Kerry in a hurry in South Cheshire 20-mile road race

LEEK athlete Kerry Marchant produced an excellent performance to win the over-40 veterans title at the South Cheshire 20-mile road race, which started and finished at Shavington, near Crewe.

The 43 year old teaching assistant, who represents Staffordshire Moorlands AC, was 41st of the 187 finishers.

Marchant, pictured, only narrowly missed out on third place in the ladies race behind lighting quick winner Rachel Wood (Blackburn Harriers), who finished ahead of Sian Evans (Steel City Striders), Emma Sharples (Swinton AC).

Wood clocked a fast time of 2:15:16 to finish 19th in the main race, which was won by Gary Priestley (Salford Harriers) in 1:52:17. Marchant finished in 2:30:55.