WARRINGTON runners were crowned British champions at the weekend, while at another event a father and daughter broke club records.

Steve Watmough, Colin Bishop and Dave Norman pounded to a team gold medal in the British Masters Cross Country Championships at Stormont Estate in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Watmough, 31mins 59secs, led the team home in 31st place overall, while Bishop, 38th in 32mins 42secs, and Dave Norman, 44th in 33mins 46secs sealed the prize in the over 55s category, finishing ahead of teams from North Belfast and Swansea.

In the over 55s age group, they finished in sixth, ninth and 10th places respectively.

Another veteran Neal Petley won two bronze medals and secured three club records in the British Masters Indoor Championships at Lee Valley in London.

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Double bronze-medal winner Neal Petley

The over 50s competitor was third in the 60m hurdles in 10.04secs and in the long jump, in which he leaped 4.72m.

Petley also competed in the 60m sprint, finishing seventh in his heat in a season’s best time of 9.35secs.

The club record for the over 50s' 60m was amazingly taken off him the next day when Paul Corker clocked 8.62secs in finishing fifth in his race at Sportcity Manchester during the Sale Harriers Open indoor meeting.

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Paul and Meg Corker enjoyed a record-breaking weekend

Corker's daughter Meg broke two club records at under 15s level, winning the 60m hurdles in 8.95secs and 60m sprint in 8.04secs.

A raft of personal best times were set in various age groups.

They were achieved over 60m hurdles by Lisa Halliday (11.06secs) and Rebecca Hardy (9.73secs), over 60m by David Cooper (7.70secs) Ellie-Ann Tuitt-Williams (8.64secs), Gus Schofield (8.30secs) and Lisa Halliday (9.23secs), over 300m by Dominic Ellis (40.32secs), Ellen Turnbull (52.54secs), Ellie-Ann Tuitt-Williams (47.51scs), Georgia Smethurst (49.58secs).

In the high jump Gus (1.5m) and Evie Schofield (1.25m) recorded new indoor bests.

Rebecca Hardy (8.54secs), Evie Schofield (8.88secs) and Sophia Rowlinson (9.07secs) were just outside their best times over 60m, along with Shauna Clarke (51.83secs) over 300m.

Elsewhere, Louise Blizzard finished 64th overall and fourth woman in the St Helens 10K. Warrington Guardian:

All set to run the St Helens 10K, David Gill, left, and Louise Blizzard, right

David Gill was 80th overall, second in the over 60s age group.

Orla Gregory (20th), Joe Buckley (22nd), Erik Marshall (65th), Lauren Ferris (71st), Rachel McQuillan (95th), Charlie Turnbull (148th), Emily Entwistle (164th), Ben Webb (175th), Siobhan Gregory (237th) and Madeleine Anderson (253rd) represented Cheshire in the CAU Inter County Cross Country Championships in Loughborough.

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Orla Gregory, running for her county at the weekend and producing the best performance by a Warrington Athletics Club runner. Picture: JPK Sports Photography

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Joe Buckley feeling the pain at Loughborough. Picture: JPK Sports Photography