NINE Warrington Athletics Club runners took part in the high class Mid Cheshire Spring 5K Road Race incorporating the English National 5K Championships at the weekend, with the race winner being awarded The Nick Jones Trophy.

The race was won by Jack Gray from Cambridge and Coleridge with 13mins 58secs.

Appropriately the first runner from the club to finish was Nick’s son Jordan in 58th place with 15mins 12secs, placing him ninth under 21.

Warrington Guardian: Jordan Jones, red vestJordan Jones, red vest (Image: Contributed)

Next to finish in 89th place was master athlete Chris Stanford with 15mins 34secs, placing him seventh in the over 40s age group.

Jack Wadsworth was next in 174th place in 16mins 07secs and was closely followed by Joe Roberts in 181st place in 16mins 12secs for a new personal best and 33rd place under 21.

Newly transferred from Lymm Runners, Jack Pilkington and Dan Schofield came in close together - Jack in 222nd place and Dan 224th with times of 16mins 38secs and 16mins 40secs respectively, with Jack’s being a personal best.

Claire Andrew was next to finish in 465th place overall with 19mins 06secs, placing her 82nd woman and ninth in the woman’s over 40s age group.

Warrington Guardian: Claire Andrew, red vestClaire Andrew, red vest (Image: Contributed)

Close behind Claire in 479th place was Dave Gill with 19mins 21secs to win the over 65s age group.

The final runner from the club was Faith Roberts in 651st place overall in 24mins 23secs placing her 167th woman.

Meanwhile, Warrington Athletic Club’s under 17 athlete Esme Heavey made the journey to Doncaster on Saturday to run at the Doncaster Open Meeting where she continued her recent good form to win the under 17s women’s 1,500m, setting a new personal best 4mins 34.72secs by smashing her previous one by 14.35secs.

Warrington AC held an open meeting at Victoria Park on Sunday for the under nines to under 13s age groups.

For a lot of the athletes this was their first experience of competing in an athletics meeting and there were many fine performances achieved with the first three in each event awarded medals.

Entries were received from all over the north west and even included three athletes from Western AC on the Isle of Man.

Individual winners from the club were Eva Hayes (2mins 43.4secs) and Euan Lawton (2mins 28.7secs) in the under 13s 800m, while in the field events in the under nines age group Jessica Treagust (1.38m) and Luke Horman (12.61m) won the soft javelin.

Warrington Guardian: Euan Lawton with his medalEuan Lawton with his medal (Image: Contributed)

Unattached runner Jude Creaney, who trains with Warrington Athletics Club, won gold in the under nines 75m in 12.7secs.

Warrington Guardian: Jude Creaney with his gold medalJude Creaney with his gold medal (Image: Contributed)

Second-place finishes from Warrington AC athletes were achieved by Ettie Rashud (under nines girls 600m, 2mins 36.9secs), Luke Horman (under nines boys 600m, 2mins 20.7secs), Matthew Ogarra (under 11s boys 75m, 11.9secs), Louis Green (under 13s boys javelin, 13.23m, and long jump, 3.77m), Ethan Roberts (under 11s boys soft javelin, 12.97m), Antonia Morris (under 11s girls soft javelin, 8.01m) and Connor Byrne (under 11s boys long jump, 2.83m).

Third places were achieved by Evie-May Williams (under 13s girls 800m, 2mins 44.1secs), Leah Poole (under 13s girls 100m, 15.1secs), Alex Farrell (under 11s boys 600m, 2mins 03.8secs), Jessica Treagust (under nines girls 75m, 14.0secs) and Holly Dutton (under 13s girls long jump, 3.01m).

Warrington Guardian: Alex FarrellAlex Farrell (Image: Contributed)