PERSONAL best achievements were recorded by Warrington Athletics Club competitors in the Macclesfield open meeting on Sunday.

Some runners set standards for themselves too as they made maiden appearances in a number of events.

In the under 17s age group, Tom McKean positioned himself third with a personal best 12secs and was also third in the 200m in 24.8secs.

Joe Roberts finished fourth overall and second at under 17s level in 10mins 13.4secs on his debut over 3000m.

In a mixed age group 1500m Issaq Ataullah was third overall overall and second under 17 in 4mins 27.4secs, while Charlie Turnbull was fourth overall and second under 20 in a personal best 4mins 30.3secs.

Joel Birchall, returning from injury in the same race, was fifth overall and second under 17 in 4mins 33.1secs.

Daniel Newman took 10th spot in 5mins 17.6secs as the fastest over 50s finisher.

Under 17s runner Ellen Turnbull placed sixth in her 800m debut, recording 2mins 49.7secs.

Spencer Astbury finished third in his under 11s boys’ 75m race in a personal best 12.5secs and then improved his previous best display over 600m to 2mins 02.9secs as he finished in third place.

In the under 13s girls’ 800m, Alice Nicholson crossed the line sixth in 2mins 43.1secs while Evie Owen was 11th in 2mins 59.4secs – both pb performances.

Ben Pucill came third in the under 15s boys’ 200m with 28.9secs and then was the second in his bracket in a mixed age 800m, clocking 2mins 37.7secs.

At the same age level Ellie-Ann Tuitt-Williams was fourth in her 100m in 13.8secs and third in the 200m in 29.2secs.

In the 800m Amelia Smithers held off teammate Lucie Davies to claim second in 2mins 39.3secs, with Lucie third in 2mins 39.5secs, while Molly Wormald finished fifth in 2mins 52.8secs.

Wormald had earlier made her debut over 300m, finishing seventh in 51.7secs but had to run the second half of the race with a shoelace undone.

In the 300m Georgia Smethurst clinched fourth place in 48.5secs.

Under 20s runner Elizabeth Wright grabbed second place in the women’s 400m in 65.1secs.

THE Gregory family led the way for Warrington Athletics Club in the Whitley Village 10K and Fun Run on Sunday.

Rory Gregory, 12, won the 4.7K fun run for the second year running in 19mins 59secs.

His 10-year-old identical twin sisters Cara and Sinead took the first two places in the girls’ race, finishing fifth and seventh overall in 22mins 10secs and 22mins 42secs.

Their dad Mark placed 111th in the 10K in 48mins 28secs.

Spencer Astbury, nine, clocked 20mins 19secs in the fun run.

Mervyn Ward won the over 60s age group in the 10k as he finished 26th overall in 40mins 56secs.

WARRINGTON Athletics Club master runners were in winning form on the roads this week.

Colin Bishop croosed the line third overall and first in the over 55s age group in the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race in a personal best 27mins 58secs.

David Gill was 51st overall and first over 60 in the Mersey Tunnel 10K on Sunday in 40mins 48secs.

Meanwhile, Jack Green continues to run well while in Australia where he took part in the Canberra Festival of Running on Saturday in the 10K.

He was fifth in 33mins 24secs, eight seconds outside his personal best time.

MANY new levels of individual performance were registered by Warrington Athletics Club’s younger members in the Trafford Athletics Club Medal Meeting at Longford Stadium.

In the under 15s age group, Meg Corker was in excellent form to win the 75m hurdles in an electronic personal best time of 11.42secs while Lisa Halliday finished fourth in an electronic best time of 13.84secs.

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Meg Corker, left, and Lisa Halliday

Over 800m, Orla Gregory was fourth in her race with a new best time of 2mins 26.14secs.

Eva Ferris was third in her heat in 2mins 35.70secs, Maisie Bell fourth in 2mins 37.36secs, Ruby Smith sixth in 2mins 51.70secs and Jasmine Jones seventh in 2mins 54.74secs with all of them being personal best times.

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Personal bests for, from left, Maisie Bell, Eva Ferris, Ruby Smith and Jasmine Jones

The pbs kept coming from the under 13s athletes, with Harriet Bell eighth in her race in 2mins 51.34secs and Evie Owen ninth in 3mins 00.38secs.

Twins Gia and Imogen Wharton were first and second in 2mins 49.14secs and 2mins 51.13secs respectively, while Esme Heavey was fifth in 2mins 53.97secs.

The twins also competed in a sprint race each, with Imogen finishing third in her 75m contest in a best time of 12.10secs while Nia also got a best time over 150m finishing in sixth place with 25.03secs.

In another 150m race, clubmate Ruby Hill was fifth in a personal best 25 .64secs. She also competed in the long jump finishing fifth with a pb of 3.25m.

Corey Beechall was the only under 13s boy taking part from the club and he won the high jump with a leap of 1.30m and was second in his long jump event with 3.84m, both personal best performances.

Spencer Astbury was the only club athlete in the under 11s age group, wining the silver medal with a personal best time of 2mins 03.38secs in the 600m.

FOUR Warrington Athletics Club members tackled the Deeside Athletics Club Open.

In the boys' under 15s events, Ben Pucill won his 800m with a personal best 2mins 31.35secs and over 200m he was second in his heat in a pb 28.67secs before finishing seventh in the final run - just 10 minutes after his 800m - in 28.70secs.

Zak Chamun finished third in the under 13s boys' 800m in a personal best time 2mins 44.48secs.

In the girls' events, under 15s athlete Olivia Chamun threw a season’s best performance in the javelin with 21.91m and finished fourth in her shot putt event with 7.13m.

Olivia’s mother Joanne took the gold in the over 40s age group in the same events, with season’s best throws of 18.67m in the javelin and 6.30m in the shot putt.

MEDALS were secured by Warrington Athletics Club runners in the Sale Harriers Over the Bales cross country races at Crossford Bridge.

Joe Welsby led home the under nines boys' team home in fourth place on 5mins 23secs.

And with Edward Heavey 12th in 5mins 41secs and Alfie Blizzard 25th in 6mins 14secs the team won the silver medals with 41 points.

Thomas Darbyshire also ran well just missing out on being a counter for the team, finishing 27th on 6mins 16secs.

In the under 11s age group Tyreece Swinton ran well to finish in fourth place in 6mins 30secs and with Jacob Pryor fifth in 6mins 42secs, depite a fall, and Thomas Welsby 10th the team won the silver medals on 19 points.

Ellie Barker was the only under 11s girls' runner from the club and ran excellently to take the bronze medal in 6mins 57secs, missing silver by one second and gold by six seconds.

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Ellie Barker