With entries for this year's race snapped up within a number of hours, excitement is building for the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon on Sunday 12 October. The event, part of the Jane Tomlinson Run for All series, takes participatns past some of York's splendid historic sites and scenic country lanes: with a fast and flat course than it also represents a good opportunity for setting an autumn PB.
Second Calling For Yorkshire Marathoners
While the field was increased from 6000 to keep up with demand, entries were snapped up within a few hours. Runners from France, Spain, Ireland, the USA, Africa and the Caribbean are all preparing to compete.
Last year's race saw Edwin Korir secure first in an impressive time of 2:13:31, with Helen Koskei top in the female field (2:40:06). The event was hailed a huge success from all quarters, bringing in up to £2m for good causes and a boost of at least £1m for the local economy.
Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon event lead Lisa Ashcroft said: “We were absolutely delighted with the success of last year’s first Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon. The support from so many partner organisations, volunteers, runners, spectators and sponsors was magnificent and this year’s event has proved equally popular. York and its surrounding countryside provides a wonderful setting for the run and we are very much looking forward to the day.”
For more information and to register for the 2015 event, visit here.