Viewers can relive the incredible excitement and atmosphere of the inaugural Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon in an hour-long TV programme this Sunday [November 3]. The special highlights show is to be screened on:Channel 4/HD at 7.05am on Sunday 3rd November AND Channel 4 + 1 at 8.05am on Sunday 3rd November It will feature inspirational stories from the thousands of runners who took part, great sky-high shots from the race helicopter, an in-depth focus on the elite field and interviews with some of the many celebrities who ran. The programme is to be hosted by well-known presenters Rob Walker and Charlie Webster. Rob is the current BBC master of ceremonies for the World Snooker Championships and part of the BBC’s 2012 Olympics reporting team. Charlie has reported and presented for BBC Football Focus, Channel 4 and is a regular Sky Sports News presenter. The television programme was commissioned by Plusnet and produced by Dream Team Television. Jamie Ford, CEO 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.”
A version of the programme will also be shown on:
British Eurosport 2 at 8am on Saturday 16th November and British Eurosport 1 at 12 midnight the same day
BT Sport 2 on Monday 18th November at 7pm; Tuesday 19th November at 11pm; and Sunday 24th November at 6pm
BT Sport 1 on Sunday 24th November at 11.30pm
Sky Sports 3 at various times on the 10th and 11th December – check your planners for exact timings
Over 6,500 people signed up to take part in the first ever Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon which took place on the ancient streets of York on Sunday 20th October. Demand for this year’s event was so high that it sold out in just three days when it was launched in January. Places in the 2014 event are now available via the Ultimate Season Ticket at www.runforall.com Alternatively would-be participants can have first chance at places by registered for the 2014 Priority Pre-sale at www.theyorkshiremarathon.comDid you take part in the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon, let us know if you spot yourself on camera in the comments below.