Records were smashed at the weekend as more than 200 runners took part in the fourth Brigham 10k road race.

Cockermouth’s Chris Steele was knocked from the top male spot by Leeds visitor Adrian Holliday, of Leeds City AC. Nadia Shaw of Cumberland AC set a new time in the ladies’ race, beating her own previous record.

The race was a sell-out and the soaring temperatures on Easter Sunday only added to the atmosphere as villagers turned out to cheer on the runners raising money for their local school.

Some spectators even turned out with water pistols to cool down any runners who fancied an icy blast.

Runner Damian Kimmins, who took part in the race, said: “I know of no other race that offers such a mutually beneficial experience – run a 10k and support a small community, and the small community supports runners.”

Money raised from the race goes towards supporting children and teachers at St Bridget’s School in the village.

Headteacher Lisa Hemingway, who gave water to the runners at the 4km mark, said: “It is a fantastic community event, where everyone gets involved, from children, parents, aunties, uncles, grandmas to friends, teachers and local community.

“This event wouldn’t happen if it wasn’t for all the hard work and organisation of Friends of St Bridget’s for months before the big day.

“On the day the atmosphere is great, and you can hear the children buzzing about it the following day in school.

“I like to help out by baking and giving water out to the runners so I can thank them personally as they go past. As a bonus to all of this, it raises a massive amount of money for our school and we can’t thank you enough for this.

“This year it will paying for playground games, signage and equipment which will benefit all ages in school.”

The race wouldn’t make as much money as it does for the school without the support from sponsors including Genesis Homes and Tendley Quarries

Men: 1, Adrian Holliday, Leeds City AC 33:13 (Chris Steele’s record was 33:40 in 2016); 2, Russell Maddams, Keswick AC 35:59; 3, Paul Coon, Netherhall AC 36:14. 1st vet 40, Russell Maddams, Keswick AC, 35:59; 1st vet 50, Mike Anderson, Derwent AC, 39:28; 1st vet 60, Nick Lancaster, Derwent AC, 44:21.

Ladies: 1 Nadia Shaw, Cumberland AC, 40:41 (she broke her own record from last year 42:21); 2, Karen Smith, St Bees Triers, 42:21; 3, Beverley Smith, Cumberland AC, 45:08. 1st vet 40, Suzanne McArdle, Unaffiliated, 46:24; 1st vet 50, Hazel Davies, Bodyfit Runners, 45:46; 1st vet 60, Karen Bowler, Cumberland AC, 54:18.

First male team was Derwent AC, first female team was Cumberland AC.