For our elite runners we are offering the following package:
- Pre-race elite athletes marquee
- Pre race water & isotonic drinks
- Dedicated toilets by the elites marquee
- Front pen for elites at the start of the race
- Transfer of baggage from elites marquee to main baggage storage ready for collection
- Post race buffet in the elites marquee
To be eligible to run as an elite you need to have achieved the following times since 1st January 2017:
• Men sub 2:45
• Women sub 3:15
To apply for an elite place please email Linda with details of your qualifying time and a link to results on the race organiser's website.
Elites who have run faster than 2:30 (men) 3:00 (women) since 1st January 2017 will qualify for a free place.
All athletes are eligible for our cash prizes.
We are a race organised by runners and are determined to deliver a race which will maintain its reputation as the UK's favourite marathon.
The route is renowned for being fast and largely flat – more than 70% of our runners achieve PBs!
Marius Ionescu in 2014
Julie Briscoe in 2013
2017 Marathon Results
|1st||Lloyd Biddell (Mercia Fell Runners)||2:26:12|
|2nd||Tom Aldred (London Heathside)||2:27:34|
|3rd||Stuart Hawkes (Tipton Harriers)||2:28:11|
|1st||Sarah Lowery (Sheffield RC)||2:44:27|
|2nd||Sarah Webster (Northern (Isle of Man) AC)||2:48:30|
|3rd||Michelle Nolan-Hood (Gateshead Harriers & AC)||2:48:49|
As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.Find out more.