The ASICS London 10K saw a record number of runners race through the iconic streets of London on Sunday, July 9, with over 17,500 entries for 2023’s event.
Starting on the edge of Green Park, just a short walk from Buckingham Palace, participants took in an array of the capital’s most-iconic sites, including Westminster Bridge, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben, and Trafalgar Square, before finishing on Whitehall, just past Downing Street.
The ASICS London 10K is recognised as one of the world’s leading city centre 10Ks, which also boasted an electric atmosphere with live bands and DJs lining the route alongside the thousands of cheering supporters.
First Three Finishers – Female
1st – Zofia Nanova, 34.23
2nd – Holly Dixon, Cambridge Harriers, 34.36
3rd – Izzie Shirley, Bath Triathlon Performance Centre, 36.07
Top Three Finishers – Male
1st – Jonathan Collier, Harrow Athletics Club 30.17
2nd – Ed Chuck, Dulwich Runners, 30.47
3rd – Marshall Smith, Ashford AC, 30:48
Bethany Evans was the fastest wheelchair racer, crossing the line in 42:29.
The full results are available here: https://results.sporthive.com/events/7079427854685417984
Runners at this year’s event have already raised around £500,000 for a range of charities, including the events’ national charity partners, the Alzheimer’s Society and Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity as well as local charities such as Special Effects, which uses innovative technology to help transform the lives of people with a disability, and The Whitechapel Mission, which supports homeless and marginalised people.
Craig Dews, CEO of LimeLight Sports Group, said: “Once again, the streets of London came alive for the ASICS London 10K, truly one of the highlights in the capital’s running calendar. We are proud to have delivered our biggest ever ASICS London 10k, cementing its position as one of the world’s greatest 10K running events.
“We would like to congratulate everyone that took part and thank all of our partners for making events like this possible, from our charity partners to the likes of ASICS who have delivered immense support to make the 10K what it is.”
LimeLight Sports Club has two more events taking place in London this year: Challenge London on 6 August, and the London Duathlon, a run-bike-run challenge in Richmond Park, on 3 September. LimeLight Sports Club’s final event of the year is the Oxford Half on 15 October.
Lucy Greenhalgh, Marketing Manager ASICS UK and Ireland ASICS, added: “Congratulations to all runners who took to the streets in London today. It was great to see so many people sharing the joy of movement. Running never felt better.”
To sign up for the 2024 ASICS London 10K, and to secure the lowest price, visit https://asicslondon10k.com/