Over 2500 runners headed to the rain-soaked streets of Hull on Sunday (June 3) as they took part in the Jane Tomlinson's Asda Foundation Run For All 10k. The inclement weather failed to dampen spirits, however, as runners united in voice for the national anthem in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
In what was the third staging of the race, 36-year-old James Pearson was first across the finish line in 34:02. Local club runner Thomas McKee (City of Hull AC) came in second position (34:18), whilst Michael Hargreaves took third (34:36).
In the women's field, 19-year-old Amy Akhaveissy managed a sub 40 (39:49) to secure her first place, with Mel Oliver of East Hull Harriers in second 40:15. Third place went to Amanda Black with a time of 41:11. Presentations were made by Mike Tomlinson and the Lord Mayor of Hull where the top three male and female runners were awarded a trophy and a bottle of champagne.
Event director, Sara Birkinshaw, said: "This was the third 10K we've put on in Hull and once again, it's been a fantastic success. Despite the rain, everyone was in great spirits and it was great to see the Hull crowds gathering to support all those that took part. I would just like to congratulate them all and we hope to see them next year or at our other events which are taking place over the summer."
The Hull event is part of a trio of 10ks organised by the Jane Tomlinson series, including the Leeds 10K on July 8 and the York 10K on August 5. For more information, visit the For All Events website.