This year's Bristol Half Marathon is officially launched this morning. Up to 15,000 runners are expected to take part in the event, which will take place on Sunday 13th September. Organisers say they hope it will raise more than a £1 million for charity.
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' !
Thousands have been running in the sun today for the 26th Bristol Half Marathon.
The race was won by Ben Siwa from Uganda.
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 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.
A woman who has had both legs amputated has been told she cannot take part in the Bristol Half Marathon because she would take too long. Jo Blinman had hoped to walk the 13 miles over the course of a week but the council says it simply cannot afford to keep the event going that long.
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:
More than ten thousand people have been running the region's largest half marathon. The Bristol half raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities. As Robert Murphy reports, runners included friends of a competitor who died in last year's race.