The opening round of the Chiltern Cross Country League brought success for St Albans Athletic Club's youngsters.

The U11s were the stars with both the boys' and girls' teams taking first place.

Individually, Ella Pinder was second for the girls, with Olivia Daniel eighth and Sadie Smith 12th.

The team was completed by Maya Yfantadas, Eloise Kerry, Seren Goodwin and Iris Lawson.

For the boys, Daniel Kennedy was fifth, Mark Bansaghi ninth and Charlie Allen 10th, with Matthew Hill, Alby Jones and Tomas Vicente Leal the others.

Not to be outshone the U13 boys' and girls' finished second in their age group, Elodie Smith (fifth) and Isaac Gibson Dunt (second) the highest performers.

The club had 12 competing in the U15 girls' race, Lily Kennedy the first of them home in 19th to leave the team in third.

Oscar Nagalingam continued his form during the track season to be St Albans' only overall winner, crossing the line first in the U15 boys' with Luke Carlin in 11th and Adam Healey in 15th.

They finished second in the team competition.

The two U17 teams were led home by Tom Bailey in 11th and Zoe Hilton in 10th, while Christy Durbin was the first senior home in 15th.