The second fixture of the series brought a mixed fortune for Chelmsford with three team wins but against this is offset with failure to turnout full scoring teams in three events.
Again our under 13 year girls have to be the stars of the day as they packed five in the top seven home, Havering`s Summer Smith won as at One Tree Hill in the first meeting but then followed Izzy Eida ,Francesca Phillips ,Beatrix Cooke ,Emma Pickering and Lily Sanford whilst Isla Kehoe was not far behind in 11th place. Such packing brought a most convincing win. Win number two came from the under 15 boys with Jacob Parrott 6th, Josh Reynolds 7th, Ben Smith 8th and Thomas Carter 12th ensuring they again topped Havering for the leading team.
As in fixture one the under 17 men proved to have the best trio out although this time it was a completely different squad with Archie Durham 3rd, William Sweeny 4th and Harry Wright 11th.
Although bettered by Colchester Harriers it was a good performance by our senior women to take second team placing with Rebecca Luxton 6th, Megan Williams 8th, Hanna Bolton 12th, Molly Drane 23rd and Rachel Broome 32nd in the field of 158 finishers.
The senior men had a full compliment of scorers - but comprised of veterans - and placing 12th in division one will be in danger of relegation unless they turn it round. Here Will Parrott placed 65th, Peter Waite 66th, Nick Hunter 73rd, Sam Robinson 170th, Mick Bridgeland 204th and Peter Tullett 225th in what may be a record of 282 finishers. Of the incomplete teams the under 13 boys missing just one lad had Khaya Fakazi 15th, Charles Jackson 22nd and Thomas Burgoyne 24th and they had to be content with sixth team placing.
There was another fine run by Daisy Stollery to finish third in the under 15 girls repeating her placing at One Tree Hill and must be challenging for a place in the relay team who missed this one as they prepare for another major relay event.
At under 17 level Emma Cox our only contestant placed a good 8th position.
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Report written by Roy Meadowcroft