York to have its own marathon

10k runners pass York Minster which will now also be on the route of the new marathon

10k runners pass York Minster which will now also be on the route of the new marathon

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YORK is to have its own annual marathon, in memory of the late charity fundraiser Jane Tomlinson.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon - which will have 5,000 places - will be held for the first time in October this year and will take in the city centre and the Minster as well as surrounding villages.

The event will be launched today by Yorkshire celebrities including cricket legend Dickie Bird, TV football pundit Chris Kamara and double Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft.

The marathon will be held in memory of fundraiser and campaigner Jane, who raised almost £2 million for charity by tackling a series of endurance challenges despite being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Jane's widower Mike Tomlinson said it would become a major highlight of the UK's sporting calendar and is expected to raise up to £500,000 for charities in its first year.

He said: "It's taken a huge amount of planning but we think it will be really special. In York we have a city with amazingly spectacular scenery, but one that is also extremely flat which should make for a really fast course.

"I know it will be extremely popular because there is still that great feeling of the Olympic legacy. Look at all Yorkshire achieved in the 2012 Games. There is no doubt that Yorkshire is exactly the place to launch a new marathon."

The York event, which will take place on October 20, will be organised by Jane Tomlinson's For All Events, which already runs the York, Hull, Leeds and Pennine-Lancashire 10Ks and the Leeds Half Marathon.

Frank Holden, vice president of Knavesmire Harriers, said: “I think it’s a brilliant idea that York could have a marathon and that it does show the city and the surrounding villages in a fitting manner.

"I think it’s a cracking idea and I wish them the best of luck. I have no doubt it will be supported by a number of marathon runners in the city. It’s a lovely city and I hope people nationwide support it.”

Neil Hunter, chair of York Athletics Club, said: “It’s brilliant and the more people that participate in sport the better. Hopefully some of the income generated from such a fantastic event will go towards all community sport in the city.”

Runners will be able to raise funds for any cause of their choice or one of the event's partner charities - Martin House Children's Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, Yorkshire Cancer Research, Parkinson's UK, the Haven, Clic Sargent, Candlelighters, St Leonard's Hospice, Sue Ryder Care and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

Coun Sonja Crisp, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: York was the perfect setting for long-distance runners and said York would benefit from the “legacy and economic impact” of the run.

She said: “The participants, their supporters and families can be assured of a warm welcome to our city.”

To register for the event, visit theyorkshiremarathon.com or follow @RunYorkshire on twitter.


The route:

The marathon will start at the University of York, before heading into the city centre, through Walmgate Bar, towards Parliament Street and past the Minster.

Runners will leave the city via Monk Bar and will go out of the North East of the city and through villages in North and East Yorkshire, including Stamford Bridge and then back to the university.

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5:40am Tue 8 Jan 13

Dennis.Dart says...

no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-)
no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-) Dennis.Dart
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6:22am Tue 8 Jan 13

DEKKA says...

Dennis.Dart wrote:
no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-)
On a Sunday?
[quote][p][bold]Dennis.Dart[/bold] wrote: no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-)[/p][/quote]On a Sunday? DEKKA
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6:48am Tue 8 Jan 13

bosher1 says...

Dennis.Dart wrote:
no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-)
just so im well informed with plenty of notice what time is rush hour on a sunday
[quote][p][bold]Dennis.Dart[/bold] wrote: no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-)[/p][/quote]just so im well informed with plenty of notice what time is rush hour on a sunday bosher1
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6:52am Tue 8 Jan 13

Paul Meoff says...

Dennis.Dart wrote:
no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-)
Don't take long for the whining to start. Anything that could potentially delay some porker getting to the MacDonalds drive through or driving 100 metres to buy their fags should be stopped.
[quote][p][bold]Dennis.Dart[/bold] wrote: no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-)[/p][/quote]Don't take long for the whining to start. Anything that could potentially delay some porker getting to the MacDonalds drive through or driving 100 metres to buy their fags should be stopped. Paul Meoff
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7:24am Tue 8 Jan 13

bosher1 says...

Paul Meoff wrote:
Dennis.Dart wrote:
no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-)
Don't take long for the whining to start. Anything that could potentially delay some porker getting to the MacDonalds drive through or driving 100 metres to buy their fags should be stopped.
pmsfl
[quote][p][bold]Paul Meoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dennis.Dart[/bold] wrote: no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-)[/p][/quote]Don't take long for the whining to start. Anything that could potentially delay some porker getting to the MacDonalds drive through or driving 100 metres to buy their fags should be stopped.[/p][/quote]pmsfl bosher1
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7:30am Tue 8 Jan 13

bosher1 says...

i for one will be there somewhere along the route cheering them on hope it is a dry day for it
i for one will be there somewhere along the route cheering them on hope it is a dry day for it bosher1
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9:05am Tue 8 Jan 13

was york now rotherham says...

its a pitty they could not run it at the same time as the big bike race (grand le' tour) then that would be more funnier
its a pitty they could not run it at the same time as the big bike race (grand le' tour) then that would be more funnier was york now rotherham
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9:11am Tue 8 Jan 13

Even AndyD says...

Excellent news - these events bring communities together and raise a lot of money. Done plenty of 10ks and half-marathons, but not sure dodgy knee will allow me to make the step up. Gutted about that, but delighted for running in the York area.

Only my opinion - but there is more to this city than making sure traffic can always flow! And if you look at the route, the vast majority is out to the north-east of the York.
Excellent news - these events bring communities together and raise a lot of money. Done plenty of 10ks and half-marathons, but not sure dodgy knee will allow me to make the step up. Gutted about that, but delighted for running in the York area. Only my opinion - but there is more to this city than making sure traffic can always flow! And if you look at the route, the vast majority is out to the north-east of the York. Even AndyD
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9:12am Tue 8 Jan 13

myselby says...

A great idea, but can we stop linking very sport to the myth of Olympic legacy- the only Olympic legacy will be the amount of debt it will leave the country with, the £425 Million taken from the Big lottery charities to fund the Olympics, a main stadium without a future, and as yet no takers for the rest of the village.
A great idea, but can we stop linking very sport to the myth of Olympic legacy- the only Olympic legacy will be the amount of debt it will leave the country with, the £425 Million taken from the Big lottery charities to fund the Olympics, a main stadium without a future, and as yet no takers for the rest of the village. myselby
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9:27am Tue 8 Jan 13

BigJon says...

