RADCLIFFE AC’s  vet-50 Jenny Yates has qualified to represent England in her age group in the Masters Home International Marathon next year.

The event will be incorporated in the Yorkshire Marathon in October and she received the news from England Athletics after her success in the Chester Marathon when she ran 3hrs 36mins 26secs, her personal-best time by seven minutes, coming fifth England vet-50.

It was despite fierce competition as the masters championship was hosted by Chester in the October event.

She had a bad start to the year recovering from a serious dog bite but said: "I am feeling very proud.” She is now training for the Manchester Marathon next April.

On Sunday, she was first home for the club, 67th overall and first-vet 50, in the Windmill Remembrance 10k in 43:49.

Two minutes silence was observed before the 10k on the fast, flat course on the coastal front at Lytham St Annes.

Radcliffe AC results: Dave Rushton 112th 45:43, Caroline Malone 52:34 (PB), Sarah Rushton 59:23, Lucy Tetler 59:44, Natalie Hitchen 1:02:24, Sharon Peterkin 1:02:24, Iain Harris 1:02:35, Wayne Holden 1:03:20, Lucy Dewhurst 1:05:02, Lisa Donnelly 1:07:42, Christine Berry 1:07:58, Sarah Oxley 1:18:58.

Two took part the day before in the 11-mile-plus Howler Remembrance Run on tough West Pennine terrain starting from Hoddlesden, Darwen.

Bradley Simpson clocked 2:08:30 and was seventh finisher and Andy Wheeler, celebrating his 63rd birthday, ran 4:10:00.

Chris Whittaker had the “perfect race” in the Cheshire 10k on Saturday when he clocked a fine 36:59 on the twisty, fast course at Arley Hall.

He knocked 45 seconds off his previous best time and was pleased to go sub-37 minutes.

Donna Cartwright had a 14th place and was second vet-40 in the women’s race at the Red Rose Cross Country League event at Leverhulme Park, Bolton, and Neal Emmerson secured 21st place in the men’s event.

The women were 10th team with Amanda Callan 59th and Paula Abernethy 61st.

Also running were Caroline Mullineaux, Lisa Carter, Victoria Glossop and Sharon Peterkin.

Among the men, who had 13th team place, Ian Warrington was 61st and Chris Paxton 76th.

Also running were John Wrigley, Lee Turner, Ken Smith, Mark Wolfenden and Mark Newall.

Juniors running were Fleur Carter, Niamh Warr and Harry Andrew.