Oswestry Olympians athletics club's junior section had more success to celebrate last month after 10 of its members were selected for the Shropshire county side.

The 10 members were chosen as part of the Shropshire team for the Inter Counties competition and the English Schools cross country races.

For Matthew Collins, it was his first selection for the county after many years of hard work and perseverance, while for the Roberts family, it was a double celebration with Evan and his sister Seren both selected to wear county vests.

The first weekend in March saw no fewer than seven Olympians travel to Loughborough as part of the Shropshire team to compete against the best in the UK in the Inter Counties Championships.

In the first race of the day, triathlete Collins was undaunted by the muddy conditions and shone as the first Shropshire runner home, finishing an outstanding 43rd out of 179 under-20 finishers, with teammate Tom Wilde coming in 123rd.

Oswestry also had two runners in a field of 250 competitors in the U17 boys race.

Midland Counties champion Liam Rawlings claimed a top-40 place, while Evan Roberts completed the course in fewer than 27 minutes.

In the U17 girls race, Bethan Jones was the first Shropshire runner home with a top-100 place against more than 270 competitors.

Oswestry also had representatives in the U15 and U13 boys races through Cato Pugsley (266th of 280) and Aaron Warburton (269th of 293).

The following weekend, conditions were again muddy and challenging when two Olympians had the honour of competing for Shropshire in the prestigious English Schools Championships at Sefton Park, Liverpool.

Experienced campaigner Rawlings shone with a top-30 finish against almost 250 competitors.

Seren Roberts, in her first year as a county athlete, successfully completed the junior girls course.