Despite Sunday (18 June) being one of the hottest days of the year so far, a record number of almost 4200 runners competed in the eighth Asda Foundation Hull 10K. The turnout further cements the event's status as one of East Yorkshire's biggest charity road races.
The bumper field set off from Alfred Gelder Street, along to Citadel Way, then South Bridge Road before skirting Victoria Park. From there it was past Hull's famous The Deep museum and a full lap of the marina, then back to Whitefriargate, past the City Hall and back to the grand finish outside the Guildhall.
The day unfolded to include an exciting world record attempt by the 5th Hull Marching Band, who were aiming to beat their previous time of 1hr 47 minutes, and raise £500 for the band’s minibus and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. The team, led by Vicki Brownlee, completed the 10k in an impressive 1hr 40 mins and 20 secs.
At the very front of the action, Danny Hallam crossed the line first in 33:09, with Ben Sadowyj second (33:25) and Arron Larkin third (33:48). In the women’s competition, local runner Sophie Lee secured a comprehensive victory in 37:45, followed by Laura Dran (40:07) and Hannah Davis (40:35).
Asda Foundation senior manager Julie Ward said: “Once again this wonderful event lived up to all expectations. The atmosphere was outstanding and it was inspiring to see so many people taking on the challenge to raise money for some excellent causes. Well done to everyone involved, particularly the volunteers whose efforts contribute so much to the event’s success.”
The 10k was organised by Run For All and forms part of the legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson who, despite being diagnosed with terminal cancer, completed a series of gruelling challenges and raised nearly £2m for charity. The event is also part of the successful Asda Foundation 10K series, which also includes runs in Lincoln, Nottingham, Burnley, Leeds, York, King’s Lynn, Sheffield, Bury and Leicester.
Full results are available on our race listings page.