IT was perfect conditions for the first Minehead Half Marathon in nearly 20 years which took place this weekend.

There was a great turnout for both the half marathon itself, and the 10k race which took place on Sunday morning.

Runners set off along the picturesque Esplanade the half marathon runners set off toward Dunster while the 10k competitors started their route by heading down towards the harbour.

The coastal setting meant there was a gentle sea breeze to cool the runners as they made their way around the course on a warm morning.

There was a large crowd gathered who cheered the runners on. All money raised from the event went towards supporting Watchet-based charity Elliot’s Touch.

Finlay Landon finished first with in the 10k race with an impressive time of 43 mins, 38 secs, just one second ahead of runner-up Alex Appleby.

Louise Evans was the fastest lady over the line in the 10k finishing in 47mins, 57secs.

In the half marathon, Ben Tull managed to win the race quite comfortably, finishing in 1hr, 19mins, 44secs - nearly three minutes ahead of second place runner Michael Sandiford.

Nicola Kelly was the first female finisher in 1hr, 40mins and 4 seconds - placing her 17th out of the overall race.

The race returned to town thanks to a group of local runners who work at Kingspan Water & Energy, Williton.