IT may have been a slog for some, but organisers were over the moon when Poole Festival of Running turned out to be a great success.

It was the fifth year running that the prestigious Poole 10k had run side-by-side with the equally popular series of minithon races for youngsters.

With children as young as eight taking part alongside the slightly mature 70-somethings, the festival proved popular for all ages.

These pictures, taken June 12, 2021, show the youngsters' minithon races.Bournemouth Echo:

The event was cancelled for the last two years due to Covid-19.

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