Two Morpeth Harriers travelled to the North West at the weekend to take part
in the Wiggle Manchester half-marathon on Sunday 13th October 2019.
A comparatively new event, but one growing in popularity largely due to the flat course and surroundings,
the race starts and finishes by Old Trafford and attracts an entry of over 13,000.
In a men’s race won by Ben Connor in 1 hour 3 minutes 12 seconds, Karl Taylor – who had taken in the chance to watch the Super League Grand Final on the Saturday – finished in 65th place in a time of 1:16:04.
Michelle Thompson, meanwhile, set a new personal best for the distance by running 1:26:48, finishing in an overall 366th but 6th Over 35 female. Lily Partridge was 1st female finisher in 1:13:44.