Warriors make history during busy weekend

Warriors Pentathlon and Athletic Club had another busy weekend, as they showed why they are one of the most exciting and fastest-growing clubs in the Merseyside area.

It all started on Friday evening when Isla Pastor and Meg Hoshiko travelled to London with the North West team to compete in the mini-marathon on Saturday morning.

Both ran really well, Isla finishing 25th in the country and Meg finishing 11th. It was a rapid turnaround for both of them as Isla headed to the Peak District and Meg headed for Bath.

This is because they were both racing again this weekend. Isla was amazing in the first round of the English Fell Championships, winning her race by a clear margin, and Meg had to run for the Warriors in the British Laser run Championships, where she managed a brilliant 9th, just 6 hours after the mini-marathon race.

Other great performances at the Fell champs were Daisy McVicar in 4th, and Maisy McGenity, Isla Yorke in the top 20. Overall the team finished 4th but with many more runners available at the next round on May 6th, the Warriors hope to climb the Championship table.

Meanwhile back in Bath, there were some incredible races, as the Warriors combined their shooting skills with their running speed in one of the most difficult races there is. Competing at their first National Championships, the Warriors held their nerve against long-established and much larger Pentathlon clubs. Early success included an individual silver for Eve Beddow, and team silver for the U13 Girls team of Eve Beddow, Charlotte Mackie and Issy Beddow.

A bit of history was made a little later though, as the U11 Girls became the first-ever team from Merseyside to win a National laser run title.

Led by Jasmine Rogan who won the overall event for her first National title, and was followed home by Poppy Boden in Bronze, Ella Boden in 6th and Ameka Eardley in 9th, the girls romped to National victory. Not only they did they make their own history with the win, they also helped Warriors make history as the first club ever to hold National team titles in both athletics and pentathlon. 2 weeks ago the U15 boys team won the England Athletics 5k team title to match this National GB Pentathlon title.

All the athletes who finished in the top 10 on the day now have an anxious wait to see if they have been selected to race for Great Britain at the end of June in Germany at the European Pentathlon championships.

Any athletes who would like to compete in multiple sports should contact Ronan on 07941140629 or visit the website www.runwirral.uk

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