More volunteers needed to man checkpoints at Thetford Iceni Marathon event

The first Thetford Iceni Marathon has been heldIt was on by Keith LuxonCREDIT Geoffrey Herschell.

The first Thetford Iceni Marathon has been heldIt was on by Keith LuxonCREDIT Geoffrey Herschell. - Credit: Archant

Organisers of a full and half marathon in Thetford this weekend are appealing for more volunteers.

The Thetford Iceni Marathon event is taking place this Sunday, but more stewards are needed to man checkpoints on the 13 and 26 mile courses and to support the runners.

The event starts at 9am, with the start and finish lines at the Red Lion on the Market Place. Volunteers will need to be available from 10am to 3pm.

Marathon veteran Melanie Sturman, a member of the 100 Marathon Club, is the mastermind behind the event and will be on hand to show volunteers the location of each checkpoint.

Participants in Sunday's event, which will be the second Iceni Marathon, include Allan and Des Talbot, who will be running on their 45th wedding anniversary, and Carol Goodwin, a visitor to Thetford running her 100th marathon.

Anyone who is interested in helping out at checkpoints for Sunday's event can contact Mel on 07702 493492 or via the Marafun Events Facebook page.

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