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Runners prepare for this year's Maidenhead half marathon

Thousands of runners are lining up in Maidenhead ready for this year's half marathon.

The route will start and finish in Maidenhead town centre and take a scenic route through the surrounding areas.

Runners in the 2011 inaugural race keep their race number for the future of the race. Once they have run the race five consecutive times their number will change to gold indicate their achievement to all.

Tickets for Brighton half marathon 2015 sold out already

Thousands take part in the Brighton Half Marathon every year Credit: ITV Meridian

Tickets to take part in next year's Brighton Half Marathon have sold out in record time.

The event is celebrating it's 25th anniversary next February in which 12,500 runners are due to take part.

The race helps raise funds for the Sussex Beacon, a hospice for people living with HIV.

VIDEO: Thousands run in the Brighton Half Marathon

Thousands of runners took to the streets in Sussex today for the annual Brighton Half Marathon. Everyone from marathon novices to serious athletes were at the starters line - and even the sun came out to help them on their way.

Sarah Saunders spoke to men's race winner Paul Martelletti; women's race winner Sarah Hill and some of the other fantastic runners who took part.

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