Wakefield Hospice 10K 2012

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

the women’s team prize to round off a successful day at their home race.

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