Thousands of runners descended on the capital on Sunday for the ASICS London 10K.
The route was brought to life by the sounds of live bands and DJs along the route, keeping runners moving as they raced past the Capital’s most iconic and historical landmark, including the newly renovated Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye and the River Thames.
The ASICS London 10K 2022 was won by Andrew Heyes (male winner), Kerry O’Flaherty (female winner) and Bethany Evans (wheelchair winner) with times of 29:02, 35:09 and 39:32 respectively.
Male winner, Andrew Heyes said: “I won it last year so I’m chuffed about this win! Running around central London is really exciting. It was a really positive run, the second-fastest 10k I’ve ever done, and I beat my time from last year by 30 seconds!”
Female winner, Kerry O’Flaherty said: “The atmosphere is fantastic! I ran a faster second half, and with the electric atmosphere the crowd lifted us whenever we felt tired or a little bit warm!”
As part of the race, a team of over 100 people ran for safety, for change and for freedom, as part of the UN Women UK ‘Safe Spaces Now’ campaign; passing the Houses of Parliament to call for our public spaces to be safer and more inclusive for all.
Launched by UN Women UK in 2020, the aim of the Safe Spaces Now initiative is to make the design of public spaces, and the behaviour within them, free from sexual harassment. Solutions are being implemented by partners in public transport, festivals, nightlife, workplaces, educational institutions and online spaces.
LimeLight Sports Club partnered with xG Studios to offer futuristic limited-edition collectable NFTs, designed by Hugo Boesch of Future Romance, to LimeLight Sports Club members who took part in today’s race. Each NFT is personalised with the runners’ finish time whilst the runners placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in both women’s and men’s received the perpetual loop featuring either a gold, silver or bronze thread running through it.
The ASICS London 10K has twelve different types of entertainment on the course, charity cheer points and thousands of spectators, so runners weren’t short of motivation or music to keep them going.