North East Wales athletes were in scintillating form at the Welsh Junior Track and Field Championships in Newport.

Hammer thrower Amber Simpson's superb season continued unabated as she recorded two dominant victories.

The Deeside AC athlete achieved a Championship best when she threw 54.54 metres to take the U20W honours.

Further success followed in the discus as Simpson topped the podium with her best effort of 38.06 metres, almost three metres clear of Birchfield athlete Candy Lockett in second.

Mia Roberts was another standout performer for Deeside, clocking a season best time of 2:17.24 to take the U17W 800m gold and narrowly edging out Swansea's Caitlin Gwyther (2:17.55).

Another Deeside gold was secured in the boys U15 high jump as Finley Savage a cleared a pb height of 1.65 metres to take first.

Savage then achieved two further PBs as he took 200m silver (23.40 seconds) and long jump silver (5.88 metres) to cap a memorable weekend for the teenager.

Younger brother George followed suit with a PB of 1.65 metres for silver in the U13B long jump before he took 100m bronze (13.50 seconds), with fellow Deesider James Jones winning the U17m 1500m silver (4:18.51).

Siobhan Benson took the U20W 400m bronze with clubmate Hannah Smith also finishing third in the U15G high jump.

Wrexham AC athlete were equally impressive as Sioned Cordiner was crowned Welsh champion in the U17W 1500m with a stunning PB of 4:39.45.

In the same age class, Holly Pemberton followed up her silver medal in the discus (29.85 metres), with bronze in the javelin (35.24 metres).

Rhys Jones was victorious in the U17M triple jump with his PB leap of 12.59 metres and then took silver in the high jump with a clearance of 1.80 metres.

Wrexham's Matt Willis continues to improve as he achieved a new PB 14:24.62 in the men's 5000m race at the BMC Grand Prix in Loughborough.

Clubmate Ifan Oldfield also impressed, finishing among the top 50 at the International Mountain Running U18 Youth Cup in Lanzada, Italy.

Representing Wales, Oldfield clocked 24:20 to place 48th on the undulating 4.3 km course in the far north of the country.

Closer to home, Richard Shearer as Wrexham's fastest finisher at the 5K race of the Rhyl RunFest event, clocking 17:27 to top the M45 rankings and third outright.

Eden O'Dea (18:38) was fastest in the U17W section and seventh outright with clubmate Andrew Jones (1.25:17) seventh in the half marathon.

Wrexham trio Darren Rowlands, Daniel Weston and Ryan Davis combined brilliantly to win the nine-mile Tough Team Challenge Race in Tattenhall on a challenging multi-terrain course.

Aptly-named Wrexham athlete Stephen Walker finished second in the senior section of the British Masters 5K Walking Championships in Horwich with a time of 36:25.

Wrexham pair Gwyn Roberts (42:36) and Richard Westwood (46:50) took on the Stone 10K, while clubmate Alex Woolfenden clocked 2:02.09 at the Wilmslow Half Marathon.

There were top 10 finishes for Wrexham's John Atkinson (21:05) and Deesider Stephen Parry 921:10) who placed eighth and ninth respectively at he latest Erddig ParkRun.

Teenage Deeside AC runner Daniel Parkinson was third fastest at the weekly 5k race at Wepre, where clubmate Steve Jolly (21:40) was sixth.

Members of the North Wales team will be on action at the UK Young Athletes League meeting in York this weekend.

The Callow Hill Race in Little Stretton starts at 11am on Sunday morning, with the Fairy Freckled Cow Trail Race starting at 11.30am from Alwen Reservoir, Conwy.