The Asda Foundation Hull 10K witnessed its biggest entry levels to date since being taken over by the Jane Tomlinson Run For All team in 2010. Sunday’s race, which saw the city bathed in sunshine, received over 5,000 entries, was started by one of Hull’s favourite sons, Olympic gold medal boxer Luke Campbell who notched up an impressive time of 39:38, finishing in 73rd place overall.
Starting and finishing in Hull city centre, the route took competitors along the Humber, past some of the city's best-loved landmarks including the Marina and The Deep, and through Hull's historic heart.
First across the finishing line was Steve Bateson in a time of 33:20, followed by Alec Gibson in 34:15, while Mark Kendall came third in 34:30. Emma Yates was the first woman in 38:02 finishing ahead of Catherine Jeremiah in second who clocked 39:15. Niki Whitaker took third place in 41:26. Jeremy Talbot-Imber was the mid-point runner in 1:02:26, while the last competitor came home in 2:22:00
Event lead Charlie Tatman said: “Today’s event was the biggest Hull 10K in its history and the superb atmosphere generated by the participants and the crowds also made it the best yet. We are enormously grateful to all those who have supported the event, including the many hard-working volunteers who do so much to ensure the run is a success. The vital work of many good causes will be boosted thanks to this year’s Hull 10K.”
Entries are now open for the Hull 10K 2015 which takes place on Sunday 14 June. Full results of Sunday's race are available at northernrunningguide.com.