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The Yorkshire Marathon Festival made a triumphant return to the streets of York on Sunday…
After a year hiatus, thousands of runners raced through the streets of York on Sunday as part of the eighth Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon Festival. The historic streets of York came alive and hundreds of thousands of pounds were raised as fun-runners, fundraisers and club runners crossed the finish line.
Elite athletes in the race were competing for a cash prize pot of £10,000 and first across the finish line was Tom Charles in a time of 02:24:22. He was followed by Scott Harrington who clocked 02:26:22t with Anthony Woodward finishing third in 02:29:03.
The first woman home was Becky Penty in 02:47:46, Melissah Gibson recorded 02:49:31 to take second spot and Hannah Roberts was third in 02:57:10.
The 10 Mile race was won by Jordan Howe in 00:52:42, with Matt Kitching second in 00:53:15 and Jordan Walton taking third place in 00:53:52. First woman home was Georgia Wood who clocked 01:01:44, Helen Scott finished second in 01:05:45 and Eleanor Pressdee was third in 01:07:41.
Mike Tomlinson, CEO at Run For All, said: “After an extended year of training, it was absolutely amazing to be back in York today for the eighth running of the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon Festival. The day was a fantastic success and we are delighted that the event continues to go from strength to strength.”
“As always, we would like to thank everyone – the runners, spectators, sponsors, partner organisations, charities and particularly the many volunteers – who have helped make today’s festival such a fantastic success.”
Organisers of the event have announced that entries are now open for the 2022 Yorkshire Marathon which will take place on Sunday 16 October 2022. Entries are available at the event website now and just £47 until midnight next Sunday.
Image: Simon Dewhurst