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Pictures: Nottingham 10K finishes at Nottingham Castle for the first time

Thousands of participants of all abilities and ages crossed the Nottingham 10K finish line inside the grounds of Nottingham Castle.

The Nottingham 10K marks the first sporting event to be held inside the castle.

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Organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, the UK’s largest not-for-profit events company, the 10K returned to the city’s events calendar with a brand new and improved city centre route.

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Starting in the heart of Nottingham city centre, in Old Market Square, charity fundraisers, athletes and fun runners then made their way north of the city centre, travelling along Mansfield Road before reaching Nottingham Girls High School.

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Once there, the route took participants along Forest Road East and onto Church Rock Cemetery before travelling south back towards Nottingham City Centre. Runners then reached Motorpoint Nottingham Arena before heading along Canal Street towards the finish line.

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Looping around Nottingham’s Park Estate, noted for its Victorian architecture, participants then reached the historic finish line inside Nottingham Castle.

Participants received brilliant support and a fantastic atmosphere from start to finish. Participants lined the route and the finish line was a buzz of excitement as loved ones greeted runners as they made their way along the home stretch.

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Those that took part were greeted with a goody bag of rewards, including post-run treats and a hard-earned bespoke medal at the finish line.

The Event Village inside the castle was a hub of action as charity partners, sponsors and partners including food and drink refreshments took to Jubilee Square. It was here that participants took the opportunity to catch up with friends and family post-race, soaking up their 10K achievements.

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Providing a fundraising vehicle for charities is the primary objective of every Run For All event, ensuring that the money being raised stays local and supports the causes that needs them most.

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As part of the event, runners had been encouraged to fundraise for their own charity of choice or one of the event’s partner charities. This year’s partner charities included; Notts County Foundation, Trent Bridge Community Trust, Maggie’s, Mind Nottinghamshire and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

The first male across the finish line was James Mellor in a time of 00:34:49. Steven Dowse took second place in 00:36:18 with Simon Mayes in third in 00:36:20.

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Sarah Gaunt was the first female across the finish line in 00:42:39 followed by Irina Kruteniuk who clocked 00:43:01 for second spot and Becca Peach who took third in 00:44:33.

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Tristan Batley-Kyle, Operations Director at Run For All, said:

“Congratulations to everyone that took part in this morning’s Nottingham 10K. We hope participants enjoyed the brand-new city centre route and finish line inside the castle.

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“A great morning and amazing atmosphere, the grounds of Nottingham Castle became a buzz of excitement as our participants, charity partners, volunteers, supporters, sponsors and partners joined us.

“As massive thank you to everyone who supported the event, you all made the day a fantastic success.

“It was great to see so many supporters come down and show their support, whether it be on the start and finish line or along the route.

“We are delighted to confirm that entries are open for next year’s Nottingham 10K. We look forward to returning to the city in 2025.”

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The Nottingham 10K is sponsored by Nottingham City Council, BBC Radio Nottingham, High 5, Arla Protein, High 5, Shokz, Up and Running, Coopah, Gradwell, The Nottingham Park Estate and Marathon Photos.

Next year’s Nottingham 10K is set to take place on Sunday 9 March.

 

Potential participants are encouraged to visit www.runforall.com for a limited time only discounted offer.

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