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Stowmarket Half Marathon

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Route description
Route description

The course has an initial loop of approximately 2.5 miles before starting the larger circuit. This is a totally rural course, run on a mixture of B class roads and quiet country lanes which are single track. If traffic is met on these lanes runners should give way. Runners need to be aware that apart from the start area, the roads will not be closed to traffic. Runners will be required to run on the left hand side of the road at all times unless directred to do otherwise by a race official. No Marshal has any authority to stop the flow of traffic.

Logistics and schedule

Runners will assemble in the warm up area by 10:45am and 10:53am at the latest. The race will start promptly at 11:00am.

How to get there

Tomlinson Groundcare, Hall Orchard, Brettenham Rd, Buxhall, Stowmarket IP14 3DL, UK

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Ample parking, race registration, refreshments, toilets at Start & Finish area:

Tomlinson Groundcare
Hall Orchard
1 Brettenham Road
Buxhall, Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 3DL

The venue in Buxhall is located three miles west of Stowmarket past Great Finborough. Parking is available at Tomlinson Groundcare by following the signs and marshal instructions. Please do not park on the road or at the church.

Directions

Travel Directions from Ipswich - From Ipswich take the A14 towards Bury St Edmunds. Leave the A14 at Junction 50 signposted to Stowmarket on the A1120, and turn left at the roundabout. Continue straight over the next roundabout on the A1120 and down the hill on the dual-carriage way. Taking the right-hand lane turn right at the bottom of the hill, through traffic lights signposted Stowmarket A1308. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit (signposted Combs Ford). After 400m, go straight over the mini roundabout towards the Magpie pub. Bear left in front of the pub then turn right at the next mini roundabout (signposted Gt Finborough) onto Combs Lane. Follow this lane (40mph limit) to a T junction. Turn left onto the B1115 (signposted Gt Finborough). After about 1 mile at Gt Finborough School, turn right signposted to Rattlesden Airfield. In 0.5 mile, turn left into Brettenham Road. Having past the Church, Tomlinson Groundcare is on your right.

Travel Directions from Bury St Edmunds - From Bury St Edmunds take the A14 towards Ipswich. Leave the A14 at Junction 49 (Signposted Stowmarket A1308, Haughley & Wetherden). At the roundabout at the top of the slip road take the exit marked A1308 Stowmarket. Follow this road for half a mile. After driving under the A14 at the roundabout turn right into Chilton Way, following the road round to the left. At the end of this road turn right onto Union Road. Follow this road to a T junction and turn left down the lane. At the next T junction turn right onto the B1115 (signposted Gt Finborough). After about 1.3 miles at Gt Finborough School, turn right signposted to Rattlesden Airfield. In 0.5 mile, turn left into Brettenham Road. Having past the Church, Tomlinson Groundcare is on your right

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Stowmarket Half Marathon
11:00am Sun 29th Sep 2019
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