Is it just me or does starting and ending at the Uni seems a strange choice. If you're going to close roads in the city anyway then I would've thought that running over Lendal Bridge towards the Minster would make a much better and memorable finishing line and facilities could be set up in Museum Gardens for the runners and public.
Is it just me or does starting and ending at the Uni seems a strange choice. If you're going to close roads in the city anyway then I would've thought that running over Lendal Bridge towards the Minster would make a much better and memorable finishing line and facilities could be set up in Museum Gardens for the runners and public. BigJon
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9:45am Tue 8 Jan 13

bob the builder says...

Paul Meoff wrote:
Dennis.Dart wrote:
no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-)
Don't take long for the whining to start. Anything that could potentially delay some porker getting to the MacDonalds drive through or driving 100 metres to buy their fags should be stopped.
Some of us work at the weekend to pay our bills, there is never any consideration to the disruption of those businesses also for whom some of those who work during the week depend. I hope you never need a plumber or breakdown service on a weekend!
[quote][p][bold]Paul Meoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dennis.Dart[/bold] wrote: no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-)[/p][/quote]Don't take long for the whining to start. Anything that could potentially delay some porker getting to the MacDonalds drive through or driving 100 metres to buy their fags should be stopped.[/p][/quote]Some of us work at the weekend to pay our bills, there is never any consideration to the disruption of those businesses also for whom some of those who work during the week depend. I hope you never need a plumber or breakdown service on a weekend! bob the builder
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9:53am Tue 8 Jan 13

Even AndyD says...

In fairness, Bob - you cannot please everyone. Are you saying we should have no events, nothing to bring visitors and money into the city just because a handful of people don't want inconvenience on a Sunday morning? These events tend to start early too - about 9am - most folk will still be in bed or reading the papers. By the time York wakes up, the runners will be out of town.

Living in a city is about compromise.
In fairness, Bob - you cannot please everyone. Are you saying we should have no events, nothing to bring visitors and money into the city just because a handful of people don't want inconvenience on a Sunday morning? These events tend to start early too - about 9am - most folk will still be in bed or reading the papers. By the time York wakes up, the runners will be out of town. Living in a city is about compromise. Even AndyD
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10:00am Tue 8 Jan 13

inthesticks says...

BigJon wrote:
Is it just me or does starting and ending at the Uni seems a strange choice. If you're going to close roads in the city anyway then I would've thought that running over Lendal Bridge towards the Minster would make a much better and memorable finishing line and facilities could be set up in Museum Gardens for the runners and public.
I thought the same; it`s not exactly the jewel in the crown of York, not the spectacular scenery Mike was expecting. I like the idea, it`s just I can think of better routes.
[quote][p][bold]BigJon[/bold] wrote: Is it just me or does starting and ending at the Uni seems a strange choice. If you're going to close roads in the city anyway then I would've thought that running over Lendal Bridge towards the Minster would make a much better and memorable finishing line and facilities could be set up in Museum Gardens for the runners and public.[/p][/quote]I thought the same; it`s not exactly the jewel in the crown of York, not the spectacular scenery Mike was expecting. I like the idea, it`s just I can think of better routes. inthesticks
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10:01am Tue 8 Jan 13

yorkandproud says...

Dennis dart making an early bid for forum idiot of the year. A marathon on a Sunday in October is hardly likely to bring York businesses to their knees, is it ? And before you start Bob the builder, I work every Sunday, but just to please you, the organisers will start the race at 3am.
Dennis dart making an early bid for forum idiot of the year. A marathon on a Sunday in October is hardly likely to bring York businesses to their knees, is it ? And before you start Bob the builder, I work every Sunday, but just to please you, the organisers will start the race at 3am. yorkandproud
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10:22am Tue 8 Jan 13

TheTruthHurts says...

inthesticks wrote:
BigJon wrote:
Is it just me or does starting and ending at the Uni seems a strange choice. If you're going to close roads in the city anyway then I would've thought that running over Lendal Bridge towards the Minster would make a much better and memorable finishing line and facilities could be set up in Museum Gardens for the runners and public.
I thought the same; it`s not exactly the jewel in the crown of York, not the spectacular scenery Mike was expecting. I like the idea, it`s just I can think of better routes.
Agreed, I would assume that most of the photos and videos (for Calendar/look north etc) will be taken at the start and finish and for York to get the full benefit it needs to be near the minster. Or even the racecourse which is better than the uni. Surely part of the point of having a marathon in York is to show off the city?
[quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BigJon[/bold] wrote: Is it just me or does starting and ending at the Uni seems a strange choice. If you're going to close roads in the city anyway then I would've thought that running over Lendal Bridge towards the Minster would make a much better and memorable finishing line and facilities could be set up in Museum Gardens for the runners and public.[/p][/quote]I thought the same; it`s not exactly the jewel in the crown of York, not the spectacular scenery Mike was expecting. I like the idea, it`s just I can think of better routes.[/p][/quote]Agreed, I would assume that most of the photos and videos (for Calendar/look north etc) will be taken at the start and finish and for York to get the full benefit it needs to be near the minster. Or even the racecourse which is better than the uni. Surely part of the point of having a marathon in York is to show off the city? TheTruthHurts
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11:29am Tue 8 Jan 13

Blimp says...

Brillant, love it! More please.
Brillant, love it! More please. Blimp
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11:38am Tue 8 Jan 13

Fat Harry says...

I'd guess the area round the Minster is simply too small to accommodate 5000 runners, plus all the organisers, helpers, media, and spectators.

After all the Jane Tomlinson 10k starts and finishes on Knavesmire not in the city centre. I guess having the start & finish out at the university means city centre disruption will be minimised, while car parking is likely to be better than on boggy Knavesmire if it's raining.

It'll be going past the end of my street, so I'll wander down to cheer on the participants in what looks set to be a spectacular event.
I'd guess the area round the Minster is simply too small to accommodate 5000 runners, plus all the organisers, helpers, media, and spectators. After all the Jane Tomlinson 10k starts and finishes on Knavesmire not in the city centre. I guess having the start & finish out at the university means city centre disruption will be minimised, while car parking is likely to be better than on boggy Knavesmire if it's raining. It'll be going past the end of my street, so I'll wander down to cheer on the participants in what looks set to be a spectacular event. Fat Harry
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11:43am Tue 8 Jan 13

jonbonce says...

I run around the uni and its lovely and scenic, great place to start/ finish from i reckon( i wont be doing it tho!)
I run around the uni and its lovely and scenic, great place to start/ finish from i reckon( i wont be doing it tho!) jonbonce
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12:24pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Mullarkian says...

