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Kent runner wins Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon

More than one and half thousand runners from across the country took to the streets of Kent on Sunday.

It was for the 34th annual Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon.

Organisers, Tunbridge Wells Harriers, say the weather conditions were ideal as runners paced through the town, crossing the rivers Medway and Eden.

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The race was won by James Connor of Kent Athletics Club in a fast time of 1:08:50.

James Connor from Kent Athletics Club was first to cross the line Credit: Mark Taylor, Race Director

Last runner to cross the line was Kate Knight in 3:31:05 who had braved the marathon, walking most of the way, despite a knee issue.

Kate Knight braved the half marathon, despite a knee issue Credit: Mark Taylor, Race Director

Organisers say the half marathon has raised in excess of £150,000 for charities over the years.

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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.

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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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