match. Best of the U13 girls was in-form Emily Alderson in ninth, while the U13 boys were missing two usual scorers but still managed a team win and have a strong lead with one match left. Ben Smith came second and Angus Williams fourth, while Alex Aldred (12th) and Ben Howell (13th) completed the scorers.
A scintillating performance from the U15 girls saw Sophie Morton win with Emily Bannister (third), Scarlett Wager-Leigh (fifth) and Emma Kaye (eighth) for a Chiltern victory and a clear second place going into the final match, while the U15 boys came third, with in-form Harry Kettle fourth, Will Brown 10th and George Brown 11th.
Chiltern’s junior women were out in force, with Hannah Morton (second) and Hannah Thear (10th) helping secure third place while the U17 men came second on the day and are third in the table, after good efforts from Will Perkin in second, Jonty WagerLeigh, in fourth, and Richard Slade, in 11th.
The senior women had their best match of the campaign with third courtesy of Sian Thomas (eighth), Sandra Reynolds (13th), Bex Nkoane (16th) and Ali Young (17th), while the vets’ team of Thomas, Nkoane, Young and Kirstie Elliott won their event and are second in the league.
The senior men were well down on turnout, with Eddie O’Gorman, in 12th, the highlight, although he, Nick Hughes, James Repper and David Brenigan won the vets race and look set to repeat last year’s league title.
The club are third going into the final match of the season at Tear Drop Lakes in Milton Keynes on February 7.
TAKING FLIGHT: The U11 girls race at the Chiltern Cross Country League meeting