Why does it have to be on public roads, just run a few laps of the Knavesmire. And don't have thousands of entries, if you can't complete it in 4 hours (6.5 mph), you should not be allowed to run.
A fast walk and you would do it in 6 hours which is what some people take to do marathons now.
Why does it have to be on public roads, just run a few laps of the Knavesmire. And don't have thousands of entries, if you can't complete it in 4 hours (6.5 mph), you should not be allowed to run. A fast walk and you would do it in 6 hours which is what some people take to do marathons now. Mullarkian
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12:42pm Tue 8 Jan 13

BioLogic says...

Fat Harry wrote:
I'd guess the area round the Minster is simply too small to accommodate 5000 runners, plus all the organisers, helpers, media, and spectators.

After all the Jane Tomlinson 10k starts and finishes on Knavesmire not in the city centre. I guess having the start & finish out at the university means city centre disruption will be minimised, while car parking is likely to be better than on boggy Knavesmire if it's raining.

It'll be going past the end of my street, so I'll wander down to cheer on the participants in what looks set to be a spectacular event.
YOu mean the parking at the Uni that is so limited, students park on the surrounding streets?

That parking?
[quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: I'd guess the area round the Minster is simply too small to accommodate 5000 runners, plus all the organisers, helpers, media, and spectators. After all the Jane Tomlinson 10k starts and finishes on Knavesmire not in the city centre. I guess having the start & finish out at the university means city centre disruption will be minimised, while car parking is likely to be better than on boggy Knavesmire if it's raining. It'll be going past the end of my street, so I'll wander down to cheer on the participants in what looks set to be a spectacular event.[/p][/quote]YOu mean the parking at the Uni that is so limited, students park on the surrounding streets? That parking? BioLogic
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12:47pm Tue 8 Jan 13

johnnyzim says...

what a fabulous event for the city, i have entered and will come over from Canada to run in my hometown.
i cant believe what miseries some people are, same for the froggy bicycle ride. what miserable lives they must lead.
johnnyzim
what a fabulous event for the city, i have entered and will come over from Canada to run in my hometown. i cant believe what miseries some people are, same for the froggy bicycle ride. what miserable lives they must lead. johnnyzim johnnyzim
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12:48pm Tue 8 Jan 13

patch77 says...

I regularly run and cycle on many of the roads to the north and east of York that this route covers and I think it'll be a fantastic route for the Yorkshire marathon runners! It's a very pleasant area and they're not busy roads for the most part either, certainly not at that time on a Sunday morning, so any traffic disruption will be minimal. I wouldn't have said it's quite as completely flat as the organisers are suggesting though ;)

Starting and finishing at the uni will further minimise disruptions for the city centre and whilst it's a nice idea to show off York more fully, it's quite a small city so getting a 26 mile route just within the city boundaries might be rather difficult! Don't really see the problem with showing off the surrounding villages, some of them are very pretty.

I think a full marathon is a bit beyond me but as I live in one of the villages the route passes through I'll definitely be out cheering on the runners. Good luck to everyone involved I hope it's a great success and who knows if it does take off one year I might actually try and run it myself!
I regularly run and cycle on many of the roads to the north and east of York that this route covers and I think it'll be a fantastic route for the Yorkshire marathon runners! It's a very pleasant area and they're not busy roads for the most part either, certainly not at that time on a Sunday morning, so any traffic disruption will be minimal. I wouldn't have said it's quite as completely flat as the organisers are suggesting though ;) Starting and finishing at the uni will further minimise disruptions for the city centre and whilst it's a nice idea to show off York more fully, it's quite a small city so getting a 26 mile route just within the city boundaries might be rather difficult! Don't really see the problem with showing off the surrounding villages, some of them are very pretty. I think a full marathon is a bit beyond me but as I live in one of the villages the route passes through I'll definitely be out cheering on the runners. Good luck to everyone involved I hope it's a great success and who knows if it does take off one year I might actually try and run it myself! patch77
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12:52pm Tue 8 Jan 13

metsaagain says...

BioLogic wrote:
Fat Harry wrote:
I'd guess the area round the Minster is simply too small to accommodate 5000 runners, plus all the organisers, helpers, media, and spectators.

After all the Jane Tomlinson 10k starts and finishes on Knavesmire not in the city centre. I guess having the start & finish out at the university means city centre disruption will be minimised, while car parking is likely to be better than on boggy Knavesmire if it's raining.

It'll be going past the end of my street, so I'll wander down to cheer on the participants in what looks set to be a spectacular event.
YOu mean the parking at the Uni that is so limited, students park on the surrounding streets?

That parking?
lucky those cunning marathon organisers are holding it at the weekend when the carparks won't be full of staff and students. What a stroke of luck- it's almost like they planned it!
[quote][p][bold]BioLogic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: I'd guess the area round the Minster is simply too small to accommodate 5000 runners, plus all the organisers, helpers, media, and spectators. After all the Jane Tomlinson 10k starts and finishes on Knavesmire not in the city centre. I guess having the start & finish out at the university means city centre disruption will be minimised, while car parking is likely to be better than on boggy Knavesmire if it's raining. It'll be going past the end of my street, so I'll wander down to cheer on the participants in what looks set to be a spectacular event.[/p][/quote]YOu mean the parking at the Uni that is so limited, students park on the surrounding streets? That parking?[/p][/quote]lucky those cunning marathon organisers are holding it at the weekend when the carparks won't be full of staff and students. What a stroke of luck- it's almost like they planned it! metsaagain
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12:57pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

It's an outrage!
This sort of thing is not welcome here. Ruining it for the everyday motorist and taxpayer, the true residents, the people who....

What's that? No bikes? They'll be running? No bikes at all? Promise?

Oh well why didn't you say!
Great idea, bring it on. A marathon is just what York needs. I'll be there to cheer people on, top sporting events are always welcome in York. Olympic legacy etc
It's an outrage! This sort of thing is not welcome here. Ruining it for the everyday motorist and taxpayer, the true residents, the people who.... What's that? No bikes? They'll be running? No bikes at all? Promise? Oh well why didn't you say! Great idea, bring it on. A marathon is just what York needs. I'll be there to cheer people on, top sporting events are always welcome in York. Olympic legacy etc Buzz Light-year
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1:17pm Tue 8 Jan 13

BKKYorkshireboy says...

