WORCESTER'S Black Pear Joggers hosted their 10th annual Croome Capability Canter.

The course of around 6.3 miles went around the grounds of the National Trust’s Croome Court estate.

Even with tough conditions after wet weather 311 runners took part on a muddy route.

The first runner home was Ben Jones from Cambridge and Coleridge AC in a time of 37 minutes 53 seconds.

He was followed by Grant Owen from Tewkesbury RC in 38.35 and David Price from Worcester AC in 39.41.

The first woman was Jennifer Cashmore with 45.39 ahead of Alison Webb from Malvern Buzzards in 51.11 and Penny Makin in 51.40.

The best-placed male Joggers were Ian Radford in fourth and Jon Newey in sixth.

The race raised more than £2,300 for Black Pear Joggers' outreach programme with New College Worcester and for Croome Court.

Over the last 10 years the contest has generated well over £20,000 in charity donations with 90 per cent going straight to support the National Trust at Croome Court.