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Runners limber up for the return of the Windsor Half Marathon this weekend

Runners limber up for the return of the Windsor Half Marathon this weekend

David Lee

Runners limber up for the return of the Windsor Half Marathon this weekend

TV and radio personality Chris Evans will be one of 6,000 runners pushing through the pain barrier at the Windsor Half Marathon on Sunday.

The BBC Radio 2 DJ and new Top Gear presenter has assembled a team of 19 to take on the gruelling 13.1 mile race route around Windsor Great Park.

This year’s run, which is part of the two-day Windsor Running Festival, marks the 33rd year of the Windsor Half Marathon and starts at 1pm.

While all places are sold out for Sunday’s run, runners can still sign up for the Running4Women Windsor 10k by clicking here.

The event is one of the first women-only runs in the UK and takes place tomorrow (Saturday) and starts at noon. Entrants must be 15 or over.

Both the Running4Women Windsor 10k and the Windsor Half Marathon will start and finish on The Long Walk.

Youngsters aged five to nine can take part in the Sprite Sprint which starts at 12.15pm on Sunday while the 2.5 mile Glynn Shefford Memorial Run is also taking place at 1.15pm on Sunday.

A host of charities including CLIC Sargent and The National Brain Appeal will benefit from this year’s running festival.

Race director Peter Hier said: “We are looking forward to seeing runners of all ages and all levels in Windsor Great Park over the course of the weekend.

“It would be great to see lots of supporters cheering on the runners and lining the Long Walk.”

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