All five teams that the club fielded finished in the top ten. Highlights were a team win for the Under 15 Girls, team bronze for the Under 13 Girls, and individual bronze for Orla Williams in the U15 Girls race.
Conditions were mild and dry with relatively firm going underfoot.
Some Lost Property left at the Championships
The Under 13 Girls were next and Frankie Baxter had a great run to be fourth. Frankie was backed up by Lesedi Nkoane (13th), Maddie Hughes (47th), and Marea Logan (66th). Ella Botha had her first race for a while and did well to be 82nd. In a tight team battle the total of 130 points was enough for bronze, just six points behind silver and two ahead of fourth. Savarnah Pandya and Beth Togneri made their big championship debuts and gained great experience to be 229th and 254th.
A big squad ran in the Under 13 Boys race and the team came ninth. Thomas Redmond had another great race in his successful season to be fifth. Other scorers were Alden Collier (72nd), Oakley Denson (79th) and Max Baxter (81st). More good runs came from Euan Pinder (87th), Isaac Jessop-Tranter (95th), Rowan Gawne (133rd), Archie Pinder (148th), Alfie Clifford (181st), Ethan McCall (199th), Danny Carruthers (216th) and Sammy Bennetts (252nd). There were 329 finishers and 38 complete teams.
Hopes were high that the Chiltern Under 15 Girls could feature amongst the medals and the girls all had great runs to log a comfortable win. Orla Williams had perhaps her best ever run to be third, Abbie Henderson finished very fast to be fifth, Holly Henderson battled hard for tenth, and Alicia Bushell was 47th. The points total of 65 was well ahead of City of Norwich in second. Also running well were Alice Brown in 57th and Jinaan Lockwood (189th).
The final team on show was the Under 17 Men. Good packing resulted in sixth place. Angus Williams (34th), Alex Aldred (47th), Tommy Davies (50th) and Alex Johnson (77th) all ran well to score, and Matt Clifford (156th) and Edward Watson (173rd) both put in solid efforts.