A DOZEN Wrexham AAC members took to the start line for the Helena Tipping Memorial 10k.

The race attracted hundreds of competitors on the super quick course on the outskirts of Wrexham, heading towards the rural border with Cheshire.

This race is staged in memory of former Wrexham AAC member Helena Tipping and since 2019 has been the home of the North Wales 10km road running championships. This year's event also hosted the third race in the Welsh 10km road race series.

First across the line was Matt Clowes (Cardiff Athletics) with a time of 30 minutes and 37 seconds.

Scott Overall (31.15) was the runner-up, with Jay Ferns (32.24) in third position.

Leading the Wrexham contingent in seventh position was Luke Northall (32.59), followed by Darren Rowlands (49th in 35.56), Thomas Spence (60th in 36.28), Andrew Jones (78th in 37.13) and David Millington (183rd in 42.50).

Gwyn Roberts crossed the line 220th with his effort of 44.20, while Deb Pugh achieved 280th via her time of 47.36 and Emily Rowlands claimed 353rd in 52.13.

They were followed by Lynda Rowlands (482nd in 62.38), Kirstin McKenzie (501st in 63.47) and Karl Moore (516th in 65.23), with Peter Norman the second M80 and 566th in 80.18.

There were two lofty finishes for Wrexham racers further afield.

At the Dolgellau five-mile race, Luke Walker clocked 31.42 for fifth spot.

Elsewhere, Joel Gomes took fourth position at the Arenig Fawr fell race courtesy of his effort of 1-49.39.

There were 10 Wrexham AAC vests on show at the latest Erddig parkrun.

Leading the club members home was Alistair Hughes, who was fourth overall after stopping the clock on 19.58.

Personal bests were claimed by Callum McGrath (15th in 22.51), Evie Hughes (23rd in 24.20), and Sarah Grimshaw (42nd in 26.37), while Peter Hughes finished 25th in 24.34 and Charles Ashley (27.45) was 50th.

Other Wrexham members in the field were Karl Moore (63rd in 28.56), Beth Christy (69th in 29.20), Phil Walker (70th in 29.26) and John Tipping (156th in 51.57).

A personal best of 8.29 saw Evie Hughes crossing the line in third spot at the Alyn Waters junior parkrun.

Fifth spot was Annabelle Jones' reward after clocking 9.17 and there were personal bests from Grace Hughes and Ellis Jones.

Grace (9.53) was seventh, with Ellis (10.24) in 13th.

On Saturday, Wrexham hosts a UK Youth Athletics League meet (11am), while Sunday's Breakwater five-mile event in Holyhead is also the North Wales championships.

Next Wednesday, August 3 will see the Caernarfon 10k taking place.