Har­ri­ers take home a bumper tro­phy haul

In­di­vid­u­als win record amount of sil­ver­ware for club

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Steve Parkin tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

CHILTERN Har­ri­ers broke new ground while wrap­ping up third place over­all at the fi­nal Chiltern League match of the sea­son on Satur­day.

There were a record num­ber of in­di­vid­ual tro­phies for Chiltern, along with the usual good spread of team suc­cess, for the club at Teardrop Park, in Mil­ton Keynes.

In­di­vid­ual gold went to Ed­die O’Gorman (Vet 40 men), So­phie Morton ( U15 girls) and Nathan Hack­ley (U11 boys), plus sil­ver to Hannah Morton (U17 women) and Will Perkin ( U17 men) and bronze to Nick Hughes (Vet 40 men), San­dra Reynolds (Vet 35 women), Jonty Wa­ger-Leigh (U17 men), Scar­lett Wa­ger-Leigh (U15 girls) and Ben Smith (U13 boys).

The U11s have been very suc­cess­ful this year with both the girls and boys win­ning their leagues for the first time since 2008.

For the girls, Orla Wil­liams ran a well-paced race to be fourth on the day, with con­sis­tent Ab­bie Hen­der­son in fifth. Com­plet­ing the scor­ing was Katie Rep­per in sev­enth. Over the five matches, Hen­der­son was fifth, Rep­per eighth and Wil­liams ninth.

The boys, mean­while, have an amaz­ing record, and this was the eighth straight year they have won

SUC­CESS­FUL: Chiltern Har­ri­ers U11 boys the league. Nathan Hack­ley won fin­ish of the sea­son to be sec­ond on the day to con­firm him as (fourth over­all), backed up by league cham­pion, while Zach Cameron Reid in 10th, Tom Ra­haman was fourth on the day Hunter in 12th and Alex Al­dred, and over­all and Matt Al­dred came who was 13th on the day and sixth to grab eighth over­all. over­all.

Emily An­der­son (13th) had Ben Smith did not an­other good run for the U13 girls, Satur­day, but his four who were ninth on the day and races were enough sev­enth over­all, while there was in­di­vid­ual bronze. an­other team win for the U13 boys The U15 Girls have gone from in a sea­son which has fea­tured a strength to strength and bagged record num­ber of com­peti­tors, their sec­ond con­sec­u­tive league with 19 boys tak­ing part win. So­phie Morton was sec­ond to through­out. con­firm her as league cham­pion,

An­gus Wil­liams had while Emily Ban­nis­ter was third,

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best run on pre­vi­ous to win Robyn Watkins fourth and Scar­lett Wa­ger-Leigh sixth. Over­all, the team was nar­rowly sec­ond, with Wa­ger-Leigh in­di­vid­u­ally third, Ban­nis­ter sixth and Watkins eighth. Ge­orge Brown had his best run of the sea­son for the U15 boys race to be sev­enth, with the team fourth af­ter five matches.

The U17 age group is in­creas­ingly strong, and the women were third this cam­paign, with Hannah Morton sec­ond on the day to be sil­ver medal­list over­all.

Hannah Thear was 11th (eighth over­all) and Katie Bench 26th (17th over­all).

On the men’s side, Will Perkin and Jonty Wa­ger-Leigh have had great sea­sons and on Satur­day were sec­ond and third re­spec­tively to con­firm those po­si­tions over­all, while the team were sec­ond and eased past Mil­ton Keynes to be sec­ond team over­all.

The se­nior men and women both fin­ished sixth over­all, while there were fur­ther suc­cesses among the vet­er­ans. Bex Nkoane, Kirstie El­liott, Tara Passey and Kate Loach en­sured sil­ver medals for the fe­male vets and while San­dra Reynolds did not run on Satur­day, her four prior runs put her third over­all.

For the men, Ed­die O’Gorman led the way with 12th, win­ning him first place in the Vet 40 in­di­vid­ual com­pe­ti­tion, while Nick Hughes was third Vet 40 over­all and James Rep­per fourth, as the male vets won the league for a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year.

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