British Masters Athletic Federation’s 2019 Marathon Championships makes a move for Yorkshire.
One of Yorkshire’s most popular charity road runs is to host the British Masters Athletic Federation’s 2019 Marathon Championships.
After two successful years at the Chester Marathon, the championships – open to runners aged 35 and over - will switch to the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon in York on October 20th.
The 7,000-strong Yorkshire Marathon field will welcome the England Marathon Masters team who will be taking on a Celtic Nations team.
The England Masters runners will arrive in York having clinched their place on the team at one of four qualifying marathon events - Chester, Bournemouth. Greater Manchester or Brighton.
In last year’s BMAF Championships, Charlene Jacobs-Conradie, a W45 category runner, was the first female home in 2:52:54, while Karl Welborn (M35) was the first male home in the championships – and finished third in the open race – in a time of 2:28:48.
Tristan Batley-Kyle, Head of Events at Run For All, organisers of the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon, said: “We are delighted that the BMAF Championships will form part of this year’s Yorkshire Marathon and we also look forward to welcoming all the runners representing the masters teams.”
For dates and information on all future BMAF Championships, plus details on how to enter, visit bmaf.org.uk.