First they were called off because of a snow storm, then 5,000 runners returned to complete the Lincoln 10K in sweltering conditions this weekend.
The annual event returned on Sunday, July 1 with runners of all ages and abilities taking on a course through the uphill area of the city.
The Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K race was previously organised for March, but was postponed when the city was buried under a blanket of late snow.
It was the 22nd year running that the race was held in the city and more than 5,000 people took part.
Thousands also watched on in support from the sidelines.
The firs man over the finish line was Joe Wilkinson from the Lincoln Wellington Athletic Club in 30m39s. He was followed by Lucian Allison and William Strangeway of the same club.
The male winners of the Lincoln 10k 2018. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
The first woman in the race was Abbie Donnelly, also from the Lincoln Wellington Athletic Club, in 35m01s. She was followed by Cloe Hubbard of the Newark Athletic Club in 37m36s and Rebecca Gallop of the same club.
The female winners of the Lincoln 10k 2018. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
In the wheelchair race, Mark Conway finished first in 24m03s, followed by Bret Crossley in 24m07s