Road Runners ready to host Bridlington Half Marathon

The start of last year's half marathon

The start of last year's half marathon

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ANOTHER healthy field is expected for this Sunday’s Bridlington Half Marathon.

The turnout is expected to more than match last year’s with almost 800 runners already signed up.

With entries accepted on the day too, organisers Bridlington Road Runners are hoping it could be one of the biggest fields in recent years.

Last year’s winner Carl Ryde, from Doncaster, is returning to defend his title, but he will face competition from Andrew Pearson, the course record holder who took the honours in 2009 and 2010.

With Phill Taylor recovering from the recent Chester marathon and choosing to be a marshal, local hopes may rest with Shaun Pickering who has returned to the area and rejoined the Bridlington club.

The race starts on the north promenade at noon and the route takes in Sewerby, Flamborough and Bempton.

It is preceded by a one-mile fun run at 11.15am, with 90 entries so far and more expected to run on the day.