Chiltern Harriers had another fantastic day at Teardrop Lakes, Milton Keynes on Saturday in the second Chiltern League match of the season.
Also incorporating the second UKA Cross Challenge fixture, attracting some of the best cross country talent in the country across all age groups, the meeting was excellent and Chiltern recorded a second consecutive overall victory to lie first after two matches. The club had 108 finishers in total.
The race track was firm underfoot and a mild, still day made for good racing conditions.
There were individual league wins for Thomas Redmond, Alden Collier, Maddie Hughes and Kara Gorman, and team victories for the Vet Men, U15 Boys, U13 Boys, U11 Boys, and U11 Girls, and all other teams were in the top three.
First off were the U11 girls and Kara Gorman repeated her win from the first match. Nia Clarke was second again and the team was bolstered by newcomers Maya Davis (7th) and Carys Jones (18th). The team won and are in first place after two matches.
The U11 Boys saw good runs from Kit Dixon (4th), Jacob McCall (5th) and Isaac McCall (7th) for a team win. Also doing well on debut were Luke Coultate (16th) and Lenny Brooks-Klingenschmid (23rd). After two matches the boys are fourth.
The U13 Girls saw determined efforts from the Chiltern girls to finish second and they are second league-to-date. The scoring four were Marlie Nkoane (5th), Evelyn Wildman (10th), Issy Robinson (19th), and Lydia Cross (23rd). Also running well were Keya Kara (25th) and Charlotte Grosse (45th).
Tom Ford led the U13 Boys in, finishing fourth, with James Holdsworth (5th), Felix Danielli (6th) and Zach Cleary (11th) completing the scorers. Charlie Quantrill (13th), George Mawby (27th), Charlie De Sousa (29th) and Theo Roughton (35th) also ran well. In the team result Chiltern tied with Milton Keynes but retain the lead overall.
The U15 Girls were third on the day and are second overall. The scoring four were Lesedi Nkoane (7th), Emily Ford (8th), Olivia Clarke (19th) and Izzy Martin (20th) and they were backed up by Marea Logan (28th), Lily Jessop-Tranter (30th) and Rebecca Lawson (46th).
Alden Collier won the U15 Boys league match (and was fifth in the Cross Challenge) with the other scorers in the winning foursome being Archie Pinder (3rd), Euan Pinder (4th) and Daniel Munn (6th). Also running strongly in our strongest age group team were Alex Hughes (9th), Isaac Jessop-Tranter (10th), Max Baxter (12th), Rowan Gawne (13th), Ethan McCall (20th), Rory Hilton (26th), Max Roughton (27th), Hari Mistry (29th), and Soren Fox (41st).
The Junior Women were second in the first match and were second yesterday but have moved into the lead overall. Maddie Hughes improved on her first match third place to win this time and was backed up by scorers Charlotte Docwra (9th) and Holly Henderson (11th). Also running well in a good turnout were Abbie Henderson (14th), Alice Brown (18th), Katie Repper (20th), Hannah Ashby (21st), Ellie Shield (23rd) and Grace Thorpe (30th).
The U17 Men were led in by Thomas Redmond who gained his second league win this campaign. Also scoring were Oakley Denson (8th), Laurie Gawne (12th) and Thomas Askey (17th). Sammy Bennetts (18th), Jerry Anderson (19th) and John Nickless (31st) completed the team. The lads were second on the day and are second overall.
The Senior Women were third on the day and are fourth overall. Hannah Wardley had another great run to be sixth and the other scorers were Ellie Bates (17th), Sarah Quantrill (31st), Sue Elliott (36th), Katie Royals (38th) and Abi Askey (41st). Completing the team were Aleksandra King (44th), Tessa Passey (51st), Cathy Holloway (55th), Sylvia Moss (58th), Christine Taylor (62nd), Jinaan Lockwood (71st), Miriam Kempson (84th), Lyndsey Bill (90th), Fiona Williams (95th), Orla Williams (96th), Kathy Jessop (97th), Claire Dickenson (100th), and Fiona Calder (123rd).
The Vets foursome of Sarah Quantrill, Sue Elliott, Abi Askey, and Aleksandra King were second and the vets are second overall.
The Senior Men had another good team out after the first match’s great win. This time the scoring ten were second to a strong Bedford contingent and the team are second overall. The scorers were Richard Slade (6th), Will Perkin (11th), Aran Davidson (15th), Nick Hughes (25th), James Palmer (33rd), Max McGarvie (38th), James Repper (43rd), Louis Peterson (50th), Finn O’Brien (55th), and Tom Dixon (57th). Completing the team were Jonty Wager Leigh (68th), Adam Shute (87th), Neil Turner (88th), Ben Jackson (98th), Charlie Stone (100th), Mike Turney (115th), Seb Mills (119th), Jonny Slade (136th), Chris Lower (148th), Andy Hickman (177th), Paul McCarthy (195th), Matt Hipgrave (197th), Craig Fulham (198th), Tom Robinson (205th), Tim Higrave (210th), Jon Taylor (220th), Glen Martin (234th), Jon Coutts (247th), Dominic Schulte (251st), and Trevor Brawn (271st).
The U20 Men were second on the day thanks to James Palmer, Max McGarvie and Louis Peterson. They are second league-to-date. The lads were 4th, 6th and 9th respectively in the U20s race.
The Veteran Men took a second win courtesy of Nick Hughes, James Repper, Tom Dixon and Neil Turner and maintain their overall lead. Nick was first Vet 50. James and Tom were 2nd and 7th in the Vet 40 results.
Going into the third match at Stopsley Park, Luton on December 4th, Chiltern are leading the league as a whole with 7002 points, about 900 ahead of Milton Keynes and Bedford. With several youngsters out on Schools Cup duty that day, the club will need another good turnout to maintain the excellent start.