Extra places for marathon run

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EXTRA places have been made available for the previously sold-out Yorkshire Marathon, sponsored by Sheffield firm Plusnet.

The event takes place in York on Sunday, October 20.

Additional places, which will take the capacity of the inaugural event to 6,100, will be released for sale on Friday, April 26.

Sara Birkinshaw, event director, said: “We knew the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon would be popular, but I think it is fair to say it took even us by surprise when it sold out in just three days.

“The demand was so high we could probably have sold out the event twice over. Since January we have had an enormous number of requests to increase capacity.”

Visit www.theyorkshiremarathon.com for information on signing up.