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We Love Manchester 10K Run

13 Jul 2014 to

We Love Manchester 10K

We had a fantastic time at the 2014 We Love Mancester 10k! With over 3,000 runners joining us at the Etihad Campus, the race welcomed runners of all ages and abilities for a great 10k event. 

Official photos are available at   We have uploaded photos to our Sports Tours International Facebook page

The winner of the 2014 We Love Manchester 10k race was Mohammed Abu-Rezeq, who made an impressive time of 30:39, with the women's 10k being won by Jessica Coulson in a time of 34:04.

For more information about the 2015 We Love Manchester 10k, please sign up to our newsletter. Can't wait that long until our next 10k? Don't forget we still have two 10k's to go yet! Take a look at the City of Salford 10k and the Grand 10k at Aintree pages for more information. 

With the majority of runners competing for their chosen charity and individual good causes, Manchester's Lord Mayor, Susan Cooley started the race. Commenting on the event Lord Mayor of Manchester  said;

'Manchester's very own charity is the WE LOVE Mcr charity, and I am delighted to have welcomed so many people running for their own and good causes as well as the City's'

Race director, Graham, Jackson said; 'firstly I would like to thank all those who ran, friends and family as well as the  Manchester City Council, Mercedes Manchester and the We Love Manchester Charity for their fantastic support. Our event gets bigger each year but we are committed to ensuring it is a friendly race for all standards. We want all of our races to be an opportunity for friends, families and first time runners to enjoy the benefits of running'

Check out the official video from the 2014 We Love Manchester 10k below: 

The main results of the day included:

For the third year in succession the men's 10k was won by Abu-Rezeq in a time of 30:39, with the women's 10k being won by Jessica Coulson in a time of 34:04.

Top 3 Men

1.Mohammed Abu-Rezeq 30:39

2.Andy Norman 32:00

3.Dave Norman 32:03


Top 3 Women

1.Jessica Coulson 34:04

2.Amanda Crook 35:46

3.Gin Paletta: 36:31


Vets - Men

•40+ James Moles 36:37

•45+ Steve Pennington 36:40

•50+ Graham Chesters 38:50

•55+ Paul Clarke 43:47

•60+ Stanley Owen 37:17

•70+ David Philips 46:36


Vets - Women

•35+ Katherine Dixon 44:36

•40+ Liz McLellan 43:12

•45+ Siobhan Halligan 47:10

•50+ Jan Curran 47:26

•55+ Carol Hey 54:39 

•60+ Janice Needham 44:24


Altrincham won the Mens’ Team events. Stockport Harriers won the Womens’ Team events. 

Team Swinton  won the Bird Consultancy 10k Corporate Challenge. 

You can find the find full results at


Enjoyed this race? Don't forget you can sign up to our next 10k events now! Join us for the City of Salford 10k and the Grand Aintree 10k now and save £10 off your entry when you enter before 31st July. Hope to see you all there! 


The 2014 We Love Manchester 10k Run returns on Sunday 13th July 2014, with its traditional start and finish at the Regional Athletics Track, Sportcity, next to the Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City FC.

The officially measured route of the City of Manchester 10k run, which the event is sometimes better known as, starts on the track before heading out through Sportcity and on to closed roads around the local area.  After a first loop of around 6.5km, the City of Manchester 10k comes back into the Campus for the start of a second loop and a finish on the track itself, in front of hundreds of cheering friends, family and supporters. This Manchester 10k is well known as one of the most friendliest 10k races around!

Take a look at the race course map here.

2013 saw 3,000 runners enter the We Love Manchester 10k Run, so we expect numbers to be higher in 2014.  You can find a report of the 2013 We Love Manchester in association with K-Swiss on our website.

Changes to the 2014 We Love Manchester 10k

For 2014, we are making a number of improvements to the Manchester 10k as it continues to grow and be more popular.

  • Improved start to the race, with a faster exit from the stadium area
  • Medal and a commemorative t-shirt given to all finishers
  • Speedier collection process for the medal and t-shirt
  • There will be more entertainment at the event

This is in addition to many of the other existing elements of the event including:

  • Free car parking onsite
  • Chip timing
  • Web results
  • Water station on route plus at the finish - in the event of a very warm day, additional water will be available.
  • Massages provided by local physios
  • Event photography service
  • Route markers every 1km
  • Marshalled race route on closed roads

The 2014 We Love Manchester 10k run starts at 09:30am, so we advise you to arrive before 9am, as the roads close locally.

The minimum age for participating in the event is 15 years old.

Address of the event: SportCity, Etihad Campus, Manchester M11 3FF.

Prizes for the 2014 We Love Manchester 10k

There will be cash prizes for the first 3 in each of the men's and the women's categories of:


  1. £250 for the winner
  2. £150 for the runner up
  3. £75 for third place


Also, prizes for the various age group categories.

Please note, if you win a prize in the overall places, you do not qualify for your age group prize.


The Bird Consultancy Corporate Challenge 

All runners are entered as individuals - no upper age limit but minimum age for the race is 15. You also have the choice of being part of one team. 

- A Corporate Team consists of 3 runners, this can be all men, women or mixed.

- Your company/group/team can enter as many people as you like.

- Choose your team name.

- The winning team will be the one with the lowest aggregate time for their first three runners across the finish line. The first 3 out of your team would be team A / the next 3 would become team B and so on.... 

- You can also compete internally, meaning you can divide into exact teams. ie, marketing, accounts, sales etc..  



If you have any questions regarding the Manchester 10k, please send an email to



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We Love MCR Charity


WeLoveMCR Charity 

Known as ‘the people’s run’, the We Love MCR 10k raises money for the We Love MCR Charity (The Lord Mayor of Manchester’s Charity Appeal Trust).

The Charity is locally focused and its primary aim is to improve the lives, aspirations and life chances of Manchester people and build stronger communities.

The Charity supports local Community Groups, Organisations and Charities aiming to improve the circumstances of people and communities within the City of Manchester.

It is proud to be a Manchester Charity for Manchester people. To see what we do please visit our or follow on twitter @mcr_charity


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