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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 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.

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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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