Leeds Half Marathon launched for its 30th birthday!

Today's launch of the 2015 Leeds Half Marathon celebrated the event reaching its 30th birthday.

On the 10th May, thousands of runners will be hitting the streets of Leeds to take on this fantastic event.

It was also announced today that broadband and phone services provider Plusnet is to be the headline sponsor of the event for the next three years.

Lucy Elsender, event lead for the Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon, said: "We are very pleased to welcome Plusnet on board in such a special year for the Leeds Half Marathon. Its support will help an already successful event to develop even further."

Among the guests at today's launch on the steps of Leeds Town Hall was John Convery, the first ever winner of the Leeds Half Marathon in 1986 in a time of 1:06:59 - still one of the fastest in the event's history.

A member the Valley Striders club in Leeds, John, from Horsforth, has signed up for this year's race and is hoping for a top 10 finish.

John, 53, who runs for England at veteran level, said: "Obviously I have fond memories of the very first Leeds Half Marathon. It was a great feeling to cross the line first and it's amazing to think it was so long ago.

"The event has developed a lot since those early days. It is fantastic that it has grown into such a popular race that always generates a wonderful atmosphere. I am really looking forward to this year's run."

Do you want to join The Appeal Team for the 2015 Leeds Half Marathon?  

We have a limited amount of discounted entry places at just £25 for those wanting to fundraise for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

To get your hands on one of these places, act fast as they will go quickly - just drop us an email at Info@janetomlinsonappeal.com

Not only will you get a discounted entry place you will also enjoy the benefits of being a part of The Appeal Team:

  • FREE JTA Running Vest/T-Shirt
  • Iron-on name letters for your top
  • Sponsorship form & fundraising guides
  • Free place in 2016 events for our top fundraisers
  • Discounted entries into further 2015 events

For more information on our 2015 events, keep an eye on our website or get in touch with the team on 0113 826 7765 or Info@janetomlinsonappeal.com