Can you spot anyone you know in these photos from the Wakefield Hospice 10k 2019?
For a video of the event, click here. Can you spot anyone you know in the photos below? For photos from the 1k Mini Run, click here.
The Sweatshop Running Club, from Castleford, were in high spirits before the run began. This team were promoting Wakefield Hospice's Sarah's 10k a Day in May challenge. More than 2,000 people took part in the Wakefield Hospice 10k on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The race began at Clarence Park, Wakefield, shortly after 9am. It is hoped that the race will help to raise more than 60,000 to support the hospice. Most runners remained in high spirits despite the demanding run. David Lee ran with a cheery smile, and finished with a time of 42:52. Runners were divided into groups based on their speed. Several roads across the district were closed as the 10k took place. It was all smiles for Julia Patton and Gillian Myers. Friends and family were out in force to support the thousands of runners. Some people trained for months to be ready for the event. Can you spot anyone you know in this photo? Some runners use 10k events to prepare for longer runs, such as marathons. Crowds gathered at the finish line to support the runners as they completed the 10k. Most runners take between 50 and 70 minutes to complete a 10k run. Supporters cheered runners along throughout the 10k. Are there any familiar faces in this shot? Many of the runners looked relieved to cross the finish line. Pictured is Ashley Buck. First to cross the finish line was Joe Sagar, of Spenborough AC, with a time of 32:05. It was the third 10k in three weekends for the runner. Mark Bostock (3rd), Joe Sagar (1st) and Ben Butler (2nd) were the first three to finish the race. Steve Collins, from the Lonely Goat RC, finished in fourteenth place. Thomas Robshaw looked relieved to see the finish line on the horizon. Rebecca Winter, of the Ackworth Road Runners, was the first woman to finish the race, with a time of 36:32. Danny Thomson was all smiles as he approached the finish line. Callum Parke, of the Ackworth Road Runners, finished with a time of 37:42. These two were all smiles as they finished the run. James Williamson from the Goole Viking Striders finished with a time of 39:04. Runners travelled from across the country to take part in the Wakefield Hospice 10k. John McCarthy, of Rothwell Harriers AC, looked serious as he crossed the line with a time of 41:05. Martin Hall finished the race with a time of 39:35. Neil Hartley celebrated as he crossed the line with a time of 41:20. Craig Orr from Wakefield District Harriers and AC also looked proud as he achieved a time of 43:24. Gemma Price and Simon Bennett crossed the line together, with times of 1:05:05. Many of the runners tracked their success on smart watches. Ian Medley celebrated with a friend after finishing the 10k with a time of 52:55. Julie Robinson looked pleased to see the finish. She crossed the line with a time of 1:09:05.