Organisers and runners at a popular parkrun in Dumbarton have celebrated its second birthday.

The event started when a group of residents got together in June 2019 to bring a parkrun event to Levengrove.

It took six months to get everything in place for the organisation of the event, but they were able to host their first ever parkrun on December 7 that same year.

Since then the event has welcomed 1,506 participants - who have completed 3,989 parkruns covering a total distance of a whopping 19,945 km - and 940 new Personal Bests.

Runners from Dumbarton and the Vale gathered at the weekend to celebrate the huge milestone with their friends, family, pooches - and not to mention a slice of cake.

Sharon Goldie, one of the directors of the Levengrove parkrun, said: “The day started off bright and dry, however shortly before the run started, the rain came on.

“ Seasoned Levengrovers are used to our changeable weather, so this didn’t deter the 90 people who joined our celebrations, or the 22 hardy volunteers ensuring the event was possible.

“Fortunately the birthday cake was undercover, and it was also surrounded by delicious home-baking, graciously donated from Levengrove’s Pavilion Cafe.

“Parkrun is open to all, and we’re incredibly proud to host this at Levengrove and grateful to West Dunbartonshire Council for investing the initial funding needed to get us going.

“We’re planning exciting things in the New Year, like an easy way for people to work their way up to jogging through a ‘Levengrove: Couch to 5K’, which we hope will encourage people to take their first steps to getting active for 2022.”