HUNDREDS of runners hit the streets for Dudley Kingswinford Running Club's annual 10k contest.

The popular LCP 10k, also known as the DK10k, is one of the country's biggest mid-week 10k races and this year saw 779 runner take part.

The event took place on the evening of Wednesday, May 1 and is a nationally renowned BARR Gold Standard race.

This year, Tipton Harriers topped the leader board for the men, with Peter Brookes in first place (32.24), followed by Ian Williams (32.49) and Martin Williams (32.50).

The fastest female runner was Louise Collins (40.25), while Tipton Harriers runner Sally Ann Walker (40.45) came second. Third spot went to Grace Allen from Stourbridge Running Club (40.55).

Emma Whitehouse, of Dudley and Kingswinford Running Club, said: “We’re thrilled to have chalked up yet another fantastic event, which attracted both club runners and race enthusiasts. More 870 people signed up for the event and 779 actually raced, which is a great turn out.”

The certified measured course includes quiet, undulating country roads that are 99 per cent traffic free. Everyone who completed the course received a t-shirt and medal, while prizes across a range of categories, plus free race photographs.

Anneka Lowe, marketing and PR manager at Pensnett-based commercial property and investment company LCP, which fielded 24 runners in the race after sponsoring it for the fourth consecutive year, said: “The beauty of the LCP 10k is that it has a national reputation for being very well managed throughout the course, which is why it is so popular. We’re so pleased to see that so many runners from across the region and farther beyond supported it.”