Dennis.Dart wrote:
no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-)
You miserable git!!
[quote][p][bold]Dennis.Dart[/bold] wrote: no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-)[/p][/quote]You miserable git!! BKKYorkshireboy
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1:20pm Tue 8 Jan 13

BKKYorkshireboy says...

was york now rotherham wrote:
its a pitty they could not run it at the same time as the big bike race (grand le' tour) then that would be more funnier
Oh dear.. you really should have gone to school! What a "pitty" it is that you decided to add your insightful thoughts to this article!
[quote][p][bold]was york now rotherham[/bold] wrote: its a pitty they could not run it at the same time as the big bike race (grand le' tour) then that would be more funnier[/p][/quote]Oh dear.. you really should have gone to school! What a "pitty" it is that you decided to add your insightful thoughts to this article! BKKYorkshireboy
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2:05pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Beryl30 says...

Mullarkian wrote:
Why does it have to be on public roads, just run a few laps of the Knavesmire. And don't have thousands of entries, if you can't complete it in 4 hours (6.5 mph), you should not be allowed to run. A fast walk and you would do it in 6 hours which is what some people take to do marathons now.
What a small minded view! Running isn't all about times, its about health & fitness and views such as yours just go to discourage people who'd like to take it up as a hobby. Im sure you wouldn't want to deny charities the thousand of pounds raised for them as a result? And I dont know where you get "a few laps of the knavesmire" from. The other year there was a 10k which was two laps of the knavesmire. A marathon is 42k, which by my estimation is 84 laps of the Knavemire! Hardly "a few laps"....
[quote][p][bold]Mullarkian[/bold] wrote: Why does it have to be on public roads, just run a few laps of the Knavesmire. And don't have thousands of entries, if you can't complete it in 4 hours (6.5 mph), you should not be allowed to run. A fast walk and you would do it in 6 hours which is what some people take to do marathons now.[/p][/quote]What a small minded view! Running isn't all about times, its about health & fitness and views such as yours just go to discourage people who'd like to take it up as a hobby. Im sure you wouldn't want to deny charities the thousand of pounds raised for them as a result? And I dont know where you get "a few laps of the knavesmire" from. The other year there was a 10k which was two laps of the knavesmire. A marathon is 42k, which by my estimation is 84 laps of the Knavemire! Hardly "a few laps".... Beryl30
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2:11pm Tue 8 Jan 13

MarkyMarkMark says...

Mullarkian wrote:
Why does it have to be on public roads, just run a few laps of the Knavesmire. And don't have thousands of entries, if you can't complete it in 4 hours (6.5 mph), you should not be allowed to run.
A fast walk and you would do it in 6 hours which is what some people take to do marathons now.
I'm guessing this was a troll comment! So I'll bite . . .

Just out of curiosity Mullarkian, have you ever run a marathon? Or even a 1/2 marathon? Or a 10k?

And traditionally, a Marathon is a road race. (The clue is in the name!)

Anyway . . . after 8 or 9 laps of the Knavesmire, I'd be seriously bored!
[quote][p][bold]Mullarkian[/bold] wrote: Why does it have to be on public roads, just run a few laps of the Knavesmire. And don't have thousands of entries, if you can't complete it in 4 hours (6.5 mph), you should not be allowed to run. A fast walk and you would do it in 6 hours which is what some people take to do marathons now.[/p][/quote]I'm guessing this was a troll comment! So I'll bite . . . Just out of curiosity Mullarkian, have you ever run a marathon? Or even a 1/2 marathon? Or a 10k? And traditionally, a Marathon is a road race. (The clue is in the name!) Anyway . . . after 8 or 9 laps of the Knavesmire, I'd be seriously bored! MarkyMarkMark
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2:12pm Tue 8 Jan 13

MarkyMarkMark says...

Meant to say - Brilliant Idea, BTW!
Meant to say - Brilliant Idea, BTW! MarkyMarkMark
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2:17pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Beryl30 says...

Me too Mark. And I'm running it. Probably take about 6 hours mind...
Me too Mark. And I'm running it. Probably take about 6 hours mind... Beryl30
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2:30pm Tue 8 Jan 13

imassey says...

Beryl30 wrote:
Mullarkian wrote: Why does it have to be on public roads, just run a few laps of the Knavesmire. And don't have thousands of entries, if you can't complete it in 4 hours (6.5 mph), you should not be allowed to run. A fast walk and you would do it in 6 hours which is what some people take to do marathons now.
What a small minded view! Running isn't all about times, its about health & fitness and views such as yours just go to discourage people who'd like to take it up as a hobby. Im sure you wouldn't want to deny charities the thousand of pounds raised for them as a result? And I dont know where you get "a few laps of the knavesmire" from. The other year there was a 10k which was two laps of the knavesmire. A marathon is 42k, which by my estimation is 84 laps of the Knavemire! Hardly "a few laps"....
Errrm... 8.4 laps, surely?

Not that I endorse the idea.
[quote][p][bold]Beryl30[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mullarkian[/bold] wrote: Why does it have to be on public roads, just run a few laps of the Knavesmire. And don't have thousands of entries, if you can't complete it in 4 hours (6.5 mph), you should not be allowed to run. A fast walk and you would do it in 6 hours which is what some people take to do marathons now.[/p][/quote]What a small minded view! Running isn't all about times, its about health & fitness and views such as yours just go to discourage people who'd like to take it up as a hobby. Im sure you wouldn't want to deny charities the thousand of pounds raised for them as a result? And I dont know where you get "a few laps of the knavesmire" from. The other year there was a 10k which was two laps of the knavesmire. A marathon is 42k, which by my estimation is 84 laps of the Knavemire! Hardly "a few laps"....[/p][/quote]Errrm... 8.4 laps, surely? Not that I endorse the idea. imassey
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2:53pm Tue 8 Jan 13

quakerwood says...

What a great idea for York. BUT!! It looks as though at least 15 miles of it will be run outside of the city. Given the time of year the country roads are likely to be at best damp and covered in leaves, so slippy! I would suggest not great for running. Think again about the route and use more of the City centre which will really benefit the shops and cafes.
What a great idea for York. BUT!! It looks as though at least 15 miles of it will be run outside of the city. Given the time of year the country roads are likely to be at best damp and covered in leaves, so slippy! I would suggest not great for running. Think again about the route and use more of the City centre which will really benefit the shops and cafes. quakerwood
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2:56pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Sillybillies says...

And traditionally, a Marathon is a road race. (The clue is in the name!)

