01:04AM, Tuesday 28 May 2013
A scenic route through challenging terrain was the order of the day for the inaugural Royal Windsor Trail Run Half Marathon on Sunday.
The new race attracted hundreds of runners from across the south, who raced in bright sunshine along a mostly off-road course which took in views of Windsor Castle, Dorney Lake, the Sounding Arch and Eton College.
Setting off from beside Windsor and Eton Bridge, competitors followed riverside trails up towards Maidenhead before looping back round to the finish line in Alexandra Gardens.
The gardens featured an event village with drinks, toilets and massage services, while crowds lined the finish line to cheer runners home to collect a bespoke medal for their achievements.
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