Hundreds of runners pounded the streets on Saturday morning in sweltering conditions as they took part in the highly popular Vale of Leven 10K.

The event, hosted by West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust, is a continuation of the Polaroid Eyewear Vale of Leven 10k, which was successfully organised for 30 years.

The race took place in the Moss O’Balloch area and 420 participants successfully crossed the finishing line, as huge crowds lined the streets to cheer them on.

In better weather than the 2017 event – when runners braved the pouring rain to make it round the circuit – 2018 winner Paul Sorrie put in an impressive performance for the second year running.

The Shettleston Harrier athlete, who was just pipped to the post last year by fellow Harrier Tewodle Mengisteab, took the honours this time round as he secured first place with a time of 33 minutes and 28 seconds, beating his 2017 time by 19 seconds.

He was closely followed by Peter Tucker from Inverclyde Athletics Club who recorded a time of 34 minutes and five seconds, while last year’s winner Mengisteab came third with a time of 34 minutes and 21 seconds.

Natalie Stevenson from Fusion Triathlon Club in Glasgow was the first woman to pass through the finishing line gantry in a time of 41 minutes and 46 seconds, while Pamela Mccrossan from Clydesdale Harriers was the second placed woman with a time of 43 minutes and 26 seconds.

Youngsters also pulled on their trainers to take part in the much loved school age and preschool fun runs.

This event, which ran alongside the 10K, included a one mile route for older children and shorter course for the younger ones.