4 Aug

6,000 Ready For York

York 10KRun For All will celebrate one of its leading races in their successful series this Sunday (7 August) when they host the Asda Foundation York 10K. A field of around 6,000 runners is anticipated, and as ever, organisers are expecting large crowds to cheer on participants as they make their way through the heart of historic York.

Starting and finishing on the Knavesmire, the course takes in some of this medieval city’s most stunning scenery including ancient Goodramgate, the majestic York Minster and Clifford’s Tower where Henry VIII executed ‘traitors.’ Even with a picturesque backdrop, the course is said to be flat with a good PB potential.

The run forms part of the legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson who raised nearly £2m for charity. Since its launch in 2009 the event has raised a considerable amount for good causes; in 2015 alone, it raised an estimated £160,000 for charity.

Event manager Charlie Tatman said: “The Asda Foundation York 10K is one of our biggest runs and people come from across the UK and beyond to take part. And why wouldn’t they? It’s an incredibly scenic city which you get to see from a whole new perspective, running through it. We’re looking forward to welcoming thousands of people to this corner of Yorkshire on Sunday – we hope they have a fantastic day.”

Those competing on Sunday look like they could be beat the warm conditions expected later in the day, with temperatures of 20°C and upwards anticipated from early afternoon.