FAMILIES across the district cheered on runners young and old as they took on Bradford City Run 2019.

Athletes warmed up in City Park with the autumnal sunshine setting the perfect backdrop for the day.

Almost a thousand people fought to beat their personal best with the option of a 5k, 10k, 10m and half-marathon route.

There was also a one mile long kids race which was much enjoyed by 10-year-old Imogen Atkinson.

Imogen, who is part of Spenborough Athletics Club, said: "It's one of my favourite races this year. It's not hard to remember the course. I feel happy being at the front but I don't feel sad at the back. I did enjoy this one.

"The course was great. It's good because there was different areas in it."

Mum Emma, who lives in Birkenshaw, said the event showed how brilliant Bradford can be.

Emma said: "We can't believe it. This made us realise that we will come back. A lot of people are thinking 'Wow, this is Bradford."

While for the Maliks, it was a family affair who brought their own children along as well as nephews and nieces.

In the kids fun run, Archie Peaker from Keighley & Craven Athletics Club (AC) came first with a time of five minutes 47 seconds.

In second place William Oakden from Keighley & Craven AC at 6.05 and third Katie Buckley from Keighley & Craven AC, also at 6.05.

In the 5k loop, Matthew Nowell finished first in 17.39.

In second was Freddie Roden (Abbey Runners) in 18.15.

In third was Brandon Holroyd (Holmfirth Harriers) at 18.18.

Meanwhile in the 10k, David Burrows (Northern Masters AC) at 36.43.

In second, Imran Khan at 37.30 and in third Martin Klavon (Flyde Coast Runners) at 19:43.

For the 10m race, Tom Collinge (Queensbury Running Club) at 58.12. In second Andy Robinson (Baildon Runners) at 1.03.02. In third Christopher Moss (Sheffield RC) with 1.03.15.

And finally in the half-marathon, in first place was Joris Beckers at 1.21.16.

In second, Henry Eglin (Baildon Runners) at 1.26.53.

In third, Andrew Masterman (Goole Viking Striders) with 1.28.04.