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.

Warming up the runners

5. Stretch

Warming up the runners
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The pace runners with their signs

6. What time?

The pace runners with their signs
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The start of the race

7. End they're off

The start of the race
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Family support

8. 'Go Mummy!'

Family support
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