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Hull's first ever marathon

A chance to run off those Easter Eggs? The first ever Hull Marathon is taking place today, with hundreds of people expected to run the 26.2 mile course. Many of the competitors will be running the race for charity. It starts and ends at Alfred Gelder Street at 8am. Road closures will be in place.

  • More details on the Hull Marathon website

London Marathon challenge

An army widow is demanding more support for the families of service personnel who die away from the front line. Janine Fountain's husband Steven was killed on a night out in Dorset, but afterwards she found it hard to get help.

Mrs Fountain, from Chesterfield, is now running the London Marathon to raise awareness for a charity set up to help those whose partners have died off the battlefield.

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