The UK’s City of Culture will showcase one of its top sporting events this Sunday (18 June) with the Asda Foundation Hull 10K. Celebrating what will be its eighth staging, the East Yorkshire race is a key event in the Run For All portfolio and looks likely to attract up to 5,000 runners.
On the cards for Sunday is an attempted world record as the 5th Hull Marching Band look to become the fastest band to finish a 10k. The team, led by Vicki Brownlee, are aiming to beat their previous time of 1hr 47 minutes and are also out to raise £500 for the band’s minibus and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
Vicki said: “The marching band is really looking forward to returning to the Hull 10K this year, hopefully to set a Guinness world record! The atmosphere and crowds on the day will be fantastic, and we love being a part of it. All the practice really pays off.”
The field will set off from Alfred Gelder Street, along to Citadel Way, South Bridge Road and skirting Victoria Park. From there it is 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 course is known to be fast too with winning times in previous years around 32-34 minutes. 2016 saw Rotherham Harriers’ Arron Larkin secure first place in 33:10, with Nev Watson (33:38) and Ben Sadowyj (33:48) following.
The event is 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. A limited number of entries are available.