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Greater Manchester Marathon
Topic posted by AnotherPete ... dated:27 October 2011
I've just had a message on Twitter announcing that on 29th April next year the "Greater Manchester Marathon" is being run in Trafford.  Details are here.
 
Note that if you live in Partington, Carrington, anywhere on or off Church Road or Urmston Lane you'll be affected by it due to road closures etc.  The route map etc. is on the website.
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:01 April 2017

The bus stop at Davyhulme Circle for Urmston has a notice in place. It advises that the bus here will be re-routed because of the Marathon. It goes on to say that the next nearest stop is at.....Davyhulme Circle.

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:31 March 2017

Just a reminder - the Marathon will be visited upon us yet again this Sunday. And this time round, they seem to be blocking the roads from even earlier on. If you live south of Church Road or Stretford Road or Urmston Lane, you have problems.

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Reply posted by Rozzer ... dated:05 March 2017

To-day I recieved my Council Tax bill. With it came details of this years, " Trafford Marathon."

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Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:05 January 2017
The marathon will be passing through Carrington, Flixton, Urmston and Stretford on Sunday 2nd April this year - same route around our area as previous years, so expect the same road closures etc. 
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Reply posted by Edward ... dated:22 April 2016
A little late in the day to discover it now.
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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:21 April 2016

Oops! Greater Manchester Marathon course was 380m short, says measuring body! 

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Reply posted by Tom ... dated:08 April 2016

I ran it last year but won't be doing it this year as I haven't trained enough for a full marathon.  To be honest though, the route is a bit boring - it'd be much better if it went down Deansgate or something.  There's very little to see or do when running along Chester Road.

I might do the Liverpool one later this year.

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:07 April 2016

And it's a slightly different route this year, according to TfGM, with Talbot Road and parts of Chester Road completely closed. 

TfGM has also published a list of bus service diversions - but it only tells half a tale, with no mention of what happens to the 22, 23 or 245 routes.

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:30 March 2016

Notices are up for the event along Church Road 10th April. Plan accordingly.
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:12 April 2015

As a reminder, this event is next week. Make your plans as best you can and don't get caught out.
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:20 March 2015

You will have to explain that Mrmech, it does not make any sense.
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Reply posted by Mrmechanic ... dated:20 March 2015

Its funny until, you are short of memory and can only visit sick or loved ones on that day, its funny until you cant walk to the shops and need assistance, its funny until you are poorly in the mind and cant face crowds, its all funny until.

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:20 March 2015

What a laugh, end of? whats that all about? This is a forum it will go on. Steak you should know better, people do not read the full story. Sorted, end of. Ha! Ha! Brill.
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Reply posted by George ... dated:20 March 2015

Steak,

The solution was given to you several times: prepare in advance!

It took me less than 5 mins to find an alternative route to go from Urmston to Seymour Grove by looking at the Greater Manchester Marathon's Road Closure information flyer (2004) (includes a map):

M60 - M602 - A57 - Stretford road - Seymour Grove: 30mins instead of usual 20mins!

End of!

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Reply posted by Mrmechanic ... dated:19 March 2015

Fair pont Wozza, yet how sad it is we have to rely on charity, whilst giving millions away every day to other people and or organisations, I have never known a man borrow money to give it away, yet that is the case,sad indeed.

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Reply posted by Wozza ... dated:19 March 2015

Although it may cause some disruption and I live on the route so am put out as everyone else, the people who give their time and energy to raising vital funds for charities that one day might offer support to anyone of us is in my opinion worth a bit of disruption. Maybe we should put more enegry into making a difference to those who need it.

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Reply posted by Mrmechanic ... dated:18 March 2015

If people have issues, run it cross country, the meadows stretch far and wide and you can still support the people by a short walk, you can go for miles via the trail and a lot is flat, job done.

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Reply posted by Steak ... dated:18 March 2015

NicUrms, I am afraid you are the one wittering on about something you don't understand, last year I explained what the problem was and not one person came up with a solution other than to leave home for the full day as there was no simple solution, it is not a simple case of park the car somewhere else to avoid it. I you bothered to read last years post you would understand rather than just have a go. End of.
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Reply posted by NicUrms ... dated:17 March 2015

Are you seriously still wittering on about this, Steak?  You knew when and where the road closures were taking place, sometimes thing overrun or start a bit earlier, it wouldn't have been a big deal to arrange whatever your day entailed accordingly.

I live on Church Road, I moved my car the morning of the race as I'd had plenty of notice to do this; as did everyone I know.  I had no problems and I'm sure I won't this year.

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Reply posted by Steak ... dated:16 March 2015

Roady, I have not had a pop at you and I don't know you or wish to know you, I was having a pop at your remarks. I once again beg the question did you bother reading last years remarks that I made, if not you should not have a go at me, good for the goose and all that. I have never complained about the Marathon or the purpose of it I think it is a great fund raiser for needy reasons, my only gripe is about the poor organisation of it, so deal with it I do. If you want to have a pop you should read all the facts first.
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Reply posted by Roady ... dated:16 March 2015

Nope, not having a go or talking rubbish, do you know me? do you know what I have to do at weekend? it seems you are the one having a pop at someone you have not the first idea about.

I know the day is coming, I know it is going to a hassle for me, I do plan ahead.

I am sorry if you can't find a way to deal with the day and it is a problem but at the end it is one day where many people are putting themselves out to raise money for others.

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Reply posted by Steak ... dated:16 March 2015

Sorry Roady, but you are talking rubbish did you bother to read about the problems last year or do you just want to have a go. 
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Reply posted by Roady ... dated:15 March 2015

It is simple to park your car where it has access to open roads, you are not the only one with commitments for goodness sake. you know the day of closure, you know the route, you should plan the whole day as a problem like we have to do, at the most it will add five minutes to your schedule.

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Reply posted by Tom ... dated:15 March 2015

Thanks Divad, I'm 90% certain I'll be able to do it, the 10% uncertainty is the possibility of injuries during training.

I'm actually quite pleased I like running (only started in December) as I work away a lot and can't take the bike with me.  I will be doing about 15 foreign trips this year so that's plenty of interesting places to go running in :)

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Reply posted by Steak ... dated:15 March 2015

Roady I think you are right when you say you don't understand the problem, I explained the problem that faced a carer last year in detail, it's alright for those of us who can just put our feet up for the day or cheer the runners on. But some people have to carry on working for the sake of others and it simply is not possible to just park your car over the road or go at a different time, but everything could be so much better if they stick to the information provided to the public and stop the little employed hitlers doing thier own thing on the day. We are all for the Marathon it is for a very good cause but please can we get some brains behind the organisation of it.
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Reply posted by Roady ... dated:14 March 2015

I don't understand the problem? we know the day the roads close, just get up and if you need to go out move your car to a location so you can get on with your day. I live off Church road and it has never really caused a problem and after all it is mainly folk running to raise money for charity.

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Reply posted by Steak ... dated:14 March 2015

In reply to the writers about the so called moaners about road closures last year lets just see if they are any better organisedf this year with regards to the times of road closures because last year it was a complete shambles. They give out the information in good time but it is useless if they don't stick to it.
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Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:14 March 2015

Rozzer - the full name of the event is actually the "Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford". Look at the website if you don't believe me. 

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Reply posted by Oscar ... dated:13 March 2015

Are you going to throw a hissy fit if someone gets too close and put the footage on youtube?

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