Organisers of the Man v Horse race have cancelled the annual event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 22-mile course, which starts in Llanwrtyd Wells, was due to be held on September 5.

Race organisers Green Events said: "The ongoing situation with the Covid-19 virus and the uncertainties regarding what may or may not happen in the next three months have forced us, reluctantly, to cancel Whole Earth Man v Horse 2020."

Man v Horse will now take place on June 12, 2021.

Every year hundreds of runners from around the world descend on the small Powys town to try to beat a horse. Celebrities such as Olympian Iwan Thomas and BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth have also taken on the challenge in recent years.

Organisers added: "Unless a large number of existing entries cannot do the 2021 event, the numbers we already have mean that it is very unlikely that we will re-open entries for the event.

"We thank you for your patience and understanding during these extraordinary times and hope to see you next June in Llanwrtyd Wells".

Runners and riders' places will automatically be transferred to the 2021 event.