Northern Ireland

4,000 compete in Belfast's first half marathon race

Stephen Scullion
Image caption Stephen Scullion from Belfast recorded the fastest time

Four thousand people have taken part in Belfast's first ever half marathon on Sunday.

Distance runner Stephen Scullion from Belfast recorded the fastest time, in just under one hour and seven minutes.

Irish triathlete Aileen Reid from Londonderry took home the women's first prize.

The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon began at 09:00 BST at the city hall.

The 13-mile race was via Stranmillis and the Lagan Valley towpath finishing at the Mary Peters track.

A fun run was also held at the track. The official charity for the event is Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.