Wakefield Hospice held their 17th annual 10K road race and fun run on Sunday in glorious sunshine. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the Hospice, a charity that provides specialist palliative care to the terminally ill people of Wakefield, their family, friends and carers.
The event aims to raise approximately £25,000 that will help to continue providing this specialist care.
On to the racing and it was Matthew Pierson (Holmfirth Harriers) who soon took a lead, going though the 1KM mark he had already opened up a sizable lead on the field of over 1100 runners. He was never challenged and came home in 31 minutes 23 seconds. Rothwell Harrier Paul Marchant was second in 32:58 and Jack Simpson third in 33:05.
The ladies race was once again dominated by Helen Singleton (Wakefield Harriers), taking her third win in as many years in a time of 36:25. Amy Green (Keighley & Craven AC) took second in 38:16, with Jenny Latham (Wakefield Harriers) third in 39:41. With Helen Beck fourth, Wakefield Harriers also took