Thetford Parkrunners return from twinning trip to France

Graham Williams and Lisa Perkins from Thetford were invited to take part in a 10km run in Les Ulis,

Graham Williams and Lisa Perkins from Thetford were invited to take part in a 10km run in Les Ulis, France, in honour of the towns' twinning relatioship. - Credit: Archant

Two Parkrunners have returned from a trip to France to represent their town in a 10km race.

Lisa Perkins and Graham Williams, from Thetford, were chosen to take part in the race in Les Ulis, near Paris, in honour of the towns' twinning relationship.

As well as taking part in the run – which they completed in one hour 10 minutes – they were taken on a tour of the town, met local councillors and took a trip to a local winery.

Mr Williams said: 'The overall trip was very good, we were treated and looked after very well. It was an excellent opportunity.

'Les Ulis was a very beautiful town and lovely to run through, and the race was very well supported by local people.'

Mr Williams, 33, and Ms Perkins, 32, both got into running through Thetford Parkrun and have lost 14 stone between them after joining up to the free event and local Slimming World classes.

Mayor of Thetford Terry Jermy, who funded the pair's travel to Les Ulis, thanked School Lane Surgery for processing their medical certificates.

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