22 Jun

Seventh Heaven For Hull Runners

Hull 10KThe seventh edition of the Asda Foundation Hull 10K turned out to be a memorable one with the race once again attracting an impressive field of over 3500 runners. Starting and finishing in Hull city centre, the route saw competitors run along the Humber, past some of the city's best-loved landmarks including the Marina and The Deep.

Runners were given their marching orders by David and Julie Rooms, the parents of 14-year-old Hope, who tragically died in February after a courageous battle with a rare childhood cancer. Her bravery inspired people across the East Riding and beyond and also won her the Hull Daily Mail's Pride of East Yorkshire Award.

Rotheram Harriers’ Arron Larkin secured first place in 33:10, with Nev Watson (33:38) and Ben Sadowyj (33:48) following. Carla Stansfield was the first woman home in 37: 22, with Emma Yates 39:07 second and Helen Baynham third in 40: 20.

The run is part of the successful Asda Foundation 10K series which includes runs in Lincoln, Nottingham, Burnley, Leeds, York, Bury and Sheffield and is expected to generate a big cash boost for causes including the event’s official partner charities.