Review of the amazing Coventry 2017 Half Marathon

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There were over 4000 participants in yesterday’s 13.1 mile race, the fastest man being Tom Whitmore, of Charnwood Athletic Club, in 1:12:52s and the fastest woman being Nic Sykes, of Bournville Harriers, in 1:21:48s.

Nic Sykes collecting her trophy – Image: @ARBannister

The race started at 9am outside Coventry’s Transport Museum in Millennium Place.

Around 1000 runners were Coventry children and teachers running as part of the Dol-y-Moch Mile, a 1 mile event to raise money for the centre’s educational services for young people. This year is the 50th Anniversary of Plas Dol-y-Moch.

Image: @StMaryStBen

Deputy leader of the council, Councillor Abdul Salam Khan said: “We’ve got 4600 runners – 1200 of them being students from local schools, which is great because we want to get them active.

“As far as we are concerned we will do everything we can to keep it going for next year, because it fits within our agenda of keeping people fit – and obviously it’s one of the key events we have in the city every year.”

Image: @davidlljj

Last year saw a record turnout of over 5000 runners.

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