2013 Leeds 10K: Roads closed as runners line up

Look North's Harry Gration at last year's Leeds 10K.

Look North's Harry Gration at last year's Leeds 10K.

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Motorists have been warned about road closures in and around Leeds city centre this Sunday as 10,000 runners take to the streets for the Leeds 10K.

The YEP-backed event, sponsored by Asda Foundation, is the seventh Leeds race to be organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All and is anticipated to be the biggest for years.

A new flatter and faster route will take competitors from the top of Vicar Lane – opposite the Grand Arcade – towards Call Lane and Sovereign Street, along Wellington Street and out along Kirkstall Road.

Runners will turn and return into town back along Kirkstall Road and continue into the city up to the finish line outside Leeds Town Hall on The Headrow.

Leeds 10K event lead Lynne Preston said: “The Leeds 10K is one of the region’s best-loved fundraising events and this year we’re expecting the biggest turnout for years.

“As with any event of this scale, though, to ensure the safety of our participants and spectators, some road closures are necessary.

“We do work really hard to minimise any disruption and, as ever, we’ve put robust plans in place this year. A certain amount of disruption is inevitable, however, and we’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

“Thank you to everyone for their continued support of this year’s Leeds 10K.”

Closures will begin from 4am and will affect roads around the 10km course.

Affected roads are: Great George Street, Merrion Street, New Briggate, Vicar Lane, New Market Street, Call Lane, Sovereign Street, Neville Street, Bishopgate Street, Wellington Street, Kirkstall Road, Viaduct Road, Commercial Road, Abbey Road, Willow Road, West Street, The Headrow, Portland Crescent and Kirkgate.

Roads will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.

To see the full list of closures go to: www.runforall.com

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