Aylsham

Marriotts Way 10k more popular than ever

Aaron Penfold
Oct 15, 2013 2 mins read

Hundreds of runners have participated in this year’s Marriott’s Way 10k race, setting off in Aylsham last Sunday.

Edward Foster, 16, was first to cross the finish line with an impressive time of 37 minutes and 15 seconds, followed 43 seconds later by Ryan Honeyman, age 35. Thirty-six-year-old Paul Martin took third place, completing the race in 38 minutes and seven seconds.

Now in its fifth year, the Marriott’s Way 10k, organised by Broadland District Council, has proved bigger and more popular than ever. Three hundred participants signed up, filling the allocation two weeks in advance of the event – despite there being more places available than any previous year.

Due to the large amount of runners, the race was split into two waves of participants. The first half set off at 11.00am and the second at 11.15am. The runners, who ranged from novice to experienced, covered a 10 kilometre (six mile) predominantly flat and off-road route. The final kilometre passed through the historic market town of Reepham.

Participants were greeted by cheering spectators in Reepham’s marketplace as they crossed the finish line and upon completion of the race they each received a medal and a goodie bag. Food and beverages were available from the Kings Arms and V’s Café, both located in the town centre.

Cllr Claudette Bannock, Broadland District Council’s Member Champion for Sport, said: “Having attended every Marriott’s Way 10k race since it first began in 2009, I am delighted to see that they have grown ever popular year-on-year. Sporting events like this are an excellent way to involve the whole community and encourage people to get outdoors and be active.

“I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all 300 participants as they crossed the finish line and handing out their well-deserved medals.”

For full results, visit www.chiptiminguk.co.uk/ps/results/Marriotts%20Way%2010K/25655

Participants celebrate as they cross the finish line

Participants celebrate as they cross the finish line

These two took the 10k in their stride

These two took the 10k in their stride

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