IMOGEN Wharton ran superbly in sweltering conditions to win the 3K Abersoch Beach Race in a course record 12mins 32secs.

The Warrington Athletics Club runner improved by 10secs the record set in 2013 by Cari Hughes, who has gone on to represent the UK in European and World Cross Country Championships.

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Wharton’s twin sister Nia gave up athletics to concentrate on football but she also ran, finishing fifth in 14mins 37secs.

Under 11 Leonard Broadhurst collected his first medal when he finished third in the Jubilee Bridge Kids Race in 4mins 23secs, and his young sister Alaina finished 53rd in 8mins 07secs.

Warrington Guardian: Leonard Broadhurst and his sister AlainaLeonard Broadhurst and his sister Alaina (Image: Contributed)

The second round of the UK Youth Development League lower age group, under 13s/15s, took place at Bury with Warrington AC gaining their second win of the season.

Athletes achieved 22 personal best performances between them in the sweltering conditions.

In the under 15s age group wins came in the boys from Caleb Adelani, A 300m, 38.9secs; William Kenwright, B 300m and B shot putt, 5.71m; Sebastian Hampson, A 1500m, 4mins 51.2secs; Fraser Savage, A high jump, 1.65m; Thomas Darbyshire, B discus, 16.97m; Daniel Shallcross, A hammer, 17.76m.

The 4x100m relay team of Alistair Robson, Daniel Shallcross, Fraser Savage and Caleb Adelani also won in 49.6secs.

In the under 15s girls, wins came from Hilary Lam, B 100m, 13.2secs; Sarah Ashcroft, A 800m, 2mins 27.2secs; Sinead Gregory and Emily Kinsey, A & B 1500m, 5mins 18.4secs and 5mins 20.6secs respectively; Olivia Crawford, 75m hurdles, 11.9secs; Abigail Adelani, A discus, 17.01m.

The 4x300m relay team of Sinead Gregory, Emily Kinsey, Cara Gregory and Sarah Ashcroft won in 3mins 18.1secs.

In the under 13s boys, wins came from Joshua Pryor, B 150m and B 800m, 21.8secs and 2mins 49.8secs; Isaac McGuffie, A 800m, 2mins 27.0secs; Euan Lawton, A1200m and B javelin, 3mins 48.3secs and 10.33m; Oliver Davenport, B 1200m, 3mins 52.2secs; Ayan Tripathi, B high jump, 1.10m.

In the under 13s girls, the wins came from Eva Hayes, A 800m, 2mins 42.8secs; Evie-May Williams, A 1200m, 4mins 10.8secs; Ellie-Grace Stuart, B 1200m, 4mins 41.4secs.

All athletes performed to the best of their ability and produced 22 personal bests and 1 equal personal best in events that they had done before while many also done events for the first time.

Match Result: 1 Warrington Athletics Club 419.5 points; 2 Horwich RMI Harriers 320; 3 Bury Athletics Club 290; 4 Team North Cumbria 259.5; 5 Lancaster & Morecambe Athletics Club 184; 6 Border Harriers & Athletics Club 172.

League table, after two matches: 1 Warrington 12pts (889.5pts); 2 Horwich 10pts (695); 3 Bury 8pts (610); 4 Cumbria 6pts (573.5); 5 Border 3pts (370); 6 Lancaster & Morecambe 3pts (350).

Warrington AC’s Dave Watson made the journey to Silverknowes, Edinburgh, to take part in The Scottish Mile, run in scorching conditions along the coast road on the Firth of Forth.

Watson finished as the second over 65 in 5mins 35secs in what was his first time running an actual mile race on the road. He went through 1500m in 5mins 13secs which would be a personal best by eight seconds.

Many more Warrington AC competitors have been in action up and down the country.

David Norman was 34th in the Power of 5K road race organised by Lancaster & Morecambe AC in 18mins 19secs to win the over 60s age group.

Fellow master athlete David Gill was 29th in the James’ Place Halewood 5K road race with 19mins 26secs to win the over 65s age group.

Two more master athletes took part in the Harrock Hill Race at Bispham Parbold, Lancashire.

Claire Andrew finished 42nd in 40mins 48secs to place second woman and first woman over 40.

Steve Burthem finished 62nd in 42mins 36secs to place second in the over 60s age group.

Meanwhile, Katie Lowery competed in the Glasgow Athletic Association Miler Meeting held at Crownpoint Road, Glasgow, finishing second in the 3000m A race for women in 9mins 29.47secs behind former English under 17s cross country champion Jess Bailey of Leven Valley. This time improved Katie's personal best by nine seconds.

Four from the club took part in the Trafford Athletics Club Distance Grand Prix at Longford Stadium with two achieving personal best times.

In the 1500m series, under 17s Jack Marwood and Jacob Pryor finished fifth and eighth in their respective races with PBs of 4mins 07.62secs and 4mins 24.84secs.

Jack had not run the distance on the track since last season but he improved his time by almost 20 seconds.

In the 800m series, under 20 Ben Pucill and under 17 Esme Heavey both finished fifth in their races with times of 1min 58.84secs and 2mins 14.99secs respectively, with both being very close to their personal bests.

Three of the club's athletes took part in the Trafford Athletics Club Medal Meeting at Longford Stadium.

In the under 15s girls 75m hurdles, Olivia Crawford won with a new personal best 11.73secs which moves her to 10th in the UK rankings.

In the under 13s boys 800m, Oliver Davenport was also a winner with 2mins 28.48secs around half a second outside his best time.

Under 15 girl Ellie Barker finished third in her 300m race in 44.07secs and also fourth in her javelin with a throw of 20.87m.