Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Tunbridge Wells Mental Health Resource

Staff and Volunteers support local Half Marathon
On Sunday 26th February MHR staff and volunteers turned up bright and early to assist race organisers Tunbridge Wells Harriers with marshalling duties at this year's Lifestyle Renault Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon. Each year local organisations are approached to help with marshalling around the course which we have thoroughly enjoyed supporting over the last few years.
Perfect weather conditions greeted the runners taking part in this great local event which was started and supported by Olympic Champion Dame Kelly Holmes.
Ethiopian Yared Hagos, currently representing Wallsend Harriers, stunned the rest of the field and spectators alike with a blistering new course record of 64.15, smashing the previous record of 65:33 set by Barry Royden in 1999.
A record number of 2107 runners finished the race which was organised by volunteers from Tunbridge Wells Harriers and is considered one of the leading events in the South East, supporting local charity the Pickering Cancer Drop in Centre and also the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust.

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