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Sunday, 26 October 2014

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Big turnout for 10-mile north Cumbria road race

Around 670 runners crossed the finishing line in Britain’s oldest 10-mile road race in Cumbria this weekend.

Competitors in the Brampton to Carlisle race were under starter’s orders on Saturday.

The event marked the race's 60th anniversary and saw the number of runners jump by 140 on last year's turnout.

Race organiser Richard Clayton, of Border Harriers, said: “It went very well, we had a big turnout and wonderful conditions. To have an extra 140 finishers this year bodes well for the future of the race.”

The race set off from Brampton’s William Howard School and finished at The Sands Centre in Carlisle.

First across the line was Yared Hagos from Wallsend Harriers, who completed the race in 47mins and 52 secs.

Border Harriers won the senior men's team prize with James Douglas finishing fourth overall, Kevin Bell finishing 10th and Harry Earl coming 15th.

The trio also scooped the Northern Athletics team championship for the Border Harriers.

SNewstead@cngroup.co.uk

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