HUNDREDS of committed runners battled the rain to don their trainers and take part in parkruns across south Cumbria over the weekend.

More than 280 walkers, joggers and runners took part in the challenging 5k courses, marshalled by dozens of volunteers making sure everyone had a safe and fun time.

More than 100 runners took to Barrow for their 370th parkrun on Saturday, with eight achieving new personal best times.

Liam Walker ran home first in a magnificent time of 17:00, two minutes faster than second placed Luca Messenger Jones.

Black Coombe runner Martin Currie came third with a new PB of 19:51.

Karen Ann Maggio-Poyntz was the first woman to finish in her 322 parkrun.

First-timer Jo Kilkenny, Ambleside AC runner was the second woman to cross the line in 24:16, closely followed by Michelle Whalley.

Ford park held its 18th parkrun event with a team of 14 volunteers and 54 eager participants.

Four-year-old Rowan Griffiths who has completed the course many times already is now scanning in his results and progress.

The weather did not stop a third of all runners recording new PB times, a great achievement.

Andrew Dorrian finished first in a very impressive 19:01 and a new personal best.

Furness Fell runner Ronnie Haddow came second, closely followed by Caroline Boyle with a new PB of 21:29.

The high winds put the 201st Fell Foot parkrun into jeopardy but a course inspection early Saturday morning deemed that the run was fit enough to go ahead.

Black Combe Runner Joshua Hartley blitzed the course during his first visit to Fell Foot with a time of 17:50.

Another first-timer Adam Kirk came second, closely chased by Ambleside AC runner Tom Gibbs.

Hunters Bog Trotters runner Megan Mowbray came fourth and was the first woman to finish.

Jenny Lyon, a first-timer came 10th and Emma Giles was the third woman to finish, 23rd overall.

In their 104th parkrun, 25 runners came to Millom parkrun.

First-timer Raymond Gill, from Dallam Running Club finished first in 24:38.

Black Combe Runner Jonathan Bailey ran in second with David Bridges taking third spot.

In her 91st run, Rachel Read was the first woman to finish the 5k course.

All organisers at all four the parkruns have expressed their thanks for the volunteers who help make the events happen.