William Brown bronze; for the women, Lizzie Barraclough won silver, Jess Orr bronze.
In the Senior Men’s race the Chiltern team were second courtesy of Fabian Downs (7th), Nick Hughes (8th), Richard Slade (11th), James Repper (12th), Simon Beedell (14th) and Derek Brown (39th). Completing the Chiltern contingent were Shaun Fry in 60th and Matthew Hipgrave in 64th. Nick and James were first and second veterans.
The Senior Women were also second with Mairead O’Rourke seventh, Becky McCall eighth and Sandra Reynolds eleventh. These three are all veterans and as third, fourth and sixth placed runners won the Vets team gold. Mairead was third Vet 35, Becky first Vet 40 and Sandra first Vet 45. Also competing were Cath Holloway (19th), Fiona Williams (27th) and Fiona Calder (32nd).
Trevor Brawn was sixth and Martyn Cartwright eighth in the over 60 men's race.