Har­ri­ers take bronze

CROSS COUN­TRY

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CHILTERN Har­ri­ers’ U17 men’s team brought home bronze from the South of Eng­land Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onships at Brighton on Satur­day.

They tack­led their tough, hilly 6k cir­cuit among 157 run­ners, and after a short first lap with a long steep climb, Jonty WagerLeigh and Will Perkins were in the lead­ing group. De­spite the long, tough course, they main­tained good po­si­tions through­out.

Wa­ger-Leigh fin­ished 12th and Perkins 15th, while Richard Slade, in 52nd, and Sam How­ell (59th) com­pleted the scor­ing, and Henry Turn­bull fin­ished 142nd.

The U13 boys had the big­gest Chiltern con­tin­gent and Ben Smith had the best fin­ish, com­ing an ex­cel­lent fifth, just six seconds be­hind the win­ner. An­gus Wil­liams, in 25th, Cameron Reid (35th), and Ben How­ell (94th) com­pleted the scor­ing for fifth. There were also good runs from Tommy Davies (98th), Nathan Hack­ley (100th), Alex Al­dred (113th), Phoenix Everiss (129th), Ed­ward Wat­son (152nd), Kris­tian Everiss (171st), Harry Bran­don (198th) and Joe Day (200th), from 227 fin­ish­ers.

The U15 Boys were 19th with An­gus Deni­son-Smith (71st), Seb Mills (113th), Will Brown (125th) and George Brown (126th) the scor­ers and Ol­lie Jack­son 200th, while George Gilling­wa­ter was the sole rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the U20 race, com­ing 76th.

The se­nior men fea­tured Ed­die O’Gor­man in 94th, Nick Hughes in 199th, Peter Woot­ton in 516th, and Trevor Brawn 849th.

On the girls’ side, there were hopes of a top six team po­si­tion for the U15s but Scar­lett Wa­ger-

PODIUM FIN­ISH: Chiltern Har­ri­ers’ U17s men won bronze at the South of Eng­land Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onships in Brighton.

Con­trib­uted Leigh had to pull out of the race mid­way through, although they still man­aged a re­spectable 12th. Sophie Mor­ton led the way with an ex­cel­lent 13th, backed up by Emily Ban­nis­ter in 46th, Robyn Watkins in 52nd and Orla Fawcett in 162nd. Sandie Pohlman was 170th and Lizzie Bar­r­a­clough 202nd. Han­nah Thear was the sole U17 run­ner, fin­ish­ing in a solid 45th from 146 run­ners while the U13 girls had just three run­ners, with Emily Alder­son (82nd), Alice Mof­fat (132nd) and Mil­lie Hughes (192nd) all do­ing well.

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