The Langham 10km is organised by the Friends Of Langham School (FOLS), a charitable organisation. The route winds through picturesque Constable countryside and attracts around 500 runners. The race is a popular one and was sold out this year. There were some great runs for the Road Runners with new personal bests for Mel Candler in 46.33 and Axel Voigt in 55.46, 5 minutes quicker than his previous best. Tom Porter enjoyed his run finishing in 39.37. Treena Harrington crossed the line in 54.31.
Dan Smith ran the Thetford Iceni Marathon, apparently not a pleasant experience over horrible lumpy trails, with a finish time of 5 hours 15 minutes.
On the fun side of running Steve May, Dan Cole, Simon Humphrey and Andy Owen all competed in the 5th and final Doughnut Dash at Castle Park in Colchester. The race is a fun run organised to raise funds for Kidney Research with runners having to eat a doughnut at each kilometre on the 5km course. Runners need to have fully consumed a full size doughnut before being able to run on to the next station.
All four men had been practising their doughnut consumption leading up to the race with Andy Owen targeting a first place finish. He took the lead from the off and was first runner to the last doughnut station, where he needed to eat a jam filled doughnut before going into the finish funnel. Unfortunately, he was beaten on the eating and finished 3rd overall. Simon and Steve quickly followed, finishing within the top ten with Dan not far behind. All agreed that it would be a long time before they would like to see another doughnut.
I’ve attached a few photos – the team at Langham 10k, the team at the Doughnut Dash and Andy Owen struggling with that last jam doughnut…