You could be crowned BMAF champion at the 2019 ASDA Foundation Yorkshire Marathon
AFTER two hugely successful years at the MBNA Chester Marathon, the British Masters Athletic Federation’s Marathon Championships will move to the ASDA Foundation Yorkshire Marathon for 2019.
As was the case in both 2017 and 2018, as well as competing in the championships, which are contested every autumn in order to give participants optimum recovery time from spring races, BMAF members will again have an opportunity to represent England as part of England Athletics’ Age Group teams programme, where runners from across England compete for their country after a qualification process.
Since 2017, the England representative opportunities have recognised and rewarded the commitment of competitive age group club runners, seeing athletes from Masters 35 upwards given the chance to earn an England age group vest, with the home line-up taking on a Celtic Nations team.
At Chester in 2018 there was plenty of interest as to who would be crowned British masters champion, with Charlene Jacobs-Conradie, a W45, the first female finisher with a time of 2:52:54, while Karl Welborn (M35) was the first male home in the BMAF Championships, finishing third in the open race in a time of 2:28:48.
Who will be the next champions to be crowned on October 20, 2019, over the Yorkshire route that takes in the beautiful city of York and the surrounding countryside?
For dates and information on all future BMAF Championships, plus details on how to enter, visit bmaf.org.uk
Karl Welborn about to finish the 2018 MBNA Chester Marathon