Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon 2012

23 September 2012

15 messages
23/05/2012 at 09:35

Hello all, the sun has come out and it is time to think about entering the Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon.  This, the fourth year of this very popular race is taking place on Sunday 23 September, starting and finishing at Northgate Sports Centre in Ipswich.

To enter online please visit the race website at:


30/05/2012 at 11:49

The organisers are delighted to announce that the nominated charity for the 2012 Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon is the NSPCC. They do wonderful work helping local vulnerable children so please support them by helping to raise money while running in this event.

To enter online please visit the race website:




Edited: 30/05/2012 at 11:51
06/07/2012 at 11:41

The countdown is starting - our intrepid runners at Larking Gowen are out there training hard, maybe the fact it is not hot is good for some! Have you entered yet? If not, and for more information please visit the race website at

02/08/2012 at 15:57

This event is getting close and I am sure you are all out there training hard.  Please make sure you get your entries in on time as it is not possible to enter on the day.  Our chosen charity this year is the NSPCC so we encourage you all to raise as much money in sponsorship as you can.  Sponsor forms are available to download from the race website.

To enter online please visit the race website at:


Edited: 08/08/2012 at 09:12
08/08/2012 at 09:16

Just over six weeks to go till race day and we are all getting excited.  Entries are coming in thick and fast and the sun is shining (well between rain storms!).  Please rembember that it is not possible to enter on race day so don't forget to get your entry in as soon as possible:

Our chosen charity is the NSPCC and I am sure you will all want to raise as much sponsorship money as possible to help them with their very worthwhile local work.  To download their sponsor form please click on the link below:


23/08/2012 at 12:52

Anna looking at the site it says roads will open after 2 and half hours. Does this mean you have to finish within that time? I was going to do this one and thought that like the Norwich one the only cut off was a 90 min half way one but the 2 and half hours makes it seem even tighter? Especially as Ipswich has some slopes in it.

05/09/2012 at 11:12

Hi and thanks for your question.  Sorry for late reply but I was not in the office to catch up on this forum.  No you don't have to finish within that time and there is not a cut off point as at Norwich.  The reason for stating that is that the roads are only officially closed for that period of time, however it is still possible to continue with care and I am sure you would not be the only one.

Best of luck on the day and I hope the training is going well.


05/09/2012 at 11:14

Just over 2 weeks to go and the countdown is really starting.  If you have not yet entered please visit the race website and do so as soon as possible to ensure you have a place.

Good luck to everyone running!

11/09/2012 at 14:34

Can't wait for this one. Using it as a pre Liverpool Marathon run. Ran Colchester half earlier in the year and really enjoyed it. I'm sure this will be as good. 

14/09/2012 at 14:53

I really hope you enjoy your day.  We all think it is a great race and hope you do too.

Good luck with the Liverpool Marathon.

14/09/2012 at 15:04

I'm in as well, looking forward to it, nice local race for me so even with the early start it's easy.  Have the numbers been sent out yet Anna, I haven't received anything?

14/09/2012 at 15:20

I'm in I'll be racing the sweepers

I don't think they post the numbers you have to collect them

When do I receive my race number? Your race number including timing chip (already attached) will be available to collect from Northgate Sports Centre on either Saturday 22nd September 4-6pm or on the morning of the race from 7am. Please allow plenty of time to get to the centre, park if needed, collect your number and complete the information on reverse..

14/09/2012 at 15:24

Thanks AliBear

26/04/2013 at 16:19

Welcome - only 21 weeks to this year's Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon and I hope you are all getting geared up for this and entering via the race website.

There is new route this year starting and finishing at Christchurch Park in the centre of Ipswich.  For more information on this and to enter via the website please visit

I look forward to hearing how your training is going and to seeing you all on the day as you cross the finish line.



Edited: 26/04/2013 at 16:20
05/07/2013 at 10:40

The sun is definitely out and your training should be in full swing for the LARKING GOWEN IPSWICH HALF MARATHON 2013.

If you have not entered yet please do so as soon as possible to avoid disapointment as once the race limit is reached this event will be closed. For more information on the race and race day please visit the race website at:

Good luck with your training schedules and see you on the 22nd September.






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