UPLAWMOOR residents really went the distance to ensure the village's annual gala day was another resounding success.

A much-loved fun run was revived by organisers who were keen to entice as many people along to the event as possible.

Various activities were laid on in a bid to encourage guests of all ages to join in the fun.

As well as the children's and adults races, Uplawmoor residents gathered together for a day of entertainment which featured ponies, flower stalls and a giant team room.

Danielle Glendinnings, who oversaw proceedings, moved to the village three years ago and was eager for the fun run to become a key part of the gala day.

The 47-year-old said: "I had heard about the run but it was one of those things that people were not sure they wanted to or were able to organise any more.

"My husband and I are keen runners so we thought it would be a shame for the event to stop.

"The races coincide with the gala day and it was another great event this year.

"There were 30 children who took part and 35 adults who took part in the 5.5 mile race around the Halket."

Danielle continued: "The children all seemed to really enjoy themselves and we narrowly avoided the rain which was quite a feat.

"There was a big tea room with lots of home baking for people to enjoy.

"There were pony rides this year, a bouncy castle slide which the children loved and lots of nice flowers and jewellery for sale."

While guests were focused on having a good time, gusts of wind threatened to bring a premature end to the event.

But organisers – and critically the marquee – held on for a "great wee day".

Danielle added: "We were worried that the big marquee was going to blow away at one point but we were fine in the end.

"The youngsters all get medals and refreshments and it was all very good fun.

"Some people come from further afield for the main race but the event is really organised by the local people for the local people and it was a great wee day."