WEST Cheshire AC struck gold at the Cheshire County Cross Country Championships.
The club’s under 11 girls trio – Tamsin O’Keefe, Anna Crayston and Ellie Finn – combined to win team glory at Reaseheath College, Nantwich.
Tamsin also won the individual race with a time of 10 minutes 16 seconds, just six seconds clear of Anna in second spot, while Ellie clocked 11:13 for 10th position, just five seconds ahead of team-mate Molly Jones in 11th place.
West Cheshire won the team prize with 13 points.
Jack Chapman, Sonny Dean and Paul Morrison combined to earn West Cheshire second team position in the U11 boys event.
Chapman finished second in the individual race with a time of 9:03, just 11 seconds adrift of winner Sam Evans (Warrington), while Dean (eighth) and Morrison (ninth) registered 9:49 and 9:58 respectively.
West Cheshire’s Ben Grinter (14th in 10:15), Adam Howe (15th in 10:19) and Sion Roberts (16th in 10:27) combined to earn fifth team position, while Harvey Tegg (20th in 10:36), Ewan Bradley (22nd in 10:47) and Charlie Potts (28th in 11:05) linked up for seventh team spot, ahead of Charlie Clarke (40th in 14:54).
Dave Alexander secured third place in the over-40 men’s event after posting 42:10, ahead of club colleagues Andrew Clague (45th in 47:08), Dave Tiernan (48th in 47:25), Mark Davies (55th in 48:13), James Jones (100th in 56:03), Dave Hough (106th in 58:06) and Stephen Howarth (128th in 73:02).
West Cheshire finished sixth in the veteran men’s team event and ninth in the senior men’s team competition.
Evan Roberts secured a bronze medal after posting 12:59 for third spot in the U13 boys race.
He was supported by Christy Mageean (seventh in 13:29), and Curtis Rodway (14th in 14:11) to earn West Cheshire AC third position in the team competition.
Jac Goodall (16th in 14:15), Sam Grinter (25th in 14:54), and Cameron Bradley (26th in 15:00) combined to earn eighth team spot, while the trio of Alex Mason (28th in 15:27), Mitchil Collins (29th in 15:33), and Harri Britton (36th in 16:11) finished ninth team, and Rory Willson clocked 16:39 for 40th position.
Issy Clarke completed the U13 girls race for eighth spot in a time of 15:29, ahead of Hannah Bissell (15th in 16:14) and Beth McMahon (22nd in 17:52) to earn West Cheshire fourth team position.
Katie Clarke clocked 15:07 for 11th position in the U15 girls race ahead of Jessica Renner (14th in 15:27), while Chris Harrop (10th in 18:27) and Cameron Weaver (13th in 19:26) completed the U15 boys event.
Ellen McMahon finished 14th in 23:56 in the U17 women’s race, and Niall Harrison posted 28:40 for 15th spot in the U17 men’s event.
Chris Goodwin represented West Cheshire AC at the Sale Indoor Open Meeting at Sport City where he posted 24.89 seconds for second spot in the under 20 men’s 200m.