manchester marathon 2015

are you planning running or have run this marathon, tell your experiences

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13/06/2014 at 14:31

Hi, I've tried to find a thread for next year's Manchester marathon. Date not announced yet due to football fixtures but should be April sometime. With London being the 26th I would imagine it will be either 5th,12th or 19th April. 

Anyway I'm planning on doing it even if I'm lucky in the ballot for London(  Will defer until 2016) I would welcome anyone's experience of it this year. Any tips, advice etc please post and hopefully if anyone else thinking of doing it we can have a wee discussion going forward on it. 

Thanks in advance.

14/06/2014 at 08:15

I did it this year and am planning to try again next year.

15/06/2014 at 14:53

Hi redjeep, how was the organisation and atmosphere around it?

18/06/2014 at 12:37

Superb race.  Did it this year and will definitely be back for 2015.  Well organised fast flat course.  Crowds were bigger in the towns with hardly anyone around running through Carrington at the 20-odd mile mark.   

18/06/2014 at 16:00

Well football fixtures announced and man utd at home weekend of the 5th and 12th so possibly gonna be the 19th for Manchester marathon 2015. Can't see them having it same weekend as London??

Sounds a good race then Andy, hopefully they will firm up date and I can get hotel booked and the training stepped up. 

18/06/2014 at 16:34

Nice race. Fast and flat, not too busy either.


18/06/2014 at 20:04

I think the 19th looks likely too.  Unlike London you are off and running quickly with very little congestion. Depending on your football allegiances finishing outside Old Trafford is pretty cool too

19/06/2014 at 15:08

This site:

appears to show the date as being 31st March, 2015, I don't know how accurate that is though.  I think I am going to ask the question on the Manchester Marathon FB page, see if they answer.

19/06/2014 at 17:54

Hi lotus, don't think that date is accurate at all because it's a Tuesday! I've already asked on their FB page but no reply as yet. 

Easter Monday is the 6th April, don't they usually have a fixture calender on Easter Monday? So old Trafford might be free on the 5th?? Really do think it will be the 19th though! 

19/06/2014 at 19:20
Agree that mile 20 was a bit lonely but thought this was a great event. Easy to get to on the tram, lovely support on parts, flat and well organised. Would recommend it based on this year's race. Oh and I PB'd ????
20/06/2014 at 08:16

Reply on FB page and they say they are working to secure the 19th and just finalising the details and will confirm date as soon as possible. 

20/06/2014 at 21:51
bigeater wrote (see)

Reply on FB page and they say they are working to secure the 19th and just finalising the details and will confirm date as soon as possible. 

Ahh nice one!

Regarding the 31st March, I never noticed that about it being on a Tuesday, that definitely cancels out that date then haha

22/06/2014 at 05:39

I think people use Manchester as a backup to the London ballot.  It's a smaller event and the organisers are quite happy to let you defer should london come up for you. 

22/06/2014 at 17:42

I have run London twice and Manchester once and definitely prefer Manchester.  


24/06/2014 at 16:15

Still no confirmed date for this marathon, I was hoping to have it booked and hotel sorted before I go on holiday on Friday.

02/07/2014 at 21:12

Manchester marathon 2015 confirmed for 19th April 2015. I'm in..... anyone else?

05/07/2014 at 20:40

I'm definitely doing it again.  Was a blast this year.  

08/07/2014 at 08:27

Hotel now booked, placed secured, now just the easy!!  Currently running 20-25 miles a week which I'll gradually increase with the real training starting around November. 

08/07/2014 at 11:18

I shall be entering if I am unsuccessful in the VLM ballot. Looks like a great event. Paris was an Asics sponsored marathon and was brilliant, so I'm hoping for more of the same from Manchester!

10/07/2014 at 11:50

I deferred this year, so definitely in for next year! Where is everyone staying?

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