WSEH AC were in action on Saturday in the second of the Chiltern Cross Country League series with a match in Milton Keynes.

There were relatively few WSEH females on display but the best result of the day was delivered by a WSEH lady athlete.

Charlotte Firth produced an excellent 2nd place in the Senior Ladies event in a time of 22m12. She had only lone support however, Juliette Soane nonetheless producing her best run to date to finish 20th in 24m52.

The only other WSEH female present was Izzie Thompson who finished 28th in the Under 15 girls event in a time of 16m30.

The WSEH male athletes were better represented, with eight athletes in the Senior Mens race. Team captain Simon Millett led the way with his excellent 6th place in 32m24, with U20 athlete Adam Moore not far adrift in 11th spot in 33m08. James Tidd also had a good run for his 17th place in 33m48, and a rejuvenated Steve Kimber was 25th in 34m20. There was a significant gap before the next WSEH athlete appeared, Stephen Fell finishing 97th in 38m02, with veteran Ryan Brookling 117th in 38m46. It was good to see Richard Weaver back in WSEH colours and he came home in 133rd place in 39m26. Another long time veteran Mo Khan completed the WSEH team in 251st place in a time of 50m43.

There were three WSEH runners in the Under 17 race with the in form Dan Brookling crossing the line in 5th place in 20m56. Next home was Boris Gurney in 26th place in 23m03, with Mark Stringer 32nd in 23m42.

There were a trio of WSEH athletes in the Under 15 Boys event with James Palmer first to appear in 21st place in 17m28, followed by Noah Fletcher 41st in 18m56 and Dominic Bowers 47th in 21m04.

A duo of WSEH athletes toed the start line in the Under 13 Boys race – Kai Norbron finishing 45th in 12m44 and Rory Clark in his wake in 47th on 12m53.

Next Sunday WSEH have a large contingent of 150 athletes entered for the Berks Bucks & Oxon Cross Country Championships on Prospect Park Reading. The race is one of the oldest in the athletic calendar, the first race taking place in 1909 when it was won by Slough Harriers. The race has taken place every year since then except for the war years and last year when the event was cancelled because of an invasion of Travellers.
The first race is at 11.30am