More than 500 runners have taken part in the first Northampton Half Marathon, which took place around the town’s streets this morning.
The race, which was started by Northampton North MP Michael Ellis, took runners from Abington Street to the Brackmills industrial estate, and onto the finish at Delapre Abbey.
Runners took in town landmarks including the Guildhall, the war memorial, the Market Square and the museum, before heading out for two laps around Brackmills and then on to the abbey.
There were scores of runners taking part from local clubs, including Wootton, Parklands, Daventry and Wellingborough.
The companies involved in the Brackmills Business Improvement District (BID) said the half-marathon was a great opportunity to show off the changes made to the industrial estate.
Sara Homer, chair of Brackmills BID and owner of Image Fitness Club, said: “This event has really put Northampton on the map, and enables us to showcase Brackmills to the wider running community.
“It has also been a great example of companies rallying together.
“Decathon UK has opened its first UK distribution site here, and in a way it is a fitting welcome to them.
“Businesses have all pulled together to make this happen and a lot of charities are being supported.”