ORLA Gregory’s incredible start to the cross country season continued on Saturday.

The Warrington Athletics Club runner stormed to victory at the Manchester Area Cross Country League at Stockport’s Woodbank Park – her third victory in as many races in the competition.

Gregory, who completed a tough course in 16mins 48secs, led the Warrington team to second in the girls’ under 15s race after being well backed-up by Eva Ferris (11th) and Maisie Bell (16th).

Overall, 27 Warrington Athletics Club members took part, with Joe Buckley coming home second in the men’s under 17s race in 21mins 12secs.

Issaq Ataullah (6th) and Joe Roberts (11th) ensured the group finished second in the team event on 19 points. Fay Humphreys finished 18th in the women’s race.

Erik Marshall was the club’s only representative in the boys’ under 13s race and his time of 11mins 24secs was enough for him to finish third.

In the girls’ race, the team of Emily Entwistle (12th), Lucie Davies (18th) and Molly Wormald (32nd) combined to finish eighth in the team race, with Corin Smith (51st) and Rhiannon Wilkes (62nd) also running.

The under 11s age group saw Jacob Pryor (13th) and Spencer Astbury (30th) run well for the boys, while the girls were represented by Esme Heavy, Eva Jha, Sinead Gregory, Cara Gregory and Lily-Mae Leary.

In the senior races, Rachel McQuillan ran well to finish 86th and third in the under 20s age group, while Lauren Ferris was unable to finish due to illness.

Tom Greaves was the first of the senior men home in 85th, with Dave Norman finishing 178th and fourth in the over 55s category.

Daniel Newman was 16th in the over 50s and 194th overall, while Dave Gill’s 200th-place finish was enough to put him second in the over 60s rankings. Dan Fox failed to complete the race.

Elsewhere, seven Warrington athletes competed in Sale Harriers’ indoor open meeting on Sunday.

Rebecca Hardy was a victor in two races – winning over 60 metres in 8.48secs before coming home first in the hurdles over the same distance.

Jordan Jones was also a winner as he clocked a personal-best 600m time of 1min 29.08secs.

Also at 60 metres, Cameron Meakin clocked a personal-best 60m time of 7.09secs to finish third, with David Cooper sixth having also clocked a new best time of 7.75secs.

Meakin improved again to 7.00secs in their second run in another third place, while Cooper was also third in his race by clocking 7.78secs.

Tom Tudor was fifth in his 60m race in 7.73secs while Ellen Turnbull clocked 54.22secs to finish fourth in her 300m outing.