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Basingstoke half marathon underway: Can you spot yourself at the start?

On your marks... Credit: Mel Bloor

Around 1200 people are taking part in the Basingstoke half-marathon.

Now in its seventh year the event has built a reputation as a run with a great atmosphere for all its participants.

And they're off Credit: Mel Bloor

The half marathon starts in Hackwood Road, adjacent to the War Memorial Park, at 11am and despite being a road race starting in the town, most of the route is on traffic free minor roads through the countryside.

The route incorporates some of the legendary hills near Cliddesden and Farleigh Wallop, as well as the beautiful countryside and villages surrounding Basingstoke.