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By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: November 06, 2013

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SHEEN Farmers ladies tug of war team have been starring on the small screen.

They were featured on two ITV shows within hours of each other on Friday.

First up was the Alan Titchmarsh Show, followed a few hours later by Off the Beaten Track, the brand new series presented by Christine Bleakley.

The Titchmarsh Show saw the ladies demonstrating tug of war with the dance group Diversity, who shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent four years ago.

Later, it was the turn of Miss Bleakley to try her hand at the sport, while stopping of at the village of Sheen on her journey discovering some of the “hidden treasures” of Britain.

The presenter joked: “If you ever get asked to go out on the pull with the ladies from Sheen, they mean something different to what you’re thinking.” The former BBC One Show co-host is, of course, herself famous for “pulling” Chelsea and England footballer Frank Lampard.


SEVEN members of Cheadle Running Club travelled to Standon last Sunday to compete in the undulating Flying Fox 10.

It was the final fixture in the North Staffs Road Runners Association (NSRRA) League programme for 2013.

The course was made even more challenging with torrential rain causing floods in parts.

Russell Williams was the first club runner to finish in 70:50.

Amanda Gilbert continued her recent run of good form by finishing in 84:21.

Other runners taking part were: Adrian Reeves-Jones 86:46, John Brown 87:43, Liz Fox 90:43, Janine Bush 91:23 and Sally Kenny 91:27.

The previous Sunday, Sue Baker, Izzy Syred and Lisa Burke competed in the off-road ninemile annual Halloween Hell Raiser race.

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