Entries being taken for new trail half marathon

Entries being taken for new trail half marathon

Justin Burns

Entries being taken for new trail half marathon
Trail runners will take on tough route

Entries are now being taken for the inaugural Royal Windsor trail half marathon which takes place for the first time in May.

The run will start and finish near the Windsor and Eton Bridge in Meadow Lane, Eton, taking in the area's iconic landmarks including houses, natural scenery and buildings.

Runners will have to negotiate different running conditions as the route uses the tow path and Jubilee River tracks with all but 400 metres of the course off-road.

The route will head upstream of the River Thames towards Maidenhead before heading back towards Windsor on river trail paths near Dorney Lake.

Race director Mark Walsh, who used to live in Burnham but now lives in the Lake District, came up with the idea with a friend.

He said drinks and energy stations will be situated at the five and nine mile points on the route where sponsor Maxifuel will give out products to runners.

An event village will be set up in Alexandra Gardens, where there will be entertainment and family fun runs throughout the morning while participants take part.

The entry limit is 1,500 runners with groups of 50 going off every 10 minutes from 8-10am on Sunday, May 26.

He added he hoped the trail half-marathon would take-off and become a firm fixture every year in the running event calendar.

Visit www.windsorhalfmarathon.co.uk for more details.

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