HUNDREDS of runners took to the streets of Stroud over the weekend to raise money for an array of worthy causes.

The 41st Stroud Half Marathon took place on Sunday, started and finishing on Cainscross Road.

Last year's winner Lee Stopford, of Stroud Athletics Club, was first over the finish line again with an incredible time of one hour, 10 minutes and 59 seconds - beating his 2022 time by 24 seconds.

The first woman across the finish line was Rachel Felton with an impressive time of one hour, 20 minutes and 18 seconds.

Another amazing woman was Sarah Dowling-Wilkinson from Stroud who completed the course dressed as Superwoman to raise money for Breast Cancer Now.

Also among competitors was MP Siobhan Baillie who was raising money for the Rush Sports Community Trust.

Many young people in the area were gutted when Rush Skatepark in Brimscombe closed, and Siobhan wanted to raise enough money to cover costs for a planning application for a new skatepark.

In addition, Jeff Waters who lives with multiple sclerosis ran his 41st half marathon in Stroud.

These pictures were all taken by Simon Pizzey.