Jersey Itex walkers stride out on 2012 trek

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The 48 mile walk around the island raises money for local charities in Jersey

More than 1,200 people have been striding out on Jersey's annual round-the-island walk.

The 22nd annual 48 mile (77km) Itex-Rotary walk got under way at the Elizabeth Ferry Terminal in St Helier at 03:00 BST.

Stuart Morpurgo and Dominic Maher crossed the finish line at the Waterfront after 7 hours 48 minutes and 7 hours 50 minutes respectively.

Local charities are set to benefit from money raised by the walk.

In addition to the full walk, there was also a shorter walk - a quarter of the length - called the Lieutenant Governor's Challenge.

More than 1,000 people were involved in the walks last year, raising £115,000 for charities.

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