Axe Valley Runners smashing best times

Axe Valley Runners members

Axe Valley Runners members - Credit: Chris Carson

The prospect of being able to run with a few more people quite soon spurred on more runners to attempt the Axe Valley Runners March virtual 4K handicap. 
There was a record 21 entrants and the top 14 all broke their personal best times.  
Maxine Sweetman was the winner in 23m 41s, with Gill Day second, 23m 36s, Sarah Whelan third, 28m 42s, Caroline Wiseman fourth, 28m 54s and Eleanor Wood fifth, 18m 29s.  
After the first three races, Eleanor Wood leads the standings with 57 points, followed by Jon Day 54, Maxine Sweetman 53, Shirley Salter 46 and Amie Sibley 43.  
Thanks to Andrew Hartnell for organising the event once again. 
From this week, runners are allowed to run with one person from outside their household, then stop for a coffee or a chat on a park bench, or a picnic. 
From March 29, runners will be allowed to exercise with five other runners outdoors, under the 'rule of six'. 

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