Elation and exhaustion were etched on the faces of runners as they crossed the finish line of the Asics Greater Manchester Marathon today. Whether in it to win it, smash their PB or raise money for charity, all 13,500 runners could feel justly proud as they completed the feat of endurance. Among them there were plenty of inspiring stories, including paraplegic athlete Claire Lomas, who will complete the challenge over a number of days wearing a bionic suit. The MEN also entered its own team of runners as part of our We Stand Together campaign, which aims to promote peace and tolerance across Greater Manchester. It includes reporters Rebecca Day and Charlotte Dobson, who are raising money for homelessness charity The Booth Centre. Speaking before the race, Charlotte said: “I’m really nervous but there’s a great atmosphere already and it’s going to be a great day.” Rebecca added: “It’s our first marathon. We’ve trained together so hopefully … [Read more...] about Manchester Marathon 2018 runners cross the line in biggest race yet
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PUBLISHED: 19:01 08 April 2018 | UPDATED: 19:01 08 April 2018 Dani Nimmock crosses the finish line in Manchester. Picture: hollicom.co.uk Archant City of Norwich athlete Dani Nimmock has won the first big city marathon of the season. Nimmock triumphed at Sundya’s Greater Manchester Marathon, in a personal best time of two hours, 38 minutes and 24 seconds. Garscube Harriers’ Katie White made a fast start in the women’s race and had an 11-second lead at the 10km mark. But Nimmock impressively made up the ground by the halfway point. Nimmock, who ran 1:14:13 at The Big Half in London last month, took control in the second half and crossed the line to win by almost three minutes. After the race she tweeted: “Running through this tape was a moment I’ll never forget! Winning in a 10min PB is definitely a giant leap forward for me.” It certainly was a big PB for the Norwich runner, who sliced nearly 10 minutes from her time at the Frankfurt marathon in … [Read more...] about City of Norwich runner Danni Nimmock wins Greater Manchester marathon
It's going to be a miserable weekend weather-wise – but it won’t stop it being a massive weekend for Manchester. Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on the city over the coming days for music and sporting events. It'll be an overcast evening, but mainly dry, which is good news for those travelling to the Manchester Arena to watch The Courteeners. On Sunday, the Asics Greater Manchester Marathon takes place in Trafford with around 12,000 runners signed up to take part. Weather-wise it will be dry but cloudy, with the sun possibly showing its face later on in the afternoon. Temperatures over the weekend will be around 11-13c. Those travelling to Manchester in the coming days are also being reminded that roads and public transport will be busier than usual. Transport bosses expect Metrolink and the buses to be affected from 4pm onwards. Greater Manchester Marathon will also see a number of road closures as they become part of the course, which runs from Chester … [Read more...] about This is what the weather is going to be like for the Greater Manchester Marathon
The Courteeners, Arcade Fire, the Greater Manchester Marathon and the long-awaited derby match could bring a ‘perfect storm’ of traffic this weekend. Competitors, spectators, shoppers and football fans are among those advised to plan ahead in preparation for the mammoth few days. Manchester City host arch-rivals United at the Etihad on Saturday at 5.30pm. Around 50,000 fans are due to attend. Roads and public transport are expected to be busier than usual, with Metrolink and the buses to be affected from 4pm onwards. The game will be followed by The Courteeners at Manchester Arena . Doors open at 6pm. On Sunday, the Asics Greater Manchester Marathon takes place in Trafford , with around 12,000 runners signed up to take part. The event will see road closures as they become part of the course, which runs from Chester Road and back again via Stretford, Sale and Altrincham. Roads will be closed and reopened at different times during the day, with the earliest and … [Read more...] about Greater Manchester Marathon and derby could bring traffic ‘perfect storm’
The Manchester Marathon 2018 takes place this Sunday, with around 12,000 runners expected to wind their way from Chester Road to back again, via Stretford, Sale and Altrincham. Sponsored by Asics, the run has three official charity partners - Cancer Research UK, Alzheimers and JustGiving - but attracts runners who want to challenge themselves for their own good causes. The race also has local charity partners in The Christie and The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. It's great to be able to turn out and support the runners - but if you can't, our partnership with Xtra Mile Events, organisers of the run, means you will be able to see your loved ones as they take on the 26.2 mile course with our live stream. The Manchester Evening News website will broadcast the Greater Manchester Marathon live in a regional media first. The We Stand Together team of ten runners will also be seen crossing the finish line - and being interviewed minutes after they finish. The live stream will start … [Read more...] about What makes the Manchester Marathon special?