It seems likely that the most recent additions to the Run for All 10K series, the Pennine Lancashire 10K, will be around for years to come with almost 1400 competitors taking part in the third staging of the event on Sunday (28 June). The race once again attracted fantastic support as runners transformed the streets of Burnley as they made their way around the course featuring three of the town’s attractive parks – Rowley, Towneley and Thompson.
The course took the field from the start line outside the Mechanics Theatre in Manchester Road, along Church Street towards Thompson Park, Netherwood Road and on to Brunshaw Road, Deer Park Road, Towneley Park, Todmorden Road and passed close to Turf Moor Stadium before arriving back in Manchester Road and the finish line.
Leading the pack home was Christopher Holdsworth in a time of 32:59. He was followed by Matthew Lalor who took second spot in 33:42 with Danny Collinge third in 35:07. The top two enjoyed a similar battle last year but it was a reversal of fortunes this time around with Holdsworth the victor.
In the women’s competition, Louisa Powell-Smith crossed the line first in 38:54s, less than 30 seconds ahead of Emma Yates in second (39:13) with Laura Hesketh rounding off the podium positions with third place in 40:26
Julie Ward, Asda Foundation Manager, said: “We are enormously proud to be associated with an event that inspires so many people to take on a challenge for many, many good causes. Congratulations to all those who completed the run and helped make it such a success.”
The event forms part of the Asda Foundation 10K series that also includes runs in Lincoln, Hull, Leeds and York. It is organised by Run For All and is part of the lasting legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson CBE, who raised nearly £2m for charity.