THE Turnbull family had plenty of reasons to celebrate after Sunday’s Wilmslow 10km road race.

Mother and son Brenda and Charlie Turnbull – both Warrington Athletics Club members – made the short trip to take part, with Charlie making his debut over the distance.

He made light of his lack of 10km experience as he won the under 20s age group by completing the course in 35mins 54secs, which was 58th fastest overall.

Brenda finished in a personal-best time of 74mins 48secs, which placed her 3,163rd overall.

Elsewhere, six Warrington Athletics Club runners took part in Saturday’s British Athletics Cross Challenge in Liverpool.

Joe Buckley was the club’s best finisher as he came home 10th in the men’s under 17s race in 17mins 45secs.

Joe Buckley, in red, in action at the British Athletics Cross Challenge. Picture by David Wood

Clubmate Isaaq Ataullah finished the same race in 18mins 59secs to place 58th, while Joe Roberts’ time of 19mins 40secs was good enough for 86th place.

Erik Marshall and Ben Pucill represented the club in the boys’ under 13s race, with the former running excellently to finish 13th in 10mins 52secs over three kilometres.

Pucill was recovering from illness but still managed to finish 73rd in 12mins 13secs.

In the girls’ under 15s race, Jess Connolly ran well to finish 38th, stopping the clock at 11mins 38secs.

Ben Pucill, left, and Erik Marshall

Jess Connolly

Meanwhile, Warrington Athletics Club member Jack Green continues to mark his mark Down Under.

Having moved to Sydney for work, Green competed in Australia’s largest relay event – the New South Wales State relays – as he raced for Sydney University Athletics Club.

Running the final leg in the 4x800m race, he recorded a time of 2mins 1sec to make sure his team finished third.

Closer to home, clubmate Amelia Smithers travelled to Suffolk on Saturday to race in the English Schools Cross Country Cup.

Racing for Altrincham’s Loreto Grammar School in the under 13s age group, she completed the course in 10mins 45secs and was the fifth member of her team to finish as they ranked 19th overall.

Elsewhere, Daniel Newman ran for Fife Athletics Club – his Scottish club – in the Scottish East District cross country league, where he finished 123rd in 35mins 49secs.