A misty humid start ensured that both races were going to be a real test of endurance for our fantastic participants in this year’s Framlingham 10K and junior 2K.

The ‘Little Leaders’ race was started by a loud and supportive chorus of parents and supporters counting down from 10 which added to the fantastic atmosphere for our junior runners. A fast sprint start did not seem to lower its pace as the steely juniors raced up the tough Market Hill and around the corner of the castle, finishing in the sports field. 73 juniors from Under 7 through to Under 15s battled it out in this fast-paced 2K. The top ten runners included seven from Framlingham Flyers with the top spot going to Archie Bullingham from the club. Well done to all the junior runners who took part. Each runner received a well-deserved bespoke medal.  Full results can be found here https://my.raceresult.com/237301/#2_5D1179

A selection of photos from the juniors event are here:  https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjATnHg

Seniors 10K race

The 10K race is well known for its tough route that includes Market Hill not once but twice! Despite this gruelling part of the race, it is still an incredibly enjoyable event for all types of runners, which was once again well supported by local runners and clubs alike.

This year’s race was won by Brandon Barber of Ipswich Harriers with an impressive time of 34:56. Next in was Iwan Fothergill, also from Ipswich Harriers in 36:13, third went to Daniel Saunders in 36:49.  For the ladies, Alice Heather-Hayes of Ipswich Harriers lead the field with an amazing time of 41.28. Next in Jayne Chappels from Kesgrave Kruisers in 42:53, followed by our very own Sian Kingston of Framlingham Flyers in 43:23.

Here’s a link to the full results.  https://my.raceresult.com/237301/  which includes the winners of individual age categories for which there are some impressive times.

A selection of photos from the Seniors event are here: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjATt1o

As the organising team wind down this year’s effort and get back to training and racing, it’s important to make sure thanks goes to all those who made the race the success it was:

  • The runners who challenge themselves and have the confidence in booking a place in the race; see you next year!
  • The sponsors, without whom the race just wouldn’t happen.
  • The volunteers who gave up their time to cheer everyone on and keep everyone safe.
  • The supporters, family and friends who made such a great atmosphere around the course and on the finish line.

The feedback on the race has been incredible and makes it all worthwhile.  Some quotations are below:

Thanks to all the terrific Marshalls today who kept us going. Excellent 10k and so well run!

First time for 5 years for me. Really great 10k. Thanks to all involved, you’re all stars!

Love the shirts and the colour!