There seemed to be a coin toss needed for some Garden City Runners as they pondered their weekend's running exploits.

Four opted for the short hop up the A1 to the St Neots Half Marathon.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Janet Bream of Garden City Runners was one of four at St Neots. Picture: GCRJanet Bream of Garden City Runners was one of four at St Neots. Picture: GCR (Image: Garden City Runners)

Renowned for its fast, if undulating course, Janet Bream picked up her quickest time for the distance since March 2019.

She clocked two hours seven minutes 59 seconds but she wasn't the quickest GCR, that honour fell to Chris Eland.

He finished 50th in 1:23:58 with Roger Adey (1:55:25) and Louise Smith (2:23:10) the others involved.

Collecting another letter in the parkrun alphabet was the reason given by 10 from the club heading to Zamek in Poland for the Zamek w Malborku Parkrun.

Centred around Malbork Castle just south of Gdansk, the out and back course hugs a river on one side and an impressive brick castle on the other.

Temperatures were heading towards freezing but the welcome was warm and the GCRs filled many of the top places in the small field.

Johan Preis was the first of them to finish in 10th with Lucy Iles and Barbara Kubis-Labiak the next two to finish, and the first two ladies overall.

Richard Somerset was 14th, Sophie Packman 18th and Caroline Griffin 20th.

Andy Lancaster (22nd), Ann Hayden (24th), Shena Lancaster (30th) and Caroline O’Dwyer (31st) completed the Welwyn contingent.

Closer to home, there were other highlights from weekend parkruns with 79 in action.

Most notable was Wayne Aylott who was celebrating his 150th parkrun at Linford Wood in Milton Keynes, where rather fittingly he finished 150th.

GCRs occupied four of the first 10 positions at Panshanger, a race won by Adam Wadley in a commendable 19:19.

Rob Casserley was fifth, Steve Ellerd-Elliott sixth and Peter Jasko ninth.

Another achievement for the club came at Leavesden with the race being won by Jamie Thomas Rose.

Other notable finishes were Chris Dungate, who was 12th at St. Albans, Paul Guy who was sixth at Stevenage, ahead of Neil Brittan (11th) and Nigel Cavill (16th).

The latter got a PB of 21:13 as did Jas Newington with 30:57.

Peter McKenzie finished second at Lydney while Andrew Holt was ninth at Southall.