Along with over 500 competitors many OD members enjoyed the beautiful woods on the Chiltern Hills, around Penn Wood, Common Wood and the Penn Estate, near High Wycombe. Will Gardner M21 was the best runner at the event, clocking up a fast pace to win in 59.29min on the 11.4km Black course and Harrison McCartney M21 had a fast time too coming in 3rd in 62.22mins.
Tony Feltbower M65 was the top runner on the 5.8km Short Blue course taking 45.09mins. Robert Brandon M70 was 2nd on the Green 4.7km course in 39.42mins. Other top 10 results: Barry Elkington M60 8th in 53.24mins and Robert Bambrook M45 9th in 55.38mins on the Blue 6.8km course. Sian Gardner secured 10th place on the 3.5km Light Green course taking 48.07mins.
England Team Selection for Club Chairman
Barry Elkington has been called up to represent England in the annual Interland European Regional competition between 5 teams from France, Belgium, Netherland and England. He will be making his debut for England in the event to be held in France next month joining fellow OD club members Lesley Ross and Anne Straube.Barry Elkington at Chiltern Challenge, photo courtesy Steve Rush 20th Feb 2019