Pushing the limits
FOUR hundred runners took part in the Hillingdon Half Marathon at the weekend, including a man who ran the entire 13.1 mile course pushing a pram.
HUNDREDS of runners raised money for good causes by taking part in the Hillingdon Half Marathon at the weekend.
The sun shone down on the boro as nearly 400 peop set off from Brun University, in Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, at 9am on Sunday.
Spectators lined the streets to cheer on those taking part, who included one man who pushed a pram around the 13.1-mile course.
Organiser Jame Shipley, director o Active Training World, said: “Hav nice weather alwa helps and we had of people smiling towards the finish
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to UK Hillingdon, B University and all marshals that help make the race happen, and, of course, those taking part.”
The race was won by Paul Martelletti, of the Run Fast club, with a time of one hour, nine
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He said: “I felt it was just like a good morning walk in the park.”
Mr Singh, of Minterne Avenue, Hayes, added: “The whole event was really nice. So many people turned up and everybody was so positive. The atmosphere was fantastic.
“I ran with a charity bucket and the people cheering me on were really great. It was really well organised – the marshals were really helpful, it was a good route and really nice weather.”
tHey’re off: (Clockwise from above) Runners at the start of the race; councillor Jagjit Singh; early pace setters; winner Paul Martelletti; women’s winner Jennifer McBain