THE final match in the Chiltern Cross Country League series was sparsely attended by athletes from Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (WSEH) but those that did make the trip to Milton Keynes gave a good account of themselves.

The best-supported race was the senior men’s event where five WSEH athletes toed the start line.

James Tidd had his best result to date to finish second in 28 minutes and three seconds (28.03), with Dan Brookling also having an excellent run for third place in 28.58.

Team captain Simon Millett was also in touch in fourth spot with 29.15, and Ben Findlay was next to appear for the club in 11th position with 30.43.

It was also good to see the reappearance of Rob McHarg in WSEH colours for 12th place in 30.48.

Charlotte Firth was the lone WSEH senior woman athlete in her race but she emphasised her dominance with another victory in 20.52.

The Under-20 (U20) event saw a good run from Morgan Hanson for second position in 17.18.

There was just one club athlete in the U15 girls’ race, Isabel Spencer placing 13th on 20.51.

The U13 girls’ event had a trio of WSEH athletes and Freya Ruffles was again in a class of her own to win in 10.47.

Sophie Hitching was in 20th place in 14.15 and just ahead of Lily Kinnon, who was 21st on 14.18.

Just one WSEH athlete faced the starter in the U17 men’s race, Joseph Clarke was in seventh spot in 32.28.

It was a similar story in the U15 boy’s race where James Palmer was the lone local athlete, finishing a good third in 22.25. Younger brother, Felix Palmer was 12th in the U13 event with 11.51.

Thanks to good results from earlier in the season, WSEH figured well in the overall team standings. They were second in the U17 men’s and ladies’ age group, plus third in the senior ladies.

TWO WSEH male athletes made the trip across London for the South of England Indoor Championships held at Lee Valley.

Euan Bryden was close to his best for fifth place in the pole vault with 4.90m, while veteran Michael Louise went out in the heats of the 60m hurdles with 8.83 seconds (secs).

There were more females present and Jess Armah made her mark by winning the 400m in 54.94secs, and she finished third in the 200m with 25.46ses.

Harriet Jones went out in the semi-finals of the 60m in 7.82secs. Kaliska Knowers was fifth in the pole vault on 2.90m.

Claudimira Landin took the gold medal in the triple jump with her leap of 12.78m.