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The Tour of Tameside is a four day festival of running which takes in the best sights and sounds that Tameside has to offer. A variety of running routes and terrains challenge participants both physically and mentally, all stages are though, chosen to be achievable for runners of all abilities. The original week long Tour was founded by marathon legend the late Doctor Ron Hill MBE in 1981. Eccleshill’s David Goodyear decided to take on the Tour of Tameside Half Marathon, colloquially known as the ‘hero half marathon’. Hosted by The Running Bee Foundation the 13.1 mile half marathon journey, in honour of our Heroes in the NHS, takes the field of runners into Hadfield Town Centre before joining the Longdendale Trail, a disused railway line which is ideal for achieving a PB time. The out and back course takes runners passed Torside and Woodhead Reservoirs. With temperatures much more comfortable than Friday’s sweltering conditions, a personal best would be even more achievable. Well Done David finishing in 2:25:33! (unofficial) (time to be confirmed)