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Marriage proposal greets Bristol Half runner at finish

Shaun Burchell proposed to Catherine Everard on the finish line Credit: ITV News

A marriage proposal awaited a runner at the finish line of the Bristol Half Marathon today.

Shaun Burchell proposed to Catherine Everard on the finish line after she completed the 13.1 miles in 2 hours, 5 minutes.

She said 'Yes' !

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Bristol Half Marathon gets underway

Fifteen thousand runners are pounding the streets of Bristol Credit: ITV News
Members of St Michaels Church, Stoke Gifford, who have raised more than £3,000 for charity Credit: ITV News

Fifteen thousand runners are pounding the streets of Bristol in the annual Bristol Half Marathon, which is now in its 26th year.

The first wave of runners set off from the Harbourside at 9.30 this morning, and the second wave at 10am.

The first male and female runner to cross the line will each receive £1,000.

Final preparations underway for Bristol Half Marathon

15,000 expected to take part in Bristol Half Marathon Credit: ITV West Country

Final preparations are taking place for the Bristol Half Marathon this weekend. 15,000 people are due to take part on Sunday morning. The 13.1 mile route starts and finishes on the harbourside and takes runners along the Portway and under the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Bristol Half launched with a pancake race

Now you might have enjoyed a pancake or two to mark Shrove Tuesday but, for a group of runners in Bristol, this morning there was extra reason to celebrate.

Today saw the launch of the Bristol Half marathon which takes place this September.

The three nominated charities each picked up a frying pan and ran a rather lengthy pancake race to kickstart the event. We sent Jonty Messer to greet them:

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