WARM, dry weather made for perfect conditions for the annual Shuttle Races held at Stourport on Sunday.

More than 100 runners took part in the 10k and 4k events which are expected to raise in the region of £400 for Kemp Hospice in Kidderminster.

It was the 10th anniversary of the races, organised by Kidderminster and Stourport Athletic Club.

Coach and race organiser Richard Warder said: “We have been blessed with fine weather practically every year since we started the races and everything went off pefectly on the day.

“The competitors thoroughly enjoy this event and we are trying to come up with some new ideas to attract more entries next year.”

Halesowen AC completed a double in the 10k race when Russell Cadwallader came home in 36 minutes 42 seconds, just 20 seconds ahead of his clubmate Sam Lloyd-Perks.

The first Wyre Forest runner home was Stuart Hawkes, of Amazing Feet RC, who clocked 37-54 for third place.

Carl Hatton, of Bromsgrove & Redditch AC, triumphed in the veteran class while Worcester’s Geoff Aston won the over-60 prize.

There was a special celebration for host club member Bryony Haines who marked her first 10k race by being the first lady home in 43-24 for 17th position.

Second lady was Anne O’Connell, of Worcester AC, and third was Karen Riley, of Bromsgrove and Redditch.

The team prizes were won by Amazing Feet for the men and Black Pear Joggers for the ladies.

Two social teams took part for the first time for several years and the prizes went to Stourport Strollers, consisting of David Beasley, Louise Norgrove and Ian Woodhouse, who outpointed The Fountain Fun Runners.

There were 22 competitors in the fun run where the home club filled the first three places.

The race was won by Chris Telling, of Kidderminster & Stourport AC, in a time of 17-27. Just three seconds behind in second place was Sam Landon, and first girl home was third-placed Deanne Clarke in 17-42.