High Five For Abbie Donnelly At Lincoln 10K
Fifth win in a row for the Lincoln Wellington AC runner and a new ladies course record.
It was a historic win in a historic city for Abbie Donnelly at the City of Lincoln 10K (Sunday 16 April). This was the fifth time she’s successfully defended her crown and, just for good measure, Abbie broke her own course record again. It was the narrowest of wins for Jordan Skelly...
Donnelly and Skelly along with 2,500 runners took part in the City of Lincoln 10K, hosted by Run For All in partnership with City of Lincoln Council. The busy schedule included a Mini Run and Junior Run for young athletes and the opportunity to be part of a big city event with all the excitement that goes with it. The Mini Runners completed 1.5K and the Junior Runners 2.5K with both receiving medals and goodies for their efforts.
Then it was the turn of the adults in the 10K starting at 10am. They headed off from Riseholme Road along a fast and flat course, passing famous landmarks such as Lincoln Castle, Roman Walls, the Museum of Lincolnshire Life and Lincoln Cathedral. Spectators cheered them on as they made their way around this East Midlands city with a welcome roar towards the finish at Priory Gate near the Cathedral.
Classy running by Abbie Donnelly of Lincoln Wellington AC saw her become the 2023 women’s winner in a speedy 31:42 – knocking one minute 12 seconds off her previous best time. That makes it five in a row for Abbie and the fastest time ever in a Run For All 10K women’s race.
There was a gap of more than four minutes between her and Laura Kaye of Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC who finished second in 35:38. Katie Harbon of North Herts Road Runners was third in 35:49.
It couldn’t have been any tighter for Jordan Skelly of Lincoln Wellington AC who won the men’s race with only one second between him and Lewis Jagger of City of Sheffield & Dearne AC. Skelly won in 30:19 followed by Jagger in 30:20. Daniel Haymes was third in 30:41.
Double honours for Lincoln Wellington AC and two reasons to celebrate.
Browse all the results via the runABC Midlands Race Listing page.
There were successful runs for a great many, PB’s and personal achievements to revel in and thousands raised for charity.
Entries have already opened for next year's City of Lincoln 10K via the Run For All website.