IT has been week of some fantastic performances from St Helens Sutton athletes both young and old, and it started with a brilliant pentathlon debut by Elizabeth Greenall at the English Schools' Area Competition in Telford.

Greenall set a season best in the 800m (3:01) and personal bests in the shot put (7.60m) and high jump (1.44m). Her coach Dave Morely said: "It was an impressive debut, and truly shows Elizabeth's range of talent is unlimited."

Then on Tuesday night a couple of senior athletes competed at the Trafford Grand Prix over 1500m, yet the standout performance was from the young Charlie Roberts who smashed his PB over the 800m (2:06) and took himself three seconds below the English School qualifying standard, however frustratingly and sadly the Merseyside selectors have let him down by denying his entry into the team.

On Saturday, David Twigg took on a local race at the Colliers Moss 5 mile, coming back from injury to take second place, while Veteran Andy O'Connor finished 29th.

While Sunday saw the club split, with the St. Helens Sutton beginners group heading to Southport to take part in the 10km and half marathon races, while at the second Cheshire League match, held in Crewe under idyllic conditions, Sutton saw a turnout of 19 juniors and one senior compete, and return home with an impressive 33 PBs.

Notable performances came from Jessica Bainston, Rachael Cahill, Gabriel Mullen, Liam Johnson and Saul Hockenhull, all competing in their first track events for the club and setting excellent benchmarks for them to beat in future competitions.