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Results of Yorkshire Marathon announced

Photo credit: www.runnersworld.co.uk
Photo credit: www.runnersworld.co.uk

The results of the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon have been announced, proving the event to have been a success.

The event, which took place over the course of a weekend earlier this month, started and finished at the University of York for the fourth consecutive year, as was reported earlier in The Yorker.

This year’s race was won by Paul Martelletti, who achieved an impressive finish time of 2:19:36 and a decisive seven minute lead. Tom Charles, at 2:27:28, took second place and Scott Harrington, at 2:28:05, came in third.

Thousands of pounds are expected to have been raised for charity from the runners’ successful efforts. The charities supported include the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon partner charities: Macmillan Cancer Support, Martin House Hospice, St Leonard’s Hospice, Candlelighters, type 1 diabetes charity JDRF, Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Stroke Association, Forget Me Not Hospice, St Gemma’s Hospice and The Children’s Hospital Charity.

Plusnet’s CEO, Andrew Baker, commented:

“I would like to congratulate everyone who took part in today’s Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon – you really did yourself proud. We’re so pleased to show our support and hope everyone who has taken part is enjoying a well-deserved rest.”

Registration for the 2017 PlusNet Yorkshire Marathon is already open at http://www.theyorkshiremarathon.com.

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Eleanor Higginson

Eleanor Higginson

2016/7 News Editor. Third year English and Related Literature Student.