JEFF Kettle swapped his club vest for county colours to represent Cheshire in the UK Inter-Counties Championships.
The West Cheshire AC distance runner ran as part of the Cheshire men’s team in the Letty Fell Race at Llangynhafal, near Denbigh.
The event incorporated the inter-counties championships and was the first of the UKA Mountain Challenge series.
Kettle was fourth home for the Cheshire team and finished 100th overall with a time of one hour, 40 minutes and 40 seconds in a field of 230 runners.
The male winner was Martin Cox (Leicestershire) in 1.11:34.
Several West Cheshire AC members are eyeing regional titles at this weekend’s two-day Northern Under 15/U17 Track and Field Championships at Leigh.
Olivia Montez-Brown is targeting success alongside club-mate Amy Williams in the U15 girls long jump, and Olivia will also line up in the 75m hurdles.
Kelly Baker plans to power a path to victory in the U15 girls shot, discus and hammer events, while Tom Kellett has entered the U15 boys hammer.
Stephen Jones will be aiming to continue his good form with an U17 men’s 100m and 200m sprint double, and Chris Goodwin is focusing his sights on the U17 men’s 1,500m title.
Leah Ferrie will line-up in both the U17 ladies 200m and 300m, and Alice Jennings is targeting a podium place in the 80m hurdles.
Gemma Hale will face competition from West Cheshire club mates Alice Jennings and Jenni Potter in the 300m hurdles.
And Alice Jennings is likely to face a tough contest in the high jump which features club mate Victoria Anderson, who has also entered the long jump.
Fixtures this weekend include the Cader Idris 10.5 miles Fell Race with 3500ft of climb, from Dolgellau, on Saturday (1pm start), and the Helvellyn 11 miles Fell Race with 4500ft of ascent from Keswick on Sunday (noon start).
The inaugural Chester Marathon takes place from Chester Rugby Club on Monday (9.30am start), and the Trafford AC Track and Field Medal Meeting for U11s, U13s, and U15s, takes place at Longford Park Stadium, Stretford, on Monday (1pm start).