Wirral Athletics Club has proudly represented the borough once more, after pulling off another fantastic national triumph.

After winning the Roger Bannister Mile as a team on May 6, the Wirral AC Young Endurance Program was invited to compete in the British Miler’s Club National 1k challenge.

Again competing as a squad, the program entered seven full teams - more than any other club in the country.

The competition was very tough this time, with a couple of GB teams also entered, but amazingly the Wirral Endurance Program A team was the overall winner once again and the program placed three teams in the top ten.

Sarah Phelan, coach for the Wirral Endurance Program said: "The team spirit in the squad is fantastic and its been incredible how parents and athletes have kept that going during the lockdown.

Wirral Globe: Emma Fildes in action for Wirral AC, in the British Miler’s Club National 1k challengeEmma Fildes in action for Wirral AC, in the British Miler’s Club National 1k challenge

"We really showed our strength in depth by having seven teams in the top 70 in the country and three in the top ten, including the overall winners.

"It’s amazing that on a like-for-like age-graded basis, our top runners could beat the GBR team.

Although Wirral had its stars out on show, they also ran an internal competition to identify the most improved athletes and organised a club table to include their many talented U11 runners.

The club's top-ranked performer on the day was Keira Brady-Jones, with a time of 2m 36sec - giving her a score of 98.39% against the current 1k world record for her age. She is the existing British indoor champion and the top ranked U17 in the UK.

The Wirral endurance program has shown that if your child has a talent for running, their top-class coaching model can develop them to compete with the best in the country and is now getting national attention from the British Athletics talent program.