Strong result in first Frostbite

Yaxley recorded a very creditable 5th place in the first Frostbite race of the season in St Neots.

Missing many regulars the team stepped up with some personal best placings achieved by many of the runners in a field of 464 at Priory Park.

First home was Steve Lomax in tenth place covering the five mile course in 29:05. Nick File and Keith McCarthy followed him home in 29th and 36th both running under 31:30.

Kayleigh Draper in 34:36 with Gina Crane just behind and a very creditable run from Wendy Freeman in 39:34 were our first three women runners. Yaxley’s other point scorers were the ultra consistent Mike Branston, club captain a very determined Hugh Burton, Keith Gillespie and the non-jet-lagged Mark Devine.

The clubs strength in depth meant there were a great many runners pushing down points scorers from other teams.

It was also great to see many debutants in the field today including Emma McGee, Kathryn Hawkswell, Abi Branston, Dave Towns and Olga Bar.