One of the most popular events in the north east, Redcar half marathon, opened entries for its 2013 event earlier this week. After the success of last year's 30th anniversary race, which witnessed over 1,600 runners, organisers are hoping for an even stronger turnout on Sunday 29 September.
Taking place on a fast, flat, all tarmac course, the half marathon is seen as an ideal route for a PB with great views along the coast. Organised by Tees Valley Leisure on behalf of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, the event has been an invaluable source of support for local charities for the past three decades.
Last year's event saw New Markse Harriers' secure a 1-2, with Teessider James Bulman taking first place in a time of 1:11:59, followed by Shaun O'Grady (1:14:50). Top female runner was Durham City Harriers' Aiveen Fox (1:26:04), with Michelle Avery (1:27:03) in second place.
Entry for the half marathon is priced at £22.50, or £25.50 for unattached runners. More information is available on the event website.