Entrants set to hit the startline for Lowestoft Half Marathon

The inaugural Lowestoft half marathon in 2016. Pictures: MICK HOWES

The inaugural Lowestoft half marathon in 2016. Pictures: MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant

After a fine turnout of runners took part in an inaugural half marathon, keen competitors are preparing to take up the challenge in aid of charity once more.

The inaugural Lowestoft half marathon in 2016. Pictures: MICK HOWES

The inaugural Lowestoft half marathon in 2016. Pictures: MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant

And as the Lowestoft Half Marathon returns for its second year this weekend, organisers are hopeful it can become a permanent fixture on the town's calendar.

In total 320 runners took to the startline to run 13.1 miles in supporting vulnerable young people and their families at last year's race.

The inaugural Lowestoft half marathon in 2016. Pictures: MICK HOWES

The inaugural Lowestoft half marathon in 2016. Pictures: MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant

And this Sunday, October 1 starting at 10am, the UK's most easterly event will return as profits from the race are donated to Break.

More than £2,000 was raised last year for Break – a Norfolk based children's charity that has been supporting vulnerable children, young people and families across East Anglia for 50 years.


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Ahead of the Nicholsons Solicitors Lowestoft half marathon, Joseph Long, partner at Nicholsons Solicitors LLP, said: 'We are delighted to be hosting the half marathon again after a successful inaugural year in 2016.

'Applications have completely sold out and we have doubled in terms of capacity compared to last year's race.

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'We hope that the event will grow into a regular fixture in the town's calendar, raising even more money for such a noteworthy cause along the way. We look forward to seeing another big crowd down at Ness Point.'

Last year's race winner was Michael Eccles, of Norfolk Gazelles.

People have been signing up from all over the country for the most easterly half marathon in England. The course is a two-lap route beginning and ending at the bottom of the Lowestoft sea wall, about 200 yards north of Ness Point.

The Lowestoft half marathon – which takes place at Ness Point, starting at 10am on Sunday – is kindly supported by the Lowestoft Road Runners.

To keep up to date with this event you can follow on Twitter @nicholsonshalf

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