A piece of the seaside brought to Stowmarket for Beach Party and Golden Mile Race

Stowmarket Beach Party - Charlie Cracknell, 7
Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Stowmarket Beach Party - Charlie Cracknell, 7 Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Hundreds of people enjoyed a bit of the seaside in Stowmarket alongside a race through the town’s streets at the annual Beach Party and Golden Mile Race this weekend.

Stowmarket Beach Party - Matalida Aldous, 5 has her hand painted.
Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Stowmarket Beach Party - Matalida Aldous, 5 has her hand painted. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

The sold out Golden Mile event, organised by running club Stowmarket Striders, saw 300 participants race through the town centre on Saturday before ending at the Recreation Ground where the Beach Party was held.

This year’s Golden Mile was be the fourth since its inception in 2014 as a one-off celebration of the 60th anniversary of the first four-minute mile run by Roger Bannister.

Stowmarket Beach Party - (L-R)Isaac Duffell, 2, Dylan James, 8 and Sienna James, 5
Picture: RICHARD

Stowmarket Beach Party - (L-R)Isaac Duffell, 2, Dylan James, 8 and Sienna James, 5 Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Stowmarket Town Council also brought the seaside to town for the fifth year with its Beach Party, which featured music, donkey rides, Punch and Judy, bouncy castles, circus skills workshops and a giant sand pit.

David Marsh, theatre and events manager at Stowmarket Town Council, said: “We were really pleased with the numbers at the event. We managed to avoid the rain for the first time in five years so that was good.

Stowmarket Beach Party - (L-R)Sean Magahy, 9 and Harley Smith, 7
Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Stowmarket Beach Party - (L-R)Sean Magahy, 9 and Harley Smith, 7 Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

“The Golden Mile sold out in record time and we are pleased to be able to offer this free event for the community.”

Stowmarket Beach Party.
Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Stowmarket Beach Party. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Stowmarket Beach Party.
Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Stowmarket Beach Party. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

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