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Ipswich: Route for Ipswich Half Marathon on September 21 revealed

PUBLISHED: 08:31 15 July 2014

Ipswich half marathon route 2014

Ipswich half marathon route 2014

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The route for this year’s Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon has been revealed.

The improved route has been designed based on feedback from the 2013 event and now includes a longer town section and an altered last mile.

A map of the route, supported by University Campus Suffolk (UCS), has also been designed, which organisers say is easier to follow.

The run is organised by Ipswich Jaffa running club with the borough council.

The club’s Carl Ashton, who will be race director, said: “We’ve taken on board feedback from last year to simplify the course with a more direct route to the finish at the mansion.

“Adding a section in the town centre gives more opportunity for us to show off the town and we are hoping that this will lead to more spectators coming out to support the runners.”

Faye Gaffer, events and conferencing manager at UCS, said: “We are delighted to support this event and specifically the new route designed to showcase Ipswich at its best.

“UCS is committed to bringing people together at community events and supporting a healthy lifestyle.”

There is still time to sign up for the event on September 21 but entries are filling up fast.

Visit www.ipswichhalfmarathon.co.uk to enter or for more information.

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