ABINGDON’S Under 15 girls impressed at the fourth round of the Chiltern Cross Country League at Keysoe.

After claiming victory in the Oxfordshire Cross Country Championships a week earlier, they won Division 2 with 71 points ahead of Wycombe Phoenix.

It leaves them second in the overall standings and 16 points behind Bracknell.

Beth Darwent led the way, finishing as the first Division 2 runner in seventh overall.

In the combined under 17 and 20 race, clubmate Katherine Harris came home 25th.

Aflie Clay was 38th in the under 15 boys event.

l NOEL Blatchford started her 2017 race walking campaign at Enfield, completing the five-mile event in eighth place and as the first veteran 65.


(senior men unless stated)


Abingdon – Men – Under 15: 38 A Clay 15.30. Women – Under 20: 25 K Harris (U17W) 22.03. Under 15: 7 B Darwent 15.55, 20 A Bromley 16.33, 21 M Bedlington 16.37, 40 I Jones 17.53. Team: 1 Abingdon.


Abingdon: 8 N Blatchford (1st LV65) 55.55.