Runners from across the Anglia region gearing up for London Marathon

Amy Childs from Essex is one of the celebrity runners Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Thousands of runners from across our region are heading into the capital for the annual London Marathon. There are nearly 40,000 runners taking part today, including Amy Childs from the ITV reality show The Only Way is Essex.

Many will be travelling from the Anglia region to run the 26.2-mile course. After the events at the Boston Marathon, organisers are hoping runners and spectators will be out in force to show their solidarity.