Sunshine and smiles in York for the 2016 Yorkshire Marathon

The Yorkshire Marathon. Photograph: Simon Dewhurst
9 Oct 2016 @ 9.48 pm
| Sport

Sunshine and smiles were the order of the day as thousands of people ran round York and many more cheered them on in the 2016 Yorkshire Marathon.

Ray Matthews – who earlier this year at the age of 75 ran 75 marathons in 75 days – got the race underway alongside triple gold medal Paralympian Hannah Cockroft.

Large and enthusiastic crowds cheered the runners as they left the University of York campus and snaked their way through the heart of the city and out into the villages and country lanes before heading back to a hero’s welcome at the university.

And they're off
And they’re off! Marathon man Ray Matthews and Paralympian Hannah Cockroft get the race started
Joe Sagar, who won the 10-mile run
Joe Sagar, who won the 10-mile run

First across the finish line was Paul Martelletti a time of 2:19:36. He was followed by Tom Charles who clocked 2:27:28 to take second place with Scott Harrington finishing third in 2:28:05.

The first woman home was Sarah Lowery in 2:45:53. Joasia Zakrzewski recorded 2:49:05 to take second spot and Michelle Nolan was third in 2:54:24.

The winning wheelchair athlete was Callum Hall in a time of 2:01:35. Callum’s fiance, Paralympian Jade Jones, was the fastest women’s wheelchair athlete in 2:03:51.

The medals all wrapped up
The medals all wrapped up
Congratulations
Congratulations

Among the well-known faces taking part were comedian Rob Deering, former Big Breakfast presenter Paul Tonkinson, Educating Yorkshire’s English teacher Matthew Burton.

The 10 Mile race was won by Joe Sagar in 54:01, with Joseph Monk second in 54:17 and Jordan Howe taking third place in 54:35. First woman home was Victoria Whitehead who clocked 1:02:44. Sarah Douglas finished second in 1:03:08 and Michelle Dorrington was third in 1:03:45.

Among the 10 Milers were BBC TV stars Harry Gration and Nicola Rees, along with race starter Ray Matthews. They were joined by 80 year old Jean Snelling from York Knavesmire Harriers, who clocked an impressive 1:06:07.

Another winner
Another winner
Winning team
Winning team
A wave from the sea of runners
A wave from the sea of runners
Thousands took part in the races
Thousands took part in the races
Winner of the women's marathon Sarah Lowery
Winner of the women’s marathon Sarah Lowery
First across the marathon finish line Paul Martelletti
First across the marathon finish line Paul Martelletti