Thousands of runners hit the historic streets of York on Sunday 6th August to ensure one of the region’s biggest charity road races was a stunning success.
It was the seventh running of the race, staged by Run For All, which forms part of the legacy of inspirational fundraiser Jane Tomlinson.
The streets were awash with colour as the 6,000 field made its way from The Knavesmire racecourse taking in the city’s magnificent landmarks including the Minster and Clifford’s Tower.
Huge crowds created a vibrant atmosphere as they cheered the participants every step of the way. First across the line was Steve Robinson (above) in a time of 32mins 57secs. The first woman home was Michelle Nolan (above) in 36mins 45secs.
Graham Ibbetson, XCM Managing Director ran the race with his daughter Chelsey (right) in 1 hour 5 mins 24 secs. Graham said “ It was an enormous privilege to support this inspirational event”
Asda Foundation manager Julie Ward said: “Well done to everyone, including the many Asda colleagues, who supported today’s Asda Foundation York 10k and made it such a success. As ever, the beautiful city of York played its part in providing such a perfect venue.”
Lord Mayor of York, Coun Sonja Crisp, said: “I am delighted to continue supporting the York 10k Run For All, and this year, it is in my capacity as Lord Mayor. It is an amazing event that has grown in strength and support year on year. What a wonderful sight to see so many members of the local community taking to the streets of our beautiful city, raising money for their chosen charities.”
Event lead Lucy Elsender, of Run For All, said: “We are enormously grateful to everyone whose support has been key in helping the Asda Foundation York 10k grow into such a fantastic event. A special mention must go to all the fabulous volunteers who give up their time and work so hard.”
The 10k’s partner charities are the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Brain Tumour Research and Support, Macmillan Cancer Support, CLIC Sargent, Martin House Children’s Hospice, St Leonard’s Hospice, York Teaching Hospital Charity, Candlelighters, Yorkshire Cancer Research and Action For Children.
It is supported by the Asda Foundation, City of York Council, The Press, Runner’s World, Minster FM, Local Telecom Service, Banana Kick and Run247.