Great Manchester Run 2015
It’s a rare occurrence that the sun shines in Manchester but it certainly did for this year’s Great Manchester Run.
Our very own Accounts Administrator, Andy Rosthorn decided to get on his running shoes in aid of raising money for a great cause, Leukemia and Lymphoma Research.
An estimated 40,000 people took part in the 10km race which is Europe’s largest 10km event, set up as a legacy event after the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Famous marathon runner Haile Gebrselassie was competing in the elite men’s race along with numerous celebrities taking part.
The race followed routes around various landmarks in Manchester including the famous Old Trafford football stadium and MediaCity in Salford Quays, before heading back towards the finish line along Deansgate in the city centre.
Andy finished the race in 51:32, a personal best and a time he was proud of. In total he raised an impressive £320 with Silicone Engineering adding a generous contribution to the final amount.
Andy said “The atmosphere and camaraderie on the day was amazing and I was really pleased with the amount raised for such a great charity which is close to my heart”
Although finding the race challenging, Andy is now thinking of competing in this year’s Salford 10km in September so we look forward to more pictures of the budding athlete in his stride!
Well done from all at Silicone Engineering!
Andy (left) and his friend Gary Rawnsley