Sparkle and fizz at the Frampton 10K

Frampton 10K Gets Fizzy!

Fancy a fast race in picturesque countryside with cider for finishers?

It’s a little over a month to the Frampton 10K, one of the most popular races in the West Country and an opportunity to pick up a summer evening PB. Organisers are expecting a bumper turnout on Monday 3 July.

The Frampton 10K is one of six races from Stroud & District AC and a regular fixture in club runners diaries for a variety of reasons. To begin with: the mainly flat course; superb countryside including views of the Forest of Dean and across to Wales; flying finish on the village green and a post race cider as a reward for your efforts. 

The action begins at 7pm from the Green, Frampton on Severn. Runners head off along a single lap route which passes The Bell Inn, goes across the canal bridge and continues to Fretherne. There’s an incline at two miles, up Overton Lane then it is a run alongside the River Severn on a nice, flat stretch. This is followed by undulations at four miles before heading down and back to Frampton and the finish.

There's no medal or t-shirt; instead a bottle of Aston Manor cider will be waiting at the finish, how wonderful to chill out with an ice cold cider after some fast and furious racing in the West Country!

Last year’s race was won by Lee Stopford of the host club with Gemma Collier of Gloucester AC the women’s winner. Their times were 31:49 and 37:22 respectively. Lee Stopford holds the Stroud & District Men’s Course Record of 32:14, posted in 2021. 

Entries sell out quickly for this race, you can find more details over on the Stroud AC website. 

Image: Stroud & District AC

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