OVER 650 runners from all over the UK took part in the annual Bangor 10k and half marathon event on Saturday morning.

Many of those who joined in did so to raise money for various charities whilst others wanted to test themselves on one of the most popular courses in Wales.

Steve Forsyth (35mins, 42 secs) won the 10k race whilst Charlotte Wilton-Rose (45mins 59secs) was the first woman to cross the finish line.

Christopher Hollinshead (1hr, 17min, 31secs) and Francesca Mottola (1hr, 32mins, 31 secs) were the first male and female to finish the half marathon.

The warrior assault course proved to be a hit with those who love a challenge and several children took part in the half mile Fun Run.

A spokesperson for event organisers RunWales said: "Well done to everyone who took part in todays Bangor 10K & Half Marathon events.

"The next big one is the Flintshire 5K & 10K on October 21. Entries are almost already sold out so be sure to sign up soon."

Commenting on his win in the 10k race, Steve Forsyth said: "The race was a last minute entry due to juggling work, kids and running! 

"Today was a fantastically organised race with a great atmosphere, I love Bangor.

"It felt great to win as it is a good confidence boost going into next week's zafiro Palma half marathon. Then it's on with the borders league races with my second claim club Prestatyn Running Club."