York comes alive as thousands cross the finish line at the York 10K
7 August 2022
7 August 2022
The city of York became a blaze of colour today as thousands of runners, charity fundraisers and club runners came together to cross the finish line at the York 10K.
Large and enthusiastic crowds created a tremendous atmosphere as they cheered participants of all ages and abilities along the route and across the finish line.
Attracted by the opportunity to run through York’s historic and leafy streets, runners from across the UK came to take part in the hugely popular road race.
Some came for a personal challenge, a few hoped to win and other’s simply aimed to make their way around the course, but all helped make this year’s York 10K a brilliant success, with thousands of pounds raised for local and national charities.
Starting and finishing on Knavesmire Road, close to York Racecourse, the route took in famous landmarks including the Minster and Clifford’s Tower.
First across the finish line was Tim O'Donoghue in a time of 00:30:48. This means that he beat the previous course record, set in 2012, by just one second! Matthew Nelson took second place in 00:30:57 with Jack Kelly in third in 00:32:10.
Leila Armoush was the first woman across the finish line in 00:35:54 followed by Sarah Hunter who clocked 00:36:26 for second spot and Emily Gibbins who took third in 00:36:33.
Children and adults of all abilities and ages also joined us for the Arena Group York Fun Run; taking on a 1.5km course starting and finishing on Knavesmire Road.
The day also saw teams from across the region come together to take part in the BHP York 10K Corporate Challenge, in which companies and other organisations competed for the title of fastest firm in the race. The results will be announced later.
Tristan Batley-Kyle, Operations Director at Run For All said: “The response to the York 10K never ceases to amaze us. The sun was shining and the enthusiasm and support from everyone involved, from the participants themselves to the many spectators, sponsors, partners and volunteers, all ensured the day was a fantastic success.
“It was brilliant to see so many participants cross the finish line at both the York 10K and Arena Group York Fun Run and we already can’t wait for next year’s York 10K.”
Participants raised thousands of pounds for charity by taking part in the event, including the York 10K partner charities – Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Changing Lives, Macmillan Cancer Support, Mind York, St Leonard’s Hospice, The Island York, York Against Cancer, Refugee Action York, RSPCA York, Harrogate & District Branch & St Catherine’s Hospice.
This year’s York 10K is supported by City of York Council, BHP, York Racecourse, Shokz, The Yorkshire Society, Up & Running, Gopuff, Coopah, York Press, Water In A Box, York Mix Radio, High 5, Arla Protein and Marathon Photos Live.
Organised by Run For All, the York 10K forms part of the hugely successful Run For All series, which includes events in Leeds, Sheffield, York, Derby, Nottingham, Burnley, Hull, Middlesbrough, King’s Lynn, Bury, Lincoln, Ipswich and the Yorkshire Dales.