Thousands turn out for Nottingham Half Marathon

Runners used a new route today which included views of the castle and Nottingham Forest Football Club. Credit: David Thomas

Thousands turned out in Nottingham today to take part in the Robin Hood Half Marathon.

Runners used a new route today which included views of the castle and Nottingham Forest Football Club.

One runner was former soldier David Thomas, he was raising money for a local hospice, he completed the race in 1hr and 43 mins.

Chris, the Managing Director of a local firm said "over 8,000 runners took part today, the route was good, the whole town was buzzing, a very big atmosphere today."

David Thomas is a MD of a local company and raised money for a local hospice today Credit: David Thomas

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Nottingham Half Marathon

The Nottingham Half Marathon takes place today on an entirely new flat and fast and scenic route through city, university and along the River Trent.