ONCE again scores of runners pounded their way through the lanes of Fordingbridge for the annual firefighters 10k run.

For the first time, the event hosted two children’s races, a two-mile yomp for five to ten-year-olds and a three-mile run for 11-16-year-olds. Some 70 children took part.

About 150 people took part in the circular ten-kilometre countryside run, with S Holloway coming first in the men’s category in 34m 10s and L Burton finishing first in the female category in 42m 44s.

The event this year was held to raise money for the Firefighters Charity and station funds.