What clue is that, the original wasn't?
[quote]And traditionally, a Marathon is a road race. (The clue is in the name!)[/quote] What clue is that, the original wasn't? Sillybillies
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3:36pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Beryl30 says...

imassey wrote:
Beryl30 wrote:
Mullarkian wrote: Why does it have to be on public roads, just run a few laps of the Knavesmire. And don't have thousands of entries, if you can't complete it in 4 hours (6.5 mph), you should not be allowed to run. A fast walk and you would do it in 6 hours which is what some people take to do marathons now.
What a small minded view! Running isn't all about times, its about health & fitness and views such as yours just go to discourage people who'd like to take it up as a hobby. Im sure you wouldn't want to deny charities the thousand of pounds raised for them as a result? And I dont know where you get "a few laps of the knavesmire" from. The other year there was a 10k which was two laps of the knavesmire. A marathon is 42k, which by my estimation is 84 laps of the Knavemire! Hardly "a few laps"....
Errrm... 8.4 laps, surely? Not that I endorse the idea.
Probably. Maths has never been my strong point!
[quote][p][bold]imassey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beryl30[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mullarkian[/bold] wrote: Why does it have to be on public roads, just run a few laps of the Knavesmire. And don't have thousands of entries, if you can't complete it in 4 hours (6.5 mph), you should not be allowed to run. A fast walk and you would do it in 6 hours which is what some people take to do marathons now.[/p][/quote]What a small minded view! Running isn't all about times, its about health & fitness and views such as yours just go to discourage people who'd like to take it up as a hobby. Im sure you wouldn't want to deny charities the thousand of pounds raised for them as a result? And I dont know where you get "a few laps of the knavesmire" from. The other year there was a 10k which was two laps of the knavesmire. A marathon is 42k, which by my estimation is 84 laps of the Knavemire! Hardly "a few laps"....[/p][/quote]Errrm... 8.4 laps, surely? Not that I endorse the idea.[/p][/quote]Probably. Maths has never been my strong point! Beryl30
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4:40pm Tue 8 Jan 13

lynnrus says...

All your comments have provided much enjoyment!!
On the subject of the negative comments -do you not think that the people entering will come and spend money in your hotel, bars and restaurants!? Get a life!!!!
We have just enjoyed a fantastic year of sporting success as a nation, lets embrace this and get some of the lazy people moving and enjoying sport!
I have family in York and am a regular visitor, and can't think of a better place to run a marathon ( other than London, but I've done that;-)!)
See you in October - and btw - what a great charity!
All your comments have provided much enjoyment!! On the subject of the negative comments -do you not think that the people entering will come and spend money in your hotel, bars and restaurants!? Get a life!!!! We have just enjoyed a fantastic year of sporting success as a nation, lets embrace this and get some of the lazy people moving and enjoying sport! I have family in York and am a regular visitor, and can't think of a better place to run a marathon ( other than London, but I've done that;-)!) See you in October - and btw - what a great charity! lynnrus
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4:40pm Tue 8 Jan 13

lynnrus says...

All your comments have provided much enjoyment!!
On the subject of the negative comments -do you not think that the people entering will come and spend money in your hotel, bars and restaurants!? Get a life!!!!
We have just enjoyed a fantastic year of sporting success as a nation, lets embrace this and get some of the lazy people moving and enjoying sport!
I have family in York and am a regular visitor, and can't think of a better place to run a marathon ( other than London, but I've done that;-)!)
See you in October - and btw - what a great charity!
All your comments have provided much enjoyment!! On the subject of the negative comments -do you not think that the people entering will come and spend money in your hotel, bars and restaurants!? Get a life!!!! We have just enjoyed a fantastic year of sporting success as a nation, lets embrace this and get some of the lazy people moving and enjoying sport! I have family in York and am a regular visitor, and can't think of a better place to run a marathon ( other than London, but I've done that;-)!) See you in October - and btw - what a great charity! lynnrus
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5:35pm Tue 8 Jan 13

bob the builder says...

Even AndyD wrote:
In fairness, Bob - you cannot please everyone. Are you saying we should have no events, nothing to bring visitors and money into the city just because a handful of people don't want inconvenience on a Sunday morning? These events tend to start early too - about 9am - most folk will still be in bed or reading the papers. By the time York wakes up, the runners will be out of town.

Living in a city is about compromise.
I lived and worked in Bradford and Leeds for many years where one can organise events that don't cause the entire place to grind to a halt disrupting business. However York is not a compromise, it's living in the past. If you want tourism you need the infrastucture, and the will to make it happen. York lacks both, held back by respective inward looking councils and 'dignitaries' (for want of a better printable word) who seem to prefer to further their own goals rather than the general good of the city. The lack of a bus station and making the A1237 ring road single carriageway, lack of development of British Sugar and the 'teardrop' are just some of the 'misses' your 'city' in title but town in name has made.
[quote][p][bold]Even AndyD[/bold] wrote: In fairness, Bob - you cannot please everyone. Are you saying we should have no events, nothing to bring visitors and money into the city just because a handful of people don't want inconvenience on a Sunday morning? These events tend to start early too - about 9am - most folk will still be in bed or reading the papers. By the time York wakes up, the runners will be out of town. Living in a city is about compromise.[/p][/quote]I lived and worked in Bradford and Leeds for many years where one can organise events that don't cause the entire place to grind to a halt disrupting business. However York is not a compromise, it's living in the past. If you want tourism you need the infrastucture, and the will to make it happen. York lacks both, held back by respective inward looking councils and 'dignitaries' (for want of a better printable word) who seem to prefer to further their own goals rather than the general good of the city. The lack of a bus station and making the A1237 ring road single carriageway, lack of development of British Sugar and the 'teardrop' are just some of the 'misses' your 'city' in title but town in name has made. bob the builder
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6:55pm Tue 8 Jan 13

was york now rotherham says...

BKKYorkshireboy wrote:
was york now rotherham wrote:
its a pitty they could not run it at the same time as the big bike race (grand le' tour) then that would be more funnier
Oh dear.. you really should have gone to school! What a "pitty" it is that you decided to add your insightful thoughts to this article!
wow it took all off 4 hours and 15 minuets before you or someone else had a dig ha ha ha
[quote][p][bold]BKKYorkshireboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]was york now rotherham[/bold] wrote: its a pitty they could not run it at the same time as the big bike race (grand le' tour) then that would be more funnier[/p][/quote]Oh dear.. you really should have gone to school! What a "pitty" it is that you decided to add your insightful thoughts to this article![/p][/quote]wow it took all off 4 hours and 15 minuets before you or someone else had a dig ha ha ha was york now rotherham
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6:55pm Tue 8 Jan 13

was york now rotherham says...

