56 pictures and videos of the York 10K 2016 – where everyone was a winner

Pretty in pink
7 Aug 2016 @ 6.57 pm
| Charity, Sport
Pretty in pink
Pretty in pink… everyone loved the atmosphere at the York 10K 2016. Photographs: Mike Cowling

Everyone was a winner as the York 10K saw thousands of runners take to the streets.

Huge sums were raised for countless charities at the event, as the runners were cheered around the city.

Among the runners were a Minion, Spiderman, Wonder Woman and Ronnie Rhino.

The event, which forms part of the legacy of inspirational fundraiser Jane Tomlinson, started and finished in Knaversmire Road, close to York Racecourse, and took in some of York’s famous landmarks including the Minster and Clifford’s Tower.

BBC favourite Harry Gration waved the staring flag, with his Radio York colleague Elly Fiorentini and Sky Sports reporter Bryn Law also taking part.

The Asda York team
The Asda York team
Green is for go – supporting Macmillan Cancer Support
Green is for go – supporting Macmillan Cancer Support
A quartet of winners
A quartet of winners
Ready for the off… A rhino, the BBC's Harry Gration, Sky Sports reporter Bryn Law and Radio York's Elly Fiorentini
Ready for the off… A rhino, the BBC’s Harry Gration, Sky Sports reporter Bryn Law and Radio York’s Elly Fiorentini
Harry Gration shares a joke with Bryn Law at the start
Harry Gration shares a joke with Bryn Law at the start
Harry Gration waves the flag to start the York 10K 2016
Harry Gration waves the flag to start the York 10K 2016

First home was Adam Stacey in a time of 33 mins exactly. Joe Sagar took second place in 33 mins 27 secs, with Rory Stead third in 33 mins 45 secs.

The first woman across the finish line was Bethany Garland in 38 mins 38 secs. Second place went to Emma Yates who finished in 39 mins 36 secs, ahead of Nicky Steel who was third in 40 mins 20 secs.

The race gets the thumbs up
The race gets the thumbs up
There was a fantastic atmosphere
There was a fantastic atmosphere
The children's race was just as competitive
The children’s race was just as competitive
Competing as a team
Competing as a team
A young runner
A young runner

Asda Foundation manager Julie Ward said:

Congratulations to everyone, including the many Asda colleagues, who supported today’s Asda Foundation York 10K and made it such a success.

“The event very much demonstrated the friendliness and fun that is a super feature of the Asda Foundation series and, of course, a great deal of money was raised for some great causes.

Winner Adam Stacey breaks the tape
Winner Adam Stacey breaks the tape
Joe Sager, Rory Stead and Adam Stacey celebrate their success
Joe Sager, Adam Stacey and Rory Stead celebrate their success
Adam shows off his trophy
Adam shows off his trophy
Winners of the women's race Nicky Steel, Bethany Garland and Emma Yates
Winners of the women’s race Nicky Steel, Bethany Garland and Emma Yates

Loud cheers were reserved for the hundreds of big-hearted youngsters aged between three and 14 taking part in the free-to-enter Arena Group York Mini and Junior runs.

The run was started by brave Max Fielding, from Ilkley, who suffers from a rare genetic condition. He and his dad Roger took part in the 1.5km event to support Martin House Children’s Hospice, where Max receives care.

Roger said: “The cheer Max received at the start was just brilliant. He loved every minute.”

Runners took part for a good cause of their own choice or one of the partner charities which this year are: Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Martin House Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, St Leonard’s Hospice, Candlelighters, Brain Tumour Research and Support, Mind York and York Against Cancer.

The Lord Mayor, Cllr Dave Taylor, with the winners in the junior boys
The Lord Mayor, Cllr Dave Taylor, with the winners in the junior boys
And the junior girls
And the junior girls
Time for a celebration selfie
Time for a celebration selfie

Many of the youngsters taking part in the Mini and Junior Runs were raising money for the official children’s charity, York-based Jessie’s Fund, established in memory of a musical child who died aged nine, which helps seriously ill or disabled children to be heard through the language of music.

Entries are open now for the 2017 York 10K – or runners can step up the distance with the Yorkshire 10 Mile in October 2016. For more details, go to the Run For All website.

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