Hundreds of runners take part in Easter 10 mile race

Hundreds of runners take part in Easter 10 mile race

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Justin Burns

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Hundreds of runners take part in Easter 10 mile race
The Maidenhead Easter 10 mile gets under way

The first ever sub-50 minute time was recorded when the 59th Maidenhead Easter 10 mile race on Good Friday.

Anuradha Cooray achieved the feat in the men's senior section recording a time of 49 mins 50 seconds around the Maidenhead Office Park course, where it was held for the 10th time.

Coming out on top in the women's category was Tish Jones in 60.29 while in the over 70s section Alan Bent won in a time of 76.50.

More than 1000 runners took part in the event, which was started by Royal Borough mayor Asghar Majeed who was holding an Olympic torch from the London 1948 games.

Runners of all abilities tested their stamina and speed completing various laps of the office park and on roads surrounding the Westacott Way site, where it was held for the 10th time.

Helping organisers Maidenhead Athletic Club with marshalling was Maidenhead MP and Home Secretary Theresa May who directed participants at a section of the course.

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