Bupa 10K Great Manchester Run

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MovingAlong    pirate
19/05/2009 at 14:15

I came on here the night of the race, and was going to post how congested I found it - but decided against it after reading the first few posts and thought I must have just been unlucky with where I started. I've done this race for the past 3 years, and definately think this year was the worst for it...

However, it was the first 10k I ever did, and I really do enjoy it. I always go with the mind set of just running it to enjoy the atmosphere, and don't really concentrate on times, so I'll probably be back next year - although its starting to verge on the very expensive side of things.

19/05/2009 at 14:50

Kevin, maybe you are using the quick results page?

Try Results.

19/05/2009 at 15:00

nutty - just figured out who you are! I'm in your club - will probably see you tonight!

When will they publish photos from Manchester run? Imagine it must take days and days to sort through them all...

19/05/2009 at 15:09
not about tonight - legs knackered
19/05/2009 at 15:13
Nutty, don't suppose you're liverlass from the AFC Liverpool forums?
19/05/2009 at 16:01

Forgot to add, the way I broke my positions down was I got my results for each filter from my race number, then did an open search for each category and at the bottom it says how many results found, so I just took that as being how many people there were in each category.


Overall 1928/ 26983

Female  133/ 11922

Age 1258 / 14610

Age and Gender  90/ 6716

19/05/2009 at 16:49

I know what everyone means about the congestion!

I was being realistic when I applied for the race as I have never taken part in any event before.

I was therfore in the pink wave... People were walking after 200M One woman hit me sideways whilst programming her iPod and at one point a whole crowd of women were walking with arms linked taking up about 3/4 of the road!

I only managed 1:14 due to 2 huge blisters at the 5K point (I wont be using elastic laces again).

But I'm so happy I finished & only slowed below a jog twice.

I'll be back next year.


19/05/2009 at 17:15

Cheers Kelly for the info on how to break down the category's.

Looks like you did pretty good! I'd be very proud of those places!

It certainly wasn't you getting in the way was it!

19/05/2009 at 18:56
DagsJT - nope not Liverlass on the AFC LIverpool forums
19/05/2009 at 21:00

Yes, I was very happy - and stunned! I was a week into my marathon taper so obviously the extra rest is working.

If anyone wants to improve their times, try marathon training . Even though I haven't ran one yet - next Sunday, panic - it has taken 5 mins off my 10k time and 7 mins off my half time in 3 months and I think still room for improvement.

Although I do mostly smaller races now, I still love the razzmatazz of the Bupa runs. Can't wait to tackle the GNR again.

MovingAlong    pirate
19/05/2009 at 21:54

Kaysdee - I'm guessing your doing Edinburgh?? - If so, same here!

Get very nervous now - first time for me as well.

But completely agree with training for longer distances. I've run a 52 min 10k as part of my marathon training, and that wasn't going full pelt. I reckon I could go sub 50 mins with a good day, and that coming a year after running approx 1 hr 10ks!

21/05/2009 at 14:29
The photos are now up on http://media.greatrun.org - looks like they were taken near the finish. Mine look like I'm about to collapse with exhaustion.
21/05/2009 at 14:47

Moving Along, Yes, Edinburgh. I know they said race packs would be here *by* Saturday, but didn't think they would cut it this fine. No-one I know has one. I'm nervous, but just can't wait to get it over with really. Getting bored! Well done on the improvement. It feels a bit surreal doesn't it as the cut in time doesn't seem proportionate to the amount of effort it takes. It felt no harder than a previous 50 minute pb back in November.Right, when's my next marathon...

Bupa ignored me again. Didn't get any for the GNR and din't get any here. Boo Hoo.

21/05/2009 at 15:38
Website is being hammered at the moment
21/05/2009 at 18:20
Apparantly there aren't any photos for my runner number
21/05/2009 at 20:15
None for me either. I think if we look again in a day or so, they may have some.  
22/05/2009 at 09:32

Can anyone view their pictures? I've been getting site is busy try again for hours now.

22/05/2009 at 09:38
It kinda worked last night but didn't show pics for a lot of numbers I randomly tried. This morning they've put up that blue screen with the message though.
Farnie    pirate
22/05/2009 at 09:39
the pictures this year are rubbish, what happened to all the other photographers on the way round.  there used to be loads. 
22/05/2009 at 12:21
I can take better running photos than those uploaded.  Mine has got the top of my head chopped off

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