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After completing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks yesterday, the machine that is Dan Jenkins rolled up to the start line of this 26.2 mile popular marathon. The Yorkshire Marathon has been a monster success since day one. Part of the original ‘Run For All’ family, in many ways it’s the jewel in the White Rose County’s sporting crown. Runners are never far from the locals who will be out in force to cheer them along. The event is now such a global draw that spectators come from across the world to be part of the experience and to add their support.
The course starts at the York University campus, heading into the city centre, passing York Minster before moving out to York’s suburbs. A LONG out and back stretch along the A166 is completed before heading back through Holtby, Murton and Osbaldwick, joining Hull Road before the final climb back to University. Yes, you read that right – there is a hill at the end. It has been described by the Daily Mirror as the number one alternative to the London marathon and by the Guardian as a course on which to smash your marathon person best. Established as one of the highlights of the North’s sporting year this picturesque run covers some of York’s splendid historic sights and along scenic country lanes making it an attractive prospect for runners of all abilities.
A beautiful sunny autumnal morning made near perfect conditions for runners to ply their trade and seek out their own elusive PB. Dan finished in 3:27:36 Fantastic running Sir, well done!