It won’t be long before thousands of runners hit the streets of Manchester for one of the city’s biggest races of the year.
The Great Manchester Run, which takes place on Sunday May 22, will see some 25,000 athletes compete in the 10k and half marathon events. The routes cover many of the city’s iconic sites, including Old Trafford and Etihad stadiums and Coronation Street located at Salford Quays.
The first wave kicks off at 8:30am, with staggered start times throughout the day and the last wave at 12:47pm. The day will feature live music from eight entertainment zones, along with thousands of cheering fans.
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All the action will be shown live on the BBC, but fans can keep an eye on Deansgate to watch people cross the finish line. But what will the weather be like for the big day? Last year, sunny intervals punctuated the races – will the riders have the same luck this year?
Unfortunately, the typical Manchester rain is likely to make an appearance on Sunday, but not until the afternoon. The morning will start largely cloudy – but perhaps more importantly – dry, with temperatures of 13°C.
It will warm up as the day progresses, with the temperature reaching a pleasant 18C. But the first of the ‘light rain showers’ will fall around 1pm, according to the Met Office. A gentle breeze from the southwest will also be felt, according to the BBC.
Rain showers will last through the afternoon and into the evening, finally dissipating around 10 p.m.