Rob Deering & Paul Tonkinson

Funny men head for Limassol Marathon

Funny men, Rob Deering and Paul Tonkinson, stars of the Running Commentary podcast, will be joining 15,000 others for a run in the sun in Cyprus in March. Top stand-up comedian Deering and exuberant Yorkshireman Tonkinson who performs regularly with Michael McIntyre and is also a Runner's World columnist, are looking forward to their early spring break.

The pair will be taking part in Limassol Half Marathon on Sunday 22 March, one of the races on a full OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO 2020 weekend card which also includes the marathon, Petrolina 10K Energy Race and 5K City Race. A pacing team headed up by top British pacer Paul Addicott will be helping runners to reach their targets in the marathon and half marathon races.

The event is ideal for runners of all abilities and the flat and fast course along Limassol’s spectacular coastline holds huge PB potential. Runners can look forward to magnificent views out over the sparkling sea, a beautiful spring climate, first-class hospitality and a warm and friendly welcome. Limassol is certainly an ideal post-winter escape and a deserved reward for athletes training over Christmas and into the new year.

International visitors can take advantage of the excellent #RunLimassolPlus package which includes: a 40% discount on race entry; OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO technical T-shirt; the best accommodation rates for race weekend; free pass for public buses over race weekend; pasta party pass; early race day breakfast and transfer to the start line on Sunday 22 March.

Rob Deering and Paul Tonkinson said: “We are so looking forward to running in Limassol in 2020. We’re both lucky to have run in Cyprus before - very happy memories. Now we get to combine running in a favourite place with taking part in a huge exciting event; yes please!”

Visit the Limassol Marathon website for registration and further details.

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