BUPA Manchester 10k Success

Publish Date: 28/05/2013

On Sunday 26th May, on a very warm and sunny Manchester day, 24 runners took on the BUPA Manchester 10k challenge.  in support of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation.

Participants ran wearing 'I'm running against homophobia' vests, and between them raised over £3,200.  This amazing figure will help ensure that The Lesbian & Gay Foundation can continue making a difference to the lives of thousands of lesbian, gay and bisexual people each year. 

Martin Cooper, pictured, was the fastest runner on the day, finishing in an incredible 41 minutes and 35 seconds. Michael Pollard (Polly), co-owner of Taurus Bar, Canal Street completed the race in 1 hour and 19 minutes, despite being told this time last year that he may never walk again.  Polly arrived to the post-race party at Taurus to a huge round of applause. 

Our team of volunteers helped cheer on the runners giving them much-needed encouragement and support, staying on their feet for four hours, waving Enough is Enough! placards and holding The LGF's banner. They received a fantastic response from other runners, getting lots of claps, thumbs up and high fives. 

Also a huge well done to James Derham who took part in the BUPA London 10000 on Monday 26th May.

To find out more about taking part in your own challenge for The LGF visit lgbt.foundation/fundraise.