JAYSON CAVILL was Pickering Running Club’s only male representative at the latest Broughton Woods fell race but he did the club proud with a second-placed finish.

The figure of eight course is deceptively tough, covering a relatively short distance of 8.5 kilometres but ascending 430 metres.

There was plenty of sticky mud, making the going steady in parts and very different from last year, when competitors faced hard-packed snow.

Cavill clocked 41 minutes 52 seconds, matching last year’s position but being almost a minute quicker.

Surprising herself over such a short distance, Kim England was Pickering’s next runner in, finishing as fourth lady in 51-30 – bettering her previous time by four minutes.

Lynn Humpleby finished in 53-45, taking fourth in her category.

Sue Slack and Serena Partridge came back in 63-40 and 67-00, both looking fresh. Birthday girl Philly Hare clocked 76-08 for third in category, knocking over four minutes off her previous time.

Marion Bets timed 92.11 – taking no fewer than 18 minutes off her time from last year.

Meanwhile, Tess Roebuck flew the PRC flag at the inaugural Dalby NoEgo Torch run. The five-mile course entailed running in the dark along the tracks of Dalby Forest. Roebuck was 45th overall in 47-58.