Harriers take home a bumper trophy haul
Individuals win record amount of silverware for club
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,
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.