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Fancy racing against Paula Radcliffe? The running legend is coming to a Northern Ireland 10k

Hundreds of local runners will have the chance to race alongside one of the sports’ all-time greats during one of the races of the Novosco Grand Prix in Belfast next month.

World Record holder, World Championship Gold Medalist and former BBC Sports Personality of the Year Paula Radcliffe will compete in the Laganside 10k running race, the 13th event in the annual 15-race Novosco Grand Prix series.

The well-known runner will participate in her role as brand ambassador for superfood supplement brand Revive Active.

When and where is it?

The Laganside 10k race takes place on Sunday, September 2.

It starts and finishes in Ormeau Park and takes in Ravenhill Road, Albertbridge Road, the Lagan towpath, and Ormeau Embankment. It starts at 2pm and will feature 1,500 runners.

There's also a one mile kids' run.

How can I get involved?

You can register for the run on their website by clicking here.

The cost is £15 if you're an NI Athletics affiliated runner or £17 if you aren't. Entry to the one mile kids' run is £4 and includes a medal and a goody bag.

What have they said about it?

Patrick McAliskey, Managing Director of Novosco said: “Participants in the Novosco 10k Grand Prix tend not to need a whole lot of motivation, but running alongside such an incredible athlete as Paula Radcliffe should give them an additional lift. We are absolutely thrilled that Paula plans to take part in the race and we very much look forward to seeing her in action.”

Daithi O’Connor, MD of Revive Active Products, added: “We are delighted to have Paula as an ambassador for Revive Active and to be able to bring her to Belfast for the Novosco Grand Prix. She is truly a sporting legend and embodies the active spirit of our brand perfectly.”

Matt Shields, Laganside 10k race director, said: “We are thrilled and delighted to welcome Paula to our event. With only five weeks to go, registrations are filling up fast, so don't miss your chance to run alongside one of the greatest names in our sport.”

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