York Press: Yorkshire Marathon runners

York will host the second Yorkshire Marathon on October 12, 2014. If you are running in the York marathon, or a business which wants to reach the thousands of runners and visitors who will be coming to York for the event, then this section of our website is designed with you in mind.

Coach offers top tips for marathon runners

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11:15am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A RUNNING coach has handed out some pearls of wisdom to those soon to tackle a gruelling marathon.

Be fuelled as well as fit for the Yorkshire Marathon

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7:52am Friday 12th September 2014

RUNNERS from across the region will be lining up at the start line of the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon in a month's time.

Countdown starts for Yorkshire Marathon

York Press: Runners at the beginning of the Yorkshire Marathon

10:25am Monday 8th September 2014

EXCITEMENT is building for the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon 2014 with just 33 days to go.

York rugby league ace faces marathon challenge

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7:56am Tuesday 19th August 2014

FORMER England rugby league international Peter Fox is in training for a new type of physical challenge, having agreed to run the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon for charity.

Property workers prepare for Yorkshire Marathon

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9:45am Wednesday 6th August 2014

SIX colleagues from a York property company are to run the Yorkshire Marathon, in aid of a local charity.

Team effort to tackle marathon course

York Press: Runners (from left) Howard Foster and David Gill, from Northern Gas Networks, with Jonathan Spooner, Helen Copeland, Sarah Woods, Tristan Ramsey and Ben Wright, representing Charterhouse Recruitment, at York Minster for the launch of Yorkshire Marathon Co

10:19am Wednesday 9th July 2014

When Helen Copeland woke up dazed and confused on the ledge of a mountain with two broken legs, the last thing she could have done was run a marathon weeks later.

Yorkshire Marathon ambassador role for Matt Dawson

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9:33am Friday 6th June 2014

Runners lining up for this year’s Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon can look forward to some high profile support to spur them on as they tackle the 26.2 mile course.

Runners take on Yorkshire Marathon challenge in aid of Jane Tomlinson Appeal

York Press: RUNNING MEN: Yorkshire Marathon runners (L-R) Mark Hopewell, Richard Grayson, Oli Andrews, Julian Walshaw, Louis Woods and Chris Pettitt.

7:53am Friday 25th April 2014

STAFF from phone and broadband provider, Plusnet, will pound the streets of York later this year as they take on the challenge to run the city's marathon.

Yorkshire Marathon places up for grabs

York Press: Babs Shiells, centre, in training with White Rose runners as they get ready for the Yorkshire Marathon

12:10am Monday 14th April 2014

RUNNERS are being offered the chance to take part in their first marathon by the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, which has places available in the sold-out Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon in York.

Yorkshire Marathon prize money is £12,000

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9:37am Friday 7th March 2014

ATHLETES taking part in The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon in York will again be vying for cash prizes worth £12,000 – the same as last year’s inaugural race.

Marathon places for charity runners

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8:39am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

RUNNERS who missed out on a place in the Yorkshire Marathon can still take part if they raise funds for Diabetes UK.

Yorkshire Marathon runners urged to help hospice

York Press: Hospice fundraising manager Sue Miller with hospice mascot Lenny Bear

9:11am Tuesday 21st January 2014

St Leonard’s Hospice in York has a few places in this year’s Yorkshire Marathon for runners who want to raise money for them.

Friends raise £1,000 for air ambulance in a week

York Press: Derek Stainthorpe, second from left, with, from left, Liam Broadhead, Sam Harrison and Derek’s son, Connor Stainthorpe, who are getting in training to run the Yorkshire Marathon to raise funds for the Great North Air Ambulance Service after it saved Der

8:32am Thursday 16th January 2014

THREE friends who are running the Yorkshire Marathon for the Great North Air Ambulance have raised more than £1,000 in only a week.

Guy Francis charity offers Yorkshire Marathon places

York Press: Guy Francis died of bone cancer in 2002, aged just 23

11:27am Tuesday 14th January 2014

A CHARITY set up in memory of a York man who died of bone cancer is offering people the chance to take part in the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon this October.

On your marks for a marathon effort

York Press: Helen Stothard, of Strensall, who is running the London Marathon in memory of Alfie Oliver

12:52pm Monday 13th January 2014

So you want to run a marathon? Victoria Prest gets some sound advice on how to go the distance.

Grateful son to run Yorkshire Marathon for air ambulance

York Press: Charity runners Liam Broadhead, Sam Harrison and Connor Stainthorpe jump over Derek Stainthorpe to celebrate getting places in this year’s Yorkshire Marathon

9:43am Friday 10th January 2014

A SON whose hero dad almost lost his life in an horrific motorbike crash is running the Yorkshire marathon to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance.

Yorkshire Marathon places sell out in minutes

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7:30am Tuesday 7th January 2014

THE final release of places in the second Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon has sold out in only ten minutes.

UPDATED: Complete sell-out looms for this year's Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon in York - despite extra 1,000 places

York Press: Mike Tomlinson at the front of a giant 'Y', inside Clifford's Tower, marking the launch of the 2014 Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon.

