A RECORD number of runners turned out for the third annual Salisbury Half Marathon on Sunday.

The run started at midday on New Canal before heading through the city centre to the finish line in the Cathedral Close.

The city streets were lined with a crowd of spectators cheering on the participants.

The race is a round nine of the Wiltshire Road Race League and attracted a large number of competitive runners from all over the country, with more than 400 runners from Salisbury alone.

A number of runners were taking part in the event to support charities including Help for Heroes, Stars Appeal and the Trussell Trust.

More than 915 runners took part in this year’s event.

During the course there was entertainment from Kate Edgar Choirs, ladies choir Amici and the Navy Larks in Chorister Square.

Chris Carpanini set a new course record in the men’s race as did Jacqueline Rockliffe, of Avon Valley Runners, in the women’s.

Race organisers Immortal Sport are hoping to be able to confirm the date for the October 2019 race date as soon as possible, once discussions with key stakeholders have been concluded.

Organisers thanked the large enthusiastic group of volunteer marshals ‘without whom the race would not happen’, they said.

Local companies who supported the event included Myddelton and Major and Richard Griffiths Solicitors.