The Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon

Entries for the 2017 Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon are now open! Click here to enter. 

Race Information

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 signed up for year’s event raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities and good causes across Yorkshire and beyond. The 2016 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.

Along with the other events, the half marathon stands as part of the lasting legacy of the late fundraiser and campaigner Jane Tomlinson who raised almost £2m for charity by tackling a series of epic challenges, including cycling over 4,000 miles across America, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.   

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For a glimpse of the 2016 Leeds Half Marathon race guide click here

Results and Photographs.

First across the finish line 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.

My Journey...
John Johnson

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.”