16 Jul

Records Broken At People's Race

We Love Manchester 10KSunday's We Love Manchester 10K attracted its largest field to date with over 3000 entrants. The event, popularly known as the people's race, saw Mohammed Abu-Rezeq claim his third successive victory in a time of 30:39, with Jessica Coulson taking top position in the women's field. 

Race director Graham Jackson said he was delighted with how the race has developed year on year: "Firstly I would like to thank all those who ran, friends and family as well as the  Manchester City Council, Mercedes Manchester and the We Love Manchester Charity for their fantastic support.
"Our event gets bigger each year but we are committed to ensuring it is a friendly race for all standards. We want all of our races to be an opportunity for friends, families and first time runners to enjoy the benefits of running."
The course started and finished at the Regional Athletics Track, Sportcity, next to the Etihad Stadium, with runners sent on their way by Manchester's Lord Mayor Cllr. Susan Cooley. Altrincham's Mohammed Abu-Rezeq continued his impressive form of 2014 to secure victory in 30:39, with Andy Norman second (32:00) and Dave Norman closely following (32:03).  
In the women's competition, Jessica Coulson finished in 34:04, with Amanda Crook second in 35:46 and last year's winner Gina Paletta in third place in 36:31. Ian Maddrell was the mid-point competitor in 55:35, while the last runner came home in 2:05:40. 
Full results are available via northernrunningguide.com