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Runner hospitalised after Great Cumbrian Run

A runner has been treated in hospital after becoming unwell at the end of the Great Cumbrian Run.

Race organisers say the 45-year-old man was taken to hospital as a precaution.

PHOTOS: Great Cumbrian Run

This year's Great Cumbrian Run has finished, and Robert Hodgson from Harraby in Carlisle crossed the line in first place, with a time of just one hour, twelve minutes and thirty six seconds.

Organisers say 1,600 runners took part this year. Here are some of the photos:

The Great Cumbrian Run Credit: ITV Border
The Great Cumbrian Run Credit: ITV Border
The Great Cumbrian Run Credit: ITV Border

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Great Cumbrian runners set off from Carlisle Castle

The runners set off from Carlisle Castle. Credit: ITV Border

People from all around Cumbria, and beyond, are embarking on the Great Cumbrian run.

It is the half marathon's 33rd year, and more than 2,000 people set off from Carlisle Castle at 10am this morning.

They will pass villages like Cumwhinton, Wetheral and Scotby, and will finish up back in Carlisle, at the Sheepmount Athletics Stadium.

The runners set off from Carlisle Castle. Credit: ITV Border

Cumbrians on their marks

The final preparations are underway for this year's Great Cumbrian Run, which takes place on Sunday.

The half marathon has become a local institution since being set up 32 years ago.

It's expected to attract around 2,000 runners to the city.

Tom Rice, of Carlisle Leisure Limited, is expecting tens of thousands to be raised for charity.

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Runners ready for 31st Great Cumbrian Run

Runners are limbering up for the Great Cumbrian Run, which takes place in Carlisle this morning. The half marathon is in its 31st year. More than two thirds of runners are from Cumbria.

Runners limber up in the shadow of Carlisle Castle Credit: ITV
A group of runners fundraising for the Eden Valley Hospice are among the many local competitors Credit: ITV