7,000 take to the streets of sheffield for the great yorkshire run

Start line
Start line

MORE than 7,000 elite, amateur, junior and celebrity runners joined the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run in Sheffield on Sunday.

Some of the world’s leading long-distance runners took part, with Micah Kogo, the former world record holder for the 10km, crossing the finish line in the men’s race after just 28 minutes and 45 seconds.

He beat European silver medallist Chris Thompson by 18 seconds.

Britain’s Gemma Steel was the surprise winner ahead of Jo Pavey and Maria McCambridge in the women’s race with a time of 32 minutes and 52 seconds.

Lord Mayor Coun Sylvia Dunkley was joined by Emmerdale actor Chris Chittell to start the race in Arundel Gate.

It helped to raise thousands of pounds for charities, including Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Teams from Wilson Field, B Braun Medical Ltd, Banner Jones Solicitors, Hays Specialist Recruitment, the Rutland Hotel and Taylor Taylor hairdressing took part in the Business Challenge.

lVideo report: www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/video.