Flying colours for Yorkshire Marathon launch

Mike Tomlinson, Harry Gration and charity representatives at York Minster. PIC: Gary Lentworthy
Mike Tomlinson, Harry Gration and charity representatives at York Minster. PIC: Gary Lentworthy
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A WAVE of colour passed York Minster on a particularly drab January day as the fourth Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon was officially launched.

Fundraiser Mike Tomlinson and BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration were joined by representatives of some of the marathon’s partner charities, including St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds and Martin House Children’s Hospice in Wetherby, as final preparations were made for tickets to go on general sale on Wednesday, January 6.

Last year’s event saw 9,000 runners tackle the 26.2m route around York, and with each year selling out since the first marathon in 2013, organisers expect the 2016 marathon on October 9 to be just as popular.

Event manager Charlie Tatman said: “The 2015 marathon was a big success and we received some excellent feedback from many of the entrants.”

Get tickets from www.theyorkshiremarathon.com

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