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Methody pupils plan Belfast Marathon record attempt

A group of Belfast school children are aiming to keep their place in the record books by fielding the highest number of teams in the Belfast Marathon.

Methodist College has so far entered a record total of 20 relay teams for this year’s run in May but they plan to recruit even more before the entry deadline on April 6.

If they succeed, the school will scoop the £1000 cash prize offered by marathon organisers - just like last year when their school colours were in the majority among the thousands of runners.

While other schools are being encouraged to sign up as well, Methody sixth form pupil Siobhan McDonald told the South Belfast News: “We find that taking part in this big event is an excellent team building exercise for those involved.”

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