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Cas, Moira and 7,000 others take part in the thirty third running of the Leeds Half Marathon

14 May 2018

Below is a gallery of pictures taken last Sunday as some of the seven thousand runners who took part in the ASDA Foundation Leeds Half Marathon streamed past MBC. Naturally after the slog up Stonegate Road many were extremely grateful that some of our young people were again on hand offering a short, sharp Haribo boost. 

The event which believe it or not has been “running” for thirty three years is now organised by the Jane Tomlinson’s Run for All project and attracts some of the world’s top athletes.

However, as you can see from Ross Bromley and John Sherbourne’s pictures when the field includes a 44 year old bearded nun called Jonny, Spiderman and a guy weighed down by having a 34kg anchor strapped to his back not everyone is in it to win it. 

So special mention this year to run regular Moira Richardson (right) and also to our Children’s Worker Cas Stoodley. Cas joined Luke Dean, Meanwood Valley Baptist Church’s Youth, Children and Community lead and Ben Jones, founder of Missional Generation to run in memory Luke and Gemma Dean’s daughter Orla who died in March 2017. In fact now the team have all returned safely you can still help their causes: Martin House Children’s Hospice and Leeds Mencap by going on line and visiting https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/orla-river 

 

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