October 15, 2012 9.51 am This story is over 136 months old

In pictures: Spires and Steeples Challenge

Lincoln to Sleaford: Runners and walkers gather in Castle Square this weekend to start their marathon race.

The annual Spires and Steeples Challenge returned to Lincoln this year, with plenty of people turning up at the crack of dawn to run or walk through south Lincolnshire.

Walkers began their pilgrimage to Sleaford at 8.30am, while runners lined up at Lincoln Castle at 9.30am.

Those not wishing to take on a full marathon started their run or walk at Metheringham to tackle 13 miles.

Photos: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite