Great City Games
Just a few of my favourite pics. It’s amazing to be so close to the action. This is my kind of celeb spotting.
Great Manchester Run
The atmosphere was, as always, electric. Team Crayola coloured the city in style, spurred on by crowds of fantastic supporters, who clearly enjoyed spotting the different crayons as we ran past.
Manchester did itself proud, showing off the city at its best. The Swiss contingent are all making plans to come back, and also want to enter more runs throughout the year, proving that the race is a great motivator.
Unfortunately All Bar One refusing to let us in after the race, because our running gear didn’t comply with their smart casual dress code, gave a sour taste to our post run euphoria. With potential for 40,000 runners + their families lost (according to our taxi driver, 100,000 people were estimated to be in the city), it’s no surprise there were lots of empty tables.
Other bars and restaurants were much more accommodating with many offering discounts to runners. Thankfully The Slug and Lettuce in Albert Square were able to squeeze in 9 crayons and their support crew amongst the other revelling runners and it wasn’t long before we were tucking in to gigantic burgers, beers and the obligatory prosecco.
So, my race time was 56:47. Not my fastest but I’ve hardly been on top of my training lately, and I was dressed as a crayon, so I’m happy to have beaten the hour mark.
Looking forward to doing it all again next year!