KERRY Riley spearheaded West Cheshire AC's charge at the popular Chester Spring Five-Mile Road Race.
The under-20 junior ace won first prize in her age category with a time of 35 minutes 55 seconds, just five seconds clear of club colleague Kate Titlow.
U20 junior Alec Beaney headed West Cheshire's men to the finishing line at the Cheshire County Sports Club last Wednesday, securing third place in his age category and 27th position overall with a time of 28:39.
Rick Hayman, representing Sale Harriers Manchester, won the race, which attracted 400 runners.
Hayman posted a time of 25:05, catapulting him clear of Paul Freary (Belgrave) in second spot with 25:19, while Salford Harriers' Tarus Elly finished third in 25:32.
The quartet of Michael Halman, Malcolm Fowler, Stuart Parrott and Andrew Penney earned Wilmslow the men's prize.
Ruth Hetherington, of Wrexham AC, secured top spot in the ladies' race after posting a time of 29:34, finishing clear of Ellesmere Port Running Club's Nicola Bird in second position (29:45).
Tattenhall's Marilyn Kitching won the over-35 ladies prize in 30:03, and Linda Worrall (Chester Tri) won the over-50 prize with 35:08.
Macclesfield Harriers' trio of Alison Hartopp, Anne Farmer and Rachael Lawrance clinched the ladies' team prize. n Fixtures this weekend include the Melbourne Open Track and Field Trophy Meeting at Wavertree, Liverpool, tomorrow, and the Borders Road Running League Sixth Round on Sunday, from the Welsh College of Horticulture, Nor thop.
* Entries are now being accepted for the Cheshire County AA Track and Field Championships being held at Macclesfield on May 12 and 13. Forms can be down-loaded from the county athletics website: cheshireaa.com
Around the clubs
Helsby Running Club
Adair Broughton (68th in 30:16); Graham Lowe (82nd in 30:47); Jane Ashbrook (133rd in 32:31); John Daniels (137th in 32:38); Andy Smith (159th in 33:28); Geoffrey Shaw (169th in 33:55); Holly Taylor (175th in 34:06); Paul Boughey (201st in 35:19); Andy Todd (239th in 37:39); Richard Mitchell (251st in 38:01); Beverley Roberts (252nd in 38:01); Philip Jones (254th in 38:16); Jacqueline Keasley (255th in 38:18); Stephanie Charman (269th in 39:17); Rachel Lambert (303rd in 41:51); Joe Beswick (305th in 42:07); Janet Shaw (327th in 44:02).
West Cheshire AC
Graham Jenkins (30th in 28:46); Louis Humphreys (33rd in 28:51); Andrew Clague (34th in 28:51); Russell Kirk (48th in 29:21); Alan Littler (157th in 34:34); David Herrington (188th in 36:43); Andrew Hetherington (209th in 38:22)
Chester Triathlon Club
Jonathan Bradshaw (30:49); Simon Greenwood (31:27); Mike Rigby (32:15); Magnus Walker (32:29); Peter Timson (34:28); Dave Taylor (34:39); Linda Worrall (35:08); Iain Murray (36:22); Kieran McCusker (36:42); Clare Pritchard (37:04); Sam Roberts (37:43); Janet Taylor (38:03); Dave Brierley (39:24); Sue Haslam (41:01)
Peter Taylor (39th in 29:03); Simon Ellis (54th in 29.32); Marilyn Kitching (63rd in 30:03); Andy Blair (93rd in 31.08); Mark Smith (106th in 31:44); Alison Smith (156th in 33:19); Laynie Stothart-Wilde (117th in 34:13); Dave Clarke (221st in 36:35).