MORE than 1,100 runners were cheered on by residents at the Barnsley 10k on Sunday.

The race was a famous event in the 1980s and 1990s, attracting some of the best runners in the UK with thousands participating every year.

Versions of the race have since been staged in Royston and Grimethorpe but it returned to the town centre on Sunday.

Barnsley AC runner Scott Hinchcliffe won the race with a time of 32.34, with cyclist Jenson Young swapping the bike for his running shoes finishing second.

Elanor Baker, also of Barnsley AC, was the first female across the finishing line in a time of 34.58.

Bert Beaumont, 82, finished the race in less than an hour.