Olympian James Cracknell and Grand Pier launch Weston-super-Half

PUBLISHED: 17:00 10 August 2017

Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell launches the Weston super Half Marathon. Picture: Spencer Cobby Photography

Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell launches the Weston super Half Marathon. Picture: Spencer Cobby Photography

Spencer Cobby Photography

A double Olympic gold medallist has announced his latest project: the Weston-super-Half.

Former rower James Cracknell has teamed up with Weston’s Grand Pier to launch the half marathon which will see participants cross the finish line a quarter of a mile out to sea, at the end of the landmark pier.

Runners will start at the pier’s entrance before completing a 13.1-mile route around the town and surrounding villages.

James said: “I started with a blank piece of paper, an inkling that Weston would make the perfect venue and a desire to create a brand new running event.

“This race will be fantastic and I cannot wait to run it myself.

“It is a largely flat, achievable course and we will be there every step of the way to help with advice on training, nutrition and self-care.”

The Weston-super-Half will take place on March 18 next year and will start at 9.30am.

To register for the event and find out more, visit www.westonsuperhalf.co.uk

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