Northern Ireland

Belfast half marathon: More than 3,000 take part

About 3,500 runners are taking part in the half marathon in Belfast Image copyright Kelvin Boyes
Image caption About 3,500 runners took part in the half marathon in Belfast

More than 3000 people have taken part in a half marathon in Belfast.

The race began at 09:00 BST at Ormeau Park and finished at the same location at about 12:00 BST.

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Image caption Runners taking part in the half-marathon

Motorists were advised to expect traffic disruption on the route.

Police said most roads would remain open throughout the event but some closures and diversions are in place in parts of the city centre and east Belfast.

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Image caption Runners taking part in the half marathon got a sunny day for the event

Police said: "Disruption can be expected on Grosvenor Road, Great Victoria Street, and Bruce Street heading towards Dublin Road, Shaftesbury Square and Botanic Avenue from 0830 to 12:50."

The event is in its fifth year. Full details are on the Belfast City Marathon website.