Entries for the 2017 Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon are now open! Click here to enter.
The Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon – which this year celebrates its 32nd anniversary - is firmly established as one of the highlights on Leeds’s sporting calendar thanks to its challenging course, enthusiastic crowds and fantastic atmosphere.
Around 9,000 sign up for this annual event raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities and good causes across Yorkshire and beyond.
The 2017 event takes place on Sunday May 14th at 9.30am.
The route starts in The Headrow alongside Victoria Gardens, heads out of the city centre, takes in a section of the Ring Road and returns via Abbey Road and Kirkstall Road before finishing in Cookridge Street alongside Millennium Square.The event is staged in partnership with Leeds City Council and forms part of the Plusnet Marathon Series that also features the Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield and the Yorkshire Marathon.
A huge army of volunteers also contribute to ensuring that the event is one that lives long in the memory. Their efforts help create an experience of which the whole of Yorkshire can be proud.
For a glimpse of the 2016 Leeds Half Marathon race guide click here.
Results and Photographs
First across the finish line in 2016 was Mohammad Aburezeq in a time of 1hr 07mins 12secs. Yared Hargos took second place in 1hr 07mins 27secs with Joseph Wade third in 1hr 12mins 03secs.
Hannah Oldroyd was the first woman home in 1hr 23mins 07secs followed by Bethany Garland, who clocked 1hr 25mins 38secs for second spot and Bethany Pudifoot who took third in 1hr 25mins 51secs.
The winning wheelchair athlete was Bret Crossley who finished in 1hr 01mins 37secs.
For the 2016 full results, click here.
To view the official photographs from the Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon, click here.
Actor George Rainsford – Ethan Hardy in BBC Television’s Casualty – returned to his Yorkshire roots to take part in the Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon.
Huddersfield-born George, 33, who has also starred in BBC’s Call The Midwife, was no stranger to long-distance running, having completed the London Marathon in 2011 and four other marathons before his ‘homecoming’ run in Leeds.
He said: “In a mass participation event like the Leeds Half, it is always inspiring to see so many people taking on the challenge for so many excellent charities.”
John, 84, from Garforth, Leeds, was the oldest competitor in the Leeds Half Marathon in 2013. John is a veteran of some 44 marathons and has run the Leeds Half about 14 times. He took up running when he was 53 after he was diagnosed with throat cancer. Three decades on, he’s still going and has no plans to quit yet. He finished the 2013 Leeds Half Marathon in 2hrs 17mins 17secs and said: “It was brilliant. I’m quite pleased with that.”