OUTSTANDING performances from the region’s athletes yielded a bumper medal haul at the Welsh Senior Championships in Cardiff.

Wrexham’s Thomas Walley continued his prolific form this season as he enjoyed a memorable weekend in the capital.

Walley retained his Welsh Championship titles in both the pole vault (4.66m) and the triple jump (14.08m), setting a new club record in the latter.

He also won a silver medal in the long jump (6.59m) to cap a superb individual showing at the two-day event.

Club-mate Amy Odunaiya excelled in the women’s 200m as she sprinted to a winning time of 24.95 seconds to top the rankings, while fellow Wrexham athlete Holly Pemberton took the javelin silver with a 37.17m PB distance.

Deeside members were also among the honours, with Amber Simpson securing the hammer title by throwing 55.85m.

Sabrina Fortune was equally dominant in the women’s shot put, with a 13.34 effort sending her to the top of the podium.

Bronze medals for Deeside clubmates Tom Maguire and Tia Owens followed in the U15 section, the pair competing in the 300m and hammer events respectively.

Deesiders were in fine form too at the Northern Senior League Meeting in Wrexham, where Owen Hibbert took 800m gold (1:59.8) and 400m bronze (52.6 seconds).

There was triple success for Rhian Williams in the 100m (13.2 seconds for bronze), long jump (4.8m for silver) and triple jump (10.62m for silver).

Dave Stokes captured double bronze in the pole vault (2.330m) and hammer (24.14m), Tyler Cartlidge scooped the 1500m bronze (4:25.1) and Siobhan Benson took the 400m silver (1:01.5).

There were single bronze medal successes for Ali McLellan in the 200m (27.7 seconds), Hannah Smith in the high jump (1.40m) and Amy Crocombe in the shot putt (7.26m).

Competing on home soil, Wrexham also found themselves among the medals as the host team finished second outright to eventual winners Altrincham.

Sioned Cordiner led the way as she triumphed in the 1500m (5:16.4) and 3000m (10:40.4) before running as part of the triumphant 4x400 relay team (4:44.5).

Holly Pemberton took the discus (28.97m) and javelin (38.97m) golds, with Amanda Cooking bagging double silver in the long jump (4.51m) and triple jump (9.27m).

In the men’s section, Rhys Jones emerged with a hat-trick of golds in the high jump (1.70m), triple jump (13.17m) and pole vault (3.01m).

Neil Edwards shone in the discus with a winning 30.94m effort, while Luke Northall took the 5000m silver (16:33.0), Nik Mesney earned the 200m bronze (23.6 seconds), and Gareth Price-Lovell took the 400m bronze (58.4 seconds).

Deeside’s Toby Lemon broke the club’s U11 Boys 200m record, as he clocked 29.3 seconds at the Wenlock Olympics to finish second.

Meanwhile Wrexham teenage athlete Joely Edwards broke a 19-year javelin record during the recent Castell Alun School sports day.

Competing in the U17W section, Richards threw 24.83m to surpass the previous record by more than 2.5 metres.

There was a top 10 finish for Wrexham clubmate Sean Merryweather at the Manchester 10k, where a time of 34:51 secured seventh place outright.

Joel Gomes was Wrexham’s man in form at the latest Erddig ParkRun, clocking 17:53 to set the pace at the 5k course.

Club-mate Harvey Davis (third in 19:53), David Millington (eighth in 21:13) and Gwyn Roberts (10th in 21:13) were the club’s other standout performers.

Buckley Runners’ Chris Myles (19:18) was second fastest at last weekend’s Wepre ParkRun, where St Helens Striders man Peter Fairclough (19:01) led the way.

Emma Howe and George Hyde both secured podium places at the English Schools Track and Field Championships.

The West Cheshire members impressed at the annual fixture held at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.

Howe nailed a new under 20 women’s personal best throw of 44.87m to pocket a silver medal in the senior girls javelin competition, and Hyde powered his way to second spot in the senior boys shot put with a throw of 16.73m.

The pair were two of eight Cheshire Schools medallists which included three former West Cheshire members - Abigail Pawlett winning the intermediate girls long jump, Emily Misantoni winning the intermediate girls 300m hurdles and Holly Weedall winning the junior girls 1500m.

This weekend’s race action starts at 11am on Saturday with the Young Athletes League U13/U15 meeting in Warrington, while the Snowdon Mountain Race in Llanberis begins at midday.

The Welsh Masters T&F Championships in Brecon take centre stage on Sunday, with action underway at 11.30am.