Leeds clubs support Leeds Half Marathon

Report by Bob Jackson (May 2010)

The Leeds Half Marathon, organised by Leeds City Council, was supported by 7 athletics clubs all members of the Leeds Athletics Network supported by McCain.

The marshals at the finish were primarily from Abbey Runners, and on the route were Valley Striders, Horsforth Harriers, Kirkstall Harriers, Hyde Park Harriers, Pudsey Pacers, all providing between 6 and 12 marshals.

The junior races were organised by the Jane Tomlinson Run for All charity, and race direction and marshalling was by Rothwell Harriers.

Race administration, planning and direction was by Leeds City Council who are a major stakeholder in the Network.

Over 3000 runners completed the half marathon and over 600 junior runners ran the 1 or 2 mile races.  Both of these numbers were records for the event.