Perfect running weather for hundreds competing in Martlesham races
- Credit: Pavel Kricka
Hundreds of runners took part in Martlesham’s road races on Sunday as amateur athletes took advantage of the fine weather to challenge themselves around the community.
The village hosted its regular 10k, 5k and Fun Runs – and for the first time the 10k event was included in the Suffolk Grand Prix of running events with competitors winning points towards the season’s championship.
More than 430 runners finished the 10k run which was won by Tom Adams from Ipswich Harriers who completed the course in just over 34 minutes.
The 5k race was won by Tai Elvin-Andrews, also of Ipswich Harriers, in 17 minutes while the Fun Run was won by Ross Hammond in 10 minutes.
The race was organised by Felixstowe Road Runners (FRR) and the Lions Club of Woodbridge and District, with FRR’s Rachael Miller the race director and Jo Whelan the volunteer co-ordinator.
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It has become a hugely popular event in the running calendar, with its fast and flat course around Eagle Way appealing to those trying to secure a personal best.
As well as being a popular race, it has also helped raise thousands of pounds for charity.
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