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Last Updated: Saturday, 15 July 2006, 12:39 GMT 13:39 UK
Stars out in force for Sport Relief Mile
Kelly Holmes and Colin Jackson at the start of the Sport Relief Mile in London
Kelly Holmes and Colin Jackson at the start of the Sport Relief Mile
A massive 412,000 people have gone the extra Mile at hundreds of sun-kissed Sport Relief Mile events in every corner of the UK.

The fun began at London's Embankment on Saturday morning as double Olympic Gold medallist Kelly Holmes started the first of eight waves in the capital.

"It's a lovely day and it's great to see so many people getting behind such a great cause," said Kelly.

Thousands of people of all ages took part across the UK, many were wearing fancy dress, and all of them had fun - there was even the odd person on stilts!

Everyone at Sport Relief would like to say a big thankyou and well done to every single one of our magnificent Milers.

Even if you didn't do the mile yourself, you can still show your support by sponsoring someone on our website.

Jamie Oliver, McFly, Sadie Frost and Lord Coe were among the famous faces in action in London, alongside a staggering 20,000 merry milers.

Sadie Frost and Jamie Oliver in action in London
Sadie Frost and Jamie Oliver did the Mile in London

Lots of families were running the mile together, and some parents seemed to be struggling to keep up with their enthusiastic children.

Double Olympic 1500m champion Lord Coe was forced to admit that he had been out-sprinted at the line in London by his eight-year-old daughter!

Even if you didn't do the mile yourself, you can still show your support by sponsoring someone on our website.

In Belfast boxing legend Barry McGuigan and Northern Ireland manager Lawrie Sanchez were taking part in Custom House Square.

The sun was beating down in Brighton as Jo Brand started the first mile on the seafront with plenty of famous faces including Jade Goody and Chantelle Houghton.

Thousands of Milers start the Sport Relief Mile on the Embankment in London
Thousands of Milers start the Sport Relief Mile on the Embankment in London

Only Fools on Horses contestant and Hollyoaks star Matt Littler got the ball rolling in sun-kissed Southampton

Sharron Davies was back in Plymouth, on the Hoe, to urge on thousands more milers in the South West.

Many more joined in the fun in Bristol as crowds gathered in Millennium Square to cheer on all of our brilliant milers.

Over in Cardiff there was another Sport Relief scrum as rugby legends JPR Williams, JJ Williams, Gareth Davies and Rob Howley showed their support.

There was even a visit from a Dalek - although we are not sure if he was wearing a Sport Relief red sock!

In Scotland thousands more milers descended on a celebrity-packed Glasgow Green where they witnessed a spectacular mile-high parachute display.

Graham Bell, Ellery Hanley and ex-Leeds boss Eddie Gray joined the crowds of smiling milers packed into Roundhay Park in Leeds.

In Manchester soap stars Richard Fleeshman, Nikki Sanderson and Roxanne Pallett helped work the crowd into a lather as over eight thousand milers squeezed into Exchange Square.

McFly also did the London Mile
McFly also did the London Mile - in incredibly stylish athletic gear

Several sporting stars including Norman Whiteside and Viv Anderson were among the milers in Manchester.

NewcastleGateshead was positively gleaming in glorious sunshine and thousands more milers completed the picturesque course on the Quayside.

Forest legends Kenny Burns and Frank Clark were among the famous faces who joined Jill Douglas in Nottingham as thousands more went the extra Mile for Sport Relief.

Sir Steve Redgrave was in Birmingham along with ex-England boss Graham Taylor and legions more smiling Sport Relief milers.

Thousands more milers enjoyed the sunshine and went the extra mile in Hull's Queens Gardens.

Last but not least was Ipswich where local football legend Matt Holland and Lloyd Scott were among the familiar faces taking part in Christchurch Park.

Remember that even if you didn't do the mile yourself, you can still show your support by sponsoring someone on our website.



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