With the event celebrating its 30th anniversary in style earlier this year with over 7,000 runners taking part, it looks likely the Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon will build on its success when it returns on Sunday 8 May, 2016. As such, prospective competitors are being alerted that entries for the race, which is part of the Jane Tomlinson Run For All series, are now open.
This year saw registration levels soar to almost 9000, establishing the race as one of the highlights of the city’s sporting calendar. The route starts in The Headrow alongside Victoria Gardens, heads out of the city centre, takes in a section of the Ring Road and returns via Abbey Road and Kirkstall Road before finishing in Cookridge Street alongside Millennium Square.
Celebrating success at May’s event was Mohammed Abu-Rezeq with a winning time of 1:11:18. Leeds City’s Mike Burrett took second in 1:12:08, with Alasdair Tatham in third place (1:13:56). In the women’s field, Oldroyd crossed the line in 1:23:13. Nicola Gleadall took second place in 1:24:30 and Roslyn Eadie was third in 1:24:54.
Charlie Tatman, Event Director, of Run For All, said: “The Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon is always eagerly anticipated by runners and spectators alike. There is always a great buzz about the event and we are already looking forward to 2016.”
For more information and to register, visit the event website here.