Gallery: Felixstowe 10 brings hundreds of runners to the town for a race up and down the prom

Runners enjoying an early morning run along the promenade during the Felixstowe Road Runners Coastal

Runners enjoying an early morning run along the promenade during the Felixstowe Road Runners Coastal 10 race on Sunday - Credit: Archant

More than 250 people turned out in Felixstowe today to take part in the town’s 10 mile run along the promenade.

It was just the second time the event had been held, as a replacement to the Felixstowe half marathon.

The race was won in a time of 1:01.29 by Craig Fiddaman, who was just two seconds ahead of second place and fastest woman Odette Robson from St Edmund Pacers.

Ipswich Jaffa runner Warren Birch came home in third with a time of 1:02.29.

Race director Andy Gordon from Felixstowe Road Runners said he was pleased with how the event unfolded.


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“It came off without a hitch and the weather was good,” he said. “It went very well.

“We used to do the Felixstowe half marathon which started in the 1980s. It was stopped so what we did was a 10 mile run that went up the prom and back.

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“This was the second run. Last year was a bit chaotic but this year went a lot better.”

Mr Gordon added although a lot of effort went into organising the race once it got underway he was able to enjoy watching it.

He also said the reaction of the participants was positive.

“We’ve had some great feedback from the runners. It was a slightly easier course this year.

“It was a bit of a quicker one and there was no wind today.”

Mr Gordon also set out his hopes for future events.

“We ended up with about 260 (runners) whereas we’d love around 400. But it’s up from last year and I imagine it will keep going up.”

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