Yorkshire marathon to host 2019 championships
After two successful years at Chester, it has been confirmed that the 2019 British Masters Athletic Federation Championships will take place in Yorkshire. The switch means that the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon will now host the championships, which will see the England Marathon Masters team take on a Celtic Nation.
The Run For All organised event has had a remarkable rise to prominence since being introduced in 2013 and has been a sell-out ever since. Its picturesque course takes in the splendour of historic York and surrounding countryside, all of this on top of a great PB potential.
A 7000 strong field are expected to welcome the English team on Sunday 20 October. The championships, which are open to runners aged above 35, will see team members compete after securing their place at events in Chester, Bournemouth, Greater Manchester or Brighton.
At last year’s BMAF Championships, Luton’s Charlene Jacobs-Conradie, a W45 category runner, claimed the female title in 2:52:54, while Karl Welborn was the first male home in the championships – and also third in the overall marathon— in a time of 2:28:48.
Tristan Batley-Kyle, Head of Events at Run For All, organisers of the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon, commented on the news: “We are delighted that the BMAF Championships will form part of this year’s Yorkshire Marathon and we also look forward to welcoming all the runners representing the masters teams.”