A big Chiltern contingent filled out what was the quietest Watford Open in memory on Wednesday.
On a cool, still evening some races fell victim to showers but conditions were quite good for a meeting so early in the season.
U13 Felix Danielli got his season going with a good 13.78.
U13 Evelyn Wildman completed six consistently good jumps, the best of which was a PB of 3.89m.
Felix Danielli was back in action and ran 5.09.70 and Nia Clarke in her U13 debut ran a very mature race to log 5.31.88. Also running well were U15 Rebecca Lawson (5.44.05), U15 Eleanor Horne making her club debut (5.59.72), and U13 Carys Jones (6.05.05).
Three U13 Boys made their debuts in this one - Luke Coultate (5.29.02), Jacob McCall (5.29.82) and Isaac McCall (5.36.66). U15 Lydia Cross ran 5.51.67.
Olivia Clarke ran a five second PB to log 5.09.54. There were more Chiltern debutants at the distance and all had great races – U13 Kit Dixon ran 5.20.93, U13 George Mawby ran 5.23.82, and U15 Issy Robinson ran 5.24.78.
U15 Emily Ford ran well for 5.04.44 and Charlie Quantrill had a great run to score a PB of 5.07.11. U15 Izzy Martin ran well for a PB of 5.08.97, and U13 debutants Kara Gorman ran 5.10.40, and U13 Hugo Mundy 5.23.16, both excellent efforts.
One of the best Chiltern runs of the evening came from U15 James Holdsworth who won Race 5 convincingly in a PB of 4.47.63. Fellow U15 Callum Powell ran 4.56.45 and Jack Martin logged the best U13 time of the evening with an impressive 4.58.59. Vet 55 Ian Lawson ran 4.59.58 and U15 Lily Jessop-Tranter ran good PB of 5.00.13.
U17 Matt Evans was a fraction outside his PB with 4.39.52. U15 Alex Hughes ran a good 4.46.34 and U17 Frankie Baxter got her season going with 4.54.75.
U17 Max Baxter ran a big PB of 4.30.90 with fellow U17 Ethan McCall running 4.41.91, a second outside his best.
Four U17 men ran this one with three gaining new bests. Isaac Jessop-Tranter ran very well to log 4.19.52 with John Nickless taking ten seconds off his PB with 4.21.13. Euan Pinder was off his best with 4.25.59 and debutant Ash Finch ran an impressive 4.27.00.
After a very fast opening lap U17s Oakley Denson and Alden Collier faded a little with Oakley running 4.06.65 and Alden 4.12.74.