BKKYorkshireboy wrote:
was york now rotherham wrote:
its a pitty they could not run it at the same time as the big bike race (grand le' tour) then that would be more funnier
Oh dear.. you really should have gone to school! What a "pitty" it is that you decided to add your insightful thoughts to this article!
wow it took all off 4 hours and 15 minuets before you or someone else had a dig ha ha ha
[quote][p][bold]BKKYorkshireboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]was york now rotherham[/bold] wrote: its a pitty they could not run it at the same time as the big bike race (grand le' tour) then that would be more funnier[/p][/quote]Oh dear.. you really should have gone to school! What a "pitty" it is that you decided to add your insightful thoughts to this article![/p][/quote]wow it took all off 4 hours and 15 minuets before you or someone else had a dig ha ha ha was york now rotherham
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7:09pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

Sillybillies wrote:
And traditionally, a Marathon is a road race. (The clue is in the name!)
What clue is that, the original wasn't?
Anyway, it's Snickers now.
[quote][p][bold]Sillybillies[/bold] wrote: [quote]And traditionally, a Marathon is a road race. (The clue is in the name!)[/quote] What clue is that, the original wasn't?[/p][/quote]Anyway, it's Snickers now. Buzz Light-year
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8:32pm Tue 8 Jan 13

was york now rotherham says...

Buzz Light-year wrote:
Sillybillies wrote:
And traditionally, a Marathon is a road race. (The clue is in the name!)
What clue is that, the original wasn't?
Anyway, it's Snickers now.
YORKIE or KITKAT race would of been better
[quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sillybillies[/bold] wrote: [quote]And traditionally, a Marathon is a road race. (The clue is in the name!)[/quote] What clue is that, the original wasn't?[/p][/quote]Anyway, it's Snickers now.[/p][/quote]YORKIE or KITKAT race would of been better was york now rotherham
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10:26pm Tue 8 Jan 13

pedalling paul says...

bob the builder wrote:
Even AndyD wrote:
In fairness, Bob - you cannot please everyone. Are you saying we should have no events, nothing to bring visitors and money into the city just because a handful of people don't want inconvenience on a Sunday morning? These events tend to start early too - about 9am - most folk will still be in bed or reading the papers. By the time York wakes up, the runners will be out of town.

Living in a city is about compromise.
I lived and worked in Bradford and Leeds for many years where one can organise events that don't cause the entire place to grind to a halt disrupting business. However York is not a compromise, it's living in the past. If you want tourism you need the infrastucture, and the will to make it happen. York lacks both, held back by respective inward looking councils and 'dignitaries' (for want of a better printable word) who seem to prefer to further their own goals rather than the general good of the city. The lack of a bus station and making the A1237 ring road single carriageway, lack of development of British Sugar and the 'teardrop' are just some of the 'misses' your 'city' in title but town in name has made.
York did not "make" the A1237 a single carriageway road. It was built by N Yorks County Council and inherited by CoYC.
They are also actively encouraging developers to consider the British Sugar site. But in the teeth of recession, this is not an easy task for any Local Authority.
Yes I'd like a bus station as well. But York's infrastructure reflects its origins from the Roman period onwards. Which ancient buildings would you like us to knock down?
[quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Even AndyD[/bold] wrote: In fairness, Bob - you cannot please everyone. Are you saying we should have no events, nothing to bring visitors and money into the city just because a handful of people don't want inconvenience on a Sunday morning? These events tend to start early too - about 9am - most folk will still be in bed or reading the papers. By the time York wakes up, the runners will be out of town. Living in a city is about compromise.[/p][/quote]I lived and worked in Bradford and Leeds for many years where one can organise events that don't cause the entire place to grind to a halt disrupting business. However York is not a compromise, it's living in the past. If you want tourism you need the infrastucture, and the will to make it happen. York lacks both, held back by respective inward looking councils and 'dignitaries' (for want of a better printable word) who seem to prefer to further their own goals rather than the general good of the city. The lack of a bus station and making the A1237 ring road single carriageway, lack of development of British Sugar and the 'teardrop' are just some of the 'misses' your 'city' in title but town in name has made.[/p][/quote]York did not "make" the A1237 a single carriageway road. It was built by N Yorks County Council and inherited by CoYC. They are also actively encouraging developers to consider the British Sugar site. But in the teeth of recession, this is not an easy task for any Local Authority. Yes I'd like a bus station as well. But York's infrastructure reflects its origins from the Roman period onwards. Which ancient buildings would you like us to knock down? pedalling paul
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10:26pm Tue 8 Jan 13

born 'n bred yorkie says...

I see the gremlins have been at the route map. Lawrence St seems to have moved to a field somewhere between Murton and Warthill. It'll make it less busy during the rush hour if the powers that be make it permanent.
I see the gremlins have been at the route map. Lawrence St seems to have moved to a field somewhere between Murton and Warthill. It'll make it less busy during the rush hour if the powers that be make it permanent. born 'n bred yorkie
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3:31am Wed 9 Jan 13

Magicman! says...

Paul Meoff wrote:
Dennis.Dart wrote:
no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-)
Don't take long for the whining to start. Anything that could potentially delay some porker getting to the MacDonalds drive through or driving 100 metres to buy their fags should be stopped.
This really needs a thumbs-up button!

Yorkshire Coastliner services will likely get disrupted, as the whole of Stockton Lane will likely be closed. The route goes out a fair bit but turns back just before the hills start, but then the A166 will get delays due to it.

Shame the Olympic Torch hadn't taken the route out of York the same way as this marathon, through Heworth, as it'd have meant more people would have been within that "15 minutes of the torch" that LOCOG kept going on about.
[quote][p][bold]Paul Meoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dennis.Dart[/bold] wrote: no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-)[/p][/quote]Don't take long for the whining to start. Anything that could potentially delay some porker getting to the MacDonalds drive through or driving 100 metres to buy their fags should be stopped.[/p][/quote]This really needs a thumbs-up button! Yorkshire Coastliner services will likely get disrupted, as the whole of Stockton Lane will likely be closed. The route goes out a fair bit but turns back just before the hills start, but then the A166 will get delays due to it. Shame the Olympic Torch hadn't taken the route out of York the same way as this marathon, through Heworth, as it'd have meant more people would have been within that "15 minutes of the torch" that LOCOG kept going on about. Magicman!
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7:01am Wed 9 Jan 13

piemagico says...

Fantastic news. Well done on everyone involved for making this happen.
Fantastic news. Well done on everyone involved for making this happen. piemagico
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8:17am Wed 9 Jan 13

Shouter says...

