Were you one of thou­sands who did run?

Macclesfield Express - - NOSTALGIA -

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

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