Pictures by Andrew Brazier

MORE than 1,700 talented club runners and hobbyists gathered for the Conwy Half-marathon on Sunday.

The race, named one of the UK's top five most scenic half-marathons by Runners World, saw scores of people race the scenic route.

It began alongside the Conwy River and on to Deganwy beach and West Shore Llandudno, before heading across to Llandudno Pier, around the Great Orme and back to Conwy for the finish line.

The race was won with some distance by Gary Priestley, of Salford Harriers, in a time of one hour 10 minutes 28 seconds (1.10.28) followed by Michael Young, of West Cheshire AC, in 1.12.12 and Tom Roberts of Meirionnydd Running in third with a time of 1.12.32.

The first woman over the line was Anna Bracegirdle, of Salford Harriers, in 1.17.48, followed by Carla Green, of North Wales Road Runners, in 1.25.11, and Claire Walton, of the Wirral, in 1.26.54.

A total of 1,745 people took part in the race, including 1070 men and 675 women.

Other clubs present included Eryri Harriers, Mersey Tri, Barnsley Harriers and Sowerby Bridge Snails.