Sunday's Swindon half marathon was afflicted by dense drizzle, but it didn't put off the 2,500 people who competed in the 13.1-mile race, the multi-terrain event or the fun run.
Costumes and other regalia were donned including a gorilla and Iggle Piggle from TV, and a great deal of money raised for good causes including Thamesdown Hydrotherapy Pool, the Swindon MS Therapy Centre, the NSPCC and Swindon Guide Dogs.
For the first time a team of runners from Torun, Swindon's twin town in Poland were competing. Krzystof Bartkiewicz from Torun brought the field home in 1 hour 11 minutes and 28 seconds.
Half marathon co-organiser Cathy Caulfield said, “it has been our most successful year for organisation but our worst for weather. It was the first time it had rained, but we’re happy with the way the day went.”