Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Thousands participate in Sheffield Great Yorkshire run

Allen Leech
Image caption Celebrities taking part in the race included Allen Leech who plays Tom Branson in Downton Abbey

More than 5,000 runners have taken part in the 10K Great Yorkshire Run in Sheffield.

The race, which was first held in 2007, began in the town's Winter Garden and was followed by a free live music and entertainment event.

Celebrity runners included Allen Leech, who plays Tom Branson in Downton Abbey, and Eden Taylor Draper, better known as Belle Dingle in Emmerdale.

Organisers estimate the event raises around £1m for charities.

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