Yorkshire Marathon highlights to be screen in Channel 4 documentary (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Yorkshire Marathon highlights to be screen in Channel 4 documentary
4:24pm Thursday 31st October 2013 in News
VIEWERS can relive the excitement and atmosphere of the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon in an hour-long TV programme on Sunday [November 3].
The special highlights show is to be screened on Channel 4 at 7.05am and will feature stories from the thousands of runners who took part, sky-high shots from the race helicopter, an in-depth look at the elite field, and interviews with some of the celebrities who ran.
The programme is to be hosted by sports presenters Rob Walker and Charlie Webster.
Jamie Ford, chief executive of Plusnet said: “The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon captured the public’s imagination well before anyone even got to the start line and the amazing scenes on the day have only cemented that.
“This event is destined to have a grand legacy but we wanted to ensure we played our play in this and we’re proud to enable the event to be showcased across the world through this TV programme.”
More than 6,500 people signed up to take part in the first ever Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon, held in in York on Sunday, October 20.
Organised by the same team responsible for the successful Run For All 10K series and Leeds Half Marathon, the new event is part of the lasting legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson CBE, who raised almost £2m by completing a series of sporting challenges, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.
Places in the 2014 event are now available at runforall.com
The 2013 marathon is expected to have raised in excess of £2m for charity.
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