A FATHER and son duo will be attempting to set a new world record when they take part in the Sage Reading Half Marathon in March.

Paul and Josh Lunn hope to beat the previous best time for a father and son combination at the popular annual race.

Mr Lunn snr admitted it would be a challenging effort, with the current best set at 2.24:47.

He said: "It is a pretty competitive time, but if we fulfil our potential we should be able to do it.

"I am more of a triathlete than a runner and this will be useful practice for larger events."

This will be the first time Josh has taken part in the half marathon.

However, his father has fond memories of the race, setting a personal best of 75 minutes best in 2015.

He added: "It is a reasonably straightforward course with plenty of flats, but you never know what to expect each year.

"Running together is a nice feeling. We rub off each other and I certainly get inspiration from him.

"Josh will definitely be the quicker of the two of us. He is aiming for around 67 minutes."

The duo prepared for this race by doing longer runs together, with Josh often taking part in races in Bedfordshire.

Ben Green and his father Graham broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest father and son combined time at the London Landmarks Half Marathon last March.

Paul and Josh's visit to Reading will prove to be useful preparation for other challenges they have planned.

They are hoping to take on the Frankfurt Marathon in the autumn and would love to have two world record successes under their belt.

Visit: readinghalfmarathon.com to sign up for this year's race.