For the first time in 10 years the weather provided perfect running conditions for Wreake Valley Rotary Club’s annual charity run at Watermead Country Park.
A record 600 runners entered for the event which takes place over a three and five mile course around the park’s lakes.
The five mile mens’ winner was Dan Leake in 27 minutes 22 seconds with the first woman Kim Angell coming in at 33 minutes 31seconds.
The three mile mens’ run was won by Lucas Spence in 16 minutes 18 seconds with the first woman home being Sophie Dunbobbin in 18 minutes 25 seconds.
Race Director Chris Battye said: “the Watermead Challenge goes from strength to strength and is popular with runners of all standards. We even had a six year old running this year! We are fortunate to have a large group of volunteer supporters without whom the run simply would not take place.”
Proceeds from the run will be divided between three worthy causes: the Renal Unit at Leicester General Hospital, Abigail Herus of Syston and the Leicestershire Life Education charity.