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ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon

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Posizione Manchester, United Kingdom

Distanza Maratona

Data 07 apr 2019

Informazioni ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon

Be part of the action and secure your place in the UK’s Flattest, Fastest and Friendliest Marathon which will be held in April. Awarded the official title of UK's Best Marathon for two years running at the Running Awards, the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford is a marathon not to be missed. 

A superfast course, great entertainment, outstanding crowd support and glorious finish at Emirates Old Trafford, plus a medal and ASICS technical t-shirt for all finishers!

Join us and take part in the celebrations as the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon will be the oldest Manchester Marathon. The first Manchester Marathon was run in 1908, starting and finishing at the Saracen's Head pub in Warburton in Trafford. This was a 20 mile (there was no established distance for a marathon then) run organised by Salford Harriers.

Winning the prestigious titles of Most Improved Race at the Runner's World Personal Best Awards, and Best Marathon at the Running Awards shows how fast the race is developing. 

Distanze

Marathon

  • 42,195km

Marathon Wheelchair

  • 42,195km

Informazioni pratiche

Postazioni di Pronto Soccorso

There will be water stations at regular points along the course. There will also be refuge points where there will be first aid, access to toilets and a drop-out vehicle if required.

Tempo massimo

Yes, the roads will re-open to vehicular traffic on a rolling basis at an approximate pace of 13 minutes 45 seconds per mile – 6 hour pace. If you are running slower than this pace, when directed to do so, you will need to run on the pavements and run as a pedestrian obeying all signals and the Highway Code. The finish line will close 7 hours after the start of the race. Any finishers after this time will not receive an official finisher’s time.

Cronometraggio

The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford will be timed with state of the art disposable timing chips. Your time will be recorded at various split points along the way - 10km, 10 miles, 13.1 miles (half marathon) and the finish.

ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon Mappa del percorso

ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon Mappa del percorso

Partenza:

Old Trafford, MUFC

Old Trafford Stadium, Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, United Kingdom

Traguardo:

Old Trafford, MUFC

United Rd, Stretford, Manchester M16, UK

Difficoltà

flat

Attrattive

With the new amended course, The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford is the flattest marathon in the UK and one of the flattest marathons in the world. With only 54m of gain along the course.The race village will again be located at Manchester United Football Club on the E2 Car Park in front of the stadium and you will start the race just a short walk away on the A56 White City Roundabout passing through Cheadle, Timperley, Altrincham, Hale Barns, Styal , Gatley and finish outside the magnificent stadium of Old Trafford.

Panoramica

The flattest marathon course in the UK with only 54m of elevation - flatter than Berlin, London, Edinburgh, New York, Chicago and many others
  • Perfect PB course
  • The race village situated at Old Trafford football stadium, on the E2 car park in front of the main stand
  • The race will start on the A56 at the White City roundabout, a short walk from the race village at MUFC
  • Awesome entertainment and support along the course
  • The route will be held entirely on closed, main roads
  • More of the route in Altrincham where the crowd support is amazing
  • A new finish outside Old Trafford stadium, Manchester United Football Club (MUFC) on Sir Matt Busby Way


ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon Trivia

  • The first Manchester Marathon was run in 1908, starting and finishing at the Saracen's Head pub in Warburton in Trafford. This was a 20 mile (there was no established distance for a marathon then) run organised by Salford Harriers.
  • The first ever amateur marathon to be run using the now established marathon distance of 26 miles 385 yard distance was the Manchester Marathon in 1909. This marathon started in Sandbach and finished at the Fallowfield Stadium in Manchester.
  • After a 14 year gap, the Manchester marathon returned and kept the same course from 1923 to 1928 and 1931 to 1936. This route started and finished at the Fallowfield Stadium passing through Cheadle, Timperley, Altrincham, Hale Barns, Styal and Gatley. From 1969 to 1973 the Maxol marathons started from Manchester Town Hall and finished at Old Trafford football stadium.

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