More than 1,000 keen runners - including Batman and Robin - took to the streets of Marlow as the annual Marlow 5 race returned at the weekend.

Just one week after the Danesfield Dash, runners donned their trainers once again – this time to take on the Marlow 5.

The popular race, which is now in its 34th year and is organised by the Handy Cross Runners and sponsored by Grant and Stone, took place in Higgingson Park on May 7.

More than 1,200 runners took on the flat five-mile route, which wound through the streets of the town from 9.30am.

The first male across the line was Nicholas Buckle, who finished in a time of 25 minutes and 35 seconds, while Sebastian Garry was the first in the junior category to finish the race, with a time of 25 minutes and 43 seconds.

The first female across the line was Jill Collett, a member of the Datchet Dashers, who finished in 28 minutes and 49 seconds.

Peter Edington, chairman of Handy Cross Runners, said the annual race, which raises money for various charities including Thames Hospice, was a success once again.

He said: “It went really well, the weather conditions were perfect for running. The sun didn’t come out until around 11am once the race was finished. We had a really good turnout again this year and 1052 finishers. It was a really good day.”