10:58am Friday 3rd January 2014

AN EXTRA 1,000 places have been created for this year’s Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon in York to help meet soaring demand.

Yorkshire Marathon organisers open pre-sale register

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8:37am Thursday 2nd January 2014

IT was a sporting triumph for York – more than 6,000 runners pounding the streets as the city hosted its first-ever marathon last October.

Teams receive Yorkshire Marathon Relay awards at prize-giving ceremony

York Press: James Potter of Yorkshire Farmhouse Eggs of Thirsk, kneeling, left, with the Yorkshire Marathon corporate relay winners at the presentations at the Rose and Crown

8:07am Wednesday 13th November 2013

TEAM spirit and colleague collaboration was celebrated as the prizes were handed over for the Yorkshire Marathon’s Corporate Relay.

York marathon highlights on Channel 4 this weekend

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8:26am Saturday 2nd November 2013

VIEWERS can relive the excitement and atmosphere of York’s first marathon when Channel 4 broadcasts an hour-long TV programme tomorrow.

Marathon sponsorship confirmed to 2015

York Press: Yorkshire Marathon runners

4:03pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013

FOLLOWING the success of the first ever Yorkshire Marathon, sponsorship has been confirmed for the next two years.

Mike Tomlinson: ‘All our hard work pays off’

York Press: Rebecca Newman sings at the start of the race

11:25am Tuesday 22nd October 2013

THE widower of champion charity fundraiser Jane Tomlinson has hailed York’s first marathon as a “great collective achievement”.

Planning has started for 2014 Yorkshire Marathon

York Press: Marathon runners passing through Monk Bar in York on Sunday

10:37am Tuesday 22nd October 2013

ORGANISERS have already begun preparing for next year’s York marathon as details emerged of some runners’ personal achievements in Sunday’s event.

Massive Yorkshire Marathon success

York Press: An emotional moment for two runners after finishing the Yorkshire Marathon

11:31am Tuesday 22nd October 2013

AT almost precisely 9.30am, a sea of voices joined in with the countdown on University Road. “Ten, nine, eight”. As the chant reached one, there was a split second’s pause, then an almighty cheer. The first ever Yorkshire Marathon was officially under way.

‘Make sure I’ve got a pint and some painkillers waiting for me at the end'

York Press: Runners at the beginning of the Yorkshire Marathon

11:28am Tuesday 22nd October 2013

THROWING his arms around a friend one runner shouted an emotional “thank you so much for coming” as he reached the 14-mile mark at Stamford Bridge.

Crowds gather at York Minster for marathon spectacle

York Press: Runners pass York Minster

11:22am Tuesday 22nd October 2013

HUNDREDS gathered at the Minster yesterday to support the runners in the first Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon.

Yorkshire Marathon - live coverage

York Press: Yorkshire Marathon

7:18am Sunday 20th October 2013

Thousands of runners today took part in the first-ever Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon.

A view from the Yorkshire Marathon starting line

York Press: Runners at the start of the Yorkshire Marathon

1:03pm Sunday 20th October 2013

AT almost precisely 9.30am, a sea of voices joined in with the countdown on University Road.

Runners prepare for tomorrow's Yorkshire Marathon

York Press: Kenyan runner John Mutai, pictured  winning the Edinburgh Marathon, is one of the favourites to win the race

10:56am Saturday 19th October 2013

AFTER nine months of preparations and gruelling training routines, thousands of runners are today counting down the final hours to the first-ever Yorkshire Marathon.

You can join in the experience right here...

We will be updating this section regularly and adding to the content with stories, photos, videos, expert advice on training and nutrition.

We will add information on where to train, clubs to join, where to get a sports massage, advice for complete beginners and tips on how to improve for more experienced runners.

For visitors to the city we will tell you how to make the most of your stay. Where you can spend the night, eat and drink, or where else you might like to visit.

York is a great and beautiful city and its second ever full marathon is bound to attract interest and runners from across the UK and the world.

York Press: Yorkshire Marathon pictures

Pictures from the 2013 Yorkshire Marathon in York

Marathon blogs

Across the finish line...

4:56pm Sunday 20th October 2013

I’m pretty sure I was beaten by a man wearing a full gorilla suit. Also ahead of me for quite some time were Spiderman, a couple of Elvis Presley lookalikes, a man dressed as the Devil, another in a full length dress and a woman wearing a tutu and a Superman top.

Counting blessings

10:58am Wednesday 16th October 2013

I had the most horrendous 'PMS' earlier this week. And there didn’t seem to be anything I could do to improve matters. My poor partner watched me, pacing like a caged lion – clawing at tomes and trawling the internet, desperate to find something to relieve the anguish, but to no avail.

Diet so important in crucial few days leading up to start line

8:30am Tuesday 8th October 2013

WITH only days before the start of the Yorkshire Marathon, ANGELA SHEPHERD, pictured, a nutrition adviser from Acomb, offers tips for distance runners.

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