A strong end to the season for Garden City Runners was not enough for them to avoid relegation to Division Two of the Midweek Road Race League.

The fourth and final round, hosted by North Herts Road Runners, took place at Stevenage's Fairlands Valley Park and saw GCR finish fourth overall.

Unfortunately they were edged into the bottom two of the final standings, just beaten by Ware Joggers and Orion Running Club.

There were still some strong individual performances though.

Juliet Vine was third in the women's race with Lizzy Parry making the top 10 in eighth and Martha Hall less than a minute outside it in 13th.

Bradley Birch led in the GCR men, coming 16th overall, one place ahead of Ben Carr with Dan Pudner the third male from the club in 26th.

They have the Mob Match to look forward to now though, the annual coming together of all three divisions for one big race with the start, finish and headquarters being at Ridgeway Academy.

More than 100 from the club took on parkruns this weekend with more than half of them at Panshanger Park.

Steve Ellerd-Elliott was sixth and Adam Wadley 10th, with Lucy Iles the first lady.

The run also saw Johan Preis complete his 200th parkrun while Nick Portalski has now reached 250.

Elsewhere Bruce Judge was second at Poolsbrook, near Chesterfield, while Pudner and Rob Casserley were second and third at South Oxhey, Pudner managing a PB as well.

Lauren Potter was fourth lady at Preston Park in Brighton, Elaine Moore sixth lady at Westmill while Andrew Holt was fifth at Brandon Country Park, Norfolk, and Rob Hughes sixth at St Mary's, Dorset.

The most far-flung parkrunners this week were Wayne and Nayrobis Aylott at Caffarella in Rome.

Peter Harvey was the sole GCR in the Mitre 10k Charity Run in Bishop's Stortford.

He finished second in his age category in a time of 37 minutes 27 seconds.