WREXHAM AC athlete Matt Willis continues to impress on the international stage after a nail-biting triumph at the ETU Triathlon European Junior Cup in Portugal.

The ITU Junior Duathlon World Champion maintained his impressive form this season, winning gold for Great Britain in a race that culminated in a sprint finish.

After strong displays in the swimming and bike events, Willis then ran stride for stride with Portugese athlete Ricardo Batista before he delivered the killer kick and broke free to take the finish tape by a one-second margin.

There was a creditable third-placed finish for host club Wrexham in the latest Cheshire League Track and Field meeting at Deeside’s Coleg Cambria stadium.

In the men's section, there was a gold medal for Salvatore Di Caro Catarrato after his run of 2:05.3 in the 800m event and for Neil Edwards in the javelin (40.16 metres).

Edwards then collected silver after a clearance of 1.45 metres in the high jump, while Thomas Walley finished as runner-up in the 100m sprint (11.9 seconds).

Amie Bagnall led the way for the club's senior women as she triumphed in the 3,000m race (10:43.1), while Ellie Collins topped the javelin honours with a throw of 24.23 metres.

In the U17 section, Evan Williams topped the podium in both the 100m sprint (11.8 seconds) and high jump (1.56 metres), with Holly Pemberton and Ella Hunter winning the girls javelin and triple jump respectively.

There was a bronze for U13 athlete Cameron Williams (15.2 seconds) in the 100m sprint, with Evan McGlynn taking the U11 boys 75 m silver and long jump bronze.

Deeside AAC were in equally fine form, with the U11B team of Toby Lemon, Alfie Bie, Isaac Walker, Ryan Clough, Cai Williams, Oliver Maguire, Oliver Slack, Gethin Brown, Lewis Davies, Cole Randles, and Osian Stacey winning every track race in their age group.

The relay team of Lemon, Bie, Walker and Clough set a club record in the 4 x100m relay of 61.3 seconds, with Lemon also Toby also equalling the club's 75m record of 10.9 seconds.

The club's U11G team also impressed, with Olivia Scrimshaw claiming 75m bronze and long jump gold (3.79 metres).

George Maguire was awarded the throws performance of the day after his best effort of 7.39 metres clinched the U13B shot putt title.

Lloyd Robinson placed third in the 200m race with a time of 30.0 seconds, Tom Molloy scooped 800m silver, while Sam Bailey placed third in the high jump with a clearance of 1.20 metres.

In the senior men's event, Deesider Matthew Harding claimed to third-place finishes after clocking 12.4 seconds in the 100m sprint before clearing 1.35m in the high jump.

U17W athlete Ellie Small took the 1500m race honours, with clubmate India Ashley placing third in the 100m sprint.

Further sprint success followed in the U17M section where Oliver Owen clocked 11.7 seconds to finish as runner-up in the 100m sprint.

Fellow Deesider James Jones topped the podium and took the 800m title with a winning time of 2:04.8.

A time of 24.6 seconds saw Thomas Maguire take the U15B 200m gold, with further medals for U13G athletes Emily McKenzie (100m sprint) and Maisy Parry (800m and long jump).

Four Deeside AAC athletes ran strongly at the Welsh Trail Running Championships held in Aberystwyth.

Gwyneth Parry led the way in the U17L race as she placed first to be crowned Welsh Champion.

Matt Anthony claimed a third-place finish in the U15B race, with clubmates Edward Woodhead and Huw Wynne Jones finishing third and fifth respectively in the U17M race.

There was a new PB for Wrexham's Alice Odunaiaya at the British Universities and College Sport Championships in Bedford.

Racing for Birmingham University Odunaiya clocked 25.35 seconds in the 200m heats - a time bettered in the final by her sister Amy (24.56 seconds), who finished sixth outright on the day.

Daniel Weston triumphed at the Erddig 10K Trail Race, where the Wrexham man clocked 35:19 to top the rankings five seconds ahead of second-placed Richard Shearer and fellow clubmate Darren Rowlands (35:27) in third.

Wrexham's other finishers included David Millington (41:39), Peter Hughes (43:54), Richard Westwood (46:02), Deb Pugh (48:11), Nick Venables (51:44), Jeremy Davies (55:35), Lynda Rowlands (58:14), Peter Howell (1:05:26) and Alexis Baty (1:09:02).

Eden O'Dea (20:17) was eighth fastest at the latest Erddig ParkRun, where the Wrexham teenager placed ahead of Buckley Runners man David Jones (23:10).

Three Deestriders runners took part in this year’s London Marathon, where Christine Cammillare clocked an impressive time of 3:46:00 to place ahead of first-timer Jo Houghton-Davies (4:31:28) and Scott Jones (4:40:37).

Wrexham will host the latest stage of the North Wale Track and Field Championships at 11am on Saturday.

The region's runners will then be in action at the Market Drayton 10k, which starts at 11am on Sunday.