Great Run News

Breast Cancer Survivor Gives An Important Message An Oldham woman, whose world fell apart when she was diagnosed with breast cancer just five months after giving birth to her third child, Emmerdale Star's Charity Challenge Chris Bisson is encouraging people to join him in a special challenge to raise money for St Ann’s Hospice at this year's Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run. Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run Inspired By Longfella Ahead of the upcoming 2019 event, the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run has worked with runners and well known Manchester faces to create a film showcasing the inspirational poem, Do Something, by the much-loved Mancunian poet Tony Walsh. Claire To Do Something She's Never Done Before Diagnosed with breast cancer a decade after she agreed to be a poster girl in a campaign encouraging gay women to check their breasts for lumps, Claire will take on this year’s Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run for the first time. Jess Dyer Proves She's Not A Quitter After taking on the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run to celebrate five years since she last attempted suicide, Jess continues to inspire people with how she overcame her battle with depression. Azeem Celebrates His Health With 2020 Ambition Born with no sight in his right eye and slight light perception in his left eye, Azeem has never let this act as a barrier in life and is now a Paralympic hopeful. Manchester's Fastest Businesses Revealed More than 180 businesses challenged 2,500 runners to take on the 10K or half marathon distance at the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 30,000 People Run Together in Manchester Around 30,000 runners and an even greater number of spectators took over the streets of the city for the 16th staging of the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run today. Mo's Manchester Victory As Dibaba Retains Crown Sir Mo Farah claimed a memorable victory on a day when Tirunesh Dibaba retained her crown as the queen of the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run. Manchester Runs Together At Great Manchester Run The City of Manchester will once again provide the stage for 30,000 runners as they take over the streets for the 16th staging of the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run on Sunday 20 May.