Runners of all shapes, sizes and abilities converged on the Long Walk for Windsor's big sporting event of the year - the half marathon - on Sunday.

As always, large crowds gathered to cheer on the competitors as they set off from the Long Walk on the potentially gruelling 13 mile run through the beauties of Windsor Great Park.

Of course some were able to enjoy the view for longer than others during their run.

Few got back to the start in anything like the one hour eight minutes managed by Daniel Jarvis from Liverpool Harriers Athletics Club, or the one hour 17 minutes managed by Louise Small from Aldershot, Farnham and District club.

As usual the actual half marathon marked the climax of the two days Windsor Running Festival.

On Saturday the Windsor Women's 10k run was graced by the presence of a 45-year-old mum of two called Jo Pavey MBE, who also happens to be long distance runner and five time Olympian who has represented Great Britain every time since 2000. She won gold at the European Championships in 2014, less than a year after giving birth to her second child.

The Glyn Shefford run - in honour of the late Glynn Shefford, who helped launch the half marathon in 1981 - gave children over 10 a chance to find their 'running legs' over a 2.5 mile course. A great way of attracting half marathon runners of the future.

Radio 2's breakfast radio show star Chris Evans joined the runners again - it is becoming an annual event for him.

Peter Hier, director of the race for many years, believes its success is down to one thing. He said: "It's more than a race, it is a community."

A wide variety of charities and good causes benefitted from this year's runners' sponsored generosity.