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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.
Re: Greater Manchester Marathon
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:15 March 2020

Confirmed on the marathon website too.

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:15 March 2020

This year's Marathon has been postponed (says the MEN), because of the corona virus. A new date will be announced once conditions allow.

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Reply posted by Rozzer ... dated:03 March 2020

Good.

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:02 March 2020

The 2020 GM Marathon will be run on Sunday 5th April. For a change, it does not pass through Urmston or Flixton. It seems to go south along the A56 from Manchester to Altrincham, returning via Timperley, Sale and Old Trafford.

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:09 October 2019

Only half a Marathon, but yes, we've got another day of road closures and bonkers bus diversions. Sunday 12th October sees the Manchester Half Marathon shutting down Chester Road again. Perversely the TfGM website tells us that "we strongly recommend the use of public transport", but:

The 15, 18, 23, 25, 255 and 256 are all diverted via Lostock Road and Junction 9 of the M60. Even the 84A gets diverted, via Moss Lane and then Jn 9 of the M60. The 245 will only run between the Trafford Centre and what used to be the Robin Hood pub at Stretford (and is thus the only bus operating along Stretford Road and Urmston Lane). At least we're promised a normal Sunday service on the trains.

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Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:07 April 2019

Advance warning - next year's marathon takes place on 5th April 2020. According to the website the 2020 route will have a three mile section around the centre of Manchester, but no info on whether the route will still come through Urmston as yet. 

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Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:30 March 2019

Aardvark - there are loads of signs along the route. Take a look along Church Road for example. 

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:27 March 2019

I think I've seen one notice board up in Flixton, and nothing in Urmston yet.

Meanwhile, the Council's website is going on about yet another Marathon, on Sunday 19th May. This one is really only a half marathon though and mainly affects Old Trafford.

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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:26 March 2019
My Council Tax bill is delivered by email - no marathon information included but I did read the numerous road signs.

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Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:22 March 2019

There was also a leaflet about it in everybody's council tax bill. Shouldn't be a surprise to anybody, and yet it always seems to be. 

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:22 March 2019

And it's back, again. Sunday 7th April. Church Road, Stretford Road and Urmston Lane all closed westbound, with no access allowed to or from properties on the south side of these roads. All local bus services stuffed, but the trains will be running normally. More information can be found on the TfGM website.

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:13 October 2018

I learned today that Chester Road will be blocked TOMORROW, 14th October, for yet another road race. This time it's a half marathon, but it still involves the A56 from Trafford Bar to somewhere in Timperley. Avoid Stretford.

The organisers laughingly advise us to ditch our cars and use the tram, which would be great if we could get across Chester Road. The bus services are butchered in the usual fashion. A few inadequate details are available at www.manchesterhalfmarathon.com/route/road-closure-info.

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Reply posted by Rozzer ... dated:09 April 2018
JohnH, thank you for that.
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Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:09 April 2018
The south-bound stretch of Brooklands Road is in Manchester
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Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:09 April 2018

Next year's marathon will be on Sunday 7th April.

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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:07 April 2018
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Reply posted by Rozzer ... dated:07 April 2018
Why is it called The Greater Manchester Marathon, when it is all run in Trafford?
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:05 April 2018

Sunday 8th April, mark the date as it is the Greater Manchester Marathon. For the local portion of the race it will take in Church Road through to Stretford Road as usual. Expect road closures and delays.
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Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:10 October 2017

Plenty of information here http://www.manchesterhalfmarathon.com/home/

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:09 October 2017

Not quite the Marathon but a new half marathon. This will be visited upon us on Sunday (15th). I can't find any detailed information about it but posters at bus stops say there will be next to no buses on Stretford Road. As far as I can make out, the runners will be using Chester Road as far as Sale. That should be fun with the road works at Stretford.

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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.

Re: Greater Manchester Marathon
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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