IF the promise of a t-shirt and a chocolate Easter egg can't motivate you to run - nothing can.

More than 170 people of all ages took on the Prudhoe Easter Egg 5k Run, at Tyne Riverside Country Park, on Sunday.

And in only its second year, the fun run raised over £1,500 in aid of Children with Cancer UK.

"It was a fantastic day, and everyone seemed to have a wonderful time," said Richard Heslop, who organised the event alongside Holly Kelleher.

"There was a little bit of a chill in the air, but running conditions were good. It's a lovely scenic route, and there was a great atmosphere with everyone enjoying themselves."

Participants who completed the course, which started and finished at the riverside park, and ventured out towards Wylam, also received a medal.

Despite its success, the event has not yet become an annual fixture. It started last year as means for participants in 'The Wall' race, which takes place along the length of Hadrian's Wall every June, to raise money for charity.

Now that it is growing in popularity in its own right, Richard said the event could well take place again next year.

He added: "As well as the adult race, we also had the junior's race which was a full lap of the Spetchells at Low Prudhoe.

"It made for a great family day out, and I think there will be an appetite for it to continue next year."

The Prudhoe Plodders running group, which was founded by Holly, played a key role behind the scenes, while local businesses were also very supportive. For results visit https://groups.runtogether.co.uk/PrudhoePlodders