Gallery: Woodbridge Lions hope to have raised thousands for charity after successful Martlesham 10k race

Runners took part in the Martlesham 10K over the weekend.

Runners took part in the Martlesham 10K over the weekend. - Credit: Archant

Organisers of a charity road race in Suffolk are hoping to have raised thousands for worthy local causes after more than 300 runners turned our on a “wonderful” October morning.

Runners took part in the Martlesham 10K over the weekend.

Runners took part in the Martlesham 10K over the weekend. - Credit: Archant

The Woodbridge and District Lions Club said the Martlehsam 10k, which it held on Sunday, was one of the best in the events long-running history.

With support from the Felixstowe Road Runners, which helped organise the event, the Lions expect to have raised around £3,500, of which its share will be spent on providing Christmas food parcels for disadvantaged people in the local area.

Club president Chris Woods said more than 300 runners took part, with a further 100 for the fun run.

“I think it was a very successful day - in part because of the wonderful morning that we had,” he added.


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“We’ve made significant changes to the race, reorganising the start and finish and streamlining other bits and pieces but it all seems to have worked out very well.

“Everyone involved did a really stirling job delivering what I understand from the feedback to have been a thoroughly enjoyable and pleasing race for the runners, which is ultimately what we do it for.”

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The race was won by Andrew Rooke, from Aldershot, Farnham and District, in 33:10, around 40 seconds clear of second placed Brad Jones, of Ipswich JAFFA. Ross Tennant was third in 33:56, and Ipswich JAFFA’s Gavin Davies fourth in 33:58.

Odette Robson, of St Edmund Pacers, was first lady in 36:48, Charlotte Christensen of Ipswich Harriers the runner-up in 38:11, and Michelle Gordon from Felixstowe Road Runners in third.

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