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Sport Relief runners hit the streets of Belfast

By Lesley Houston

The pavements of Belfast were being pounded on Monday as the Sport Relief relay made its way through the city.

Joining in the charitable spirit of the relay, local runners donned their trainers to take part in their own mile-long journey in aid of the nationwide sporting effort.

The One Show 1000 charity relay began in Scotland last Friday before making its way across to Northern Ireland as part of the 10-day, 24-hour a day relay run. The relay team from the popular BBC 1 show will take in a host of cities across the UK before a grand finale Sport Relief Mile on the Mall in London this Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile will take place simultaneously in Belfast and there is still time to register to take part in the mammoth charity run by registering at www.sportrelief.com.

So, if you missed your opportunity on Monday, you can grab a second chance to contribute to the Sport Relief effort and run for a charitable cause.

Ahead of that, local runners who joined in Monday’s One Show 1000 relay throughout Belfast can find out if they made the televised highlights of the nationwide event when the show — presented by hosts Alex Jones and Matt Baker — goes out all this week at 7pm on BBC1.

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