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2015 Taylor Wimpey Tees Pride 10k a Major Success

Capture5RUNNERS, walkers and charity fund-raisers of all ages and abilities ensured the 2015 Taylor Wimpey Tees Pride 10k was a roaring success.

The event – now in its eleventh year – drew more than 2,500 entries in Sunday’s main race, with more than 800 lining up for the mima 3k Fun Run.

Alongside a new Athletes’ Village, slight changes to the route resulted in new course records, setting a benchmark for future competitors to test themselves against.

2015 roll of honour:

Men’s Wheelchair 10k                   Simon Lawson                                21:33

Women’s Wheelchair 10k            Megan Dawson–Farrell                29:04

Men’s 10k                                         Tadele Geremew Mulugeta          30:36

Women’s 10k                                   Alyson Dixon                                   32:17

Middlesbrough Mandale’s U17 athlete Nathan Baker ran a remarkable 32.08 to finish fifth, making him the fastest U17 in the country over 10k.

The Fun Run saw the boys’ event won by England schools international and Middlesbrough Mandale athlete Josh Cowperthwaite, who was followed home in second by James Summers, also of Middlesbrough Mandale, and Elias Bentiba from New Marske in third.

The girls’ event was won by 10-year-old Erin Keeler-Clarke from Durham City Harriers, with second place going to Emma Harte from Darlington Harriers and nine-year -old Gabrielle Hall coming home in third.

Race Director Scott Hydon said: “We were blessed with perfect weather, and overall the event surpassed all our expectations.

“I think Alyson Dixon’s performance in winning the women’s 10k was the best performance – male or female – we have ever had in the 11 years of the Tees Pride 10k.

“Her winning time moved her to second in the UK rankings 2015  for 10k, ahead of Stephanie Twell and Jo Pavey and just behind Gemma Steel – and she achieved it against international athletes in the race’s strongest ever field.

“But the event is really about the thousands who set out to achieve personal bests, raise funds for good causes or simply make it round the course – and the countless others who support them along the way.

“I also owe a huge debt of gratitude to the whole team who make the Tees Pride 10k possible.

“Particular credit should go to Mark I’Anson, Mark Sanderson and Gill Charlton for the enormous amount of work and knowledge they bring to the event – without them it would be very difficult to deliver the event in the way that we do.”

For a full list of result and pictures from the 2015 Taylor Wimpey Tees Pride 10k and details of future events visit runmiddlesbrough.com

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