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Manchester Half Runners

A Hero's Welcome Awaits You In Manchester

Get ready to supercharge your stride and go for glory in this speedy, friendly and supportive half...

Returning on Sunday 9 October and welcoming runners of all abilities, the 2022 Manchester Half is the biggest event of its type in the North West. And this year, it isn’t just any 13.1 mile run, it’s the Manchester Half Heroes Edition, which will champion all things heroic, including celebrating our running heroes, those who inspire others to run, and local heroes we encounter everyday.

The event continually receives rave reviews from participants, thanks to its amazing atmosphere, famous flat route and unrivalled support from crowds along the route - adding to the distinctive charm of this event.

Not only will 2022 welcome 10,000 heroes to the start line, but the route will also see a change with the half marathon coursing through the city centre for the first time. Popular for its closed road route, runners will have the rare opportunity to have the city streets to themselves as they make their way round one of Europe’s flattest courses.

2021's event was thrilling to watch as Welsh runner Ciaran Lewis competed in his first ever half marathon to be announced as the winner with a fantastic time of 01:06:10. With seconds between them, New Zealander Paul Martelletti finished in 01:07:01 with Mohammed Saleh close on his heels at 01:07:34.

Local runner Mollie Williams made Salford proud by being crowned first female finisher with an impressive 01:15:46. She was shortly joined by Breege Connolly, 01:16:30, and Claire Clancy, 01:18:35, who both flew over the line.

You may not have the legs or stamina to emulate times like these, but whether you’re looking for a new challenge, seeking a new pb or want a glorious medal to add to your collection, the 2022 Manchester Half has you covered and there is still time to grab your spot at the start line in October!

To find out more about the event and secure your guaranteed place head to the event website here.

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