Record numbers in Nottingham's 30th Robin Hood Marathon

Northern Ireland runner Tommy Hughes, 49, who trains in Leicester, has won the 30th Robin Hood marathon in two hours 29 minutes and 14 seconds.

The Ulsterman was almost six minutes ahead of second place runner Stewart Spencer of Loughborough in the Nottingham race.

Organisers said a record 2,376 people entered the full marathon.

Sweatshop said that was 500 more runners than in 2009, while 7,395 runners entered the half marathon.

Kenyan victory

A total of almost 11,000 ran in the event, including 1,145 in the mini-marathon.

Gordon Mugi, of Kenya, won the men's half marathon in one hour four minutes 47 seconds - one second ahead of fellow Kenyan Ewin Kidyego.

Richard Whitehead, Nottinghamshire paralympian and double amputee, completed the half marathon in one hour 25 minutes and 14 seconds.

The winner of the women's full marathon was Jenny Bosman.

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