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The final fixture of the Borders Road-Running League at Shotton ended in disarray, presenting officials with a dilemma.

The first three runners – Lee Jones, Tomos Roberts and James Roberts – all followed the right route despite the absence of a marshal at a key point but the rest of the field were then mistakenly directed by a marshal on a second loop, meaning that they covered 5.5 miles instead of the scheduled 4.2 miles while a few others completed three loops! Total chaos!

After deliberation League officials decided that the race results should be disregarded, basing the awards on the previous six races, but they ensured that no individuals missed out.

A great shame seeing that Eryri did field a full team of seven runners for the event with Ali Chant leading the way in 43rd place followed by: 65th Tony Woodall. 86th Gary Porter-Jones. 90th Arwel Lewis in what would have been his 99th completed Border League race for the club! 111th Dylan Owen. 266th Don Williams who turned out last minute despite suffering with a virus and a recurrence of his foot injury to make up the team and 290th the ever reliable Iorwerth Roberts.

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