The Yorkshire Marathon – 9th October 2016

Evening all,

A heck of a Sunday for a chunk of our runners today.

We had runners take part in The Yorkshire Marathon, 10 Mile and Relay.

The Yorkshire Marathon is described by the Daily Mirror as the ‘Number 1 Alternative to London’, the Guardian also rated it as a perfect run to ‘nail your PB!’.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon has quickly established itself as one of the highlights of the White Rose County’s sporting year. This popular and picturesque run, with fantastic PB potential, takes participants past some of York’s splendid historic sites and along scenic country lanes, making it an attractive prospect for runners of all abilities.

Richard Brook put in a strong performance crossing the line in 3:29:58.
Julie Hepworth had impeccable splits and finished in an impressive 4:21:00.
Joanne Fortune ran the race in Sub 5 hours (4:56:25) and raised almost £800 for the British Heart Foundation.

The 10 Mile took place as part of the Yorkshire Marathon festival – alongside the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon – and boasted a largely flat and fast course, with an unrivalled atmosphere.

Starting and finishing at the University of York, the route headed into the city centre and out into the Yorkshire countryside before returning for an electric finish at the university.

Anna Smith did a fantastic job and finished in 1:16:49
Rachel Kendall put in a strong performance and finished 1:26:55.

The Yorkshire Marathon Corporate Relay is an integral part of the hugely-popular Yorkshire Marathon – allowing teams to experience the incredible atmosphere of a marathon event while tackling a shorter, more manageable distance.

Leanne Alston ran as part of the Yorkshire Cat Rescue Relay Team but unfortunately I was unable to find the results. 🙁

Closer to home, Andy Smith was at it again, this time he was racing in the Withens Skyline. The race is described as: FRA BM (cat B, medium length) fell race – 12km/300m from Penistone Hill Country Park, near Haworth.

He finished in 1:10:35 and came 237 out of 290.

Well done everyone.

As always, if I missed you out please let me know.

Stay safe,