Leeds 10K: Live updates as hundreds of runners swarm city centre and Rob Burrow takes ‘lap of honour’

The 2023 Leeds 10K is back today with hundreds of runners taking on the race including Rob Burrow and his family - we are on site with the latest updates.
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Thousands gathered outside the University of Leeds' Parkinson Steps on Sunday (June 18) to take on one the Leeds 10K honouring the legacy of Jane Tomlinson.

The Leeds 10k race saw runners take off from the Parkinson Steps and finish on the Headrow, while the mini and junior marathons finishes at the starting location.

Among those taking part in the race was Rob Burrow MBE and his family doing a lap of honour.

Our reporter Dennis Morton was at the race this morning reporting on all the action.

Live updates and crowd reactions from city centre as Leeds 10K is back for the 2023 edition

Good morning on Leeds 10K day!

We’ve pulled together a handy guide here to take you through the morning. There are numerous road closures in place across Leeds to make way for the runners. Here’s a list of every road closed and the full route.

The University of Leeds’ instantly-recognisable Parkinson Steps will form the official starting point of the route.

Runners will then take off through the streets of Headingley before heading into Meanwood and then winding back past the First Direct Arena.

The Leeds 10k run finishes outside Leeds Art Gallery on The Headrow.

The Parkinson Building in LeedsThe Parkinson Building in Leeds
The Parkinson Building in Leeds

Public transport around Leeds is being heavily impacted today, as 800 bus drivers have started a “continuous” strike.

Rob Burrow to have ‘lap of honour’ today

Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow will have his own 'lap of honour' today on Leeds 10K day.

Rob, whose battle with MND has seen him become a driving force and inspiration for fundraising, will take part in the Leeds Arena Group Mini and Junior.

He’ll be joined on the starting line by his three children and his wife, Lindsey.

And it comes just weeks after the inaugural Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon took place in the city. You can catch up on all the action and emotion from that spectacular day here.

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First pictures from starting line

The race has officially got underway after the countdown - and the runners have set off on the 2023 Leeds 10K route.

Happy Father’s Day

Shout out to all the dads running the route today on Father’s Day:

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