A TRIO of MonRoss Trailblazers took on the Rogue Runs Bluebell Blunder through the woods beside the Wye at Bigsweir on Sunday.

Joining a 123-strong field on 7k of trails through fields of bluebells and luscious greenery, Catherine Finlay finished 27th overall and third over-40 woman in 40:55.

Emma Davies, seven days after running the London Marathon, raced home 40th overall and second over-50 woman in 43:16, while Rosie Davies was 57th overall and fastest junior woman in 45:58.

Overall winner was Tim Batchelor of Chepstow Harriers in 28.51, with Jane Faram of Southville RC fastest woman in sixth in 32.49.

Two Trailblazers also headed to the Newport Marathon festival, with Trina Sami taking part in the 10km race and finishing 712th in a time of 55:15.

Rebecca Foster also ran the marathon, pacing herself to an excellent PB of 3:43:15 and placing 796th overall.

Meanwhile, Rich Foster and Kieron Brown headed for the Black Mountains on Saturday and the Cwmyoy Horseshoe Fell Race – a testing 5.6-mile run with more than 1200ft of ascent.

Joining a field of 64 runners, they finished fourth and fifth, Rich completed the route in a time of 50:00 with Kieron just 12 seconds behind him.

Dan Sanford also raced on Saturday, placing an impressive second in the Steam Bunny Stomp, a 6.9-mile fell race put on by Pont-y-pwl & District Runners.

Trailblazers were also out in force in 5k parkruns at the weekend.

Gavin Jones claimed the fastest tieme for the second week running at Ross-on-Wye park run, heading a 69-strong field in 18:55.

Sam Harness was home in third fastest in 22:36, 19 seconds behind Knaresborough Striders parkrun tourist Ewan Edmondson in second, and just a second up on Seaford Striders' Richard Preece in fourth.

Tony Davies, accompanied by his dog, Bear was also just behind in an impressive fifth in 22:47, while Adam Gray was tenth in 24:52.

Fastest woman was Em Rose in 26.58, who just pipped Lowri Bennett by 16 seconds.

Meanwhile at Chippenham Playing Fields parkrun in Monmouth, Emma Davies joined a field of 100 runners, finishing 18th in 24:02.