Both organisers and entrants voted today's first Bredon Cricket Club Tower Run a huge success.

Ninety runners took up the challenge to run from the cricket club, which is near Pershore, to Parson's Folly on the 299m summit of Bredon Hill and back.

Blue skies and brilliant sunshine meant the conditions were ideal for bank holiday weekend spectators, but tough for the runners.

Nevertheless, Rob Bowery set a blistering pace, finishing the 10k run first with a time of 42 minutes.

First female runner across the line was Anna Midgeley, first male member of Bredon Cricket Club was Simon Booth, and first female member of Bredon Cricket Club was Laura Spence.

Organiser Jennie Warren said: "This is our first tower run, and we are delighted how well it went and with the complimentary remarks we have had from the runners.

"I want to thank everyone who helped set it up, and all those who took part."

Everyone who finished the run received a finisher's medal, and many stayed on after the run to enjoy an afternoon party at the cricket ground.

There was a barbecue, bouncy castle for younger children and musical entertainment from the Malvern Hillbillies.

A friendly cricket game was also played between Bredon and Alcester and Ragley.