The rain came down in Dale, but it didn't deter more than 200 runners from taking part in the Pembrokeshire Half Marathon and 10k races on Sunday.

Indeed, conditions eased off in time for the start and crowds lined the streets to spur entrants on to some impressive times, with Daryl John (Pembrokeshire Harriers) winning the half marathon in 1:20:02.

Second was James Lockyer in 1:20:50, and another Harrier in Lee Shannon was third in 1:23:07.

The female winner was Rosie Thomas, who was 15th overall in 1:37:01.

The winning 10k time was also quick as Dan Morgan, of Team Cemais, prevailed in 40:05.

Behind him was Tomos Roberts (Cardiff AAC) in 42:10 with Fraser Watson third in 42:46.

The first female back was Emma Palfrey (Cardiff AAC)  - fifth overall in 43:03 and only two seconds behind James Dicks (Pembrokeshire Tri) in fourth.

But the morning was about more than the winners with every runner receiving an event t-shirt, and one of the biggest cheers was reserved for veteran Julian Rutter, over 70 years old, who battled his way to finish the half marathon more than three hours after setting off.

A spokesman for the organisers, Pembrokeshire Triathlon Club, said: "We are really pleased with how the event went.

"The weather beforehand was very challenging, but apart from a headwind back from St Ann's head it was good for competitors.

"The atmosphere in Dale was fantastic, and the support we received from the local community was first class.  We can't wait for next year's event on Sunday, 29th September, which opens for entry on 1st November."