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The Leeds Half Marathon on 8th May 2022 is one of the oldest major road races in the UK and takes runners around some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Now hosted by the team behind ‘Jane Tomlinson’s ‘Run For All’, the race starts from 4 points including The Headrow, Great George Street, Cookridge Street and Millennium Square. This is a challenging route through the city and the surrounding areas, including  the historic Kirkstall Abbey and back to the race finish in Millennium Square via the length of Kirkstall Road. Thousands of runners of all ages and abilities donned their trainers and sweatbands this Sunday as this half marathon returned to the city. The day is expected to generate a huge boost for good causes. Organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, in partnership with Leeds City Council, it starts with a warm up in Millennium Square.  The fun runstarted at Millennium Square and ended outside Victoria Square. The Leeds Half Marathon official partner charities include: the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Alzheimer’s Society, Leeds Hospitals Charity, Candlelighters and Macmillan Cancer Support. The ever popular run attracts more than 7,500 runners, but what makes it special is the crowds. Support for runners along the route was, as per usual, phenomenal, and they’re there whatever the weather. Every participant gets a boost from the words of encouragement received. Eccleshill had six representaives out on the course today and leading the team home in a course personal best time was Marc Steele in 1:43:51 , followed by Robert Sutton 2:04:48, Julie Steele 2:05:11, Annie Kisluk 2:07:03; David Goodyear 2:08:10 and Katie Glossop 2:27:16. Well done Everyone and massive thanks to our support & photography crew Tricia, Neil, Garry, Maxine & co who cheered us on Kirkstall Road!