Yorkshire Marathon 2013

Date: 20th Oct 2013
Distance: Marathon
Full results: http://www.racetimingsystems.net/Results/IndividualResults.aspx?Id=1786&theme=%5BFF0090%5D
Type: Road
Comments: After a very grey start to the day, Yorkshire came to life as 4,000 runners assembled at the University for this inaugural Jane Tomlinson inspired event. The day brightened, and a mere 2 minute smattering of drizzle couldn't dampen our spirits. Dickie Bird started the race at 9.30am, and we were off for Two Miles through the city centre taking in the historic sights of the City Walls, Clifford's Tower and The Minster before heading out North East to wind our way through the beautiful countryside of East Riding, and soon we were meandering back towards the city heading into sunshine and blue skies. Billed as "flatter than London" (a marketing exaggeration I'm afraid) the course is nonetheless definitely flat by Yorkshire standards. Very well supported along the length of the route, with very few stretches without someone to cheer you on - fitting for a city marathon but in the country. A sneaky hill greets you about 25½ miles (but you run down it at the start, so hardly unexpected) before a downhill sprint to the Finish Line. Fantastic medal, decent t-shirt (plenty of choice of sizes), and a good goody bag. Ok, there were one or two teething issues for the first marathon, but only to be expected. I am sure it will only get better next year. You can pre-register now - definitely worth doing if you're interested since: "Places will go on sale in January and with 2013 entries selling out in a matter of days, demand is expected to be exceptionally high." Find the link on www.theyorkshiremarathon.com I would highly recommend this marathon - it's definitely a PB course. And next year it shouldn't clash with Abingdon!
PosBibFinish timeChip timeParticipantCategoryClub
19512:13:352:13:31Edwin Korir(M) 17-34
29542:20:402:20:35John Mutai(M) 17-34
119422:40:102:40:06Helen Koskei(F) 17-34
113124843:59:453:55:11Ulen Neale(M) 35-44Headington Road Runnerspb
388358097:51:057:43:24Last Finisher(F) 45-54
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