More than 800 to take part in half marathon

PUBLISHED: 10:53 01 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:08 06 May 2010

A RUNNING spectacle can be seen in Stevenage this weekend. More than 800 people have booked their places in the Stevenage Half Marathon on Sunday. No entries for the event will be accepted on the day. But younger runners aged under 17 can still enter the

A RUNNING spectacle can be seen in Stevenage this weekend.

More than 800 people have booked their places in the Stevenage Half Marathon on Sunday.

No entries for the event will be accepted on the day.

But younger runners aged under 17 can still enter the two-mile fun run which starts at 10.35am. Entries are just £2. You can download an entry form from www.fvspartans.org.uk or contact 01438 354505, 01438 359173 or 0764 237659.

The 13.1-mile half marathon organised by Fairlands Valley Spartans includes the County and South of England Championships and will take place just as the Stevenage 60th anniversary celebrations build to a climax.

The race starts near Ridlins Athletics Track in Woodcock Road at 10.30am and is on a two-lap course including Gresley Way, Six Hills Way, Fairlands Valley Park (north and south), and Broadhall Way.

It is all on cycleways and surfaced footpaths. The finish will be in front of the Bert Hill Stadium on Ridlins Athletics Track.

Spectators are invited to watch the action at any point along the course.

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