Hundreds to run in Eyam

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AROUND 400 runners are expected in the historic Peak District village of Eyam next month for one of the country’s toughest half marathons.

The gruelling event, being held on Sunday, May 20, takes runners on a course with an accumulated ascent of more than 1,200ft.

But entrants are rewarded with stunning views over five counties.

The single loop circuit, run entirely on the road, passes through the hamlets of Bretton and Abney, skirts around Eyam Moor, returning to Eyam via Sir William Hill.

All funds raised by the race and other activities organised by Eyam Half Marathon Committee throughout the year are donated to local cancer care charities and a variety of village organisations.

Log onto www.eyamhalfmarathon.org.uk to enter.