THOUSANDS of runners tackled a freezing Epilepsy Action Bradford 10K course on Sunday.

This year’s event was the biggest yet as 3,000 people - 500 more than last year - started and finished the race in Centenary Square.

The men’s race was won by Joe Sagar, of Spenborough and District Athletic Club, who romped home to victory in a time of 32minutes and 25 seconds, beating his personal best on this course by 20 seconds.

Second was Jonathan Walton and third was marathon supremo Marcin Soszka of Saltaire Striders.

Joe said: “It was a really good run and I’m glad the wind died off.

“I’ve won it four times now and it’s a really quick course.

“The first year I did it there was 1,000 people doing it and now there is 3,000. The numbers seems to be doubling each year.”

The first woman home was Jemima Elgood, of Ilkley Harriers, in 36 minutes 27 seconds, followed by Sophie Martin and Kate Archer in third.

Since 2008, runners have raised over £450,000. Epilepsy Action is a national charity which is based in Yeadon.