A leading East Yorkshire forecourt operator has donated thousands of pounds worth of bottled water to ensure runners remain hydrated during the Humber Bridge Half Marathon.

The iconic 13.1-mile race is a major event in the running calendar and enjoyed a record year for participants in 2016, attracting more than 2,200 runners and raising over £15,000 for charities.

Now, Sewell on the go is helping to quench runners’ thirst for the fourth consecutive year, making sure 4,600 bottles of water are available to the runners on Sunday, June 25, calculating overall to 2,030,600 litres of water, which would fill more than 5,000 paddling pools.

The total value of the donation over the four-year period is about £28,000, cementing the business’s community support and ‘giving back’ ethos.

The Humber Bridge Half Marathon is organised by the Rotary Clubs of Hull and Barton, with support from the Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Smile Foundation and main sponsor Hudgell Solicitors.

Patrick Sewell, Managing Director of Sewell on the go, said: “Our support for the Humber Bridge Half Marathon is linked to the fact we are a main supporter of the HEY Smile Foundation and I am a trustee of the charity, therefore we want to help them support a local event which focuses on health and wellbeing.

“The half marathon is one of the largest events in the local calendar and it seems a natural fit as the largest local 24-hour forecourt operator in the region to support an event with water.

“We hope it’s a wonderful success once again and everyone has a safe and enjoyable race.”

Currently UK Forecourt Trader of the Year and serving more than four million customers every year from 12 high quality fuel and convenience stores across Hull and the East Riding, Sewell on the go makes sure communities and customers have everything they need to keep going, at home or on the move, day or night.

Andy Barber, manager of the Smile Foundation, said: “We are delighted to have Sewell on the go as a partner for the Humber Bridge Half Marathon for another year. The support they provide with the donation of the water is invaluable and ensures we can make larger donations to the benefiting charities.”