THREE West Cheshire AC distance runners have prize-winning performances in their sights.
Alec Beaney, Louis Humphreys and Alan Littler are poised to secure awards after the penultimate round of the Manchester Area Cross Country League series.
Beaney finished third in the under 20 age group at Stockport’s Woodbank Park in the latest round of the series, clocking 36 minutes 42 seconds for 38th position overall in the men’s race.
He is currently first overall in the U20 age group standings ahead of the final round scheduled to be held at Wythenshawe Park in Manchester on Saturday, February 7.
Humphreys was fourth in the U20 race at Stockport with a time of 37:59, and 57th overall in the men’s race, and he is now second overall after four rounds.
Littler completed the West Cheshire U20 contingent at Stockport, finishing ninth and 160th overall in a time of 46:02.
The trio have earned West Cheshire a team score in three of the four rounds to date and are lining up top spot in the team event at Wythenshawe.
They were joined in the men’s race at Stockport by Russell Kirk, who was 72nd in 38:48, and Steve Russell- Ingram, who clocked 52:26 for 189th position.
Eleanor Robinson finished 42nd in the ladies race and 25th veteran lady in 30:20 at Stockport, ahead of Lisa Davies who was 64th overall and 39th in the veteran race with 32:19.
Alex Kirk completed the U13 boys race in 14:18 for 18th position, and Michael Ellis grabbed 21st spot in 14:29.
Fixtures this weekend include the Cheshire County AA Cross Country Championships at Knight’s Grange Sports Complex, Winsford, tomorrow (11.30am start), and the England Athletics U20 and Senior Indoor Combined Events Championships which will be staged at Sheffield tomorrow and Sunday.