It has been said that you’re not from Leeds until you run Leeds, could this be true?
It has been said that you’re not from Leeds until you run Leeds and while many a Loiner will tell you that’s not really true, there’s no doubt that running through the heart of this great city is a wonderful way to appreciate its character and heritage.
It’s a treat awaiting thousands of runners who in six weeks will line up in Vicar Lane for the start of the Leeds 10K, one of the showpiece events on Yorkshire’s running calendar.
And there’s still time for you to sign up and join them on Sunday 8th July. The lighter nights provide the perfect opportunity to embark on a training regime that suits you, improves your fitness and leaves you ready to experience the fantastic atmosphere of Jane Tomlinson’s original legacy run.
The largely flat course makes it an event suitable for all abilities, from those chasing a pb to those simply aiming to get round.
In fact the slower you go the more time you’ll have to appreciate some of the city’s landmarks as you follow a route that takes in the historic Kirkgate Market; Cuthbert Brodrick-designed Corn Exchange opened in 1864; City Square with Mill Hill Chapel where Joseph Priestley, who discovered oxygen, used to preach; the Kirkstall Road studios of ITV Yorkshire, broadcasting in the city for 50 years and finally ends up in the shadow of another Cuthbert Brodrick masterpiece – the Town Hall opened by Queen Victoria in 1858.
Whether you’re walking or running, you’ll be cheered around the course all the way to the finish line and that well-deserved finisher’s medal. Wear it with pride.
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