Two South West journalists joined hundreds of runners to take part in a half marathon to raise money for charity.
Western Gazette reporters Sam Forrester and Rob Golledge completed the second Yeovil half marathon on Sunday 25 March.
Sam completed the 13.1 mile course in two hours 11 minutes and 39 seconds and Rob reached the finishing line in two hours 37 minutes and 43 seconds.
More than 750 people finished the race and the Western Gazette published full results in a four page special on Thursday.
Sam took part in the race to raise money for Comfort and Care, an organisation which provides end of care life and support to families in their own homes in Yeovil and Sherborne.
Rob hopes to raise £275 each for St Margaret’s Hospice and the Flying Colours Appeal for Yeovil Women’s Hospital.
Both causes are backed by the Western Gazette as it celebrates 275 years of newspaper publishing in 2012.
Said Rob: “At a time when the general mood of the country is pretty dire, it was an absolute privilege to be part of such an inspiring and heart-warming occasion.
“From the hundreds of runners who shed blood, sweat and tears for worthy causes, to the crowds of people lining the streets offering encouragement and support, it was quite frankly stupendous.
“It epitomised what a courageous and compassionate town, county and country we live in.
He added: “What a fantastic way to mark the start of a summer of celebration with the Queen’s visit to Yeovil, her Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics. It was simply the best of British.”