MARTIAL arts stars were miles ahead with their winning performances in a regional tournament.
Road time over two successive weekends was rewarded when Tracey Wray and Sian Tunstall struck gold at the North Wales Championships.
Now they are set to continue their travels over the next four months by contesting the English Championships in the West Midlands and a competition in Northern Ireland.
A busy eight days began for Wray, 23, and 20-year-old Tunstall with a 260-mile round trip to Hereford for the South Midlands Championships.
Yellow belt Wray brought home silver in her category.
She joined the club, which is linked to the Tae Kwon-do Association of Great Britain (TAGB), four months ago having been a pupil of the World Tae Kwon-Do Federation (WTF).
Tunstall, a green belt who has been a Widnes member for 17 months , was unplaced at Hereford but represented the club well.
The following week, it was off to Deeside Leisure Centre where category titles were won by both women.
They weren't the club's only successes at Queensferry, however.
Junior exponents Louis Purnell, 13, and 14-year-old Anthony McMullin, who are blue belts, put up good performances in their maiden competitions to earn bronze medals.
The four competitors were accompanied by their club instructor, second-dan black belt Geoff Astle, who provided lots of tips and encouragement.
Tracey and Sian now hope to travel to Coventry for next month's English Championships.
They are also targeting a June competition in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.