Local running hero Steve Way has confirmed he will race in his hometown marathon for the first time ever this October.


Steve Way, one of the UK’s most inspirational runners, who went from 16 stone smoker and takeaway addict to 10th place in last year’s Commonwealth Games, is sure to get a great reception on the streets of Bournemouth after his remarkable rise to international level at aged 40. In finishing in the top 10 at Glasgow 2014, he set a new UK over 40 marathon record of 2:15:16 and ­earlier in the year ­set a new British 100k record.

The Bournemouth Marathon Festival, which launched in 2013, has quickly become one of the must­ do events in the UK road running calendar, gaining IAAF Bronze Label recognition earlier this year.

Easily reached by rail or road from London, Bournemouth offers a chance to run 26.2miles in one of the UK’s premier seaside resorts and enjoy a well­ deserved ice cream and a calf ­cooling dip in the sea afterwards.



The marathon is one of six events taking place across the 3­ & 4 October weekend, consisting of Saturday’s 1.5k and 2k junior races, Supersonic 10k, the spectacular Speed of Light 5k before Sunday’s half marathon and marathon.


Entries for events other than the marathon will remain open beyond 8 July, until they reach capacity.


For more information and to enter,

visit www.run­bmf.com





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