ATHLETICS: VALE Royal AC set their own record on Saturday.
The club won more gold medals than ever before at the Cheshire Track and Field Championships at Warrington.
Three set new county records and Vale Royal now have 19 individual champions.
Under 17s Hayley Jones (100m) and Stevie Stockton (3,000m) and junior men's 400m hurdler Thomas Stringer set the new marks for Cheshire.
And with perfect timing, Woodford Lodge pupil Hannah Weedall won the U15s 1,500m in 4mins 57.1secs, a run which also earned her the Marie Birkenhead Mile Cup. It is Hannah's grandfather, former Commonwealth Games runner Brian Hall, who is campaigning for a new artificial running track for Mid Cheshire.
Coach Shaun McGrath said: 'It was a magnificent team effort.
'For a club our size to have 19 champions is incredible and speaks volumes for the depth of talent at the club.'
Vale Royal has 300 members and no base.
Its two running tracks are both made of shale and in a state of disrepair, yet their results are impressive.
Hall's point is the club would get even bigger and better if provided with the basic modern facility.
A £1m facility at Knight's Grange is the aim and the latest idea is that Winsford United and Winsford Town Council could sell the Barton Stadium to help finance the development.
Vale Royal's senior internationals Alex and Tom Carter were comfortable winners of their events; Tom taking the 800m by 1.3secs and Alex the 400m by a margin of nearly four seconds, while Verdin High's Lee Davenport ran to two gold medals inside the English Schools Championships qualifying times.
Men's winners were - Seniors: Tom Carter 800m 1:53.0; Tom Clare high jump 1.80m.
Juniors: Andy Ellis, 2k steeplechase 6:27.4; Geoff Leech discus 40.49 (pb); Thomas Stringer 400m hurdles 58.2.
U17s: James Griffiths (St Nicholas) 800m 2:01.0.
U15s: Lee Davenport 400m 53.1 and 800m 2:05.9; Warren Bolas (Weaverham) long jump 11.05m.
Ladies' winners - Seniors: Alex Carter 400m 57.6.
Juniors: Becky Ellis 1,500m 4:35.9; Kate Lievesley 400m 61.4; Caroline Winder 3,000m 11:29.3.
U17s: Hayley Jones 100m 12.1; 200m 25.0; Virginia Moorhouse (Grange) 80m hurdles 12.2; Stevie Stockton 1,500m 4:57.0; 3,000m 11:06.0; Laura Lambert 800m 2:18.0.
U15s: Morgan Brown (St Nicholas) 100m 12.8, 200m 25.7; Chloe Bennett (Grange) 75m hurdles 12.5.
Other performances: Men - Seniors: T Clare 400m 3rd 54.7. U17s: 800m - S Mitchell 5th 2:09.4; M Carroll 6th 2:12.0; 1,500m - Mitchell 2nd 4:22.0; Carroll 5th 4:43.7.
U15s: E Bridle shot 2nd 9.35m; J Stringer high jump 5th 1.25m.
U13s: J Gibney 75m hurdles 3rd 15.2, high jump 3rd 1.30m; P Wright discus 4th 14.69; shot 3rd 5.82m.
Women - Seniors: N Archer 5,000m 2nd 20:34.5.
Juniors: 800m - F Rudkin 2nd 20.1, B Ellis 3rd 21.4, K Lievesley 4th 21.6; 1,500m - B Carter 2nd 4:48.9, Rudkin 3rd 4:49.3; K Spilsbury 3,000m 2nd 12:48.7; N Abram triple jump 10.65m
U17s: 300m - H Rugen 3rd 44.5, E Coxon 4th 45.8; 800m - L Knight 4th 2:22.5, Coxon 2:28.1; 1,500m - L Tims 3rd 5:00.6, G Lievesley 5th 5:06.4, Knight 6th 5:239.3; 3,000m Tims 2nd 11:08.6, G Lievesley 3rd 11:18.7, S Mc-Clellan 4th 12:43.1; M Penney triple jump 3rd 9.32m.
U15s: 100m - K Balfour 8th 13.7; E Moorhouse, T Carroll heats; 200m - R Wainwright 4th 27.5, E Moorhouse 6th 28.6; 800m - H Weedall 2nd 2:27.2, C Matthews 6th 2:34.0, K Howard 7th 2:35.5; L Jones, E Deerman and K Howard heats.