Over 2000 runners are expected to take part in this Sunday’s (29 June) Humber Bridge Half Marathon. The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Hull, has the enviable status of providing competitors the opportunity to run over the world’s longest bridge open to pedestrians.
The half marathon, set to celebrate its 15th year, is a single loop circuit run entirely on road surface and is said to be undulating throughout. The course sees runners cross the bridge in both directions and pass through the villages of Hessle and Barton on Humber.
In last year’s race Mike Jeffries took top position in 1:15:08, with James Pearson second (1:17:38) and Hull City AC’s Pete Baker in third (1:18:59). Fiona Davies led the female runners home with a time of 1:27:33.
Since being launched in 1999, the half marathon has raised more than £300,000 for its chosen charities. Entries will be accepted on Saturday at the Humber Bridge carpark between 10am and 3pm. Online entry is available until Wednesday (25 June). For more information, visit the event website.