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Suffolk: Final countdown for runners taking part in London Marathon on Sunday, April 13

16:33 08 April 2014

Vet, Jamie Whittle, is set to run the London Marathon. Jamie is pictured at Whitworth Veterinary Practice in Trimley St Mary.

Vet, Jamie Whittle, is set to run the London Marathon. Jamie is pictured at Whitworth Veterinary Practice in Trimley St Mary.


This Sunday is the day they have all been waiting for - after months of training the 2014 London Marathon is nearly upon us.

Runners are now in the final stages of their strict training regimes, with the hard practice runs behind them they are now focusing their minds on race day.

Some are running for charity, others as a personal challenge and some experienced runners are hoping to beat their personal best.

Friends and relatives of those taking part in the annual sporting spectacular have been showing their support by leaving messages of support on our website.

The team at Archant sent health reporter Lauren Everitt a message and said: “Good luck to Lauren running for St Elizabeth Hospice.”

Another message submitted by a proud mum reads: “Good luck to David Gregory, I know you can do it.”

And Lauren and Nessy said: “You’ve already made us so proud Bobby-Boy!”

On reader said: “George Chilvers running for Age UK Suffolk - good luck!!”
While Framlingham Flyer Ali, Lynn and Kim were also sent a message of good luck.

And this message came for Andrew Seymour: “Good luck Andrew, we know you will do it and will be there to support you with you lovely family. Enjoy the experience. Love mum and dad xx

Further messages read: “Good Luck to my amazing cousin Kim Frost. So very proud of you. Love Donna & Chris xx” and “Good luck to Chris camps challenge to run the London marathon, when dealing with Crohn’s disease is a marathon in itself, look forward to seeing you finish.”

And “Michelle Griffen we are so proud of you good luck we are with you all the way love Sarah Paul Scott Jemma xx”

Finally, Marie Grantham said: “Good Luck to Emily Tiplady-Ead and Claire Chowney Whittle.”

Show your support, leave a good luck message here.


Firefighters in Ipswich were called to tackle a fire that had broken out across three garages in Richmond Road this afternoon.

Two speeding motorists who admitted driving at 130mph in Suffolk have been disqualified from driving.

Suffolk police officers are attempting to trace a group seen talking to Corrie McKeague at a pizza takeaway on the night of his disappearance.

Traffic delays on the A14 near the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich have been caused by a crash involving a lorry and a car.

An Ipswich man has been charged with being in possession of a flare during the derby game with Norwich at Portman Road in August.

A video of the last ever sighting of Corrie McKeague has been released, as four weeks pass with no new leads.

An abandoned van has been seized by police searching for missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague, aged 23.

British Gas has been forced to backtrack after repeatedly billing a 91-year-old great-grandmother for hundreds of pounds more than she owed.

A four-month-old baby was snatched from his mother’s arms by the family dog and mauled to death, an inquest has heard.

At last! Ipswich Town have scored some goals – and after 10 months Freddie Sears even managed to grab one as well, much to the delight of himself and his teammates.

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