Henderson twins show sisterly strength at muddy meeting
Twins take first and second places in their age category in round three of the cross country series
won team gold in the race too.
It was one of two team victories for Gerrards Cross on the day, the other being in the year three boy’s race, where Alex Thomas came second and was backed up by the other scorers.
Alex Hughes, of St Mary’s, was the actual race winner, while Gayhurst’s Gabriel Strutton-Smith was third.
The Beacon were also double team winners, landing the medals in both the year five boys and year six boys races.
They grabbed both first place, through Charlie Berens, and third place, through Thomas Redmond, in the year five race, the duo sandwiching Gateway’s Oakley Denison in second. But in the year six race, even the team winners had to bow to the brilliance of individual winner Matt Aldred, of Chalfont St Peter, who landed his third straight gold.
He was followed in by Gateway’s Cormac Nisbet and the Beacon’s Bailey Cameron.
There was also a third straight gold for St Mary’s Maddie Hughes in the year five girls’ race, finishing ahead of Hannah Ashby, from team winners Heatherton House, and Rosa Williams of Gerrards Cross.
Another prolific winner is St Mary’s Frankie Baxter, who was victorious again in the year four girls’ race, followed by Godstowe’s Lucy Baker and Chartridge’s Lesedi Nkoane, while Gateway took the team prize. The year three girls’ race was won by Lily Jessop, of Little Kingshill, with Chalfont St Peter’s Lily Webb second and Gayhurst’s Isabel Dighe third, and Godstowe taking team gold.
More than 80 boys competed in the year four boy’s race and first home was team winners Gayhurst’s George Beddoe, with Max Baxter of St Mary’s second and Alfie Clifford of Chartridge third.
The event took place in the heavy mud and mist of Hervines Park on Saturday, and the next meeting is at Lowndes Park, Chesham, on March 12.