WREXHAM runner Daniel Weston showed his powers of endurance as he clinched a top 20 finish at the Anglo-Celtic Plate 100K race in Perth.

Racing in the only certified 100km road event of the year, Weston was one of three Welsh runners at the home nations event.

The north Walian clocked an impressive 8:51:18 to place 20th in a strong field, with England’s Charlie Harpur (6:44:18) and Scotland’s Sophie Mullins (8:03:39) winning the men’s and women’s titles respectively.

Deeside teenagers Neisha Roberts and Eden Edwards were part of the Welsh Schools Cross Country team competing in the SIAB Schools International in Dublin.

Having gained selection via their excellent performances at last month’s Welsh Schools Championships, the pair were in action in the junior girls 3k race at Santry Park in the Irish capital.

The collective performance of the Welsh team saw them finish third outright for a podium place.

Both athletes gained valuable experience in competing at the highest level, with Roberts (11:38) finishing in 31st place and just ahead of Edwards (11:43) in 32nd.

Junior Wrexham athlete Lacey Williams clocked a new PB of 13.5 seconds in the U11 80m sprint at the latest Blackpool Open Meeting.

Clubmate Cameron Williams was also in action at the event, clocking 14.8 seconds in the U13 100m sprint and 30.3 seconds in the 200m race.

Ryan Davis was another strong performer for Wrexham AC, running a time of 1:13:33 at the Wilmslow Half Marathon to finish 21st from a field of 2,837 runners.

Sale Harriers man Nigel Martin topped the rankings, as he blitzed the 13.1 mile course in an impressive time of 1:05:26, 57 seconds clear of second-placed Nottingham runner Alastair Watson.

Joel Gomes impressed for Wrexham at the testing Pen Cerrig Fell Race in Llanbedr, clinching seventh place outright.

Gomes clocked 32:26 on the three-mile course that includes a 450-metre ascent, with Mynydd Du racer Mark Hopkinson taking the race honours (27:57).

Ifan Oldfield lead a quintet of Wrexham runners at the Llantysilio Fell Race in Rhewl, finishing fifth to place ahead of clubmates Robert Miles, Charles Ashley, Neil Bull and Karen Owens.

Wrexham youngster Joshua Evans topped the rankings at the latest Alyn Waters Junior ParkRun, where the 10-year-old runner rounded the 2k course in a winning time of 8:51.

Clubmate Zac Campbell followed on 27 seconds behind to claim second place.

With no Erddig ParkRun to contest at the weekend, Wrexham runners headed to its Chester counterpart where David Ford (20:28) was 11th fastest.

Deeside teenager Daniel Parkinson was quickest at the latest Wepre ParkRun, clocking a new PB of 20:05 for first place.

Clubmate Stephen Jolly (22:02) was sixth, with Deeside junior Isaac Walker (23:50) impressing with a top 20 finish.

Jamie Richardson, pictured left, clocked a new West Cheshire under 15 boys 5km club record time of 17:09 for 11th spot at Birkenhead Park in the Northern 5km Road Race Championships while club-mate Sion Roberts was first under 20 man and 21st overall with a new under 17 and under 20 club age group 10k record time of 33 minutes 12 seconds at the Cheshire 10k Road Race held at Arley Hall.

Andy Parker clocked 52.56 seconds while representing Great Britain at Torun, in Poland, at the World Masters Track and Field Championships.

This weekend’s race action starts at 1pm on Saturday with the Yr Aran Fell Race in Llanuwchllyn.

Fixtures this weekend include the latest round of the Borders Road Running League on Sunday (11am start), hosted by Buckley Runners on an five miles course in the Hope/Kinnerton area.

Entries are now being accepted for the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race on Wednesday, April 10, (7pm start), from Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton. The link for entries is: wcac.niftyentries.com