A TATTENHALL Runners member was crowned North Wales five-mile road running champion after a stunning victory in Abergele.
Marilyn Kitching, the first lady home in 31 minutes and 30 seconds, set a new North Wales ladies over 40 record.
She is now potentially on for international duty in the Marakesh half marathon.
Tattenhall are recording victories all over the place, with Mike Whiteside recently winning his age group in the Mad Jack’s Five Mile race in Shrewsbury.
He crossed the line in 39.05 as the first veteran over 60.
Tattenhall’s ladies were in supreme form in the Bangor leg of the North Wales Cross County Championship on a muddy and technically demanding course and now top the league after beating second-placed Eryri by 25 points.
First home for Tattenhall was star turn Kitching, fourth on the day.
Liz Crawshaw ran superbly with a sore knee to finish seventh, Jo Marsden was close behind in ninth and Sarah Hammond was 13th.
There were four more ladies in the blue, white and gold to bolster the team score by knocking runners from other clubs down.
Sara Atkinson was fifth lady for Tattenhall and 20th overall, with Amanda Davies finishing 24th. Cath Jones and Grace Hart battled it out together to finish close in 55th and 57th.
The men were fifth overall and a mere 16 points off a top-three finish.
Kennet Svendsen returned from a long lay-off to finish a fine 16th and next home was Ian Lancaster followed by Peter Taylor, Simon Ellis, Andrew Gooda and Mike Whiteside as six counters.
Steve Hammond, Rob Webster and Dave Carnelly also toughed out the demanding Bangor course to provide Tattenhall with a superb showing.