ALEC Beaney and Laura Bestow bagged county medals at the Chester Spring Five-Mile Road Race.
The West Cheshire AC pair produced impressive displays at last Wednesday’s event, which was staged by the club from the Cheshire County Sports Club in Upton.
Alec won the Cheshire under 20 junior men’s silver medal, clocking 28 minutes 26 seconds for 13th position overall.
And Laura secured a silver medal in the Cheshire women’s championship, clocking 32:46 for 95th position in the overall race and claiming fourth spot in the women’s race overall.
West Cheshire’s Dan Harris continued his impressive form by rounding the flat and fast five miles course in a time of 28:50 for 18th position.
Andrew Clague was next home for the purple-vested host club, clocking 30:06 for 36th place.
Jeff Kettle (48th in 30:29) finished just one second ahead of Russell Kirk in 49th position.
Max Woods clocked 32:01 for 80th place, in front of Alan Bevan, who secured 85th spot in 32:23.
Julian Clarke was West Cheshire’s next man home in 107th place with 33:15, beating Mark Gould (156th in 35:01) and club coach Neil Atkinson (158th in 35:02).
Nic Ogilvie completed the course in 35:34 for 165th position, in front of under 20 junior Alan Littler (174th in 35:50) and over-60 veteran Brian Hastings, who posted 35:53 for 177th position.
Christopher Cain secured 184th place in 36:04.Clive Sykes (207th in 37:14), Eleanor Robinson (209th in 37:33) and Steve Russell-Ingram (216th in 38:06) followed.
Michael Gandy finished 224th in 38:30, clear of Andrew Thompson (244th in 39:04) and Sacha Kendall-Woods (266th in 40:31).
Jamie Loxam (Stockport Harriers) won the race in 26:23.
Nicola Bird (Ellesmere Port RC) won the ladies title in 30:11.
Fixtures this weekend include West Cheshire AC’s jumps and throws taster day at Cheshire Oaks High School, Ellesmere Port, on Saturday (10am-noon) and the Cheshire Track and Field League at Deeside College, Connah's Quay, on Sunday.