Har­ri­ers take third place in Mil­ton Keynes fix­ture

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

CHILTERN Har­ri­ers came third on the day, con­sol­i­dat­ing third place over­all, in their Chiltern Cross Coun­try League fix­ture at Mil­ton Keynes on Satur­day.

The se­nior men’s race was no­table for Chiltern’s young­sters do­ing well, led by U20s James McCarthy (15th) and Jon­tyWager-Leigh (25th).

McCarthy was the first U20 home and Wager-Leigh the third, help­ing the U20s to sec­ond place over­all. The se­niors fin­ished sixth over­all, while the vet­er­ans were third on the day, thanks to the ef­forts of Nick Hughes (32nd), James Rep­per (54th) and Alastair Melville Smith (64th).

Sian Thomas made a great re­turn to fin­ish ninth for the se­nior women, backed up by new­comer Louise Dur­man (18th), Bex Nkoane (23rd) and Ali Young (29th) to fin­ish third on the day, while the Vets’ four­some of Nkoane, Young, Kirstie El­liott, and Bar­bara Ralph were sec­ond.

The U17s men had a strong team out and the scor­ing four­some of Will Perkin (fourth), Tom Rayner (eighth), Will Brown (13th) and Richard Slade (15th) en­sued sec­ond place, while the U17/U20 women were miss­ing some key ath­letes, but fin­ished fifth through Maddy Lacey (16th), Orla Fawcett (20th) and Scar­lett Wager-Leigh (28th).

Also de­pleted were the U15 boys, with sev­eral run­ning in a schools com­pe­ti­tion, but they still man­aged sixth place on the day, while good runs from Robyn Watkins (sec­ond), So­phie Mor­ton (fourth), Emily Alderson (13th) and Sandie Pohlman (24th) se­cured sec­ond place for the U15 girls.

There was an­other clean sweep for the U13 boys, with An­gus Wil­liams, Thomas Job, Tom Hunter, Nathan Hack­ley and Alex Al­dred wrap­ping up the top five places – while Orla Wil­liams (sev­enth), Olivia Cameron (14th), Alice Mof­fat (18th) and Laura Wil­liams (24th) kept the U13 girls in the hunt.

There was an­other vic­tory for the U11 girls, thanks to the ef­forts of Ab­bie Hen­der­son (sev­enth), Holly Hen­der­son (eighth) and Carys Arnold (13th). Also run­ning well were Mad­die Hughes (14th), and Han­nah Ashby (16th), while Cor­mac Nis­bet (eighth), Matt Al­dred (ninth) and Bai­ley Cameron (11th) helped the U11 boys keep up the pres­sure on the lead­ers.

Chiltern Har­ri­ers’ U17 men

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