WREXHAM’S Ian Broadhurst savoured European Masters Championships success in Italy.

Competing along with his wife and clubmate Amanda in Jesolo, near Venice, Broadhurst was crowned European Champion after winning the M65 300m hurdles in 47.48 seconds.

Further podium success followed in the 400m event, as he clocked 1:01.86 for bronze in the M60 class.

Amanda was unable to bolster the couple’s continental medal haul despite her solid efforts in the W45 section.

A points total of 3,805 earned her a seventh-placed finish in the heptathlon before she finished sixth in the triple jump with a best distance of 9.11 metres.

Andrew Jones was in solid form at the Great North Run, where a time of 1:21:49 earned him 272nd place outright in a 57,000-strong field.

James Mills was Wrexham’s standout performer at the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon, clocking 1:12:17 to place 17th.

Liverpool Harriers man Jonny Mellor (1:04:36) topped the rankings, placing ahead of Stockport’s Andrew Davies (1:04:46) and Wolverhampton’s Jack Pickett (1:07:58).

Further down the field came Buckley Runners man Chris Shaw (55th in 1:19:10) and Deeside’s Euan Coney (75th in 1:21:47).

Bernie Jones was another senior Wrexham athlete to triumph at the weekend as he topped the M60 rankings at the latest Wirral Multi-Terrain series race in Thurstaston with a time of 32:18.

There was a top-20 finish for Wrexham’s Robert Miles at the Cyrn Y Brain Hill Race as he rounded the seven-mile course in 57:57 to place 18th outright.

Richard Shearer led the way for Wrexham athletes at the latest Erddig Park Run - topping the 5k rankings in a time of 17:39.

Buckley’s David Jones also crept into the top 20 as he equalled his PB time of 21:09 on his 70th completed ParkRun.

Peter Hughes (22:06) finished in 27th place, with Wrexham clubmate Richard Westwood (23:43) following on.

There was a PB too for Wrexham’s Alison Foster (32:41) at the Delamere ParkRun while Joshua Evans took the Alyn Waters Junior ParkRun race honours in 8:26.

At Wepre, Buckley first-timer David Mountford (18:32) was second fastest as he placed ahead of clubmate Jez Brown (19:23), Deeside’s Matthew Anthony (19:44) and Wrexham’s Mike Robbins (21:22).

Tom Booth, Alex Staniforth and Rosemary Rogers of West Cheshire all achieved individual victories.

Booth won the Lap of Lake Windermere 45 miles Race in a time of 8:21 minutes, while Staniforth won the Delamere Montane Trail 10km, and Rogers celebrated success in her over-65 age group at the Wirral 10k Road Race with a time of 53:51.

Starting on the Great Orme, The North Wales Junior Mountain Championships begin at midday on Saturday, with the Elidir Fawr Fell Race in Nant Peris to get underway at 2pm.

Guilden Sutton’s 10k starts at 11am on Sunday, with the North Wales Road Relays scheduled for an 11.30am start in Llandudno.