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Nathan Brown enjoyed first taste of the St Helens 10k
HEAD coach Nathan Brown enjoyed his first experience of running the St Helens 10K on Sunday when he joined colleagues Matty Daniels, Nathan Mill and Joey Hayes in tackling the course for the Saints Community Development Foundation.
Brown clocked a time of 45 mins.09 seconds to cross the line in 125th but it was the club’s conditioner Matty Daniels who really set the pace, finishing sixth in a time of 37mins 19.
Despite the awful conditions, Brown found it an enjoyable experience seeing the community coming out.
He said: “In winter I do most of my running out on the treadmill so I don’t get outside much until the weather warms up.
“So when I hit a few of those hills in the wind it was tough, but nevertheless enjoyable.
“Matty Daniels is a good runner and takes it quite seriously, and the two physios Nathan Mill and Joey Hayes were with us.
“It was good fun.”
Once again it gave Brown the opportunity to see what a tight-knit rugby league community is, particularly when he ran into the Langtree Park stadium past a packed stand.
Brown said: “It is good to part of that – this is a real rugby league community and everyone was doing it for a good cause.
“When I got up on Sunday morning and it was sleeting I was thinking ‘I can’t remember ever playing £25 to run in sleet before.’ “But there was a wonderful turn out of people.
“When you run back into the stadium and see all those people in the stand it is quite a big thing.
“Steve Prescott has done a great job with this, but the community have really bought into too.”