Marathon running

Runners start 10 days of marathons around Windermere

Seventeen runners set off from Brathay Hall on the shores of Windermere at 09:30 this morning on the first of 10 daily marathons.

Finish of final Windermere Marathon
Brathay Trust

On Sunday 19 May the participants in the 10 in 10, as it's known, will be joined by other runners for the main ASICS Windermere Marathon.

Barrow grandmother Sonja Farish is entering her third 10 in 10, and James Thomas, a Barrow shipyard worker, Matt Whitehead from Bowness on Windermere and a former University of Cumbria student, Joseph Morrell, are the four Cumbrians taking part.

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Kerrie Aldridge says she was sniggered at as she took nine hours and 11 minutes to finish the race.