Last Sunday saw over 40,000 participants run the Great Manchester Run. The 10km route flows past iconic Manchester landmarks such as Old Trafford and the Lowry; eventually finishing on Deansgate in the heart of city. The event saw a diverse mix of athletes, varying from Olympic champions such as Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba, to novice runners who were running to raise funds for charities. It’s this mix that makes events like this so special.
Great Manchester Run
Since moving to Manchester I’ve been trying to have a healthier lifestyle. Unfortunately, my efforts have been hindered by all the good food, drink and entertainment available on my doorstep. Quite frankly I needed to find a way to motivate myself. As a self-confessed gadget addict, a new piece of technology was just the thing prevent this fad from fading away.In the New Year, I picked up a Garmin GPS training watch, and gave myself a month of enthusiasm at most.