Rundown to the Great East Run

The Great East Run takes place on Sunday – 16th September. Are you taking part?

This event is a half marathon run around Ipswich and along the River Orwell.

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Quoting from theSimply Health web site: 

“The Simplyhealth Great East Run course follows a scenic route that is suitable for runners of all abiltiies.

Starting and finishing on Russell Road, runners pass the prestigious Willis building designed by Lord Foster before heading through the beautiful Holywells Park and travelling down to Ipswich’s vibrant waterfront.

The route then passes Felaw Maltings on the way out and back along Wherstead Road, where participants will see Fox’s Marina, Suffolk Food Hall and go twice under the iconic Orwell Bridge into Freston.

On returning to the town centre, runners will head towards Ipswich Town FC’s Portman Road stadium, passing the statues of two football legends, Sir Bobby Robson and Sir Alf Ramsey, before crossing the finish line in the stadium’s practice pitch and being welcomed by hundreds of supporters in the stands.”

I am talking about this because I want to warn you of road closures that will be happening. I have come across signs on the Wherstead Road, Patteson Road and warnings in Cliff Lane of Holywells Road. The run starts (for the elite runners) at 10am.

The full list of closures is available HERE. The re-opening is to be phased and information on those reopening is available HERE.

Needless to say, I will be at the start with my trusty camera so check back late on Sunday for some more news.

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