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