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17th Lincoln 10k road race attracts thousands

Thousands of people are expected to take part in the race Credit: PA

Thousands of people will pull on their trainers to take part in the annual Lincoln 10k road race today. The event started in 1997 and first attracted 200 runners, according to the race website.

Since then it has grown in both size and presence and in 2011 the maximum entry level of 5,500 runners was reached. The race starts at 11am.

Runners try new race in Barnsley

As the Olympic Games come to a close today hundreds of runners inspired by the sporting fortnight will be turning out to take part in a new race in South Yorkshire.

A 10K race is being held in Barnsley for the first time as part of the Newham-Barnsley Partnership.

The town is the only place in the country partnered with Newham, the Principle Host Borough for the Olympic Games.

The new event has attracted experienced club runners as well as many people inspired by the Olympics to don running shoes for the first time.

Leader of Barnsley Council Cllr Steve Houghton will also be taking part in the event.

The race starts at Barnsley's historic Town Hall and take entrants to the picturesque Cannon Hall Park and Gardens.

It is hoped the run will boost the funds of Barnsley Hospice, the official charity of the new 10K.

Run for All 10k in Leeds

It has become one of the region's biggest fixtures on the sporting calendar and this year's Run for All - set up of course by fundraiser Jane Tomlinson - was another huge success in Leeds yesterday.

8000 people, including several of our Calendar colleagues, ran, jogged or walked the ten kilometre course through the city in aid of dozens of charities. Lisa Adlam has more of the days action.


Yorkshire 10k

Hundreds of runners from across Yorkshire are at Newby Hall, near Ripon to take part in the Yorkshire 10k.

It is open to everyone over 16 and there is also a 2 run.

Runners are raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and all money raised will go to funding medical research.