Thetford Iceni Marathon will take place on the 10th September 2017, start time 10:00. Start and finish from The Red Lion, 7 Market Place, Thetford, IP24 2AL. The marathon is an out and back route from Thetford and includes Rymer Point and the lovely village of Euston taking in the Iceni Way, Ickneild Way and Angles Way. In 2015 the winner did it in 1:47 and only 4 people took part… In 2016 the winner did 1:42 and approx. 65 people took part
2017 will see the inaugural staging of the Great East Run in Ipswich. Together with our partners Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council and Ipswich Jaffa Running Club we’ll be bringing the UK wide Great Run series to East Anglia on Sunday 24th September.
This event follows a fast flat course, great for new runners and those looking for a half marathon PB.
Starting and finishing close to Ipswich Town’s Portman Road stadium, runners pass the prestigious Willis building designed by Lord Foster before heading down to Ipswich’s vibrant waterfront.
The route then passes Felaw Maltings on the way out and back along Wherstead Road, where particpants 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 pass over the Wet Dock lock gates and continue along the waterfront for a second time, before returning to the finish line located on Sir Alf Ramsey Way.
Please note – this course is provisional and subject to change
You will assemble at Skyliner Sports Centre ahead of a mass race start, crossing the chip timing mats to start your race. There will be water stations approximately every 5km/3 miles in addition to water and food at the finish. Our routes will be marshalled as thoroughly as we can manage. While we will endeavour to ensure you have a fast and uninterrupted run, the courses will be taking place on quiet public roads that will be open to traffic. There will be toilets, lockers and changing facilities available at the leisure centre. (Please note – the below routes are to be confirmed and subject to official measurement)