What great news for York. Let's hope it is a success, brings in a lot of tourist trade and well-earned cash to the city. However CYC and NYCC really must fill in the potholes which pepper the roads on the route, otherwise there could be a lot of broken ankles (and compensation claims).
What great news for York. Let's hope it is a success, brings in a lot of tourist trade and well-earned cash to the city. However CYC and NYCC really must fill in the potholes which pepper the roads on the route, otherwise there could be a lot of broken ankles (and compensation claims). Shouter
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8:42am Wed 9 Jan 13

brahma says...

pedalling paul wrote:
bob the builder wrote:
Even AndyD wrote:
In fairness, Bob - you cannot please everyone. Are you saying we should have no events, nothing to bring visitors and money into the city just because a handful of people don't want inconvenience on a Sunday morning? These events tend to start early too - about 9am - most folk will still be in bed or reading the papers. By the time York wakes up, the runners will be out of town.

Living in a city is about compromise.
I lived and worked in Bradford and Leeds for many years where one can organise events that don't cause the entire place to grind to a halt disrupting business. However York is not a compromise, it's living in the past. If you want tourism you need the infrastucture, and the will to make it happen. York lacks both, held back by respective inward looking councils and 'dignitaries' (for want of a better printable word) who seem to prefer to further their own goals rather than the general good of the city. The lack of a bus station and making the A1237 ring road single carriageway, lack of development of British Sugar and the 'teardrop' are just some of the 'misses' your 'city' in title but town in name has made.
York did not "make" the A1237 a single carriageway road. It was built by N Yorks County Council and inherited by CoYC.
They are also actively encouraging developers to consider the British Sugar site. But in the teeth of recession, this is not an easy task for any Local Authority.
Yes I'd like a bus station as well. But York's infrastructure reflects its origins from the Roman period onwards. Which ancient buildings would you like us to knock down?
Actually, you cannot make a case for it being NYCC's fault that the A1237 is single carriageway either. The Dept of Transport slashed the funding, requiring it to be made so and forcing it to have roundabouts to boot.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Even AndyD[/bold] wrote: In fairness, Bob - you cannot please everyone. Are you saying we should have no events, nothing to bring visitors and money into the city just because a handful of people don't want inconvenience on a Sunday morning? These events tend to start early too - about 9am - most folk will still be in bed or reading the papers. By the time York wakes up, the runners will be out of town. Living in a city is about compromise.[/p][/quote]I lived and worked in Bradford and Leeds for many years where one can organise events that don't cause the entire place to grind to a halt disrupting business. However York is not a compromise, it's living in the past. If you want tourism you need the infrastucture, and the will to make it happen. York lacks both, held back by respective inward looking councils and 'dignitaries' (for want of a better printable word) who seem to prefer to further their own goals rather than the general good of the city. The lack of a bus station and making the A1237 ring road single carriageway, lack of development of British Sugar and the 'teardrop' are just some of the 'misses' your 'city' in title but town in name has made.[/p][/quote]York did not "make" the A1237 a single carriageway road. It was built by N Yorks County Council and inherited by CoYC. They are also actively encouraging developers to consider the British Sugar site. But in the teeth of recession, this is not an easy task for any Local Authority. Yes I'd like a bus station as well. But York's infrastructure reflects its origins from the Roman period onwards. Which ancient buildings would you like us to knock down?[/p][/quote]Actually, you cannot make a case for it being NYCC's fault that the A1237 is single carriageway either. The Dept of Transport slashed the funding, requiring it to be made so and forcing it to have roundabouts to boot. brahma
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8:50am Wed 9 Jan 13

Kevin Turvey says...

As long as its not organised by the Gunpower plod company it should be ok.

I wonder if the Press will be doing the write up before this event has taken place as well?

If the Press do, can we expect another peice of reactive corporate social responsibility from them as a PR stunt to attempt to placate the readers again?
I suggest a subject/campagain/ca
use that can be helped rather than trying to overturn the capitilist status quo!
As long as its not organised by the Gunpower plod company it should be ok. I wonder if the Press will be doing the write up before this event has taken place as well? If the Press do, can we expect another peice of reactive corporate social responsibility from them as a PR stunt to attempt to placate the readers again? I suggest a subject/campagain/ca use that can be helped rather than trying to overturn the capitilist status quo! Kevin Turvey
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11:14am Wed 9 Jan 13

pedalling paul says...

brahma wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
bob the builder wrote:
Even AndyD wrote:
In fairness, Bob - you cannot please everyone. Are you saying we should have no events, nothing to bring visitors and money into the city just because a handful of people don't want inconvenience on a Sunday morning? These events tend to start early too - about 9am - most folk will still be in bed or reading the papers. By the time York wakes up, the runners will be out of town.

Living in a city is about compromise.
I lived and worked in Bradford and Leeds for many years where one can organise events that don't cause the entire place to grind to a halt disrupting business. However York is not a compromise, it's living in the past. If you want tourism you need the infrastucture, and the will to make it happen. York lacks both, held back by respective inward looking councils and 'dignitaries' (for want of a better printable word) who seem to prefer to further their own goals rather than the general good of the city. The lack of a bus station and making the A1237 ring road single carriageway, lack of development of British Sugar and the 'teardrop' are just some of the 'misses' your 'city' in title but town in name has made.
York did not "make" the A1237 a single carriageway road. It was built by N Yorks County Council and inherited by CoYC.
They are also actively encouraging developers to consider the British Sugar site. But in the teeth of recession, this is not an easy task for any Local Authority.
Yes I'd like a bus station as well. But York's infrastructure reflects its origins from the Roman period onwards. Which ancient buildings would you like us to knock down?
Actually, you cannot make a case for it being NYCC's fault that the A1237 is single carriageway either. The Dept of Transport slashed the funding, requiring it to be made so and forcing it to have roundabouts to boot.
The A1237 was conceived as a local distributor road, rather than an express bypass. Hence the avowed intention at the time for at grade intersections with principal radial roads........
[quote][p][bold]brahma[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Even AndyD[/bold] wrote: In fairness, Bob - you cannot please everyone. Are you saying we should have no events, nothing to bring visitors and money into the city just because a handful of people don't want inconvenience on a Sunday morning? These events tend to start early too - about 9am - most folk will still be in bed or reading the papers. By the time York wakes up, the runners will be out of town. Living in a city is about compromise.[/p][/quote]I lived and worked in Bradford and Leeds for many years where one can organise events that don't cause the entire place to grind to a halt disrupting business. However York is not a compromise, it's living in the past. If you want tourism you need the infrastucture, and the will to make it happen. York lacks both, held back by respective inward looking councils and 'dignitaries' (for want of a better printable word) who seem to prefer to further their own goals rather than the general good of the city. The lack of a bus station and making the A1237 ring road single carriageway, lack of development of British Sugar and the 'teardrop' are just some of the 'misses' your 'city' in title but town in name has made.[/p][/quote]York did not "make" the A1237 a single carriageway road. It was built by N Yorks County Council and inherited by CoYC. They are also actively encouraging developers to consider the British Sugar site. But in the teeth of recession, this is not an easy task for any Local Authority. Yes I'd like a bus station as well. But York's infrastructure reflects its origins from the Roman period onwards. Which ancient buildings would you like us to knock down?[/p][/quote]Actually, you cannot make a case for it being NYCC's fault that the A1237 is single carriageway either. The Dept of Transport slashed the funding, requiring it to be made so and forcing it to have roundabouts to boot.[/p][/quote]The A1237 was conceived as a local distributor road, rather than an express bypass. Hence the avowed intention at the time for at grade intersections with principal radial roads........ pedalling paul
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11:32am Wed 9 Jan 13

