Flyers Forest 5k run in blazing sunshine

Marston Vale 5k run.
Marston Vale 5k run.

The Ampthill and Flitwick Flyers Forest 5k run, and 1k junior dash was held at Marston Vale.

The main 5k race saw 331 runners compete with more than 100 juniors taking part in the 1k dash.

Paul Farmer, running for Ampthill and Flitwick Flyers was the overall winner with a time of 16:07, with the Bedford Harrier Anna Folland the winner of the women’s event who finished in 18:38.

There was a family atmosphere at the event on Saturday, June 14, with the forest centre providing refreshments including a well-attended barbecue.

Ampthill Scouts helped out at the event, handing out drinks and assisting the runners who turned out in bigger numbers than ever before - despite the weather being extremely hot.

Jeremy Bell, of the Ampthill and Flitwick Flyers said: “We’ll have to bring more medals next year!”