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Thousands turn up for the return of the Yorkshire Marathon

Seven thousand runners turned out for the rainy return of the Yorkshire Marathon yesterday.

This year’s Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon, in partnership with Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, took place on Sunday. The event was sold out for the 7th year, after being cancelled in 2020 due to Covid restrictions.

Some turned up in costumes such as minions, batman etc. as well as being joined by elite athletes, celebrating their achievements on social media.

Mike Kennerley said: “I made it! Thanks to all of the volunteers @RunYorkshire and everyone that sponsored me, I had a great time.”
Pocklington Runners, a UK Affiliated running club, congratulated their runners: “Huge congratulations to all our Yorkshire Marathon and Yorkshire 10 Mile finishers! You are all amazing.”

The run started at the University of York and took the participants around the historic sights of York, greeted by enthusiastic residents along the way.

After a short two hour 24 minute run, contender Tom Charles finished in first place. Shortly followed by Scott Harrington two minutes later. After two hours and 47 minutes, Becky Penty came first for women, on behalf of York Knavesmire Harriers.

Women’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd runners: Becky Penty (centre), Melissah Gibson (left) and Hannah Roberts (right).

2022’s Marathon Run has already been confirmed for Sunday 16th October, and early sign ups have been made. You can enter the event following this link: https://yorkshiremarathonoct2022.eventdesq.com/.

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