WARRINGTON Athletics Club were well represented at Saturday’s Northern Cross Country Relays as younger members took centre stage.

The under 11s girls were out first as the team of Ellie Barker and twins Sinead and Cara Gregory ran one 1,500m leg each. Their combined time of 18mins 16secs was enough for 11th place.

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Warrington AC's under 11 girls

In the same age group, the boys clocked an overall time of 17mins 10secs to finish 12th.

Eight-year-old Euan Lawton was part of the team alongside Spencer Astbury and Archie Marwood.

Next it was the turn of the under 13s girls, who had two teams in the running.

Harriet Bell, Nia Wharton and Alice Nicholson formed the ‘A’ team and their times totalled 19mins 48secs to finish 15th while the ‘B’ team of Imogen Wharton, Eva Jha and Esme Heavey completed the course in 20mins 16secs and came 20th.

For the boys’ team of Jack Marwood, Tom Welsby and Jacob Pryor finished 12th in the same age group, with the trio’s times adding up to 18mins 16secs.

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Jack Marwood leads a group

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The under 13 boys

Last to go were the under 15s girls, with three Warrington squads competing.

The ‘A’ team were led off superbly by Orla Gregory while Jasmine Jones and Emily Entwistle kept up the pace to finish 12th in a total time of 25mins 40secs.

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Orla Gregory in action

Lucie Davies, Molly Wormald and Eva Ferris combined to clock 26mins 45secs to put the ‘B’ team in 21st place while the ‘C’ team – made up of Maisie Bell, Amelia Smithers and Ruby Smith – were 42nd in 30mins 8secs.

Meanwhile, Paul Bagan ran excellently in an international field in the TCS Amsterdam 8km road race on Sunday.

Starting and finishing in the 1928 Olympic Stadium, Bagan was the second British athlete home and the eighth overall as he clocked 27mins 9secs.

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Paul Bagan

Closer to home, masters athlete Colin Bishop won Warrington Running Club’s five-mile trail race on Saturday to claim the series overall.

He clocked 30mins 34secs to record his third win in the four-race series.

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Colin Bishop

Over the same distance on the road, Jordan Jones and Mervyn Ward impressed at the Green Drive Five race in Lytham on Sunday.

Jones smashed his previous best time of the distance – clocking 26mins 13secs to win the under 20s age group and finish fifth overall – while Ward was the second over 60s runner home in 32mins 41secs.

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Jordan Jones and Mervyn Ward