SPECIAL Olympians from Halton are still on a high after their exploits at the North-West Regional Games.
Hosted for the first time by the borough - at Kingsway Leisure Centre in Widnes and Runcorn's Brookvale Recreation Centre - the event saw some spectacular performances and results from hometown competitors.
The multi-sport Kingsway club, which was part of the Special Olympics Merseyside team, achieved medal success in each of the disciplines in which they took part.
They had no fewer than 10 all-round champions in gymnastics with level-four rhythmic competitor Philippa Sloane and level-two artistic gymnasts Casey Leigh-Shard and Lisa Littlemore leading the way.
There were also all-round titles for Rachel Fairhurst and fellow artistic contestant Omar Haddad, both at level one.
The other overall rhythmic champions included Paige Roberts, Jessica Collins and Carol Hughes (all at Level A) and at Level One, Tracey Bate and Melissa Hughes.
Golds in other sports were achieved by boccia players Charlotte Waring, Siarna Peate and Chris Palin plus footballer Natalie Donahoe.
Swimmer Ricky Taylor won two golds and a silver.