Push­ing the lim­its

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.”

Pho­tos by Mark Easton

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

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