ISOBEL Gunn leapt to success in a major youth event.

The Wrexham AAC athlete was a member of the North Wales team that took part in the UK youth development league (17/20) meeting in Stretford.

She finished first in the triple jump with her effort of 10.22 metres, while Isobel was first in the B 80-metres hurdles (12.60 seconds) and third in the B 100-metres (13.00).

Six club members were in action at the Erddig parkrun, led by Peter Hughes (40th in 25.42) and Charles Ashley (67th in 27.22).

They were followed by Phil Walker (95th in 29.35), Karl Moore (97th in 29.44), Alex Edwards (144th in 33.35) and Peter Norman (175th in 40.34).

There was a seventh-placed finish for Mike Robbins at the Wepre parkrun (23.25), with Chris Evans achieving 28.28 for 22nd in the Pwllheli parkrun.

What a success the first ever Ruthin parkrun turned out to be.

There were over 200 competitors taking part at the first parkrun in the town, which was held last Saturday.

Although the layout of the 5k course at the Memorial playing fields, with its 360-degree turns, is not conducive for very fast times there were some excellent performances from the 221 participants.

First home, in a very nippy 16 minutes and 46 seconds, was Owain Morris from the Cardiff-based Les Croupiers club.

Just one second behind was Nathan Williams (Vale Royal), whose father Gareth (also Vale Royal) finished fifth overall and was the first over-50 runner in 19.18.

Gareth, who has represented Welsh Masters in cross-country internationals, was born and brought up in Ruthin and attended Ysgol Brynhyfryd, where his father was a teacher.

First lady on Saturday was Linda Truett (Buckley), who was fifth overall in 19.30.

The 200 runners included numerous prolific parkrunners interested in trying out the latest addition to the calendar.

There were two Wrexham AAC racers there, with Richard Westwood 27th in 22.17 and Lucy Morris crossed the line 196th in 35.49.

Event director Sally Smith said: “Saturday's inaugural parkrun was a huge success, especially when so many participants turned up!

"Both the course and the volunteers held up very well!

"The atmosphere was incredible and that’s all down to the volunteers.

"Ruthin Memorial Playing Fields parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5k event every Saturday morning in Ruthin.

"Everyone is welcome to walk, jog, run or volunteer!"

This Saturday sees Crewe hosting a Cheshire track and field league meet, while athletes can take part in the Beast Hill Race at Maeshafn on Wednesday, June 8.