Sunday 8th July 2018

Burn Valley Half Marathon

The course is run entirely on minor roads. Starting in Marsham’s market square and taking runners through the grounds of Swinton Castle the course then follows the picturesque Burn Valley. It rises to the Leeds Pals war memorial near the top of Breary Banks. From there it drops down past Spout House Farm and returns via Colsterdale and the villages of Healey and Fearby. Turning right at Fearby Cross there is a fast downhill section before climbing back to Swinton Castle, just 1.5 miles from the finish at Masham School. Keith Park was the only Harrier running, crossing the line in 2:01:52.

*Main image credit: Keith Park at Burn Valley Half by Philip Bland

Run for All Leeds 10K

Organised by Run for All, the Leeds 10K forms part of the legacy of the inspirational Jane Tomlinson CBE, who founded the event shortly before her death 11 years ago. It was the 12th running of the event which since its launch in 2007 has raised well over £4m for local good causes. A start party including the Lord Mayor of Leeds got the run underway and participants were cheered and encouraged as they made way around the route, which starts in Vicar Lane, heads down to The Calls, through City Square, down Wellington Street and along Kirkstall Road before looping back to the finish line outside Leeds Town Hall.

Neal Edmondson was first Harrier home in 37:35. He was followed by: Reece Milton 39:45, Aisling Wall 39:44 (2nd lady), Ed Newbould 40:02, Stuart Little 43:46, Carly Pettett 46:45, Darran Wilson 47:01, Giles Wilkes 50:35, Sarah Papadimos 53:22, Emma Harrop 54:47, Victoria Brides 56:46, Tommy Dickson 01:02:29, Amy Hannell 01:04:33, Sarah Mills 01:13:47, Sophie Kirk 01:07:41, Nikita Watson 01:17:17 and Hilary Wharam 01:26:53 (3rd F70+).

Aisling Wall – 2nd lady at Leeds 10K – photo by Graham Cottam