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3,000 Lace Up Ahead Of Inaugural Great East Run The very first Simplyhealth Great East Run will take place this weekend on Sunday 24 September, with 3,000 runners set to tackle the half marathon distance in Ipswich, Suffolk. TV Presenter Returns To Roots For Great East Run ITV presenter Ian Payne will return to his Suffolk roots to run the Simplyhealth Great East Run to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation as part of a two-event challenge before he reaches 50. Ex-Athlete Angie Makes Recovery for Great East Run Former 400m runner Angie Underdown had to stop competing after she suffered a heart attack. She has managed to turn her life around and has the Simplyhealth Great East Run in her sights this weekend. Great East Run Teams Up With Ipswich Town The partnership allows the exciting opportunity for the finish line of the Simplyhealth Great East Run to be moved into Ipswich Town’s practice pitch adjoining the famous Portman Road stadium Gary Loses 11st And Signs Up For East Run Former soldier Gary Edwards has shed 11 stone after he piled on the pounds when he returned home from service injured. He is now a keen runner and has entered the Simplyhealth Great East Run Nicola To Raise Awareness About Colitis at East Run Nicola Davison lives with a colostomy bag after she had her colon removed. She will take on the Great East Run to show young people that having a stoma bag as a young woman does not mean the end of the world. Great East Run Reaches Capacity The inaugural Great East Run is now full with entries reaching capacity with almost six months remaining until the event on Sunday 24 September Less Than 300 Places Remaining For Great East Run The inaugural Great East Run is close to reaching capacity with less than 300 places remaining for the event which takes place on Sunday 24 September Blossom Urges Women To Run & Swim For Their Dreams Suffolk-based The Blossom Charity, the nominated charity of the Great East Swim and Great East Run are encouraging women to unite and support each other at the events Five Beginner Runners To Take On First Half Marathon Five amateur runners with inspiring stories to tell have begun their training for the Great East Run which will be their first ever half marathon