Male course record broken as charities benefit from the Hull 10K

Samuel Roberts broke the Hull 10K course record by twenty-four seconds, beating the previous course record set in 2022. 

The main highlight of the city’s running calendar, there was a celebratory atmosphere, with thousands of spectators lining the streets to cheer on participants of all ages and abilities. 

A moment of applause was held at the start of the race in honour of Rugby League legend and dear friend of Run For All, Rob Burrow CBE, who sadly passed away last Sunday. 

Rob was diagnosed with MND in December 2019, two years after retiring from an incredible seventeen-year career in rugby league with Leeds Rhinos. Inspiring millions of people across the world, Rob, alongside his family took the decision to open their doors to show the impact of the disease and raise awareness and funds for the MND community.  A beacon of hope for many, Rob was a shining light, and his legacy is one of courage and bravery.​

Starting at 9:30am on Alfred Gelder Street, the 10K route took in several of the city’s most popular and iconic landmarks, including the Humber Dock Marina, the award-winning aquarium and Hull Minster.

Whilst charity fundraising was at the heart of today, there were also competitive elite races involving some of the region’s leading athletes in the 10K distance.

In the men’s race, Samuel Roberts triumphed with a time of 00:30:59. The previous Hull 10K course record was set in 2022 by Jo Maddick who clocked a time of 00:31:23. 

Oliver Donkin, from Barton & District AC took second place in a time of 00:32:39, followed by Joseph Harding who took third place in a time of 00:32:47.

Hannah Jacobsen was first to the finish line in an impressive time of 00:38:14 in the women’s race, and was pushed all the way by runner up Elzbieta Lisowska and Lesley Connors, who clocked 00:39:30 and 00:41:42 respectively.

Kalem Bennett took part in the men’s elite wheelchair race and clocked first place in a time of 00:46:02.

But the real winners were local charities, who will benefit from the efforts of the many people who took part for good causes, raising tens of thousands of pounds in the process and making a vital difference. 

Participants have been encouraged to fundraise for a chosen charity or for one of the events partner charities; Special Stars Foundation, Aim Higher, Hull 4 Heroes, Ara Fest, Hull Women’s Aid, Hull Age UK, Dove House Hospice, Tigers Trust, Hull FC Foundation and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. 

More than just a day of running, the day also highlighted the incredible communities in and around the city, from running clubs, volunteer’s and schools, with all areas of the city showing their support.

Participants were encouraged out on course by local entertainment groups; Pride in Hull and Beverley & District Pipe Band. 

The 10K also included the Hull 10K MKM Corporate Challenge event, with over a number of business organisation’s vying to be crowned Hull’s fastest business. 

Teams of four or worked collectively to cross the line in the quickest combined time to be crowned Corporate Challenge Champions. The results of this event are expected in the coming days. 

The Hull 10K is supported by Hull City Council, MKM, Arla Protein, High 5, Up and Running, Coopah, Shokz, Marathon Photos Live and BBC Radio Humberside.  

Entries are now open for next year’s Hull 10K, which will be staged on Sunday 8 June. 

Potential participants are advised to go to for a limited time only discounted offer.