Thousands of runners take on Leeds 10k

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Thousands of runners took part in The Asda Foundation Leeds 10K on Sunday morning.

Jamil Parapia won the event with a stunning time of 31 minutes, 31seconds.

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Model Nell McAndrew finished in 41.03.

The wheelchair athlete winners were mark Telford and Jade Jones.

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It was the 10th running of the YEP-backed event which since its launch in 2007 has raised over £4m for good causes across Leeds, Yorkshire and beyond.

The event is part of the lasting legacy of the late inspirational Jane Tomlinson CBE, who founded the charity road race shortly before her untimely death.

Despite having to retire from competitions at the end of 2006, Jane channelled her remaining energies into creating the Leeds 10k Run For All.

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The first event was held in June 2007 attracting 8,000 runners and raising more than £500,000 for charities and good causes.

Julie Ward, Senior Manager of the Asda Foundation – supporters of Run For All’s 10K series – said: “Since its launch the Leeds 10K has gone from strength and the 10th run will be extra special.

“I know many Asda colleagues have signed up and are really looking forward to the event. I wish them and everyone else taking part the very best of luck.”

Among those taking part are former Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield MBE who is representing the club again as he joins the Run with the Rhinos team, raising funds for the Leeds Rhinos Foundation and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

He is joined by model Nell McAndrew, Emmerdale actress Michelle Hardwick, Educating Yorkshire teacher Matthew Burton, Sky Sports presenter Bryn Law and former Leeds Rhinos star Barrie McDermott.

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