Four in a row for Dewsbury 10k champion Abu-Rezeq

Four in a row for Dewsbury 10k champion Abu-Rezeq

Jordanian athlete Mohammad Abu-Rezeq won the Dewsbury 10K for the fourth year in a row on Sunday.

The Altrincham-based runner led all the way to finish in 30 minutes 43 seconds, well clear of Ethiopian Paralympian Wondiye Fikre (Leeds City) in 31:18.

In third place was the 2013 winner Dan Garbutt (Durham City) in 31:56.

Winner of the women’s race was Olympic marathon runner Alyson Dixon (Sunderland Strollers) in 34:37, well ahead of  previous winner Julie Briscoe  (Wakefield) in 35:09 with Laura Smith of Notts AC third in 35:18.

A field of nearly 1,100 runner† completed the annual  race organised by Dewsbury Road Runners on the out and back course from Dewsbury to Birstall Smithies.

Race director Bernard Disken, of the host club Dewsbury Road Runners, said: “I would like to thank Dewsbury Sports Centre, 12th Dewsbury Guides, Kirklees Highways, St John Ambulance, Raynet radio network and Green Light Traffic Management without whom the race would not happen.”

The race was sponsored by Disken and Co Solicitors, Ice Valley (Shepley Spring) and  SMK Sports (Elland).

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