St Albans Striders were out in force as one of their most popular races hit the road for another year.

The Fred Hughes 10 mile starts and finishes on the fringes of Verulamium Park and uses the undulated lanes between Bedmond and Chiswell Green.

The race brought runners from across the county an beyond and with Striders providing plenty of dedicated volunteers, they also has a good squad involved in the field of more than 1,000.

Patrick Hawker was first home for the Striders in a time of 58 minutes 13 seconds, securing 18th place overall.

Chris Wrighton was close behind in 58:26 and he secured third place overall in the Herts County Veterans Championship.

Freya Weddell took third place overall for the women, clocking 1:05:23, while Penny Habbick won silver in the county event, and fourth overall, with her time of 1:06:16.

Laura Hicks completed a third top-10 finish for the club's ladies, finishing eighth in 1:08:00.

Sybil Pearson won county gold for the FV65-plus category, Nicky Laitner picked up a silver in the FV55-64 group and there was bronze for Eleanor Lambert in FV35-44.

For St Albans Athletics Club, Andrew Shaw continues to improve with his debut over the distance gaining him a time of 1:03:30.

He also proved he had the speed on the track last year, with an 800m time of 1:53.

Dillon Smith achieved another a similar time over the distance at Lee Valley on Sunday, with Tom Bailey making his debut.

Hannah Ryden and Sophie Jacobs were involved in the London International cross-country at Parliament Hills.