Yorkshire marathon 2013

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08/01/2013 at 00:49
Hi all, not sure if this has been mentioned before, York is to have it's own marathon starting this year 20th October http://www.theyorkshiremarathon.com/
08/01/2013 at 08:23

I've just signed up, woohoo! Can't wait, so exciting

08/01/2013 at 08:31
Edited: 08/01/2013 at 08:31
08/01/2013 at 09:21

and I would like to announce that Runner's World are the media partners for this race and will be pacing it too! we will have 5 pace groups from 7 minute miling to 11 minute miling!!

08/01/2013 at 09:24

40quid is a bit steep

08/01/2013 at 10:23

Thanks for this. I'm up for it, can't wait. And a generous 7 hour time limit too. I will be 13min miling Andreia so unless I get a lot lot faster won't be able to enjoy your services but you never know if I actually train...........

08/01/2013 at 11:04

I've just signed up - this will be my first UK marathon in my old uni city - cannot wait! 

08/01/2013 at 13:10

I was literally saying to a friend yesterday that I was looking for a marathon to do in autumn as my first one and wake up to this news !  Signed up and can't wait.  Brilliant news for Yorkshire.

Roll on October...

08/01/2013 at 14:05

It's a Jane Tomlinson event - they're always expensive. Although Edinburgh is £50 and Liverpool and Chester are only a couple of pounds below that.

08/01/2013 at 14:11

I signed up too ... but have still to run my 1st one yet (!! emf in May though) ... what have I done?! haha!

08/01/2013 at 14:14
Nykie wrote (see)

It's a Jane Tomlinson event - they're always expensive. Although Edinburgh is £50 and Liverpool and Chester are only a couple of pounds below that.

I must be lucky enough to be the first 100 to get in for £30!

08/01/2013 at 18:01
I saw a footage about this on BBC Breakfast this morning. I am truly inspired by the story of Jane Tomlinson who continued running and doing triathlons in the face of death, not allowing herself to succomb to despair (she died of cancer in the end).
08/01/2013 at 18:54
I'm inspired by Jane Tomlinson, especially having had cancer myself but I'm loath to pay ??25 for a 10k through a city when I can do a nice scenic one for less than a tenner, with a technical shirt thrown in rather than a normal t-shirt.
08/01/2013 at 19:12
The question marks are meant to be a pound sign.
08/01/2013 at 20:32

I dont think the price is that OTT. £40/£42 for a big city marathon is pretty average.

Nearly 2,000 have signed up today alone! Does anyone know how places are actually available?

08/01/2013 at 21:52
James I assume you are asking how many places are available ? If so I believe it's 5000.
08/01/2013 at 22:08

Any profit that is made from the entry fees on any of the runforall events goes straight to the Jane Tomlinson appeal so the 'premium' is in effect a charitable donation.

I don't think the marathon fee is steep tbh, I have more sympathy for the view that £25 for a 10km is on the high side though.

I am definitely doing this though as it is just down the road so no travel costs or overnight stays required - and the course seems to have pb potential

08/01/2013 at 22:28
Oh, I'll be doing it, if it's not sold out before I can afford it It's just down the road for me as well - I'm near Wetherby.
08/01/2013 at 23:13

With 5,000 places it looks like it will be sold out within weeks rather than months then. Thats a shame, as I have London and an Ultra in June so wouldnt want to enter anything else until after that (seeing if my body is still in one piece!)

 

09/01/2013 at 09:12

James. That will be too late to enter I'm sure. Just enter -at best you might be able to difer, at worst it's the price of a meal out.

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