The Run For All Nottingham 10K was won by a woman for the first time ever when it returned after a three year absence. The race took place at Highfields Park on the University of Nottingham, starting at 9.30am on Sunday, May 22.
Thousands of fun-runners, fundraisers and club runners who all came out to race in the sunshine. The run kicked off on East Drive on the University of Nottingham Campus and followed a course that took runners around the campus and past the sights of Highfield Park Boating Lake and Wollaton Park, before making it back to Cut Through Lane for the big finish.
Crowds across the University campus created a special atmosphere as they cheered the runners to the finish line. First across the finish line was GB long-distance runner, European XC Champion’ 2014, Gemma Steel in a time of 35 minutes and three seconds.
Not only did Gemma win the race in the quickest time, but she was also the first female to ever win a Run For All Nottingham 10K. Tristan Batley-Kyle, Head of Events for Run For All, said: “After a three-year break, it was fantastic to be back in Nottingham today.
“The sun was shining and the enthusiasm and support from everyone involved, from the participants themselves to the many spectators, sponsors, partners and volunteers, all ensured the day was a fantastic success.”
Philip Nind was the first male to cross the finish line with a time of 35 minutes and 30 seconds, followed by Andrew Walters taking third place in a time of 00:35 minutes and 56 seconds. Continuing on from previous years and in line with the ethos of Run For All, upon each entry, a £5 donation was be made to the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre, based at the University of Nottingham.
Participants raised thousands of pounds for charity by taking part in the event, including for the Nottingham 10K partner charities – Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre, Notts County Foundation, Nottinghamshire Deaf Society, Mind Nottinghamshire, Maggies and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
The Nottingham 10K is supported by the University of Nottingham, Nottingham City Council, High 5, Arla Protein, Coopah, Go Puff, Water in a Box, Shokz, Up & Running, Marathon Photos and BBC Radio Nottingham. Entries for next year’s Nottingham 10K are not yet open, but participants are encouraged to visit www.runforall.com to register their interest for 2023.
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