There has been plenty of cross-country success for St Albans Striders and St Albans Athletics Club.

The sister clubs began with the Sunday League event at Trent Park in Cockfosters where the Striders women's team were victorious in a very muddy, hilly event.

That moves them top overall in the female league.

Lily Seach led them home in eighth place with Penny Habbick (10th), Kate Dixon (14th) and Louise Bentham (19th) all inside the top 20.

The men’s team came in second. Gary Telfer was second, Steve Buckle fourth and Patrick Hawker 10th.

Jonathan Scott was also inside the top 20 with a 16th finish. 

All those results mean Striders are second overall in the combined league behind Trent Park.

The other event in which Striders and AC are shining in is the Chiltern Cross-country League.

The latest round was at Teardrop Lakes in Milton Keynes where the senior women's team had Christina Durbin as the first Strider across the line.

She was followed by Seach, Dixon, Hollie Ryder and Bentham.

The men’s senior team saw Phil Evans the first in a yellow and blue vest with Jonny Pennell, Chris Dennell and Rob Smith next.

Herts Advertiser: St Albans Athletics Club's youngsters at the Chiltern League. Picture: ST ALBANS ACSt Albans Athletics Club's youngsters at the Chiltern League. Picture: ST ALBANS AC (Image: St Albans Athletics Club)

As usual the youngsters of St Albans AC were in fine form.

The U11 boys' team had Dan Kennedy fourth, Mark Bansaghi sixth and Henry Wragg ninth.

For the girls' it was Ella Pinder in second with Maya Yfantoudas, Zara Benson, Eloise Kerry ,Freya Bullen, Elizabeth McGrath and Iris Lawson the others in the team.

The U13 boys' dominated again and now lead the league after two events with Isaac Gibson-Dunt (fourth), Zac Jones, Conor Treloar and Edward Goodwin in the team.

The girls are second in the team event with Bella Kerry, Paloma Theobalds and cousins Chloe Allen and Maya Jones making up the scoring runners.

Olivia Gilkes, Rebecca Sedgewick and Nadya Ramsley are also in their squad.

There were seven athletes from the club in the U15 girls' group while Adam Healey was the first of the club's boys to finish ahead of Alex Peterman and Jacob Burley.

The U17/20 women had an overall winner, Phoebe Gill the first from any club to finish with Grace Milnes in sixth and Sarah McGrath seventh.

The Chiltern run was just part of a busy weekend for the AC.

Sophie Jacobs was in for the Cross Challenge on Saturday, a national event with athletes from Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland.

She raced to a tremendous bronze medal.

Verulamium Park meanwhile hosted the English Schools Cup regional round, a competition for several local schools.

St Columbus' senior boys dominated from start to finish to take the win and book their place in the final next month.

Alex McDonald, Dillon Smith and Toby Edwards were all in the winning team.