GALLERY: Hundreds defy high winds to join in Tarpley 10/20 races
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About 800 brave runners refused to be beaten by high winds as they turned out for the Tarpley 10/20 mile road races.
The popular annual races, organised by Saint Edmund Pacers, set out from Thurston Community College's campus in Beyton on Sunday, with a choice of 10 and 20-mile distances.
The event is named after Bert Tarpley, one of the earliest Pacer members and former club president. Members of his family were there for the occasion and opened the race.
The course took some beautiful countryside, with competitors running through villages including Hessett, Gedding, Thorpe Morieux, Brettenham and Drinkstone.
However, runners faced a real battle against the weather, especially when they had to run into a head wind during the last three miles.
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Despite the testing conditions, some runners posted on social media after the event that they were looking forward to next year already.
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