Your Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon Newsletter - February 2017. In this month's Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon newsletter Paddy Meade why he is back this year. High 5 and Erdinger are revealed as your marathon partners and a chance to get your friends and family involved in the ever-popular Yorkshire 10 Mile.
All power to Paddy in his hat-trick bid
Teacher Paddy Meade has clearly been bitten by the marathon running bug.
Having first entered the event in 2015, he enjoyed it so much he was back for more in 2016 and this year has the hat-trick firmly in his sights.
Paddy said: “I really enjoyed the challenge of running the marathon in 2015 and 2016 and thought I'd go for the hat trick.”
He describes himself as “an ambitious middle of the pack runner who is slightly larger than average” and is hoping to dip below 4 hours for the first time at this year’s event, although finding the time for sufficient training might be a challenge.
Paddy said: “I am feeling slightly worried about fitting in as much training as I'd like as I've just started a new career in teaching and spare time is a luxury at the moment. Other than that I'm excited.”
He is taking on the challenge to raise money for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
“I ran the Hull 10k for the appeal in 2015 and the appeal team were one of the most friendly and supportive people I have ever met. The Jane Tomlinson Appeal is a fantastic charity raising money for a brilliant cause and I'm really proud to be a part of it.”
And his advice for everyone in training to tackle those 26.2 miles?
“Don’t neglect the long run – the wall is real and very tall.”
Erdinger named as official recovery drink of the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon
Once you have crossed the finish line on Sunday October 8th you’ll doubtless be ready to celebrate, perhaps with a nice cold beer.
But before you hit the alcohol, remember it’s important to take on some non-alcoholic fluids to aid your post-run recovery.
And with that in mind, Run For All has signed a partnership agreement making Erdinger alcohol-free beer the official recovery drink of the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon.
Runners will be handed a bottle of the German-brewed isotonic Erdinger as they make their way along the finish chute.
Siobhan Curtis, Run For All’s corporate and sponsor manager “It will be a great way for runners to celebrate their achievement and quench their thirst at the same time.”
Events Director Peter Gowans, from ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, said: “We very much welcome the opportunity to be involved in the Yorkshire Marathon, which we know is both very popular and successful.
“Erdinger is a refreshing and vitamin-rich isotonic drink that should prove a great fit with the event.”
High 5s all round in the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon
Runners taking part in Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon will be able to take advantage of High 5 energy gels to help boost their performance following the announcement of a new deal.
Under a three-year agreement signed by High 5 and Run For All, High 5 will be the official gel provider at the Yorkshire Marathon.
Gels will be available both out on the course and in the goody bags handed out at the finish.
The company’s gels, suitable for vegetarians and vegans, provide an instant energy boost to help runners achieve their race-day goals.
Siobhan Curtis, Run For All’s corporate and sponsorship manager, said: “We are extremely grateful for High 5’s support. Maintaining energy levels is obviously important during endurance events and High 5’s involvement is sure to be welcomed by all those runners taking part in the marathon.”
Yorkshire 10 Mile entries now open
Got family and friends who would love to join you in experiencing that unique marathon day atmosphere but don’t want to tackle 26.2 miles?
Then spread the word among them that entries are open for the Yorkshire 10 Miles, which sets off immediately after the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon. Introduced in 2015, the event has proved an enormously successful part of the Yorkshire Marathon festival which also includes a team relay as well as a full marathon.
They can sign up online at www.theyorkshiremarathon.com - but better hurry as demand for places is always high.