ROWING: RUNCORN Rowing Club's youngsters have again put the town on the map by racing to regional success.
Two of their most-promising crews won titles at the regional trials and thereby qualified to represent the North West of England.
They go to April's Inter-Regional Championships at Nottingham in confident mood.
Jonathan Bennett and Graeme Peace, both of Helsby High School, teamed up with Alan Roberts of Frodsham College and Daniel Shaw from Grange School, Hartford, to win the J16 Quad title at Northwich.
The boys, who all live in Frodsham and have been rowing together for four years, won over a 2.3k course.
Victory was all the more impressive for the girls' J14 double skull as it was a first competition together for Emily Bennett from Helsby High and Kirsty Newton (Frodsham College). Both girls also live in Frodsham.
Meanwhile, Runcorn RC scooped four medals at the North of England Indoor Rowing Championships at Manchester Velodrome.
In the 12-years age group, Jenny Shaw took gold and fellow Helsby High School girl Rachel Clayton bronze. Jenny rowed 500m in two minutes on an ergometer.
Runcorn's other medal winners were Toni Edwards and Katy Hignell, both of Frodsham College, who won silver and bronze in their events.