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10K runners forced to run extra 3K

Hundreds of runners took part in the Bournemouth 10K Credit: Bournemouth Echo

Runners who took part in the Bournemouth 10k have complained to organisers after they were forced to run an extra three kilometres.

300 competitors were sent on the detour when a marshal left their post. The council has apologised to all the runners affected and is urging people to contact them for a 'goodwill gesture'.

ITV Meridian spoke to 10k competitor Pawel Surowiec.

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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.


Record breaking run in Brighton Half Marathon

Emma Taylor-Gooby broke the course record Credit: ITV Meridian

Worthing and District Harrier Emma Taylor-Gooby completed a record-breaking win at the Brighton Half Marathon. Her 78 minute six second run was more than two minutes quicker than the previous course record set by Brighton and Hove City's Fiona Powell in 2011.

Paul Martelletti, of Victoria Park Harriers, won the men's race in 6 7minutes, 29 seconds.


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