This year’s Jewson Barnstaple Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, September 30.

The fifth annual event, organised North Devon Road Runners and supported by Specsavers, will again start and finish in Rock Park, taking runners along the Tarka Trail and around the perimeter road at RMB Chivenor.

This flat course is described as 'very fast', suitable for young and old, and the 'perfect marathon for first timers'.

"It is a well-marshalled course with great support along the way," said a spokesperson.

"There is a fantastic event village in Rock Park with a range of activities, food stalls and entertainment for all the family.

"We are proud to be supporting local charities, North Devon Hospice, ChemoHero and Children's Hospice South West."

For more information and entries, visit www.northdevonroadrunners.com