Leicester 10K Medal

Hundreds of runners have a memorable day at Leicester

Wins for Woodward wins and Carson at this East Midlands city 10K.

There were victories for Anthony Woodward and Grace Carson at the Leicester 10K who along with more than 800 runners put the new course to the test. The electric atmosphere kept them going...

The people of Leicester were enthusiastic supporters of the Run For All Leicester 10K, loudly cheering runners as they made their way around the city centre. Volunteers and marshals played their part too, providing much needed fluids or a few words of encouragement that helped them along the way.

One of nine races in the Run For All 10K stable, the Leicester 10K was back with a new route that started and finished in Jubilee Square. It included a green and pleasant section in Victoria Park then the leafy groves of academia via the University of Leicester campus: before turning around and heading back towards the city centre, passing several landmarks such as the New Walk Museum and Leicester Cathedral.

All of this and more in a city that dates back to the Iron Age and whose history spans Roman, Medieval, Tudor and Stuart periods; the English Civil War, the Industrial era followed by the 20th Century and up to the present day.

Anthony Woodward of Notts AC had plenty to celebrate in Jubilee Square, crossing the finish line to win in 32:06. Dan Tate of Selby Striders was the second male in 32:40 with William Knight of Ashford AC third male in 33:27.

Lightning fast running by Grace Carson saw her win the women’s race in 32:51 (and third overall). There was a gap of more than 5 minutes between her and Sarah Horner of West End Runners who was second in 38:03. Kirsten Hayes of Loughborough Students AC was third in 38:46.

View all the results via the runABC Midlands Race Listing page.

Finishers received a medal, tech t-shirt and goody bag at a successful and enjoyable Leicester 10K which returns in 2024. You can already register your interest via the Run For All website.

Image courtesy of Simon Page.

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