INDIVIDUAL and team silver in the under 11s girls race and overall bronze for the U13s boys made it a rewarding day for Halton and Frodsham Harriers.
Harriers athletes overcame very heavy conditions at Forest Park to produce some fine performances.
Jess Parsons’ silver medal in seven minutes and 14 seconds was good news for the U11s girls.
The downside was the fall taken during the event by team-mate Jess Wright, which left the Cheshire U11s triathlon champion with a suspected broken ankle.
Jenny Pyatt was fifth (8:06), Anna Williams 10th (8:46), Kate Merrill 11th (8:56), Katie Morgan 12th (9:00), Tori Acton 19th (9:40) and Katie Watson 22nd (10:45).
Jess Parsons, Pyatt, and Williams won the team silver medals on 17 points.
The Harriers’ B team of Merrill, Katie Morgan, and Acton finished fourth (42pts).
Robbie Conduit led home the club’s U11s boys for a fine ninth place (7:36). Charlie Fletcher was 14th (8:00), Jack Peacock 21st, (8:33) and George Metcalf 23rd (10:44).
Conduit, Fletcher and Peacock took fourth place in the team competition.
Rachel Blount had a testing run in the U13 girls’ race, finishing 16th (15:51). Hannah Marsden was close behind in 19th place (16:37) and Emma Pyatt 24th in 17:45.
The trio were seventh in the team placings. Emma Scott was 28th (18:17), and Amy Wright 35th (21:.57).
The club had more medal successes in the U13 boys event.
Matthew Hulse just missed an individual medal when finishing fourth place, six seconds behind the third-placed runner, in 13:05.
He was part of the bronze-medal winning Harriers team along with Robert McGeachie (6th, 13:17) and 12th-placed Patrick Stradling (14:00).
Richard McGeachie was 20th (14:39) and Matthew Blount 26th (16:00).
By the time the U15 boys race was off, the course had been well churned up and Mark Coman lost his shoes in the mud finishing the race barefoot in 17th place (17:03).
David Tomalin came home in 23rd place (18:23), Sam Stradling 31st (19:07).
The quartet were seventh in the team competition. Harriers’ Mike Fryer was 38th in 21:44.