Up to 2,500 runners are expected to hit the streets of Burnley this Sunday (22 June) to take part in the second Asda Foundation Pennine Lancashire 10K. The race is the most recent addition to the Jane Tomlinson Run for All Series, and with the course taking in three of the town’s parks, is said to be the organisation’s ‘greenest race.’
The Pennine Lancashire 10K route takes competitors from the start line outside the Mechanics Theatre in Manchester Road. It continues along Netherwood Road and then takes in Brunshaw Road, Deer Park Road, Towneley Park, Todmorden Road, passing close to Turf Moor Stadium, before returning to Manchester Road for the grand finale.
Last year’s race saw Salford Harriers’ Tarus Elly take top spot in 32:29 with Matthew Lalor second in 34:33 and Jonny Mckenna rounding off the top trio in 35:43. Clayton le Moors’ Laura Hesketh led the female field home in 42:05.
Pennine Lancashire 10K event lead Tristan Batley-Kyle said: “Last year’s event attracted wonderful support from people in Burnley and was a great success. We would also like to thank everyone for their brilliant and valued support for an event that does so much to benefit good causes.”
The Run for All Series also includes events such as the Leeds Half Marathon and 10K, York 10K, and Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon. More information on the Pennine Lancashire 10K is available here.