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Great Manchester Run

Postby Beatrix Kiddo » Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:43 pm

25,000 entry limit has sold out in just two weeks!


Britain's premier 10k running event, the BUPA Great Manchester Run, has
reached its entry ceiling of 25,000 entries just two weeks after opening for

The BBC televised event has established itself as one of the leading 10k
races in the world. Last year Haile Gebrselassie broke the UK All-Comers
record in Manchester with a time of 00:27:25.

Charlie Mussett, Race Director for the event, said: "The demand for entries
has been amazing this year." But whilst delighted at the surge in interest,
race organisers Nova International are not that surprised.

"The event has shifted in scale from 10,000 runners in 2003 to our limit of
25,000 this year. It's had to grow to meet the huge demand for places from
not only Manchester and the North West but across the whole of the UK. We
set this year's limit after discussions with the Council, Police and
Emergency Services and are bringing in some new developments to our wave
start system to ensure runners get the best possible experience out on
course. If the systems in place at this year's event work well then there is
scope to grow the event even further in future years, but we have to ensure
that we create a safe and enjoyable environment on race day."
Beatrix Kiddo
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Re: Great Manchester Run

Postby james montgomery » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:46 pm

[quote="Beatrix Kiddo"]25,000 entry limit has sold out in just two weeks!


Another licence to print money for Foster. When are the Lemmings going to wake up. "British Road Racers Ltd" or it's sister company "British Run Ltd." should start organising their own great events and keep the profit for the development of the sport.
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Postby motherhen » Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:17 am

Clubs affiliated to the NoEAA and recognised as being based in Greater Manchester have recieved some guarenteed places. My clubs arrived in the post a few days ago. These have to be claimed by the 31st March so if your a club runner there may be still a chance to enter.
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