Two teams of athletes represented Bourne Town Harriers at St Neots for the first Frostbite Friendly cross-country league event of the year. The name however was a bit of a misnomer as the races took place under blue skies and in warm sunshine.
The senior race attracted a massive field of 447 athletes, all hoping to set a fast time in what was for many their first cross country challenge of the season.
Joe Howells was the first Harrier to finish in an excellent 65th place and a time of 32:31. Mick Howells, the senior representative of the Howells family was next, finishing just outside the top 100, in 101st and a time of 33:41. Brian Mclean was 116th in a time of 34:13, followed by Tim Lister who completed his race in 34:58 in 131st position.
Richard Pearson, Beth Howells and Sara Mickleburgh were the other Harrier athletes to break the 40 minute barrier finishing in 244th, 249th and 250th positions respectively.
Terry Lawrance making his Frostbite debut finished in a very commendable 343rd place in a time of 43:11. David Grace completed the race in 392nd and a time of 46:42.
The junior race had a record field of the best 212 young athletes aged between 9 years and 16 years in the area. Cameron Everist continued his fine cross-country form by finishing 3rd in 7:15.
Brother Toby was the next Harrier home, finishing in 33rd and a time of 8:42.
Twelve-year-old Elin James was 40th in a time of 8:51. She was followed by Daniel Lawrance who was 93rd, Molly Bennett in 95th and making his Frostbite debut Roman Everist, the youngest of the three Everist brothers, in 108th place.
Alex Stubley finished her race in 148th place and Sian Manzur another athlete making her Frostbite debut completed her event in an excellent 159th position and a time of 11:08.