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Record numbers for Humber Bridge half marathon

Humber Bridge half marathon
Image caption Runners crossed the Humber Bridge in heavy rain

A record number of entrants have taken part in the Humber Bridge half marathon despite pouring rain.

The Rotary Club of Hull, which has organised the race since 1999, said more than 2,000 runners had participated in the event.

The 13.1-mile (21km) event has raised more than £500,000 for charity over 15 years.

Among the runners was the chair of Hull's UK City of Culture 2017 team Rosie Millard.

The former BBC arts correspondent had joked she would run the race if she was appointed to the post.

Race director John Curry said: "Our best-ever entry was in 2010 and that was 2,005 runners and we have passed that as we had 2,020 on Saturday."

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