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Numbers are up for Swindon half marathon
10:25am Thursday 9th August 2012 in News
Entries for the 13.1 mile half marathon are up so far on last year to almost 900 and it is hoped Great Britain’s gold medal-winning in the sporting showpiece will push numbers up even further over the coming months.
This year’s half marathon and associated five-mile multi terrain and two-mile fun run will take place on October 14.
The half marathon, which is organised by Swindon Council and sponsored by Nationwide Building Society, starts on the southern edge of Swindon and winds its way through neighbouring villages before heading back into the town.
Coun Keith Williams, cabinet member for leisure and corporate services, said: “I hope the Olympics leaves a lasting sporting legacy and encourages more people in Swindon to get involved in some form of physical activity.”
Half marathon competitors must be aged 17 or over on race day and anyone running the multi-terrain must be 15 or over.
Anyone wishing to take part should call the registration line on 01793 465401 or log on to www.swindonhalfmarathon.co.uk