Kirton 5 Mile Race Report 2019
31st May again brought near-perfect running conditions and I think we can now finally put the awful weather of 2017 to bed.
I would like to thank all the runners and spectators for their continuing support to this event and hope that you enjoyed the day as much as I did. The Friday 5 Series is growing in popularity with Kirton once again selling out in advance of race day.
I would also like to thank Annie Woodard and her team of marshals who year after year give so much of their time making this such a great event. Annie you will be deeply missed stepping down after so many years. Good Luck, I wish you well!
Thank you to our sponsors this year Co-Op and Family Amusements for their support again. Once again, Kirton Scouts provided race day refreshments for everyone which is always very welcome. Blast Off PA systems did a great job and it is always a pleasure having them as part of the Kirton Five Mile race.
I’m also pleased to report that the Fun Run went well this year with a brilliant 111 runners taking part.
Thanks to Race Referee Joe Mower and Race Adjudicator Paul Felton for their continuing support for this event. It is always a pleasure working alongside both of them.
I am very proud to see that the winner of the 5 mile race was my brother-in-law and Felixstowe Road Runner ‘Fast Tony’ (Gavin). Well done to Philippa Unthank who was the first female home. Many of you may recognise Philippa from Felixstowe parkrun. Also a big well done to all the of the age group winners. The full results can be found at racesonline:
All of us at Felixstowe Road Runners wish you all good luck for the rest of the series and look forward to seeing you again next year.
Race Director: Vince Calver