Report from Howard Jeffrey:
Completed the Jane Tomlinson’s Run for All @ York Macmillan charity raiser along with around 6,000 others today.
I saw Reid at the start but saw no-one else from Otley although there were a mass of runners and spectators.
The start of the run was well co-ordinated with timed enclosures for runners, demarcation for joggers and another for walkers.
I got caught out last year and had to jump the barrier but this year we were walked round to the start.
Optimistically was aiming for 40 minutes or so having run a sub20 5km at the Leeds Grammar triathlon last weekend (cycle leg was cancelled due to RTA).
Set off reasonably steady and went through 1km in 4.15. Relatively flat if not a little circuitous along the way with plenty of spectators to encourage us along. Must have kept up a consistent pace as finished in 42.36 (they texted me three times!). I had overheard a runner at the start aiming for 40 minutes too although did not see him again till I crossed the line and he had just finished.
I think it had been deceptively hot as there was a bit of a relatively cool breeze. Pleased enough as 20 seconds faster than the recent Harrogate 10km.
From the results, the race was won by Wondiye Fikre Indelbu (Unattached / Ethiopia) in 31.14 and the first lady was Pauline Munro (Wetherby) in seventh position overall (35.22) – all gun positions / chip times.