Great Run Local at Needham

Contributed by Angela Bell

Saturday’s Park Run in Ipswich has been a popular event with IOG members for several years. However you may not be aware that there is another local running event held every Sunday morning in a beautiful location – Great Run Local at Needham Lakes.

Great Run Local at Needham is part of a network of shorter running events throughout the UK, run by volunteers and offering 2 kilometre and 5 kilometre courses. Entry is free and runners can just turn up on the day (although it is best to register online for a wristband which will record your finishing time). Free parking is available at the car park on Coddenham Road – IP6 8NU.

The shorter run is gentle and popular with families, so a good starting point for anyone wanting to improve their fitness and to run at their own pace.  For more information go to: