Thousands of big-hearted athletes pounded around the streets of York today as the second Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon proved to be another triumph.

Autumnal conditions dictated it was to be a jog in the fog, at least at the start.

Waved off by former England Rugby Union international and Question Of Sport star Matt Dawson, the runners set off from the University of York’s Heslington campus, made their way past city centre landmarks and out to Stamford Bridge, before returning to the university.

Famous faces among the runners included teacher Matthew Burton of Educating Yorkshire, comedian Rob Deering, former England footballerand BBC Look North’s Harry Gration and Amy Garcia.

It was the greatest. And here’s a few reasons why…

1. It was fun from before the word go

2. It started and ended in style

3. Matt Dawson met everyone

4. But he wasn’t the only famous face

5. Runners wore sunglasses. In the fog

6. But then, we have the stylish dressers

7. And we have the finest landmarks

8. There were smiles for 26.2 miles

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18 miles in- still smiling #yorkshiremarathon #yorkmara #running

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9. People supported some fab causes

10. There were some inspired motivators

11. And some awesome supporters

12. We know how to celebrate

13. The elite athletes were astonishing

14. And so were the volunteers

15.…and we take medal-winning selfies!

See you next year!