Greater Manchester Marathon - UK's Flattest Marathon

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06/03/2013 at 18:38

Has anybody got any feedback on this marathon from previous years, thanks Jo.

06/03/2013 at 21:43

Long story Joe, things didn't go smoothly last year and the weather was awful but it is very flat.I'm giving it another go.

07/03/2013 at 20:37

Thanks Gaz, read some reviews & decided to enter. Assuming it wasn't too awful if you're giving it another chance. I'm hoping to get a mara pb this year, & as it's flat was hoping this might be the one


07/03/2013 at 20:53

A lot of the problems, though preventable, were made a lot worse by the weather. It was  the first time for the race so I'm hoping with the team behind it having a bit more experience and the weather hopefully being better it will be OK.

Its def. a PB course and thats the big attraction for me as well.

08/03/2013 at 19:49

Thanks Gaz, really looking forward to it.

12/03/2013 at 15:04

Finished the Bolton Hill Marathon on Sunday but now I'm off the hills and back on the roads to prepare for Manchester. It could be harder on the legs without the steep and rocky stretches that forced me to walk on Sunday but looking forward to it.

15/03/2013 at 21:25

Well done invisible man, hope Manchester is easier than Bolton sounds.


16/03/2013 at 07:29

Manchester will be much easier and the weather can't be that bad 2 years in a row...can it?

18/03/2013 at 19:14

Go for it Joe, I have been reassured that things have changed and it looks like they have. No industrial estates Nick W4 so should be quality. Finishes outside the best stadium in the UK too!!!

I'm in and looking forward to it

18/03/2013 at 19:55

Thanx Barny, really looking forward to it now.

19/03/2013 at 20:15
I did it last year. I have to say I was ashamed as a Mancunian, it was a pathetic attempt at a marathon. Yes the weather was dreadful but the organisation and route (under pass near finish and some cross country) was much worse.

I hope they stick to their promise and take 'all' the complaints on board.

Bupa Manchester 10k could teach them a lot of lessons. That is a class event!
25/03/2013 at 21:22

was so looking forward to this marathon & hoping for a GFA, unfortunately I have to bow out with an achllies injury, good luck to all of you running this marathon.

03/04/2013 at 10:28

Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has a number they would like to sell. I missed out on an entry this year

03/04/2013 at 10:36

Iain - you can still enter yourself, there are places left in the marathon.  

03/04/2013 at 13:43

Just got number through yesturday so starting to get nervous now! Last long run this coming Sunday so any last minute tips/advice. Hoping to better last years 3:30 at Sunderland though as it sounds flatter.

04/04/2013 at 12:29

Tiny request - if you are doing Manchester on the 28th April would you please consider participating in my study which you can find on the Spring marathon thread as MSc Research Project requires marathon runners - no electrodes!

It's about using a positively focused self-talk technique to increase your resilience and positive affect (that's the strong positive moods that you can control).

It is straightforward and might just provide an additional tool to conquer the mental aspects of tackling a marathon.


10/04/2013 at 15:35

Hi all, looking forward to race now with less than three weeks to go! Is it just me or is it just the post; haven't seen my race details & numbers through the post yet. Is anyone else in a similiar position?

10/04/2013 at 20:44

Still not sure if I'm going to be running, but haven't received race pack yet either.

11/04/2013 at 10:10

I am very surprised the organisers have been allowed to stage another event after the shambles of last year

11/04/2013 at 11:10
I got my number last week but my friend didn't. Email organises at the weekend and got reply y return!! Numbers are being posted in 2 batches so 2nd batch should arrive very soon I'll posts comment when they do.
My number is around 7500 (can't remember the exact one) but it would appear to e
Be a growing event.
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