Jersey

Jersey Itex walkers stride out on 2012 trek

People walking
Image caption 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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