RADCLIFFE Athletic Club's 13 Arches Trail Half Marathon next month is a sell-out, with runners taking part from as far afield as South Wales, West Sussex and London.

First run last year, the chip-timed event was so successful that the entry limit of 300 was raised by the club to 500 this year and within a few weeks of entries opening it was full.

Last year's winner, Seamus Walker, of Bolton United Harriers, will be defending his title, with the race starting at 10.30am on Sunday, November 19.

The undulating scenic course will run through the Irwell Valley Sculpture Trail, Hurst Wood and Outwood Trail and Philips Park with the centre of the race being the 13 arched viaduct.

The headquarters and presentation will be at Cams Lane Primary School and the race will start on the nearby Nellie Halstead Track, named after the former Radcliffe Olympian, at 10 30am.

Money raised will be donated to The Christie Charity in memory of Eileen Royle, the club's head coach, who died earlier this year.