In pictures: Sun shines on Sunderland City 10k run

The sun came out to play for a record-breaking Sunderland City 10k this morning.

By Gary Welford
Sunday, 12 May, 2019, 16:08
Ready for the off at the start of the Siglion Sunderland 10k.

The event, now in its ninth year, had a record number of entrants across its three events - a 3k, 10k and half-marathon. Here's some pictures from the 10k. Can you see anyone you know? We'd love to see your pics too - send them to echo.news@northeast-press.co.uk, or them share them with us via Facebook or Twitter.

Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
The first woman to cross the finish line was Wendy Chapman with a time of 39 minutes and 24 seconds.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
The winner of the Siglion Sunderland City 10k was Oliver James with a time of 31 minutes and 32 seconds.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Sunderland AFC's executive director Charlie Methven tackled the 10k for the Foundation of Light.
Wheelchair athletes were among the thousands of competitors who took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Time for a selfie before the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.

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Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
The Big Pink Dress Man, Colin Burgen-Plews, was among the thousands of runners who took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k. Some had a little moral support.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k. Some of them weren't content doing it the 'easy' way.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
You couldn't miss the Big Pink Dress, Colin Burgen-Plews, at the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Thousands of runners took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.
Young and old alike turned out to cheer on the thousands of runners who took part in the Siglion Sunderland City 10k.