RUNNING in the sun was enjoyed by thousands of keen athletes today as RunfestRun came to Bowood house.

The three day event combines running with the fun of a festival.

Families, running clubs and charity supporters took part in a variety of fun runs ranging from a 2.5k to a half marathon over the day.

Paula Radcliffe and Chris Evans both ran the 10k around the picturesque country house gardens and lake this afternoon.

Inspirational talks were on offer from news reader Sophie Raworth and running blogger Susie Chan who talked about their experience completing ultra marathons across the globe.

Tonight Olly Murs takes to the stage as well as a night of live music.

The three day event started yesterday with hundreds pitching up tents and caravans at the Calne venue.

This is the first year that Runfest Run has taken place and was the idea of radio presenter Chris Evans.

But not only were people running for their own personal bests or fitness goals, they were also running as part of a festival wide competition headed up by four top athelete. Every person at th festival was part of either the butterflies, the dragonflies, the bees or the ladybirds, with matching running T-shirts showing off who’s team they were in. Using a tracker, every mile that was run through the day added up to a team total, with the winners claiming free entry into this years CarFest, also organised by Chris Evans, in August.

During the weekend people ran a combined 0000 miles, the equivalent to once around the world. The Dragonflies were victorious and saw Colin Jackson jumping for joy as the results were read out.