Farmhouse Five for Females five-mile race a ‘huge success’ on Mother’s Day in Suffolk countryside

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together.

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together. - Credit: Archant

Just under 200 women took part in the second-annual, multi-terrain charity fun run.

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together.

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together. - Credit: Archant

The event started and finished at Lux Farm in Playford Road in Ipswich. The route took in the countryside in the Fynn Valley area.

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together.

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together. - Credit: Archant

The race is a celebration of all women runners.

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together.

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together. - Credit: Archant

Event organiser Dawn Meredith-Davies said: “It was a really successful morning.

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together.

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together. - Credit: Archant

“Lux Farm is an absolutely stunning barn, we had lovely weather and raised lots of money for the Lighthouse Women’s Aid in Ipswich (a domestic abuse charity).

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together.

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together. - Credit: Archant


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“The idea behind the race is to encourage all women to get out there and run. It takes place on Mother’s Day and so is a double celebration.

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together.

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together. - Credit: Archant

“It is a really family-friendly event with great support. It is nice that mum is doing something nice which she enjoys and is supported by her family.

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together.

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together. - Credit: Archant

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“I imagine the mothers who took part enjoyed a nice Mother’s Day lunch afterwards, some goodies and a really nice massage.”

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together.

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together. - Credit: Archant

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together.

Faye Gaffer, Anne-Marie Williams and Edwina Frost crossed the line together. - Credit: Archant

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