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‘Sunday Funday’ draws active crowds to Norfolk town

PUBLISHED: 16:46 01 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:46 01 April 2018

Runners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2018

It was a day of running and cycling, eating and drinking, meeting friends and playing games.

Fire fighters carry a ladder as they run in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYFire fighters carry a ladder as they run in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

After a wet start to Easter Sunday, more than 1,000 people flooded into Fakenham’s centre for the town’s Easter Sunday Funday run by Active Fakenham.

The event, held for the third time this year, is aimed at getting people out and about and enjoying healthy activities, including 1km and 5km runs and official British Cycling town centre races.

There were also tricycle races for tots.

Organiser Richard Crook said there were more than 200 entrants in each of the foot races. He said participants in different activities ranged from just eight months to over 80 years old.

Runners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYRunners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Mr Crook said: “We’ve had a great crowd out and we’ve had good entries at all levels. People have come from all over the place to be here - we’ve got people from London, Surrey and a lot of local people. There’s been a really good mix of all sorts.”

Runners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYRunners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYRunners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYRunners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYRunners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The leader of the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe leader of the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYRunners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The start of the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe start of the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The start of the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe start of the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday Fun Run 1K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The winner, Sam Coyne from the Bure Valley Harriers, heads in for the finish line of the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe winner, Sam Coyne from the Bure Valley Harriers, heads in for the finish line of the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A hand slap from a runner for the spectators as they watch the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYA hand slap from a runner for the spectators as they watch the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Spectators watch the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYSpectators watch the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Spectators watch the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYSpectators watch the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Spectators watch the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYSpectators watch the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYRunners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYRunners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYRunners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYRunners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYRunners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Runners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYRunners in the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The leader and eventual winner, Sam Coyne from the Bure Valley Harriers, of the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe leader and eventual winner, Sam Coyne from the Bure Valley Harriers, of the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The start of the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe start of the Fakenham Easter Sunday Funday 5K race in the town's market place. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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