An interesting statistic emerged from London 2012: athletes hailing from Yorkshire won a total of 12 medals at the Olympics, a figure that would have seen the county finish 12th in the final medals table if it had competed as a country. Aside from this figure being used as bragging rights against regional neighbours, the county's Olympic success will be celebrated in next month's Bupa Great Yorkshire Run with a unique medal awarded to lucky runners.
A total of 5 medals are on offer for the 10k event on Sunday 2 September, with the 2012th runner receiving a custom made gold medal. Four sterling silver medals will be awarded to lucky individuals picked at random. All five medals, which are worth more than £250 each, have been specially produced by Sheffield Assay Office, which provided a number of medals to runners in the 2011 race.
Organiser of the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run, John Mayock, commented: "Yorkshire's success in the Olympics was truly remarkable and one of the key highlights of the whole Games. We wanted to celebrate that achievement by providing every entrant into the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run with the opportunity to win their own gold or silver medal."
You can enter the race by visiting the event website.