BASINGSTOKE and Mid Hants athletes James Beeks and Mair Edwards are celebrating after winning titles at the English Schools Championships.

A total of 13 north Hampshire athletes travelled to Gateshead for the championships, coming home with two gold medals, as well as one silver and one bronze.

Beeks broke away from the field with a lap-and-a-half to run in the intermediate boys 1,500metres steeplechase, winning in a personal-best time of 4min 24.07sec.

Edwards won both her heat and semi-final in the Intermediate Girls 200m, and she couldn’t be caught in the final either, streaking away from the field to win in 24.40sec.

The Clere School pupil Holly Mills claimed a silver medal in the intermediate girls long jump, leaping 5.87m, 7cm less than the winner.

Owen Richardson worked his way through two rounds of the intermediate boys 400m, clocking 49.27sec in his semi-final.

He finished third in the final to win bronze, stopping the clock at 50.15sec.

Basingstoke’s Evie Wilcox was fourth in the intermediate girls discus, throwing 38.96m.

That finish was matched by Basingstoke and Mid Hants’ Caius Joseph, who leapt 6.34m in the intermediate boys long jump.

Ben Pattison was fifth in the junior boys 800m, clocking 2:01:24, while Millie Cook came fifth in the junior shot, throwing 13.12m.

Tobin Hatton-Brown was sixth in the senior boys 110m hurdles in a time of 15.05sec and Freya Davis was eighth in the senior girls 3,000m, stopping the clock at 10:21.18.

Basingstoke and Mid Hants’ Cameron Newton, Myles Richardson and Malachi Gair also travelled to Gateshead as part of a very strong Hampshire team.