Record numbers take on final runbritain Grand Prix event


A record 12,000 runners lined up for the final race of the runbritain Grand Prix on Sunday (17 November) at the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash.

The weather was near perfect as the runners took to the streets of Leeds, including Hollyoaks star, Tom Scurr who had only just flown in from California and still managed to clock a personal best of 47 minutes!

The quality of the elite field was the best it's ever been on this fast course and first to cross the line - and take the English 10K title as the race doubled up as the England Athletics 10K Championships - was North Yorks Moors' Matthew Hynes in 29:23. The first woman - and 2013 English Champion - was Louise Damen from Winchester Running Club in 33:04.

The overall winners of the 2013 runbritain Grand Prix are Nicholas Torry and Katrina Wootton. Congratulations to the winners! View the final standings here.

The event was a family affair and the winners of the 2K junior race were 15-year-old Oliver Firth in 6:10 and 13-year-old Danielle Smith in 6:47.

Thanks to everyone who supported this year's Grand Prix. The first race in the 2014 series will be held at the Mizuno Reading Half Marathon - look forward to seeing you there!

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