Hundreds lined the streets to cheer on the record 2,940 runners who took part in the Inverness Half Marathon yesterday.
Competitors gathered at the starting line at Inverness Cathedral before departing on the 13-mile route past some of the finest scenery the Highland capital has to offer.
The favourable weather, even if it did carry with it a wind chill and spontaneous showers, did not seem to dampen the atmosphere as spectators of all ages gathered to cheer the runners on.
The route, which took competitors along the River Ness towards the road to Dores, through Culduthel, Lochardil and back through Holm, was lined with supporters and family members as they aimed to capture a glimpse of their loved ones.
Many runners chose to use the event as an opportunity to fundraise for a host of different charities, such as Alzheimer Scotland, The Archie Foundation, Highland Hospice, Marie Curie or SAMH, the Scottish Association for Mental Health.
The overall winner and first male home, in one hour five minutes and six seconds, was Weynay Ghebresilasie of Eritrea, who previously took home the crown in 2017.
Speaking at the finish line of his second half in a week, Mr Ghebresilasie admitted he was disappointed with his time. He is preparing for the London Marathon next month.
Liz Abbott was the first female home taking home the title for the second year in a row, clocking in a time of one hour, 17 minutes and 52 seconds.
The Lytham St Anne’s Road Runners club member said she found conditions difficult, but she was delighted with her success.
She said: “I am just so pleased.
“I woke up and I was thrilled to bits to see the sunshine.”
She said she was hopeful to return next year and attempt to make it three wins in a row.
Other events taking place on the day included a 5K tackled by more than 1,000 people.
Last night, event organiser Malcolm Sutherland praised the atmosphere for the runners, who flocked from all over to compete.
He said: “All ages and abilities were represented, and it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves, whether they were running for fun, to set a new PB or to raise funds for charity.
“The biggest thank you goes to all those who took part and the supporters and volunteers who gave our runners a warm Highland welcome.
“We hope to see you all again next year.”