14th March sees the annual return of the Redcar Half Marathon, speaking
to the runners we find out why people class running in the rain
on a Sunday morning as a good idea:
and Stephanie are showing their foreign support for the event.
and Stephanie both from Canada, are doing the race to raise
money for the Macmillan nurses, but Fiona blames Stephanie for them
being at the race today:
raced back in Canada, and decided to take part over here."
saw an advert in a cafe in Stokesley, and Stephanie said 'let's
give it a go!'"
is here under relative pressure.
has recently suffered hamstring problems and sees racing as a way
of forcing himself back to health, especially with his interesting
have another race next week, so I'm all over the place at the moment."
come to the Redcar half marathon because I really enjoyed it last
year, and I have family living here."
make sure I give a good performance on the day by having a healthy
dose of cod and chips the night before."
can think of nothing better to do on a Sunday morning.
has been running for 7 years, and enjoys all different types
whole family are very athletic, so running is just something to
do that I enjoy, plus what else is there to do on a Sunday morning?"
expect to come in last, and if i don't, I'll be doing very well!"
hates the Redcar weather, but thought this year was better than
Grey Thompson has been doing the Redcar Half Marathon since
officials have really gone out of their way to make the race a success."
changed the route slightly for the wheeled race as last year it
caused us some problems."
only bad thing about today is the weather, and the fact I've ended
up with a mouth full of sand!"
here to see our gallery of the day-photos taken by Barry
Hayton, Bill Stevenson and Karen Slater.
If you took photos, email them
to us and we'll add them.