RYAN Holroyd hit top form to leave the opposition trailing as he powered his way to a comprehensive victory in the Market Drayton 10k road race.
Sweeping into the lead from the gun, the Staffordshire Moorlands ace quickly established a commanding advantage over the first kilometre.
From there on he cruised to the finish, setting a new personal best and course record of 31 minutes 36 seconds.
Vale Royal veteran Stuart Doyle never gave up the chase and was rewarded with second spot in 33.00, with third place going to Peter Butler (Oswestry) in 34.01.
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The women's race was won by unattached young runner Laura Gray in 39.28 with Val Swingler (Shropshire Shufflers) taking second in 39.51. Vicky Lees (Whitchurch) was third in 41.03.
TRENTHAM team-mates Steve Walley and Carl Platt battled all the way for victory honours in the inaugural Strawberry five-mile road race.
At the end of a shoulder-to-shoulder contest held over the country lanes around Church Leigh, Walley finally snatched victory in 28 minutes 44 seconds, just four seconds ahead of his rival. A third Trentham runner, Callum Dillon, finished third in 30.05.
The women's race saw the ever improving Deborah Thomas claim victory in 32.53 ahead of Trentham team-mate Christine Holmes, 33.13. Rebecca Harrison returned from injury to finish an encouraging third in 34.24.
STAFFORDSHIRE Moorlands produced a fine medal-winning performance to finish third at the British Masters Four-Stage Women's Road Relay Championships at Sutton Park, Birmingham.
Ruth Watchorn-Rice got the team off to a good start with a brilliant second-place finish on the opening three-mile stage; her time of 18.06 also ensuring her of the bronze medal for the third fastest time for the event.
Ruth Gorman kept the team in contention on stage two, despite dropping back to fifth (20.29). Debbie Hope fought back to third spot on the penultimate stage in 19.42.
That left Kerry Marchant to deliver a confident run on the final stage, recording 18.49 to ensure Moorlands collected the bronze team medals in 1 hour 17 minutes 6 seconds behind champions Telford 1.15.20.