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Record field turns out for the fifth Asda Foundation Hull 10K

by Felicity Cross
Monday 9th June 2014

Race report: Asda Foundation Hull 10K - Sunday, June 8, 2014

Asda Foundation Hull 10K - Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hull burst into colour as thousands of runners took on one of the region’s most popular charity races. With over 5,000 people signed up for the event, the Asda Foundation Hull 10K boasted the biggest field since its launch by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All in 2010.

Cheering crowds helped create a fantastic atmosphere as the runners snaked their way along the course that took in the historic heart of the city and some of its famous landmarks, including the marina.

First across the finishing line was Steve Bateson in a time of 33:20. He was followed by Alec Gibson who took second spot in 34:15, while Mark Kendall came in third in 34:30.

Emma Yates was the first woman in 38:02 finishing ahead of Catherine Jeremiah in second who clocked 39:15. Niki Whitaker took third place in 41:26.

Starting the race – and running it - was one of Hull’s favourite sons, Olympic gold medal boxer Luke Campbell who notched up an impressive time of 39:38, finishing in 73rd place overall. Along with the Lord Mayor of Hull, Coun Nadine Fudge, Miss Hull Zara Holland also helped to get the event underway. She also took part for the charity Beauty With A Purpose and clocked a time of 58:36.

Event lead Charlie Tatman said: “Today’s event was the biggest Hull 10K in its history and the superb atmosphere generated by the participants and the crowds also made it the best yet. We are enormously grateful to all those who have supported the event, including the many hard-working volunteers who do so much to ensure the run is a success. The vital work of many good causes will be boosted thanks to this year’s Hull 10K.”

Julie Ward, Asda Foundation Manager, said: “We’re really proud to support the Hull 10K which continues to grow in strength. We were especially pleased to see quite so many Asda Colleagues turn out today, almost 100 of them in total putting their best feet forward to achieve their goals and raise money for charity.”

The record-breaking field also included hundreds of businessmen and women taking part in the KC Hull 10K Corporate Challenge, in which teams competed to be crowned the city’s fastest firm.

The results of the corporate challenge will be announced soon.

KC Community Coordinator Brendon Smurthwaite said: “We were delighted to be involved in what was a terrific day and it was great to see a record-breaking number of people taking part in the Corporate Challenge. It brings the business community together and allows them to have fun, network and support local and national charities. We’re looking forward to being part of it again in 2015.”

The event is expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds for its official partner charities Echoes Foundation, CLIC Sargent, Martin House Children’s Hospice, Dove House Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, Candlelighters, Yorkshire Cancer Research, Hull and East Riding Breast Friends, Hull Children’s University and Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

The Asda Foundation Hull 10K is supported by the Asda Foundation, KC, Hull City Council, The Hull Daily Mail, Viking FM, MKM Building Supplies, Arco, Runners World, Powerade, Run247 and Muscle Milk.

Entries are now open for the Hull 10K 2015 which takes place on Sunday 14th June. Entries are also open for next year’s Lincoln 10K on Sunday 22nd March and Run For All’s great series of season tickets.

Asda Foundation Hull 10K - Sunday, June 8, 2014

More details on all of the events can be found at www.runforall.com

Men's results

1 Steve Bateson Unattached 33:20
2 Alec Gibson East Hull Harriers & AC 34:15
3 Mark Kendall City of Hull AC 34:30


Women's results

1 Emma Yates York Knavesmire Harriers 38:02
2 Catherine Jeremiah London Heathside Runners AC 39:15
3 Niki Whitaker City of Hull AC 41:26


Click here for full results


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