Nine Halton & Frodsham Harriers took part in the Cheshire County Athletics Association Championships at the Victoria Park track, hosted by Warrington Athletics Club.
Fifteen county medals were brought home by the athletes, including nine golds as the athletes won the title of County Champion for the year.
Saturday saw U15 girls Beth McCarthy, Ellie McCarthy, Jenny Pyatt, Emily Ross and Katie Dinsdale joined by U15 boys Ben Sutcliffe and Mark Knight with U13 boys Tom Price and Christopher Larkin.
On the track, Beth took part in the 200m sprint, booking a place in the final with a time of 29.1s, and improving on her time in the final in 29.0s to finish in 5th place overall. Also in the sprints were Ben and Mark, who took 6th and 7th place in the final. In the U13B competition, Tom produced the first track medal for the club with a silver in a time of 27.4s.
Next on the track were the hurdles races. Christopher got things off to a great start taking the gold medal, winning the U13B 75m hurdles with a personal best time of 15.4s. Ben, taking part in the U15B 80m hurdles also bagged a medal, taking the bronze and equalling his PB in 13.2s. The final Harrier on the track was Christopher, this time in the 800m where he finished in a personal best and club record 2m35.6s to take 5th place overall.
Jenny resumed where she left off last year in the throws, taking the first of her 3 gold medals for the meeting in the hammer with a PB throw of 18m62. In the javelin, Jenny also took gold throwing 24m54, where she was joined by Emily who threw 23m94 to take silver to make it a 1-2 for Halton & Frodsham Harriers.
In the shot put, Ellie threw 7m66 to take the top honours and gold medal. Jenny threw 7m27 to take the county bronze medal, and take her to three medals in the day.
In the jumps, Christopher cleared the 4m mark for the first time with a jump of 4m05 to take his second gold of the day in the long jump. Ellie, taking part in a high quality high jump competition, finished 4th in the county with a leap of 1m30.
Sunday's weather was a little brighter, but also breezier, and started on the track with the 100m sprints.
Ben and Mark once again fought each other in the U15 final taking 4th and 5th places in times of 12.9s and 13.2s respectively. In the U13s, Tom and Christopher both qualified for the final, and both ran the same time in the finals as they did in the heats. Tom took the county silver medal with a time of 13.6s and Christopher finished 8th overall in 15.8s.
Katie took on some of the fastest sprinters in the area in the U15 girls 100m, and qualified for the final in 13.2s, the fastest in any of the heats. Katie repeated this performance in the final and won gold in a time of 13.2s.
In one of the final events of the day, the U13 1500m, Christopher took part in his 6th event of the championships coming home in 7th place in a time of 5m17s.
Jenny once again took gold in the throws, taking her 4th medal of the championships with a throw of 24m50 in the discus.
Ben took a second bronze medal in the long jump with a leap of 5m06.
Christopher achieved another PB in the high jump, clearing 1m36 to take gold in that event, bring his medal tally to 3 golds for the championships.
Full detailed results are available on the PowerofTen website or on the Cheshire AA website.
Well done to all who took part!!