Wonderful Wigan 10k images captured by drone

Runners on Parsons Walk with Mesnes Park on the left and Wigan sports club on the right

Runners on Parsons Walk with Mesnes Park on the left and Wigan sports club on the right

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THESE remarkable pictures were captured by a drone that was soaring above the runners during the Wigan 10k.

Adrian Farrimond flew his device over the streets during the race and posted a video online, which has already received thousands of views.

It shows the runners leaving the town centre, running past Mesnes Park and over the canal bridge on Scot Lane.

The 42-year-old bought the drone to use as a hobby but thought it would be a great day to capture some stunning footage.

“It worked out really well,” he said.

“I use the drone for fun really but thought it would be a great way to help Joining Jack and the organisers.

Drone footage taken by Adrian Farrimond of the Wigan 10k shows the start of the race

Drone footage taken by Adrian Farrimond of the Wigan 10k shows the start of the race

“It’s just a hobby of mine really but it got some brilliant shots. The weather helped as well.

“I got some really good still images as well.”

Adrian was able to move along the route with the impressive range on the device.

He added: “I started at the start line and followed along and ended up at the lights at Beech Hill.

It’s just a hobby of mine really but it got some brilliant shots. The weather helped as well

Adrian Farrimond

“It’s the first time I have used it for a specific purpose so I’m glad it’s got such good footage.”

Meanwhile, registration for next year’s Wigan 10k is now open with a number of early entries already.

To sign up for the event, which will be Sunday September 4, visit www.wigan10k.org.

Drone footage on Scot Lane

Drone footage on Scot Lane