Hundreds of runners took part in an annual fun run in Gerrards Cross, raising thousands for schools and communities in Africa.

Organisers believe that just under £2,000 was raised on Sunday (July 2) at the School Aid Fun Run, which took place at Bulstrode Park.

Hedgerley-based charity School Aid, which recycles book and educational materials to send to schools and communities in Africa, organised the fourth run/walk to raise awareness of the plight of African schoolchildren, some of whom have no equipment and have to walk miles to school each day.

The charity organised a 5km and a 2km shorter run for families, children and dogs, and for the first time ever there was also a schools competition prior to the main event, in which Gerrards Cross Church of England School and organisers Gayhurst School competed.

Year 4 of the Gerrards Cross CofE School get ready to go

There were two 1km races for years three and four and years five and six.

Race winners

Individual 5K - Josh Lee, who also won the race last year.

Individual 2K -Jacob Kayne

Family 5k - Ross and Cameron Baker

Cooling down during the fun run

Family 2K - Lindsey and Tommaso Pisano

Best fancy dress - Ella Sage, 5-years-old.

Schools competition: Gayhurst School won both team events, the year 3 and 4 competition and the year 5 and 6 competition.

In the individual events the results were:

Gayhurst School year fours set off on their run

Isabella Dighe (Gayhurst) 1st, year 3/4 girls

Gabriel Strutton-Smith (Gayhurst) 1st, year 3/4 boys

Isabel Dusek (Gayhurst) 1st, year 5/6 girls

Duncan Meazzo 1st, year 5/6 boys.