Remember Ipswich’s 1980 Round the Town races?
PUBLISHED: 15:53 14 December 2019
The times between Christmas and New Year are often spent relaxing and enjoying left-over food.
But the same could not be said for these running enthusiasts in 1980 as they participated in races around Ipswich as a way of working off their Christmas dinners.
Just three days after Christmas, while many were shopping for bargains in the post-Christmas sales, these runners dressed in shorts and t-shirts to endure the bitterly cold December weather to take part - although more casual runners plumped for coats and trousers to stay warm.
Roads were closed off as the runners took on the course leading them all around Ipswich.
■ Do you recognise any of the runners? Or did you participate in the races yourself? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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