Three young athletes toed the line at Cassiobury Park on a fine but chilly morning, with the going fairly good despite the recent rain.
In the Under 15 Boys race, Ben and Sam Sloan (above) got off to a good start and a group of eight, including our lads, got clear after 400m. The course took the runners through a hilly, wooded section where the leading group was reduced to three, including Ben and race favourite Harris from St Albans. Coming out of the woods, Ben made a break and held his form brilliantly to claim his first County title, bagging selection for the CAU Inter Counties in March plus selection to run for East Anglia in the London mini marathon .Sam also had a great run for 8th and will hopefully join Ben at the Inter Counties.
In the Under 13 Boys race Evan Johnson, a bottom year lad who had been suffering with a cold last week, got a good start, and at halfway the first eight were close together with our lad amongst them. Evan held on well to claim 7th spot, which should secure his place in the CAU Inter Counties.