Perfect running weather for hundreds competing in Martlesham races

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka - 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.

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka - Credit: Pavel Kricka

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.

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka - Credit: Pavel Kricka

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.

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka - Credit: Pavel Kricka


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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.

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka - Credit: Pavel Kricka

All smiles

All smiles - Credit: Pavel Kricka

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka - Credit: Pavel Kricka

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka - Credit: Pavel Kricka

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka - Credit: Pavel Kricka

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka - Credit: Pavel Kricka

A picture of concentration at the Martlesham Fun Run

A picture of concentration at the Martlesham Fun Run - Credit: Pavel Kricka

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka

Martlesham hosted the 5k run,10k run and a fun run. Picture: Pavel Kricka - Credit: Pavel Kricka

Runners into their stride at the annual Martlesham event. Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Runners into their stride at the annual Martlesham event. Picture: PAVEL KRICKA - Credit: Pavel Kricka

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