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3 minutes with – Manchester Frontrunners

Published: 31 July 2018 Tags: Manchester Frontrunners By Charlotte Goldsbrough

This week we catch up with Paula Medley to find out a little bit more about Manchester Frontrunners and their upcoming ‘Super Saturday

Event’ event.

Tell us a little about your group?

Manchester Frontrunners (MFR for short) are part of International

Frontrunners, a network of LGBT running clubs all over the world. The Manchester club was formed in 2005, and has been growing ever since. We now have approximately 120 members, and whilst the majority of our members are from the LGBT Community, we are open to everyone. We welcome and cater for all ability of runners, whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned long distance runner.

How often do you meet?

We run 3 times a week, and meet for socials twice a week as well. The club is established to encourage LGBT people to get involved in running, to improve their running, and also provide a welcoming group for people to make new friends and socialise.

We organise socials after our runs each Thursday and Saturday,

And you don’t have to have run to join us.

Tell us about your event?

On Saturday 18th August 2018, we are running an event called 'Super Saturday' at Longford Park, Stretford. This is our usual Saturday run where we would like to invite you to come and meet the club. There will be a gentle run around the Mersey Valley of varying distances. This will be followed be a picnic brunch and some activities in the park (think rounders, swing ball) where you can come and meet the club members and find out more about running with us. If you want to come along for the run, we would ask you get to Longford Park for 9.45am for a 10am start. If you just want to come along to the brunch, this will be taking place from 11am. There is use of showers at Longford Park Stadium which cost £2. Please note these are communal showers.

We look forward to meeting you!

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