MAIDENHEAD Athletics Club won three individual bronze medals at the Berkshire County Sportshall Championships on Sunday, despite many athletes competing in a gruelling cross country the day before.

The medal winners were Olivia Phelps (Under-15 girls), Olivia Hall (U13 girls) and Adam Ulhaq (U13 boys).

The U13 boys’ blue team of Luke Hynes, Jacob Snowdon, Callum Nicoll, Harry Shrimpton, James Badham and Ulhaq finished second. Phelps, Abbie Jones, Laura House and Michaela Nicoll made up the U15 girls’ blue team that also finished second.

There were some outstanding performances on the day. In the U11 girls’ event, Olivia D’Aversa won the standing triple jump with Hall third.

Hall won the vertical jump and took second place over two laps. Sienna Heape was joint-third in the speed bounce.

For the U13 boys Ulhaq won the two race and came second in the speed bounce. Badham finished second in the vertical jump and was eighth overall.

Hynes came second over four laps but easily won the six lap event. He was fifth overall.

In the U15 girls’ event, Phelps came joint-first over two laps, second in the standing long jump and third in the speed bounce.

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PHOTO: The Maidenhead Athletics Club Under-15 girls.

Jones, seventh overall, was second over four laps and Nicoll runner-up in the speed bounce. Lucy Thornton finished ninth overall.

The U15 boys did very well in a strong event. Jake Lewington came joint-third in the standing long jump and 10th individually.

Hynes came first in the U13 boys’ race at a Chiltern League Cross Country fixture in Keysoe, North Bedfordshire on Saturday.

The club hosted the Berkshire Cross Country Championships at Braywick Park where Hynes came second in the U13 race and qualified for the inter-county championships in Birmingham.

Nathan Brammer came 10th in the U17 race and narrowly missed out on qualifying.

Sam Brewster and Adam Stage took part in the Winter Enigma in Milton Keynes, one of the first marathon events of the year.

In his very first marathon, Brewster came home first in three hours, three minutes and 57 seconds (3:03.57). Stage was not far behind in second place in 3:08.15 taking eight minutes off his previous best.

Matthew Davenport led home 21 Maidenhead members at the annual Cliveden Cross Country race. He came second overall in a time of 48.26.

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PHOTO: The Maidenhead Athletics Club Under-13 boys.

Margarate Maton was third in the ladies’ over-40 category in a time of 48.26. Dave Waterman came second in the men’s over-70 race with 58.18.

Pauline Siddons was first in the ladies’ over-70 event with her time of 1:01.13.

Michael Hiscott had surgery on both his feet in 2016 but was back racing in the Clevedon Four-Mile Boxing Day race where he finished second with a time of 19.39.

He also raced the Nos Galan New Year’s Eve 5km and ended up in 11th place with 15.03.