Saturday 24th August

Its an early start to get 8 miles in along the Mersey to Victoria Park, Warrington in time for Parkrun. Warrington is the bit of a hub town in ultra running with many GB Ultras runners living in the area, so hopefully they are going to join me for a few miles. GB Ultras organise the very popular Liverpool to Manchester ultra marathon.
After Warrington the next target is the Trafford Centre, one of the foremost shopping and leisure destinations in the UK (mile 21). From there Manchester Cathedral is the target.
The route follows waterways and jogs past Old Trafford, home of Manchester United at mile 24.
Albert Schloss leisure venue, Albert Hall is just off the route towards the very end of the run.

Post Run
A post run breeze through Manchester Arndale
A night out in Manchester, including Chinatown and Hotel Football


6am Widnes

8am breakfast in Warrington by Victoria Park (8 miles)

9am Warrington Parkrun, Victoria Park, Warrington

10am leave Victoria Park

Vicki to pick up Lily from Manchester Airport (10.45am)

1pm – 3pm Trafford Centre (Mile 21)

3.45pm Old Trafford (Mile 24)
Salford Quay from Manchester Ship Canal
Albert Hall
4.30pm Manchester Cathedral (Mile 27)

Post run – a visit to The Lowry Hotel to try the Cryotherapy Centre

Further possible visits

Manchester Arndale
Monument to Vimto
Hotel Football

Fuel: Eccles Cake, Black Pudding, Manchester Tart, Vimto, Sweet and Sour Chicken.

Audio: Oasis, Hollies, Charlatans, The Fall, Elbow, Happy Mondays, Buzzcocks, Stone Roses