WHITE-shirted runners were soon coated in a plethora of colours as they dashed around a 1km course while being pelted with paint.

In what is thought to be Didcot's first colour run, the charity Style Acre held the event on Saturday to raise funds for its vital work.

Some 250 people took part in the sold-out event with participants tackling up to five laps of Edmonds Park.

Children from Northbourne Primary School skilfully manned the colour stations, coating runners with as much paint as possible.

Anita Powell, the community fundraiser for the charity which supports people with learning disabilities, said: "A lot of the families we work with took part and we had really great support from local companies as well.

"There was some enthusiastic paint throwing and it was great to see everyone having fun.

"We are hoping to be able to do it all again next year."