Were you one of thousands who did run?
AROUND 35,000 runners took to the streets for this year’s Great Manchester Run, with more than 700 Maxonians among them.
The 10km race is the largest in Europe and raises £100,000s for good causes with the majority of participants choosing to run in aid of a charity.
Among the runners were a team of astronomers from Jodrell Bank and a team running in aid of the East Cheshire Hospice.
Many of the town’s entrants also racked up impressive times, with Andrew Whittingham fin- ishing among the top 100 runners and crossing the line after just 35 minutes and 53 seconds.
He was closely followed by John Carr, who finished in 37m13s, Mike Hill in 38m39s, Tom Bartram in 38m41s, and Mark Bale in 39m27s.
David Hart, communi- cations director for The Great Run Company, which organises the event, said: “It was another wonderful day for the city.
“Once again millions of pounds has been raised for charities, many of them local to Manchester.
“The run is a focus for such fundraising.”
●● Runners at the start of The Great Manchester Run Joel Goodman