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Twilight road race runners told to prepare for scorcher

PUBLISHED: 16:07 03 August 2018

The Ipswich Twilight road race kicks off at 7.30pm. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

The Ipswich Twilight road race kicks off at 7.30pm. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

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Weather experts are predicting today will be sweltering - with a potential high of 33C in some places in the region at 6pm.

And runners in Ipswich will be battling against the brutal heat as well as the sunset for the Twilight road race.

Hot-spots have already started recording sweltering temperatures of 28C at Santon Downham, 29C in Charsfield and 30C in Cavendish.

READ MORE: All you need to know about the Twilight 10k Run

Forecasters at Weatherquest suggest that these numbers will rise until the evening before easing down to the mid-twenties.

Race director Chris Ashton wanted competitors to take all the necessary precautions ahead of the race through the town.

He said: “In this heat, don’t aim for a personal best, just enjoy the race and have fun.”

The race organisers have taken action to help runners by adding a second water station on the route, outside the Ipswich Town football ground.

A statement on the Ipswich Twilight Races Facebook page reads:” Even in hot weather, the advice is that you shouldn’t drink too much at once and one bottle at that point is sufficient.

“If everyone takes extra bottles to pour over themselves we may run out of water for people behind you who also need a drink.

“If you have a hat/baseball cap, consider wearing this for the run.”

Race fans that are keeping cool at home can follow the action on our Facebook page.

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