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This, the 2nd race in our winter championships saw 8 ERR’s step up to the start line, 6 in the marathon and 2 in the 10 mile discipline. Now in its seventh year this 26.2 miler and 10 miler in it’s fourth year, are both billed as perfect for beginners and veterans alike, if there’s a race to pursue that personal best, this has to be it. With its largely flat, circular route, dedicated pacesetters and limited congestion (except at the start), nothing stands between you and PB glory and this year perfect weather conditions with a gentle breeze and the odd drizzle of rain . With its super friendly marshals this chip timed event rewards finishers with a quality technical t- shirt finishers goody bag and exclusive medal. 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, takes participants past some of York’s splendid historic sites including York Minster and along scenic country lanes, making it an attractive prospect for runners of all abilities. Both race distances start and finish at the University of York’s Heslington campus. Thousands of runners turned up as expected and with elaborate fancy dress costumes in and amongst they brought the loudest of cheers from the supports who lined the route. The blue and white marathoners romped home in true style they were Garry Ellison in 4:09:38, Anne Blakey 5:46:44, Annie Kisluk 4:18:36, Rob Stark 4:58;28, Simon Lacy 4:28:35, David Goodyear 4:44:00, in the 10 mile Marc Steele 1:13:05 (PB) & Julie Steele 1:26:50 (PB).