Wakefield Hospice 10k in Thornes Park

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More than 1500 people took part in this year’s Hospice 10k event.

The weather held out for those completing the 10k road race, 1k fun run and mascot race this morning (Sunday).

Outwood MP Ed Balls kicked off the race from Lawefield Lane, as well as taking part himself, and raising around £1000 for the Hospice.

Jason Richards was the first wheelchair competitor to cross the line in Thornes Park.

And Nathaniel Williams finished first place with a time of 33 minutes and 14 seconds.

Horbury High School PE teacher Helen Singleton for Wakefield & District Harriers, was the first woman to finish and came tenth position overall with a time of 36 minutes 26 seconds.

Fellow runner Sarah Bothswaite, who crossed the finish line shortly after, said: “It’s a nice course to run, and great on the way back as it’s mainly downhill.

“I have been preparing for a half marathon so today’s run was part of my training.

“I am raising money for Wakefield Hospice because that’s my chosen charity.”

The top ten runners, were as follows:

1st place: Nathaniel Williams (33:14)

2nd place: David Palmer (33:44)

3rd place: Dave Sedgewick (34:15)

4th place: Simon Newton (34:31)

5th Place: Wayne Buicroft (35:39)

6th place: David Penman (35:59)

7th place: William Ingram (36:02)

8th place: Dan Birkinshaw (36:07)

9th place: Tom Dart (36:20)

10th place: Helen Singleton (36:26)

In the mascot race, Tiger from Castleford Tigers, came out top beating off stiff competition from Roger Ram, Trinny and Sketch.

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