Southport Waterloo's Rob Berry was fourth (32.22) and St Helens Sutton newcomer Danny Griffith, who had to compete as a guest runner, was fifth (33.31).Top 10 finishes were also secured by Liverpool Pembroke Sefton's Bernie Murphy (7th, 33.53), Wirral's John Hunt (8th, 34.09), Harrier's Luke Reddy (9th, 34.11) and Southport's Richard Shearer (10th, 34.14). Liverpool Harriers took the team honours on the day ahead of Wirral with Southport third. Southport's performance confirmed their promotion back up to Division One next season. The final league fixture is at Croxteth Park on February 10.
Team results for the third round of the Liverpool & District Cross Country League:
1. Liverpool Harriers 56; 2. Wirral A.C. 114; 3. Southport Waterloo 142; 4. West Cheshire 184; 5. St Helens Sutton 226; 6. Wallasey A.C. 267; 7. LRC 315; 8. Chester Tri 356; 9. Skemersdale Boundary 409; 10. LPS 356; 11 Helsby 586