Thousands enjoy Stowmarket’s Beach Party and Golden Mile race

Stowmarket Beach Party''Pictured: Zoe Corbett with Adison Croft (2) enjoying the beach ANL-140709-200835009
Stowmarket Beach Party''Pictured: Zoe Corbett with Adison Croft (2) enjoying the beach ANL-140709-200835009
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More than 3,000 people attended Stowmarket’s second annual Beach Party at the weekend - despite gloomy grey skies.

Saturday’s event saw a giant sandpit created on the Recreation Ground along with stalls, a bouncy castle, live music and an open air screening of the summer classic Grease.

Stowmarket Beach Party''Pictured: The golden mile run ANL-140709-200636009

Stowmarket Beach Party''Pictured: The golden mile run ANL-140709-200636009

This year’s Beach Party saw a new addition to the event, The Golden Mile - a timed running race organised by the Stowmarket Striders.

The race saw 255 people take to the streets to complete one mile as fast as possible - set off by World Indoor Bowls champion Katherine Rednall.

David Marsh, who organised the Beach Party, said: “Considering it started to rain an hour before the event started, the Beach Party was fantastic.”