Cornwall

Guernsey marathon to run without main sponsor

Race director Peter Head
Image caption Director Peter Head said much time was taken up dealing with sponsors

Guernsey's marathon will go ahead in August without a main sponsor.

The island's Marathon Club has decided that having a title sponsor did not work and so the event was to be funded by several smaller sponsors instead.

Co-founder and race director Peter Head said having a main sponsor distracted from the focus of organisers.

He said: "It worked put that the amount that we were receiving from them was, in fact, less than it was actually costing us to deal with them."

He added: "A lot of the time was taken up with working with and dealing with the title sponsor".

The annual race was re-instigated in 2009, 17 years after the last one.

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