Oswestry Olympians Juniors delivered some fine performances when they competed in the Shropshire County Cross Country Championships on Saturday.

The Oswestry School course proved challenging with almost a foot of standing water at one point.

However, this proved no problem for Liam Rawlings who retained his crown as under-17 county champion for the boys and Bethan Jones who took the silver medal in the U17 girls race.

In the team event it was good performances all-round as the U15 boys earned silver, while the U13 Olympian girls team narrowly missed out on a medal finishing just three points behind Oswestry School.

Former Olympian Juniors who have progressed to the adult section were also to the fore, with Kate Pugh finishing runner up in the U20 women’s race while Tom Wilde and Matthew Collins secured fourth and fifth places respectively in the U20 men’s event.

It has been an eventful cross-country season for the Olympians Juniors with two of the Shropshire League fixtures postponed, with the wet weather making the courses unsafe.

On the positive side the weekly training at Old Oswestry was featured on television when head coach Tracy Bathers reached the final three for the BBC Midlands Unsung Hero.

This was shortly after the club was celebrating as Tracy was named Volunteer Coach of the Year for the West Midlands by England Athletics.

The club has just one cross country fixture remaining with a rearranged final league meeting scheduled for Sunday, January 19 at Much Wenlock.

Club members will also have the opportunity to compete in the Shropshire Schools’ Championships.

Secondary pupils will have little travelling to do with Oswestry School hosting their races on Saturday, February 1.

Entries for this event will be made by schools.