SHAKE­SPEARE HALF MARATHON

Race di­rec­tor Cliff Arm­strong de­scribes this War­wick­shire charmer

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Cliff Arm­strong says: ‘The race started in 1982 and now we have about 3,000 par­tic­i­pants run­ning the half marathon and full 26.2. As well as fancy-dress-wear­ing fun run­ners we have se­ri­ous types chas­ing PBS, thanks to the flat course. The event raises about £55,000 for char­ity. Be­cause so many tourists flock to Strat­ford, we at­tract a fair num­ber of over­seas en­trants who com­bine the race with their visit. We try to hold it on the clos­est week­end to Shake­speare’s birth­day, al­though that’s not al­ways pos­si­ble. We nor­mally get great feed­back and good crowds.’

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