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Entries flood in for Haweswater Half

Date: Tuesday 14th February 2017

ENTRIES are piling in for this year’s Haweswater Half-Marathon, which will take place on Sunday, 5th March at 11-30am.

Runners from all over the north of England have signed up for the popular event, and more than 300 places have already been snapped up. Organisers are anticipating that this year’s race may well be a “sell-out”.

The race, which starts and finishes in the village of Bampton, is now in its 17th year. The picturesque course runs alongside Haweswater.

Andy Sharples, chairman of Eden Runners, which organises the race, said: “We have been really pleased over the years with the reputation we have built up, with runners from all over the north of England coming along in increasing numbers.”

One of the running clubs whose members have been taking part for many years is Blackburn Road Runners. Its race director, John Clucas, said: “We have supported and run in the Haweswater Half-Marathon for a number of years.

“We continue to come back in numbers as we have found this to be an exceptionally well organised race with jaw-dropping scenery as a backdrop."

The event has, in previous years, attracted 500 runners and many spectators. The number of runners who arrive on the Friday or Saturday and stay in hotels and bed and breakfast premises has proved a welcome boost to tourism in the area.

The race can be entered on-line by going to the Eden Runners website and following the link.

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