RUNNERS braved the elements to take part in the Wessex Cancer Trust's Frosty 5k.

Held at Tapnell Farm on Sunday, the event has so far raised £12,000 — with sponsorship money still coming in.

More than 400 runners of all ages tackled the course, which included fun, festive zones featuring inflatable snowmen and an igloo full of icicles.

The charity's community engagement manager, Lorraine White, said: "Frosty 5k was such a fun way to get the festive season started and, despite the poor weather leading up to the event — which meant we had to re-plan most of the site at the last minute — everyone really embraced it, puddles and all.

"All the runners were full of festive cheer, our carol singers were in fine form and the fancy dress was just incredible. We couldn't have asked for more.

"To all our sponsors, supporters, dedicated volunteers and, of course, all our amazing runners, thank you for playing your part in the success of the UK's first Frosty 5k and helping us raise a really impressive amount for Islanders affected by cancer."

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