Runners wanted for the Tough Ten

PUBLISHED: 09:00 11 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 25 May 2010

PEOPLE are being encouraged to kick start their healthy New Year's resolutions by taking part in Weston s annual ten mile race.

PEOPLE are being encouraged to kick start their healthy New Year's resolutions by taking part in Weston's annual ten mile race.

The 19th Tough Ten multi-terrain contest takes place on February 14 with more than 1,000 runners expected to enter.

The race route follows the seafront up to the Kewstoke Toll Road before lapping round Worlebury Woods and back toward the promenade.

Plus this year the track will go over the Marine Lake causeway for the first time in five events.

Money raised from entrance fees will go toward Weston's RNLI.

Organiser Mike Buckland said: "The race offers the perfect opportunity to dust down the trainers and improve health and fitness.

"It's good fun for all and is usually very well supported, we hope for the same this year.

"How else would one want to spend Valentine's Day?"

Mr Buckland warned the race, which starts at 11am, is not easy and should not be tried by runners without necessary experience or training of such a distance.

Instead he said some people maybe more suitable to enter the one mile fun run along the sea front, which starts at 11.30am.

He added: "As always I'd like to thank all those people who will marshal and support the event.

"Without their help the event and all the money raised would not be possible."

To enter either of the races or get more information visit www.toughten.co.uk

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