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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.

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

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