The finale of the North Wales cross-country season was held once again in Oswestry at the start of the month.

Runners had to brave the elements on a cold, windy day which impacted the course, providing some difficult puddles to get through.

The season ended with the very sad news of the passing of David Alun Williams, former secretary and chairman who was an extremely devoted servant to the sport for many years.

A minute's silence was held before each race led by chairman Russ Godwin.

The season was been well supported by the Oswestry Olympians despite lots of illness and injury.

A total of 50 Olympians have competed over the course of the series and individuals and teams went home with medals.

Super veteran Steve Roberts wrapped up his season in style after taking first place in the over-65s category.

Tom Wilde took third place in the under-20s category to finish up his season on a high, with the men’s team taking third overall.

Bethan Jones finished her debut season finishing first in the U17 girls event and third overall in the senior ladies race.

Alice Walton also picked up third place for the ladies team, while Lou Williams picked up third place in the over-40s race.

Yvonne Hill took third in the over-55s race, helping to contribute to her team’s second-placed finish overall.

It was also a good finale for the Oswestry Olympians masters team who took third place overall out of the 16 teams participating.

And there was more reason to celebrate winning the Tudor Shield for the combined men’s and women’s team.

The cross-country season will return later in the year for the senior Olympians runners.