JOE Buckley enjoyed a stellar run in the third round of the Manchester Area Cross Country League and it was enough to see him come home with two gold medals.

Running in the under 17s men’s race, the Warrington Athletics Club youngster stormed clear of the field to come home first in a time of 19mins 50secs.

That earned him an individual gold, but Buckley was also part of the Warrington under 17s trio that won team gold.

Jordan Jones, fourth in 20mins 17secs, and Jack Wadsworth, fifth in 20mins 48secs, joined Buckley on the top step of the podium. Charlie Gregory came 19th in the same race in 23mins 27secs.

Orla Gregory won another individual gold for Warrington, putting in an impressive performance to clock 11mins 13secs and win the under 13s girl’s race. Molly Wormald and Lucie Davies helped the team finish fifth alongside Gregory.

Stephen Watmough completed the club’s gold medal haul by winning the V55 age group, with Luke Gamble taking silver in the under 20s men’s category.

Both men raced in the senior race, with Gamble coming home 18th overall in 35mins 15secs and Watmough finishing 77th by clocking 38mins 39secs.

The club’s best performer in the senior race, however, was new Spanish recruit Pablo Artime, whose time of 34mins 55secs was good enough to see him finish 14th.

In all, 30 Warrington Athletics Club members took part on what was a challenging, muddy course at Kenworthy Woods.


Senior/ under 20s race:

Men: Pablo Artime, 14th, 34mins 5secs; Luke Gamble, 18th (2nd under 20s), 35mins 15secs; Steve Watmough, 77th (1st V55), 38mins 39secs.

Women: Rachel McQuillan, 133rd (9th under 20s), 41mins 48secs.

Under 17s:

Women: Lucy Baxter, 10th, 25mins 30secs; Olivia Baxter, 13th, 25mins 21secs.

Under 15s:

Boys: Joel Birchall, 7th, 14mins 18secs; Isaaq Ataullah, 16th, 14mins 36secs.

Girls: Siobhan Gregory, 27th, 17mins 39secs; Fay Humphreys, 48th, 20mins 12secs.

Under 13s:

Boys: Erik Marshall, 6th, 10mins 45secs; Ben Pucill, 33rd, 11mins 53secs.

Girls: Orla Gregory, 1st, 11mins 13secs; Molly Wormald, 21st, 12mins 29secs; Lucie Davies, 27th, 12mins 40secs; Emily Entwistle, 32nd, 12mins 45secs; Maisie Bell, 39th, 12mins 58secs; Amelia Smithers, 55th, 13mins 23secs; Jasmine Jones, 78th, 14mins 14secs.

Under 11s:

Boys: Rory Gregory, 16th, 7mins 39secs; Jacob Pryor, 19th, 7mins 50secs.

Girls: Eva Karalius, 9th, 7mins 43secs; Corin Smith, 29th, 8mins 23secs; Esme Heavey, 30th, 8mins 23secs; Rhiannon Wilkes, 37th, 8mins 32secs; Harriet Bell, 52nd, 9mins 3secs.