The award-winning 13-miler in Trafford is the race to run if you’re looking for a super-fast course with a real chance to smash your PB. With only 41m elevation gain and a glorious two-mile + finish straight, the inaugural event last autumn saw a phenomenal number of athletes achieve their fastest time, proving that Manchester is one of the quickest high-profile half marathons in the UK.
The race went on to win Bronze in the Best Half Marathon category (≥ 5,000 runners) at The Running Awards 2017, and is a favourite among the running community.
Why? Runners can look forward to a race of the highest standards, with the flat and fast course on wide, closed roads accurately measured to IAAF / AIMS certification. The athletes’ village at Emirates Old Trafford, home to Lancashire County Cricket Club, offers fantastic facilities for runners. Add to this the superb crowd support and first-class entertainment and it’s a race not to miss!
This is an excellent end of season event to your running calendar. There are 15,000 places available and entry fees are at £34 for affiliated /£36 for non-affiliated athletes.
Put Sunday 15 October 2017 in your diary and get ready to run the race of your life! To find out more and to sign up, visit www.manchesterhalfmarathon.com.
Meanwhile, look out for some editorial tailored to mastering the art of the half marathon! And if you take part, you’ll get a nice shiny copy of that issue to read as your relax your weary legs afterwards.