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Runners urged to join 2015 Ipswich Half Marathon and Twilight road race

PUBLISHED: 19:52 26 January 2015

The Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon 2014 in Christchurch Park.

The Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon 2014 in Christchurch Park.

One of Ipswich’s key events for runners and spectators alike has officially been launched.

The Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon 2014 in Christchurch Park. The Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon 2014 in Christchurch Park.

The Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon is now firmly established in the autumn racing calendar and is all set to take place on Sunday, September 20.

The race will start and finish in Christchurch Park and is again sponsored by chartered accountants and business advisors, Larking Gowen.

Councillor Bryony Rudkin, the borough council’s portfolio holder for culture and leisure, said: “We are looking forward to this year’s half marathon and hopefully an even bigger crowd cheering on an even bigger field.”

Following the tradition of the early bird offers, affiliated runners can sign up to the event for £18 (the non-affiliated fee is £20), with regular entries from March 1 (£23 affiliated, £25 non-affiliated).

Race director, Carl Ashton, from JAFFA Running Club, said: “Last year was an amazing event and we are keen to build on that this year. “The number of runners, the volunteers and the spectators all contributed to its success and we are expecting this years event to sell out so if you are considering taking part sign up soon to avoid disappointment.”

The joint organisers of this event, Ipswich Borough Council and Ipswich JAFFA Running Club, have also introduced a night-time running event in the town this year.

The Twilight road race will take place on the evening of August 14 and consists of two races on a flat, town centre course.

A 5k race is aimed at runners who can complete the course within 20 minutes (men) and 22 minutes (women), with cash prizes for top athletes.

In addition a 10k course will be open to all.

Races will start and finish outside Suffolk New College on Rope Walk, with participants taking in many of Ipswich’s iconic buildings such as the Willis building, Cornhill, Ancient House and Giles Circus.

For more information on the Twilight race visit or Ipswich Half Marathon.

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