See pictures from the Orwell Walk, Run and Cycle

David Glister and Brian Pearson. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

David Glister and Brian Pearson. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

More than £110,000 was raised for different charities by competitors taking part in this year’s Orwell Walk, Run and Cycle.

The Hibberd family set off. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

The Hibberd family set off. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

Just under 800 people took part in the event today, which has helped to collect nearly £2 million for good causes over its 42-year history.

John Button, president of the Rotary Club of Ipswich East, which puts on the event, said: “It’s been a fantastic day.

“We have had great support and fabulous comments from everyone taking part, saying they have all thoroughly enjoyed it. We are very pleased.

“It’s been one of the best ever in terms of atmosphere.”

Nick Collinson with Bramble at the finish. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

Nick Collinson with Bramble at the finish. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

This year the club made a new addition of a marathon, with around 100 runners opting to take on the 26-mile trail. There were around 55 cyclists and the rest were walkers.

All routes, which varied in length, started at Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich and passed through the picturesque countryside, woodland and shores of the Orwell Estuary.

Andrew and Edward Curtis. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

Andrew and Edward Curtis. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

The scouts setting off. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

The scouts setting off. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

Martin Murray. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

Martin Murray. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

Azel Chuc, Alex and Oliver Pearson-Smith and Darren Pearson. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

Azel Chuc, Alex and Oliver Pearson-Smith and Darren Pearson. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

Rebecca and Erica Ross and Lyn Dunnett. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

Rebecca and Erica Ross and Lyn Dunnett. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

Friends of Ferns Team. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

Friends of Ferns Team. Picture: SEANA HUGHES