Cardinal’s intrepid team joined the thousands of people that hit the sweltering streets on Sunday 14th July as the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K showed why it has become the region’s best-loved charity run.
Team Cardinal, before the run, from left to right – Chris Bromfield, Andrew Luxton, Andy Parish, Ben Murgatroyd, Amy Crabtree, Mel Slinger, Mark Mounsey and Lee Wright
Around 10,000 amateur athletes signed up for the event organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All – part of the legacy of the late inspirational fundraiser who made headlines worldwide with her amazing endeavours despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.
The run has raised more than £2m since its launch in 2007 and is expected to bring in a further huge sum for local and national causes in 2013.
With its biggest field in four years, the event transformed the sunny city centre into a sea of colour. Participants came from across the UK and beyond to take part in the event which this year boasted and new flatter and faster course – as well as lots more entertainment en route.
The winner of Sunday’s event was Tesfaye Debele with a super-fast time of 30mins 41 secs – knocking over 4 mins off last year’s winning time. The second male home was Ian Mitchell in 32 mins and 2 secs, followed by Phillip Tedd in third with a time of 32 mins 30 secs.
The first woman to cross the finish was Pauline Munro in a time of 34 mins 52 secs – coming 17th overall. Second home for the women was Katie Parry in 36 mins 6 secs, while Emily Birchall came third in 37 mins 17 secs.
Team Cardinal Times
- Mark Mounsey 44.24
- Lee Wright 49.15
- Andrew Luxton 49.28
- Christopher Bromfield 51.28
- Ben Murgatroyd 52.57
- Andrew Parish 55.48
- Mel Slinger 70.59
- Amy Crabtree 85.31
The event started for the first time in Vicar Lane and saw participants journey into the heart of the city, past Kirkgate Market and the Corn Exchange, into Call Lane, past City Square, along Wellington Street and out towards Kirkstall. Runners returned into town via Westgate, arriving at the finish in front of the historic Leeds Town Hall.
Well done to all
Team Cardinal after the run