Air ambulance supporters ran, walked and jogged their way around an airfield in the twilight.

They gathered at Henstridge Airfield, home of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA) team, on Saturday (July 6) for its annual 5K Twilight Shift.

The participants got running at 5.30pm to coincide with the start of the air ambulance crew’s twilight shift.

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This shift, typically manned by the DSAA team, then proceeded into the forgotten night hours, during which workers continue completing life-saving missions across Dorset and Somerset.

Participants included both off-duty crew members, DSAA supporters from community businesses and the general public.

All put their feet to the pavement and took part in the Twilight Shift, with some doing so in memory of a lost loved, others for the love of a challenge or even just to participate as part of a team.

Seasoned runners added a sprinkle of authenticity to the challenge by carrying additional weight on their backs, symbolising the extra weight the air ambulance team members bear when attending an incident.

Event Officer for the air ambulance, Alana Hardy, said: "What an amazing day we had for our third Twilight Shift.

"It’s such a special event filled with fun and laughter and there were so many wonderful stories of determination shared on the day.

"We were delighted that so many people came to support the charity and raise funds for our life-saving service.

"A huge thank you to everyone who supported the event or took part, we hope to see you all next year."

The DSAA team has already organised its next fundraiser.

The 'Race from the Base' ultra-cycling challenge is set for Saturday, September 7, with distances of 30, 60 and 100 kilometres to choose from for participants, which will all start and end at the airfield.

Registration for the event will open on Monday (July 15).

DSAA also extended its thanks to all who supported the event, such as Henstridge Airfield Clubhouse and Café, Albert Goodman, HK Law, 918 Coffee, Devon Freewheelers, Events Crew, Dorset Police and Life Support CPR Awareness and Training.