A unique running event gave those taking part a chance to think about the sacrifices made by past generations.

The Windsor Poppy Run was set up initially in 2016 to enable the clients of BRB Military Workout, an exercise group run by 53-year-old Jim Gillanders, to raise money for the Royal British Legion's poppy appeal.

This year the event was opened to members of the public as well as the Workout members.

They set off on Saturday from Clewer Memorial Recreation Ground in Dedworth Road, taking in 20 war memorials on sites all over Windsor and Eton.

They also stopped at the graveside of Victoria Cross hero Sergeant Oliver Brooks at Spital Cemetery - a particularly poignant moment for his grandson Peter and great grandson Mike who joined in with the event.

Mr Gillanders said: "A safe route was chosen in order that all fitness abilities were invited to participate, from walkers to joggers and runners, we even had a cyclist and a disabled member of the public on his tricycle complete the 10k route."

There was a 5k route for children.

The runners visited memorials at both Combermere and Victoria Barracks and sites across Dedworth and Clewer.

They raised £1,000 for the poppy appeal.

Mr Gillanders said: "We walk past so many of these memorials and never realise that they are there. This was a chance to really see them.

"Now that all the WW1 veterans are no longer with us and the WW2 veterans are starting to dwindle, we as a nation should never forget what these servicemen and women have done for us, nor should we forget about the Veterans of any conflict or war since the end of WW2."