Williams the star of the Harriers show at Old Warden
ONE individual and two team bronze medals were the highlights for Chiltern Harriers at the Southern Inter-Counties Cross Country on Saturday.
Youngster Angus Williams was the one to make the podium, while Will Perkins and Richard Slade collected team medals at U17 level in what was the highest calibre cross country race of the season so far at Old Warden Park, in Bedfordshire.
For Williams, the medal was a continuation of a superb season so far at U13 level and two of his Harriers team-mates Alex Aldred (19th) and Tom Hunter (37th) were the next two scoring athletes for Bucks in this agegroup, while Nathan Hackley was 40th on his debut for Middlesex.
The Bucks U17s were always fancied to be among the medal contenders and Perkins spearheaded their challenge by finishing a magnificent fifth. Slade gave good backing as the fourth and final scoring runner in 30th to clinch bronze.
Hannah Morton was second scorer home for Herts in the women’s U20 event, where she finished 23rd, while Robyn Watkins was the first of the U15 Bucks girls in the U15s race, coming in 34th, and Rachel Padwick was 35th in the U17s ladies races Elsewhere, Orla Williams and Olivia Cameron were 42nd and 62nd respectively on their county debuts in the U13 girls event.
Meanwhile, in the Masters Championship event at the same meeting, Derek Brown was 13th in the Vet 50 race and 3rd in the Vet 55 section.
The Bucks U17 men cross country team