More than a thousand people took part in three races – Fun Run, 3K and 10K – many running for local running clubs or raising money for charities.
Chris Corr, the owner of Crafty Merlin’s MicroPub in Buckton’s Yard, ran the 10K for mental health charity CALM and raised about £400.
After the race, he served a spread in his pub so his followers and fans could quench their thirst with a pint and quench their hunger with a homemade sausage roll.
Chris said: “I really encourage anyone thinking about signing up to just go for it. It really isn’t as hard as you might think – and even if you have to run a few sections (like I did today) it’s a brilliant thing for your mental and physical health.
Chris, a former rugby player, admits he’s “not really cut out for running” but said: “Something like a 10k is a really big challenge to take on.”
“I did the run two years ago – I wasn’t good but I managed to finish!”
“Especially when the event is going really well, it’s just a really nice thing.”
Do you recognize yourself in our gallery of images from today’s race below?
All images by Sarah Caldecott.
https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/23704624.pictures-can-spot-darlington-10k/?ref=rss PICTURES: Can you spot yourself in the Darlington 10K?