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sport in 2007

 

su 2 se 07

David Miller on his way to winning - pic by Fram Camera ClubAlthough the fields were smaller (though difficult to believe from the pic below) than in recent years there were close(ish) finishes in both the 10k and Fun Run.  You can download both the 10 kilometre (David Miller won again) and Fun Run results but it won't be apparent that Fram Flyer Rob Mackenzie from Mount Pleasant won the Kings Cup for first local runner,

Youthful enthusiam at the 2k start - pic by Fram Camera Club

More pics on the bulletin board - pic by MitH or Tony Stockmanhis son James came fourth in the Fun Run and was second under 15 boy.  Impressive novelty this year were Elisa Garvie and Jenny Stockman (supported by young Alysha running in flip flops!) who ran the fun run threeleggedly to raise funds to buy the presently loaned kit for the Framlingham First Responders.

su 22 jl 07

Judges

Show jumperYesterday was the 113th Framlingham Horse Show and not surprisingly it's a rather horsy affair with show jumping and possibly the largest gathering of Suffolk Punches anywhere.  There are other attractions including the hounds and a rabbit petting corner and the sense of occasion is heightened by many people being formally dressed, a good sprinkling of bowler hats.

Towards late afternoon people leaving to change and then return for the Fat Band on the back of a lorry and drink the Earl Soham Brewery beer tent dry!

Many Suffolk Punches

su 28 oc 07

They gave up searching for the lost shoe in the end

Juniors in the castle moatNow we do know that cross country is supposed to be muddy, but so muddy that competitors were going back after they'd finished to try and find their shoes!  ... and of course on the mere not all that brown stuff is mud.  The usual huge field for the Fram Flyers' annual cross country set off on a mild but miserable day and soon surged round the course to cause a sizeable queue to get over the narrow style onto the bridge bringing them back to the castle. Last runner in Particularly nasty was a patch of mud in the castle moat just before the runners had to go up the steep footpath out of the moat.  To make it more fun for the tail enders it started to rain heavily but the marshals, officials and us stayed in place to see this lady Stowmarket Strider home as last finisher.

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