The field gathers for the start

IN PICTURES: Thousand runner joy at the first ever Chorley 10k

More than 1,000 runners took part in the first ever Chorley 10k race, organised by Chorley Council.

Simon Croft of the Red Rose Road Runners won the race with a time of 34 minutes and 38 seconds, followed by Gareth Booth (Horwich RMI Harriers) in 34 minutes and 53 seconds and Paul Bradshaw (Blackburn Harriers) in 37 minutes and 38 seconds.

A young family finish the 2km run together

1. Family affair

A young family finish the 2km run together
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Waving to the crowds

2. Sun shining

Waving to the crowds
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The Running Wild group of friends

3. Group shot

The Running Wild group of friends
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Crowds watch on

4. Support

Crowds watch on
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