30 Nov

Charity feast of running at Breckland Forest 10K

Runners At The Breckland Forest 10K

Over 160 people ran for their community at the sold-out Breckland Forest 10K (Sunday 25 November) in Suffolk. They made quick work of the course along with the bacon rolls at the Race HQ. 

The Breckland Forest 10K is a not-for-profit race that fundraises for Access Community Trust - The Crossing; an organisation that delivers a range of services for vulnerable and socially excluded people in Thetford and the surrounding area. They are respected for the work they do and provide a lifeline in many cases. Volunteers from Access Community Trust provided cake for the event that proved to be very popular along with the other refreshments.
 
There was a charitable act from Norfolk based timing company Chip Timing UK who provided this service to the organisers, Run Breckland, at a discounted rate. Every runner wore a chip attached to their shoe as they followed a stunning route on trails through Breckland and Thetford Forest with a water station halfway.  
 
Mark Thompson was first across the line in 41:15 with Jason Wing second in 41:58. Kevin Frazer was third in 42:05. Helen Aldous was first lady in 44:59 followed by Nicola Lambert-John in 46:09. Paula Lawson took third place in 47:57.
 
The event raised £600 for the Access Community Trust with further donations to the cake stall. The organisers thanked the runners, first aiders, volunteers, Raynet and the Village Hall saying: “We love putting on these events and enjoy the fact we can help the community at the same time.”
 
The next Run Breckland event is the Winter Wonderland 5K Santa Run on Sunday 2 December. 
 
Image courtesy of Geoffrey Herschell.