The sea of runners sets off. Picture: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.

27 pictures as Belfast City Marathon 2022 sets off in a sea of colour

Thousands joined in the colour and spectacle of the 2022 Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

By Valerie Martin
Sunday, 1st May 2022, 1:07 pm

The event first launched in 1982 with 3,021 taking part in a marathon-only event and over the years it has evolved to attract relay runners as well as those who want to walk the route, participate in a half-marathon and of course, raise funds for chosen charities as well.

See if you can spot anyone you recognise in this special picture gallery from the start of today’s event.

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