DAVID Gill was crowned a British champion in the North Downs 30K Multi Terrain Race.

The event in Gravesend, which incorporated the British Masters Championships, was all off road through fields, woods, over stiles and was very hilly on a day when the temperature reached 31 degrees.

The Warrington Athletics Club master athlete was 37th overall, 29th man, with 2hrs 38mins 12secs which put him second in the open 60-69 age group.

In the British Masters Championships, Gill was first in the over 65s age group.

It is the fifth time Gill has contested this race and he has won four golds (2017-2019, 2023) and one silver (2016).

Warrington runners contributed to the Cheshire women’s team winning a match against Staffordshire, Shropshire and North Wales in the Stone St Michael’s 10K Road Race near Stoke.

Louise Blizzard from Warrington Athletics Club was 111th in 43mins 17secs to place her 22nd woman and third woman over 45.

Lymm Runners’ Georgina Walker, who is a second-claim Warrington AC competitor, placed 138th overall, 27th woman and fifth over 45 woman in 44mins 55secs.

First to finish for Warrington AC was Jack Pilkington, 35th, in 37mins 02secs, crossing the line fourth for the Cheshire men’s team which placed fourth.

Warrington Guardian: Cheshire team, featuring Louise Blizzard, centre, Jack Pilkington (125) on her left and Georgina Walker (994) third from rightCheshire team, featuring Louise Blizzard, centre, Jack Pilkington (125) on her left and Georgina Walker (994) third from right (Image: Contributed)

Blizzard also featured in the Warrington 10K Road Race organised by Warrington Road Runners at Woolston Park, finishing 46th overall, third woman and first in the over 40s age group with 43mins 51secs.

Walker, meanwhile, was second in the women’s over 45 age group and 36th woman overall when clocking 21mins 03secs in the Sale Sizzler 5K Road Race organised by Sale Harriers.

Warrington AC’s master athlete Colin Bishop was 84th overall and first in the over 60s age group in 18mins 16secs.

Warrington AC competitors achieved gold medals for their town’s representative team in the Cheshire Schools Minor (year 7) Championships.

Ellie-Grace Stuart took the title in the girls’ 800m when an advance in the final 50m saw her move from third, clocking 2mins 38.8secs.

Warrington Guardian: Ellie-Grace Stuart took the 800m titleEllie-Grace Stuart took the 800m title (Image: Contributed)

Eva Hayes was third in 2mins 40.6secs and Evie-May Williams was fifth in 2mins 46.3secs.

The other gold medal winner was Ruben Evans-Guillen in the boys’ javelin with a personal best throw of 24.72m.

In other boys’ events, Euan Lawton took third place in the 800m in 2mins 28.9secs and in the 1500m Isaac McGuffie was also third in 4mins 52.3secs while Oliver Davenport was fourth in 4mins 57.0secs.

In the 200m, Joshua Pryor finished fifth in his heat in 29.2secs and was seventh in the final in 29.9secs.

In other girls’ events, Isla Jones came home fourth in her heat of the 200m with 31.1secs and finished eighth in the final with 32.7secs.

Ava Gandy finished fourth in the high jump with 1.20m while in the long jump Grace Southerst finished seventh with 3.77m. Isabelle Barker was also seventh in the shot putt with a throw of 5.80m.

Warrington AC over 60s runner Dave Norman produced a season’s best 10mins 56.38secs when finishing 17th in the 3000m C race in a Trafford Grand Prix at Longford Stadium.

Under 17 Jacob Pryor finished fifth in his 1500m series race in 4mins 25.27secs.

Personal bests were achieved by Tristan Tickle, Oliver Davenport, Louis Green and Fraser Savage in a Trafford Athletic Club Medal Meeting at Longford Stadium.

In the under 11s boys 600m, Tickle finished fourth in 1min 55.83secs while Davenport registered 2mins 27.71secs in the under 13s boys 800m.

Under 13 boy Green’s PB came when finishing fifth in his 75m race in 11.66secs, while in the long jump he finished sixth with 3.55m and was third in the high jump with 1.30m.

Savage won three under 15s events, the 200m in 25.02secs, the high jump with 1.65m and the long jump with a PB 5.29m.