Britain’s most easterly half marathon attracts fine turnout

Runners assemble ahead of the start of the inaugural Nicholsons Solicitors Lowestoft Half-Marathon.

Runners assemble ahead of the start of the inaugural Nicholsons Solicitors Lowestoft Half-Marathon. Picture: MARK BOGGIS - Credit: Archant

More than 300 runners have hit the startline for an inaugural race in Lowestoft.

The Nicholsons Solicitors Lowestoft Half-Marathon attracted a fine turnout of runners and spectators as the UK's most easterly event started in style.

And despite a strong headwind, the runners embarked on a two lap course of the northern part of the town in good conditions.

They were set off by mayor of Lowestoft Nick Webb, who wished the competitors 'the very best of luck.' Mr Webb added; 'Thank you all for giving up your time for this launch of the very first Nicholsons Solicitors Lowestoft Half-Marathon.'

There was loud cheers and applause as a horn shrilled and the runners set off just after 10am.

With Lowestoft and Norwich based Nicholsons Solicitors launching the half marathon, 320 runners have signed up to run 13.1 miles to support vulnerable young people and their families – as profits from the event are to be donated to Break.

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