York & North Yorkshire

Runners raise cash in Jane Tomlinson York 10K

Runners at Jane Tomlinson York 10K race
Image caption Organisers of the Jane Tomlinson event said 6,000 runners took part in the York 10K event

An estimated 6,000 runners pounded the streets of York as they took part in the Jane Tomlinson 10K charity fundraising event.

The runners were joined by BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration on the event, which started at the Knavesmire.

Entrants made their way past the Minster, Clifford's Tower and the Shambles street.

The first runner to cross the tape was Wondiye Fikre Indelbu of Ethiopia in 31 minutes and 16 seconds.

Jane Tomlinson's widower Mike said: "We're very fortunate to be able to use Jane's name to open doors.

"But it's really about a legacy for charities.

"The more money we can raise for different charities is what matters."

Cancer patient Mrs Tomlinson, from Leeds, undertook a series of fundraising sporting challenges after being told her condition was terminal in 2000.

She had raised more than £1.5m by the time of her death in 2007.

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