After months of cancellations and no park run events due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 5k community run is soon set to return in the UK and in Southampton.

It has been eight years since the national weekly run was launched in Southampton, with the first being back in 2012.

The event has been a lifeline for some people, with those taking part raging from serious runners to fun runners, to those wanting to get fit.

The event, which has attracted more than 25,000 in Southampton, and hundreds of thousands across the UK since it was first launched, is still a much loved weekly event.

These pictures show runners at the Southampton event through the years.