Gemma Steel cemented her status as one of the country’s leading runners with a comfortable win at the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run. The Charnwood AC athlete secured her fourth victory at the event in a time of 33:16, with Ross Millington taking first place in a highly competitive men’s field.
Almost 4000 runners took part in what was the event’s 8th year. The race also provided the stage for the War of the Rose, with Yorkshire and Lancashire going head-to-head in the bid to be the fastest over the 10k.
Steel, who has already secured 10k road victories in London, Manchester and Newcastle this year, finished almost three minutes ahead of Wakefield’s Julie Briscoe (36:13), with Jo Maddick in third position (36:25).
Just six seconds separated the top three male performers, with Stockport’s Ross Millington (30:20) narrowly eding out Tipton Harriers’ Ryan McLeod (30:22) and Gateshead’s Matty Hynes (30:26). Millington later tweeted: “Always good to get a win. Thank you @Great_Run for a fantastic event in Sheffield! #greatyorkshirerun.”
A recent post on the event’s facebook page read: “A huge congratulations to all of our finishers in the 10k, junior & mini events! It's been a brilliant day and we couldn't have done it without the support from the spectators and of course the marshals and volunteers too! Entries are open for next year's event now- join us on 27 September!”
Entry for the 2015 event is priced at just £25. More information is available here.