By Jonathan Edwards, team manager
The second leg of the Chiltern League series at Teardrops Lake, Milton Keynes is one of the most exciting events of the XC calendar as it incorporates the second leg of the British Athletics Cross Challenge event. The combined races draw athletes from all over the UK so it provides a very real test for our athletes.
Photos, above (Kristian Imroth) and below courtesy of Barry Cornelius
A top-50 finish can be considered very credible and those who achieved that were:
Well done to all of you.
However, the position improves when the British Cross athletes are removed for Chiltern League purposes. Here are the club results for Division 1:
Whilst some fields were affected by the absence of athletes competing in the regional Finals of the English Schools XC Cup, the results show steady improvement from the first leg of the series at Oxford. Well done to the whole squad on your commitment and hard work.
I also want to congratulate our U11 Girls team of Evie Light and Milla Walsh who came 16th and 23rd respectively. What great performances in their first Chiltern League event. The future looks bright and I hope it encourages other U11’s to take part.
Full Division 1 results are here
Full Mob Match results including U11 age groups are here
Special mention: I was at the ESAA Regional Final in Bedford where Olivia Edwards ran very strongly to finish 5th in the Junior Girls event. Her school (Challoners High School) cruised through to the Grand Final in Sevenoaks, Kent in two weeks with all six athletes placing in the top-10 (a first !). Last year the team placed third in the country so, without wishing to tempt fate, there is plenty of excitement that they can go two places better this time.