OVER 2,000 runners took part in Knowle Fun Run yesterday (Sunday).
Despite ominous predictions, the weather stayed fine and large crowds turned out to cheer the runners on their way.
Charles Hanson, from BBC’s Bargain Hunt, set runners off on the five-mile course.
While some were hoping for a best time, others - who tackled the circuit in fancy dress - were just looking for a good time.
Adrian Harris, from Knowle and Dorridge Lions, said: “Local residents set out chairs and tables and enjoyed a real party atmosphere again.”
Once again, local roads were closed, a decision welcomed by runners and organisers are keeping their fingers crossed that they can raise over £40,000 for charity as a result of their efforts, once all the sponsorship has come in.
Parkinson’s UK, Teenage Cancer Trust and fly2help are among the good causes which will benefit this time around.
Aside from the main event, over 300 youngsters took part in the MiniRun, around the playing fields of Arden School.
And the speediest athletes - in both the junior and adult category - were presented with trophies.
Overall winner was Toby Spencer, who crossed the finish line in 27 min, 29 secs - a whole minute faster than last year.
Look out for this week's Solihull News for more details and pictures.
The full results and winners can be viewed at www.KnowleFunRun.org.uk.