The ever popular Leeds 10K was Jane Tomlinson’s vision. Having raised a staggering £1.8 million for charity while she was battling terminal cancer, in 2006 Jane knew her time left to fundraise was limited. As a result, she decided to set up the Leeds 10K to continue the fundraising vehicle for charities that she had started. Now in its 15th year, the Asda Foundation, Run For All Leeds 10K has grown to become one of the highlights of the city’s events calendar, and is a hugely popular, inclusive and supported race for participants of all abilities. In many ways, the Leeds 10K captures the can-do, inspirational spirit of its founder. Throughout the route that takes in many of the city’s historic landmarks, crowds were out in force, creating a fantastic atmosphere and a special mention must go to the friendly volunteers making the event an unforgettable experience for all. The start close to the the University Of Leeds heads out along Moorland Road to Hyde Park Corner, along Headingley Road, Meanwood Road, passing many of Leeds’ landmarks before returning to a roaring finish in Millennium Square close to the Leeds Art Gallery. Today’s weather was a perfect start with the sun making an appearance to coincide with race start times makjng for quite warm, challenging condition. Eccleshill had two runners taking part, Katie Glossop (63:15) and Ann Buckley (81:11) Well done Ladies!
LEEDS 10K – SUNDAY 3RD JULY, 2022
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