Great Yorkshire Run: World Cup ref Howard Webb plans Sheffield hat-trick

Ready: Howard Webb is on his marks.
Ready: Howard Webb is on his marks.
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SOUTH Yorkshire football referee Howard Webb will complete a hat-trick of appearances when he takes part in the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run next Sunday, September 2, 2012.

The Rotherham-born referee, who officiated in the 2010 World Cup final, will be running raise cash for the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

Howard’s three children will also be taking part in the Bupa Junior and Mini Great Yorkshire Run on the same day.

He said: “I’ve taken part in the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run for the last two years, so it will be nice to complete my hat-trick.

“It’s always a great day for the family and we are all looking forward to it.”

A number of actors from TV soaps including Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Shameless and The Bill will all be at the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run to raise money for charity

Celebrity couple Paula Lane, who plays Kylie Platt in Coronation Street and Tom Shaw, who has starred in ITV show DCI Banks are both running for Henshaws Society for Blind People in Harrogate.

Meanwhile, Dean Andrews, who plays DS Ray Carling in the Tv series Life on Mars and Rachel Leskovac, who recently starred opposite Sheffield movie star Sean Bean in Accused, will also be running.

They will join Christopher Simmons, who is best known for playing DC Mickey Webb in The Bill and Ciarán Griffiths, known as Mickey Maguire in Shameless, to raise funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

Other runners include Steve Bell, actor and professional boxer, who appeared in Coronation Street as soldier Quinny and Eden Taylor-Draper, 14, who is Belle Dingle in Emmerdale.

Eden will start both the mini and junior runs.

She said: “It’s an honour to start the races.

“It’s great to take part in a Yorkshire event as there are always huge crowds watching and cheering from the sides,” she said.

Log on to to enter any of the races.

Entry is £27 for adults.