THE medals haul continued to grow for Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (WSEH) Athletics Club after the South of England Cross Country Relays at Wormwood Scrubs on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The strength in depth of the club's distance running was again on show as, despite some absences, seven of the 10 categories were contested with medals collected.

The Under 17s (U17) men were worst hit by absentees but still delivered second and third place finishes, with the team of Edward Henderson, Alfie Spear, and William Goddard completing the course 20 seconds ahead of Sam Hodgson, Luke Hynes and Liam Stone.

The C side, which included Ben Rowe, Finlay Kirk and Ross van Heerde, were in 14th position, and the D team of Josh Patterson, Jack Campbell and Christopher Baker in 20th place.

Two in the top three was almost emulated by the U15 girls as the team of Freya Wilcox, Nathalie Camp and Freya Ruffles delivered silver medals. The B side of Rachel Clutterbuck, Jessica Hatch and Daya Baga came home in fourth spot.

The depth of talent in the club was again illustrated by the C team (Kiki Webb, Keshni Manek and Hannah Woolley) and the D side ( Tamara Hibins, Jemma Davies and Charlotte Borgars) that finished in 10th and 17th position respectively.

Both the WSEH U13s boys (Benjamin Dewar, Nathan Rollins and Guy Branston) and the girls (Amy Cooper, Annabel Bailey and Summer Chapman) gained bronze medals.

The girls' team was backed up by young athletes Aashni Manek, Maizie Tearle, Sophie Hutchings and Emily Coomber, who were all making their debuts and ran well. The club looks forward to them establishing themselves.

The more experienced young boys ably brought the B and C teams home in eighth and 16th positions - Aiden Elford, Jack Phillpotts and Marcus Hibbins followed by Toby Kimmins, Alexander Didaskalou and Evan Hardy.

The trio of Luke Birdseye, Samuel Johnston and Ethan Scott continued to build upon their success from the National Road Relays with another bronze medal performance in the U15s event.

The B side of Satvik Nath, Julian Abass and George Thomas finished in 18th place.

More bronze medals arrived in the U17s section with the top three teams separated by only six seconds. The trio of Jasmine Young, Katie Clutterbuck and Amy Young were strongly backed up with Ella van Heerde, Isabelle Craven and Holly Landon finishing in ninth spot. It was 19th position for Tia Hansford, Jodie Bongartz and Freya Daines.

A young U20s team of Maya Hodgson, Abigail White and Molly Jones won bronze medals.

Only Daniel Brookling made the journey back from university to represent the U20s men so there was no complete WSEH team. Brookling however made his mark on the event by winning the opening leg with what was ultimately the third fastest time of the day.

Both the senior men and women had good races. The ladies team of Alice Flint, Caroline Johnson and Jennifer Ball just missed out on the medals in fourth position, whilst Sebastian Cirillo, Ben Findlay, Alex Webb and Simon Millett had a commendable performance to finish in 11th place.

WSEH now looks forward to the National Cross Country relays in Mansfield in two weeks time.