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.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Shropshire

Weather

Shrewsbury

Min. Night 12 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • FrogsBright...but deadly

    The vivid skin of the Amazon's golden poison arrow frog contains toxins strong enough to kill a human

Programmes

  • Islamic StateClick Watch

    Can the location of Islamic State militants be found with open source data?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.