Longley claims park win; Hundreds in race.
SOME 400 runners took part in Southport Waterloo's traditional Good Friday runs around Victoria Park.
The four-mile women's race was won by Liverpool Pembroke Sefton's Kirsty Longley in 24:35.
Joanne Taylor of Kendal took second in 24:42 with Natalie Palin of Liverpool Running Club third in 24:55.
There was also a remarkable run from last year's winner Amanda Crook who finished fourth in 24:55 just a fortnight after giving birth.
Chris Busaileh of Herne Hill Harriers triumphed in the men's race in 20:08. He beat off the challenge of last year's winner Richard Burney as the Liverpool Harrier had to settle for second in 20:17.
Wirral AC's Alan Woods (20:24) was third with St Helens Sutton's Matthew Crehan (20:43) fourth. Southport Waterloo's James Tartt was seven seconds further back.
The 3k fun run was won by Liverpool Pembroke Sefton's under-15 runner James Grundy who completed the course in 10:41.
Southport Waterloo's Luke Tyson and Andrew Kershaw were second and third in 10:56 and 11:04.
. THE Ernie Gallagher Memorial Medal Meeting for young athletes takes place at Wavertree this Sunday from 11am. Seniors will be in action in the Tom O'Mahoney Memorial Open Track Meeting from 2.30pm.
WINNER: Liverpool Pembroke Sefton's Kirsty Longley