Huge crowds flocked to the Gerrards Cross Fun Run 2016 as young and old alike ran in glorious sunshine to raise money for worthy causes.

The massive town event, said to be one of the biggest in the calender, takes place every two years, and this year saw thousands take part in a range of activities on Sunday (May 22).

Over the last eight Fun Runs the biennial event has raised nearly £250,000 for charity and organisers hope to smash 2014’s total of £28,500.

Mascot Puffin visited schools across the county beforehand in a bid to get children taking part.

It took place from 11am-4pm, and there was a barbecue, live music, a raffle, a bouncy castle and inflatable assault course, with a number of other stalls, which all added to a carnival atmosphere.

Runners took off from the Memorial Centre , East Common, started swimmer Adrian Moorhouse MBE, and this year was the first time chip timing was introduced, along with the removal of pinch points which were a problem in previous years.

Twitter was full of revellers enjoying the day, with Stoke Park writing: "Delighted to be supporting the Gerrards Cross Fun Run! Huge turn out for amazing causes!"

Race organisers have congratulated the gold sponsors, including Stoke Park, The Kitchen Company, Uxbridge, Roberts Newby, Romans, Heywood Real Estate, 1st Choice Facilities, Warners Butchers, The Bull Hotel, CVC Capital Partners, BCC, Aztec Group and Clancy Docwra.

Silver sponsors included James Williams, Spire Hospital, Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre, Gerrards Cross Lawn Tennis Club, Alan Wright, South Bucks District Council and Jungs.

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