Graphic: Road closures as King’s Lynn gets set to host Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) this weekend

Runners taking part in last year's GEAR. Picture: Ian Burt Runners taking part in last year's GEAR. Picture: Ian Burt

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:29 AM

Roads around the centre of King’s Lynn will be closed on Sunday, as thousands of runners and spectators descend on the town for the Grand East Anglian Run (GEAR).

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The main 10k race sets off from the Tuesday Market Place at 10.30am on Sunday, with a shorter fun run setting off once runners taking part in the big race are away.

The market place will be closed from 8am - 2pm, while streets including the High Street, New Conduit Street, London Road and South Quay will be closed between 9.45 and 12.30pm.

Around 2,000 people are expected to take part in the GEAR, which was first held in 2006.

The race route includes a riverside stretch along the South Quay and parts of Lynn’s medieval quarter, while the run also finishes on the Tuesday Market Place, which becomes race HQ for the day.

Race director Roger Partridge said entries for this year’s events were close to record numbers. “We’ve had to close the Mini GEAR, as we’ve got the maximum for the mini GEAR, which is 750,” he said.

He added the main GEAR currently had 1,890 entrants, and would break the record once numbers went over 1,925.

“I think there’s a momentum gained over the last few years, it’s well-promoted, we now have a Facebook page which we didn’t have before,” he said.

“And there really is a boom in running locally and nationally. We had 200 runners taking part in last Saturday’s park run in The Walks.”

Entry for the main race costs £19 and is online only. All entries must be made by midnight on Thursday. There are no entries on the day of the event. To enter, click here.

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