IT WAS another record-breaking year for the Hurstbourne 5 multi-terrain race as hundreds of competitors laced up.

On Saturday, 299 entrants took part in the race comprising of an off-road course taking in the beauty of the village, along with a couple of hills.

And not only does it put the runners through their paces, but the event also raises money for charity, with over £5,000 gathered this year.

The money will be split between Andover Young Carers, Enham Trust, I Can Therapy Centre and Hurstbourne Tarrant Community Centre.

Since its launch 11 years ago, the race has raised more than £30,000 for charities.

Organiser Greg England said: “It works will, everyone likes the fact that it goes to charity. Everyone loves the race, they come down and get involved, we have a lot of local people helping out with marshalling and other roles.”

After the race villagers had also organised a hog roast and cakes for all to enjoy.

On the day there was also a 2k fun run for children, which was entered by 130 youngsters, and was won by 12-year-old Roman Turner in a time of nine minutes and 35 seconds.

The five-mile race was won by Ben Palmer in 32 minutes and two seconds.