This year marked another successful run for the Milton Keynes marathon with thousands of people lacing up their trainers for the event.
The marathon was started in 2012 by race director Andy Hully and will be one of the biggest events to happen in the year the town turns 50.
Andy said: “A lot of planning goes into this and there were 10,000 entries over all the events.
“Everyone wants to get in.”
He said 600 people volunteered their time for the event on May 1st and next year he would have to make the event even bigger to accommodate the rise in people who apply every year.
The event was also attended by Olympian Gail Emms and BBC Radio Two’s Jo Whiley who took part in the half-marathon event.
Jo Whiley said: “I live in Milton Keynes and I really love it.
“I ran with my husband and it was so good to go over the finish line holding hands with him.”
MK Marathon holds four separate races which include the full and half marathon as well as a relay race.
This year the event also hosted a superhero fun run which saw over 1,000 people, including children, dress up to run the course.
It currently ranks in the top 10 marathons held in the UK.
The winner of the men’s full marathon was Gareth Cooke who crossed the finish lane in 2 hours 40 minutes and 8 seconds.
Asia Zmysolna was the first female to finish the course in 2 hours 57 minutes and 37 seconds.
Local charity Harry’s Rainbow were among the many local charities who took part in the full marathon.
60 people ran for the charity to raise money for services which support bereaved children in Milton Keynes.
Odette Mould set up the charity after losing her son unexpectedly in 2009.
This year was her first time running a marathon.