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Chris Renton - marathon runner''running 10 marathons in 10 consecutive days from May 9th - May 18th 2014 for Brathay Trust
Chris Renton - marathon runner''running 10 marathons in 10 consecutive days from May 9th - May 18th 2014 for Brathay Trust

Runners keen to take part in the second Lindsays Borders Marathon – following the success of last year’s inaugural event – can now enter.

The marathon, on Sunday, March 8, 2015, will see the follow-up event to the first race held earlier this year, when Hugh McInnes set the record as ‘first male to finish’ in a time of 2.52.59 and Gala Harriers took the relay title.

Runners will lap Kelso Racecourse 23.5 times in a unique format.

Organiser Chris Renton is keen that the Borders Marathon becomes a key race in the calendar and said: “Last year saw a successful start, and I am very hopeful that the second year will see us build on that.

“The Borders Marathon is a fun event, and is very unusual in a couple of ways – in that it is run around a racecourse and also that it offers people the chance to enter as part of a relay team.”

Funds raised this year will be split between the Brathay Trust, a national charity which helps vulnerable children get a better start in life, and Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).

Jo Anderson, director of external affairs at SAMH said: “Events such as this are an excellent way to keep fit and set personal targets.”

Runners have been able to register via www.entrycentral.com since Monday.