The newly named Hell-Fire Half Marathon and 10k was a huge success as thousands of runners took on the epic challenge on Sunday, July 14.

This is the first year that the annual Wycombe Half Marathon and 10k races took place under the new name, which organisers say better reflects the "undulating" nature of the course.

Bucks Free Press:

Starting and finishing at Adams Park, home of the Wycombe Wanderers, the half marathon route took runners out towards West Wycombe before turning through the gates of the West Wycombe Park and through the National Trust grounds past the majestic house.

From there runners carried on via roads and woodland tracks to Wheeler End and Bolter End, enjoying the quiet, twisting, country lanes to Frieth, before turning towards Lane End and heading back towards West Wycombe.

Bucks Free Press:

The 10k route followed the same course, turning before Wheeler End and experiencing those hilltop views much sooner, before plunging down to the stately home and back to Adams Park.

Simon Millett, from the Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow Athletic Club, was the first across the line after taking on the half marathon - with a time of one hour, 16 minutes and 27 seconds.

Bucks Free Press:

Jessica Mitchell, of Havering Athletic Club, was first across the line after taking on the 10k with a time of 37 minutes and 54 seconds.