Clifftop half-marathon along East Durham coast returns for second year

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HUNDREDS of runners are set to descend on the clifftops of the stunning East Durham coast as a half-marathon is held for the second year.

The Durham Heritage Coast half-marathon takes place from 11am on Sunday, starting at Nose’s Point, in Seaham, and ending at Crimdon Dene, where a host of family fun is being laid on.

Last year’s maiden event saw 250 runners take part, and the allocation of places has been increased to 300 this year.

Entries are still being taken, and there are still spaces available.

Runners came from as far as Birmingham, Wales and Bodmin Moor, in Cornwall, for last year’s event.

Durham Heritage Coast will be providing entertainment for spectators and families close to the finish area from 11am onwards.

Highlights include Punch and Judy, Captain Raggy Beard, circus skills with Marko, medieval woodturners, face-painting, crafts and the Crimdon Little Tern wardens giving a talk.

For more information about the event, visit