#Mcrmetproud Take On Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run

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To sign up for the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run, visit greatrun.org/manchester

FROM staff to students and from experienced runners to first-time novices, the Manchester Metropolitan University contingent for the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run is as diverse as they come.

People of all abilities from across the faculties have signed up to be a member of #McrMetProud team tackling the flagship sporting challenge on Sunday May 28.

Today marks three months to go until the city’s roads are thronging with all manner of runners and well-wishers.

With more than 250 entrants so far, the University’s orange-clad cohort will certainly stand out at the start line of this year’s 10k race.

Neil Hurren, the University’s Strategic Lead for Sport, said: “We are so pleased that hundreds of Manchester Metropolitan University staff and students are taking part in the 10k already, still with time left to register.

“We have people challenging themselves to complete their first run, a team of power-walkers, and seasoned runners pushing themselves for a personal best.

“There are many motivations but only one team and with a fantastic support network here, we will see runners, joggers and walkers over the finish line.

“Whether people are running on the day, cheering, or volunteering, the impact of the 10k on the University is already huge and will continue to grow until race day. We can’t wait.”

Manchester Met participants are busy sharing everything from training tips to nutritional know-how among themselves ahead of the landmark 15th edition of the city’s showcase event.

And it is not just those in the trainers and T-shirts who have heeded the call to make a difference.

Undergraduates and post-graduates continue to volunteer their time by providing physiotherapy, supplying healthy eating tips and recruiting runners in the lead-up to the big day.

They will be also bring alive a dedicated university cheering spot alongside the course to provide support and entertainment from the sidelines as the #McrMetProud entrants come past.

Many of those running will be raising money in the form of donations for a variety of causes including the University’s own First Generation campaign to help talented pupils become the first member of their family to access and perform well in higher education.

You can find out more by visiting www.mmu.ac.uk/mcrmetrun

To sign up for the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run, visit greatrun.org/manchester