MORE than 500 runners took part in Mountbatten's Osborne Run recently.

Around 550 eager participants ran across three separate distances around the grounds of Osborne House, ranging from a 3km run, up to a gruelling 10k.

Mountbatten chief executive Nigel Hartley said: “It’s always very moving because many of those taking part have had experience of our work and really want to give something back.

“It was amazing to see so many people running in support of us.”

The charity aims to raise £20,000 for the hospice through the event.

Many people ran in fancy dress, with one runner, Carl Hall, attempting the 10k run dressed in a King Kong outfit.

Hall, an employee for Red Funnel, said: “A close colleague of mine inspired me to raise money for Mountbatten after she explained how well looked after her parents and husband were at the hospice.

“The run was tougher than I thought, but it was great to be involved.”

Another runner said: “We’re here for nanny and great nanny, who were both in the hospice. They are just marvellous at Mountbatten, we couldn’t thank them enough.”

The event has been running since 2017 and Mountbatten is still accepting donations.