GALLERY: Leeds Half Marathon 2018

Hundreds of runners have completed the Run for All Leeds Half Marathon in warm sunshine this morning.

Sunday, 13th May 2018, 2:56 pm
Updated Sunday, 13th May 2018, 4:21 pm
Runners at the start of the Leeds Half Marathon

The race was won by Kenyan athlete Mohammad Aburezeq for the second consecutive year, while local runner Faye Banks, of Adel, was the first woman over the line.

The event is sponsored by the Asda Foundation, and celebrities including actor Dean Smith and former Rhinos players Barrie McDermott, Jamie Peacock and Keith Senior all took part.

Faye, who runs for Pontefract Athletics Club, was close friends with Jane Tomlinson and competes in her memory.

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Runners at the start of the Leeds Half Marathon

“Jane Tomlinson was one of my best friends so I feel really proud to win a race organised by Run for All. It was difficult because it was really warm and it’s a tough undulating course. The support was really good and it’s nice to win a home race.”

Runners leave the city centre
The route passes Kirkstall Abbey
Spectators line the route
Maisie Kingstead, 20, and Rachel Hall, 22
Leeds Rhinos legends Barrie McDermott, Jamie Peacock and Keith Senior with actor Dean Smith
Women's winner Faye Banks, 39, of Adel
The race passes Abbey Road in Kirkstall
Runners set off
Runners in fancy dress took part
The start line
Two charity runners dressed as pods of peas
The event is hugely popular
Runners set off
The race begins
Race winner Mohammad Aburdzeq, of Kenya, crosses the line
Runners get ready for the race
Aburdzeq leads the elite field as the race sets off