THERE was a good deal of success for Chiltern Harriers at the Buckinghamshire Cross Country Championships IN Shuttleworth.

There were five team wins and four individual victories plus several athletes booked their places in the Buckinghamshire side for the National Inter Counties in March.

The Under 13s (U13s) started proceedings and there was a great display by the Chiltern girls, filling the first four places. Lesedi Nkoane, Frankie Baxter, Marea Logan and Lucy Wilkinson led the field and are all selected for Inter-Counties.

Also doing well was Lily Jessop-Tranter (eighth), Olivia Clarke (10th), Savarnah Pandya (11th), Beth Togneri (13th), Izzy Martin (16th) and Alice Peckham (20th).

The U13s boys were similarly in control with the scoring foursome being led in by individual winner Alden Collier. Max Baxter was second, Rowan Gawne third and Ethan McCall fifth to complete the scorers.

Another big team was completed by Alex Hughes (sixth), Daniel Munn (ninth), Gabriel Strutton-Smith (11th), Rory Hilton (12th), Alfie Clifford (13th), Sammy Whibley (14th) and Frazer Peterson (16th).

The U15s girls were missing the Henderson twins but Alice Brown and Maddie Hughes stepped up to secure a Chiltern one-two, with Alice just ahead with a strong run-in.

The third scorer was Ellie Shield in fourth and there were good runs from Hannah Ashby (fifth), Charlotte Docwra (ninth), Amber Galley (10th) and Annie Hilton (13th).

The U15s boys exceeded expectations with another convincing win. Thomas Askey continued his breakthrough season with victory, closely followed by Cormac Nisbet in second and Thomas Redmond in third.

Teague Eaton completed the scoring in fifth and there were good efforts from Oakley Denson (10th), Laurie Gawne (13th), Matt Aldred (15th) and Nathan Sweeney (17th).

The Chiltern’s junior women were missing some key athletes but the trio of Alicia Bushell (sixth), Jinaan Lockwood (12th) and Millie Hughes (13th) did enough for third place. Ella Watson was 16th.

For the first time U11s were involved in the Bucks county champs. The girls saw Katie Allsop (seventh), Evelyn Wildman (11th) and Charlotte Grosse (13th) finish as the second team.

The boys were also second courtesy of Zach Cleary (fifth), Felix Danielli (seventh) and Charlie Quantrill (eighth). Also doing well were Charlie De Sousa (ninth), Jacob Strutton-Smith (10th), Jack Martin (13th), Luke Coultate (17th) and Jacob McCall (18th).

The senior men did not field a complete team but those that ran did well with Richard Slade continuing his great season to be the bronze medallist.

Fabian Downs was fifth, Aran Davidson ninth and Nick Hughes 10th. Hughes was fist Vet 50. Trevor Brawn was third in the Over 60s race and Tommy Davies seventh in the Under 20s.

There were four Chiltern senior women competing, Ellie Bates leading the way in fourth. Bex Nkoane was fifth, Sarah Quantrill eighth and Lizzie Barraclough in 14th. Nkoane was leading Vet 45 and Quantrill the second Vet 35.

The U17s men completed the programme and, despite losing Alex Johnson mid-race with a foot injury, the scoring foursome of Alex Aldred (2nd), James Palmer (4th), Ben Jackson (8th) and Max McGarvie (9th) did enough for a team win. Luke Martin also ran well for 11th.