ON Saturday Liverpool’s Sefton Park found itself home to the GB European Cross Country trails once again, and with the week’s heavy rain the usually dry course was turned into a total mud-bath.

Sections of the course were knee-high with mud, and this was made worse by the time the St Helens-Sutton seniors came race having been churned up during the junior races.

In the senior women’s race, Amy Corfield was St Helens-Sutton’s sole representative, having a great run under tough conditions.

A team of 12 St Helens Sutton men took to the course, Matt Crehan was the first home for the club, followed by Tom Griffiths and Peter Fairclough.

Then rounding out the counting team of six in quick succession was Ste Anders, Craig Brighton and Andy Wilson, closely followed by Dave Twigg.

Next back was the returning to form duo of John Greenall and Jake Healy.

And the club’s numbers where rounded out with Ian Roberts, Barry Graney and Ian Costello.

Sunday saw St Helens-Sutton’s top female distance runner Gemma Connolly return to form after a summer plagued by injuries when she took 41 seconds off her 10k PB running 35:36 at the Wilmslow 10k finishing third woman to finish.

Friday also saw St. Helens Sutton celebrate its annual award night with GB athlete and true clubman Darren Scott awarded honorary life membership and young Charlie Roberts awarded the new Athlete’s Athlete trophy donated by the family of former Sutton star Mick Maleedy