A ST HELENS Striders runner tackled the only night marathon in Europe.

Shaun Phoenix completed the Bilbao Marathon in Spain in a personal best 3hrs 22mins 19secs.

Clubmates Carol Foster, Nicola Howath, Kerry Riley and Gary Eccles braved the wind and mud to compete in the last of the Warrington Running Club five-mile series at Colliers Moss.

Foster was the first Strider to finish in 45mins 47secs but her weekend was not over.

She and Howath tackled the following day's Beat the Reaper 10k at Croxteth park.

They clocked 54mins 17secs and 55mins 04secs respectively.

Neil Hunter completed the race in 42mins 23secs, behind Daniel Cheetham who crossed the line in a personal best 38mins 35secs.