Hundreds of runners have taken to Hove Lawns for the annual Brighton 10k run.

The event, which was cancelled last year, returned to the city on Sunday, November 20, as runners braved the wind on the seafront to complete the run.

While some were competing for their personal bests or to be the best of the elite runners, others were either running for fun or to raise money for charity.

Matt Johnson, 33, who ran the event in 36 minutes and 50 seconds, said: “It’s brilliant and there’s a really great atmosphere.”

Mr Johnson, from Lewes Road in Brighton, said that while the windy conditions made for a difficult race he was very pleased with his result which said went “beyond what I thought what I expected was even possible”.

The Argus: Matt Johnson, 33, who completed the raceMatt Johnson, 33, who completed the race (Image: NQ Staff)

The event took place on a 10km circuit which started and finished in Hove Lawns, with runners turning around at Brighton Palace Pier and coming back past the Brighton i360.

The men’s race was won by Will Bryan in a time of 30 minutes and 32 seconds, while the Women’s race was won by Naomi Mitchell in 33 minutes and 43 seconds.

Competitors also completed for their regions and the top three runners from each region were counted towards a team time.

Brighton 10k is described as one of the “oldest and most prestigious races in the South East”. The race, which was first organised in 1984, moved from its normal Madeira Drive location due to development works taking place.

Liz Parker, who was cheering on friends at the race after running a half marathon on Saturday, said: “It’s a fantastic atmosphere. Some of my friends are running for Sussex while some are racing at a slower pace.

“It’s a fantastic race and it’s fantastic for your mental wellbeing.”

Runners were each given a chip which was used to accurately record their times and allowed them to compare themselves to others in similar categories.

The Argus: Naomi Mitchell crossing the finish line of the Brighton 10kNaomi Mitchell crossing the finish line of the Brighton 10k (Image: NQ Staff)

Each runner was given a participation medal, while the top elite runners were also recognised with trophies.