Added: 30 June 2016
Inspire Suffolk launches free pre-training sessions ahead of the Ipswich Building Society Twilight Road Races
From 27th June, Inspire Suffolk – the local charity which uses education and sport as a way of making a difference to the lives of people living in and around Suffolk – is launching free training sessions for participants in this year’s Ipswich Building Society Twilight Road Races.
To support the runners in the build up to 5th August, the Inspire Suffolk coaches will lead group warm up sessions each Monday night from 7pm. These free pre-training sessions will kick off at the charity’s main base in Ipswich on Lindbergh Road before runners set out on routes around Ipswich.
The Ipswich Building Society Twilight 10k & 5k Road Races are organised by the Ipswich JAFFA Running Club in association with Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk New College, with this year’s event helping to raise money for local charity Inspire Suffolk.
This is the second year the Ipswich Building Society Twilight Road Races have taken place and consists of two races on a flat town centre course. The 5k race is aimed at runners who can complete the course within 20 minutes (men) and 22 minutes (women), with cash prizes for top athletes. The 10k mass participation run to beat the sunset is a whistle-stop tour of Ipswich’s iconic buildings and is open to runners of all levels of abilities.
Races will start and finish outside Suffolk New College on Rope Walk, with participants taking in many of Ipswich’s iconic buildings such as the Willis building, Cornhill, Ancient House and Giles Circus to name but a few.
Paul Winter, CEO of Ipswich Building Society, commented, “With just over six weeks to go, myself and other participants are very grateful to have the help and support of Inspire Suffolk’s expert coaches as we prepare to take on the challenge of beating the sunset.”
Terry Baxter, Chief Executive of Inspire Suffolk, says “We are very grateful to be the charity chosen for the races this year. We wanted to help the races as much as we could and hope our pre-race group training is useful to all of those taking part. Thank you to everyone who is running in aid of Inspire Suffolk and the projects that we run”
Dates for group runs at Inspire Suffolk:
• Run 1 – Monday 27th June
• Run 2 – Monday 4th July
• Run 3 – Monday 11th July
• Run 4 – Monday 18th July
• Run 5 – Monday 25th July
• Run 6 – Monday 1st August