Greater Manchester Marathon

Race Date: Sunday, 07/04/2019
Race Distance: Marathon

The UK's second biggest marathon, with 13,095 finishers (possibly more than that in due course). It's very friendly - and well organised. There have been reports of problems with the bag drop in the past, but there were certainly no problems this year. Unless, like me, you tried to reclaim your bag without having the necessary wrist band. Conditions were absolutely perfect for marathoning - grey skies, cool temperatures, enthusiastic supporters and no wind at all. It's a flattish course, so pbs were there for the taking. A great race! Clare was 159th female. Just to add as Gavin is too modest himself, that Gavin came 159th in the Men's race and 2nd(!) in the MV55 category- well done Gavin.