“I haven't run the marathon in about 15 years, but I've been looking forward to it,” he said. “There is a good crowd here and people are in good form. The atmosphere should carry a lot of people through.”
Chris Moore, from Bangor was hoping to raise funds for Millisle Primary school. “I just want to raise as much as I can.”
And among those running the full 26.2 mile route were teenagers Luke Williams and Josh Baird from Hillsborough. The two 18 year olds swapped the normal running gear for cavemen outfits.
Lynda Hughes was part of a relay team from Newry. “We are raising money for both Newry Hospice and Cystic Fibrosis.”
Among the most experienced and most travelled entrant was Coleraine veteran Peter Ferris, who ran his 319th marathon-an Irish record. He intends to run marathons at both the North and South Poles later this year.
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