VALE Royal AC stretched their lead over their Cheshire rivals when it comes to women’s racing, at the County Cross Country Championships at Warrington on Saturday.
They provided the winners for the Under 15s, 17s, 20s and senior events.
And there were plenty of other medals, too.
Vale Royal’s British international Charlotte Roach won the senior race, with clubmate Karen Ellison running second.
Another with a national vest, Stevie Stockton, dominated the U20s, winning by three minutes. Rachel Clews was fourth.
Rebecca Craigie won the U17 race and, with Kathy Stringer and Kate Howard, she also shared a team gold – a feat repeated at U15s by Megan Huxley. She had a massive 36 second lead at the tape and shared team glory with Lucy Whittick and Claire Perry.
Gavin Tomlinson came close to making it a seniors’ double for Vale Royal, but had to settle for silver as did Lewis Healey pipped on the line in the Under 13s’ event. He, Josh Boyce, Andrew Zimmer and Matthew Jarman collected a team silver.
Team gold and silver were claimed by Under 20s Chris Perry – who was third – Tom Heaword, Zach Cross, James Griffiths, Tom Bessant and Peter Cox.
There was another collective gold, at Under 13s with Louise Towers, Hannah Bishop and Kate Moulds making up the team.
The club’s boys U11s were team bronze medallists.
Also representing Vale Royal were Louise Meadows, Pheobe Marsden, Sarah McKay, Emma Roberts, Duncan Lee, George Thornley, Zach Jackson, Luke Ackerman (U11s), Cerys Herher, Jade Evans, Rachel Gibson, Jess Lee, Anni Sorensen, Hayley Balphin, Imogen Silker, Emily Plumb, Emiela Boyce (U13s), Hannah Paver, Millie Ashworth, Fiona Weir, Morven Baker, Annie Saunders, Corinna White, Andrew Miles, Mike Bessant, Tom Marsden David Nicholson (U15s); Fiona Rudkin, Mark Mitchell, Stuart Doyle, Tom Annabell, James Edwards, Mike Harrington, Colin Rathbone (seniors).