Young Har­ri­ers take third place at cham­pi­onships

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

CHILTERN Har­ri­ers U15 boys raced to bronze in the South of Eng­land Road Re­lay Cham­pi­onships on Sun­day.

The quar­tet of An­gus Wil­liams, Ben Smith, Cameron Reid and Alex Al­dred braved a strong wind on the ex­posed ex-air­field at the new venue of Bed­ford Au­to­drome to bring home the medal.

Wil­liams led off and promptly recorded the fifth fastest time of the whole race over the 3km course (8:46) to hand over in sec­ond place.

Smith fol­lowed up with 9:19 to leave Har­ri­ers third as the field be­gan to spread.

Reid (9:27) and Al­dred (9:29) then pro­duced gutsy per­for­mances to hold their place and make sure of the medal.

While this four­some were the high­light for Har­ri­ers there were en­cour­ag­ing dis­plays else­where.

The U13 girls were in­spired by Orla Wil­liams’ storm­ing first leg of 10:17, the fourth fastest of the race. Ali­cia Bushell (11:14) and Ji­naan Lock­wood (11:05) con­tin­ued the good work to se­cure 11th over­all.

Not to be out­done, the boys’ U13 A-squad of Teague Ea­ton, Zach Ra­haman, Cor­mac Nis­bet and Matt Al­dred came 13th – a feat matched by the U17 women’s trio of Scar­lett Wa­ger Leigh (10.29), Robyn Watkins (10.41) and Sandie Pohlman (11.27).

The se­nior men, mean­while, fielded teams for the first time since 2009 with the A-squad com­ing a cred­itable 30th of 59 amongst high qual­ity op­po­si­tion.

The Chiltern Har­ri­ers U15 boys team

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