Marathon runners prepare for weekend race

PUBLISHED: 16:00 30 October 2015

People taking part in Weston Triathlon which took place in Weston at the beginning of October.

People taking part in Weston Triathlon which took place in Weston at the beginning of October.

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RUNNERS from across North Somerset will take to the streets of Weston-super-Mare at the weekend for the Grand Pier’s half marathon.

The tourist attraction has teamed up with Freak Events Ltd to put on a 13.1-mile run from the pier. Runners will go towards Marine Lake before racing along Knightstone Road, Birnbeck Road and Kewstoke Road.

The race will begin at 8am on Sunday and all of the roads mentioned above will be closed throughout the morning.

It is hoped the marathon will raise thousands of pounds for eight charities.

The chosen charities this year are Action For Children, Asthma UK, the Bone Cancer Research Trust, the British Heart Foundation, Children’s Hospice, RNLI, SSAFA and Weston Hospicecare.

The pier’s general manager Paul Charalambous said: “We are absolutely delighted to stage this event in conjunction with Freak Events and hope all the runners raise plenty of funds for their chosen charity.”

People can still sign up to the marathon and winners will be given a T-shirt, a goody bag, a £5 ride voucher and a food discount voucher for the pier.

The first male and female runner to cross the finish line will win £250, 2nd place runners will be given £125 and third place runners will get £75.

Entry to the marathon costs £27.50-29.50. For more information and to sign up to the race visit www.grandpier.co.uk

Click this link to see a gallery of pictures from Weston Triathlon, which took place at the beginning of October.


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