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Athletics Weekly - - Asics Greater Manchester Marathon -

WITH the shorter days and cold weather set­ting in, now is the time to fi­nalise your spring­time run­ning plans.

If those plans in­clude tak­ing on a marathon then the ASICS Greater Manch­ester Marathon on Sun­day, April 8, 2018 could be the per­fect spring race for you.

With 95% of run­ners promis­ing to be back, places are be­ing snapped up quickly for the UK’s flat­test, fastest and friendli­est marathon. So don’t de­lay and make sure you se­cure your spot.

Should you de­cide to take part, you will be sign­ing up for a race which fea­tures:

A su­per-fast course with only 54m el­e­va­tion gain

A sub­stan­tial Bri­tish and Ir­ish-only prize fund

A glo­ri­ous 8m wide fin­ish out­side Emi­rates Old Traf­ford, home of Lan­cashire County Cricket Club Ex­cel­lent or­gan­i­sa­tion

Su­perb crowd sup­port and first class en­ter­tain­ment

A route mea­sured to in­ter­na­tional IAAF stan­dards

To give you an idea of how fast this course is, at this year’s event back in April, 86% of the top 50 recorded a per­sonal best or sea­son’s best and 50% of the top 250 clocked a PB. This race is YOUR best chance to se­cure a marathon PB.

The race is also a great plat­form for char­ity fundrais­ing and sup­ports a num­ber of well-loved char­i­ties in­clud­ing Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety, Cancer Re­search UK, the Christie char­ity and Royal Manch­ester Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Char­ity.

Make the ASICS Greater Manch­ester Marathon your goal for your win­ter run­ning and make those miles over the fes­tive pe­riod count!

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