The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon has added another string to its bow with confirmation that the event will also host a 10 mile race. Organised for Sunday 11 October, the 10 mile race will start and finish at the University of York and take in a section of the 26.2 mile course.
The race was officially launched earlier this week by journalist and broadcaster Harry Gration. With the marathon already a sell-out (as it has been ever year since its inception in 2013), the addition of a 10 mile event will be gladly received by Yorkshire runners and those across the UK.
The 2014 marathon, part of the Jane Tomlinson Run For All series, saw a host of elite runners compete with a series of strong times: Kenya’s Boniface Kongin took first in 2:13:59, with Cosmas Kigen second (2:15:58) and Matthew Kiprotich third (2:17:05). Shona Fletcher secured top position in the female field in 2:43:48, with Bayrush Shiferaw second (2:45:00) and Jo Zakrzewski third (2:45:05).
Charlie Tatman, of the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon, said: “The 10 mile event brings a great new dimension to the already popular Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon. There is always a fantastic atmosphere on marathon race day and the introduction of a 10 mile run gives more people the opportunity to be involved. The new event offers the convenience of a shorter distance combined with the large crowds and extra buzz associated with such a high-profile marathon.”
Further registration details are available here.