SUPPORTERS lined the route of yesterday’s Thame 10k race to cheer on the runners.
The event – through the town centre to Towersey and back along the Phoenix Trail – has been running since 1985. It helps to raise funds for charities in the area and last year it donated about £2,500 to local organisations.
About 1,000 people powered along the route, with Paul Fernandez of Abingdon AFC coming in second in the men’s event.
Mr Fernandez, 40, a biology teacher at independent Radley College, got his personal best in the race with a time of 33:33.
He said: “It wasn’t as hot as it has been in the past. There was a nice wind to cool us down and I was happy with my run. There was really good support from the people in the town, especially through the town centre.”
James Bolton, of Woodstock Harriers, won the race, with Matt Taylor, of Belgrave Harriers, in third. Sophie Carter ,of Belgrave Harriers, won the woman’s event.
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