Rain and mud dominated the weekend for Fairlands Valley Spartans - something especially true of the Hertfordshire Cross-country Championships.

Four took on that challenge on Sunday at a rain drenched Cassiobury Park in Watford, with the course churned up by the numerous races.

Molly Crimmin finished 50th over the 8k course in the women's championships with Sharon Crowley 80th.

It was raining again for the men’s race, held over 11k, although Adrian Busolini was able to slog round for a fine 26th position with Nick Kleanthous 105th.

One day earlier it had been equally as wet and miserable for the numerous parkruns attended by FVS.

But despite the weather, 324 runners turned out at Stevenage parkrun with 21 of them from the club.

Grant Ramsay was the first Spartan to finish, coming sixth in a time of 19 minutes 44 seconds.

Penny Schenkel was the fastest female from the club, with a time of 28:20.

Elsewhere, Annabelle White ran her 100th parkrun at Panshanger in 32:34 while there were first-time appearances for Charlotte Kearney at Bushey, Michael O’Keefe at Rickmansworth, Darryl Stevens at Berkeley Green and Dan Bates at Henlow Bridge Lakes.