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Sunday 4th August – Run For All 10km @ York


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.

For OAC, Howard Jeffrey finished 180th (42.36) and Reid Haddow 879th (50.56)

  1. #1 by Tamara on August 4, 2013 - 7:34 pm

    Well done Reid and Howard!

  2. #2 by reid haddow on August 5, 2013 - 1:07 pm

    Well run Howard, only saw you towards the front of the line, at the start, you had a great run, well done, fantastic atmosphere, great organisation, great spectators, good course, one to do for the future!

  3. #3 by Antonio Cardinale on August 5, 2013 - 6:14 pm

    Well done you two Howard and Reid, to finish 180th and 879th in a field of 5000 runners, it is really good running indeed. I would love for the future to run the York 10km because the course is inside the beautiful City of York, not like the half that start from the race course and goes into the countryside, not touching the City of York at all.

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