VIDEO: Weather holds for Druridge Bay 10k

Blue skies and sunshine were the order of the day as the 2014 Druridge Bay 10k took place earlier today.

Around 400 runners took part in the annual fund-raising race, which this year was in aid of the 2014 Jam Jar Army charity, The Stephen Carey Fund, set up in memory of the 21-year-old from Alnmouth who collapsed and died while playing football. It aims to raise awareness of emergency first-aid skills in addition to improving the provision of life-saving equipment.

Action from this year's Druridge Bay 10k.

Action from this year's Druridge Bay 10k.

The popular 10k offers something for participants of all abilities. The course is on good-quality footpaths and firm sand, offering club runners the potential of achieving a great time, while the scenic course and the finish-line atmosphere ensures that the event is also perfect for beginners and fun-runners.

And the same was true this morning with competitors and spectators alike praising the fantastic atmosphere at the event.

Ian Harding, from Amble, won the race to follow up his victories in 2012 and 2011, while Alnwick Harrier Jo Gascoigne-Owens was first woman home for the second year in a row.