7 Sep

Be First Up At Yorkshire Marathon

Plusnet Yorkshire MarathonThose who missed out on the upcoming Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon are being encouraged to register for the event’s pre-sale list to ensure their place for the 2017 event. The race has emerged as one of the UK’s most popular marathons with sell-outs posted for four years in a row.

Places at next year’s marathon, scheduled for Sunday 8 October, will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and organisers have suggested that registering for the pre-sale would be the best way to increase the chances of securing a spot.

Part of the highly popular Jane Tomlinson Run for All series, the marathon takes in some of York's splendid historic sites and scenic country lanes. The 2015 event saw the launch of the Plusnet Yorkshire 10 Mile run, which made a successful first appearance with over 1,500 participants.

The marathon saw Edwin Korir secure victory for the second time in three years, with the 28-year-old putting in a commanding performance to secure first in 2:15:06 with Nathan Kilcourse his closest competitor in 2:24:35. In the women’s competition, Dumfries RC’s Joasia Zakrzewski took first in 2:48:48, followed by Rose Nicholson in 2:49:53 with Tori Green third in 2:50:32.