Heart MCR Run - 22nd May 2018

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On the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena Bombing I created a large scale We Love Manchester art piece.  I ran a 67 mile long route making a #WeLoveManchester heart across the city, 8 miles high and 8 miles wide.  The attack was sickening but I found our city's response to it inspiring and hopeful.  I was just trying to capture a small part of that a year on.

If you feel inspired please donate to the North West Air Ambulance using the JustGiving page.

A video featuring all the people who joined me on the run!

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The Route

It took over 18 hours to run the 67 mile line to create the letters MCR and the heart.  The route snaked through Manchester, Trafford, Salford, and Stockport stopping outside of some of the the A&E departments where the wounded were treated a year ago, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Wythenshawe, and Salford Royal Hospital.  I also visited Old Trafford, Etihad Stadium, Manchester City Centre, The Trafford Centre, and had lunch at the Bowling Green Pub in Chorlton.

We also stopped at Manchester Arena at around 11.30pm, an hour later than expected as I was trying to mark the time a year on from the attack.  But we took some time to reflect when we arrived then pushed on for the last section and finished around 1.30am.

Follow Me

I have been sharing photos, videos, comments, and links to news articles on the following social media accounts:  



Please share my progress and send messages to me while I run using the hashtag #HeartMcrRun.  And I'll be using #WeLoveManchester #ManchesterBombing and #NWAA in all my tweets.

 My Inspiration - Image: Manchester Evening News

My Inspiration - Image: Manchester Evening News

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 Me at Mile 65 - ThunderRun 2017

Me at Mile 65 - ThunderRun 2017

Thank You!

A huge thank you to everyone who supported me, who came out to meet me on the day and those that ran with me for 200 meters and those who ran with me for 25 miles!

And thanks to all the people who have sponsored me to raise funds for the North West Air Ambulance!

I am a member of the Chorlton Runners.  Thank you to everyone in the club who has offered their support on this and all my other projects, I couldn't do it without you!

Watch The Videos

Check out the videos from the run on my youtube channel.  The first is a video of all people I met and ran with on the day with some comments on the places I visited.  The second (coming soon) video will be a music video. See them here: http://bit.ly/SeeYouAtTheFinishLine

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