OVER 200 runners with the surname Jones gathered at the Jones Crisps Anglesey half marathon & 10k event starting line on Sunday.

The Joneses posed for a group photo before setting off to compete in the half marathon, 10k and one-mile RibRide Dragon's Dash events.

They were among 2,300 runners taking part in the event organised by Llangefni-based Always Aim High.

“This is the eighth year that the half marathon has been staged and we realised there was an increasing number of people called Jones taking part." Geraint Hughes from Jones Crisps explained.

“Jones is the most common surname in Wales and the highest concentration of people called Jones is here on Anglesey and in Gwynedd.

"So we decided to celebrate the surname by getting all runners with the surname together before the start of the race to lend each other mutual support for the challenge ahead of them."

Thousands of spectators lined the 13-mile route to see the record number of half marathon runners cross the start line on the Menai Suspension Bridge.