National Cross Country Champion Steve Vernon had one of his best international cross country races to date at the Lotto Cross Country Cup in Brussels finishing 6th on Sunday in a stacked field of Kenyans and last weekend's European Cross country champion Yeshetela Bekele.
Also running was nine times European Cross Country Champion Sergey Lebid of the Ukraine.
Steve lead the England team out from the gun and headed the England contingent home in 6th and taking the scalp of Lebid and Desmet who were 7th and eighth followed by Tom Humphries. Andy Nixon finished in 52nd.
Alex O'Gorman had his first race of the winter and finished 6th at the Telford 10k in 30-44, also Jessica Coulson won the women's race in a new club record time of 33-18.