SUPERHEROES and book characters were just some of the runners that took to the promenade for Harwich's Sport Relief Mile on Sunday.

Residents chose between the six mile, three mile, and one mile routes for the charity event.

Starting near to the Low Road Swimming Pool in Dovercourt, runners were given a warm-up by Harwich Five Star Boot Camp and set on their way by organisers, the Harwich and Dovercourt Rugby Club.

Igglepiggle, the children's television character from popular show In The Night Garden, also took part skipping and running the one mile event.