Runners gear up for popular coastal run

The annual Northumberland Coastal Run will be under starter’s orders on July 22.

The unmeasured half marathon, organised by Alnwick Harriers, sold out within two days, with all 1,200 places snapped up.

The race begins at 10.30am at Beadnell and ends at Alnmouth. Buses will pick up runners from Hipsburn First School early on race day and take them to the start. Belongings will be taken to the finish.

Numbers and chip timing will be available from Alnwick’s Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre on July 21, from 12.30pm to 2pm, for those wishing to collect prior to race day. The presentation of prizes will take place after the race at 1.45pm at Alnmouth’s Hindmarsh Hall.

Eclipse Translations is sponsoring the event, with assistance from Northumbrian Water, Start Fitness and