Hull 10K: A Fantastic Day For All Involved

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Over 3,600 runners, joggers, walkers and wheelers lined up at 10am on Sunday for the Jane Tomlinson Run for All 10K in Hull city centre.

Thousands of pounds were raised for various charities across Hull and Britain, and people of all ages and abilities were doing their best to get through the 10K in what turned out to be a very warm day in Hull.

It was fantastic to see disability sports represented brilliantly during Sunday’s run! With 3 wheelchair users pushing round the course to raise money for their respective charity’s.

Special congratulations

Daryl on the final push to the finish line

Daryl Jones completed the course in his wheelchair in a staggering time of 1 hour and 38 minutes, despite suffering countless dislocations along the way. Daryl has a rare muscle disorder called Marfan Syndrome which makes his joints extremely weak to dislocations. Daryl has raised over £300 for Wheelchair Sports Hull.

Daryl had some dislocations which he had to stop to push back in before he could continue pushing, but still intends to complete two more 10k events this year:

  • Leeds 10th July
  • York 7th August

Find out more and donate at Daryl’s fundraising website.

The cobbles proved a problem for Hull's Wheelchair users

The cobbles proved a problem for Hull’s Wheelchair users

Simon Berry also completed the 10k in a staggering 1 hour and 9 minutes. Simon was racing for The Echoes Foundation which supports children and young people up to 25 years of age with special and/or additional needs living. Simon, who plays Sledge hockey for Kingston Kestrels, has raised an amazing £541 so far! Read more about his story and donate on his justgiving page.

 

 

 

 

 

Well Done to All Runners!

SMO would like to say a huge congratulations and well done to everyone who took part in the event on Sunday! Check out the gallery below for some of the highlights, including Batman, a giant Minion and the Girls and Boys brigade marching band!

 

 

 

 

 

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