Once again the weather was kind for the organisers of the Whitehaven Harbourside 5k as a record entry turned out to tackle the tough course.

The relatively short route attracted 184 runners to race from the town's marina to Haig Pit via the dreaded Candlestick Hill and back.

The good weather also encouraged a large number of spectators to come out and support the runners in the event, which was organised by Cumberland AC.

Mark Walsh led a strong Netherhall contingent home to race round and come in first for a second year running in a time of 16.33.

Youngster Scott Nutter, of Barnsley, pushed the winner all the way to finish in 16.38.

Walsh's club-mate Ben Opie finished in third place in a time of 17.16.

It was a similar story in the women's race as Cumberland's Nadia Shaw won for the second year running in a time of 19.32, just over a minute faster than last year.

Nadia's twin sister and club-mate Natalie McCarron came second in a time of 20.11, with third place going to Netherhall's Amanda Ingram in 20.37.

Prizes for the first under-18s male and female went to Cumberland Fell Runners' Mylo Jewell, who finished in 17th place overall in a time of 19.46, and Copeland's Fayth Bowness, who finished in 51st place in a time of 22.53.

Richard Jewell, of Cumberland AC, said: "It couldn't have gone much better really.

"It was the third year in a row we've had sunshine and we got more runners than we expected.

"It's always good to see a lot of spectators out watching the race.

"It's well-established now as a good local event."