BRONZE was the reward for West Cheshire AC's men in the Liverpool and District Cross Country League meeting at Clarke Gardens in Liverpool.
Dave Alexander was their highest-placed finisher, completing the three laps of the long course in eighth place, with a time of 35 minutes 55 seconds.
Graham Jenkins won the over-45 veteran award after coming 28th with a time of 38:53, clear of Andrew Clague (29th in 39:02), Dave Tiernan (39:22 in 32nd ), Gary Withers (third in the over-45s and 41st overall in 39:46) and Graham Earlam (sixth in the over-45s and 47th overall in 40:27).
Andy Duffield finished 62nd in 41:57 while Alan Cooper ran 53:01 for 129th.
West Cheshire were third with 185 points behind St Helens Sutton with 101 and winners Liverpool Harriers with 28.