THREE brothers and four gold medals was the handsome tally for the Merrett family of Chippenham at the Wiltshire Track and Field Championships in Swindon last weekend.

Middle brother Adam, aged 13, took centre stage at Swindon Athletics Track with two golds in the under 15 boys’ hammer and javelin, respectively.

Adam, who is a student at Sheldon School, won the hammer with a throw of 38.78m – just four centimetres off his personal best – and then recorded a PB of 31.41 to land the javelin title.

Owen went into the event as the number two hammer thrower in the country in the under 20 men’s age group, so his sights are firmly set on bigger goals but nonetheless the 16-year-old still won with some style as his throw of 64.05m was just 87cm off his recent lifetime best.

Last but not least, 11-year-old Ciaran, who has only just taken up the hammer event this year, won the under 13s competition with a throw of 17.58m.

The Maxwell twins, who also live in Chippenham, were also in top form at the annual county championships.

Harry and Joshua enjoyed an emphatic one-two in the under 15 boys’ 1500m and, for good measure, both clocked personal best times of 4mins 26.66secs and 4:40.47, respectively.

Joshua then showed his impressive all-round skill by adding the high jump title.

Trowbridge athlete Marcin Olech was a double-gold winner in the senior men’s long and triple jump events while Hilperton’s Rob Howorth won his first senior title on the track in the 800m.

Dominic Murray from Bradford on Avon secured a full set of medals in the under 17 men’s age group with gold in the 100m, clocking a PB of 11.6secs, silver in the high jump (1.70m), and bronze in the 100m hurdles, notching up another PB of 15.36secs.

Avon Valley Runners’ Holly Newman, who is based in Melksham, won the senior women’s 400m and 800m title, and there was a double gold for Marlborough College student Charlotte Longden in the under 20s 200m and long jump.

In the under 17s age group, there were PBs for the Team Bath AC pair of Lottie Silverton in the high jump (PB of 1.50m) and Bradford on Avon’s Alice Wilson in the shot (PB of 10.13m).