Berkshire

Bracknell Half Marathon: Hundreds raise money for charity

Bracknell half marathon winner
Image caption Mayor of Bracknell Forest Andy Blatchford congratulates men's half marathon winner Nick Handley

Hundreds of runners have completed the Bracknell Half Marathon.

The event, which started and finished at South Hill Park, raised money for the Mayor of Bracknell Forest's chosen charity - Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Nick Handley crossed the line first in the men's race in a time of about 1hr 15mins with Samantha Amend the first lady to finish.

"I always enjoy this race as it's extremely well supported," said Mr Handley.

It was a satisfying victory for Nick, who went one better than his runners-up finish from last year.

"I was in the lead fairly early on and I always find that a bit of a challenge," he added.

"I was conscious not to overdo it too much having completed the London Marathon two weeks ago, but I had enough left in the legs thankfully."

Image caption Members of the Windle Valley Runners posed for a photo at the finish in South Hill Park
Image caption Volunteers were on hand to provide refreshments at the finish line

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