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Record-breaking turnout for Framlingham 10k 2017

PUBLISHED: 15:04 03 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:36 03 September 2017

Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Almost 400 runners took part in the record-breaking Framlingham 10k race today. See if you can spot yourself or a loved one in our photo gallery.

Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Andrew Rook, of Framlingham Flyers, which organised the event, retained his title by finishing in first place in the men’s category, with a time of 33 minutes and nine seconds.

Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Robert Chenery, of Ipswich Jaffa, took second (35:03) and Alex Tripp, of Ipswich Harriers, claimed third (35:09).

Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Leanne Finch, an unattached running club member, was the first woman past the post, recording a time of 41 minutes and 34 seconds.

Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Runner-up was Geraldine Clarke, of Framlingham Flyers (44:10) and Val Jennings, of Ipswich JAFFA, finished third (44:14).

Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The undulating two-and-a-half lap course started in New Road and took in Bridge Street, Market Hill, Church and Castle Street, Badingham Road, Brabling Green, and finished on the sports field in Badingham Road.

Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

There were two water stations per lap and water was provided at the finish.

Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

There was also a 2k fun run, which started in New Road and finished at the sports club by the town’s scout hut in Badingham Road.

The leaders in the Framlingham 10K include eventual winner Andrew Rooke (No. 228), Jim Last (no. 6) and Robert Chenery (no. 375). Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN The leaders in the Framlingham 10K include eventual winner Andrew Rooke (No. 228), Jim Last (no. 6) and Robert Chenery (no. 375). Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Race director Elspeth Gilmour said: “It was another fantastic event with lovely weather. We stepped it up to 400 from 300 this year and we had over 380 runners, which broke a record and was a great turnout.

Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

“It is a nice, friendly race and everybody stays behind for a chat. I would like to thank everybody who helped.”

Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Runners make their way up Market Hill for the Framlingham 10K. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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