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Record runners take on ASICS London 10K

CENTRAL LONDON’S streets were full today – Sunday, 9th July – as thousands of runners took part in the ASICS London 10K. Over 17,500 emthusiastic runners had entered for the 2023 event.

The run started on the edge of Green Park, just a short walk from Buckingham Palace. The route took in an array of the capital’s most famous sites, including Westminster Bridge, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square – before finishing on Whitehall, just past Downing Street. Today’s atmosphere was electric, with live bands and DJs lining the route alongside thousands of cheering supporters.


First three finishers – female
1st – Zofia Nanova, 34.23
2nd – Holly Dixon, Cambridge Harriers, 34.36
3rd – Izzie Shirley, Bath Triathlon Performance Centre, 36.07

First three finishers – male
1st – Jonathan Collier, Harrow Athletics Club 30.17
2nd – Ed Chuck, Dulwich Runners, 30.47
3rd – Marshall Smith, Ashford AC, 30:48

First finisher – wheelchair users
Bethany Evans, 42:29.

Runners at this year’s event have been sponsored to the tune of around £500,000. These donations will be paid to a range of charities, including the event’s national charity partners, the Alzheimer’s Society and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Local charities are also set to benefit, sch as Special Effects, which uses innovative technology to help transform the lives of people with a disability, and The Whitechapel Mission, which supports homeless and marginalised people.

Craig Dews, CEO of LimeLight Sports Group, said, “We are proud to have delivered our biggest ever ASICS London 10k, cementing its position as one of the world’s greatest 10K running events. We would like to congratulate everyone that took part and thank all our partners for making events like this possible, from our charity partners to the likes of ASICS, who have delivered immense support to make the 10K what it is.”

Lucy Greenhalgh, Marketing Manager of ASICS UK and Ireland ASICS, added, “Congratulations to all runners who took to the streets in London today. It was great to see so many people sharing the joy of movement. Running never felt better.” ASICS is a multinational sportswear company, after which the event is named.

LimeLight Sports Club has two more events taking place in London this year:
Challenge London on 6th August
the London Duathlon, a run-bike-run challenge in Richmond Park, on 3 September.

You can already sign up for the 2024 Asics London 10K at the Super Early Bird fee of £35. Go to:
Asics 2024

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