One cross-country that did go ahead and one that didn't was the main concern for athletics club this weekend.

The one that did was the fourth race in the hotly contested Three Counties Cross-country League fixture.

Held in Stopsley, North Herts Road Runners put out teams in both the male and female categories and the two squads put in blistering performances to win each one.

The Squirrels, champions in each of the last two years, sent a squad of 56 to the race which attracted a total field of 361.

And despite the persistent rain in the run-up to Sunday or the strong winds on race day or even the killer final hill, there were some impressive individual performances among the team success.

Katie Harbon ran superbly to win the female race and Mike Roberts came in a very close second place for the men.

Men’s cross-country captain John Auld said: "This was a brilliant team performance that has made the last race on February 5 a very exciting prospect.

"It will be a last race ‘winner takes all’ battle for both the women's and men's team competitions against Bedford Harriers and Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers respectively.

"NHRR are currently leading but can be overturned by finishing behind the relevant club in either competition."

The one cross-country event that didn't go ahead was the Sunday Cross-Country League meet at Royston.

That was due to be held on Therfield Heath but as it is a site of scientific interest, and in view of the fact large parts were waterlogged, Fairlands Valley Spartans reported "the conservators withdrew permission".

There was still some activity to be had for the Stevenage-based club.

Grant Ramsay headed to the Mid Month Mayhem 10k event in Huntingdon, winning the race and taking the course record in the process.

Others chose parkruns with 18 of the 21 Spartans in action heading to their home event in Fairlands Valley Park.

Mike Jeffs was ninth there while John Harris was fourth at Letchworth.