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Farmhouse Five for Females five-mile race a 'huge success' on Mother's Day in Suffolk countryside

PUBLISHED: 17:41 26 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:47 26 March 2017

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together.

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together.

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Just under 200 women took part in the second-annual, multi-terrain charity fun run.

Marie Hullis is congratulated with a finish line hug from her daughter.Marie Hullis is congratulated with a finish line hug from her daughter.

The event started and finished at Lux Farm in Playford Road in Ipswich. The route took in the countryside in the Fynn Valley area.

Mums were welcomed by cheering family members at the finish.Mums were welcomed by cheering family members at the finish.

The race is a celebration of all women runners.

Wendy Houston ran the course in 42 minutes and 40 seconds.Wendy Houston ran the course in 42 minutes and 40 seconds.

Event organiser Dawn Meredith-Davies said: “It was a really successful morning.

Kate Chapman and Rosina Martins cross the finish line in style.Kate Chapman and Rosina Martins cross the finish line in style.

“Lux Farm is an absolutely stunning barn, we had lovely weather and raised lots of money for the Lighthouse Women’s Aid in Ipswich (a domestic abuse charity).

Jan Gillespie, Rosa Campbell and Lydia Sansom embrace the spirit of the day.Jan Gillespie, Rosa Campbell and Lydia Sansom embrace the spirit of the day.

“The idea behind the race is to encourage all women to get out there and run. It takes place on Mother’s Day and so is a double celebration.

Tess (five), Hettie (four) and Emily (two) wait at the finish line for their mum Charlotte.Tess (five), Hettie (four) and Emily (two) wait at the finish line for their mum Charlotte.

“It is a really family-friendly event with great support. It is nice that mum is doing something nice which she enjoys and is supported by her family.

Annie Edwards waiting to start the race with her mum as supporter.Annie Edwards waiting to start the race with her mum as supporter.

“I imagine the mothers who took part enjoyed a nice Mother’s Day lunch afterwards, some goodies and a really nice massage.”

Sarah Graham with her team of supporters and the poster to encourage her on!Sarah Graham with her team of supporters and the poster to encourage her on!

Machala Peecock (l) was given the gift of the race for Mother's Day and took part with Donna Willoughby.Machala Peecock (l) was given the gift of the race for Mother's Day and took part with Donna Willoughby.

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