Annual Fram Flyers 10k race attracts more than 260 runners, with runner taking top title for sixth year running

More than 260 people took to the streets of Framlingham on Sunday as it hosted its 31st annual 10km race.

A total of 268 people took part in the Framlingham Flyers Running Club 10km Race, with 350 initially registering for the main race, plus an additional 100 participants in the fun run.

Taking first place for the males for the sixth consecutive year was Elliot Palmer of the Aldershot & Farnham District Athletic Club, with a time of 33minutes 17seconds, followed by Andrew Bell of Haverhill Running Club (34minutes 30seconds) and James Sewry, of no club (34minutes 55seconds).

Taking the top title for female runners, for the fourth consecutive year, was Odette Robson from St Edmund Pacers with a time of 38minutes 6seconds, followed by Rose Nicholson of Waveney Valley Athletics Club (38minutes 13seconds) and Sian-Marie Lucas, of Haverhill Running Club (40minutes 43seconds).

Framlingham Flyers Running Club was crowned best team for the males, and Haverhill Running Club for the females.

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The race started at 11am on New Road and finished at the Pageant Field, on Badingham Road.

Participants were required to complete two laps of the course, which included the steep Market Hill.

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Speaking on behalf of the event organisers, Wayne Tilbury-Larter said: “The day was fantastic, the weather was great for all.

“We had a number of quick times and equally as importantly a lot of happy faces.

“We seemed to have far more spectators both in the town and at the finish area which was amazing.

“It also added to the day to see so many people stay behind for the presentations.

“A massive thanks to the army of volunteers that made this year so successful.”

MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter, officially opened the race and presented prizes to the winners.

He said of the event: “It was good to see so many young people out running and so many families enjoying themselves.

“It was one of the best organised sporting events that I have been to and it was a huge pleasure to start the race and give out the awards. It was a very enjoyable day.”

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