Even AndyD says...

bob the builder wrote:
Even AndyD wrote:
In fairness, Bob - you cannot please everyone. Are you saying we should have no events, nothing to bring visitors and money into the city just because a handful of people don't want inconvenience on a Sunday morning? These events tend to start early too - about 9am - most folk will still be in bed or reading the papers. By the time York wakes up, the runners will be out of town.

Living in a city is about compromise.
I lived and worked in Bradford and Leeds for many years where one can organise events that don't cause the entire place to grind to a halt disrupting business. However York is not a compromise, it's living in the past. If you want tourism you need the infrastucture, and the will to make it happen. York lacks both, held back by respective inward looking councils and 'dignitaries' (for want of a better printable word) who seem to prefer to further their own goals rather than the general good of the city. The lack of a bus station and making the A1237 ring road single carriageway, lack of development of British Sugar and the 'teardrop' are just some of the 'misses' your 'city' in title but town in name has made.
None of which is really relevant to having a cracking little charity event one Sunday a year.

Great news and I for one will be supporting it.
[quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Even AndyD[/bold] wrote: In fairness, Bob - you cannot please everyone. Are you saying we should have no events, nothing to bring visitors and money into the city just because a handful of people don't want inconvenience on a Sunday morning? These events tend to start early too - about 9am - most folk will still be in bed or reading the papers. By the time York wakes up, the runners will be out of town. Living in a city is about compromise.[/p][/quote]I lived and worked in Bradford and Leeds for many years where one can organise events that don't cause the entire place to grind to a halt disrupting business. However York is not a compromise, it's living in the past. If you want tourism you need the infrastucture, and the will to make it happen. York lacks both, held back by respective inward looking councils and 'dignitaries' (for want of a better printable word) who seem to prefer to further their own goals rather than the general good of the city. The lack of a bus station and making the A1237 ring road single carriageway, lack of development of British Sugar and the 'teardrop' are just some of the 'misses' your 'city' in title but town in name has made.[/p][/quote]None of which is really relevant to having a cracking little charity event one Sunday a year. Great news and I for one will be supporting it. Even AndyD
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1:25am Thu 10 Jan 13

Mawangabear says...

This is great news for York, I'm all in favour.

My only slight complaint is that the route is a bit lame, it could do with taking in a bit more of the city centre. Perhaps add Ouse Bridge, Rougier Street then back over Lendal?
This is great news for York, I'm all in favour. My only slight complaint is that the route is a bit lame, it could do with taking in a bit more of the city centre. Perhaps add Ouse Bridge, Rougier Street then back over Lendal? Mawangabear
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8:46pm Fri 11 Jan 13

redchick says...

bob the builder wrote:
Paul Meoff wrote:
Dennis.Dart wrote:
no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-)
Don't take long for the whining to start. Anything that could potentially delay some porker getting to the MacDonalds drive through or driving 100 metres to buy their fags should be stopped.
Some of us work at the weekend to pay our bills, there is never any consideration to the disruption of those businesses also for whom some of those who work during the week depend. I hope you never need a plumber or breakdown service on a weekend!
I work on a weekend but there still isn't a 'rush hour' ?
[quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul Meoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dennis.Dart[/bold] wrote: no doubt during rush hour, bringing the city to yet another stand still ;-)[/p][/quote]Don't take long for the whining to start. Anything that could potentially delay some porker getting to the MacDonalds drive through or driving 100 metres to buy their fags should be stopped.[/p][/quote]Some of us work at the weekend to pay our bills, there is never any consideration to the disruption of those businesses also for whom some of those who work during the week depend. I hope you never need a plumber or breakdown service on a weekend![/p][/quote]I work on a weekend but there still isn't a 'rush hour' ? redchick
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8:05am Sat 12 Jan 13

lovesrunning says...

I think people need to know that this marathon isn't flat and is very very rural. I know this route very well going through the city for a mile is down and flat, then heading up Heworth road has a slight incline then you run over Stockton fly over then from 9ml to 13ml it has ups and downs, from the bottom of upper helmsley to bossal. At 18ml to 20ml up the a166 it is undulating, them at 25ml you hit tang hall lane slightly up and finish on green dykes lane, uni hill!!!!!

So many first time marathoners have booked this believing it's flat and will be disappointed.

The roads/lanes out there are very muddy and could be very slippy, I can imagine the crowd support being limited once out rural.
I think people need to know that this marathon isn't flat and is very very rural. I know this route very well going through the city for a mile is down and flat, then heading up Heworth road has a slight incline then you run over Stockton fly over then from 9ml to 13ml it has ups and downs, from the bottom of upper helmsley to bossal. At 18ml to 20ml up the a166 it is undulating, them at 25ml you hit tang hall lane slightly up and finish on green dykes lane, uni hill!!!!! So many first time marathoners have booked this believing it's flat and will be disappointed. The roads/lanes out there are very muddy and could be very slippy, I can imagine the crowd support being limited once out rural. lovesrunning
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6:48pm Sun 13 Jan 13

TERRIER3 says...

i think its an excellent idea, anything that gives york national coverage is good, i agree the route could have been better and would have been better finishing at the minster, i bet though that someone complains the buses are late on that sunday
i think its an excellent idea, anything that gives york national coverage is good, i agree the route could have been better and would have been better finishing at the minster, i bet though that someone complains the buses are late on that sunday TERRIER3
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10:06am Mon 14 Jan 13

YorkArchitect says...

Nay sayers 1 - Yipees 21!
Nay sayers 1 - Yipees 21! YorkArchitect
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