THIS week, in normal times, would have seen athletes racing in the Cheshire Cross Country Championships.

But Covid-19 has put paid to the event taking place in January this year.

The 2021 championship is currently scheduled to take place next month.

However, to mark the popular occasion on the athletics calendar, we're taking you back seven years to the 2014 championships which took place at Birchwood Forest Park in Warrington.

Ice cold temperatures and muddy courses are the norm, and January 4, 2014, was no different.

Here's a selection of some of the best action pictures taken on the day by Ian Park:

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