May. 21st, 2016

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I'll be running the Great Manchester Run for the 3rd time tomorrow. Excitements include a major difference of opinion on the subject of the weather from the two apps on my phone (one thinks the sun will be out, the other thinks it will be chucking it down with rain) and the closure of Oxford Road coupled with the refusal of Transport for Greater Manchester to provide any information about which buses will be going where tomorrow. I suppose I will just have to leave early. I gather there is a "charity village" where I can hang out if I arrive ridiculously ahead of my start time.

In more genuine excitement, BBC 2 will be filming the run. They filmed it in 2014 but since my wave didn't set off until after the show had ended, there didn't seem to be much chance of anyone seeing me. This time I'm in the white wave (no. 10644) which sets off at 11.55am. The live race coverage is from 11am - 1pm so I reckon there's about a 1 in a 1,000 chance that someone watching might catch sight of me!!

I'm running in aid of Manchester Children's Hospital but I'm fairly sure that the cost of the T-shirt has now been covered by donations - though, I suppose, if I try really hard at helping myself to freebies in the charity village I might still manage to cost them more than I've raised.

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