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City of Preston 10k winners announced after more than 1,200 took part

Posted on - 24th October, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Recreation, Sport
City of Preston 10k 2019

More than 1,200 runners took to the streets of Preston for the City of Preston 10k on Sunday.
 
Starting in Market Street, the runners ran past beautiful scenery via Avenham Park and around the River Ribble, before finishing back on Market Street, to cheering friends and family.

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First to cross the finish line in the male category was Mohammad Aburezeq from Altrincham & District with a time of 30.59.

Adam Slodowicz from Salford Harriers claimed 2nd place in 34.30. Third place went to Robert Affleck from Preston Harriers who finished in 34.59.
 
In the female category, first place went to Kirsty Longley from Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton Harriers with a time of 35.49.

Sophie Pilkington from Red Rose Runners won 2nd place in 42.26. Third place went to Natalie Iddon from Lancashire Constabulary AC who finished in 42.42.

It was second time lucky for the organisers after the race had to be cancelled in September due to extreme weather conditions.

Read more: City of Preston 10k cancelled due to ankle deep flood water

The final mile of the race was named Mo’s Mile, dedicated to Mo Done, the inspiration behind The Running Bee Foundation.
 
In addition, over 100 young runners tackled the Family Fun Run starting on Market Street to Avenham Park and back. All runners received a medal to mark the occasion.

Read more: Galloways is calling for runners to take part in the Virgin London Marathon 


Stephen Owen, Foundation Operations Manager of The Running Bee Foundation said, “It was great to welcome so many runners to the second year of the City of Preston 10k, especially after having to cancel the original run due to severe weather conditions.

“The City of Preston 10k is an ever-growing event and has become increasingly popular with the Preston Community.

“I’d like to thank everyone who ran, the supporters and partners and our volunteers. Their support is enabling The Running Bee Foundation to help projects in Preston.’’
 
City of Preston 10k is an event organised by The Running Bee Foundation which was founded and is supported by Sports Tours International.

The Foundation will provide grants from the profits raised from all its UK races to give to community initiatives across Manchester and the North West, and help to promote health and wellbeing and the fight to tackle and reduce childhood obesity.

The race was also supported by title sponsor UCLAN (The University of Central Lancashire) partners JD Gym Preston and PAR Group.

Did you enter the City of Preston 10k? Leave your race times and comments below.
 

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