11 September 2011
Last updated at 16:37
Some 10,000 runners took to the streets of Bristol for the city's 23rd half marathon. As so many people entered, a second batch of runners started half an hour later. Each competitor had a timing chip around their ankle so their exact timing could be recorded.
Sunday's weather started overcast and crisp, but the sun soon came out with a slight cool breeze, providing ideal running conditions.
The winner of the wheelchair race was Dave Cooke from Taunton, seen here about a mile into the race.
By the time Kenyan Edwin Kipyego had returned from the Portway loop he was well ahead of the field. He finished in 63 minutes and 20 seconds - 12 seconds slower than his winning time last year.
The event sees elite athletes running alongside club and fun runners. Closest to the camera, and wearing an orange top, is Gemma Steel, who was the first woman to cross the finish line in a time of 73 minutes and 32 seconds.
The look of concentration on the runners' faces was evident as they reached the half way mark.
Elite athletes would expect to complete the course in just over the hour mark, club runners between 80 and 100 minutes, and the majority of the participants between 100 and 140 minutes.
For many runners, crossing the finish time was a moment to celebrate.
Left to right: In second place, Allan Ndioa in a time of 65 minutes, four seconds; race winner Edwin Kipyego in 63 minutes 20 seconds and in third place Anuradha Cooray, in 66 minutes 15 seconds. All three were presented their medals by the Lord Mayor Geoffrey Gollop.