ST HELENS Sutton A.Cs Junior athletes have had a busy and successful time of it recently.

In the Northern 5k Road Running Championships held at Wythenshawe Park Manchester U17 athlete Liam Johnson had another excellent run to earn a place on the podium with the superb time of 15mins 40 secs to finish second in his age category and take the Silver medal.

Also running in the U17 Men's race was Will Vose who ran the very good time of 18 minutes 12 seconds for 39th place, meanwhile in the U17 ladies section Lily Birkett also ran the very good time of 20 minutes 54 seconds to take 14th place.

Other runners keeping up the theme were U15 Boys Riley Underhill 17 minutes 48 seconds 23rd, Luke Wilson 18 minutes 33 seconds 36th and in the Under 15 girls Nicole Anders ran 24 minutes 50 seconds for 24th position.

The previous week in the English Schools Liam Johnson finished 22nd and Bobby Birkett 154th.

Also on the same weekend the Over The Bales Race for Juniors took place in Sale Manchester results were as follows.

U13 Boys: Bobby Birkett 1st, Sam Callaghan 12th, Ryan Crowder 20th, Lucas Vine 21st and Will Stamper 22nd. With the team finishing an excellent 3rd.

U13 Girls: Sophie Long 10th, Melissa Goddard 12th.

U11 Boys: James Goddard 13th, Woody Dean 29th.

U11 Girls: Evelyn Bushall 54th, Lucy Clauge 55th and Elise Stamper 56th.

Under 9 Boys Ethan Crowder 49th.