Canberra was a picture of perfect health on Sunday morning with thousands of runners hitting the streets for the Australian Running Festival.
The weather was kind to those dashing across the capital with clear skies, light winds and temperatures lingering in the mid-teens throughout the morning.
The winner of The Canberra Times marathon was Bruce man Rowan Walker, with a time of 2.28 hours and 43 seconds.
It's his fourth title in five attempts albeit slightly slower than last year's time of 2.26 hours and 27 seconds.
Second place went to Michael Ho (2.29 hours, 16 seconds) with Brendan Davies, of Woodford, (2.32 hours, 50 seconds) third.
Marathon honours for the women's event went to Ruth Wilson from New Town in Tasmania, who finished in 2.46 hours and 55 seconds.
Wilson cleared the pack by an astounding 13 minutes with Pippa Featherston, from Bywong, second in 2.59 hours, 51 seconds.
Close to 1300 runners were registered for the marathon although only 1049 finished.
The half-marathon was won by James Tunbridge, of North Wollongong, who crossed the line 1.12 hours, 20 seconds after the starting gun. Craig Benson, of Curtin, was second in 1.12 hours, 55 seconds.
Victoria "Vic" Mitchell, who travelled from Sydney's inner west, claimed women's honours for the half-marathon with a time of 1.15 hours, 27 seconds. Julia Degan in 1.21 hours and 15 seconds was second.
Almost 2500 people entered the half-marathon although only 2181 runners crossed the finish line.
In the gruelling ultramarathon, Barry Keen was first over the line in 3.03 hours and 20 seconds, in a tight field of fewer than 200 runners.
Martin Dent and Darren Benson finished within seconds of each other to take out second and third places. London Olympic marathon runner Dent finished the longer 50-kilometre race in 3.08 hours and 19 seconds; Benson crossed the line in 3.08 hours and 42 seconds.
All the results from the Australian Running Festival are available online.