Last Sunday 26th September saw the running once again, of the Manchester 10k and ½ marathons after their cancellation in 2020. It finally felt that some signs of “normality” were returning to the city centre after a very difficult 18 months. These races are amongst the most popular events in the calendar of the North West and they also raise enormous amounts of money for the many, many charities who have found their donations massively reduced over the last two years.
I am delighted to say that this year, I managed to run the 10k with my son Mark and his girlfriend Rebecca. We did not set any records but were all delighted to get around without any injuries in good times.
The numbers of runners were well down on previous years with only about 10,000 runners compared to nearer 40,000 in previous years but the weather was kind and the bands and people were back out on the streets to encourage the runners to give their best all the way to the end.
As in previous years, we were running in support of two great Manchester Charities; The Christie Charity and The Oasis Centre in Gorton. Hilti my employer (Hilti GB) Ltd, have very kindly agreed to “match” any donations we raise so if you would like to donate this can be done via cheque / cash in the envelopes in Church or Just Giving:
Thank you for your continued support over so many years for these wonderful Charities who need our support even more than ever.
With very best wishes to you all, Peter, Mark and Rebecca