Hayward in top form at Framlingham

Mark Hayward was in top form in the Framlingham 10K on Sunday, clocking 36:32 and finishing 11th of 337 runners overall and 3rd of 59 in his senior male age group. This was his best 10K time since his PB of 36:15 in May 2017 at Colchester, according to records on Power of 10. Also performing well were Simon Harris (39:23), 11th of 60 in MV40 and Clive Purbrook (50:58), 5th of 11 in MV60.

Mark Hayward in the VLM earlier this year. Photo: Mark Hayward

On the same day, Caroline Mcintosh completed the Wissey Half Marathon near Swaffham in Norfolk in 2:27:17, her best half marathon time this year by 12 seconds.

Caroline Mcintosh sets a year best time in the Wissey Half Marathon. Photo: Caroline Mcintosh

Meanwhile, Henry Hamilton-Gould clocked 1:32:07 in the Bridgwater Half Marathon in Somerset, just 43 seconds outside his best time this year.

Henry Hamilton-Gould after the Bridgwater Half Marathon in Somerset. Photo: Henry Hamilton-Gould

Two Joggers opted for the RAF Spitfire 10K over the weekend: Joe Cormack in the London event on Saturday and Jan Holmes in the sister event held at RAF Cosford in Shropshire on Sunday. Cormack (50:58) finished a creditable 118th of 674 overall, while Holmes bagged a new PB time of 54:15 and came home an impressive 4th of 55 in her FV55 age group out of a huge field of 1,341.

RAF Spitfire 10K Medal. Photo: Jan Holmes

On Saturday evening, Andrew Taylor (46:09) ran in the Bedford Twilight 10K and finished high up in the order at 113th of 1,873 runners, 35th of 236 in his MV40-49 age group.

In the Great Barrow Challenge First Sunday of the Month event at Barrow, Alison McKenzie did well to clock 27:31 in the 5K followed by 56:21 in the 10K, with only approximately 30 minutes recovery in between. This was her first known 10K race of the year.