More than 1,300 people raced through the streets of Bradford today for the Epilepsy Action 10k run.

Crowds gathered in Centenary Square to cheer on the runners, who were taking part in the charity’s fourth annual 10k event.

Aimee Gee, of Epilepsy Action, said: “A lot of our supporters are doing it as a fundraiser which is great. We’re really pleased, it’s the fourth year now and it just gets bigger and better every year.

“Everybody is in really good spirits. It’s cold but that’s probably not bad conditions when you’re running 10k.

“We are really pleased everyone is out in force again, making it a really good event.”

The race was started by Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Peter Hill, and Samba band Jamba performed for the runners half way round the course.

Matthew Clough was the race winner, crossing the finish line in 32 minutes, 31 seconds.

The 23-year-old, of Garforth, runs for Leeds City Athletics Club.

He said: “It is my first race in four years, I’ve had two operations on my knee and on my ankle. I haven’t won a race in a long time. It feels great, it’s good to be back and good to win.

“I donated online when I entered – I know it is for a good cause.”

And taking the lead for the women was Margaret Beever, 32, with a time of 39.02.

The Stainland Lions runner works for Provident Financial in Bradford.

She said: “It’s my first 10k in a year and a half and I’m really pleased with my result.

“It’s definitely a good personal best course, and it’s raising money for a worthy cause which is great.”

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