Army of volunteers pledge to help

AN ARMY of volunteers will be out in force on race day to ensure the event goes smoothly.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon could not take place without its own eventers – people like York couple Jo and Simon Arundel - who are certainly going the extra mile to help make the event a success as they will be spending their first wedding anniversary volunteering.

Jo, a ward clerk at York District Hospital, said: “When we volunteered I hadn’t realised it was our anniversary but we were not going to back out.

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“Instead of a nice romantic lunch or evening meal for two we will be standing on the streets with thousands of others. It’s a different way of spending your anniversary.”

The couple will be marshalling on behalf of children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

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