Several Chiltern Harriers school age athletes took part for their schools in the county round of the ESAA Cross Country Cup at Cottesloe School, Wing on Tuesday.
There were some excellent runs and several runners will be heading to the Regional Final on November 12th where there is the chance to progress to the National Final in December. It was a glorious sunny day which made the tough hilly courses drier than usual.
Chiltern athletes took the first four places in the first event on the programme, the Junior Girls race, featuring runners from Years 7 and 8. The girls ran a short 2300m course. Maya Davis carried on her recent strong form to record a big win. Nia Clarke was second, Evelyn Wildman third and Megan Lockwood fourth.
The Junior Boys race was slightly longer at 2700m. The Chiltern contingent were again well placed. Charlie Quantrill was second, Isaac McCall third, Eddie O’Brien eighth, George Mawby tenth, Luke Coultate 11th, Hugo Mundy 14th, and Theo Roughton 16th.
The Inter Girls ran the same 2700m circuit as the Junior Boys and there was again good packing from the Chiltern runners. Lily Jessop-Tranter was fourth, Olivia Clarke fifth, Lucy Wilkinson sixth, Issy Robinson seventh, Ffion Harman 10th, Rebecca Lawson 12th, Alice Peckham 13th, Katie Allsop 17th, Jocelyn Davies 20th, Abi Masters 24th, Keya Kara 29th, Florence Lee-Rubis 42nd, Genevieve Donald 44th and Lydia Cross 48th.
Alex Hughes was a comfortable winner on a longer 4400m course with Daniel Munn second. Also doing well were Rory Hilton ninth, Max Roughton tenth, Aidan Suleyman 11th, Isaac Collier 13th, Zach Cleary 14th, and Mattie Gemmell 29th.
Maddie Hughes had a great battle with Jemima Ridly and just won in the final straight. Frankie Baxter was third, Ellie Shield fifth, Olivia Edwards sixth, Maddie Rae ninth, Lesedi Nkoane tenth, Tia Lomas 11th, Jo Snelling 13th, and Hannah Ashby 14th.
Thomas Redmond won the 5.1k Senior Boys race with Archie Pinder second, Euan Pinder third, Tom Askey fifth, Isaac Jessop-Tranter sixth, Sammy Bennetts seventh and Ethan McCall 18th.