DELIGHTED officials of Fleet and Crookham Athletic Club have announced the return of its annual pre-London Half Marathon.

The 2001 event was cancelled at the last minute due to the foot-and-mouth crisis but it will be business as usual next year for the 21st anniversary of the first race.

Preparations are now well underway for the event on March 17.

The half marathon starts at 2.15pm in Leawood Park and finishes in Calthorpe Park, Fleet.

Every year the race raises hundreds of pounds for charity. Entry forms for next year's event are available from Hart Leisure Centre, the Harlington Centre and sports shops in the area.

Or you can send a SAE to Fleet 1/2M, PO Box 1, Fleet, Hants GU52 8GU.