York’s 10k challenge was back with a bang today as thousands of runners looked to conquer the city’s picturesque route.
Runners gathered at the start line on Knavesmire Road at around 9.30am this morning (Sun) in what was one of the first major events to return to York since the outbreak of Covid-19.
For some, the race was the culmination of months of hard work, while for others it was all about finishing the route to raise as much money as possible for charity.
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Among those snapped at the event was Sheffield’s most famous fundraiser John Burkhill, known to many as the ‘Man with the Pram.’
Some runners were seen tackling the race clad in fancy dress, with one man dressing as a hotdog.
In the women’s race, Charlotte Mason, of City of York AC, crossed the finish line with a time of 35 minutes and 44 seconds to take first place.
Becky Penty, racing for York Knavesmire Harriers, was second with Ruth Naylor of Horsforth Harriers third.
In the men’s race, Liam Rabjohn (Richmond and Zetland Harriers) claimed first place after running an impressive time of 32 minutes and eight seconds.
Adrian Mussett, of Colchester Harriers AC, was second with Thomas Shaw (Worksop Harriers) in third.
Scroll through our gallery of images below to see the best moments from today’s race.