The Yorkshire Marathon

Date:
14/10/2018
Country:
York
Distance:
Marathon
The Yorkshire Marathon has quickly established itself as one of the highlights of the UK's sporting year. This popular and picturesque run, with fantastic PB potential, takes participants past some of York's most historic sights and along scenic country lanes, making it an attractive prospect for runners of all abilities. Achieve a coveted personal best or simply be spurred on by great support and entertainment around the route - the Yorkshire Marathon has all the ingredients to make this an unforgettable experience. With places selling out early in five successive years, get in quickly or you may be disappointed.

Neal Emmerson
Richard Sands
Roz Hunter
Charles Leonard
Jack Rose
Jennifer Baillie
Steve Cudd
Simon English
Deborah English
Jenny Harrison
Matt Clarry
Andrew Thornton
Andrew Barron
Courtney Smyth

Simon English
02:53:13

In short:
Second best all time Marathon and a real return to form in an injury disrupted training block.

In full:
Knew I would have a good day when I established my magic three pooh pre race target ! Loved this friendly race in perfect weather including the cooling rain ! Good support and to smash back into the sub three camp (and some) was a hugely satisfying result. Tony Audenshaw starting the race just made it all the more special.



Deborah English
03:27:12

In short:
Wet but perfect

In full:
My 10th marathon but my first putting my trust into the hands of a stranger. I turned my Garmin to clock face and just stuck with the 3:30 pacer Wayne Herbert. He was brilliant. Encouraging and supportive the whole way. All I had to do was stay with him, focus on my breathing and form and just enjoy. The camaraderie of running in a pace pack was so uplifting. I would definitely do this again. Not a PB but not far off. This was a brilliant, friendly marathon that I would thoroughly recommend.



Jenny Harrison
03:57:45

In short:
My first ever marathon! It was tough, and I definitely learned a few lessons (set off too fast!), but despite the soggy weather I enjoyed the race. Being my first marathon my main goal was to finish, so I was super happy to finish in just under four hours - what a dream!

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Andrew Thornton
03:29:37

In short:
Bombed at Berlin 4 weeks ago and not run a good marathon for 2 years. Forgot to charge my watch so had to run without it. Chucking it down with rain. An 8 minute pb running on feel. First sub 3:30. Brilliant day. Brilliant run. Brilliant event.

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Richard Cockbain
3:25:55

In short:
After months of injury and no training, a sensible approach to pacing this race paid off with a great, of rainy, experience and a relatively good time.

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Andrew Barron
02:49:15

In short:
After my PB attempt in London fell short due to the heat this was my second go this year. Despite the heavy rain, conditions were good and the course was decent for a go at a pb. Felt comfortable throughout and knew 2:50 was in the bag when I passed 24 miles. Over 10 minutes off my PB and already looking at 2:45...surely not?

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Courtney Smyth
2:54:01

In short:
Yorkshire marathon

In full:
I was looking for a Sub 3 at The Yorkshire Marathon after coming close at Manchester Marathon in April in my 1st ever marathon with a 3:00:37. This time I managed to run 2:54:01 Very happy! it's all about the pacing.



Jack Rose
03:23:01

In short:
A lot to learn...

In full:
Wet conditions, having a cold, and not ideal training meant that I should probably have eased off the target pace. Instead i set off quicker than planned and LOVED IT... For 16miles. Final 3rd was a war of attrition but I still hung on to get a 4min pb. Pleased and ruined. Would have been easier to pace it properly!



Jennifer Baillie
05:40:29

In short:
Cold, wet, painful, no blisters. Loved it!

In full:
I ran my first marathon in Venice in Oct 15 and since then only done a couple of halves. Little running in 2017 due to bunion op. The ITB problem which bothered me in lead up and during Venice was a distant memory and I’ve been injury free (ish) this year. My training suggested a finish of 5.15 and i was on target until 30k when ITB pain decided to make an appearance. A very slow run/walk to the end but managed to run final 200m and my husband said i looked strong as I crossed the line. I beat my Venice time and had a brilliant day.



Matt Clarry
03:24:43

In short:
A very wet and windy day in York, but came away with a 10 minute PB. Aiming to beat that margin next year!

In full:
The York marathon started off wet and windy.. but although it remained like that for the rest of the morning I had a great race. Everything was going fine and maintaining a 7:40ish min/mile, until miles 22 to 23 when the brakes started to go on and I felt like progress was grinding to halt, but somehow managed to keep my pace to within a minute and under the 9min/mile. The cheers from rain soaked crowds through those last few mile, definitely helped to lift the pain and carry me to the final corner before the obligatory sprint finish and jelly legs that followed. Final leg of this years White Rose Treble complete, will be back for the treble again next year !


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