Runners aged from mere months to 84 years laced up their trainers for the 11th annual Frodsham Downhill Run.

More than 250 competitors took to the 1.3-mile course through the town on July 3.

Setting off from the Frodsham Hill war memorial, the route led down to the finish line in front of Castle Park House and the annual Festival in the Park.

First place went to Christopher Larkin for the third year in a row.

The 16-year-old athlete finished in an impressive time of 5 mins 20 secs, 10 seconds quicker than his record-breaking effort in 2015.

Sarah Larkin took the adult female category, while the veterans field was led by Peter Weatherhead.

The youth groups for runners aged 11-15 were topped by Nathan Sutton and Charlotte Wheeler, while Ben Hardwick and Olivia Brown took the prizes for the under-11 juniors.

A special mention should go to 84-year-old Dilys O’Neill, who has completed the run on each of the 11 years it has been run.

84-year-old Dilys O'Neill races in the Frodsham Downhill Run through the town on July 3

Sponsors Land of Beds put forward their own team to carry a single-bed mattress down the course. Weaver Vale MP Graham Evans was also among the 265-strong field.

Frodsham Community Association organiser Sue Thomson said: “We are very proud to be the organisers of such a popular community event and extremely grateful to the sponsors.

“FCA must also thank the many other groups and individuals who have helped with the organisational tasks which are so essential to a safe and happy run.

“Putting up signs, handing out t-shirts, marshalling the route and providing results are just a few of the jobs that have to be done and the run would not happen without that support.”

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