Weston runner’s world record relay race

PUBLISHED: 19:00 16 July 2015

Iain Prideaux is taking part in a world record attempt relay race.

Iain Prideaux is taking part in a world record attempt relay race.

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A WESTON running club member is hoping his role in an upcoming relay race will help set a new world record.

Iain Prideaux, who trains with Weston Athletic Club, will take part in the Great British Relay on July 24 – the world’s longest continuous running event.

The race will see participants from across the country tackle more than 7,000km across 595 stages, while carrying a specially designed GPS baton to track their progress 24 hours a day.

Iain will run from Wick St Lawrence to Weston’s Grand Pier during the morning.

He said: “I am really excited to be taking part in this world record attempt.

“People from all over the country are carrying the baton through the night and across remote terrain to make this possible. I feel very lucky to be running a mid-morning 11km route as the race passes through our lovely town.”

For more information on the race and to view available stages, click here.

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