A TOTAL of 450 runners took to the start line for the 2019 Stoke Stampede 10k at the weekend.

Getting underway at 11am on Sunday (January 6), the runners took in a scenic course through the village of Stoke St Gregory and the surrounding area.

Ian Tyson came home in first place, in a time of 34.41, followed by Andrew Drake (36.01) and Iain Cain (36.13).

Hannah Taunton was the first woman across the line - in sixth place overall - in a time of 36.22, followed by Rachel Astington (38.59) and Joanna Carritt (39.21).

Below are pictures from the race, captured by County Gazette photographer Aisling Magill...


TEAM: Alex Parris, Stephen wray, Mark Hampstead and Kate Lacey


WINNER: Ian Tyson crosses the line


READY TO GO: Sarah Holloway, Lisa Windsor, Rachel Reid and Sarah Reed


RUNNER UP: Andrew Drake


WINNER: Hannah Taunton


RUNNER-UP: Rachel Astington was the second woman home


THIRD PLACE: The third lady to cross the line, Jo Carritt


HAPPY: Iain Cain finished in third