Wrexham AC runner Ryan Davis showed his powers of endurance with two fine performances in just 24 hours

Competing at the latest North Wales Cross Country League meeting on Saturday, Davis (30:30) placed third in the senior men's race and was crowned club champion.

A day later he ran strongly to take sixth place in Chester's Metric Marathon, clocking a superb 1:35:34 on the 16-mile course.

Clubmate Daniel Weston (30:38) was close behind in Saturday's Wrexham meeting as he placed fourth and took the M40 race honours.

Darren Rowlands (31:28) the fastest M50 runner with a 10th place finish outright.

Following on among the club's cohort of runners were Joel Gomes (14th in 31:49), Luke Northall (17th in 32:05), Gary Norgrove (37th in 34:01), Andy Jones (51st in 34:42) and Gareth Chaloner (60th in 35:00).

The runners' combined efforts saw Wrexham's senior mens' team top the Division One rankings with 85 points.

Deeside AC runners were in fine form in the junior section, where they achieved a succession of podium places.

Eden Edwards led the way by the U15G honours with a winning time of 12:03, placing ahead of Colwyn Bay's Ella Grundy (12:11) and fellow Deesider Alanna Arrowsmith (12:13) in second and third respectively.

Josephine Hurst (9:16) followed suit as she took top spot in the U13G race, edging Menai runner Beca Bown ((9:18) into second place.

Orla Kissane (6:31) and Niamh Makin (6:41) took the silver and bronze respectively in the U11G, just behind West Cheshire winner Ruby Phillips (6:28).

Deeside enjoyed a one-two-three in the U11B race, where Elis Martin (9:12) squeezed into first place ahead of Alfie Evans (9:13) and Toby Lemon took third (9:31).

Oliver Harrison (11:36) was second quickest in the U13B race, with Jacob Welsh (11:43) doing enough for the bronze.

A quartet of Wrexham runners were among the thousands who completed the Chester Marathon on Sunday.

Michael Hazel excelled with a time of 2:43:21 to finish 18th outright, with clubmate Sean Merryweather (2:57:42) also among the sub-three-hour finishers in 89th place.

Gwyn Roberts (3:14:54) and Deb Pugh (3:35:32) followed on after solid performances from the pair.

Tim Joy (126th in 2:59:16) was Buckley Runners' strongest performer, with Christopher Shaw (181st in 3:05:43) and Lee Jones (3:40:21) also running well.

Nigel Parr (747th in 3:39:03) led the way for Deestriders club runners, with Andrea Woodcock-Parr (3:50:41), Martin Witty (3:53:14) Sally O'Neill (3:54:14) also breaking the four-hour barrier.

Also in action in the Metric Marathon were Wrexham's Marc Roberts (2:11:59), Linda Jones (2:15:30), Alex Woolfenden (2:35:49), Simon Williams (3:10:35) and Jacqueline Lincoln (3:28:13).

Four Deestriders runners took on the Coast Half Marathon in Colwyn Bay with Dave Toft (1:40:00) leading the way, ahead of Shaun Terry (1:45:00 PB), Benn Danson (2:05:00) and Nicola Stephen Birkett (2:20:00).

Wrexham's Gareth Chaloner was on form at the Shrewsbury Marathon, placing 34th outright in a time of 1:26:58.

Race action this weekend includes the UK Cross Challenge in Cardiff, which starts at 11.30am on Saturday.

The Farndon 10k gets underway at 10am on Sunday, with Caernarfon hosting the latest Borders Road league meeting at 11am.

Sylwester Pietroń led the club's charge at the Mersey 10k with a time of 43:35, followed by Lee Owen (48:59), John Owen (50:59) Wendy Owen (51:04 PB) and Couch to 5k graduate Vikki Foulkes (1:12:22 PB).

Paul Lewtey (3:13:00) led a quartet of Deestriders runners home at the 17.2 mile Llangollen fell race, placing just ahead of Christine Cammillare (3:14:00),

Clubmates Beverley Goodson (4:43:00) and Fiona Robinson (4:44:00) followed on.

Mike Roberts placed third at the Whitley 10k in 34:37, with Neil Robinson not far behind in 39:22.