Oswestry Town Council will commit to providing financial support each year to help a road race become an established event on the running calender.

The move was put forward by town mayor Councillor John Price at Wednesday's Markets and Town Centre Committee meeting, following a report given by October's 10K run organiser Alan Lewis.

Mr Lewis attended the meeting at the Guildhall to feed back on how the event went, leading to Cllr Price motioning to match this year's support of £2,000.

Cllr Price, who acted as race starter, said: "It was a great day and it blew me away.

"It was a great day for Oswestry.

"I'm putting for forward a motion to make it supported for coming years."

Mr Lewis, who collated images and videos of the day for the councillors, added: "The early work I did, was to design the website, the course, the charity partner Hope House with a course that took in their premises and it was all covered.

"Hope House received around £8,000 but we are working towards making that £10,000.

"Traders in the town doubled their figures for that day, they told me.

"We had 100 per cent completion and even better, children from Hope House were able to come out and watch the runners go by the hospice."

Cllr Duncan Kerr, who is deputy mayor, also praised the race.

"As a humble competitor, it was a brilliantly-organised day and that’s a credit to you.

"The medal was brilliant and many said it was a hard 10K for them to do. It was a great occasion."

Cllr Peter Cherrington added that he will be working towards competing in 2020.

Meanwhile, the council has confirmed it will not process fines given out on Saturdays in town car parks, after complaints about the tickets being upgraded to £80 after 24 hours.

But town clerk Arren Roberts assured residents the fines will not be doubled if it can be paid on the day or on the following Monday.

He added: "We’ll displays signs to make more people aware the fine can be paid on the following Monday."