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This ever popular race was postponed in March and today the re-scheduled race got off to a flying start from Centenary Square in Bradford. All registered runners were made aware of the new date, but new runners were able to sign up until May 24. Overcast conditions greeted runners despite the forcast being for a second hot day for the weekend. The sun did peep through The Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k began in 2008, since then, runners have raised more than £600,000 for the charity, with over 15,000 runners crossing the finish line back in Centenary Square. Today just one Eccleshill Road Runner, Trevor Rhodes decided to take on Bradford’s very own city centre 10k road race through the heart of Bradford. Starting and finishing in the iconic surroundings of City Park, the fast and flat route is enjoyed by all those who take part whether chasing a personal best or taking part in a 10k for the first time, joining the thousands of runners taking part on Bradford’s closed roads. The out and back course snakes out of the City Centre before proceeding along Canal Road where runners about turn around Cragg Road and return back to the city centre to the rapturous applause of the waiting crowds. Typical feedback from participants was: “Great event – probably the most well organised race I’ve taken part in. Great communication, loads of marshals, plenty of facilities and a friendly atmosphere. I’ll definitely be back next year.” 

Trevor stormed home in a brilliant time of 48:19, Well done! A big shout out to our team of Eccleshill Road Runners who kindly gave up their valuable time to marshal this local event, without volunteers events like this simply would not go ahead.