THE 15th annual Wright Hassall Regency 10k saw almost 2,000 runners take to the streets of Leamington.
Winner Adam Peacock rounded off his training for the London Marathon by crossing the line first.
The 27-year old, who is in the Marines and competes for Great Britain in Biathlon, had only one regret after winning the race, organised by the Leamington Round Table, which he first entered as a teenager.
Adam, from Bromsgrove, said: “I haven’t run competitively since September so I really came here for a good workout.
“I hadn’t got my watch on and didn’t realise I was so quite so near my personal best which is a shame, and probably could have beaten it, but I am really pleased to have won.
“I have entered the event four or five times, but didn’t know how I would do as I had an eight hour drive down from Scotland on Thursday which is probably not the best preparation.”
Alistair McDonnell from Rugby and Northampton AC was second, with Leamington’s Callum Hanlon – a former winner of the event – in third.
Natalie Bhangal from Leamington C&AC, who works as a personal trainer, was the first woman home, while clubmate Megan Macdonald was second, with Northgate’s Anita Howe third.
The event also saw the fifth annual 1k kids run, organised by Kids Run Free, take place, giving youngsters the chance to take part in the day.
Leamington law firm Wright Hassall continued its support by sponsoring the event, and the firm also had 20 members of staff take part.
Alex Robinson, partner at Wright Hassall, said: “The run really is a real community event and it was great to see so may people out watching as well as taking park.
“People put months of training and there was masses of support along the route to help them to the finish.”
The event has raised more than £350,000 since it began and is one of Leamington Round Table’s major calendar events.
As part of work to make this year’s event the first plastic-free run, bio degradable Eco For Life 500ml water bottles were handed to each runner by staff from Warwick-based house builder AC Lloyd.
Gary Craine, chairman of the Leamington Round Table, said: “We would like to thank all the runners, our sponsors and the volunteers who helped make this year’s event such a success.
“It was not too warm for the runners and was pretty near perfect for all taking part. A great deal of work goes into organising the event and the support it attracts is fantastic.
“The Wright Hassall Regency 10k is all about raising money for good causes in the local community, so I would like to thank everyone who donated and raised money for this year’s run.”