CHEADLE Running Club turned out in force for the annual Alsager 5 road race.
No less than 15 members took part in the first fixture on the North Staffs Road Runners (NSRRA) calendar.
Rebecca Harrison was the first Cheadle club member to finish in 30:13, taking second prize in the L35 age group, closely followed by Carl Astley in 30:39.
Mick Beardmore won the NSRRA MV60 age category in 35:00, with Bill McAuliffe taking first spot in NSRRA Group F in 38:17.
Other Cheadle runners who competed were: Russell Williams 34:07, Adrian Reeves-Jones 35:26, Jason Mould 35:54, Mark Harrison 36:23, Amanda Gilbert 38:25, Sally Kenny 39:28 Craig Carpenter 41:26, Janine Bush 41:47, John Brown 43:50, Laura Hall 46:47 and Sue Baker 48:14.
The previous week, the NSRRA annual presentation saw two Cheadle club members pick up prizes.
Craig Carpenter took second place in Group G and Russell Williams was third in the MV50 age group.
Meanwhile, sponsors have pledged their support again for the annual Cheadle '5' road race.
"We are pleased to announce that this year's race will be sponsored by the same firms who sponsored the 2013 race," said a spokesman for Cheadle Running Club, which organises the event.
Stoddards, New Life Trees and Landscapes, Derek Fower Transport and J H Heath and Sons have all renewed their sponsorship deals for the popular event which takes place on Sunday, March 2.
The five-mile road race starts from the youth club in Station Road at 10am, followed by a short fun run for youngsters five minutes later.
Runners in both events will receive a medal on completion of their race.
There are all the usual age group prizes in the main race, with spot prizes for the lucky runners throughout the field.
The fun run is again being supported by the Cheadle Fair Trade Group, as part of Fair Trade Fortnight.
For full details of the events see www.cheadlerunningclub.com