max temp: 13°C

min temp: 10°C


Ipswich: Our Lauren’s set for marathon challenge

16:30 10 December 2012


Archant's Lauren Everitt is running the London Marathon next year.


ONE of your IP+ reporters is looking for support as she prepares for another charity challenge.


North east Ipswich reporter Lauren Everitt previously completed a skydive in aid of Brooke’s Wish to Walk and now she’s getting her trainers on for a massive marathon effort to help a town hospice.

Lauren, 24, is one of six runners taking part in the London Marathon on April 21 in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice.

Senior reporter Lauren applied for one of the hospice’s Gold Bond places, rather than going through the usual ballot.

“It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do, but I never really had the courage to it do before,” she said.

The dedicated 24-year-old has been training hard with her dad, Keith Everitt.

“My training’s going well and I’ll be stepping it up greatly after Christmas,” she said. “I’m really looking forward to it but I’m also quite apprehensive because I know what a huge task it is.

“My family and friends will all be there on the day, cheering me on. I’m not really bothered what time I finish in, as long as I finish, that’ll be a massive achievement.”

When is comes to the longer-distance training, Lauren will be calling on her brother, L/Cpl Liam Everitt of the Royal Engineers and she is also hoping to run a half marathon as part of her training.

Lauren has to raise £2,000 for the Foxhall Road hospice and she is looking for businesses to sponsor her effort.

n To support Lauren, go to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LaurenEveritt or send cheques payable to St Elizabeth Hospice to Lauren Everitt, 30 Lower Brook Street, IP4 1AN.



Police closed Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.

A man has been taken to hospital after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a van.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service called to Foxhall Road, Ipswich.

Firefighters were called to help a young child who got their head trapped between two bollards.

The accident has closed the road

A lorry driver became trapped in his vehicle after it overturned on the A1071 at Hintlesham this afternoon.

Andrew Shemming, daughter Annabelle and their dog Puzzle

She’s called Puzzle, and it is hoped the lovable Labrador will live up to her name by solving some Suffolk mysteries.

Martlesham police investigation centre

Four men arrested following the armed robbery of a Felixstowe bookmaker’s shop will not be prosecuted, police have said.

A familiar sight this year. Roadworks at the junction of Handford Road and Portman Road in Ipswich.

Temporary traffic lights were back at the junction of Portman Road and Handford Road again today . . . for the 17th time since November last year.

Police cordon off Rose Lane after the incident

A man and a woman are due to appear in court after being accused of grievous bodily harm on a young man in Ipswich town centre.

All services through Colchester are affected

All train services travelling through Colchester are facing severe disruption after the fire alarm was activated in a signal box.

Carolyn winning the Suffolk New College make-up competition in 2002.

From Hadleigh to Hollywood, Carolyn Roper has brushed shoulders with acclaimed actors, sporting legends and pop superstars.

Ipswich Hospital on Heath Road, Ipswich.

Ipswich’s hospital had its busy day of the year yesterday for admissions.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Local business directory

Suffolk's trusted business finder

Property search

e.g. Oxford or NW3
Powered by Zoopla

Digital Edition

Read the Ipswich Star e-edition today E-edition

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24