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Henry Cavill hits the road after split rumours

Published 16/05/2016

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill chose not to comment on claims he has split from teenage girlfriend Tara King as he competed in a charity race in Jersey, the Channel Islands, on Sunday (15May16).

Henry Cavill remained silent on rumours he has split from girlfriend Tara King as he took part in a charity race in Jersey on Sunday (15May16).

The 33-year-old Man of Steel star was first linked to Bristol University student Tara last October (15), when they were spotted attending a rugby match at London's Twickenham Stadium together.

However, reports emerged over the weekend (14-15May16) that he is once again single, after dumping his 19-year-old girlfriend just weeks after they celebrated his birthday together.

"Henry and Tara have split - it is official," a source told Britain's The Sun newspaper. "Henry said the two of them could stay friends and he even invited her to his recent birthday party, which she did go to. But their relationship is over.

"It has been very difficult for Tara, who has been saying he was the love of her life."

But Henry made no mention of the allegations as he showed off his athletic prowess while competing in The Durrell Challenge - a 13km road race held at Durrell Wildlife Park, for which he is also an ambassador.

Sharing a snap of himself after the race on his Instagram page, Henry wrote: "Just finished the 13k race in a definitely average time. There were a lot more hills than I was expecting! (and other excuses). At this stage I was even more grateful to Glaceau Smartwater for being one of the sponsors for The Durrell Challenge! @glaceau_sw @thedurrellchallenge #DoItForDurrell."

Prior to the event, Henry explained that the training he has done to get himself into shape to play Superman in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice did little to prepare him for Sunday's race.

Describing the run as "really, really difficult", Henry added to BBC News: "I am not really built for running and with the training I've been doing, it's Superman training stuff, so it's all about size.

"I enjoyed it as much as you can enjoy something like that. Hopefully next year I'll be better!"

Henry, who was born in Jersey, signed up as an ambassador for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in 2014. The organisation, which was formerly called the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust until its name change in 1999, was founded by wildlife enthusiast Gerald Durrell, and its mission is to save species from extinction.

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