AN energetic Vale of Clwyd enterprise turned out to be a popular one.

The Ruthin 10k and 5k races drew competitors from near and far, while there was also a one-mile children's fun run on the day.

The events were organised by Bespoke Fitness and Events, and Mathew Baker won the 5k event in a time of 17 minutes and 21 seconds.

This was just two seconds ahead of runner-up Alex Ryder (Prestatyn Running Club), while David Hinde (Chester Triathlon Club) crossed the line in third position in 17 minutes and 57 seconds.

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Turning to the 10k event and York Acorn Running Club member Robin Stacey was the champion in 25 minutes and 33 seconds.

Shaun Hughes clocked 36 minutes and 42 seconds to be the runner-up and in third spot was Gerard Coleman (Buckley Running Club) with his time of 37 minutes and 53 seconds.

Organiser Ffion White said: "A big thanks to everyone who participated in the Ruthin 5k and 10k and kids one-mile fun run.

"It was great to see so many running in great weather conditions.

"Thanks to all runners for participating and to the race marshals for their hard work in giving up their own time."