ATHLETICS legend Steve Cram who founded the Worcester Run led by example when he finished the half marathon in a fast time, showing he still has what it takes.

Thousands of runners and spectators attended events over the weekend in Worcester with two famous names from the world of athletics taking centre stage.

More photos from the run

Both Steve Cram and Paula Radcliffe were certainly not content to merely spectate - Paula and her family taking part in Families in Track on Saturday and Steve sprinting across the finish line on Sunday in a day blessed by glorious sunshine. Here we bring you more photographs from the day, including the winners in the Worcester City Half Marathon and 10K.

Event founder Steve Cram, who set three world records in 19 days at his peak in 1985, ran the half marathon at the age of 60 and crossed the line in 87:11.

Paula Radcliffe said on Saturday at the launch of her Families on Track: "We had a format that works that we launched in 2019 and had a lot of fun. We wanted to bring it to Worcester but because of the pandemic it's been delayed. But we're here now and thank you so much Worcester for this amazing turnout. Hopefully we are going to have a lot of fun today."

Winner of the Worcester City Half Marathon was Gary Whitehouse of Tipton Harriers in a gun time of 73 minutes and 52 seconds. Steve Kenyon of Gloucester AC claimed second place in 74:17, with Nick Hardy of Tipton Harriers third in 75:29. The women’s race was won by Gemma Hillier-Moses of Charnwood AC in 78:17, with Hannah Creamer of Telford Harriers second (89:27) and Eleanor Pressdee third (1:40:26).

The Worcester City 10K was won by previous half marathon winner Omer Ahmed of Birchfield Harriers in a very impressive time of 29:40, with Simon Birch of Hinckley Running Club second in 33:26, and James Marshall of BRAT third in 33:33. Sally Russell of the Black Pear Joggers won the women’s Worcester City 10K in 41:05, with Charlotte Broadhurst of Croft Ambrey Runnning Club second in 41:13 and Evie Hawksford-Johnson third in 41:53.

In the under 11 Young Athletes Run over one mile, first boy was Thomas Houghton in 7:08, with Charlie Lindley (7:15) second and Daniel Burton (7:20) third. First girl, and third overall, was Millie Sanders in 7:18, with Lola Simpson of Westbury Harriers (7:28) second and Amelia Morris of Telford AC third in 7:48. In the under 16 boys race over 3K, Jacob Bunyon won in 10:33, with Linus Burnage of Worcester AC second in 10:37 and clubmate Josh Sanders third in 11:41. First girl was Worcester AC’s Lilia Mico in 11:39, with Phoebe Martin second in 12:05 and Alice Lazenby third in 12:37.