20 pictures from the annual Hartlepool raft race

We do like to be beside the seaside - and more than a thousand of you headed there this weekend for a key event in the Hartlepool calendar.

A number of fearless teams took to the freezing water for this year's annual raft race, held in the town on Sunday.

Did you take part in the Hartlepool Raft Race?

Did you take part in the Hartlepool Raft Race?

Did you take part or head along to watch?

See if you can spot anyone you recognise in our slideshow of pictures.