New Wirral athletics club, Warriors, featured in Birkenhead News just last week, has lost no time in making its mark across multiple sports.
Last weekend saw members of the squad compete at no less than four different events, with some excellent results.
First up on Saturday, some of the older athletes represented Merseyside at the English Inter-County cross country Championships. On a very tough course at Prestwold Hall, Warrior athletes helped Merseyside to some great finishes, highlights were Isla Pastor in 13th helping the U13 girls to a very strong 8th place overall, and Meg Hoshiko in 22nd helped Merseyside to its only medals of the day, a bronze in the U15 Girls.
Also on Saturday, the younger athletes secured an overall silver in the Manchester cross country league, probably the toughest junior league in the North of England.
Sunday was a mixed day of running, shooting, and swimming. Oberon Kearney went to Mold for the final qualification round of the Winter Triathlon, and had new personal bests in shooting and swimming to secure the win and a place in the National Final on 26 March. Thanks to Mersey Tri for helping Obe to hone his swimming.
Last but definitely not least, Warriors had five athletes down at the Abbey Stadium in Redditch for the modern Biathlon swim and run National Schools Final.
The squad had five top-14 places, Hannah Brearton was a very good 14th overall, Annabelle Rogan was 9th overall, with Jasmine Rogan taking bronze in year 4 girls, Charlotte Mackie taking bronze in year 5 girls, and Meg Hoshiko winning her second national medal in two days with a Silver in Year 10 girls.
Warriors also enjoy working with girls from Hoylake Amateur Swimming Club, Woodchurch Swimming Club, and Metro Swimming Club to help their athletes add the running they need to compete in Biathlon and Triathlon.
Maim image: Warriors U11s