City Of Manchester 10K

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14/03/2010 at 23:14
Thinking of entering this one, any previous runners reccomend it?
15/03/2010 at 07:41

I did it last year - my thoughts are:

Fast course - pretty flat and a start and finish on the track

Not terribly inspiring scenically but you do go past the stadium (and all the support) twice so that gives you a buzz

Starting all those people on a running track means it's very, very slow at the beginning if you're near the back (we weren't, but as we left the stadium after 3/4 of a lap there were people who'd hardly moved)

For those that are bothered about that sort of thing the goody bag's a bit crap - low quality t-shirt and some leaflets

15/03/2010 at 18:31

sounds like a good race aslong as your near the front!!

14/05/2010 at 21:28
Well I'll be there again this year anyway - have a PB I need to sort out...
16/05/2010 at 21:10

Not the greatest of scenary, but stadium setting always nice change. Fast as well.

Edited: 16/05/2010 at 21:13
17/05/2010 at 16:05

Is it slow runner (1hr 20) friendly?

Is it chip timed (not for me - my friend is considering it)

17/05/2010 at 16:10
It is chip timed, and I think it's fine for the slower runner - certainly looked to be a wide range of runners last year.
17/05/2010 at 16:55
Pity it's on the same day as the Manchester-Blackpool bike ride, otherwise I'd have considered this.
17/05/2010 at 21:44
Do you not get a medal?
17/05/2010 at 21:55
read the site dont look like it
17/05/2010 at 22:16

Don't think there were medals last time - not a great goody bag if that's what floats your boat - poorish quality t-shirt and some leaflets from memory, although I seem to recall the contents were a bit random - did some people get socks?

25/05/2010 at 05:55
Entered this one online last night, i also entered my little man into the toddler trot. It states finishers of the toddler trot receive a medal but im not too sure about the 10k.

Im not too bothered about the tshirt or the goody bag, i have numerous tshirts from races and i would probally never wear them again anyway!
13/06/2010 at 16:04

Does anyone know the route for this?


18/06/2010 at 08:36

I ran this last year. Wasn't the prettiest race but its nice and local for me so I've signed up again.

Anyone else running it?

21/06/2010 at 08:37

Im on it Veester, its local for me too.

Nice not to have to drive 2 hours for a race!

21/06/2010 at 22:20
I've been looking for the official route details but cant find it anywhere.

This sounds about right, can anyone confirm?

21/06/2010 at 23:01
Im new to this one, sorry cant help more Alex.
22/06/2010 at 15:29
Entered this one with my son and daughter because we want to get sponsor money for Kids charity, who help my great grand-daughter with problems she has had since birth, as she was born at 26 weeks weighing 2 lbs 2 ozs.  Oh bless!  Hope the route is nice and flat, and it is not a very hot day !!
22/06/2010 at 20:45
Alex Frost 3 wrote (see)
Hi, I've been looking for the official route details but cant find it anywhere. This sounds about right, can anyone confirm? Cheers

I didn't run it last year but the route for the two previous years did not include running down Oldham Rd itself , after going up the hill past the gasworks (it's a scenic route  ) you turn into the backstreets before coming back past the stadium. The race is multiple laps (two I think last year although last time I ran it it was 3 different sized laps)
24/06/2010 at 08:42

Goog luck Margaret!!

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