15 Jun

Humber Runners Prepare To Cross Bridge

Humber Bridge Half Marathon2000 plus runners will make their way to east Yorkshire on Sunday 26 June to compete in the Humber Bridge Half Marathon. The race, set to celebrate its 18th year, is a single loop circuit that will see participants cross the bridge in both directions and pass through the villages of Hessle and Barton on Humber.

In the lead up to the race, organisers have made it clear that the wearing of headphones will not be permitted as the course is not wholly closed to traffic. As a result of this UKA ruling, some entrants have stated they wish to make a claim for a refund of their entry fee.

Mr Curry said: "This is the 17th year of the Humber Bridge Half Marathon, an event, organised by the Rotary Club of Hull and run totally by volunteers with support from other partners. The whole of the proceeds, minus necessary expenses, are donated to local charities.

“It has raised overall in excess of £1m over the past 16 years, and the organisers focus and aim is to again stage an event which meets the requirements of the UKA, is safe for both participants and spectators, is enjoyed by all entrants, and also provides positive benefits for many, many people.

Last year saw Humber debutant Matthew Nutt take top position in 1:15:02, with Timmy Davies second (1:16:19) and Jonathan Walton third (1:18:03). City of Hull’s Keri Pearson was top in the female competition in 1:26:58. Matthew Nutt has confirmed he will be defending his title.

Entry for the race is still open. More information is available here.