Over 2,000 expected for Waterside Half Marathon

 

Over 2,000 runners are expected to descend on Ebrington Square this Sunday morning for the start of the 36th annual Waterside Half Marathon in Derry.

The longest running event on the local athletics calendar has also proved to be one of the most popular with the upsurge in participation in running locally combined with a well received change of route in 2015 helping swell registrations with race organisers Derry City and Strabane District Council.

The WHM course was revised in 2015 to take in both sides of the Foyle for the first time and that change has been retained after it received a ringing endorsement from competitors.

The race will again start in the stunning surroundings of Ebrington Square, taking in both sides of the river before finishing at the running track in the nearby St Columb’s Park.

Photo: Lifford Strabane AC members pictured during the event in a previous year.