Shropshire

Shrewsbury hosts first marathon to be run by 1,000

A Shropshire town hosts its first marathon.

Ten elite runners led the way in the event in Shrewsbury, which started at 09:00 BST.

About 1,000 people were expected to line up for the full race with about 2,000 taking part in the half-marathon, which started 30 minutes later.

Drivers were warned about possible congestion in and around the town as all town centre roads were shut from 07:00 BST.

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