Thousands of runners from across the county took part in the Leicester marathon today. Many of those running where doing so for charity.
The annual marathon got underway this morning at Victoria Park, with around 4000 runners taking part.
Of the 4000 taking part, many were running for charities including, Loros, Macmillan Cancer Support, Alzheimer’s Society and Joe Humphries Memorial Trust.
Speaking to Pukaar News one gentleman said “I’m running for Islamic Relief’s Gaza Appeal, this is my 5th of 5 half marathons that I’m running in consecutive weeks, and I’m hoping to finish off with a personal best, I’ve raised around £5,500 so far, and I’ve got a few friends here who are joining me, the atmosphere is great”.
Another man said, “I’m running the race today for Alopecia UK, because both my two daughters suffer from Alapetia”
Many had raced before “Its a milestone after a lot of training, I do it every year, so really its a milestone for all the preparation that is involved in running, plus also for charity”