WHEN it comes to the fastest 10km runners in the country, Joe Buckley is top of the lot in his age group.

The Warrington Athletics Club youngster clocked a superb time at Saturday’s Podium 10k race to put him top of the UK rankings for under 20s runners.

Buckley came second in his race, completing the course in 32mins 5secs.

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Joe Buckley

Meanwhile, thee of Buckley’s clubmates took part in the Cheshire half-marathon on Sunday, with achievements including age-group victories and personal bests.

Paul Bagan was the first Warrington runner home and his time of 1hour 16mins 18secs was his fastest over the distance. He finished 45th overall and sixth in the over 40s age group

Not far behind was Steve Watmough, who was the fastest athlete over 55 to finish and 52nd across the line overall as he clocked 1hour 18mins 3secs.

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Steve Watmough in action during the Cheshire half-marathon

Louise Blizzard was the 13th woman to finish – the second aged 45 or over – as she completed the course at Capesthorne Hall in 1hour 28mins 30secs.

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Louise Blizzard

Katie Lowery had a busy week with two events at either end of the country.

First, she took in the 3,000m at the British Milers Club Gold Standard event in Trafford on Tuesday, finishing fourth in her race with a time of 10mins 16.43secs.

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Katie Lowery in action at Trafford. Picture by Pete Brown Photography

On Friday, she was in Scotland running in the Monument Mile Classic in Stirling where she clocked a new personal best time of 5mins 4.02secs to finish seventh in her race as she ran for Edinburgh University.

Meanwhile, there were personal bests for two Warrington Athletics Club members at the latest Trafford Athletics Club open meeting on Saturday.

Emily Jackson ran her best 400m time of 65.53secs to finish fifth in her under 20s race while in the same age group, Joel Birchall was third over 800m in 2mins 0.07secs.

At the same meeting, Phil Knowles won his over 60s 400m race in 67.35secs while Neal Petley was fifth in the over 50s long jump with a leap of 4.35m.