The Herts Cross Country Championships took place in the spacious grounds of Haileybury College over courses which covered both the playing field and undulating tracks in the adjacent woods including crossing a stream which the athletes described as challenging.
Watford Harriers had some great results from their junior athletes picking up the U15 Boys trophy and 2nd in the U15 Girls event.
Grace Ingles easily clinched the Under 15 Girls title with a 25 second lead while both Connor Keogh U15 Boys and Ben Hunter U13 Boys having to be content with 2nd place after vying for lead in their races. Connor was supported by Charlie Woollett and Ollie Griffith to win the U15 Boys team trophy and Grace was supported by Caitlin Johal and Hannah Trotman to be the second team hone in the U15 Girls race.
Daisy Mainwaring started the day of well with a 3rd place in the U11 girls with Oliver Cooper 15th and Archie Marshall 21st in the U11 Boys race. followed by Scarlett Gammell 6th and Grace Hucknall 17th in the U13 Girls race.
Other good results followed from Tom Rayner 3rd in the U20 Mens race and Chloe Dearman 5th in the U20 Women’s race.
The Senior Women’s race saw the return of Claire Bentley finishing 18th behind Watford’s front runner Angie Trussler in 15th position.
U11 Girls Race U15 Boys Race
3rd Daisy Mainwaring 6m 18s 2nd Connor Keogh 17m 17s
12th Saoirse MacMahon 7m 23s 4th Charlie Woollett 18m 15s
5th Ollie Griffith 18m 18s
U11 Boys Race 15th Lewis Clark 20m 08s
15th Oliver Cooper 6m 03s
21st Archie Marshall 6m 14s U17 Mens Race
16th Cameron Clark 27m 18s
U13 Girls Race
6th Scarlett Gammell 14m 55s Junior Women
17th Grace Hucknall 15m 49s 5th Chloe Dearman 27m 37s
23rd Jordan Walter 17m 31s
26th Amani Chishti 18m 43s Junior Men
3rd Thomas Rayner 28m 09s
U13 Boys Race
2nd Ben Hunter 12m 44s Senior Women’s Race
15th Angela Trussler 37m 07s
U15 Girls Race 18th Claire Bentley 35m 08s
1st Grace Ingles 18m 37s 25th Robyn Delivett 27m 36s
12th Caitlin Johan 21m 01s 50th Christine Dearman 41m 28s
15th Hannah Trotman 21m 55s
27th Matt Adcock 41m.48s
70th Nick Harris 46m 04s