Ed takes on the Great Manchester Run for St Ann’s

Find out why one of our supporters decided to take part in the Great Manchester Run for St Ann’s.

By News Team on April 13, 2022

The Great Manchester Run will be taking place on Sunday 22nd May 2022, with 10km and half marathon routes.

This year we are bring back the Sixty in 60 challenge. It is simple – we want 60 people to take part in this year’s Great Manchester Run in aid of St Ann’s – and for each participant to aim to finish the 10km distance in 60 minutes.   

The Sixty in 60 challenge will be open to all St Ann’s runners but this is an optional challenge for runners who wish to push themselves further for the hospice. We would still love to also welcome other runners who would like to complete the run in their own time, as part of #TeamStAnns. 

One of our supporters, Ed Cutler, shares why he decided to take part in the Great Manchester Run for St Ann’s.

It's been a few years since I last took part in the Manchester 10k, so when I saw that St Ann's were running the Sixty in 60 Challenge again this year, I leapt at the chance to be in that number. "It will certainly be a different type of challenge to get myself running at a quicker pace again, having trained to run at a slow and steady pace for the marathon last year. But, I'm really excited to get back out on the streets of Manchester. The crowds are always amazingly supportive (and seem to shout a bit louder when they see a St Ann's vest) so they'll no doubt provide all the positive energy I need to keep the pace up!
St Ann's are innovators in palliative care, never scared to stick to the Manchester adage to 'do things differently'. As the architect on the new building at the Hospice's Heald Green site, I've spent a good few years getting to know the clinical, executive and fundraising teams at St Ann's, as well as a number of patients and supporters. The fantastic care and support that everyone at the hospice offers patients, and their families & friends, is beyond words. Whenever I am in the hospice and witness the smiles, laughter, humility and warmth flowing from the staff and volunteers, I am reminded why I continue to take on these challenges to raise vital funds for the charity. Ed Cutler

Team members running for St Ann’s will get free entry into the run, we’re asking that runner try to raise a minimum of £200 sponsorship for St Ann’s for the 10km distance, or £300 for the half marathon.

Runners will also have the opportunity to attend training events, will receive a free #TeamStAnns running vest and a special fundraising pack.

There will also be a post-event party to celebrate the achievements of the runners.  

Take on the challenge and join us for Sixty in 60!

For more information, or to sign up, please click the link below, email events@sah.org.uk or call 0161 498 3631. 

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