SEAN MERRYWEATHER led Wrexham’s charge with a strong performance at the Manchester Marathon.

A time of 2:42:38 saw Merryweather finish in a creditable 136th place from a 20,000-strong field.

Following on were clubmates Ian James (2:58:52), Marc Roberts (4:45:56) and Emma Richards (4:56:01).

Chris Myles lead a quartet of Buckley Runners home at the race, clocking 2:49:08 to place ahead of Paul McNall (2:54:29), Sean Truett (2:57:19) and Rob Ashcroft (4:30:41).

Deestriders runner James Bruce (2:57:56) impressed at the event, with clubmate Michael Norris (5:06:45) following on.

West Cheshire’s Chris Palmer (pictured below) clocked a new personal best time in the race.

He posted a time of two hours 55 minutes eight seconds ahead of five other club mates. Steve Fernyhough was next home for the purple-vested outfit, clocking 2:55:41, ahead of Richard Hayes who posted 3:09:29, Phil Woodley in a new personal best of 3:14:02, Trevor Holmes who clocked 3:25:22, and Danny Paddock who finished in 4:58:19.

Grace Meredith was among Wrexham’s medal-winners at the latest Deeside Open Meeting.

Competing in the U15 girls section, Meredith clocked 28.71 seconds to take gold in the 200m event.

A time of 5:48.96 saw clubmate Harvey Davis finish third in the U15 boys one-mile race, and he followed up with another bronze in the javelin (26.18 metres).

Sioned Cordiner (5:24.05) took the U17 girls one-mile race honours while Ben Williams topped the rankings in the U17 men’s discus with his best effort of 34.08 metres.

Further success followed for Wrexham in the U20M section as Owen Cordiner took 400m gold in 58.17 seconds.

Neil Edwards was at the top of the podium following his 29.53 metre throw in the senior men’s discus, while Paul Brooks clinched double gold in the M70 class in the discus (25.61 metres) and shot put (8.00 metres).

Bradley Spurdens of West Cheshire posted a winning time of 2:03 for victory in the senior men’s 800m at the Deeside meeting.

Spurdens also clocked 53 seconds for second spot in the 400m, behind club mate Tom Roberts who posted 52 seconds, and in front of Alan Littler with 56 seconds.

Imogen Pughe celebrated success in the under 15 girls 200m, ahead of club mate Lauren Williams who secured third position.

Harriet Wheeler won the under 13 girls discus and Jessica Lark finished third in the under 13 girls one mile race,

Oliver Wells, Sophie Haslam, Ruby Wisbey and Stephanie Jones were medallists while representing West Cheshire at the Trafford Open Track and Field Meeting.

Wells secured two silver medals from the under 13 boys 75m hurdles (15.51 seconds) and high jump (1.20m); while Haslam cleared 1-15m for a bronze medal in the under 13 girls high jump as well as finishing fifth overall in the 70m hurdles with 13.49 seconds, and she long jumped 3.62m.

Deestriders were well represented at the recent Borders Road Running League race.

James Bruce returned to league action and spearheaded the club’s charge with a solid time of 29:53 on the hilly five-mile route.

The Girlstriders went into the event knowing they needed to extend their thin cushion from Abergele Harriers in the promotion zone of Division Two.

Jay Jennions (34:38) managed to overhaul several strong opponents to finish 12th, while wing girls Christine Cammillare (37:55) and Andrea Wadcock Parr (38:01) worked together to both finish inside the top 40.

Further strong showings from Linda Martin (39:16), Lisa Cooper (39:45), Sarah Brown (46:55), Bev Goodson (53:38), Fiona Robinson (53:40) and Cathy Robinson (1:00:09) helped the women retain second place in the division and pull away slightly.

It was a Wrexham one-two at the latest Erddig ParkRun, where Andy Jones (19:22) was fastest ahead of clubmate Robert Miles (20:04).

Also among the top 20 were Wrexham clubmates Harvey Davis (20:49), David Millington (22:26), and Richard Westwood (23:26).

Mike Robbins (23:08) was in action at Wepre ParkRun, with the Wrexham man claiming a 14th place finish at the Flintshire event.

Wrexham AC hosts it’s annual award presentation evening at Brymbo Sports club tomorrow evening.

The weekend’s competitive action starts at 10am on Saturday with the Liverpool Jumps and Throws event.

On Sunday the Llangollen Fell Race gets underway at 9am ahead of the Wirral AC Open Meeting in Bebington (10.30am) and the the Mersey Tunnel 10k Road Race in Liverpool.