Herts Phoenix enjoyed a medal-laden success story when they took part in the Herts County Indoor Championships.

Held at Lee Valley, the Gosling stadium-based athletics club came home with 10 gold medals, four silvers and two bronzes.

Beck Grover took the senior men's high jump crown while U20 pair, Matthew Cox and Daniel Biddulph, were winners in the 400m and 800m.

Finley Norman and Dan Skilbeck led a one-two in the U17 400m race while Tofunmi Falegan ran 7.84 seconds to win the U15 boys' 60m.

The girls had just as much success, if not more, and they also had three coming home with multiple medals.

Ena Olivier took gold in the U20 60m hurdles before showing her all-round ability by winning silver in the high jump.

Amelie Horn grabbed silver and bronze in the same events at the U17 level, the silver coming in the hurdles, while Olivia Judge took silver in the U15 long jump and bronze in the 300m.

Sarah Cox just missed out on a medal in the U17 long jump, coming fourth with a leap of 3.53 metres, and she was seventh in the 60m, right behind team-mates Ruvarashe Rusike and Daniella Okoye who were fifth and sixth.

Tiana Rizzo took the win in that one as she continues a fabulous season.

She has also won a silver at the Eastern Championships, in a new PB of 7.60, ranking her fourth in the UK, while she has also gone quicker outdoors too, clocking 12.03 over 100m.

Added to that was a win at the Welwyn Youth Sports Awards.

Other gold medals for Phoenix in the county event came from Amelia Gittens in the U20 60m, her time of 7.69 being a new county record, Louise Grenfell in the U20 400m and Bethany Botheras over the same distance in the U17 age group.

Kaya Meikle was the other from the club to compete, coming fifth in the U15 60m.

Garden City Runners had their own county championship to contend with, although theirs was over mud.

The Herts & Middlesex Vets Cross-country Championships took place at Cassiobury Park in Watford and Mike Russell won bronze in the MV60 category, Paul Gatens rounding out the top 10.

Sean Bowen, Andy Holt and Alex Malzer finished 13th, 22nd and 30th in the MV50 age group.

The latest graduation ceremony for GCRs' couch to 5k programme took place at the Panshanger Parkrun

Hiran Rana, Lisa Coleman, Lindsey Gentry and Jenny Nagle all completed the course with a club spokeswoman saying the graduates have all been "incredibly supportive of each other all the way through, organising additional practice runs outside the sessions and cheering each other on in the Whatsapp group".


They weren't the only ones from the club at Panshanger either Tom Buzzard coming fifth and Bruce Judge 10th.

Helen Stafford, Sarah Durston, Barbara Kubis-Labiak finished second, fourth and fifth in the ladies' race.

In total there were 86 GCRs at parkruns with Rob Hughes coming sixth at Aldenham, the same position as Jamie Rose managed at Kettering.

That same venue saw Alex Faulkner come third lady with Katherine Farrell in sixth.

James Huish had the best result from the club, coming second at Rushmere in Leighton Buzzard.