JOGGERS, both young and old, turned out in force for the Bradford on Avon Lions Club's fun runs on Sunday, an event that raised more than £1,400 for local causes.

Upwards of 220 runners descended upon the Tithe Barn, with 145 taking part in the 2km run, walk, toddle or pram push family event, and a further 75 or so competing in the 5km dash along the River Avon and the Kennet and Avon Canal.

And after building on the success of last year's inaugural event, organiser Phil Courage, of the Lions Club, said it is more than likely that it will be back next year.

"It was a phenomenally successful day. The weather was kind to us, everyone had a wonderful time and we raised a really good amount for some great causes - it could not have gone much better," he said.

"We had babies being pushed around and 70-year-old's joining them in the run, which was lovely to see. We try to make this as inclusive as possible and going by the amount of families that turned up, we are doing a good job for just a second attempt.

"This year the Lions Club turned 100 so we sang a big rendition of happy birthday to get us underway.

"I want to thank everyone who helped us out, all the volunteers, Lions Club members, Avon Valley Runners and businesses who all made this not only possible, but an event to remember.

"We have got something quite special here that I think we can build on. We have a great route and keen runners. I have every expectation we will be back next year."

Paul Gardiner won the men's 5km race in 18:33 and Anna Gardiner won the women's event in 23:02.