AMBER SIMPSON has been in record-breaking form in the United States.

Wrexham AAC’s Simpson set a new Welsh record of 70.21-metres when she finished as the runner-up in the hammer event at the Gary Wieneke memorial event, in Illinois.

A quartet of Wrexham racers took part in the Manchester sprints meeting.

In the senior men’s 100-metres, Thomas Walley clocked 11.69 and 11.46 was the time for Oliver Edwards, who achieved a personal best of 23.24 in the 200-metres.

Mannie Thomas competed in the U20 men’s 100m (11.46) and 200m (23.14), while Neil Davies was in action in the M55 100m (13.75) and 200m (26.95).

Turning to the Warrington AC open meeting, where Evie Hughes produced two personal bests to win the U15 girls’ javelin (19.48m) and finish third in the 800m (2-39.06), while personal bests were the order of the day for Grace Hughes in the 1200m (4-43.21) and javelin (14.07), the latter good enough for third spot. George Hughes competed in the U11 boys’ turbo javelin (11.70m), 75m (13.62) and 600m (2-16.57).

There were victories across the board for a pair of Wrexham athletes at the Trafford AC medal meeting.

Annabelle Jones won the U15 girls’ shot (8.83m), javelin (29.79m) and discus (28.21m), while Spencer Jones triumphed in these three disciplines in the U13 boys’ section, with 7.04m, 27.63m and 17.95m.

Oliver Edwards clocked 53.47 in the 400m at the Birchfield Harriers open and there were runners-up finishes for two Wrexham athletes at the North Wales junior open. These went to Lewis Evans (2-17.9) in the U11 boys’ 200m and Sophie Forgrave (7.41m) in the U15 girls’ shot.

At the Llangollen fell races, Amber Bailey (1-37.11) was 27th in the 10-mile event. Leading the way for Wrexham AAC in the 17-mile race was eighth-placed Ally Hughes (2-14.56), followed by James Miles (24th in 2-30.35), Linda Jones (93rd in 3-17.03), Mike Robbins (94th in 3-17.06) and Charles Ashley (131st in 4-34.03).

Andrew Jones (63rd in 30.53) and Richard Westwood (138th in 34.46) were in action at the Chester Spring five-mile road race.

In the women’s race it was victory for Buckley’s Tracy Rogers in 29.02.

Paul Lewtey (36.17) was the leading Deestrider, while personal bests came from Mike Salusbury (39.08) and Steph Salusbury (41.03).

Other Deestriders: Michelle Bowes 37.14; Darren Low 41.51; Kevin Burns 44.51; Fred Aird 46.46; Martin Witty 50.19; Fiona Robinson 53.43; Sue McIndoe 53.44.

Wrexham AAC’s Tony Forster clocked 3-26.20 in the Manchester marathon and there were personal bests from Deestriders Max Dowell 2-57.06, Grant McGowan (3-59.08) and Melissa Bailey (4-56.42).

Other Deestriders: Craig Davies 3-38.18; Nige Parr 3-50.14; Andrea Wadcock Parr 3-59.08; Marc Dixon 4-11.01.

Clubmates Andy Billington (42.53), Darren Low (51.59) and Ann-marie Fauset (57.21) were in action at the Mersey Tunnel 10k, as was Wrexham’s Matt Williams (51.28).

Wrexham’s Immy Jones (1-42.27) was the first U20 woman and 51st overall at the Pier to Pier half marathon, with Simon Williams finishing 179th in 2-09.14. Deestriders Steph Salusbury (1-56.18) and Rhian Lloyd (2-09.30) also competed.

Meanwhile, in the Mynydd Y Cilgwyn fell event, there were Wrexham AAC wins for George Hughes (U11 boys) and Grace Hughes (U15 girls). Evie Hughes was runner-up in the second event, while Ally Hughes was the 11th senior male in 17.39.

There was a strong turnout of Deestriders at Wepre parkrun, where Christine Cammillare was first lady in 25.09.