Framlingham 10K & Parkrun

On a very warm late summer morning last Sunday, 350 runners converged on the historic town of Framlingham to compete in the Framlingham 10k.
This was the 28th annual staging of this road race which included three laps of the town centre. The race started just outside the town and finished at the Sports Club on Badingham Road.
With spectators applauding the runners through the town centre streets, it is very easy to see why events like this are very popular, and the entry limit was reached nearly a fortnight before the race. The rural setting was very pleasant and enhanced by the man on the p.a. system making his announcements, all very clearly, from the back of an old builders truck.
Competing for Waveney Valley Athletic Club was Bill Kingaby who completed the race in a time of 44:40, in 75th place overall, and was the trophy winner for first in his age group. With the race being part of the 2012 Suffolk Grand Prix series, from which the county road race champions for this year will be decided in November, his maximum points awarded for this race keeps him near the top of the leader board.
This regions Saturday morning 5k park runs continue to attract Waveney Valley members. At Gorleston on Aug 11 Chris Pimlott was placed 6th in a time of 19:09 and his dad David finished 57th in 26:04. Last Saturday, Steve Gibbs recorded a time of 21:19, yet another personal best this year at Gorleston. He finished 17th out of 120 runners.
At the Fritton Lake 5k on Aug 11, Warren Hytch lowered his best time to 25:28, finishing 13th. The following week he was placed 23rd in a time of 26:18.